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Alexander, Arthur

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to St. Albans, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV, VRC
Service: enl 11/6/61, m/i 11/19/61, Pvt, Co. B, 1st VT CAV, reen 12/18/63, tr to VRC 12/14/64, m/o 9/15/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1843, St. Albans, VT
Death: 10/13/1909

Burial: St. Albans Bay Cemetery, St. Albans, VT
Marker/Plot: 15
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/21/1866; widow Adaline e., 10/12/1925, VT, not approved
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

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St. Albans Bay Cemetery, St. Albans, VT

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Obituary

VETERAN IS A SUICIDE

Arthur Alexander Takes Paris Green at Saint Albans Bay

Saint Albans, Oct. 13. - Arthur Alexander, aged about 67 years, a veteran of the civil war, was found dead at his home at Saint Albans bay this morning, having committed suicide by taking paris green. The body was brought to the undertaking rooms of John T. Sullivan of this city.

Alexander had been acting and talking strangely for several days and had told several people that he intended to take his life. Last night Dr. F. W. Mason was at the house and Alexander told the doctor that he was ill and had been taking paris green, remarking that it seemed difficult to take a sufficient quantity of the poison to cause fatal results, but that he should continue taking it until he had gained his purpose.

Alexander lived alone and the body was found lying on the kitchen floor by Mrs. W. E. Higgins, a neighbor, who had gone to the house for some potatoes. The man leaves a sister, Mrs. William Bates, who resides at the bay. He was a member of the 1st Vermont Cavalry.

A few days ago someone stole several parts from Alexander's boat and this, together with the action of several boys who have been plaguing the man for some time, weighed heavily on Alexander's mind and it is believed by many that these incidents may have caused the act.

Yesterday while talking with a business man on Main street he spoke of his troubles and added that he would put a stop to them, saying that nothing would trouble him in a few hours. No attention was paid to the remark.

Source: Bennington Banner, October 15, 1909; Contributed by Tom Boudreau