Age: 21, credited to Montpelier, VTVITALS
Birth: 1841, CanadaADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Mount Calvary Cemetery, Burlington, VT
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David Mitchell of Burlington Dropped Dead at Vergennes
Vergennes, July 30. - David Mitchell of Burlington dropped dead here last night at about 6 o'clock. With a party of Stannard Post, Burlington, he had been to attend the funeral of Homer Kimball at Ferrisburg and after the services came to Vergennes to take the 6 o'clock train for Burlington. After supper at the Martin House the party started to walk to the station. When near the freight house, Mr. Mitchell said, "Boys, I can go no farther," and fell to the ground dead. He had been in especially good spirits all day. The body was taken to Harvey Ketcham's undertaking rooms, and was accompanied by L.A. Atwood of Burlington to Burlington on the 10:10 train.
Source: Bennington Banner, 30 July 1912; contributed by Tom Boudreau
ATTENDED FUNERAL AND DROPPED DEAD
Vergennes - July 30 -- David Mitchell of Burlington dropped dead yesterday evening at about 6 o'clock, with a party of G.A.R. men from Stannard Post, Burlington. He had been to attend the funeral of Homer Kimball at Ferrisburg, and after the service came to Vergennes to take the 6 o'clock train to Burlington. After supper at the Martin House, the party started to walk to the station, when near the freight house, Mr. Mitchell said, "Boy's, I can go no further", and fell to the ground, dead. He had been in especially good spirits all day. The body was taken to Ketcham's undertaking rooms, and was accompanied by L. A. Atwood, of Burlington, to Burlington.
Burlington, July 30 -- David Mitchell, who resided at 45 Clarke Street. had been in ill health for a long time, and suffered from a serious heart trouble. He was 72 years old, and is survived by two daughters, Mrs. E. E. Curry, and Miss Josephine Mitchell, both of whom reside with him. Miss Mitchell started on a long trip to New Brunswick.
Mr. Mitchell enlisted in August 25, 1862, and was mustered out July 21, 1863. For a long time he was engaged in the silver plating business in Winooski, but retired several years ago because of ill health.
Barre Daily Times, July 30, 1912
Courtesy of Deanna French