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Willard, Milo A.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Berkshire, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 8/23/62, m/i 9/15/62, Pvt, Co. A, 5th VT INF, pr CPL 6/12/64, wdd, Winchester, 9/19/64, m/o 6/27/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1842, Richford, VT
Death: 10/27/1913

Burial: Newport Center Cemetery, Newport, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 85566636

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/6/1866; widow Celia A., 11/24/1913, VT
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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Newport Center Cemetery, Newport, VT

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Obituary

Milo Willard

Milo Willard was born in Richford, Dec. 10, 1842, and died at Newport Center, Oct. 27, 1913. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having served in the 5th Reg., Vt. Vol. He was a member of the Free Baptist church of Dunkin, P. Q., where he resided for some time moving from there to West Derby. Mr. Willard was a man in whom blended honesty, kind-heartedness and integrity, commanding the respect of all who knew him, as has been testified by word of mouth and also by the large company of people who gathered at the home to pay their tribute of respect, both by their presence and by the floral tributes which were both large and beautiful. He was an honest man, the “noblest work of God,” an esteemed and trusted neighbor, a kind and dutiful husband, a loving father and a good man. He had long suffered from asthma and heart trouble which eventually led him to the door that leads out from this life into the life that knows no end. He will be greatly missed in the community but more n the home and by the family. He leaves to mourn his loss, a wife, one daughter, four sisters, and one brother and other friends who found it hard to say good-bye.

The funeral was at the house, conducted by Rev. J. W. Burgin of West Charleston on Wednesday, Oct. 29, and he was laid to rest in the Center cemetery.

"O Father, thy gentle voice is hushed,
Thy warm, true heart is still,
On thy pale and peaceful face
Is resting death's cold chill;
Thy hands are clasped upon thy beast,
We have kissed thy marble brow,
And in our aching hearts we know
We have no father now."

Source: Newport Express and Standard, November 14, 1913.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.