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Williams, John

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 0, credited to Essex, VT
Unit(s): 149th NY INF, 102nd NY INF
Service: Co. C 149th NY INF; tr to Co. E 102nd NY INF, m/o 7/21/1865 Alexandria, VA

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VITALS

Birth: Unknown, Unknown
Death: 10/14/1888

Burial: Village Cemetery, Essex, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 70155246

MORE INFORMATION

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: Death based on headstone application form

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BURIAL:

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Village Cemetery, Essex, VT

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Obituary

SUICIDE AT MIDDLEBURY

John Williams of Essex Junction Takes a Dose of Laudanum.

John Williams a blacksmith resided at Essex Junction, went to Middlebury Monday, to visit A. W. Cary, a blacksmith. About 5 o'clock Wednesday morning Williams was found dying, and investigation showed he had taken a large dose of laudanum. Efforts to save the man's life were futile, and Williams died at 8 o'clock. It is now learned Williams left home after family trouble, and his suicide was probably due to despondency. Williams was 60 years old.

Source: Burlington Free Press, October 18, 1888
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.



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