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Smith, George W.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 27, credited to Royalton, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 12/28/63, m/i 1/5/64, Pvt, Co. C, 8th VT INF, m/o 6/28/65

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VITALS

Birth: 04/15/1826, Tunbridge, VT
Death: 10/29/1897

Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Monica White
Findagrave Memorial #: 140718759

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/28/1879; widow Lucy G., 12/1/1897, VT
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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Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, VT

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Obituary

DEATH OF GEORGE W. SMITH
Died at South Barre Early This Morning.

Deacon George W. Smith of South Barre died at 4 o'clock this morning of heart disease at the age of 72. Mr. Smith has always been more or less troubled since leaving the army in 65 and a few months ago when out to the village, he had a dizzy spell and fell over an embankment, shaking him up quite badly. Since then he has suffered a great deal, until death came this morning.

Mr. Smith has been a long time resident of Barre. He was a farmer by occupation, but had done little active work for a number of years. He was a veteran of the late war and was a member of Crandall Post, G.A.R., of this city. He was also a member of Granite lodge No. 35, F. and A.M., of this city, and a deacon in the Universalist church. Mr. Smith was a man of sterling character, honoured and respected by all. He leaves a widow.

The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the Universalist church, Rev. B. W. Jones officiating. The Masonic and Post services will be observed. The interment will be at Elmwood cemetery.

The Post members and members of Granite Lodge F. And A. M. Are requested to meet at their respective rooms Sunday noon at 12, to escort the remains from the covered bridge to the church.

Source: Barre Daily Times, October 29, 1897
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.