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Kinsley, William Lyon


Age: 30, credited to Fletcher, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF, 8th VT INF
Service: enl 12/9/61, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. F, 8th VT INF, m/o 6/22/64; enl 8/22/64, m/i 8/22/64, Pvt, Co. H, 2nd VT INF, wdd, Cedar Creek, 10/19/64, pr CPL 1/1/65, wdd, Petersburg, 4/2/65, m/o 6/19/65

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Birth: 1844, Fletcher, VT
Death: 09/24/1901

Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Lowell, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 121204943


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/21/1865
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: 8th Vt. History off-site, Brother of Rufus Kinsley


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Mountain View Cemetery, Lowell, VT

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William L. Kinsley


Our community was horrified on learning of the death by his own hand, of our worthy townsman, Will L. Kinsley, which occurred early Tuesday morning of last week. He had been in poor health a long time, and this coupled with business troubles, and the recent loss of his wife, is thought to have produced af temporary fit of insanity.., during which the fatal deed was accomplished by cutting his throat. There is not the slightest indication that the self destruction was premeditated. The funeral was held Thursday from the Congregational Church, of which the deceased was a member, and of which he was clerk for many years. The church was filled with sorrowing relatives and friends and this mark of esteem, together with many beautiful floral tributes, went far to show the universal esteem in which the deceased was held. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. S. F. Goodheart, pastor of the church, and very impressive. Hazen Post N0. 74, G.A.R., of which deceased was a Past Commander, attended in a body. Mr. Kinsley leaves one son.

Submitted By: Deanna French.

8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History