Horton, Myron Joseph
Age: 21, credited to Poultney, VT
Unit(s): 51st MA INF, 1st MA CAV
Service: Co. E, 51st MA INF, 6th Unattached Co. MA, 1LT, Co. A, 1st MA CAV
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Birth: 08/03/1841, Mount Holly, VT
Burial: Poultney Cemetery, Poultney, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Steve Smith
Findagrave Memorial #: 23648303
Alias?: None noted
Portrait?: Poultney GAR Collection
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)
2nd Great Grandfather of Steven E. Smith, Oxford, CT
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Poultney Cemetery, Poultney, VT
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Myron J. Horton
Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger, January 14, 1904
Myron J. Horton Dead
Was a Resident of Poultney and Prominent in Fraternal Orders
Poultney, Jan. 8. - Myron J. Horton died here last night.
Myron J. Horton was born in Mount Holly, in 1841. In 1862 he was a resident of Westboro, Mass., and enlisted in the 57th Massachusetts regiment and served with it in the Civil War.
Mr. Horton came to Poultney in 1877 and had been since that time one of the leading citizens and merchants of that place. He had been for 15 years treasurer of the town of Poultney. In 1878, principally through his efforts, Joyce post, G.A.R., was organized and he was elected as commander. He was also re-elected to the same position in 1879 and by the unanimous desire of the post he was again elected as commander in December 1899.
He was well known throughout the state and all New England in Masonic, Odd Fellow and Grand Army circles. He had held the offices of grand master of the grand council of Royal and Select Masters, and grand high priest of the Grand Arch chapter, also grand master of the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows. He was a member of Killington Commandery, Knights Templar.
In 1890 he was appointed by Governor Page as an aid on his staff with the rank of colonel. In 1891 while a member of the governor's staff he was designated as special escort for President Harrison
during his tour through Vermont as the representative of the governor.
Submitted by Tom Boudreau.