Poland, Joseph Monroe
Age: 21, credited to Montpelier, VTVITALS
Birth: 04/24/1841, Johnson, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT
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Joseph M. Poland
Joseph Monroe Poland
Was a son of Hon. Joseph and Mary Ann (ROwell) Poland, and was born in Johnson, Vt., 24 April 1841. SOon after his bbirth his parents removed to Montpelier, where his preliminary education was obtained. In the autumn following his graduation he enlisted in the 15th regiment Vermont Volunteers and became its adjutant 2 October 1862. This rank he held until the regiment was mustered out in August 1863. He was then for several years a deputy collector of internal revenue. From 1868 to 1880 he was associated withhis father in the publication and editorial conduct of the Vermont Watchman. He went to Chicago in October 1881 and for a time was engaged in the business of insurance, but soon went to Ohama to take charge of an edition of the Omaha Bee, published at Council Bluffs, Iowa.
In 1888, in consequence of a severe attack of pneumonia, he went from Council Bluffs to chicago, and entered a hospital for treatment, where he remained until, a few months before his death, he returned to the East.
He married 21 November 1866 Josephine, a daughter of Thomas Reed of Montpelier, who with one daughter survives him (1895). He died at Marblehead, Mass., 16 September 1891.
Source: University of Vermont Obituary Record, Compiled by a Committee of the Associate Alumni, No. 1, Burlingtom, 1895, pages 124-125.