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Dowley, Merrick J.


Age: 33, credited to Wardsboro, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. D, 16th VT INF, dis/dsb 2/26/63

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Birth: 08/01/1829, Dover, VT
Death: 09/15/1902

Burial: Morningside Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: 22
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/7/1886; widow Ruth M., 1/30/1903, VT
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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Morningside Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT

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Sudden Death of M. J. Dowley

Merrick J. Dowley, 73, for 20 years a resident of Brattleboro, died suddenly of apoplexy Monday forenoon at his home, 11 Pleasant street. He was standing up in the house when the shock came, but fell to the floor and died in about 15 minutes without regaining consciousness. Mr. Dowley was born in Dover, Aug. 1, 1829. He spent a large part of his early life in Wardsboro, but was afterwards engaged in the wood working business in Northampton, where he spent 24 years, coming to Brattleboro 20 years ago. He was employed as a woodworker in the Estey organ plant until about three years ago when he retired. His first wife was Marcia Fitts of Wardsboro and his second wife was Ruth Taylor of the same town, whom he married Aug. 24, 1855. He is survived by a widow and six children, Fred Dowley of Milford, N. H., George and Levi Dowley of Boston, Harry T. Dowley, Mrs. Jennie E. Slater and Mrs. Susie L. Bishop of Brattleboro. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. George C. S. Smith and Mrs. Mary Jane Wright of Greenfield, Mass. Mr. Dowley was a veteran of company D, 16th Vermont regiment, and served about nine months. He was a pensioner. The funeral was held at the house at 2 o'clock Wednesday, Rev. R. K. Marvin of the Universalist church, officiating. The burial was in the family lot in Morningside cemetery.

Source: Vermont Phoenix, September 19, 1902
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.