Age: 21, credited to Montpelier, VT
Unit(s): 17th VT INF
Service: enl 2/24/64, m/i 3/3/64, Pvt, Co. E, 17th VT INF, m/o 7/14/65
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Birth: 01/17/1843, Montpelier, VT
Burial: North Branch Cemetery, Middlesex, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 74779607
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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North Branch Cemetery, Middlesex, VT
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GOULD HANGED HIMSELF:
Gustavus S. Gould, a prominent citizen of this city, and a Civil War veteran, committed suicide Sunday by hanging himself at his home in Wrightsville.
The last seen of him was in the morning when he drove the cows to pasture, but as he often spent Sundays with his brother across the river, his family did not look for him until chore time, about 7:30 o’clock, when he was found hanging by a hitching rope from a rafter in the barn. There is no known reason for his act, as he was in good health, and had seemed to be in the best of spirits at home, although neighbors had noticed the last few days that he acted very steange.
Mr. Gould served in the Civil War, in Company E. 17th Vermont Regiment, and since then had followed the trade of carpenter, besides carrying on a farm. He had always lived in Wrightsville, and his parents were among the first settlers of the town.
He is survived by a widow, and four sons;Fred, Lewis, Lester, and Walter, a student at the University of Vermont, and one daughter. Besides these he is survived by his mother, who is over 90 years old, one brother, William Jerome, of Springfield, Mass., and one sister, Mrs. Jackson Blodgett, of this city.
Gustavus Gould was the son of Joseph and Lucinda Gould, and was born 67 years ago, on the farm that his family now lives.
Source: Vermont Watchman, July 14, 1910
Courtesy of Deanna French