Danforth, William C.
Age: 39, credited to Weathersfield, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: comn 2LT, Co. K, 16th VT INF, 10/1/62 (10/12/62), pr CPT, Co. K, 1/16/63 (1/24/63), m/o 8/10/63 [College: NU 44]
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Birth: 05/02/1823, Boscawen, NH
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Red Wing, MN
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Dan Taylor
Findagrave Memorial #: 91083606
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/28/1880; widow Olive A., 7/7/1908, VT
Portrait?: VHS Collections
College?: NU 44
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Oakwood Cemetery, Red Wing, MN
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DANFORTH, William, (Civil War) county surveyor. Born in Merrimack county, N.H. on May 2, 1823. In 1843 moved to Massachusetts and the following year was employed by the Northern NH Railroad; thence in 1850 to the Champlain and St. Lawrence Railroad in Canada; in 1852 to the Great Western Railroad; thence in 1854 to the Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad; thence to the Grant Trunk Railroad in 1855; thence in the fall of 1856 to the Coburg and Petersboro Railroad., Canada and connected the Grand Trunk Railroad from 1854 to 1859, when he returned to Vermont, where he was engaged in the preliminary survey of railroads until 1862, when he was commissioned Captain of Company K, 16th Vermont V.I. in 1862. In 1864 went to Colorado returning in 1868; came to Minnesota, where he was engaged by the Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad on the river division from 1870 to 1874. Came to Red Wing in 1870. Married Lucia A. Nichols, April 30, 1857. She was born in Weathersfield, Windsor county, VT., May 5, 1828. William, Jr. and Lucia E. are their children.
(History of Goodhue County, Red Wing, MN, 1878)