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Merchant, Frank

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 41, credited to Bradford, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 11/22/61, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. D, 8th VT INF, wdd, Port Hudson, 6/14/63, reen 1/5/64, m/o 6/28/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1820, Canada
Death: 11/14/1873

Burial: Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford, VT

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Obituary

Frank Merchant died Tuesday night from poison drank from a bottle supposed to contain whiskey. He with one Jacobs and Geo. Harriman, was employed in putting in order for auction sale the property of J. C. Stevens, and on opening a secretary found a bottle which they examined, and drank from. Jacobs and Merchant returned a while after and finished the stuff, Merchant drinking the last from the bottle. Both of them were taken visibly ill in the evening, and the physician examined the bottle and found that they had been poisoned by Colchicus. Jacobs will probably recover.

Source: Vermont Journal, November 22, 1873
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.