Vinton, John Franklin
Age: 28, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: comn 1LT, Co. B, 16th VT INF, 8/28/62 (10/12/62), m/o 8/10/63
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Birth: 02/07/1834, Leominster, MA
Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 74872229
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Augusta E., 7/15/1890, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
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The death of John F. Vinton took place Tuesday after a long illness from consumption. He was a machinist by trade and was engaged in that business here when he enlisted in Co. B, 16th Vermont Regiment, serving as 1st lieutenant. Although having small taste by nature for military affairs, he enjoyed in a high degree the confidence , love and respect of every man in his company and regiment. At the close of his term of service he returned to his business as a machinist, and continued there for several years in the Canal street shop which was afterward burned. He was at different times in company with the late Thos. Crane and with G. A. Hines. For five years or more ill health had made him unfit for labor. He was the last but one, Wm. H. Vinton, of five children of the venerable Timothy Vinton. His funeral took place on Thursday, and was attended by a large number of friends and neighbors who held him in sincere
Source: Vermont Phoenix, January 25, 1889.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.