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Coolidge, Lorenzo Gilbert


Age: 35, credited to Andover, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/23/62, CPL, Co. C, 16th VT INF, pr SGT 3/14/63, m/o 8/10/63

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Birth: 09/13/1827, Plymouth, VT
Death: 01/12/1896

Burial: Felchville Cemetery, Reading, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams

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


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/16/1876; widow Nancy L., 2/8/1896, 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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Felchville Cemetery, Reading, VT

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Lorenzo Gilbert Coolidge

On Lorenzo Gilbert Coolidge. He died of dropsy at his home in Felchville, 12 Jan., 1896, aged 68 years and 4 months. He was born in Plymouth, Vt., 13 Sept., 1872, son of Jonas & Addie (Archer) Coolidge. He married Nancy Crossman. They had eight children: Orin & Mrs. Byron Bingham, Felchville; Edgar, Gardner, Mass. (chief police); H.O., Brattleboro; O. H., Belle, & A.G., Rutland; Mrs. Kellenberger, Calif. - -- from his obituary: He held nearly all town office, deputy sheriff, Windsor County for 18 yrs. Moved to Reading, 1870., drove stage from Reading to Windsor; purchased hotel, moved to Mt. Moses & Plymouth, moved to Felchville again in 1880. (see obit in Vt. Tribune, 24 Jan., 1896) [Felchville, 17 April, 1874: "Felchville is just now profoundly agitated in consequence of a 'women's movement.' The billiard table owned by L. G. Coolidge and the only one in the place, it was thought did not contribute much to advance public morals. Hence, a few days since a dozen ladies presented a petition to the Selectmen asking them to close the room. It was done, and now there is a great uproar among the patrons of the cue, and they have a petition in circulation to present the Selectmen to have the room re-opened. So far the ladies are the victors. All honor to them."

His widow's obit and information: Nancy Crossman was born in Massachusetts, 3 April, 1825, dau. of Benjamin & Jemima (----?) Crossman. She died in Rutland, Vt. after a short illness, neuralgia of the heart, 15 Jan., 1897. She was 71 years old. survived her husband only 1 yr, 4 days. 5 sons, 3 daughters (Mrs. Kellingberger of California) - following were present at funeral: Edgar Coolidge, Gardner, Mass; H. O. Coolidge, Eddie Bingham, Brattleboro; A. G. Coolidge & wife, O.H. Coolidge & Miss Belle E. Coolidge, Rutland; Leon Coolidge, Walpole, NH; Horace Crossman, Cavendish, Frank Crossman & family, Perkinsville; Albert Fullam & wife, Proctorsville.

Contributed by Linda M. Welch, Dartmouth College, Windsor County researcher.