Age: 27, credited to St. Johnsbury, VTVITALS
Birth: abt 1834, Holderness, NHADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Buried in Ashland, NH
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Aged Radio Fan Dies In Harness
Santa Cruz Evening News Wednesday March 11, 1925
FRANKLIN, N.H., March 11 - (AP) - Hiram Hanscom, ninety-two-year-old Civil war veteran and radio fan, is dead. And he died in harness.
Hanscom was found dead, with the radio phones over his head. An organist hundreds of miles away was playing "Nearer, My God, to Thee," when the aged veteran passed into the great hereafter.
"Hi," as he was familiarly known to his friends, passed away painlessly as the strains of the hymn grew fainter and fainter, according to a physician.
Courtesy of Heidi McColgan