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Catlin, Henry Guy


Age: 19, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/23/62, m/i 10/4/62, CPL, Co. C, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63 [College: UVM 63]

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Birth: 07/21/1843, Burlington, VT
Death: 02/17/1925

Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 108276915


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/3/1910, NY
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: UVM 63
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: Died in Wyncote, PA


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Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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Henry Guy Catlin

Word has been received of the death in Philadelphia of Henry Guy Catlin. Mr. Catlin was born in Burlington, the son of Henry W. And Mary Mayo Catlin. The body will be brought here Friday morning. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Source: Burlington Free Press, February 19, 1925.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.



Burial of Henry Guy Catlin, Following His Death in Philadelphia, Recalls Incident in Early Settlement of City More Than a Century Ago.

Henry Guy Catlin, whose body was brought here yesterday from Philadelphia for burial in the old family lot, was a member of an old Burlington family dating back to the beginning of the nineteenth century.

Mr. Catlin was the grandson of Moses Catlin, who came to Burlington with his wife, Lucinda Allen, a niece of Ethan Allen. Upon arrival in Burlington they settled on the west side of the public square, but Lucinda's love of nature set them in search of a more picturesque site for their home. The portion of the city, where the Mary Fletcher Hospital is now located was visited and upon the urging of his wife, Moses climbed a high tree and reported to her that he could see the blue waters of Lake Champlain and the panorama of the lower city. Upon hearing this, Mrs. Catlin decided that their home should be erected here. The mansion that they erected was one of the social centers of the town at that time.

This couple did not have any children but adopted three boys, one of whom was Henry W., the father of the late Henry Guy Catlin.

The late Henry Guy Catlin was born in Burlington on July 21, 1843. He received his early education in private schools. He entered the University of Vermont with the class of 1863, taking an engineering course. Upon the second year of the Civil War he left college and joined the 12th Vermont Volunteers, Company C, and served with this regiment until the close of the war. When mustered out of the army he went West and later to Europe. As a mining engineer, he had an office for many years in New York city but maintained residence in Long Branch, N. J.

The old Catlin family was very prominent in the entertainment of General Lafayette on his visit to Burlington in June of 1825. The street now known as Center street was also named in honor of the family, being Catlin Lane during the early history of the city.

Mr. Catlin is survived by two brothers, Robert M. Catlin, U. V. M. 73 of Franklin, N. J., and Walter M. Catlin, U. V. M. Ex 78, of Los Angeles, Calif. The former accompanied the body to Burlington and returned to his home on the noon train immediately after the service at Green Mount cemetery, conducted by Rev. C. C. Adams.

Source: Burlington Free Press, February 21, 1925.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.