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Stockwell, Franklin


Age: 18, credited to Dummerston, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 9/6/61, m/i 9/21/61, MSCN, Co. F, 4th VT INF, reen 12/15/63, tr to Co. A, 2/25/65, m/o 7/13/65

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Birth: 06/28/1843, Jamaica, VT
Death: 03/18/1932

Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 117652205


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: VHS Collections, USAHEC 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: See 1914 Brattleboro Daily Reformer Article for biography.


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Courtesy Vermont Historical Society

Reunion on 50th Anniversary

Golden Wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Stockwell -- Children and Grandchildren Present -- Friends and Neighbors Invited to Reception Today.


A family reunion yesterday marked the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Franklink Stockwell of South Main street and the company present included all of the five surviving children and 12 grandchildren, the sons-in-law and daughters-in-law, making a happy party of about 25. Several handsome gifts of gold, flowers and other articles were rpesented, and the spirit of the occasion was entered into heartily by all.

Becaue the anniversary fell on Sunday the public observance was put off until today. Friends and neighbors are invited to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stockwell from 3 to 5 this afternoon and from 8 to 10 tonight for an informal reception.

The children of Mr. and Mrs. Stockwell present at the dinner party were Julius L. Stockwell, the West Brattleboro merchant and postmaster; Archie E. Stockwell; Ruby, wife of Louis P. Massey; Mary, wife of Charles H. Allen; and Miss Edith Stockwell, all of this town. Mr. Stockwell's only brother, Denslow M. Stockwell of South Hadley, Mass., formerly of Dummerston hill, is present today.

Franklin Stockwell is a well-known Civil War veteran, who formerly was in the fish business, but who for several years has had charge of the government burial lot in Prospect Hill cemtery and has assisted the sexton of the cemetery. He was born in Dummerston June 28, 1843, a son of Jonas F. and Lucinda (Jillson) Stockwell. From there he came to Brattleboro at the age of 17 years and enlisted as drummer boy in Company F, 4th Vermont regiment. This regiment became part of the famous Vermont Brigade. Mr.Stockwell served three years and 10 months, the last two years as despatch carrier. A horse was shot dead under him while he was riding from headquarters to the front at Spottsylvania Court House with an important message, and several times bullets passed through his clothing, but he was not injured.

He was mustered out of the service at Flint Hill, Va., July 15, 1865. Soon afterward he bought a farm in Guilford, which he conducted two years, coming then to Brattleboro. He was married Nov. 21 following his discharge from the army.

For four years Mr. Stockwellworking in a lumber yard and for about a year he was a policeman. He then entered the fish business and either worked for others or conducted a market himself many years, being proprietor eight years. He has one brother, but no sisters. He is a member of Sedgwick post, G.A.R.

Mrs. Stockwell's maiden name was Frances E. Moore. She was born in Delaware, O., Feb. 4, 1841, a daughter of Abel and Ruby Hadley (Griffeth) Moore. She is of Revolutionary descent. She had been an efficient help meet and a delightful home maker. She is a member od Sedwick Woman's Relief corps. Mrs. Stockwell has no brothers or sisters.

Source: Brattleboro Daily Reformer, 22 Nov 1915
Courtesy of Gail Lynde



Brattleboro, Vt., March 18 - Franklin Stockwell, 88, died this morning at his home on South Main street after about a year of ill health. He was born in Dummerston, June 28, 1842, son of Jonas F. and Wanda (Jillson) Stockwell. He came to Brattleboro when 17 to enlist as a drummer boy in Co. F, 4th Vermont regiment, an organization which later formed a part of the famous Vermont brigade.

He served nearly four years, being mustered out of service July 15, 1865. He then conducted a farm in Guilford for two or three years, coming in 1870 to Brattleboro, where he had since lived. He conducted a fish market for several years. Before his retirement he had charge of the United States government plot in Prospect Hill cemetery.

He was commander of Sedgwick Grand Army post, now reduced to five or six men. In 1865 Mr. Stockwell married Miss Frances E. Moore of Brattleboro. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary November 21, 1915. Mrs. Stockwell died about 10 years ago.

Of six children five survive. They are James L. Stockwell of West Brattleboro, Archie E. Stockwell and Mrs. Louis P. Massey of Brattleboro, Mrs. Charles H. Allen of West Brattleboro and Mrs. Herbert P. Lackey, who lives with her father at the South main street home.

The funeral will be held at 2:30 Monday afternoon at Mitchell's funeral home, Rev. Paul F. Swarthout of the First Baptist church officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Hill cemetery.

Source: Springfield Republican, March 24, 1932
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.

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