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Dunham, William Curtis

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 22, credited to Braintree, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF, 46th MA INF
Service: enl 8/23/64, m/i 8/23/64, Pvt, Co. G, 8th VT INF, m/o 6/1/65; also 46th MA INF

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VITALS

Birth: 02/18/1842, Otis, MA
Death: 04/09/1922

Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Braintree, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 63312675

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Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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Mountain View Cemetery, Braintree, VT

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Obituary

Obituary W. C. Dunham

William Curtis Dunham, a Civil war veteran, who died April 9 at his home in this place, following a short illness, was born Feb. 18, 1842, in Otis, Mass., and was one of seven children of Sala and Ann (Robb) Dunham.

The first 20 years of his life were spent in his native place, from which on Aug. 27, 1862, he enlisted in the 46th Mass. Regiment, and was discharged July 29, 1863, after which he came to Vermont and enlisted again, Aug. 23, 1864, in the 8th Vt. Regiment, Co. G, and served until he was again discharged at Washington, D. C., June 1, 1865.

He then returned to Vermont, and on Jan. 27, 1869, was united in marriage to Miss Cleora M. Jones of Granville, who with one son, Lewis, born Oct. 8, 1871, survive him, as do also an aged sister and two brothers. He is also survived by his daughter-in-law and two granddaughters, Misses Mae and Dorothy Dunham of Port Arthur, Ont.

Jan. 27, 1922, Mr. And Mrs. Dunham quietly observed their 53rd wedding anniversary at their pleasant home where they had resided 41 years in love and close companionship, winning the highest esteem of all who knew them, as well as admiration for the ideal home life, lived out for so many years.

The funeral was held at Braintree hall April 12 and was attended by a large circle of friends and relatives, also by the G.A.R. of Randolph, of which the deceased was a member, and by the American Legion, each post offering a service at the funeral and at the grave, where taps were sounded. There was a profusion of beautiful flowers, and interment was in the new cemetery below the village.

The son, Lewis, of Port Arthur, was present, but on account of illness in the family, his wife and two daughters were unable to come to attend the funeral.

Source: Bethel Courier, April 27, 1922
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.