Washburn, Darwin Elbert
Age: 20, credited to Woodstock, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF
Service: enl 8/19/64, m/i 8/19/64, Pvt, Co. H, 7th VT INF, m/o 7/14/65
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Birth: 10/31/1844, Windsor, VT
Burial: Felchville Cemetery, Reading, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 137896870
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Effie S., 3/11/1908, VT
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)
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Felchville Cemetery, Reading, VT
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FELCHVILLE, VT. NEWS: 25 Jan., 1889: "Darwin Washburn is working at the tin business in the shop formerly occupied by G. W. Shedd." From his obituary: His early life was spent on the Switzer farm. He was m. 1 Jan., 1873 to Effie S Buck. They lived for two years at Hammondsville and moved to Felchville where he resided. He worked at the carpenter trade and painting and later ran a wood working shop where the grist mill stand was located in 1908, manufacturing stretchers, bobbins and other wood specialties and about 18 years ago he bought the tin shop of Geo. W. Shedd. After a few years, he removed the old shop and erected a new building which he occupied as a tin shop and undertaking rooms. He was Chairman of Board of Selectmen for sev'l years and was instrumental in the observance of Reading Old Home Day, and was secretary of the association at the time of his death. He was well versed in music and has aided in a great many social affairs during the past thirty years. He was an industrious, well-mannered, man, -- always obliging and always willing to give a helping hand for the good of the community in which he lived for many years. Relatives from out-of-town at his funeral included: Elwin Houghton & wife, Woodstock, F. V. Perkins & wife of Cavendish; F. E. Buck, Lebanon, NH, and N. C. Buck, Randolph. (1 April, 1908: P. E. Vittum has purchased the tinshop formerly owned by the late D. E. Washburn.)
Source: The Vermont Tribune, Ludlow, Vermont. Contributed by Linda M. Welch, Windsor County researcher.
News was received here, Sunday, of the death of Darwin E. Washburn at Woodstock, where he and his wife went to care for his sister and husband, both of whom died of pneumonia. Mr. Washburn will be sadly missed in this community. Mrs. Washburn has also been sick, but was gaining at last accounts.
Source: Vermont Journal, February 29, 1906
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.