Mellish, George H.
Age: 18, credited to Woodstock, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: enl 3/11/62, m/i 4/12/62, PVT, Co. C, 6th VT INF, reen 3/21/64, pr CPL 10/15/64, pr SGT 6/19/65, m/o 6/26/65
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Birth: 03/10/1844, Chatauqua, NY
Burial: River Street Cemetery, Woodstock, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/9/1895, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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River Street Cemetery, Woodstock, VT
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George H. Mellish
Vermont Standard, June 27, 1907
George H. Mellish died at his home on Pleasant street Tuesday night, after a long illness. He was a native of this town and in early life earned the printer's trade. For many years he was employed on the Boston Advertiser, but returned to Woodstock several years ago, and on account of failing eyesight was obliged to give up work. He recently suffered paralysis, which caused his death.
Vermont Standard, July 4, 1907
George H. Mellish, whose death on June 25th was noted last week was born in Schenectady, NY, 63 years ago, but came to Woodstock when a boy and here learned the trade of printing. Later he went to Massachusetts, and when the "News" was established in Gardner, Mass. He was its foreman. He became connected with the Boston Advertiser and was employed in that office for 20 years. He was married in Boston to Miss Flora Moors, who died in 1884, and their daughter, Martha A. Mellish, of this village, survives. Mr. Mellish is also survived by a sister, Miss Martha A. Mellish, with whom he had lived for a number of years past. During the civil war Mr. Mellish served three years in Company C, Sixth Vermont Volunteers. He was a member of John A. Andrews Post, No. 15, GAR, of Boston, also of Geo. C. Randall Post, No. 82, of Woodstock. He was also a Mason, having membership in Woodstock Lodge, No 31, of this place. Mr. Mellish was a man of quiet habit, industrious, frugal, a well-informed and respected citizen. He had been in feeble health for several years, and partially blind for some time past. Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon at four o'clock, under Masonic auspices. The Revs. C.F. Partridge and C.A. McDaniel were the attending clergymen.
Note: Papers of George H. Mellish, 1862-1865 are at the Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.
Source: Vermont Standard, June 27 and July 4, 1907; contributed by R. L. Roman, Buffalo Grove, Ill., Contributed by the Woodstock Historical Society.