Dimick, Walter C.
Age: 44, credited to Warren, VTVITALS
Birth: 08/06/1814, Woodstock, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
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Walter C. Dimick
Walter Charles Dimick, at age 44, was credited to Warren, Washington County, Vermont, when he enlisted 8/25/62, and mustered in as a private in Co. B, 13th Vermont Infantry on 10/10/62. He mustered out with the regiment on 7/21/63.
Walter C. Dimmick was born at Woodstock, Vt., and enlisted from Warren. His age is set down at 44. As a rule those who had nearly reached the age limit (45) did not endure the hardships of army life as well as the boys who were under 18 even. But Comrade Dimmick seemed to be an exception as he 'stood the racket' very well and did good service. Some time in the winter his home in Warren burned and he was very anxious to get a furlough but did not succeed. He married Mary Tyler. He had one daughter, Kate. Soon after the war he went West and we are unable to trace him further. Died at Fort Collins, Colo.
(Regimental History, page 461)
In 1880, Walter and Mary were living in Larimer, Colorado. He applied for a veterans pension in 1890, from Colorado. His widow, and second wife, Susan M. Thurston Dimick, applied for a widow's pension 1/26/1897, from Vermont.
Died on Friday, October 16, 1896, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mason C. Bucklin, Bayard, Iowa, of paraligia and old age, Walter C. Dimick, formerly of Fort Collins, aged 82 years, 2 months and 10 days.
The deceased was a native of Vermont, born August 6, 1814. On reaching manhood he married Mary J. Tyler, who bore him seven children, only two of whom, Mrs. M.C. Bucklin of Bayard, Iowa, and N.L. Dimick of Chicago, Illinois, survive their parents. After spending 57 years of his life in his native state, Mr. Dimick moved with his family to Iowa in 1871, where he lived until 1875, when he came to Fort Collins and located on a farm four miles east of town. Since then, up to about 5 years ago, when he went east to live with his children, this valley has been his home. He was a fine specimen of the noblest work of God - an honest man - and during all his more than four score years he possessed in a marked degree the respect, confidence and esteem of a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. His faithful and devoted wife joined the innumerable caravan in May, 1883. Since then two of his sons have died, Geo. T. in 1888, and Ed C. in 1895.
Funeral services were held at his late home in Bayard, Iowa, on Tuesday morning, October 20, and immediately afterwards the body was placed aboard the train and sent here for burial beside that of his wife. It arrived here on Wednesday morning in charge of his son, N.L. Dimick of Chicago. The burial services were conducted by Rev. Z.C. Plummer, a near neighbor and warm friend of the deceased.
Source: Revised Roster, 1880 U.S. Census, Ralph Orson Sturtevant and Carmi L. Marsh. Pictorial History: Thirteenth Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, (Privately published by the regiment, c1910), www.familysearch.org, photographs and obituary (Fort Collins Courier, October 22, 1896) Contributed by Brian Mason Bucklin, Roland, Iowa, 3rd-great-grandson of Walter Dimick.