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Howland, Arthur L.


Age: 18, credited to East Montpelier, VT
Unit(s): 17th VT INF
Service: enl 9/21/63, m/i 3/3/64, Pvt, Co. E, 17th VT INF, wdd, Spotsylvania, 5/12/64, wdd, 6/22/64, dsrtd, 11/4/64

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Birth: 01/18/1846, Moretown, VT
Death: 09/10/1917

Burial: Maplewood Cemetery, Barre, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Monica White
Findagrave Memorial #: 90928034


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: None


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Maplewood Cemetery, Barre, VT

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Arthur Howland, an aged employe of the street department, and with his brother, Curtis, long a familiar figure in the “ white wings” Corps of street workers, died suddenly in a room at 189 Main street, in the rear of the Currier block, early this morning. It is believed the man was seized with heart failure as he prepared to build a fire in the kitchen stove, but an autopsy performed by Dr. J. W. Stewart, the local health officer, is expected to determine the exact cause of death. The body was removed to the undertaking establishment of Perry and Noonan in Depot Square, where the post mortem examination was started late this afternoon.

The brothers Howland, and the deceased's son, Bert Howland, who is partially crippled by paralysis, were wont to sit up late in the evening. Apparently Arthur Howland was enjoying good health when the three retired at midnight. As was his custom, the elder of the brothers arose at an early hour this morning to kindle the kitchen fire. Curtis Howland, and his nephew were asleep in an adjoining room, and were awakened by a thud on the floor. Hurring into the kitchen, the former saw his brother lying on the floor in front of the stove. After failing to arouse the man, he went down stairs and notified Edward Burke. Dr. J. W. Stewart was called, and after examining the body, he gave it as opinion the death had ensued immediately after the man fell to the floor. About 4 0'clock, or a half hour after the man died, the body was removed to the undertaking establishment.

The deceased was 73 years old, and had always lived in this section of Vermont.

As a young man he enlisted in the Civil War, and served honorably with a Vermont regiment. For many years he and his brother lived in Montpelier, removing to Barre some four years ago. The only near relatives surviving are Curtis Howland, and the son, Bert.

Arrangements for the funeral have not been completed, but it is expected that services will be held tomorrow afternoon, with interment in Maplewood cemetery.

Source: Barre Daily Times, Sept. 10, 1917


Funeral services for Arthur Howland, for several years an employee of the city street department, whose sudden death occurred at his home on North Main Street Monday morning, were held at the Perry-Noonan mortuary chapel in Depot Square at 2 o'clock. The officiating clergyman was Rev. B. G. Lipsky, pastor of the Hedding Methodist Church, and those that acted as bearers were; Curtis Howland, a brother of the deceased, M. E. Howland, Deputy Sheriff Henry Lawson, of Montpelier, and Ira Phelps.

Mr. Howland was a member of Co. C., 13th regiment, and served with credit in the Civil War. Interment was in the family lot at Maplewood Cemetery.

Source: Barre Daily Times, Sept. 13, 1917
Courtesy of Deanna French

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