Individual Record -- Dunton, George C.
Age: 20, credited to Underhill, VT
Unit(s): 2nd USSS
Service: enl 11/2/61, m/i 11/9/61, PVT, Co. E, 2nd USSS, dis/dsb 4/15/62
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Birth: 1842, Unknown
Burial: Underhill Flats Cemetery, Underhill, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Underhill Flats Cemetery, Underhill, VT
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George C. Dunton, of North Underhill, died suddenly Saturday morning, March 28. About 6 o'clock he called Dr. Newton by telephone, saying that he was not feeling well, and asked if the doctor could come to him as soon as convenient. He passed away at 12 p. m. . The physician pronounced the case meningeal pneumonia. Mr. Dunton had for several weeks suffering from a severe attack of bronchitis, and his vital forces were so greatly reduced as to give his friends serious concern, though no one anticipated that the end was so near.
The funeral was held Monday at 2 p. m. in the Methodist Church in Underhill, the Rev. O. L. Barnard officiating. A quartette composed of C. H. Hayden, E. J. Gallup, Miss Rawson and Mrs. Palmer effectively rendered three appropriate selections. A large representation of the Cambridge and Underhill Posts of the G. A. R. attended in a body. They had charge of the service at the grave, and rendered the beautiful committal service of that order in a most impressive manner. J. J. Monihan acted as Commander, and Amos Humphrey as Chaplain. The following Comrades acted as pall-bearers;Judge D. C. Walker, Col. Ch. D. Gates, T. S. Whipple, H. Maxfield, J. O. French, and Henry Provost.
George Coolidge Dunton was born 66 years ago, in the same house in which he died. His parents, Elijah and Mary Ann French Dunton were of sturdy New England stock, whose ancestors were among the founders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Mr. Dunton was educated in the academies at Underhill Center and the Flats.
In the War of the Rebellion he served with Burden's Sharp Shooters. With the politics of his town he was long and honorably identified. He was too modest to seek preferment, but to his duties of the many positions that came to him he gave conscientious and efficient service. He was a loyal friend and neighbor who was ever ready to "lend a hand". In the welfare of the community he took a lively interest, whatever promised advantage to the public was sure of his support. The large attendance at the funeral attested to the high esteem in which he was held in the community.
In 1882 he married Eugenie Gates, daughter of Col. C. D. Gates, who survives him. He is also survived by one brother. Dr. C. H. Dunton, of Poultney.
Burlington Weekly Free Press, April 2, 1908
George C. Dunton of Underhill, recently recently deceased, left $1500 to Chentu College, Chentu China, a methodist missionary school, in memory of his sister Martha P. Dunton, who for many years practiced self-denial that she might be able to contribute material aid to the cause of Christian missions.
St. Johnsbury Caledonian, April 29, 1908
Courtesy ofDeanna French