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Gilman, Hiram W.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 0, credited to Brookfield, VT
Unit(s): Recruit
Service: RCRT, enl 8/24/64, m/i 8/24/64, unass'd 1st VT CAV, m/o 9/24/64 New Haven CT

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VITALS

Birth: 07/04/1830, Hardwick, VT
Death: 11/16/1918

Burial: Durant Cemetery, Cabot, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 69319272

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/25/1892, NE, not 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: None

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BURIAL:

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Durant Cemetery, Cabot, VT

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Obituary

CABOT
Hiram Gilman, 88, Died Nov. 19 Musician and Extensive Traveler.

Hiram Gilman passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, at lower Cabot at the advanced age of 88 years. Eight years ago he came to live with his daughter, Mrs. Eugene Hall, and about a year ago last spring has been confined to his bed. About three weeks previous to his death, while his mind was delirious, he fell and broke one hip, causing intense suffering until he was released by death. He was born in Hardwick and had followed painting and horse training. He was also skilled in music, making the first instrument which he ever played, a flute, being obliged to keep it in a tub of water when not in use. He was leader of a band in Omaha which was afterward named Gilman's band, with which some are familiar. He had traveled quite extensively, going west as far as Omaha and adjoining states, finally reaching France. He was an attendant of the Congregational church. When a young man he was united in marriage with Miss Mary Barr, who died several years ago. A daughter was born to them, who has been privileged in caring for her father in his declining years. Funeral services were held Monday at the home of Mr. And Mrs. Hall, Rev. M. W. Hale officiating. His remains were placed in the family lot in Durant cemetery at lower Cabot.

Source: Barre Daily Times, November 26, 1918.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.