At the end of this message is the link to President James A. Garfield's memorial service probably in Sadawga, Whitingham, Windam County, Vermont, The date of the service was Friday, September 30, 1881.
"Vermont Phoenix" (Brattleboro, VT) Fall 1881:
My title: President James A. Garfield's Memorial Service in Windham County, Vermont:
...H. C. Millington in a voice husky with emotion, and afterward sung by the choir, the thought that our beloved President had left us forever seemed to fill the mind of each one present and many eyes filled with tears. Remarks were made by H.C. Millington, C. Baker, Dr. Gillette, L.P. Mowry and lawyers, Hix, Temple and Briggs. All that was said showed a unity of sentiment in regard to the grand and nobel character of James A. Garfield; and when Dr. Gillette, who is in his long life of nearly four-scored years has studied the lives of our presidents carefully, said in a voice so full of emotion that he could hardly speak, that he believed that James A. Garfield came to his high office the best equipped in every respect to perform its duties of any one who ever held the office, all felt that his opinion was right.
Father Mowry said that Garfield, when a student at Williams, boarded in his family, and that then, as ever afterwards, his deportment was that of a gentleman, a scholar and a Christian. All went to their homes feeling that the nation is better and stronger for having before it the life and example of such a man as Garfield, that by his death the North and the South, the East and the West, are brought into closer fellowship with each other, and, in those now immortal words of... ========================================== My Note: My maternal 3 great grandparents were: L.P. Mowry [Lucius Potter Mowry 1806-1888] married Desire Kenyon [1807-1872]. President James A. GARFIELD was a student at Williams College in Williamstown, MA; he boarded with Mr. & Mrs. L.P. MOWRY at that time. Also, the Mowrys lived in Guilford, VT, Whitingham, VT, and Leyden, MA.