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Lord, John H.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Chester, VT
Unit(s): 17th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 3/28/64, m/i 4/12/64, PVT, Co. F, 17th VT INF, tr to Co. G, 2nd Btln, VRC, 8/2/64, m/o 7/8/65

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1846, Colchester, VT
Death: 01/23/1906


MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/13/1890, VT, not approved, resubmitted 3/19/1904 with VRC units listed, VT approved
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: Died as a result of a fall.

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Obituary

INQUEST AT RUTLAND

Being Held Today Before Justice Farnsworth Over Death of Veteran.

Rutland, Feb. 1. An inquest is in progress at Cuttingsville to determine the cause of death of John H. Lord, a Civil War veteran who died suddenly January 23, at the home of Dennis Bowen in Shrewsbury. The inquest is being conducted by Attorney Lawrence before Justice W. K. Farnsworth in this city. A large number of residents of Shrewsbury have been summoned. The witnesses believe Lord was murdered, but the authorities give little credence to the story.

Source: Barre Times, Feb. 1, 1906

ALCOHOLISM AND A FALL.

Were the Causes of John H. Lord's Death at Cuttingsville.

Rutland, Feb. 2. That alcoholism and internal injuries sustained as the result of a fall down stairs caused the death of John H. Lord of Shrewsbury Tuesday evening, January 23 was the decision reached by Justice of the Peace W. K. Farnsworth at the close of the inquest conducted at Cuttingsville yesterday by State's Attorney R. A. Lawrence.

Twenty witnesses were examined but nothing was brought out to support the foul play theory. Lord was found dead in bed at the home of Dennis Bourne on the 25th, his skull being fractured and his face bruised. Bourne claimed that he sustained these injuries by falling down stairs, but the villagers refused to accept this explanation and ever since the town has been in a turmoil.

Source: Barre Times, Feb. 2, 1906
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.