Hutchins, Thomas A.
Age: 27, credited to Bennington, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 6/15/61, m/i 6/20/61, MSCN, 2nd VT INF Band, disch 12/19/61, SOWD
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Birth: 12/13/1833, Shaftsbury, VT
Burial: Old First Church Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 43723925
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Thomas A. Hutchins
Feb. 9, 1909
DEATH OF THOMAS A. HUTCHINS
Passing Away of One of Bennington's Oldest Residents
Thomas A. Hutchins, one of Bennington's oldest and highly-respected citizens died at Brattleboro about 5 o'clock Monday afternoon. He had been in failing health during the past two years, but his death was unexpectedly hastened by a fall sustained a few days ago.
Thomas Austin Hutchins was born in Shaftsbury December 13, 1833. He came to Bennington in 1851 and entered the employ of Lyons & Thatcher, who had established the famous United States pottery two years previous. He was married November 27, 1855, to Elizabeth B. Squires and of their four children three are living, Henry B. of Bennington, Charles S. of Burlington, Ia., and Mary Hutchins Wilcox of New York. Another son, Fred S. was fatally injured at Hoosick Falls about two years ago while superintending the loading of machinery for the Walter A. Wood Machine company.
Mr. Hutchins was for a time engaged in the grocery business in a building which occupied the present site of the Cutler block on Main street and later was connected with the Glastenbury electric railroad.
With the outbreak of the civil war he enlisted in the band of the second Vermont regiment, company A which was recruited entirely from the towns of Bennington and Whitingham.
The deceased was one of the oldest members of St. Peters church, having been confirmed in 1857. He served as vestryman for a number of years and was also a member of the choir.
A conscientious citizen, a man of genial personality and a wide acquaintance especially among the people of his generation, the news of Mr. Hutchins death will be received with sincere regret in the community.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.