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White, Leander

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to Bennington, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 8/19/62, m/i 9/26/62, Pvt, Co. G, 1st VT CAV, m/o 6/21/65

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VITALS

Birth: 08/16/1837, Unknown
Death: 10/17/1910

Burial: Veterans Home Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: 11
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 43541425

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Mary L., 10/25/1910, NY
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Died at Bennington Soldiers' Home

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Veterans Home Cemetery, Bennington, VT

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Obituary

DIES ON TROLLEY CAR
Leander White, an Inmate of the Soldiers' Home, Suddenly Stricken

Bennington, Oct. 19. - Leander White, aged 73 years, and an inmate of the Vermont Soldiers' Home here, died suddenly on a Hoosick Falls car early Monday evening while coming from that village to North Bennington.

Mr. White had been spending the day in Hoosick Falls and the return trip was taken suddenly ill at Walloomsac. An improvement was soon noticed in his condition and he was permitted to continue the trip. When the car had reached North Bennington an effort was made to arouse the aged veteran, but it was at once apparent that he was dead.

Selectman Charles Houghton and Dr. Gleason were notified and the physician said that the man had been dead some few minutes.

The body was then removed to the North Bennington car barn and later to the Walbridge undertaking rooms. It is generally believed that heart failure was the cause of death.

Mr. White was born in New York state. He had been an inmate of the Soldiers' Home for some time. He enlisted from Bennington in the Civil war as a member of the 1st Vermont cavalry. He had been on a furlough since the first of the month and had been visiting his family in Hoosick Falls.

Source: Barre Daily Times, October 19, 1910
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.