Danforth, Daniel S.
Age: 0, credited to Fairfax, VT
Service: enl 2/20/64, dis/dsb n.d., Burlington
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Birth: 05/27/1848, Unknown
Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 25087421
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT
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Death of Daniel S. Danforth
Daniel S. Danforth, aged 62 years who had been ill of apoplexy for several weeks at his home on South Main st. died Wednesday night, December 7. He suffered the first stroke last October and the second came December 4. Mr. Danforth was born in this city May 27, 1848, and the greater part of his life had been passed in this vicinity. He was educated in the Hampton Institution in Fairfax, after which he was employed for 16 years on the Central Vermont railroad, about 12 years of this time as a passenger conductor. He then moved to Montreal where he was the proprietor of the Albion hotel for three years. In 1869 Mr. Danforth married Miss Eunice G. Wheeler. Mr. Danforth had recently completed his second term as an assistant judge of the Franklin county court. He had long been known in political circles and was always interested in the welfare of the city. He was elected alderman from the fifth ward when the charter of the city was granted and St. Albans became a city in 1897, and served two years in this office. Mr. Danforth had been prominent in the Republican party, had served as chairman of the Republican city committee, and had been a delegate to the state and county conventions at various times. He was a member of the old board of public works when that organization was in existence in St. Albans. He had also been a lister in the city for several years. Mr. Danforth was grand commander of the Knights Templar of Vermont and was one of the most prominent Masons of the state. He was a regular attendant at all meetings and conventions, had served as grand high priest of the Royal Arch Chapter of Vermont, as grand master of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Vermont, and as grand marshall of the Grand Lodge of Vermont. Last June he was elected grand commander of the Knights Templar of Vermont. Mr. Danforth is survived by his wife, by one brother, Silas H. Danforth, deputy collector in charge of the customs service in this city; and by two sisters, Mrs. Hannah Bullett and Mrs. Richard Scott, both of this city.
Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger, December 15, 1910
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.