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Thurston, William

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 0, credited to Waterford, VT
Unit(s): 14th ME INF
Service: 14th ME INF

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VITALS

Birth: 1844, Vermont
Death: 06/10/1910

Burial: Passumpsic Village Cemetery, Waterford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 113392130

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Hannah S., 6/18/1910, 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: Committed suicide - arsenic poisoning

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Passumpsic Village Cemetery, Waterford, VT

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Obituary

PASSUMPSIC
A Sudden Death

William Thurston died at his home late Friday night after an illness of only a day. He was next to the youngest of a family of eight children of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Thurston, born in Brighton, Me., in 1844. In 1865 he enlisted as a private in the army and served until the close of the war in Company K, 14th regiment of Maine. In 1879 he married Hannah Towle of Stanstead and moved to Passumpsic. He worked for the Boston & Maine railroad 12 years. He then went to farming and was a successful farmer. He was a kind husband, a good accommodating neighbor, and honorable in his deal. Besides his wife he leaves a son, A. R. Thurston, a brother, Charles, of Belfast, Me., and four grandchildren. The funeral was held at his home at 1:30 Monday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Bole officiating. The bearers were T. M. Keith, Edwin Fulford, Oliver Woods, Henry Moore, all old soldiers. The interment was in the Passumpsic cemetery. Those from out of town who attended the funeral were Mrs. Mark Little and son, from Woodsville, Mrs. William Bucklam of West Derby, Mrs. Asa Livingstone and daughter from Waterford, and Ward Wheeler of West Burke.

Source: St. Johnsbury Caledonian, June 15, 1910.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.