Age: 24, credited to Jericho, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 9/6/61, m/i 9/16/61, Pvt, Co. I, 5th VT INF, reen 12/15/63, m/o 6/29/65
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Birth: 1837, New York, NY
Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Jericho, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 17280300
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Pleasant View Cemetery, Jericho, VT
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ROBERT WHITE DIES
Civil War Veteran Dies Day Before His 92nd Birthday
UNDERHILL, Feb. 3. – The death of Robert White, which occurred at his late home here on Friday night, removed one of the oldest residents, not only of this village, but also of the whole town. Had Mr. White lived a few hours longer he would have reached his 92nd year for his birthday was on Saturday.
Mr. White had been in failing health throughout the winter. His last illness was of three weeks' duration due to a general breaking down. He was the last one of a family of eight.
Robert T. White was the oldest child of Robert and Sarah MacCallon White and was born in New York city not long after his parents had come to this country from Ireland. For many years he was a resident of this village and here he acquired a large circle of friends for whom he always had a kind word and a welcome smile.
He was among the first volunteer to enlist from the home town at the outbreak of the Civil War, becoming a member of Company I of the 5th Vermont regiment. Mr. White served the entire four years of the war.
Mr. White was always an active member of the L.H. Bostwick Post No. 6 and was commander of this organization at the time of his death.
He is survived in his immediate family by one daughter, Mrs. Effie Tillson of this place; one son, J.G. White of Burlington; three grandchildren and by two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be a military one and the services will be held on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Congregational Church. Burial will be in the village cemetery.
Source: The Burlington Free Press, February 4, 1929
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.