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Webster, Simon C.


Age: 25, credited to Granville, VT
Unit(s): 14th VT INF
Service: enl 9/16/62, m/i 10/21/62, CPL, Co. I, 14th VT INF, pr SGT 6/1/63, m/o 7/30/63

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Birth: 04/28/1832, Roxbury, VT
Death: 03/03/1905

Burial: South View Cemetery, Randolph, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Rebecca
Portrait?: Unknown
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: 1890 - Living in Walpole, NH


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South View Cemetery, Randolph, VT

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Simon C. Webster, who would have been 73 of age in April, died at 1 o'clock Friday of heart disease, which began to prey upon his health five years ago. For the last year he had been unable to attend to any work, and since October had failed steadily. He was born in Roxbury, and in 1861 he married Miss Rebecca Jones, who survives him, with a little charge, Gladys Rebecca Gould, whose mother was their foster daughter.

He served his country in the Civil War, enlisting in the 14th Vermont, and participating in the battle of Gettysburg. His enlistment was for nine months, but he remained with the army a year, and then was mustered out.

For sixteen years he was engineer on the Central Vermont railroad, running one engine nine years, and left the road about thirty years ago to enter the grocery business with his brother-in-law, L. T. Lovell, in Bellows Falls.

During the last of his illness his mind reverted to his railroad experiences, and he seemed to be living over that part of his life, continually imagining himself on the on the driver's seat, with his hands on the throttle of the old locomotive.

After five years in the grocery business he removed from Bellows Falls to Randolph, and bought the house on Weston Street, in which he died. For eleven years this place had been his home, with a brief sojourn of two years in Rockingham, for the benefit of his health., from which he returned just a year ago.

Besides his wife, and foster granddaughter, Mr. Webster left a sister, Mrs. G. F. Jones of Randolph, a brother Moses Webster of Tunbridge; two half sisters, Mrs. Alice Bruce, and Mrs, Edward Green of South Royalton, and a half brother, Carl McAllister, pullman car conductor of the Central Vermont. The funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Christian Church, Rev. Fraser Metzger officiating. The Odd Fellows acted as escort and the service was in charge of U. S. Grant Post, G. ., R. The Women's Relief Corps, to which Mrs Webster belonged, attended in a body, and there were a great many beautiful floral tributes presented by organizations and friends.

All the brothers and sisters were present at the service, with the exception of Moses Webster of Tunbridge, who could not attend. Burial was in Southview Cemetery.

Source: West Randolph Herald and News, March 9, 1905
Courtesy of Deanna French

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