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Wright, John Henry

Age: 22, credited to Norwich, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF, 3rd VT LARTY
Service: enl 9/7/61, m/i 10/15/61, 1SGT, Co. B, 6th VT INF, red, comn 2LT, 1/2/64 (1/13/64), 3rd VT LARTY BTRY, pr 1LT, 7/26/64 (8/10/64), reen 1/5/64, m/o 5/29/65 [College: NU 62]

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Birth: 12/06/1837, Thetford, VT
Death: 10/21/1907

Burial: West Cemetery, Middlebury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 39157731
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, VHS off-site, MHI off-site
College?: NU 62
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: more off-site

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West Cemetery, Middlebury, VT

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(Gibson Collection)


John Wright, 69, an employee of the Estey Organ Company more than 40 years, who gave up his position last spring on account of failing health, died Monday afternoon in the home of Enos White, 4 Forest Street, where he had been boarding. Mr Wright stood high in the esteem of his shopmates, and employers, and was much respected throughout the community. The Odd Fellows was the only organization of which he ever affiliated, but in his quiet way had made a large circle of friends in his long residence in town.

He was born in Enosburg Falls, Dec. 6, 1837, and lived in that town until he was 14, when he went to Montgomery with his parents. He worked with his father on a farm, and learned the trade of carpenter and wheelwright. When a young man he went to Keene, where he was in the employ of the old Cheshire Railroad shops. In 1865 he came to Brattleboro to take a position in the Estey shops. For many years he was employed as an inspector, and more recently in the setting up department.

Last May his health became so poor that he was obliged to give up work. In June he went to the Brattleboro Home for the Aged, but stayed there only seven weeks. His health continued to fail, though he was able to be up until Friday. The principal cause of his death was brights disease.

In May 1869 he married Miss Sarah Glenn Selleck at Brattleboro, who died 12 years ago. He leaves two brothers, Daniel L, and Amos Wright, of Montgomery, and a sister, Mrs Joseph Foster, of Troy, N. H, .

The funeral was held in the home yesterday morning at 10:o'clock, Rev. Harry Miles, pastor of the Congregational Church officiated, and Wantastiquet Lodge Odd Fellows took charge of the service. The body was taken to Middlebury for burial.
Vermnont Phoenix, Oct. 25, 1907

Courtesy of Deanna French