Tirrell, Eri W.
Age: 26, credited to Readsboro, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 12/8/63, m/i 12/24/63, Pvt, Co. E, 8th VT INF, pr CPL 3/1/65, m/o 6/28/65
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Birth: 04/21/1837, Norton, OH
Burial: Meeting House Hill Cemetery, West Springfield, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 46176923
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/17/1890, MA; widow Katherine A. H., 12/28/1916, MA
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Eri W. Tirrell
Springfield Sunday Republican
December 17, 1916
Eri W. Tirrell
Eri W. Tirrell, 79, died yesterday morning at his home 65 Park avenue, West Springfield. Mr. Tirrell had been in poor health for a long time but his decline was more marked since an operation last June. He was born in Akron, O., April 21, 1837, and came East at the age of 18. Mr. Tirrell was a carpenter and contractor and for several years was employed on contracts for the Boston & Albany railroad. He lived first in Sadauga Springs, now Whitingham, Vt., and it was there that he married Clista Harrington. The couple moved to West Springfield in 1870, where his wife died 15 years later. In 1886 he married Katherine E. Hunt of that town. For nearly 45 years Mr. Tirrell followed his trade of carpentry in West Springfield, but retired a few years ago. He was a veteran of the Civil war and a member of E.W. Wilcox Grand Army post of Springfield. He was a deacon in the First Baptist Church in that place. Besides his widow he leaves three children by his first wife, Preston E. of Haverhill, Oscar L. Tirrell and Mrs. Thomas Gibbons of West Springfield, and two sisters, Mrs. Myra Kent of Becket and Mrs. Helen Root of Westfield.
The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at his home. Rev. W.L. Atherton will officiated. Burial will be in White Church cemetery in West Springfield.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.
8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History