Age: 22, credited to Kinsey, PQ, CanadaVITALS
Birth: abt 1840, CanadaADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Cabot Village Cemetery, Cabot, VT
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Died in Cabot Vt. July 15th, of Consumption Michael Gouthier, aged 30 years.
Mr. Gouthier was born in Canada. He came to this town in 1856 or 7, and here made his home, until the cry of war rang through the land; and in March, 1862, he enlisted in Co. C, 3d Vt. Vols., served two years and was discharged, and re-enlisted as a veteran and served during the war and returned to the State with his Co. and was honorably discharged at Burlington, and returned to this town, but not as he went; a strong healthy man, but with the seeds of Consumption sown in his system. The progress of the disease was slow but evident to every one that the missel had not missed its mark. Buffeting in its march the efforts of the very best medical skill in the country. He lingered for four years, when death released him from his suffering. His faith was strong in that God, who had protected him through so many hard fought battles, believing he would bring him surely to the Land of rest where sickness, pain or sorrow, never enters. On the 17th, his remains were consigned to the silent grave, in a beautiful lot in the Cemetery near our village, with Masonic Honors. A large number of Masons being in attendance, under the direction of Deputy Grand Marshal, Heath, of Plainfield. The burial services were conducted by Past Master John Bacon of St. Johnsbury. During the stay of the Deceased, he had won the confidence and respect of the whole community; and most sincerely do they sympathise with the absent afflicted friends, hoping that the affliction, may be sanctified to their good. F.
Source: Cabot Advertiser, August 5, 1869, contributed by Jane Brown.