Richardson, William A.
Age: 18, credited to Concord, VT
Unit(s): 17th VT INF
Service: enl 8/31/64, m/i 9/15/64, Pvt, Co. K, 17th VT INF, enl one yr., m/o 10/7/64
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Birth: 01/06/1847, Concord, VT
Burial: Village Cemetery, Concord, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Monica White
Findagrave Memorial #: 95433097
Alias?: None noted
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: Died in Littleton, NH
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Village Cemetery, Concord, VT
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William A. Richardson---A dispatch was received at this office last Saturday morning announcing the death at Littleton, N. H., of William A. Richardson, some years since a proprietor of the Stewart House. Mr. Richardson has many wrm friends in this place who are saddened by the news of his death, and who will sincerely and deeply sympathize with the bereaved wife, daughter, and son.
We glean the following particulars from the Manchester Union:
His death occurred at Littleton ( where he had been long prominently identified with many of the important interests in that town) June 15. He had been out of health for for sometime, but the end came suddenly, and the news of his death was a great surprise and shock to the whole community.
He came to his home in Littleton about a month ago, from his hotel in Woodsville. He was then suffering from the effects of an attack of the grip, and under his physicians advise, was seeking rest and recuperation. A heart difficulty due to exertion is assigned as the cause of death.
Mr. Richardson passed his 54th birthday last January. He was born in Concord, Vermont, and it was at the West Concord House that he began his business career which made him one of the best hotel men in Northern New Hampshire and Vermont. From the West Concord House he went to the American House at Lancaster, and next to the Union House in Littleton. Subsequently, he had the Stewart House at Island Pond, the Union House at Littleton for a second time, the Parker House at Woodsville, the Sherbrooke House at Sherbrooke, Canada, and the Windsor House at Windsor, At the time of his death he was personally managing the Parker House.
Outside of his hotel he had many business interests; at one time was manager of several blocks in Littleton, was one of the founders of the Driving Park Association, and was afterwards one of its directors. He was prominent in secret societies, being a Knight Templar, Odd Fellow, and a member of Canton Albion, Patriarchs Militant. Politically he was staunch Democrat. In 1881 he represented Littleton in the legislature, serving with Harvey Bingham. He was a delegate from the second Vermont Vermont district, which in 1884 nominated Mr. Cleveland for President.
Mr. Richardson was a man of much public spirit and great liberality, and was personally very popular throughout this section. He leaves a widow, a daughter, and a son, also a brother and sister.
Essex County Herald, June 22, 1900
Courtesy of Deanna French