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Dean, George H.
Age: 21, credited to Weathersfield, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 9/15/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. K, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63
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Birth: abt 1841, Weathersfield, VT
Burial: Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, MA
Marker/Plot: Section 22 Grave 3523 Pilgrim Path
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/22/1890, MA
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, MA
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Death of George H. Dean
George H. Dean, whose critical illness from diabetes called his brother and wife, Mr. And Mrs. A. E. Dean, to Boston the 9th inst., died at his home, 137 Appleton street, in that city Sunday. He had been in failing health for some time but had gone, with his wife, to his summer cottage at Minot, Mass., for an outing and while there had so severe an attack that they hastened back to Boston.
Mr. Dean was born in Weathersfield of this state, Dec. 21, 1840, and was educated in his native town and at Springfield. For a time he taught school with success, but in 1862 his country's call to arms was answered by his enlistment in Company K, 16th Vermont regiment. He served until the end of the Civil war and was mustered out with his regiment at Brattleboro.
In 1871 he went to Boston and entered the employ of Ebenezer Porter in the hay, grain and flour business, which two years later he bought out and conducted profitably several years.
Mr. Dean was always a great lover of the game of checkers, of which he an expert player. He had long been a member of the Boston Checker club and was the president at the time of his death. He was a member of the Warren avenue Baptist church of Boston.
Besides his brother and Mrs. A. E. Dean, he had with him in his last days his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Edgar A. Horr of Needham, Mass., and a sister, Mrs. H. M. D. Merrill of Maynard, Ill.
The funeral was held in Boston at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
Source: Herald and News, July 22, 1909
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.