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Sherwin, Oscar W.


Age: 36, credited to Grafton, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: comn 2LT, Co. D, 16th VT INF, 8/29/62 (10/12/62), resgd 12/26/62

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Birth: 11/10/1825, Grafton, VT
Death: 10/06/1898

Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: 378
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 14163730


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: VHS off-site
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 Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT

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Oscar W. Sherwin, 73, died at his home, 31 South Main Street, Thursday morning. He was a son of Jonathan and Margaret Christy Sherwin of Grafton, where he was born Nov. 10, 1825.

He came to Brattleboro in 1864, and lived here the greater part of the time since then. He was among the oldest employs of the Estey Organ Company.

He was a member of Company D. Sixteenth Vermont regiment, and Sedgwick Post, G. A, R. of Brattleboro.

He is survived by a wife and daughter, Mrs. P. E. Polland, of Waltham, Mass., a brother, Solon Sherwin, of Springfield, this state, three nephews, Christy Sherwin, of Dallas, Texas, C. H. Cambridge, principal of the Peacham Academy, ( Vt. ), and Prof. W. H. Cambridge, of St. Mark's School, Southboro, Mass.

Mr. Sherwin was highly esteemed by all who had acquaintance with him. Unassuming in manner, he held his friends by force of upright character, being well informed from careful reading and possessing a retentive memory his conversation was such as would leave lasting impressions for good.

Later years have brought him much ill health. Careful nursing by a faithful wife has alone given to him his three score years and ten

Source: Vermont Phoenix, Oct. 7, 1898
Courtesy of Deanna French.

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