Meacham, Horace E.
Age: 18, credited to Springfield, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF, 16th VT INF
Service: enl 9/18/62, m/i 10/23/62, MSCN, Co. H, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63; enl 8/8/63, m/i 8/9/63, Pvt, Co. H, 7th VT INF, MSCN, m/o 3/1/66
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Birth: 05/31/1845, Grafton, VT
Burial: Ascutney Cemetery, Windsor, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 101833254
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/1/1892, VT; widow Alma M., 3/2/1919, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Ascutney Cemetery, Windsor, VT
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Horace E. Meacham
The Vermont Journal, January 10, 1919
Horace E. Meacham
Horace E. Meacham, who has resided for many years in Windsor, died January 3d, at his home on South Main street. Funeral services were held there Monday, January 6, with interment in Ascutney cemetery. Rev. J. W. Rafter officiated.
Mr. Meacham was born in Springfield, Vt., May 31, 1845, the son of Dr. Edmund Meacham. He was educated in the public schools of Springfield and when the Civil war began he enlisted in Co. H, 7th Vermont Volunteers. He was present at Gettysburg, the fiercest conflict of the whole Civil war, and attended in 1913, the fiftieth anniversary of the battle.
At the close of the war he went to Brattleboro, Vt., and worked at the blacksmith and wheelwright trade, remaining there for 12 years. In 1879 he started railroading and on October 14, 1882, was made an engineer on what is now the Boston & Maine system. He remained on the railroad until February, 1914, when declining health caused him to give up work altogether. His last illness was not long, although for the past year he had been feeble.
On October 15, 1887, he was married to Miss Alma Jordan of Plainfield, N.H., and she survives him with the following children: Lieutenant Chester Meacham of the United States Army, now in France; Miss Sadie Meacham and Benjamin Meacham of Windsor, and Mrs. Vincent Cleary, of Claremont, N. H. His youngest son, Edmund, was killed in France last July in one of the first battles in which the American army took part. Mr. Meacham's last days were passed in the hope that he would live long enough to again see his oldest son, Chester.
The deceased was a member of the Masonic fraternity and he following local Masons acted as bearers at the funeral: S. N. Taylor, E. D. Lombard, R. P. Osgood and Edson Austin.
The following engineers with whom Mr. Meacham worked were at the funeral services: Will Davis and Frank Harvey of Windsor; Burns Webb, Frank Darling and R.S. Ramsay of Springfield, Mass., Myron Jordan, of Plainfield, N.H., a brother-in-law, was also present.
Outside of his immediate family Mr. Meacham is survived by a brother, C. F. Meacham, of Bellows Falls, Vt.
Contributed by Cathy Hoyt.