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Age: 19, credited to Berlin, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 2/10/65, m/i 2/10/65, Pvt, Co. B, 8th VT INF, m/o 6/28/65
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Birth: 05/04/1845, Boston, MA
Burial: East Main Street Cemetery, Newport, VT
Gravestone photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 58442084
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/11/1887, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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East Main Street Cemetery, Newport, VT
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Funeral services for Frank Wheelock were held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Arthur Geer at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, Rev. E. LeRoy Rice of the Congregational church officiating. The flowers were many and beautiful The bearers were Richard Hurst, Frank Sherman, Earl Brown and Allie Fuller and interment was at the East Main Street cemetery.
Frank Wheelock was born in Boston, Mass., May 4, 1845, and was the son of Peter Wheelock and Mary Dane Wheelock. His people were early settlers of Newport and Derby, his father being born on a farm located in what was known as Batesville and Highland Ave. His mother was born in Derby in the brick house where Fred Wilcox now lives. In 1869 he was united in marriage to Leona Hammond and two children were born to them, Bernice Wheelock Geer and Hattie Wheelock Reynolds.
The deceased was the last member of Baxter Post and had been a member of the Congregational church for the past sixty years. He was a member of Memphremagog Lodge, No. 65, O. E. S. He was always interested in the topics of the day and did a great deal for the poor. He had been connected with the DeLaval Separator Co, for more than forty years.
He leaves besides his daughter, Mrs. Arthur Geer, three grandchildren, Mrs. Guy Magoon, Mrs. Leon Myers, and Miss Doris Geer, also two great-grandchildren, Alton and Lois Magoon.
Those from out of town to attend the funeral were a brother, Eugene Wheelock and Mr. and Mrs. Amos Currier of Holland, Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Hammond and Arline Vermillion of North Troy, and Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Blake of Derby.
Source: Newport Express and Standard, May 25, 1928.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.