Tyler, George E.
Age: 22, credited to Readsboro, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/27/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. A, 2nd VT INF, wdd, Antietam, 9/17/62, dis/wds, 8/26/63
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Birth: 04/03/1839, Bernardston, MA
Burial: Village Cemetery, Readsboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 72165829
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Olive P., 12/17/1890, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Village Cemetery, Readsboro, VT
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George E. Tyler
Deerfield Valley Times (Wilmington)
1 Aug 1890
We regret to record the death of one of our most worthy townsmen, Mr. Edward Tyler. He passed to the spirit world Sun- day, July 27. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn his loss. Mr. Tyler served in the late civil war, and during one engagement a bullet struck him between his left eye and nose and came out behind his right ear. This was the only wound of importance he received in the war. From this seemingly and ordinarily fatal accident he recovered slowly. He was destined, however, to have further trouble with it.
At intervals of every two or three years he has suffered from excessive pains in his head, accompanied by violent delirium. Many of these attcks have proved so severe that his life was despaired of. For several months past Mr. Tyler had been suffering from indigestion and other allied complaints, but by means of judicious course of tonics he so far recovered as to appear in fair health, and to attend to his business. About the middle of June he had another attack of the old trouble in his head. In this At- tack, as in the preceding ones, delirium was present; this was succeeded by a stu por which lasted until death. Vomiting was a prominent symptom, and he could not take the necessary amount of food. Dr. Ward, the attending physician, called in consultation Dr. Holton, who pronounced the sickness cancer of the stomach. After death an autopsy was held, which showed an entire absorption of the lining of the stomach with evidence of a small ulcer at the lower portion. This explained why food could not be retained or digested.
The heart was also found to be badly dis- eased. It is probable that the delirium and nervous disturbances were caused by abscesses along the track of the bullet. No traces of cancer were found. The funeral was held at the house Wednesday, and was very largely attended, Rev. E. W. Pierce officiating. He was a respected member of the Odd Fellows and Masonic lodges and Grand Army post. The Odd Fellows per- formed their burial ceremony, while the six bearers were chosen two from each society.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.