Wolcott, Sidney Erwin
Age: 19, credited to Colchester, VTVITALS
Birth: 06/24/1842, Colchester, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Pleasant Prairie Cemetery, Inavale, NE
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Death of S. E. Wolcott.
On the 26th of December last, Mrs. Julia A. Wolcott was buried and on February 17, a little less than two months she was followed by her husband. Fatality seems to often mark cases and this seems to be one so marked. Two weeks prior to her death they were both in good health, two weeks after and the husband was stricken with disease which the best medical aid could not arrest.
Sidney E. Wolcott was born at Colchester, Vermont, June, 24, 1842. At the age of nineteen he entered the First regiment of Cavalry raised in the state in the First Company and served until the close of hostilities with the southern states. With his regiment he saw much severe fighting, having done heroic services in the following large battles, besides many minor ones and skirmishes: Cold Harbor, Antietam, Wilderness, Petersburg and Vicksburg (sic).
At the close of the war he became a farmer by occupation and in 1866 was married to Julia A. Stern, at Burlington, Vt. To this union two children were born, one a girl dying in infancy, the other, Arthur, the only living member of the family left.
The family moved to Ackley, Iowa, from Vermont, in 1881, and three years later to Webster County where they have since resided.
Mr. Wolcott was sick about five weeks, primary cause of the sickness being stomach trouble from which he has suffered since the war, which later developed into peritonitis. He also suffered much from a sabre cut in the head which occurred in a hand-to-hand conflict with a gray coat at Winchester Virginia, in 1863, at which time his horse was shot from under him.
He was a member of the Modern Woodman, G.A.R., and the Star of Jupiter, the Woodmen taking much of the care of him in his last sickness and death. The funeral was held at the M. E. Church at Inavale on Tuesday following the death, and was largely attended, the casket being almost entirely covered by flowers donated by the three different orders to which he belonged.
Rev. Blackwell of Ayr delivered the funeral sermon in a very touching way after which the remains were followed to the cemetery and placed by the side of his wife there to sleep until the last …
Card of Thanks - We wish to tender our special thanks to the friends and neighbors who so kindly helped us in our time of grief and trouble, the sickness and death of our father. -- Arthur and Nora Wolcott.
The Red Cloud Chief, February 22, 1901, page 9.