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Edminster, James N.


Age: 22, credited to Windsor, VT
Unit(s): 9th NH INF
Service: enl, Cornish, 8/1/62, comn 1LT, 8/10/62, m/i, 2LT, Co. E, 9tn NH INF, 8/23/62, rsgnd 10/27/62

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Birth: 11/27/1839, Cornish, NH
Death: 12/01/1878

Burial: Ascutney Cemetery, Windsor, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 99558461


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
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: Died in Denver, CO


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Ascutney Cemetery, Windsor, VT

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James N. Edminster

The Vermont Journal, December 7, 1878

Death of James Nathan Edminster

With sorrow we record the death of James N. Edminster, Esq., of this village (Windsor, VT). His decease took place on Sunday evening, December 1st, at his home, where he was surrounded by his family and kindred who ministered to him every possible relief and comfort, until in the calmness and strength of the Christian faith he yielded his life to the God who gave it. Mr. Edminster was born in Cornish, N. H., Nov. 27, 1839, was educated chiefly at K. U. Academy, Meriden, N. H., and was ready to enter College at the commencement of the late war, when he enlisted as Lieutenant in a New Hampshire Regiment, and was soon promoted to the Captaincy. After serving for a time, his health entirely failed, and he was honorably discharged. Recovering partially he began the study of the law, with the late W. H. Howard of Windsor. He finally completed the law course at Albany, N. Y., was admitted to the bar of Windsor County Court, and entered upon the practice of the law, in Windsor, in 1865. Devoting himself closely to his profession, he soon attracted to his office a large share of legal business in town, and the vicinity, rising to a degree of prominence, at the bar, which gave high promise for him in the future. For a time he was State's Attorney for Windsor Co., and served with such success that the grand jury passed resolutions highly complimentary to his fidelity and stability. But his enfeebled physical condition, after the exposures and severities of the war, formed a constant and growing obstacle to the increase of professional and public labors and services. About one year ago he was compelled to resort to a change of climate, and so he went to Denver, Colorado, where, and in that vicinity he has spent the last year. He returned on Friday, the 22d ult., and on Wednesday afternoon, 4th inst., from the Baptist church edifice, which he had earnestly and liberally helped to build, and in the presence of a large number of our citizens, and of several members of his profession from the surrounding towns, his remains were born to the cemetery for burial, with the highest tokens of respect and affection. He died in the very prime of life. He lived long enough to achieve a reputation for integrity and fidelity to his trusts, and ability for his ends of which no man need be ashamed. As an example of patience, under suffering, and of hopeful laborious toil to the end, while disease was steadily reducing his strength, few men are his compeers. He was an exemplary member of the Baptist church, and he leaves a wife, Helen G. (Porter) Edminster daughter of the late Rev. Lemuel Porter, D.D., of Pittsfield, Mass., and a son of nine years of age.

Contributed by Cathy Hoyt.

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