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Moulton, Henry M.


Age: 0, credited to Burke, VT
Unit(s): 5th MA INF, 1st NH CAV
Service: enl 8/25/66, m/i, Pvt, Co. B, 5th MA INF,9/19/62, m/o 7/2/63; Pvt, Co. C, 1st NH CAV

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Birth: 1845, Medford, MA
Death: 07/18/1921

Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Burke, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 22538871


Alias?: None Noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Caroline
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: Unknown


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Hillside Cemetery, Burke, VT

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Henry W. Moulton was born in Medford, Mass. Dec. 20, 1845. He was the son of Ira and Mary Moulton, and was one of the family of six children.

He enlisted when about 16 years old, and served until the close of the war. During his absence his people moved to Newport, Vermont, leaving there in a few years to come to the farm in Burke, which has been the home of his brother, Gilman, for so many years.

He married Miss. Caroline Grimes of Newport, 1n 1869, and their home has always been in the village. Mr. Moulton built the house now owned by Mrs. Kate Cahill, and also his present home, which they have occupied for nearly 40 years.

Mr. Moulton was a member of D. Rattery Post, and of Caledonia Lodge, F. & A. M. . and will be sadly missed by both orders.

He was a very devoted husband, and loved his home as few men do. He was a carpenter by trade, but left that work to become a mail clerk, running between Newport and Springfield. Mass. He was on the road 14 years, retiring nearly 20 years ago.

He had been in failing health for some years, but had grown worse during the past winter and spring. Last Monday he went to the barn to grind his scythe, and dropped dead while there. He was found by his wife who grew anxious at his long absence, and went to see what had detained him. Death was caused by a bad leakage of the heart.

The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon, Rev. W. H. Gould officiating, and the interment was in Hillside cemetery. He was surrounded by quantities of beautiful flowers, which seemed especially fitting, as for few men care for flowers as he did. Winter and Summer they were always in and about their home, and he often bought his wife a rare makeplant, which she never failed to make grow and thrive.

Besides his wife, who is very feeble, and quite alone, he leaves one brother, Alvah, and a sister, Miss Annie Gordon, both of this place. Mrs. Moulton and the other relatives have deep sympathy by the community, in their great loss.

Source: Caledonian Record, July 26, 1921
Courtesy of Deanna French

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