Thurston, George R.
Age: 22, credited to Norwich, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF, 16th VT INF
Service: enl 9/15/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. K, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63; enl 12/29/63, m/i 1/6/64, Pvt, Co. I, 9th VT INF, tr to Co. D, 6/13/65, m/o 6/13/65
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Birth: 01/19/1840, Norwich, VT
Burial: South Royalton Cemetery, Royalton, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Pension?: Yes, 6/11/1866
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 Tunbridge, VT; Living in Sharon, VT, 1890
Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.
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South Royalton Cemetery, Royalton, VT
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George R. Thurston died March 5 at the home of Arthur W.Clogston in Tunbridge, aged 76 years, having been born Jan. 19, 1840, in Norwich, Vt. He married Martha Lougee at Washington, Vt., who died about 15 years ago. He had lived about 19 years in Royalton, and was well known. He was a Civil war veteran having served in the army three years in both the 9th and 16th Vermont volunteer regiments, in Co's. I and K., respectively. He is survived by four children – Frank G., of Tunbridge, Bertha (Mrs. Albert Laing) of Burlington, Della (Mrs. M.H. Hazen) of East Berlin, Conn., and Laura Thurston of Woodsville, N.H., and a sister, Mrs. Mary George of Royalton. The funeral was held Wednesday at his late home, Rev. E.L. M. Barnes officiating, and burial in Pleasant Hill cemetery, Royalton.
Source: Bethel Courier, March 9, 1916
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.