Wood, George Edward
Age: 34, credited to Randolph, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 4/22/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. E, 2nd VT INF, wdd, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, pow, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, prld 7/22/62, reen 12/21/63, m/o 7/15/65
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Birth: 1827, Randolph, VT
Burial: Randolph Center Cemetery, Randolph, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joe Schenkman
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/9/1866
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
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Randolph Center Cemetery, Randolph, VT
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Died at Soldier's Home
George Edwin Wood died Friday, aged 73, at the Soldiers' Home in Bennington after a stay of less than a month there. He was the first soldier to enter the home after its completion and remained an inmate for more than five years, after which he returned to Randolph for a while, where he was always a much respected citizen. He had been in poor health for years, the result of a paralytic shock from which he never fully recovered. He was further disabled about a year ago by a serious fall. The body was brought here for interment and funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the home of Wm. S. Wood. Rev. W. H. Chidley officiated and selections were rendered by a quartet composed of Misses C. Kate Howard and M. Blanche Sparhawk and Mr. A. H. Beedle and Dr. W. M. Kelty. The deceased left four brothers and three sisters -- Thos. L., of Montpelier, WM. S., Hazen, and Ransom of this place, Mrs. S. S. Briggs of Brockton, Mass., Mrs. Ellen Coville and Mrs. Mary Goodwin of Randolph. All but Mrs. Briggs were able to be present at the funeral. Two nephews, Henry Wood of Williamstown, and Clarence Wood of Barre, and a niece, Mrs. C. S. Paine of South Randolph, also attended. Mr. Wood enlisted in Co.E. 2d Vt., and served throughout the war. He was twice wounded and was in Libbey prison for a time.
Source: The Bethel Courier, September 28, 1899
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.