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Warden, John


Age: 18, credited to Stowe, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 3/9/64, m/i 3/15/64, Pvt, Co. D, 5th VT INF, m/o 6/8/65

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Birth: 06/01/1848, Williston, VT
Death: 02/09/1927

Burial: Riverbank Cemetery, Stowe, VT
Marker/Plot: 61
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 161889390


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/28/1892, MA
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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Riverbank Cemetery, Stowe, VT

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Col. J. J. Warden, Born in Vermont, fatally Injured Ashes to Be Buried in Stowe.

BOSTON, Feb. 10. - Col. John J. Warden, Civil war veteran, former member of the official staffs of two Vermont governors, clerk at the Adams House since it first opened 44 years ago, friend of United States presidents and hundreds of other nationally-known personages, died yesterday afternoon in the Peter Bent Brigham hospital, where he had been for two months as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident in Brookline.

On Dec. 8, Colonel Warden, a strong, rugged man at 78, was struck, while near his house at 12 Park street, Brookline, it was found his left thigh bone was fractured and that he had suffered internal injuries.

Col. Warden worked with the late George F. Hall behind the desk at the Parker house, in the old days. When Mr. Hall opened the Adams House, Col. Warden went with him, first serving as a room clerk and later, until his death, as chief clerk.

Col. Warden was born in Burlington, Vt. As a boy he went to Stowe, where he was educated.

During the Civil War, Col. Warden, at the age of 16, enlisted in the 5th Vermont Infantry of the famous "Vermont Brigade, " in the army of the Potomac. Three brothers, James Alexander and Henry Warden also served in this regiment.

At the close of the war Col. Warden came to Boston and worked at the Parker House nine years. He was connected with the hotel business in Montreal for a time.

Col. Warden received his military title when he was made special aide-de-camp to Gov. Woodbury of Vermont. He also served on the staff of Gov. Grout of that state.

The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 in the Waterman chapel, 495 Commonwealth avenue. Cremation will follow and in the spring the ashes will be removed to Stowe, Vt., for burial.

Source: Brattleboro Reformer, February 10, 1927
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.