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Boutelle, William LeBarron


Age: 18, credited to Middlebury, VT
Unit(s): 1st NH HARTY
Service: enl, Nashua, 8/24/64, m/i, Pvt, Co. F, 1st NH HARTY, m/o 6/15/65

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Birth: 05/25/1848, Nashua, NH
Death: 11/29/1916

Burial: Prospect Cemetery, Middlebury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 40835573


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/28/1910, MA; widow Almira L., 12/21/1917, MA
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: None


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Prospect Cemetery, Middlebury, VT

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On Sunday At 2 p. m., all that was mortal of William Boutelle was laid to rest in Prospect Hill cemetery. He was an old soldier, with a splendid record for himself and his family. When the war broke out in 61 he, with four brothers and his father, enlisted in the First New Hampshire Heavy Artillery. They all served through the war and returned to their home, not one of them having received a wound. Mr. Boutelle enlisted when very young, for he was only 68 when he died, and not until he was 62 years old, when his age entitled him to it, did he receive a pension. The circumstances attending his death were peculiarly distressing, as he and his wife, to whom he had been married 45 years, had started on a pleasure trip, expecting to absent from home about three months. They were visiting friends, a Mr. and Mrs. Tosier in Saxonsville, Mass., when he was suddenly stricken with pleuresy which developed into pneumonia and in three days he had passed on to that "bourne from which no traveler returns." He was a brave soldier, a good citizen, a generous, kind-hearted genial man with a cheerful word and a friendly smile for all with whom he came in contact. He had made many friends in the community who will miss him. The funeral services were held at Saxonsville, but a large number of friends gathered at the cemetery where the burial was read by Rev. Frederick H. Bidwell. The bearers were Austen Peck, Chester Elmer, Clarence Russell, Kent Kirby, Reuben Damon and Melvin Damon. Mr. Boutelle was an enthusiastic member of the Grand Army and also a member of the Masonic fraternity. Mrs. Boutelle has the sympathy of the entire community.

Source: Orwell Citizen, December 7, 1916.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.