Hildreth, Frank J.
Age: 0, credited to Brattleboro, VTVITALS
Birth: 04/18/1846, UnknownADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
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 hos 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.
Brattleboro Reformer, November 15, 1924
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.