Lord, John H.
Age: 18, credited to Chester, VTVITALS
Birth: abt 1846, Colchester, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Last known living in Colchester, VT 1890
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INQUEST AT RUTLAND
Being Held Today Before Justice Farnsworth Over Death of Veteran.
Rutland, Feb. 1. – An inquest is in progress at Cuttingsville to determine the cause of death of John H. Lord, a Civil War veteran who died suddenly January 23, at the home of Dennis Bowen in Shrewsbury. The inquest is being conducted by Attorney Lawrence before Justice W. K. Farnsworth in this city. A large number of residents of Shrewsbury have been summoned. The witnesses believe Lord was murdered, but the authorities give little credence to the story.
Barre Daily Times, Feb. 1, 1906
ALCOHOLISM AND A FALL.
Were the Causes of John H. Lord's Death at Cuttingsville.
Rutland, Feb. 2. – That alcoholism and internal injuries sustained as the result of a fall down stairs caused the death of John H. Lord of Shrewsbury Tuesday evening, January 23 was the decision reached by Justice of the Peace W.K. Farnsworth at the close of the inquest conducted at Cuttingsville yesterday by State's Attorney R.A. Lawrence.
Twenty witnesses were examined but nothing was brought out to support the foul play theory. Lord was found dead in bed at the home of Dennis Bourne on the 25th, his skull being fractured and his face bruised. Bourne claimed that he sustained these injuries by falling down stairs, but the villagers refused to accept this explanation and ever since the town has been in a turmoil.
Barre Daily Times, Feb. 2, 1906
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.