Age: 22, credited to Shaftsbury, VTVITALS
Birth: 08/14/1840, Otsego County, NYADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Old First Church Cemetery, Bennington, VT
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George B. Niles, a farmer, aged 49 years, living in the western part of the town of Shaftsbury, was lodged in jail Friday afternoon charged with having been responsible for the death of his father-in-law, Charles Barton, 72, a veteran of the Civil war. The alleged tragedy happened Friday forenoon. According to information furnished by the officers, Niles, who had been drinking heavily, attacked his wife, knocked her to the floor and poured boiling water from a teakettle on the prostrate woman. Barton interfered to protect his daughter, and Niles hit the elder man with his fist. Barton managed to raise himself to his feet and staggered out of doors where he died in less than two minutes. An autopsy performed Saturday showed that Barton's condition was such that he might have died at any time.
Brattleboro Reformer, July 21, 1911
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.