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Todd, Robert

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 0, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 21st NY CAV
Service: 21st NY CAV

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VITALS

Birth: unknown, Unknown
Death: 08/11/1905

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 32687444

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(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

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT

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Robert Todd

Rutland Daily Herald, Aug. 12, 1905:

Robert Todd, aged 76 years, died yesterday afternoon at the house of correction of partial paralysis and old age. He had been ill about four weeks. Todd, together with his wife, who is 80 years old, was committed to the house of correction March 31, being convicted of arson by the Rutland County court and sentenced to serve from two to three years. The crime for which Mr. and Mrs. Todd were found guilty was the burning of the farm house and three barns of Bela Churchill in Chittenden on the night of October 2, 1904. Mr. Churchill was caring for the aged couple at the town's expense.

The case excited much sympathy, owing to the extreme age of the defendants. Judge Robert Powers, in pronouncing the sentence, said that although the jury's finding in the case must be accepted as proving their guilt, that, in spite of the character of the offense, which was one of the worst known in our laws, he was inclined to temper justice with mercy and sentenced them to serve not less than two years nor more than three years in the house of correction. Todd will be buried in the Evergreen cemetery. [NOTE: Private, Co. G., 21st Regt. N.Y. Cav. in the Civil War.]


contributed by Jen Snoots



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