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Lathrop, Cyrus U.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 24, credited to Williamstown, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 12/19/63, m/i 1/6/64, Pvt, Co. C, 8th VT INF, m/o 6/28/65

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VITALS

Birth: 10/31/1839, Chelsea, VT
Death: 04/14/1908

Burial: Village Cemetery, Williamstown, VT
Marker/Plot: 4
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 62279207

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Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/22/1902, VT; widow Frances A., 9/24/1908, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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Village Cemetery, Williamstown, VT

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Cyrus U. Lathrop

Lathrop, Cyrus U., of Williamstown, son of Urbane and Eliza (Wiggins) Lathrop, was born in Chelsea, Oct. 31, 1839.

He was the youngest of a family of six children, and his mother, left a widow when he was only three years of age, by great industry and prudence managed to keep the family together. Cyrus commenced at the common school, and by strong personal effort was enabled to continue his studies at the Chelsea and Newbury Academies. At the age of twenty-two he purchased a farm at Williamstown, and the cultivation of this estate has been his principal occupation ever since. He was one of the pioneers in the formation of the Williamstown Granite Co., and chairman of the board of railroad commissioners for the town of Williamstown in their bonding and contracting for their railroad, and is at present chairman of the Williamstown Construction Co. He has settled many estates and gives an active support to every wise measure for the advancement of the interests of the town.

When the Union of the states was threatened with dissolution by the slave aristocracy, Mr. Lathrop determined to battle for his country's flag, and he enlisted for three years in Co. C, 8th Regt. Vt. Vols., under the leadership of General Stephen Thomas. He followed the standard of his regiment in every engagement after his enlistment until the war was ended, and he received an honorable discharge from his military duties in June, 1865.

He has ever been a stalwart Republican, and been thought worthy by his party to hold many responsible offices in town and county. For four years he was associate judge of the Orange county court, and in 1892 was elected to represent Williamstown in the present Legislature.

Judge Lathrop is a comrade in the G.A.R. He was a member of Waterson Post, No. 45, of Chelsea, but later became charter member and commander of William Wells Post, No. 113, of Williamstown.

November 24, 1861, Judge Lathrop was united in marriage to Frances A., daughter of Denison and Eliza (Luce) Hopkins, of Williamstown. One son, Frank D., has been the fruit of this marriage.


Source: Jacob G. Ullery, compiler, Men of Vermont: An Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont, (Transcript Publishing Company, Brattleboro, VT, 1894), Part II, p. 239.