Perkins, Edgar Freeland
Age: 17, credited to West Windsor, VTVITALS
Birth: 02/20/1845, Windsor, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Sheddsville Cemetery, West Windsor, VT
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From the Bellows Times--
Fire Loss of Life
The dwelling house occupied by Alfred Worcester in Windsor, at Sheddsville, was destroyed by fire on the night of the 15th. ult., together will all the contents except the furniture in two rooms in the front part of the building. The family has been cleaning house the day previous, and the fire is supposed to have caught from some portion of the chimney during the day and continued to smolder until the fire broke out in the night.
Edgar T. Perkins and a son of Mr. Worcester slept upstairs, and was awakened by the smoke when young Worcester rushed downstairs followed as he supposed by Perkins, but who must have been overpowered by the smoke, and perished in the flames. The only remains found were a few bones and among them a portion of the skull. He was about 20 years of age, a son of Josiah Perkins, and had recently returned from the army, in which he had served his country. The affliction is perhaps the more trying from the fact that the father had been blind for many years.
Orleans Independent Standard, June 9, 1865
Courtesy of Deanna French.