Elbridge N. Streeter Obituary


Elbridge N. Streeter


Another Civil War Veteran and Good Citizen Gone to His Reward.—Another Vacancy in the “Boys’ Club.”

As we briefly announced in the previous issue of the MIRROR, Mr. Elbridge N. Streeter on June 30th succumbed to a complication of diseases which had been sapping his vitality for years and for the past few months had made him an almost helpless invalid.

Mr. Streeter was the son of Israel and Betsey Streeter, and the most of his early life was spent in North Dorset. He was an expert carpenter, having learned the trade with his father, and followed that calling much of his life. At the age of twenty-three he enlisted in the army, as carpenter of his regiment, but carried a gun during the time he was in active service and participated in some of the hardest fought battles of the rebellion. His army experience, however, greatly impaired his health to such an extent that he was placed on the roll of the deserving pensioners of the United States government.

Mr. Streeter was twice married, his first wife being Melissa Ladd of North Dorset, and his second, Mrs. Viola Waite Moorehouse, who survives him. By his first wife one son was born to him, Mr. William C. Streeter, who now resides in Rutland.

A large number of Mr. Streeter’s Grand Army comrades attended the funeral, which was held at the church in this village on Thursday afternoon, July 2, and Messrs. D. P. Collins, Eugene McIntyre, Alvin Stearns and James Bowers bore the remains to their final resting place in the plot at the Dan by Cemetery. Rev. 0. E. Crooker of Rutland delivered the funeral discourse, and the following relatives and friends were among those in attendance from out of town: Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Waite, Mr. and I. L. Streeter, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Streeter and two children, Mr. and Mrs. Morton Parris, Mr. and Mrs. John B. Risdon, Mrs. Ada Nichols and two children of Rutland; Mr. Ira Waite of Peru, Mr. Beeman Waite of Wells, Miss Mildred Marshall of Manchester Center, Mr. D. E. Waite of Northampton, Mass.; Mrs. A. W. Streeter and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Israel Streeter of Dorset; Mrs. William Hill and two children of Tinmouth, Mr. C. J. Cook of Wallingford; Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Roberts and Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Bowen of East Dorset.

An excellent portrait of Mr. Streeter appears on the opposite page. He is the second one to lay down life’s bur-dens of the party of elderly gentlemen who were the guests of Hon. S. L. Griffith at Lake Griffith a year ago last month.

Card of Thanks. We, the undersigned, wish to sincerely thank all our friends and neighbors for the assistance which they so freely gave during the illness and death of a dear husband and father, and especially the singers at the funeral and the veterans who so kindly showed their respect by attending the funeral in a body.