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Menomonie in Dunn County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Dr. Stephen Tainter

Revolutionary War Veteran

 
 
Dr. Stephen Tainter Marker <i>(front)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2009
1. Dr. Stephen Tainter Marker (front)
Inscription. 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.
(Continued on / from other side)
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.
 
Erected 2007 by the Wisconsin Historical Society; Wisconsin Society Sons of the American Revolution with contributions
Dr. Stephen Tainter Marker <i>(back)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2009
2. Dr. Stephen Tainter Marker (back)
from the Stephen Tainter Chapter and the George Washington Endowment Fund. (Marker Number 501.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution, and the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 44° 53.333′ N, 91° 54.678′ W. Marker is in Menomonie, Wisconsin, in Dunn County. Marker can be reached from North 5th Avenue / Evergreen Cemetery Road, 0.4 miles north of Northeast 13th Street and Shorewood Drive, on the left. Touch for map. Marker is in Evergreen Cemetery, an island. Marker is in this post office area: Menomonie WI 54751, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Evergreen Cemetery / Earliest Evergreen Burials (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stori House (approx. 1.2 miles away); In Honor of Company H (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mabel Tainter Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Historic Building (approx. 1.2 miles away); Gateway to the Historic Corridor (approx. 1.2 miles away); Chippewa Valley White Pine (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fine Meadows (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Menomonie.
 
Also see . . .  Evergreen Cemetery. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on July 30, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Dr. Stephen Tainter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2009
3. Dr. Stephen Tainter Marker
Dr. Stephen Tainter Grave image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2009
4. Dr. Stephen Tainter Grave
Nearby Civil War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2009
5. Nearby Civil War Memorial
(front) In memory of the Union Veterans of 1861 to 1865.
May their deeds of valor forever inspire love of liberty and country.
Erected by the Wm. Evans Woman's Relief Corps No. 7, of Menomonie, Wisconsin, 1901.
(back) In memory of those who sacrificed their lives in the Spanish-American War of 1898.
(base - clockwise) Gettysburg Appomattox Porto Rico Vicksburg
Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2009
6. Memorial
Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2009
7. Memorial
Cemetery Entrance Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 21, 2009
8. Cemetery Entrance Plaque
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.

Site #06001117; added 2006.
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Area of Significance: Landscape Architecture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 886 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 30, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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