Matthews, Hiram P.
Age: 19, credited to Panton, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 5/20/61, m/i 6/20/61, PVT, Co. K, 2nd VT INF, wdd 5/4/63, pr SGT, tr to VRC 9/1/63
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Birth: 04/17/1842, Panton, VT
Burial: Meeting House Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/7/1864; widow Emma V., 5/3/1913, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Meeting House Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
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DEATH LAST WEEK OF H. P. MATTHEWS
PROGRESSIVE FARMER AND OLDEST MEMBER OF OFFICIAL BOARD OF METHODIST CHURCH OF THIS TOWN.
Hiram P. Matthews, who would have been 71 years of age had he lived until Thursday, died last evening at 6 o'clock at his home in West Chesterfield, just across the river from Brattleboro. He had suffered with neuritis since last August, and for the last nine weeks had been confined to his bed.
Mr. Matthews was born in Panton, Addison County, April 17, 1842, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Colby Matthews, and spent his boyhood and young manhood until he answered the call to arms, and enlisted in Vergennes in in 1861, in Company K. 2d Vermont regiment, and served three years. He was shot through the head at the Battle of the Wilderness, the bullet entering his left cheek, and leaving the head back of the ear.
After the war he came to Brattleboro and worked in the Estey and Carpenter organ shops, until he bought the farm in West Chesterfield 30 years ago, where he had since made his home. He married E. Victoria Miner in Brattleboro, June 1, 1865. Mr. Matthews became a member of the Methodist Church, in 1865, and served on the board Steward a longer period than any other member of the board.
Although a resident of New Hampshire, Mr. Matthews was a member of the Brattleboro community, and was one of its substantial citizens. He was a progressive farmer, a man of good business judgement, upright in his dealings, a loyal supporter of the church, and was bound to his family circle by strong ties of affection.
He leaves his wife, two sons, Clarence J., at home, and Dr. W. E. Matthews, of Butte, Mont., and one daughter, Miss Gertrude Matthews, supervisor of music in the public school at Dalton, Mass.
The funeral probably will be held tomorrow afternoon at the home, Rev. Thomas W. Owens officiating, pastor of the Methodist church, and the burial will take place at the Meeting House Hill Cemetery, in this town.
Source: Brattleboro Reformer, April 15, 1913
Courtesy of Deanna French