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Fitzgerald, William

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to Ryegate, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: enl 8/27/62, m/i 9/22/62, Pvt, Co. K, 3rd VT INF, m/o 6/19/65

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VITALS

Birth: 02/01/1842, Ryegate, VT
Death: 08/26/1914

Burial: West Barnet Cemetery, Barnet, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 41834431

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Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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West Barnet Cemetery, Barnet, VT

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Obituary

Death of G.A.R. Veteran

William Fitzgerald died Wednesday morning at his home, aged 72 years. Mr. Fitzgerald had been in very poor health for several years and though confined to the house all winter, had been out attending to business for the past few months. The days before his death he attended the annual reunion of the third Vermont regiment at St. Johnsbury and seemed to enjoy it thoroughly. He was very tired when he returned home and passed a restless night. About six o'clock in the morning he fell from his bed, fracturing his hip, and at 10:30 he fell asleep never to awake. Mr. Fitzgerald was born in West Barnet February 11, 1842. April 25, 1882, he married Margaret Nutter, who, with a son, Dudley, and daughter, Rebecca, survive him.

August 27, 1862, he enlisted in the 3d Vermont regiment and served two years and 11 months in the civil war. He was always an industrious man, commencing his labors on a farm when only a boy of nine years. For four years he worked on the railroad in Ohio. The remainder of his life was spent in West Barnet and neighboring towns. He leaves three sisters, Mrs. Dow, Mrs. Burnham and Kate Fitzgerald of Saxonville, Mass., and one brother, James Fitzgerald. He was a man respected by all and will be missed by a large circle of friends. The funeral was held at his residence Friday afternoon, Rev. S.P. Brownell officiating, assisted by Rev. D.C. Faris.

Source: St. Johnsbury Republican, September 2, 1914
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.