Thompson, Gilman J.
Age: 28, credited to Winhall, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF, 14th VT INF
Service: enl 8/28/62, m/i 10/21/62, Pvt, Co. C, 14th VT INF, m/o 7/30/63; enl 9/5/64, cred Peru, m/i 9/5/64, Pvt, Co. E, 5th VT INF, m/o 6/19/65
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Birth: 11/23/1833, Londonderry, VT
Burial: Glebe View Cemetery, Londonderry, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 102778989
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Glebe View Cemetery, Londonderry, VT
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THE LATE GILMAN THOMPSON
THE FOLLOWING WAS WRITTEN FOR PUBLICATION IN THE COLUMN BY V. BOYDEN
In the passing of Gilman J. Thompson Londonderry loses one of its most honored citizens, and one who, born in this town, and living here practically all his life, and leaves no memory except of esteem. The son of Nathaniel and Philena Buxton Thompson, Gilman Judson Thompson was born Nov. 23, 1833. On Aug. 14, 1859 he married Susan Adele Temple, who died March 29, 1916. They are survived by their daughter, Miss Hallie Thompson, who has been her fathers housekeeper for several years, and has given him most faithful and loving care.
Mr. Thompson was an enthusiastic and loyal member of the G.A.R., being a charter member of Hooker Post for many years, and has been color bearer. A lover of nature, he has followed the occupation of farming all his life, even since he moved 19 years ago to the home where he died.
His last illness, caused by a fall, was one of constant and intense pain from which he had little relief for six long weeks, but no word of impatience escaped him. His oft repeated prayer was "Jesus Help Me. " His family was noted for longevity, no death having occurred in a family of five for over 50 years until some seven months ago. Mrs. Ellis, of Somerville, passed away at the age of 86, and a few months later Mrs. Wheeler, of Winchester, at the age of 91. Mrs. Fidela Chase and Ellen Jaquith, of this town survives.
FUNERAL OF G. J. THOMPSON
Funeral services for the late Gilman J. Thompson were held at the home Saturday afternoon, Aug. 16, Rec. Kendrick Hackett officiated, and Miss Gladys Kelley and Mrs. Frank Tyler gave a beautiful rendering of "No Night There,” by Clement, and "The Lights of Home. "
Among the many flowers was a wreath of roses and lilies from the Grand Army, and a choice spray from Camp Foster, Sons of Veterans, members of which conducted a touching burial service, Maj. Campbell of Florida, acting as chaplain. Four old comrades, H. A. Dudley, H. P. Chase, William Shattuck, and Amando Williams, members of the Grand Army, acted as honorary bearers. Burial took place in Mountain View cemetery.
Source: Brattleboro Daily Reformer, Aug. 23, 1919
Courtesy of Deanna French