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Griffin, Joseph H. Jr.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 23, credited to Washington, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/22/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. D, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63

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VITALS

Birth: 06/17/1839, Boston, MA
Death: 04/13/1917

Burial: Highland Cemetery, Chelsea, VT
Marker/Plot: 6
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 119413269

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/16/1888, VT; widow Catharine I., 4/27/1917, 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: See Benedict's Army Life in Virginia

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Highland Cemetery, Chelsea, VT

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Obituary

Death of Joseph H. Griffin

Joseph H. Griffin died at his home near the South Washington church at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon, aged 77 years, 9 months, 27 days. His death was caused by valvular heart trouble. Mr. Griffin passed away very suddenly, having been as well as usual so far as known. He was sitting in a chair and a neighbor was making a call when he suddenly collapsed and was gone before they realized it. In his death passes to the Roll Call above another veteran of the Civil war, having served as a member of Co. D, 12th Regt. Vt. Vols.

Until a few years ago he resided on his farm in the town, but since has lived on a small place just over the line in Washington. He worked in Boston for the Boston Ice company for twenty-five years. He was always an active member of the Grand Army so long as able, and for years had been secretary of the Co. D association, of which there are now only a handful of members left. At the time of his death he was a member of Whitney post, No. 21, G. A. R., of Tunbridge.

He is survived by a wife and two sons, Ned A. Griffin and George F. Griffin, both residing in this town.

The funeral was held from his late home Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. J. A. Lawrence of the Cong’l church officiating.

Among those from out of town to attend the funeral were Jedediah Scott of Sweetsburg, Canada and his daughter, Mrs. J. C. McConnell of Sherbrook, Canada. The burial was in the family lot in Highland cemetery. The bearers were L. N. Lucas, W. A. Reed, E. H. Kennedy and E. G. Reed of Camp No. 28,Sons of Veterans.

Mr. Griffin was a kind-hearted jovial man, a loyal friend, one beloved by all who knew him.

Source: Herald and News, April 19, 1917.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.