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Thomas, Walter J.


Age: 21, credited to Salisbury, VT
Unit(s): 14th VT INF
Service: enl 8/30/62, m/i 10/21/62, Pvt, Co. E, 14th VT INF, pr CPL 7/3/63, m/o 7/30/63

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Birth: 01/31/1841, Salisbury, VT
Death: 07/26/1930

Burial: Pine Hill Cemetery, Brandon, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 71878021


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/21/1893, 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: Died in Mobile, AL


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Pine Hill Cemetery, Brandon, VT

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E. H. Thomas of this village has received word of the death of his brother, Walter J. Thomas, at Mobile, Ala., where he has made his home for the past few years. He died at his home there Saturday evening, at the age of 90 years, having been born in Salisbury, January 15, 1841, the son of Horace and Anna (Wainwright) Thomas. He was twice married. His first wife was Abbey Alden of Leicester and his second wife was Mary Weeks of Salisbury. He is survived by one brother, Edward H. Thomas of Middlebury; two daughters, Mrs. F. J. Sumner of Boston, and Anna M. Thomas of Axis, Ala., and by one son, Horace B, Thomas of Wilbraham. He was a former resident of Salisbury and of Brandon, where the funeral services ill be held in the Congregational church in that town Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mr. Thomas was a Civil War veteran, having enlisted in Company E, 14th Vermont Regiment, in August 30, 1862. He was mustered into service October 21, 1862 and was at that time a resident of Salisbury. He was promoted to Corporal July 3, 1863, and was mustered out of service July 30, 1863. This company went out from Middlebury and was under command of Captain Edwin Rich. So far as is known, this comrade was the last living member of this company.

Source: Burlington Free Press, July 30, 1930


BRANDON, July 31. - Funeral services for Walter J. Thomas, 900, who died at hs home in Axis, Ala., were held here at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the Congregational church, Rev. Walter Thorpe officiating. The bearers were H. A. Collins, F. R. Barker, F. B. Sumner, F. W. Briggs and D. F. Lawrence. The Masonic burial service was held at the church with Charles V. Needham as acting master. Burial was in Pine Hill cemetery. Mr. Thomas had been a member of St. Paul's lodge 66 years. Among those present from out-of-town were: Mr. and Mrs. Horace Thomas, Wilbraham, Mass.; Miss Anna Thomas, Axis, Ala.; Mrs. John E. Weeks, Montpelier; Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Thomas, Middlebury; Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Whitney and Frank Savery, Salisbury, and Mrs. Gladys Smith, Whiting.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, August 1, 1930
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.