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Dickinson, Clay N.
Age: 18, credited to Waltham, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF, 14th VT INF
Service: enl 5/27/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. K, 2nd VT INF, dis/dsb 10/4/61; enl 9/6/62, m/i 10/21/62, Pvt, Co. E, 14th VT INF, m/o 7/30/63
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Birth: 04/30/1844, Westport, NY
Burial: West Cemetery, Middlebury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 39214685
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/20/1871
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)
2nd Great Grandfather of Steven D. Dickinson, Wharton, NJ
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West Cemetery, Middlebury, VT
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Clay N. Dickenson
Rutland Daily Herald, April 9, 1909:
Middlebury, April 8. -(Special)-Grieving, it is believed, over the recent death of his wife, Clay N. Dickenson, for 32 years a policeman here and for 28 years, until 1905, chief of that department, committed suicide early today by hanging from one of the rafters in a workshop at the rear of his home.
Mr. Dickenson arose at 6 o'clock this morning and went out for his usual walk before breakfast. When he did not return his young grandniece, Miss Cecile Dickenson, who has lived with the family for some time, went out to look for him and found the body. Mr. Dickenson was dressed in his full police uniform. He apparently stepped on top of an old sewing machine, fastened the rope about the rater and around his neck, then stepped off. When the body was found his feet were within six inches of the floor.
Miss Dickenson immediately notified some of her neighbors, who cut down the body. Health Officer Dr. D.C. Noble and First Selectman Thomas F. Burns viewed the body and ordered it removed to the house.
Mr. Dickenson had been in failing health for some time. Since the death of his wife six weeks ago, he had been disconsolate and had walked about the streets, but some his relatives noticed that he did not appear in his right mind. Some time ago he contracted a severe cold, which developed into the grip, from which he had not fully recovered.
Born in Middlebury, 65 years ago, Mr. Dickenson had resided here practically all his life. He enlisted in company K. 2d Vermont regiment, and served through the Civil War with honor, being wounded and taken to a hospital. On recovering he enlisted in company E. 14th Vermont regiment. While a police officer he performed his duties without fear or favor. He is survived by two sons, George of this town and Clay Dickenson of Rutland. Mr. Dickenson was a member of William P. Russell post, G.A.R.
Contributed by Jen Snoots.