Age: 30, credited to Halifax, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 9/3/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. F, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63
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Birth: 05/04/1831, Thetford, VT
Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 121615272
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/23/1879; widow Albina L., 5/8/1895, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
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Thomas Sumner died at his home on Esterbrook street, Saturday afternoon after any years of suffering. He was born in Thetford, this state, in 1831. When a lad of 16 or 17 he worked for a time as an apprentice for Wm. e. Ryther. He left Mr. Rytherís employ to go to sea and went on two whaling voyages. After his return he lived on a farm in Halifax until the breaking out of the war, when he enlisted at Halifax in Company F, 16th Vermont and served in the campaigns of that regiment. Since the war Mr. Sumner had never been in good health and for the last 15 years or more has been unable to work. The last time he was on the street was the Fourth of July when he came up town on business in relation to some pension papers. Since October he has not been away from his home and for the past few weeks has been very low. The funeral was held Tuesday, the Rev. E. S. Morse conducting the service in the absence of Rev. A. J. Hough, pastor of the church of which Mr. Sumner was a member. He was also a member of Sedgwick post, G.A.R. Mr. Sumner was married in 1857 to Alvina L. Crozier of Halifax, who with an adopted son survives him. The son, W. H. Sumner, who is secretary of the Jonathan Clark & Sons company, contractors of buildings, was here from Chicago to attend the funeral.
Source: Vermont Phoenix, April 19, 1895
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.