Hildreth, Frank J.
Age: 0, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 32nd MA INF
Service: 32nd MA INF
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Birth: 04/18/1846, Unknown
Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 13906072
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
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DEATH TODAY OF FRANK J. HILDRETH
Was Civil War Veteran and Before Retirement Was Cabinet maker 14 Years for H. W. Sargent
Frank J. Hildreth, 78, a Civil War veteran, died at 7. 45 o'clock this morning at his home at 100 High street, where he had been ill since Sept. 8 with heart trouble complicated with inflammation of the stomach and intestines
He was a native of Westmorland, N. H., a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jason Hildreth, and was born April 18, 1846. He went with his father to New York as a young man and they were engaged in farming for a time. After the outbreak of the Civil War he went to Massachusetts and enlisted in Company K, 32d regiment, and served nearly three years, the last of his service being with the Sharpshooters
At the close of the Civil War Mr. Hildreth went to California and remained six years. He came to Brattleboro in the early 70's. For some time he conducted a billiard and pool room in the basement of the Hooker building on Main street and later was engaged in carpentry, being employed by different contractors. For 14 years previous to his retirement six years ago because of ill health he was employed by H. W. Sargent, cabinet maker
On Feb. 6, 1875, Mr. Hildreth married Miss Ella A. Johnson, a native of Wolcott and daughter of Charles and Lavina Johnson, the ceremony being performed in West Brattleboro by Rev. Charles A. Votey, pastor of the Baptist church. She died June 6, 1920. . One son, Irving B. Hildreth, a chauffeur, who has always lived at home, survives
Mr. Hildreth was a member of Sedgwick Post, Grand Army of the Republic, but of no other organization. He was an expert workman, who took pride in having every job that left his hands as nearly perfect as possible
The funeral arrangements have not been made.
Source: Brattleboro Reformer, November 15, 1924
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.