Merrick, William Augustus
Age: 43, credited to Swanton, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 12/23/61, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. F, 8th VT INF, m/o 6/22/64
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Birth: 1819, Swanton, VT
Burial: Stevens Cemetery, Brandon, NY
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Steve Savage
Findagrave Memorial #: 133404086
Alias?: Morits, Luther C.
Pension?: Yes, 7/16/1890, NY; widow Julia A., 12/10/1900, NY
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Stevens Cemetery, Brandon, NY
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Civil War Veteran Died Suddenly at His Home.
William Augusta Merrick of the East Highgate Road, died Wednesday morning at 8:45 o'clock. He had finished his breakfast , and as he was accustomed to do, had sat down by a window to smoke his pipe. His daughter, Mabel, glancing at him, saw his head drooping and before she could get to him, the end had come.
Mr. Merrick was 75 years, one month and 24 days old. He was a private in Co. G, Sixth regiment Vermont infantry. Also private in Co. H, infantry of the volunteer militia of Massachusetts.
Mr. Merrick is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mabel Hazen, and four granddaughters, Olvie, Abbie, Ruth and Flora, and one brother, Norman R. Merrick, of Interdale, Me.
Since the death of his daughter's husband, some 15 years ago, he has devoted his life to his daughter and grandchildren.
The funeral will take place at the house Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Burial will be in the family lot at the Green's Corner cemetery. The Rev. T. L. Drury, of St. Albans, will officiate.
Source: St. Albans Weekly Messenger, October 4, 1923
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.