Wilson, George J.
Age: 28, credited to East Montpelier, VT; Morristown, VT
Unit(s): Recruit, 11th VT INF
Service: RCRT, enl 2/18/62, m/i 4/12/62, dis/dsb 7/31/62, Burlington; enl 10/12/63, m/i 11/9/63, Pvt, Co. L, 11th VT INF, Pvt, Co. L, 11th VT INF, tr to Co. C, 6/24/65, m/o 9/1/65
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Birth: 09/13/1835, Fairfield, VT
Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Morrisville, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 114809909
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/17/1867; widow Abbie A., 10/31/1914, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career
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Pleasant View Cemetery, Morrisville, VT
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George J. Wilson
Morrisville Messenger: Sept 16,1914
Death Of George J. Wilson
George J. Wilson, one of Morrisville's enterprising citizens, died early Wednesday at his home on Bridge Street,death being due to hardening of the arteries and neuritis. His death occurred just four months to the day from the time of arrival home from an operation at a Burlington hospital where his foot was removed. Since that time he has been in serious condition and death has been hourly expected for several days.
George J. Wilson was born in Fairfield Sept. 13th,1835, one of nine children of John and Rebecca Tift Wilson. Of this large family of children there are only one surviving sister,Mrs. Ellen Carter. His first wife who was Ann Partlow of Johnson, died fifty years ago, leaving one son Edward G., who is a well known businessman in Morrisville. His second wife was Abbie A. Peasley of Sutton, N.H., who with one daughter, Stella V. Wilson survive him.
Mr. Wilson was a member of James M. Warner Post G.A.R., having enlisted Oct 12,1863 in Co. D. 11th Vt Volunteers. He was honorably discharged August 26,1865.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the home. The Grand Army Services were conducted by James M. Warner Post,Austin Wilkens, Commander, and A.A. Niles Chaplain. The bearers were from the George W. Doty Camp,Sons Of Union Veterans and were:G.H. Prior,S.L. Ring, W.F. Benson, Herbert Prior, A.N. St.Louis, and Arthur Fay. M.B. White was in charge, and Rev W.T. Best from the M.E. Church officiated. Interment was made in Pleasant View Cemetery.
Those from out of town to attend the funeral were: G.F. Lackey and daughter Miss Ruth Lackey, also Frank Farr of Montpelier, Mrs. Ellen Carter, a sister,of Ravine, Wis.,James Wilson of Hyde Park, and Edwin Gallup of North Hyde Park.
Submitted by Deanna French.