Age: 26, credited to Wardsboro, VTVITALS
Birth: 08/10/1837, Derby, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Brownington Cemetery, Brownington, VT
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Mr. Stephen Burrows died at his home here last Monday after an illness of four days with pneumonia. Mr. Burrows was born in Coventry August 10, 1837, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Moody Burrows, his father being a prominent citizen of his time. His early youth was spent in Coventry, but while a young man he went to Brownington, Vt., and while there he met and married Miss Martha Humphrey, a resident of that town. Mr. and Mrs. Burrows at once located near Brownington village, where they remained for a few years when they removed to this village. In 1862 Mr. Burrows enlisted in Company H, 9th Regt., Vt. Vols., and made a creditable record as a gallant soldier. At the end of two years, he was discharged because of wounds which incapacitated him for duty. He then returned to his home here where he resided until his death, with the exception of three years spent in North Hatley, P.Q., where he acted as station agent for the Connecticut and Passumpsic railroad company. Mr. Burrows had held the office of town clerk and had been elected to many other offices within the gift of his townsmen. He joined the church about thirty-five years ago, and at the time of his death was a member of the Methodist church in this place. He was a liberal supporter of the society and was an active worker in everything pertaining to the church. He was a kind husband and father, and a valued neighbor. He was a pleasant, genial man and always had a kind word for all. A noble, Christian gentleman, he won the esteem and respect of his neighbors and all with whom he came in contact and his death will be regretted by all. He had helped to build up our little village and was always interested in whatever seemed to be in the best interests of the community. He leaves a wife, one son, W. H. Burrows of this village, three brothers, Benjamin of this town and two others in Manchester, N.H. The funeral was held on Wednesday. A prayer was held at the house and the funeral services were then held at the church and were conducted by the Rev. G.C. McDonald. The large attendance of sympathizing neighbors and friends and the beautiful floral display testified to the esteem in which the deceased was held. The member of the G.A.R. attended in a body and conducted the services at the grave.
Orleans County Monitor, May 23, 1904
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.