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Marshall, Myron E.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 25, credited to Chester, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/16/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. I, 2nd VT INF, dis/dsb 3/9/63

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VITALS

Birth: 1836, Ludlow, VT
Death: 05/19/1877

Burial: Spafford Cemetery, Clarendon, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 34143461

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Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
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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Spafford Cemetery, North Clarendon, VT

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Myron E. Marshall

Elyria Independent Democrat (OH)

7 April 1869

SHOCKING RAILROAD ACCIDENT

The Rutland Herald records a frightful accident, which occurred at North Clarendon, Vt., on Monday, of last week.

On that day Mr. Myron E. Marshall and wife, with their only child, two and half years old, started from their home in Clarendon, for Rutland, in a sleigh. On arriving at the crossing of the Rutland and Burlington Railroad, in North Clarendon, Mr. Marshall attempted to drive across the track as a train was approaching, when the engine stuck the sleigh, and threw Mr. Marshall up into the air, he coming down some sixty feet distant, and dashing his head against the depot with such force as to break a board. Altho' alive at last accounts he probably can't recover.

Mrs. Marshall was thrown upon the track, and fourteen cars passed over, killing her and mangling her in a shocking manner. The child received a blow upon the back of the head, crushing the skull and causing instant death.

Mr. Marshall is about 33 years old, and a manufacturer of chairs at North Clarendon. He was in the army two years during the rebellion, serving in a Vermont regiment [2nd]. He and his wife were widely known, and the accident causes a painful sensation in the community.

They were going to Rutland to have a picture taken of their child. There is a deep cut in the road where the accident happened, so that Mr. Marshall could not see the train nor the engineer him, but the whistle was blown and the bell rung.

Contributed by Erik Hinckley.

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