Civil War Records of Joshua Walcott Carr


Obituaries (2) for Joshua Walcott Carr

Maynard News, December 26, 1919

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Maynard Contractor was Civil War Veteran

   Joshua W. Carr, aged seventy-four, Civil war veteran and a local builder, died at his home, Elm court, Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock, of heart trouble, after an illness covering a period of four months. For the past ten days he was confined to his bed as a result of a decided change for the worse in his condition.
     Mr. Carr was born in Stow, son of Joel and Martha (Walcott) Carr. He volunteered as a member of a Marlboro company and was with the Fifty-Ninth Massachusetts Infantry from 1863-1865, and was in seven engagements. He received recognition for valiant service and received an honorable discharge as corporal. During his two years of service he came out unscathed, though there were many fatilities (sic) in his company.
     Mr. Carr came to Maynard to reside twenty-seven years ago; his first work was on the Nason street school building, recently destroyed by fire. Later he engaged in business and has built more than one hundred houses in Maynard.
     To those who were intimately acquainted with him he was a man they called a friend in its truest sense of the word. Many kindly acts performed by Mr. Carr are unknown, but he will live long in the memory of those who knew him best.
     He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Harry Frye, Alice and Edith Carr of this town, two sons, Leslie of Hudson, and Charles of Maynard; also two sisters, Mrs. George R. Jefts of Marlowe, N.H., Mrs. Hannah Jefts of Keene, N.H., and a brother, Nelson T. Carr, of Kansas City, Mo.
     The funeral will be from his late home on Elm court, Saturday afternoon, at 2 o’clock. Services will be conducted by Rev. Charles H. Parsons of the Methodist church, Burial will be in the family lot, Stow.


Concord Enterprise, December 31, 1919

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Joshua Carr Passed Away Wednesday Afternoon—Veteran of the Civil War

    Joshua Carr, Civil war veteran and highly respected resident, died at his home on Elm ct. Wednesday afternoon of heart trouble, following an illness of four months.
     Mr. Carr was 74 years of age, born in Stow and has been a resident of Maynard the past 27 years. He served in the 59th Massachusetts Infantry 1863-1865, was engaged in several heavy battles, and received and honorable discharge with the rank of corporal at the end of hostilities. During his residence in Maynard he was engaged as a contractor and built many of the homes of the town.
     He was of a quiet, retiring disposition with a kindly heart that was open and generous to those who knew him. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Harry Frye, Alice and Edith Carr, two sons, Charles of Maynard and Leslie of Hudson, and two sisters and a brother.
     Funeral services were held at his late home Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. Charles F. Parsons, pastor of the Methodist church, officiated. Vocal selections were rendered by Miss Bertha Bailey.
     A.D. Holt, James Carney and Henry Clark, Civil War veterans, served as guard of honor and with Harold Butterworth and Thos. Herron acted as bearers. Burial was in the family lot of Stow. A profusion of floral tributes marked the esteem and love of friends, relatives and neighbors.