Stowe, Israel Jr.
Age: 19, credited to Halifax, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 9/4/61, m/i 9/21/61, Pvt, Co. I, 4th VT INF, wdd, Fredericksburg, 12/13/62, tr to VRC 7/27/63; m/o 9/20/64
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Birth: 1832, Halifax, VT
Burial: Niles Cemetery, Halifax, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 102343830
Alias?: None noted
Portrait?: Italo Collection, VHS Collections
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Niles Cemetery, Halifax, VT
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SUICIDE OF ISRAEL STOWE
Scarcely a year after the death of his brother by hanging Israel Stowe of South Halifax took his own life by the same means during the forenoon of last Friday. Stowe went to the barn between 8 and 10 o'clock to do some chores. Between 10:30 and 11 o'clock, D. D. Pratt, who was employed at the farm. went to the barn after a certain tool, and was horrified to find Mr. Stowe hanging from a beam over what is known as the cattle barn. He had adjusted the rope while standing on a board across the high sideboards of the wagon body and had stepped off. His feet rested on the body of the wagon. His neck was broken although the fall was about 18 inches.
Funeral services were held Sunday under the auspices of the Charles P. Clark Grand Army post, Rev. Mr. Streeter officiating. The Sons of Veterans also attended. Burial was in the Niles Cemetery.
Mr. Stowe was a son of Israel Stowe, one of the first settlers of Halifax. He was born in the old Stowe Homestead just 65 years before his death. He never married. he was always a frugal and industrious farmer and was accounted as one of the most comfortably settled persons, financially, in town. He was very sympathetic and was always interested in the welfare of his town, and he was at all times ready to render financial assistance to any worthy object.
Mr. Stowe had an Army record of which he was justly proud. He enlisted in 1861, in Co. I., 4th Vermont Volunteers, and served three years, or until he was disabled. He was in 28 engagements, the principal of which were, Fredericksburg, Antietam, South Mountain, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, etc. He was also in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, and in the battle of the Wilderness. He was wounded at the latter engagement, a bullet passing through one thigh, nearly costing him his life. He had never fully recovered from the wound and received a pension for his service.
He leaves three brothers, Warner, Titus, of Readsboro, and Henry of Green River.
Source: Vermont Phoenix, April 22, 1898
Courtesy of Deanna French.