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Walker, George Albert

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 27, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/28/62, m/i 10/23/62, WGNR, Co. B, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63

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VITALS

Birth: 02/15/1835, Chesterfield, NH
Death: 10/29/1898

Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: 220
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 121620371

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/23/1890, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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BURIAL:

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Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT

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Obituary

George Albert Walker

George Albert Walker, 63, died about 9 o'clock Saturday evening at his home on the Putney road in Dummerston, where nearly all of his life had been spent. By his death the town of Dummerston loses one of its most prominent citizens. Mr. Walker was a native of Chesterfield, NH. and was a son of Capt. Abial A. Walker and Sabrina Briggs. His father, who was a native of Westmoreland, was a grandson of Capt. Benjamin Walker, who was killed on Bunker Hill. George A. Walker was born Feb. 19, 1835. His parents moved soon afterward to the farm in Dummerston where he lived until his death. Mr. Walker married Miss Ellen Elmer of Brattleboro, who died about nine years ago. Four children are living, all at the home farm. They are Charles, who has assisted his father in carrying on the farm, Alice, Louise, and Robert. Mr. Walker was a member of Company I, 16th Vermont regiment, under Capt. Arms, and served as regimental trainmaster. He had been road commissioner of Dummerston for many years and had rendered the town excellent service.

His death was due to neuralgia of the heart with which he was taken ill the day before. The funeral was held at the house at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Rev. C.J. Harris of Putney officiating. Several of the surviving members of his army company were present. Relatives from out of town were his sister, Mrs. Ellen Goodrich, and niece, Miss Kate Goodrich of Brattleboro, Mrs. Mary Parker of Westmoreland, NH, Mr. and Mrs. Harding Bennett and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Knight of Putney, and George H. walker of Westminster. the burial was in Prospect Hill cemetery in Brattleboro and was under the ritual of the Grand Army post, who met the funeral procession at the common. Besides his children, Mr. Walker leaves one sister, Mrs. Ellen W. Goodrich of Brattleboro, two nieces, Miss Ellen N. Goodrich, a teacher in Newton Centre, Mass., and one nephew, Wm. B. Goodrich, teller for the International Trust company of Boston.

The L of the house in which Mr. Walker lived was the first frame house in Dummerston and the first window glass used in Dummerston was used therein. Under its rafters Vermont's renowned son, Ethan Allen, often slept, as the house was situated on the old stage road to Bellows Falls.

Source: Vermont Phoenix, November 4, 1898
Contributed by Deb Light.