Bigelow, George Henry
Age: 24, credited to Burlington, VTVITALS
Birth: 05/21/1838, Buckingham, PQ, CanadaADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Elmwood Avenue Cemetery, Burlington, VT
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Death of Vermont Journalist
George H. Bigelow, 20 or 30 years ago a prominent man in this state, died in Burlington on Monday. The following facts are gathered from the Burlington Free Press: He was a native of Buckingham, Canada, and a graduate of the Burlington University. In 1860 he bought the Burlington Times, which had been established two years previous by D.W.C. Clark. His younger brother Lucius was soon associated with him in his ownership and editorship of the paper, which on the 1st of January, 1869, became merged in the Free Press.
He served three years in the army; was for four years, 1867-1869 postmaster of Burlington; in 1871 became assistant editor of the Free Press and Times, which position he held for several years; in 1812 (sic) he represented Chittenden County in the state senate; he was one of the delegates at large to the Republican Convention of 1876; in 1878 and '79 he was appointed a special agent to the post office department, which he held until about four years ago, when symptoms of the disease of the brain, which finally destroyed him, began to manifest.
When in his prime he was well known as an able and industrious journalist. His sister, Elizabeth Bigelow of Burlington and brother Lucius Bigelow of Portland, Oregon are the only survivors of his father's family.
The Caledonian, March 9, 1888
Courtesy of Deanna French.