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George, James A.


Age: 18, credited to Newbury, VT
Unit(s): 1st NH HARTY
Service: 1st Company NH HVY ARTY

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Birth: 04/14/1846, Pembroke, NH
Death: 11/02/1919

Burial: Wells River Cemetery, Newbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 112762932


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: None


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Wells River Cemetery, Newbury, VT

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WELLS RIVER -- The funeral for J. A. George, who died Sunday evening at 5:30, was held at 1:30 p. m. the funeral services were conducted by Col. Preston Post of the G.A.R. Interment was in the Wells River cemetery.

Barre Daily Times, Nov. 5, 1919
Courtesy of Deanna French



Wells River

William H. Goodwin, a lifelong resident of the town and Wells River, died at Cottage Hospital last Thursday morning about 7 o'clock. Mr. Goodwin had been sick for some time, and was taken to the hospital in September. Funeral services were held in the Wells River Church Saturday afternoon at 1:30, Rev. Donald Fraser officiating. The interment was in the family lot in the local cemetery.

Mr. Goodwin, fifth son of William and Mary Goodwin, was born Oct. 25, 1840, at Newbury, where he spent his boyhood days.

On April 20, 1861, he enlisted in Co. G., 2d New Hampshire Volunteers for three months. On being mustered out he re-enlisted in Co. H. 3d New Hampshire Volunteers, serving in that outfit until his discharge on account of wounds on Sept. 11, 1862. He was wounded at the Battle of James Island.

He was first married to Eva M. Dexter, Nov. 8, 1886. Later he married Mary B. White, to whom one daughter was born, Muriel, who died when about 21 years old.

Mr. Goodwin was a member of Col. Preston Post, G.A.R., and of Cain Lodge F. & A. M. of Lisbon.

His only surviving blood relative is a niece, of Boston, Mass, although he left several relatives by marriage, who make their home in Woodsville.

James A. George---In the death of James A. George, Wells River loses one of its oldest citizens, and the local G.A.R. its youngest member. Mr. George, who has been sick for over a year, died at his home on Water Street late Sunday, Nov. 2. Funeral services were held at the late home on Tuesday, the Rev. Smith officiating, while the G.A.R. had charge at the grave. Interment was in Wells River cemetery.

J. A. George was born in Hebron, N.H., in 1846. He served throughout the Civil War in a New Hampshire regiment. On March 7, 1872 he married Miss. Abbie Mason, of North Haverhill, moving almost immediately to Wells River, where he has made his home ever since. During his last illness he was tenderly cared for by his daughters, who did all possible to make his last days as comfortable as possible.

Mr. George was a member of Col. Preston Post, G.A.R., and a charter member of the Odd Fellows order, and a past Master of Pulaski Lodge, No. 58, F. & A. M.

He is survived by six children, Elmer, George of Woodsville, N.H., Frank and Fred, Mrs. Sly and Mrs. Roy Clark of Wells River; by five grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Martha Clifford, of Haverhill, N.H. to whom sympathy of the entire community is extended.

In the loss of the above two men, Col. Preston Post loses two of its most active members, dropping its membership to only eight, while Wells River loses two of its best citizens.

Source: Barre Daily Times, Nov. 12, 1919
Courtesy of Deanna French

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