Bolton, George W.
Age: 0, credited to Middlebury, VT
Unit(s): 11th US INF
Service: 11th US INF; enl 8/22/65, dsrtd 9/27/65
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Birth: 1848, Unknown
Burial: Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT
Marker/Plot: Lot 335
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams, Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: Andrews, Charles
Pension?: Yes, 11/12/1884; widow Lou. C., 6/10/1891, VT; minor, 7/11/1891, VT, not approved (pension lists Co. B 11th IN INF)
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: The stone on the left is for son, Edgar B. Bolton.
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Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT
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BOLTON---The death of George W. Bolton, which occurred somewhat unexpectedly to many of his friends at his late residence in this village:
Thursday afternoon June 4, removed another veteran of Brooks Post, a valued compositor from the office of the WATCHMAN, and a worthy member of the Trinity Methodist Church. Deceased was in his forty-fourth year, and served with marked fidelity in th WATCHMAN office for nineteen years, and in other printing and publishing houses during some previous years, Since last January he has been unable to labor, giving signs of gradual failure from diseases contracted during army service in Company B. Eleventh Indiana Volunteers. He leaves a widow and three sons.
Funeral services were conducted at the home Saturday afternoon by his pastor, Rev. A. J. Hough, the scripture read and hymns sung were selected by the deceased, whose closing hours has been marked by patient resignation, serene trust and joyful anticipation, rarely seen in the middle of suffering, and in the presence of death.
A large company attended the services, members of the Relief Corps and his companions in war, labor and Christian work being fully represented. During his sickness the employes of the WATCHMAN, members of Brooks Post, and those of his own household of faith manifested the deepest interest in his welfare, and ministered to his needs with a brotherly tenderness and the full measure of commendation. The former associates in labor from the office of the Argus and Patriot, The Union Card Company, and Wheelock and Dawley evinced the high esteem in which he was held by the printers craft. .
His father, a resident of Washington, D. C., and a government employee, came on Thursday, in answer to a telegram, and remained until after the funeral, bringing comfort, and rendering practical assistance to the bereaved family.
In his religious life the deceased was scrupulously faithful, and aspired to the attainment of the highest grace within the range of Christian experience known as "perfect love", and his life and death gave evidence that his aspirations had not been in vain.
Though dead he speaks the old,
Sweet message clear and plain,
The pure in heart, the secret hold,
Of triumph over pain.
In darkness they have life,
They bring the distant near,
And perfect love still wields the might,
That casts out every fear.
Source: Vermont Watchman, Montpelier, Vt, June 10, 1891
Courtesy of Deanna French.