- Associated Press - Sunday, October 18, 2015

BOSTON (AP) - A Boston man who carried a storied history as a veteran of the War of 1812 has finally gotten a gravestone - 159 years after a promise was made to put a monument there.

The Boston Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1kgnfo7 ) a local historian and a veteran’s agent unveiled the gravestone for Lt. Josiah Bacon on Saturday in front of nearly 100 people at Everett’s Woodlawn Cemetery.

Historian and retired school teacher Ernie Sullivan says he researched Bacon’s career, but couldn’t find his gravestone. He and Joseph Hickey, Everett’s director of Veteran Services, petitioned the Veterans Administration, which researched Bacon’s story and cut the stone marker.

Sullivan says that throughout Bacon’s life, the man played the roles of soldier, leader of the Whig Party in Massachusetts, state representative and philanthropist.


Information from: Boston Herald, https://www.bostonherald.com

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