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Wilson, James S.


Age: 28, credited to Wheelock, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/8/64, m/i 8/8/64, Pvt, Co. I, 11th VT INF, m/o 6/24/65

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Birth: 1837, Ferrisburgh, VT
Death: 05/12/1915

Burial: Worcester Village Cemetery, Worcester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/17/1880; widow Philura A., 5/10/1915, 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

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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Village Cemetery, Worcester, VT

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James S. Wilson of North Calais Was Veteran of Civil War.

The funeral of James S.Wilson, who died at North Calais Wednesday morning, was held from his late home yesterday afternoon, Rev. Mrs. Holt officiating, assisted by the North Calais post, G.A.R. There was also a brief eulogy by Colonel Foster. The interment was in the Worcester cemetery and the bearers were the two sons, three sons-in-law and one grandson, James S. Wilson, jr., Lewis A. Wilson, Luther Wheeler, John Fair, Herman Cross and Norman Wheeler.

Mr. Wilson was 77 years of age and had lived most of his life in Worcester, moving to North Calais about six years ago. He was born in Ferrisburg and was married in Nashua, N.H., in 1859 to Miss Philura A. Brown, who survives him. He was a veteran of the Civil war, having served in Co. I of the 11th Vermont regiment, and was a member of the North Calais post of the G.A.R. He is survived by his wife, two sons and four daughters, as follows: Mrs. Laura LaCross of Montpelier, Mrs. Mary A. Wheeler of Calais, James S. Wilson, jr., of Barre, Mrs. Alice Fair of Worcester, Lewis A. Wilson of Schenectady, N.Y., and Mrs. Hattie Cross of Worcester.

Source: Barre Times, May 15, 1915
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.