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Thomson, John A.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 17, credited to Landgrove, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 12/13/61, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. H, 8th VT INF, dis/dsb 11/30/62; enl 8/25/64, m/i 8/28/64, m/o 6/1/65

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VITALS

Birth: 12/18/1844, Landgrove, VT
Death: 03/23/1938

Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Londonderry, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 96775711

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/25/1884, 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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Tombstone

Riverside Cemetery, Londonderry, VT

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Obituary

JOHN A. THOMSON

LANDGROVE, April 28. - John A. Thomson, 93, who died in the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, will be brought to Londonderry for burial on Tuesday, May 3, at 2:30 (EST). The American Legion will have charge of the military service at the grave assisted by Rev. Harold Marton of Foxboro, Mass., as chaplain.

Mr. Thomson was born in Landgrove, December 18, 1844. He was the last surviving member of eight children of Elisha and Ann (Richardson) Thomson.

At the age of 16 he enlisted in the Union army and was mustered into service in Company H, Eighth regiment, Vermont volunteer infantry at Brattleboro.

In December, 1867, he married Eva M. Parker, daughter of Joshua and Mary Parker. They purchased the home farm where she was born. She died there August 23, 1912. On September 15, 1917, he married Mrs. Leora Atwood of Foxboro, Mass. A few years ago he sold his farm to Lewis Davis and had since made his home in Foxboro.

He is survived by his wife and two step-daughters and two nieces.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, April 29, 1938
Burial of John A. Thomson

The body of John A. Thomson, a former resident, and a Civil War veteran, will be brought here for burial in the family lot in Riverside cemetery Tuesday, May 3.

Robert T. Shepardson post, No. 82, American Legion, will conduct the military services at the grave.

Source: Brattleboro Reformer, April 29, 1938
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.