Acton Memorial Library
Captain Aaron C. Handley of South Acton died Thursday afternoon from paralysis. His age was 73 years and he was a native of the town and had always resided within its limits.
He was a veteran of the late war and captain of the Davis Guards in the old Sixth regiment. He was also captain of Co. E, Twenty-sixth Massachusetts volunteers, and was a member of Isaac Davis post, G.A.R. He represented his town in the general court for three years.
His father was in active service in the war of 1812 and his grandfather was a Revolutionary soldier.
He leaves a widow and two daughters.
The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at the Congregational church, Rev W.R. Buxton officiating. The remains were escorted from the house by Isaac Davis post, G.A.R.
Beside a widow and two daughters, three sisters of deceased are living in town: Mrs. Samuel Jones, Mrs. Daniel Tuttle, and Mrs. Edward Tuttle.
Captain Handley was a man highly respected by his townsmen; in politics he was a Democrat. The remains were placed in the old cemetery.