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Holden, Willard


Age: 0, credited to Montpelier, VT
Unit(s): 3rd MA HARTY
Service: 2nd LT, Co. C, 3rd MA HARTY

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Birth: unknown, unknown
Death: 05/08/1899

Burial: Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT
Marker/Plot: Lot 880
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

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


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
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: None


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Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT

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Willard Holden died early Monday morning at his home on Elm Street, aged 60 years. Mr. Holden gave up work last October, and has since been gradually failing, although he had been confined to bed only a few weeks. Bright's disease was the cause of his death. His sufferings have been intense, but he had borne them with patience and resignation.

For the past nineteen years Mr. Holden had been an efficient and popular railway postal clerk on the Montpelier and Wells railroad. He was born in Arlington Oct. 11, 1838. He was a tinsmith by trade, and followed that business many years in Arlington. He came to Montpelier in 1880, and had since been in the railway postal service.

He had for many years been lay rearer and vestryman of Christ Church, and was faithful in attendance upon the service of the church he loved. On March 16, 1861 he married Claa Coombs of Warehouse Point, Conn., who survives him---with two children, Mrs. Charles Kelsey of Hartford, Conn., and Perley W. Holden, assistant treasurer of the Capital Savings Bank and Trust Company. Mrs. Kelsey arrived this morning, a few minutes after her father's death.

Mr. Holden was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Arlington, and of Brooks Post, G. A. R. He served with credit in the War of the Rebellion as Second Lieutenant of Company C., Third Massachusetts Heavy Artillery.

In Mr. Holden's death Montpelier loses an esteemed citizen. Of a quiet, unassuming nature, his cheery disposition and sterling worth made friends for him wherever he was known. His faithful service for the government during the past nineteen years have been appreciated. and much solicitude has been expressed for him by his superiors in office since he was obliged to give up active work.

His funeral will be held from Christ Church Wednesday afternoon at half-past two, Rev. A. M. Lewis officiating. The members of Aurora Lodge of Masons. and Brooks Post will attend in a body. The burial will be in Green Mount Cemetery.

Source: Vermont Watchman, May 10, 1899
Courtesy of Deanna French

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