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Stoughton, Homer Richard

Age: 25, credited to Randolph, VT
Unit(s): 2nd USSS
Service: comn CPT, Co. E, 2nd USSS, 9/25/61 (9/25/61), pr MAJ 9/17/62, pr LTC 6/24/63, pr COL 1/19/64 (1/19/64), wdd, Spotsylvania, 5/10/64, pow, Petersburg, 6/21/64, prld 12/1/64, m/o 1/23/65

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Birth: 11/13/1836, Quechee, VT
Death: 1902

Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 13245227
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: White Collection, 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

2nd Great Grandfather of Homer R. Stoughton 3rd, Johnson City, TN

2nd Great Grandfather of Thomas J. Basnight, Speculator, NY

Great Grandfather of Peter Beisler, Rangeley, ME

Great Grandfather of David J. Beisler, Jamesville, NY

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Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, VT

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The Kalamazoo Gazette-News

Kalamazoo, Mich., Saturday Morning, September 20, 1902. NO 227

Died While Visiting Otsego.

Otsego, Mich., Sept. 19. Colonel Homer Stoughton, aged 66, of Barre, Vermont, here on a visit, was stricken with apoplexy and died within an hour. He was a colonel in Berdan's sharpshooters during the civil war and an employee of the Vermont Central Railroad. He leaves a widow, who accompanied him on his visit and six children. The remains will be taken to Vermont.

The Evening Press. Five O'Clock

Grand Rapids, Mich., Thursday, September 18, 1902

Died Far From Home.

Vermont Man Was Stricken With Apoplexy at Otsego.

Otsego, Sept. 18. Col. Homer R. Stoughton and wife of Barry, Vt., arrived last Friday to visit Captain and Mrs. H. C. Stoughton of this place. The two brothers attended the ball game yesterday afternoon and while there Colonel Stoughton was stricken with apoplexy. He was taken to his brother's home and died soon after. Mr. Stoughton was a colonel in Berdan's sharp shooter's in the Civil war, and was 66 years old.

St. Albans Daily Messenger

ST. ALBANS, VT., THURSDAY, September 18, 1902


Col. H. R. Stoughton.

Col. H. R. Stoughton, a popular and widely known resident of Barre and superintendent of the Barre Branch of the Central Vermont railway, died Wednesday afternoon in Otsego, Mich. Death was due to heart failure and was sudden as he dropped dead while supposedly in his usual health. His wife was with him in Otsego. His son, Homer R. Stoughton, left for Michigan Wednesday night and with Mrs. Stoughton, will accompany the body to Barre for burial.

Colonel Stoughton would have been 66 years old in November. He was born in Quebec and from the age of seventeen until the present day, with the exception of eight years in Alabama and the time spent in the Union army during the Civil War, had been a constant employee of the Central Vermont Railway. In September, 1861, he raised a company of sharpshooters and served with gallantry throughout the war. He participated in many engagements and was captured and taken prisoner at Petersboro. He was confined in the rebel prison pens at Bacon, Charlestown, and Columbia, S. C.

He married Miss C. A. Atwood, of Ripton, who, with seven children, survives him. He moved to Barre in December, 1892, having previously resided in Randolph and South Royalton. He had also lived in Oberlin Ohio, and in Alabama a period of eight years. In the latter place he was at first auditor of the Shelby Iron Co. and later its general manager and vice-president.

Colonel Stoughton had been in poor health for several months past and went west in the hope of receiving benefit there.

Contributed by Bob Hackett.


Source: The Barre Enterprise (Illustrated Edition), Barre, Vermont, April 27, 1897

Contributed by Denis & Karen Jaquish.