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Avery, William H. H.


Age: 0, credited to Middletown Springs, VT
Unit(s): 113th OH INF, 7th USCI
Service: 113th OH INF, 7th US Colored INF, ADJT, CPT and Bvt MAJ

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Birth: 07/13/1840, Granville, OH
Death: 05/21/1917

Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Middletown Springs, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: John Arsenault
Findagrave Memorial #: 54896111


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/5/19091, Vt; widow Emma W., 7/17/1917, VT
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: Pension shows 14th and 112th USCI, not 7th


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Pleasant View Cemetery, Middletown Springs, VT

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William H. H. Avery

Rutland Daily Herald, May 23, 1917:

Middletown Springs, May 22. - Rev. Dr. William H.H. Avery of this town, who died Monday afternoon at Rutland hospital, was a son of the late Christopher Avery of Columbus, O. He was born in the university town of Granville, O., July 13, 1840. There he completed his academic and collegiate course at Denison university.

The Civil war being in progress Mr. Avery enlisted in the Army during his junior year. He successively occupied in the 13th Ohio Volunteer infantry and the 7th U.S. colored infantry the offices of lieutenant, captain and adjutant, leaving the army as brevet major.

When he completed three years service in the army Mr. Avery returned to the university and completed his senior year. Soon after leaving college he married Miss Emma Waite, who also graduated that year.

For nearly 10 years he served as principal of Canton, O. Collegiate Institute, after which he took a three years' course at the Rochester Theological seminary to prepare himself for the Baptist ministry. He filled pastorates at Rochester, N.Y., Dennison, O., Jerseyville, Ill., and a 10 years pastorate at St. Albans.

In 1891 Rev. Dr. Avery was called to accept the chair of systematic theology at Shurtleff college at Alton, Ill., where he remained for four years. His health being seriously impaired he went to the White Mountains to recuperate where he preached for three years in the Compton Village church. Being obliged owing to ill health to permanently leave the ministry for the last eight years Dr. Avery had lived in retirement, passing most of his time at his summer home, Montvert, in this town.

Besides his wife, Rev. Dr. Avery is survived by three sons, Dr. John Waite Avery of Stamford, Ct., Brainard Avery of New York city and Wayland Avery of San Francisco and six grandchildren.

The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in this town.

Courtesy of Jennifer Snoots.