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Jenison, William O.


Age: 21, credited to Townshend, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. D, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63

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Birth: 01/24/1841, Townshend, VT
Death: 01/19/1929

Burial: South Windham Cemetery, Jamaica, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 118722692


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/26/1890, 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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South Windham Cemetery, Jamaica, VT

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Couple Die on the Same Day

The community was saddened when it learned of the sudden death Saturday, Jan. 19, of William O. Jennison, 88, and his wife, Susie Sears Jennison, 84, lifelong residents of town, the latter dying at 9:30 a.m., and her husband seven hours later, at 4:30 p.m. Both had been ill less with grip, death being due in large part to their advanced ages.

Mr. Jennison was born Jam. 24, 1841. Susie E. Sears was born on May 4, 1844. The couple were married Oct. 28, 1868. He was a member of Company D, 16th Vermont Volunteers, entering the service in 1863 in time for the battle of Gettysburg. He was for some time a member of Birchard Post, G.A.R., of Townshend.

They had for the past seven years spent their winters in the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Westcott, where they were well cared for and where they died. The end came as they had so often expressed their fervent wish, that they both die together.

They were kind and loving neighbors and will be missed by all. They were very active Christians and great church workers. They united with the Baptist church here in 1896 and always attended services until poor health prevented.

The double funeral was held in the vestry Monday, Rev. Mr. green officiating. Those form out of town at the funeral included Clarence Baker, Miss Alice Bemis and Mr. Willard of Springfield, Mass., Clement Jennison of Vernon, Miss Florence Stowe of Scitico, Conn., and John Robinson of Jamaica.

Source: Brattleboro Reformer, January 25, 1929
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.