Thompson, John R.
Age: 21, credited to St. Johnsbury, VTVITALS
Birth: 1836, Littleton, NHADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
St. Johnsbury Center Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
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and other veterans who may be buried there.
Those in this village who remember Maj. Thompson, members of the 15th Regt. ,Vt. Vols., and many others, will learn with regret of his death, which recently occurred in Washington, D.C., as the result of an accident in the street. The St. Johnsbury Republican has the following: Major John R. Thompson of St. Johnsbury, for many years a clerk in the clerk's office in the senate, died in Washington Monday morning. Major Thompson was a veteran of the late war, serving in Senator Proctor's regiment. He was president of the Vermont Association of Washington and one of the best known Vermonters in the city. Major Thompson was born in Littleton, N.H., in the year 1830. He came to St. Johnsbury in 1850 and married Miss Armington, a sister of Mrs. Edward Ide of St. Johnsbury Center. He went soon to Barton and engaged in the furniture business, remaining till1858. When the war broke out, he enlisted as a private in Co. K, 15th Regt., Vt. Vols., of which Senator Proctor was Col., Gen Grout, Lieut. Col., and Dr. G.B. Bullard, surgeon. Major Thompson was promoted to a lieutenancy and was detailed soon after he got into the field to have charge of the ambulance corps of Stannard's brigade. After the war he was appointed to a position in the treasury department, which he held for twenty years. Cleveland's first administration deprived him of this position, and he became assistant secretary of the senate. Maj. Thompson was a gentle, whole-souled, loyal friend, and as thorough a patriot who ever lived. He was a prominent G.A.R. man, and a very popular man among his comrades. He leaves many devoted friends in Vermont, New Hampshire and Washington.
Orleans County Monitor, Feb 19, 1894
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.