Erastus Coolbeth


Erastus Coolbeth

Death 1918 (aged 73–74)
Burial Newport Center, Orleans County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 85736852 View Source
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The following was supplied by: K.L. Bonnett

Civil War Veteran
Co H 5th New Hampshire Infantry
Although his name is Erastus W Coolbeth, he enlisted as
John Coolbeth as shown in Civil War Pension application by his
wife Eliza.

Enlisted as a substitute
Sep 1 1863 at Hudson,Wisconsin
Residence South Bolton, New Hampshire
Age 20
Discharged May 1 1865 Washington D.C.
The following was supplied by: Jane (#47569466)
Birth: 11/14/1843, Unknown
Death: 05/16/1918
Age: 20, credited to Newport, VT
Unit(s): 5th NH INF
Service: substitute, enl, South Bolton, NH, 9/1/63, m/i, Pvt, Co. H, 5th NH INF, 9/1/63, m/o 5/1/65, Washington, DC (enl as John Coolbeth)




Mr. Coobeth passed away May 16, after a long, painful illness. He was born in Lowell, Vt., Nov. 14, 1844. He was married Oct. 17, 1868 to Miss Eliza Smith. To their union were born three sons and three daughters; Chloe, Mrs. Adam Dunn of Island Pond, George of West Charleston; Vinnie, Mrs. Charles Rollins of West Newport, Ellen, Mrs. George Martin of New Haven, Conn., Albert of Newport, and Eben of this place, who were all here more or less to help in the care of their father in his last days, and all were here to attend the funeral. There were fourty-three grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren. This is the first time the family circle has been broken by death. They mourn the loss of a kind husband and father. He left with the assurance of his trust in the Saviour. Rev. J.J. Perkins of the Advent Church, assisted by the Rev. C.W. Kelley of the Methodist Church, and Rev. C.W. Morse officiated at the funeral. Interment was in the Center Cemetery. The bearers were the old veterans; Mr. Blake, Hiram Drown, Henry Buzzell, Mr. Randall, Mr. Coolbeth enlisted as a private in Co. H., 5th Regt., New Hampshire Infantry of the Civil War.

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