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Lanpher, Wilson


Age: 18, credited to Lowell, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 8/8/62, m/i 9/30/62, Pvt, Co. D, 5th VT INF, m/o 6/19/65

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Birth: 07/27/1845, Sheldon, VT
Death: 06/04/1900

Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Jericho, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 137577298


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
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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Pleasant View Cemetery, Jericho, VT

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Popular Merchant Well Known in this County, at Rest.

Jericho, June 11. - This town was filled with sorrow Monday, June 4, by the announcement of the sudden death of W. H. Lanpher, popular merchant here.

Mr. Lanpher left his store and was seen by many of our residents as he walked to his home about 10 o'clock Sunday night. He was not feeling well at that time and the doctor was called. He was temporarily relieved.

About 2 o'clock that night he had a bad attack of neuralgia of the heart and expired.

Mr. Lanpher had been a resident of this village only a short time, and by his fair dealings and pleasant genial qualities had made many friends.

He moved here from Swanton last August. Throughout Franklin county where he had been in active business for 25 years he was well known.

He was a good business man, considerate and ready to help those in need, provided their wants were honorable and honest.

He was a consistent and earnest member of the Methodist church for many years, and of him it could be said truly that his last days were his best days. In his family he was a loving indulgent father and a kind and good husband.Wilson Herman Lanpher was born in Sheldon nearly 55 years ago. He married Sarah A. Morrow, of Enosburgh, about 34 years ago. Three children were born to them, all of whom are living and were present at his funeral. They are: Mrs. May Dmon, of this town, George L. Lanpher, of Hardwick, and Carroll P. Lanpher, who is a student in Montpelier seminary.

Mr. Lanpher enlisted in the civil war in 1862, from Lowell, Vt., saw three years of service, being in 17 hard battles. He was a member of Company D, 5th Vermont volunteers. At his funeral was John Tobin, of this town, who served with him during the war.

From out of town those attending his funeral were his brothers, Herbert Lanpher, of Hyde Park, Loomis Lanpher, of Elmore, also Dr. and Mrs. R.E. Welch, of Franklin, Mrs. Hanford Dimon, of Sheldon, and Rev. and Mrs. D.C. Thatcher , of Moretown.

Rev. D. C. Thatcher, a former pastor of Mr. Lanpher, officiated at the service. Mrs. Lanpher and family have the sympathy of our citizens in their sudden loss of a dear husband and loving father.

Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger, June 13, 1900
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.