Acton Memorial Library
Edwin Tarbell passed away at his home on School street Thursday morning, August 4, after an illness of many months. He was born on the old Hunt homestead 68 years ago and has resided in Acton all his life with the exception of time spent in the service of his country.
At the age of 24 he enlisted in the old 86th [sic] Mass. Regiment and marched through Baltimore. At the expiration of three months' service he reenlisted in the 26th Mass. regiment for three years and served his full time.
In 1866 he opened a general grocery store which he has conducted nearly up to the time of his sickness.
Mr. Tarbell had many friends, being a man of quiet disposition and one who loved his country and wished everyone well and proved himself a kind and faithful husband.
A widow and one brother, George, of Neponset, survive him.
Services were held Saturday at the Universalist church, conducted by Isaac Davis post 138 of which he was a member. Rev. F. S. Rice was officating clergyman. A quartet consisting of the Misses Fletcher, E. F. Richardson and Arthur Louden rendered several selections. Burial at Woodlawn.
Flowers were contributed by the following: Flag pillow, G. A. R.; basket sweet peas, W. R. C.; garland of asters and roses Geo. Tarbell; garland of roses, Mr. and Mrs. J. K. W. Wetherbee; wreath of roses and heliotrope, Mrs. Dora Tuttle and daughters; Easter lilies, friends ; sweet peas, Mrs. Lottie Flagg; bouquet, Mrs. Elbridge Wheeler; sweet peas, Mrs. Frank Hosmer; spray, Mrs. H. W. Tuttle; bouquet, Mrs. G. S. Ford; spray, Mrs. C. H. Fairbanks; bouquet, Mrs. W. S. Fletcher.