Dr. Stephen Tainter

Dr. Stephen Tainter (HME0W)

Location: Menomonie, WI 54751 Dunn County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 53.333', W 91° 54.678'

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Revolutionary War Veteran

Up the hill on the left lies patriot Dr. Stephen Tainter, born October 13, 1760, in Westborough, Massachusetts. He first enlisted in December 1776, at the age of sixteen, as a drummer with Captain Kimball's company in Colonel Sparhawk's Massachusetts regiment. During the next three years, Tainter enlisted five more times. During the course of the Revolution, Tainter served with several Massachusetts militias that were stationed at various times in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Vermont, and New Jersey.
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According to his pension application, after the war Tainter practiced "physic" (medicine) for about thirty years in various places, including Somers, Connecticut; Bradford and New Fane, Vermont; Ludlow and Sheldon, Massachusetts; and Gainesville and Wethersfield, New York. In 1839, Dr. Tainter moved west to Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin Territory, to live with his children. In 1846, he moved to Utica, Crawford County. There, Stephen Tainter died on July 11, 1847, at the age of 86 years, 9 months. Later his grandson, Captain Andrew Tainter, relocated his body to Evergreen Cemetery, Menomonie, where he rests today.
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HM NumberHME0W
Series This marker is part of the Sons of the American Revolution series, and the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series.
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Marker Number501
Year Placed2007
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society; Wisconsin Society Sons of the American Revolution with contributions from the Stephen Tainter Chapter and the George Washington Endowment Fund
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 8:36pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 585971 N 4971183
Decimal Degrees44.88888333, -91.91130000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 53.333', W 91° 54.678'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 53' 19.98" N, 91° 54' 40.68" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15448-15708 Evergreen Cemetery, Menomonie WI 54751, US
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