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Derby, William R.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Sudbury, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 8/23/64, m/i 8/23/64, Pvt, Co. B, 8th VT INF, m/o 6/1/65; post-war, enl 4/28/66, Albany, Pvt, Co. G, 5th U.S. INF, dsrtd 8/17/67

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VITALS

Birth: 10/31/1845, Shoreham, VT
Death: 11/03/1902

Burial: West Hill Cemetery, Rochester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joe Schenkman
Findagrave Memorial #: 107164064

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/10/1890, WI; widow 11/15/1902, VT
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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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

West Hill Cemetery, Rochester, VT

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Biography

Derby, William R., age 18, was credited to Sudbury, Vermont. He enlisted August 23, 1864, and mustered in that same day as a Private in Co. B, 8th VVI. Derby mustered out June 1, 1865. He married Mary Derby, from Canada, and they raised a family of four children who went to the West Hill District No. 13 School, including Mabel, Bessie, Gordon, and James. William died November 3, 1902, and is buried in the West Hill Cemetery; the stone says, "Born in Shoreham," and "from Canada."

William Derby and his wife Mary raised four children on West Hill, after returning from the Civil War. He his two sons and two daughters all attended the West Hill School.

Courtesy of Joe Schenkman

Obituary

ROCHESTER NEWS

William Derby died at his home in West Rochester on Monday.

Source: Herald and News, November 6, 1902
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.