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Campbell, Henry

Age: 37, credited to Rockingham, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 9/3/61, m/i 9/21/61, MSCN, 4th VT INF Band, m/o 8/9/62

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Birth: 1824, Salem, NY
Death: 07/10/1898

Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Hackett
Findagrave Memorial #: 17051106
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: None

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Death of Henry Campbell
He was a widely known and highly esteemed hotelman.

Henry Campbell, 74, died Sunday morning at his summer home in Dummerston. Mr. Campbell was one of the oldest hotel men in the Connecticut Valley, and probably no man in the valley had more extensive acquaintances. He had been an invalid the past three years, giving up active work in 1895.

Mr. and Mrs. Campbell spent last winter in Brattleboro with Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Ryder, and in early spring went back to Dummerston. Mr. Campbell was born in Salem, N. Y. in 1824. When a young man he went to Shelburne Falls, Mass, where he was employed by C. W. Perry of the Deerfield House. He came to Brattleboro in 1856 with Mr. Perry and was employed at the old Brattleboro House which was burned in 1869, and in the Old Revere House. Mr. Chandler went to the Brooks House with Charles Lawrence soon after that hotel was opened, and remained six years. He was also associated for a time with the management of the present Brattleboro House with Col. Dunton. In the past 17 years he has been connected with the Island House at Bellows Falls, Bardwell at Rutland; Catskills House in the Catskills; Seminole, Winter Park, Fla; The Cochran, Washington. D. C.; The St. George, New York City, and the Continental, Narragansett Pier, R. I.

Mr, Campbell had during his illness the tender and unremitting care of his wife, Mrs. Campbell, was formerly Mrs. Mary Frances Deming of Brattleboro, and her marriage to Mr. Campbell took place in 1881, at the home of her brother Frank C. Elmer, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Mr. Campbell was a member of the 4th Vermont Regiment Band in the Civil War. He belonged to Sedgwick Grand Army Post and was a member of the Columbian Lodge of Masons

The funeral will be held at the house at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, will be under Masonic auspices. The burial will be in Brattleboro.

Mr. Campbell's genial disposition fitted him admirably for the position of hotel man. He had a pleasant word for everyone, and the inevitable result was a general friendship will all acquaintance, such is given to few men. His death will be mourned sincerely by many people who esteemed him as a man and as a friend.

The funeral of Mr. Campbell was held at the house Wednesday afternoon. Rev, E A. Osgood of the Unitarian Church officiating. Delegates from the Masonic Lodge and Grand Army Post of Brattleboro were present. The singing was by F. H. Miller. The body was taken to Prospect Hill Cemetery, where the burial took place under the Masonic ritual. The bearers were; H. E. Taylor, R. E. Gordon, W. D. Perry, G. H. Bond, R. F. Connors, and Harry Rowe.
Vermont Phoenix, July 15, 1898.

Courtesy of Deanna French