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Collison, James R.
Age: 20, credited to Barton, VT
Unit(s): 15th VT INF
Service: enl 9/3/62, m/i 10/22/62, Pvt, Co. I, 15th VT INF, m/o 8/5/63
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Birth: 12/16/1841, Bury, Canada East
Burial: Welcome O. Brown Cemetery, Barton, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 77523828
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Welcome O. Brown Cemetery, Barton, VT
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James R. Collison
James R. Collison died at his home on Elm street Sunday night at about eight o'clock. He had been confined to the house for several months, and had not been able to do any work for over a year. His immediate death, however, was caused by a shock of paralysis superinduced by a heart trouble, from which he had been a sufferer for several years. Mr. Collison was the son of Thomas Collison and Mary Middlebury Collison, and was born in Bury, Canada, on Dec. 16, 1841. At an early age, Mr. Collison came to the states to live and on Mar. 25, 1871 he married Lucy P. Wild at Lawrence, Mass., who survives him. Mr. Collison is survived by five brothers, William, David and Erastus Collison all of Barton and John and Silas Collison of Lyndon. He was a member of the Masonic lodge here, being transferred from his member ship in a lodge in Massachusetts. He was also a member of Quimby Post, G.A.R., and had been prominent in all local gatherings of that body. His enlistment was in Company I, 15th Vermont, where he served his nine months' term. He was a man of sterling character and highly respected by all. The funeral services were held at his residence on Elm street at 2 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. W. A. Wilmer officiating. At the grave a Masonic ritual was conducted and the body was accompanied by the members of Quimby Post, G.A.R., as a guard of honor.
Source: Orleans County Monitor, September 16, 1914
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.