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Brothers, William H.


Age: 18, credited to Hartford, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 9/4/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. G, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63

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Birth: 1845, Burlington, VT
Death: 1912

Burial: Village Cemetery, Hartland, VT
Marker/Plot: 124
Gravestone photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 130383361


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/31/1907, MA; widow Cornelia L., 8/28/1912, MA
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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William H. Brothers

The Vermont Journal, August 16, 1912

William H. Brothers

William H. Brothers, who died Wednesday night, August 7, in the City hospital at Worcester, was a veteran of the Civil War and a mill man of 40 years experience. His death followed an operation for relief of kidney trouble. Mr. Brothers had been in his usual health until two weeks ago, but while he was caring for a brother in Windsor, Conn., the first of the week his condition, became serious and Dr F. H. Olin of Southbridge was called. The physician advised removal to the hospital, saying that was the only chance for his life. He was taken that day, but the operation was not successful.

He was born May 1, 1846, in Waterbury, Vt., on a farm. He remained there until 15 years of age, when he enlisted in the 16th Vermont volunteers of the War of the Rebellion.

When 18 years old he began his mill career in his home town, working in the Burlington woolen mill. Here he spent 22 years of his life, working on, through many positions until he became suage (sic) of 42 he went to Massachusetts to work in what was then known as the "Ashworth and Jones Woolen Mill." He became superintendent of the "Merchant Woolen Mill. Four years ago he retired from that work and with Mrs. Brothers went to Charlton to make their home with their daughter, Mrs. James Ashworth, whose husband is senior member of the firm of Ashworth Brothers woolen manufactures in Charlton City. Mr. Brothers is survived by his wife and daughter, four brothers and four sisters, no break having come in the family of nine until now. The sisters are Mrs. George Eastman, Mrs. Daniel Willard, Mrs. Edwin Slayton of Hartland, and Mrs. Berkley Williamson of Hartford, Vt. The brothers are Oliver and George of Hartland, Alphonzo of Windsor, Conn., and Mitchell of Seattle. Funeral was held at Hartland at the Congregational church Saturday at 4:30 o'clock, Rev. H. Lohmann officiating. Burial in the family lot in the village cemetery.

All of the brothers and sisters excepting the one in Seattle were present at the funeral.

Courtesy of Cathy Hoyt.