Age: 18, credited to Dummerston, VTVITALS
Birth: 06/28/1843, Jamaica, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
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Springfield Republican, March 24, 1932
FRANKLIN STOCKWELL, CIVIL WAR VET DIES
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.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.