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Henson, John B.


Age: 18, credited to
Unit(s): 1st ME HARTY, 19th ME INF
Service: Co. H, 1 ME Harty, Co. H, 19 ME INF

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Birth: 1841, Vermont
Death: 10/20/1926


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/10/1866; widow Susie A., 11/17/1926, NH
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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Northfield Civil War Veteran Was 81 Years Old.

Northfield, Oct. 22. John B. Henson, a veteran of the Civil war, and a well known citizen of Northfield, passed away Wednesday morning at the sanatorium in Randolph, where he had been for the past week receiving treatment. The remains were brought to Northfield and taken to the funeral parlors of George J. Kingston company, and funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at five o'clock, from the Congregational church, Rev. Dr. C.C. Creegan officiating. The G.A.R. services will be conducted, and the funeral will be in charge of the Sons of Veterans. Burial will be in Groveton, N.H., Saturday.

The deceased, who was 81 years of age, had been a resident of Northfield for about thirty years, for many years living on the farm he owned at the Four Corners. When health failed him he came to Northfield, and had made his home at C.K. Cameron's for some time.

Mr. Henson is survived by his wife and four sons., Albert O. Henson, of Groveton, N.H., Fred C. Henson, of Alberta, Canada, Arthur E. Henson, of Bennington, and Irving Henson of Montpelier; also several grandchildren, Clem Thompson of Groveton, N.H., Mrs. Neal G. Sylvester, of Northfield, Donald K. Henson, of Montpelier, and Arthur, Annie, Lawrence and Albert Henson, of Portland, Me., and eight grandchildren who are living in the west and one great-grandson, Lloyd Thompson, of Mount Morris, N.Y.

Mr. Henson was a member of the Congregational church, the Grand Army, Northfield grange and an honorary member of the Sons of Veterans and American Legion.

Source: Barre Daily Times, October 22, 1926
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.

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