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James, George W.


Age: 24, credited to Starksboro, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 9/11/61, m/i 9/16/61, Pvt, Co. K, 5th VT INF, reen 12/15/63, MSCN, m/o 6/29/65 (badge)

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Birth: 04/07/1837, Starksboro, VT
Death: 02/11/1921

Burial: North Ferrisburgh Cemetery, Ferrisburgh, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 42368563


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/25/1880; widow Lucinda A., 4/11/1921, VT
Portrait?: Italo Collection, Cooper Collection
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: GIbson Collectioin - VI Corps badge


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Funeral of George W. James

The funeral of George W. James, who died Friday, was held Monday afternoon at one o'clock at the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Rev. F. M. Hagadorn of Bristol, a former pastor officiating, assisted by the Rev. Mulholland of Vergennes. There were many beautiful flowers, Mrs. C. S. Martin and Miss Helen Kingsland sang “Jesus Lover of My Soul” and “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere,” with Mrs. C. C. Martin at the organ. The bearers were: C. N. Johns and Robert Holmes of Charlotte, and C. C. Martin, F. N. Sears, L. A. Elliot, and A. P. Williams of this town. Burial was in the village cemetery under the Masonic order of Charlotte. George W. James was born in Castleton April 7, 1837. He enlisted in the Civil War in Company K, 5th Vermont Volunteers. On January 21, 1864, he was united in marriage to Esther A. Burnham of Charlotte. To this union was born a daughter, Ella, now Mrs. Henry German of Charlotte. Mrs. James died August 24, 1866. His second wife was Harriet M. Hazard. They were married May 9, 1867. Her death following in less than one year. His third wife was Lucinda A. Jones of Charlotte. They were married October 7, 1868. He is survived by his wife and daughter and an adopted son, Arthur E. James of West Springfield, Mass. Mr. James was the last of his family, three brothers dying within a year. Mr. James was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and sang in the choir over 50 years. Among those from away were: Charles Ellison of Rutland, Dr. Eddy and Mrs. Ida Eddy of Burlington, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. James of West Springfield, Mass., C. T. S. Pierce and the Rev. Mulholland of Vergennes and Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Johns and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Holmes of Charlotte.

Source: Burlington Free Press, February 16, 1921
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.