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Smith, Henry J.
Age: 19, credited to Putney, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 12/9/61, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. I, 8th VT INF, reen 1/5/64, m/o 6/28/65
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Birth: 11/08/1842, Putney, VT
Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Putney, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/1/1889, VT; widow Sarah E., 10/20/1913, VT
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, VHS Collections
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Putney, VT
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Death of Long-Time Paper Maker and Well Known Citizen.
Henry J. Smith, 61, a well-known paper maker, died at his home in this village Sunday afternoon after a long and serious illness with cancer. Mr. Smith was born in Putney Nov. 8, 1842, in the house owned until recently by Moses Benson.
He was one of three sons of Jefferson and Philena (Howe) Smith. When a youth of 19 years he enlisted in Company I, 8th Vermont Volunteers, and served until the close of the war. His two brothers, Sheldon and Charles, died several years ago.
Forty-six years ago he married Sarah Veazey, who with one son, Walter J. Smith, survives, as do four grandchildren.
Mr. Smith had been for many years a faithful employee in the paper mill now owned by the W. A. Cole Paper company. It was owned by John Robertson when Mr. Smith began his career as a paper maker. He continued to work there until last March, when on account of illness he was obliged to give up work. He had the loving care of a devoted wife and son during his days of suffering. Mr. Smith was a familiar figure in connection with our village life and will be missed by all.
The funeral was held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, Rev. A. F. Trice, pastor of the First Baptist church officiating. E. H. Miller sang three selections, Thy Will Be Done, Beautiful Isle of Somewhere, and Home, Sweet Home. The Masons, Odd Fellows and Grand Army post, of which organizations he was a member, were well represented. The burial took place in Mt. Pleasant cemetery. G. H. Gorham, Lloyd Veazey, George Howe and Richard Howe acted as bearers. Those present from out of town were Mr. And Mrs. Lloyd Veazey of Proctor, Mr. And Mrs. George Howe of Springfield, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Howe, Miss Juna Howe, Henry Black, and Mrs. Minnie Black Owen of Hinsdale, N.H., G.H. Gorham and Miss Abigail Howe of Bellows Falls, Norman Howe of Fitchburg, Mass., Mrs. Mary Brainey, Gladys Smith and Helen Brainey of Springfield, Mass., Mr. And Mrs. Frank Smith and Miss Mildred Smith of Holyoke, Mass., Mrs. Martin Orcutt of Providence, R.I., and Mr. And Mrs. G. H. Walker of Westminster.
Source: Brattleboro Reformer, October 3, 1913
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.