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Atherton, Frank H.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 20, credited to Duxbury, VT
Unit(s): 17th VT INF
Service: enl 3/11/65, m/i 3/11/65, Pvt, Co. K, 17th VT INF, enl one yr., m/o 7/14/65

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VITALS

Birth: 03/07/1845, Duxbury, VT
Death: 11/28/1900

Burial: Hope/Village Cemetery, Waterbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 72799272

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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Hope/Village Cemetery, Waterbury, VT

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Obituary

Frank H. Atherton died of Bright's disease at his home in Waterbury, Nov. 28th. Mr. Atherton was born in Waterbury, the son of Newton Atherton. As a young man, he indicated a capacity for affairs requiring a clear head and a resolute spirit. He was for many years a deputy sheriff of Washington County. His efficiency as an officer, where accuracy and certainty in performance of a duty, and when a difficult piece of detective work was required, marked him for promotion, and in 1884 he was nominated to the Chief's office. He was the only man that could be found who dared to face the violators of the fish laws on Lake Champlain and was able to meet and subdue them. He was the hero of several daring arrests of criminals, showing a keen sent on the trail, a skill in planning and a resolution in making capture, which won him high accreditation and honor. He was faithful to duty. and a duty confided to him was faithfully observed His signal efficiency as sheriff secured him the distinction of repeated unusual re-elections, receiving the last in 1888.

After his retirement from the office of sheriff he was engaged as a commercial traveler till malady that had laid hold him compelled him to retire from active labor. He has been a great sufferer. Frank Atherton will be long and favorably remembered in the County of Washington.

Source: Vermont Watchman, December 5, 1900
Courtesy of Deanna French.

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