Age: 29, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: drafted - enl 7/15/63, m/i 7/15/63, PVT, Co. A, 6th VT INF, wdd, Winchester, 9/19/64, m/o 5/2/65, SOWD
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Birth: 08/09/1834, Highgate, VT
Burial: Lower Branch Cemetery, Braintree, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carl/Janice Thresher
Findagrave Memorial #: 79309080
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/23/1888, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Lower Branch Cemetery, Braintree, VT
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Death of Melvin Watson
Melvin Watson, aged 94, died Monday noon at the home of Mrs. Effie Moore, where he had resided for five years. He had been blind for five years and very deaf. His death was caused from the infirmities of advanced age and an attack of grip, being confined to the bed the past six weeks.
Mr. Watson was born in Highgate, Aug. 9, 1834, the oldest of five children born to Enoch Watson and wife. Only one of this family survives, the youngest, Mrs. Mary Dickerman of Concord, N.H. Mr. Watson spent his boyhood in Highgate and Swanton, moving in early manhood to Braintree, where the greater part of his life was spent. He married first, Lucina Bartles of Braintree, on Dec. 25, 1858, who died twelve years later. One daughter, Ella Frances, was born to them, who has also passed away. On Nov. 6, 1875. Mr. Watson married Mrs. Betsey Pratt Thurston of Braintree. Following her death about twelve years ago he moved Randolph, which has been his home since.
Mr. Watson saw service in the Civil war, being drafted from Swanton in July 1863. While serving with Co. A, 6th Vt., in the battle of the Winchester in the Shenandoah Valley on Sept. 19, 18674, he was wounded. He was a member of U. S. Grant post, G.A.R., until it was disbanded. He was very thoughtful for the poor and those in trouble and assisted them in any way he could. Besides the sister mentioned he is survived by two grandsons, Melvin Smith of Randolph and Jocelyn Smith of Mt. Kisco, N.Y., and several nephews and nieces.
The funeral was held at the Methodist church yesterday at 2 p.m., Rev. A. A. Mandigo officiating. Two selections were sung by Mrs. H. J. Smithers and Mrs. E. W. Austin. The remains were entombed and will be interred in the Braintree cemetery in the spring. The bearers were I. W. Blanchard, F. B. Thomas, J. H. Stehle and G. A. Jamieson, members of Randolph post, A.L.
Source: Herald and News, March 14, 1929
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.