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Herrick, William H.

Age: 22, credited to St. Johnsbury, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: enl 7/5/61, m/i 7/16/61, MSCN, 3rd VT INF Band, m/o 8/9/62

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Birth: abt 1839, Calais, VT
Death: 12/11/1894

Burial: Cabot Village Cemetery, Cabot, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Died in Boston, MA.

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Village Cemetery, Cabot, VT

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W. H. Herrick, who died in Boston on Dec. 12, was born in Cabot and was 56 years old at the time of his death. His early life was spent at his home in Cabot and he came to St. Johnsbury 38 years ago. He lived here ever since then with the exception of 18 months service in the war. In the war he was a musician in the band of the Third Vermont regiment. He was the foreman of the scaling of the weights at the scale works and performed his duties there with rare skill and faithfulness. This was a very responsible position, requiring patience, accuracy and a thorough knowledge of all the complications that might arise.

Mr. Herrick was best known to our townspeople as a musician and he was a thorough lover of good music and in a quiet and unassuming way did much in all these years to keep up a high musical standard in the entire community. For over a dozen years he was leader of the North church choir and during the time he was leader, singing tenor in the quartette. During most of his residence here he was leader of our band and to this organization he gave many years of faithful work in spite of many discouragements. Though of a quiet and retiring nature he had a great many warm friends who deeply mourn his loss.

The funeral was held at the residence of Abijah Smith on Friday afternoon and was attended by many of his old associates at the scale works, Chamberlin Post, and the St. Johnsbury band. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Dr. A. J. Heath, assisted by Rev. Dr. Edward T. Fairbanks. Music was furnished by the Mahogany Quartette. His two nearest relatives were present, a brother, L. Herrick of Cabot, and a cousin, H. H. Scribner, of Montpelier. The body was escorted to the depot by a delegation from Chamberlin Post and the band, and the body taken to Cabot for interment.

The St. Johnsbury Caledonian, December 20, 1894

Courtesy of Heidi McColgan