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PVT: REUBEN E. BARTLETT of the 37th Massachusetts Infantry of Company F. Civil War Veteran of Monterey County.

Rueben E. Bartlett was born in Massachusetts in estimated 1843.  During the Civil War he enlisted into the 37th Massachusetts Infantry of Company F on July 28, 1862 out of Shutesbury and was mustered out in Washington on June 21, 1865. His wife’s name was Selinda Carvin Bartlett, they had five sons and two daughters, she past away on May 21, 1927. Rev. Rueben E. Bartlett was a Minister of the Gospel for many years for the Baptist Church. Rueben E. Bartlett answered final muster on August 6, 1912 and internment was made at El Carmelo Cemetery in Pacific Grove, California.

The following are transcriptions from the “Monterey Daily Cypress” Newspaper of the obituary and funeral notice.

BARTLETT, REUBEN E. (1843-1912) Pacific Grove, El Carmelo Cemetery

Monterey Daily Cypress August 7 1912
Death of Minister
Rev. R.E. Bartlett, Retired Baptist, Passed Away on Tuesday

Rev. R.E. Bartlett died at his home on Park street in this city on Tuesday afternoon after a short illness.  He was a native of Massachusetts and was sixty-nine years of age.

Besides a widow, the deceased leaves five sons and two daughters to mourn his loss.  He was a veteran of the civil war and was a member of the thirty-seventh Massachusetts volunteers, who formed a part of the Sixth army corps, the division of the army that the rebels always dreaded to meet in battle.

Mr. Bartlett was a minister of the Gospel and preached for many years in the Baptist Church.

The funeral will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 at the residence on Park street.

Monterey Daily Cypress Aug 9, 1912
Ministers Funeral
Rev. Mr. Bartlett Buried With Grand Army Honors

The funeral of the late Rev. Reuben E. Bartlett was held from the residence on Park street this afternoon at 2:30 and it was conducted under the direction of Undertaker J.K. Paul.

Rev. Mr. Salsman of Montana, and Rev. Leslie M. Burwell were the officiating clergymen.

The beautiful flag service of the Grand Army was read by Mrs. Wallace C. Brown, president of Fairchild Circle, and a small American flag was placed upon the breast of the departed comrade.

At the grave touching service of the Grand Army of the re public was given by members of Fairchild Post, of which deceased was an honored member.

Many friends showed their love and esteem by bringing beautiful floral offerings in memory of the deceased.

Compiled and Submitted: by Tim P. Reese, PCC

Camp Abe Lincoln #10 based out of Santa Cruz, Ca

Dept. of Calif. and Pacific

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

P. O. Box 1641, Monterey, Ca. 93942-1641


Sep 2009



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