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Wood, Mason John

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Vernon, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 7/22/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. E, 11th VT INF, m/o 1/11/64, d/svc 1906

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VITALS

Birth: 06/04/1844, Woodbury, VT
Death: 04/04/1903

Burial: Tyler Cemetery, Vernon, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Don Streeter

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/2/1888, VT; widow Bridget D., 4/27/1901, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
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)

Remarks: None

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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BURIAL:

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Tyler Cemetery, Vernon, VT

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Obituary

Mason J. Wood

Mason J. Wood died very suddenly at his Cedar street home Saturday, probably from a slight shock. He had been in poor health for 20 years, especially so since Jan. 1 last, and had suffered two shocks before. On Saturday he had been feeling unusually well and had been about and out of doors. Funeral services were held at his late home Monday, under the direction of the G. A. R., whose regular service was used. Burial was in the Tyler cemetery in Vernon.

Mason John Wood was born n Vernon, June 4, 1844. he was the son of John Wood for years baggage master, night telegraph operator and policeman here. He served three years in the Civil War with credit, and at his death was drawing a pension of $30 per month. After the war he was employed for 10 years by the then Central Vermont railroad company, part of the time as engineer; and for several years afterward worked in the machine shops here, and as engineer at the asylum. He was a giant in stature and strength and weighed 240 pounds. In his prime he was called the strongest man in Brattleboro and he was also the most thorough and ingenious of mechanics. It is related of him that while working in a machine shop here a big 1700 pound paper roll which they were making fell upon a workman and three men tried in vain to release the victim. Mason thrust them aside and applying his splendid strength to one end of the roll quickly freed the man beneath. He was a kind man, a good man and generally liked. He was married in October, 1875, to Mrs. Bridget Delia Howard who survives him. He is the last of his family.

Source: Windham County Reformer, April 10, 1903
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.