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Nichols, Norman


Age: 30, credited to Braintree, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/19/62, m/i 10/4/62, CPL, Co. F, 12th VT INF, pr SGT 12/4/62, m/o 7/14/63

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Birth: 08/22/1832, Braintree, VT
Death: 10/25/1917

Burial: South View Cemetery, Randolph, VT
Marker/Plot: 37-4-4
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Monica White
Findagrave Memorial #: 104724008


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/26/1889, 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: See Benedict's Army Life in Virginia


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South View Cemetery, Randolph, VT

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Norman Nichols Died of Heart Failure At Age of 85.

Norman Nichols, a long time and much respected resident in town, died on Thursday night after a few days of illness. It was learned on Sunday that Mr. Nichols was not well, and during the week he continued unable to be out but was thought to be improving Thursday, having been up and dressed, but he rapidly failed, and died from the effects of heart failure. For years, Mr. Nichols was engaged in bridge building on the Central Vermont railroad and he was an efficient and faithful superintendent over a force of men, but finally he gave up that work and returned here. Following the death of his wife, he had since then had his daughter and husband at the home, Dr. and Mrs. F.C. Angell, and here he had passed the time in much enjoyment. Two weeks ago Dr. Angell went to Boston to take a course of X-ray training preparatory to being a member of the medical reserve, and since that time has received his commission as lieutenant. At the time of Mr. Nichols' death, Mr. Angell was in the city, but has been summoned home. Mr. Nichols is survived by the daughter with whom he was at the time of his death, and two sons at least, one living in New York City, and another in Braintree. Mr. Nichols was a Civil War veteran, and was a member of U.S. Grant post, besides being interested in the W.R.C., which he was ever ready to assist. The funeral will be held Sunday, and the Masonic fraternity will have charge of the services. Deceased had reached the age of 85 and had the respect of the entire community. Having been active to the time of his death, he will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.

Source: Barre Times, Oct. 27, 1917


Funeral of Norman Nichols Brought Out Many Veterans.

The funeral of the late Norman Nichols Sunday was largely attended at his former home on the Highland, Rev. Fraser Metzger officiating. The G.A.R. gave their ritual service at the house, there being present thirteen of his old comrades with whom he had been so long associated. The four grandsons were the bearers, and the Masonic fraternity escorted the remains to the cemetery, and gave the burial service there. Willmer Angell, another grandson, who is a cornetist, sounded "Taps" at the cemetery. Mr. Nichols was a member of the 12th Vermont regiment in the Civil war, and served his nine months in the army, and since that time has been a faithful helper in the post here, and has also assisted the W.R.C. in many ways. Charles Nichols of New York was present at the funeral and many other relatives and friends from the surrounding towns. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Flint of St. Albans were also here to attend the services.

Source: Barre Times, Oct. 30, 1917
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.