Daughters of Union Veterans to hold memorial services


STONEHAM — The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-65 Hannah F. Richardson Tent #19 held their April meeting on April 27 at the Community Room in Stoneham with eight members present. The mystery prize was won by Loretta Andrews.

Tent 19 will attend church in Stoneham at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 22, for their memorial program which follows the church service.

Directly after the program, Tent 19 will conduct a memorial service at the grave of Civil War Veteran Charles Colby Flanders, who happens to be president Jones’ grandfather. He went into the Civil War at the age of 16 where he was engaged in the following battles: Cedar Creek, Winchester, Fishers Hill, Back Road Tom’s Brook, Wilson’s Raid, Waynesboro, Kearney’s Ville and Harness Shop, all in Virginia. The service will be held in Hillside Cemetery.

The next regular meeting will be Wednesday, May 25, at the Community Room, where they will honor the memory of deceased members.