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The Daily Dispatch: December 31, 1860., [Electronic resource], Death of the last survivor of the battle of Bunker Hill. (search)
Death of the last survivor of the battle of Bunker Hill. --Ralph Farnham, of Acton, Maine, the last survivor of the battle of Bunker Hill, which took place on the 17th of June, 1775.--over a year before the independence of this country was declared — died while on a visit at Great Falls, New Hampshire, on the 26th inst., aged one hundred and four years five months and nineteen days. Mr. Farnham's home was on a farm of one hundred acres, situated about half a mile from the village of Acton, Me. The farm is managed by his second son, Mr. John Farnham, who is now sixty-three years old. The old patriot was the father of seven children, the eldest, who woul. As to spiritual the Holy Scriptures and the various institutions of religion — all of which are designed for our improvement here, and to prepare us to dwell in that better world above. If a kind Providence spares my life and health, you may expect to see me in Boston about the 8th of October Ralph Farnham. Your friend