Age: 18, credited to South Hero, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: substitute - enl 2/14/65, m/i 2/14/65, PVT, Co. C, 5th VT INF, m/o 6/29/65
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Birth: 04/29/1849, South Hero, VT
Burial: South Hero Cemetery, South Hero, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 20936040
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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South Hero Cemetery, South Hero, VT
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William Tracy, a veteran railway mail clerk, died very suddenly of angina pectoris at White River Junction Saturday noon. His death occurred in the station restaurant. He was apparently in his usual health when he left Burlington at 9 o'clock Saturday morning. The bdy was brought Saturday evening to his home at 784 Howard street in this city.
Mr. Tracy was born April 29, 1849, the son of Gardner and Phoebe (Mott) Gardner of South Hero. He had been employed as railway mail clerk between St. Albans and Boston for the past 29 years. He served in the Civil War, enlisting in Company B, 5th Vermont. He represented South Hero in the Legislature of 1886. He married Alice E. Hobart of Randolph on December 5, 1900, and she survives him with two sons, Charles, aged 12, and William, aged eight. Two brothers also survive, George and Frank Tracy of South Hero, and he leaves a host of friends to mourn his death.
There was a prayer service at the house at five o'clock Monday afternoon. The remains were taken to South Hero where the funeral services and burial took place Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock at the residence of his brother, George Tracy.
Source: Burlington Free Press, May 20, 1915
Courtesy ofTom Boudreau.