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Cutler, Cornelius W.

Age: 25, credited to Woodford, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 8/26/61, m/i 9/21/61, PVT, Co. A, 4th VT INF, reen 12/15/63, pr CPL 10/29/63, pr SGT 5/23/65, m/o 7/13/65

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Birth: 11/09/1835, Woodford, VT
Death: 05/26/1903

Burial: City Cemetery, Woodford, VT
Marker/Plot: 1
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 65967975
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

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Woodford Drowning
Cornelius Cutler Lost His Life Tuesday in a shallow pool
Was Subject to Fits and Becoming Unconscious
Drowned in A Few Inches
of Water.

Cornelius W. Cutler, a well-known citizen of Woodford, was found dead on the turnpike brook near Woodford City Tuesday afternoon by Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Gibson of Bennington. He had been in usual health during the day, and went up the stream to fish.

Mr. Cutler had been subject to epileptic fits for many years, and it was one of these that finally took his life. Often had he been importuned, not to go away on the mountain streams fishing alone.

He fell into the shallow pool of water, face downward, near the three kilns by the Obed Eddy place and was drowned.

Mr. Gibson quickly gave the word to the nearest residents and it was but a little while before the body was removed to the home of the deceased.

It was not deemed necessary to hold an inquest, although Justice Smith and two of the selectman were present, because it was plainly known what was the cause of death.

He leaves a wife, with whom he had not lived for several years, four sons, Frank of Boston, Walter of Waltham, James of Dalton, Mass., and Samuel of Troy; and two daughters, Emma and Elizabeth, all married but Samuel. Mr. Cutler was 67 years of age.

He was a kind man and always willing to assist his neighbors in time of need. Deceased was the father of Mrs. George Holbritter and it was only last week that Mr. Holbritter's father died.

Mr. Cutler was a veteran of the Civil War, serving in Company A of the 4th Vermont. He was a member of Custer post. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 10:30 a.m.

Source: Bennington Banner, Thursday May 28, 1903; contributed by Tom Boudreau.