Flint, Frank William
Age: 20, credited to Williamstown, VTVITALS
Birth: 08/21/1841, Williamstown, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Village Cemetery, Williamstown, VT
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Frank W. Flint
The Vermont Journal, November 26, 1909
Frank William Flint died, Saturday, at his home on State street in the 69th year of his age. Mr. Flint was born in Williamstown, Vt., August 20, 1841, the son of Calvin and Dolly Delano Flint. He attended the common schools of his native town, and lived the active life of a farmer's boy until the outbreak of the civil war, when he enlisted in Co. B, 4th Vt. Vols. He was honorably discharged in 1863 because of disabilities incurred in the service, and returned to his home in Williamstown. After recovering his health he entered the employ of the Vermont Central road, as brakeman on a local train between Northfield and St. Albans. He quickly gained promotion and served as passenger conductor on the road for nearly thirty years. Soon after his retirement from active service, he bought "Bonnymead Farm," north of the village, and made it and ideal summer home. He was a trustee of the Windsor Savings bank, and was widely known as a safe, conservative business man. He was commander of William C. Tracy Post, G.A.R., at the time of his death, and was closely identified with the Masonic, oddfellows and other fraternal organizations. He was for many years a prominent figure in the Order of Railway conductors, and was a representative, several times, from the state to the national organization. He was a republican in his political faith, and frequently represented his townsmen in state, county and congressional conventions.
Mr. Flint was twice married, his first wife, Elizabeth Abbott of Williamstown, having died several years ago. He is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Stella P. Flint, to whom he was married in 1903. He leaves also a step-son, Samuel N. Stone, a brother, Horace, of Gibbon, Neb., and two sisters, Mrs. George Beckett and Mrs. James S. Hopkins of Williamstown. A brief funeral service was held, Monday morning, at his late home in Windsor, Rev. Mr. Echterbecker officiating, and the body was taken to Williamstown, where a short burial service was conducted the next day by Rev. Mr. Strong, pastor of the Congregational church in that place. Among those present from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Oakes of Woodstock, Horace Flint of Gibbon, Nebraska, Walter B. Perkins, Miss Perkins and Miss Louise Perkins of Rutland, Dr. and Mrs. Harmon G. Howe of Hartford, Conn., Hon. Charles Beckett of New York, M. S. Adams of Royalton, W. S. Carr of Northfield, and Frank Townsend of Cordova, Alaska. Many floral tributes further attested the high esteem and affection entertained for the deceased.
Contributed by Cathy Hoyt.