Hoisington, Norman M.
Age: 34, credited to Woodstock, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, CPL, Co. B, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61
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Birth: abt 1827, Hartford, VT
Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Woodstock, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Riverside Cemetery, Woodstock, VT
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Norman M. Hoisington.
Norman M. Hoisington, civil war veteran, “forty-niner,” and well-known as a tinsmith here for more than half a century, died at the Hanover,N.H., hospital, Nov. 29. He was in his 86th year.
Mr. Hoisington was born in Hartford, the son of Aaron and Orra Cady Hoisington, of whom eight children only one is now living – Edwin Hoisington of Roxbury, Mass. Coming to Woodstock when 16 years old, he was first employed in Philo Hatch’s tinshop, near the courthouse building which stood near the middle bridge, on the Hatch place. For three years he was in California, joining the rush for gold which began in ’49. In 1855 Mr. Hoisington married Miss Cornelia C. Young of Bridgewater, who died 16 years ago. For three years they lived in the house now owned by F.W. B. Smith, and their two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Marsh and Miss Addie Hoisington, were born there. He sold the place when he enlisted in the war, serving three months.
Up to within a very few years Mr. Hoisington comntinued in the tinsmith’s trade, for years he was employed in A.G. Brown’s shop and was for a time in business for himself.
Since the death of his he has lived witrh his daughters.
Mr. Hoisington was next to the oldest resident of Woodstock and is about the last of the old-time business men here whose careers began before the civil war. He was a man of strong individuality and of many qualities which won the respect of the townspeople. He was a figure that will be missed here. The funeral service was held at the house on Maple street Monday, at one o’clock, Rev. H.L. Canfield officiating. Burial was in Riverside cemetery.
Source: Spirit of the Age, Dec. 7, 1912
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.