Stockwell, George S.
Age: 18, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF, 61st MA INF
Service: enl 8/28/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. B, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63; also 61st MA INF
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Birth: abt 1844, Newfane, VT
Burial: Hillside Cemetery, North Adams, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 54137263
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Hillside Cemetery, North Adams, MA
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George S. Stockwell
North Adams Transcript
May 25, 1916
OF CITY DIES
Had Lived Here Since Close
of Civil War
GEORGE S. STOCKWELL
Former Well Known Business
Man and Soldier Had Been
Seriously Ill Only Short
One of the city's oldest and most respected residents, George Samuel Stockwell, 72 years of age, who for nearly a quarter of a century was one of the best known merchants in North Adams, passed away at 9:48 o'clock this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry J. Hewat, in Briggsville, after an illness of 10 days from complications. Mr. Stockwell had not been in the best of health for more than a year. A little more than a week ago he became ill with grip, which greatly weakened him, with the result that he failed gradually until the end came peacefully this morning.
He was born in Halifax, Vt., where he spent his boyhood. In 1861, shortly after the outbreak of the Civil war, although still in his teens, he enlisted in the 16th Vermont regiment and was honorably discharged after serving his full three-year term of enlistment. After being mustered out, he came to North Adams, but after a few months again answered his country's call, and in September, 1864, enlisted in Co. D, 61st Massachusetts regiment, along with a large number of other North Adams men. He was honorably discharged at the close of the war. Thus, with the exception of a few months, Mr. Stockwell fought continuously through the war with the federal forces and saw much hard campaigning. He took part in a number of famous battles with distinction to himself and his regiment. He returned to this city and had lived here ever since.
For several years he conducted a meat market on Eagle street, and about 20 years ago opened a meat market at 22 Main street with E. G. Rosston under the name Stockwell & Rosston.
From that time he and Mr. Rosston were continually engaged in the meat business at the same location until last July when Mr. Stockwell sold his interest in the business to his partner and retired. Mr. Stockwell was regarded as a capable business man and met with considerable degree of success. He was regarded with the greatest confidence by his patrons as well as all others with whom he came in contact and his retirement was the occasion of general regret. It was something of a tribute to him and his firm that many of his customers had been with him steadily from the time he first engaged in business up to the time of his retirement.
Although not especially active in politics he was a member of the Republican party which twice honored him with election to the city council where he made a record for himself as a public-spirited and disinterested citizen. A man of conviction, Mr. Stockwell never left any doubt about where he stood on public matters and was generally respected for his independence.
He was a charter member of C. D. Sanford post, and one of its most enthusiastic promoters. His counsel was highly regarded by all the members of the post and for two successive years he was elected its commander, a position which he admirably filled to the satisfaction of all. He was a member of the Masons, the Odd Fellows and the Universalist church and was also one of the oldest members of the Merchants association.
In his death the city loses one of its most esteemed residents. He was a man whose integrity was never questioned and his many estimable qualities won for him the esteem and respect of all with whom he came in contact. He had an unusually large circle of friends who deeply regret his death.
Besides his widow, he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Harold Hall of Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Harry Hewat of Briggsville, and one son, Roy Stockwell of Detroit, Mich., He also leaves three grandchildren, three brothers, two in Brattleboro, Vt., and one in South Framingham, and a sister in Brattleboro, Vt.
The body will be taken tomorrow morning to his late residence at 45 Cady street from which the funeral will be held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock. The service will be private and will be conducted by Rev. George Mayo Gerriah, pastor of the Universalist church. The body will be taken to Troy, N.Y. for cremation (sic).
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.