Pratt, Watson O.
Age: 22, credited to Townshend, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. D, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63
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Birth: 1840, Walpole, NH
Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Bellows Falls, VT
Marker/Plot: GAR section
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 20326489
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Sylavia F., 1/16/1892, MA, not approved; minor, 5/3/1892, MA
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Oak Hill Cemetery, Bellows Falls, VT
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Watson O. Pratt, formerly of Townshend, and a member of Company D, 16th Vermont Volunteers, died at his home, at the Falls, last Monday morning. He was a member of the G.A.R. The circumstances attending his death are of an unusual nature. He went canvassing to Springfield last Wednesday, and on returning was taken with a pain in his head. A physician was called, who pronounced it a disease of the brain, and could offer no help. He continued in a partially insane state until Monday morning, when he died. He leaves a wife and three children, in poor circumstances.
Source: Argus and Patriot, May 26, 1886
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.