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Cram, William H. H.
Age: 22, credited to Chester, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF, 26th NY CAV/VT FCAV
Service: enl 9/1/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. E, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63; enl 1/3/65, m/i 1/10/65, Pvt, Co. F, Frontier Cavalry (26th NY CAV), m/o 6/27/65
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Birth: 01/23/1841, Andover, VT
Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Chester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Emily Hackett
Findagrave Memorial #: 111889447
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/7/1892, MI
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Webmaster's Note: After the Saint Albans Raid on October 19, 1864, Vermont raised two companies of cavalry to help guard the Canadian border; there were known as Frontier Cavalry, Companies F and M, but technically they were part of the 26th New York Cavalry.
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Pleasant View Cemetery, Chester, VT
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William Henry Harrison Cram was born in Andover, Vermont in 1841, son of Caleb & Sally (Hadley) Cram. He married Julia E. Baldwin (1841-1909). He died 6 Jan., 1912 (age 71). puried in the Pleasant View cemetery in Chester. Civil War: Co. "E",. 16th Reg't Vt. Vols. William moved to Chester when he was quite young and remained in town until a few years after his marriage to Julia. At the time of the 1870 census of Chester, they were living in Chester. He was a carpenter with a house valued at $3,500. They went to Detroit, Michigan for several years but returned to Chester again. He died at the Old Soldier's Home in Bennington, Vt.
HIS Wife who went before him: Julia Ellen Baldwin Cram was born 8 Oct., 1841. She married in Chester, Vt., 8 Dec., 1863, William Henry Harris Cram of Andover. She died of a cancerous tumor, 27 April, 1909. She had been sick for a very very long time. She had no children. She has left her most devoted husband, and her half-brother. When Julia was 15 years old, she moved to Chester and lived in the family of Edmund B. Lee, merchant, until her marriage in 1863. William was a Civil War soldier serving in Co. "E". 16th Reg't, Vt. Vols. William moved to Chester when he was quite young and remained in town until a few years after his marriage to Julia. At the time of the 1870 census of Chester, they were living in Chester. He was a carpenter with a house valued at $3,500. They went to Detroit, Michigan for several years but returned to Chester again. --Ludlow, 4 July, 1890: "Mrs. W. H. H. Cram of Detroit, Michigan is with her father, Jefferson Baldwin to spend the summer. Norris Baldwin, who lives with Mrs. Cram, is also in town." Julia and Mr. Cram bought a place in Chester --a two-story dwelling with lot of about twelve acres of land --on Cobleigh Street in the village, a place she owned when she died, and in which Hugh Henry, who was administrator of her estate, asked permission from the Probate court to sell. Julia died of a cancer tumor at her home in Chester, Monday morning, 27 April, 1909. Her funeral services were held at St. Luke's Episcopal church with Rev. C. N. Morris officiating. "She had been an invalid for some years suffering from a complication of diseases. Although Mrs. Cram was not able to go out at all in the last years, she will be greatly missed in the community, as she took an interest in everything, helping as long as her strength lasted in the work of the Episcopal church and the Woman's Relief Corp. Everyone who visited her was made welcome and she always seemed bight and happy even when she suffered most. She leaves a husband and a half-brother, A. A. Baldwin of Ludlow." Mr. Cram died at the Old Soldiers' Home in Bennington, Vt., 6 Jan., 1912 (age 74). They are both buried in the Pleasant View cemetery in Chester. (see Vol. 1, Families of Cavendish, Baldwin family).
Contributed by Linda M. Welch, Dartmouth College, Windsor County researcher.
DEATH OF WILLIAM H. H. CRAM
William H. H. Cram, aged 74, died at the Soldiers' Home in Bennington last week Wednesday of kidney trouble and the funeral was held here at St. Luke's Episcopal church last Saturday afternoon, Rev. Walter C. Bernard, rector of St. Luke's church officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Cram were residents of this town many years and their home was on Cobleigh street; she died several years ago. He was a member of Co. E, 16th Vermont Volunteers in the civil war and post commander of Henry Post, G. A. R. The burial was in Pleasant View cemetery. Owing to the lateness of the day and to relieve the old soldiers, four of the members of Hugh Henry Camp, Sons of Veterans, were detailed to act as assistant bearers.
Source: Vermont Journal, January 12, 1912.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.