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Rodgers, William Wallace
Age: 20, credited to Hartland, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/22/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. B, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63
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Birth: abt 1842, Hartland, VT
Burial: Village Cemetery, Hartland, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 24170627
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/9/1884, VT
Portrait?: USAHEC off-site
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 Leominster, MA
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Hartland Village Cemetery, Hartland, VT
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Death of W. W. Rodgers
William Wallace Rodgers, who died at the home of his daughter in Temple, N. H., June 25, was born in Hartland January 25, 1842, son of Lorenzo and Mary Ann Rood Rodgers. He enlisted for service in the Civil war in Company B, 12th Vermont Regiment in 1862 and was mustered out of service shortly after serving at the Battle of Gettysburg. October 25, 1865 he married Ellen M. Sims, who passed away July 27, 1915. Nine children were born of this union, eight of whom are living: Nettie I. Rodgers of Hartland, Rev. Walter E. Rodgers, a missionary in Congo Africa; Mary E. Barner of Portland, Oregon; Annie M. Cutler of Atlanta, Ga.; Evaline A. Merriam, Charles L., and Frederick A., of Leominster, Mass. And Susie L. Cutter, of Temple, N. H.
About 34 years ago the deceased moved from Hartland to Leominster, Mass., with his family, where for a number of years he worked as contractor and builder. A kind, sympathetic father has gone to his rest. Nearly 50 years ago he united with the Advent Christian Church but later united wit the First Methodist church of Leominster, Mass. As long as strength permitted he was faithful in church work.
The funeral was held at the hose of his daughter, Mrs. Nettie I. Rodgers, Monday, June 28th, Rev. O. B. Wells speaking words of comfort. George Allen sang, “Rock of Ages” and “saved By Grace.” Six of his children were present at the funeral. The bearers were tow sons, Charles and Fred, a son-in-law, E. G. Merriam, and a grandson, Arthur Rodgers. There was a profusion of flowers from friends and neighbors in Leominster, Mass., and Temple, N. H., and Hartland. Beautiful pieces were sent by the Women's Relief Corps, the Sons of Veterans and Daughters of Veterans, all connected with the G. A. R. Post, of which he was a member. The casket was covered with the flag. Interment was in the village cemetery.
Source: Vermont Journal, July 9, 1926.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.