Coburn, Ansel Orpheus
Age: 21, credited to Reading, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 8/16/61, m/i 9/21/61, CPL, Co. C, 4th VT INF, dis/dsb 5/14/62
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Birth: 1840, Reading, VT
Burial: Summer Hill Cemetery, Springfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 103107282
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/20/1875
Portrait?: History of Springfield, Vermont, off-site
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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ANSEL O. COBURN - Ansel O., b. in Reading, Feb. 2, 1840. Came to Springfield in 1857, and worked for Edward Ingham in stove, hardware, and tinware shop. He enlisted Aug. 16 1861, in Co. C, 4th Regiment Vermont Volunteers, and was discharged for disability, May 14, 1862. From 1864 to 1867 he was in the stove and hardware trade in Springfield, one of the firm of Jonathan Martin & Co., and later of Harlow & Coburn. He was then in the stove and plumbing business in Rutland until 1871, when he returned to Springfield, and was connected with the Co-operative Manufacturing Company, then one of the firm of Johnson & Coburn, dealers in stoves and tinware. This firm sold to Putnam & Pulsipher, and Mr. Coburn was for a time in the hide and fur trade with H. A. Perkins. In September, 1886, he bought the hardware store and stove and tinware business of W. H. H. Putnam, and did an extensive and profitable business until May, 1891, when he sold out to Pond, Gridley & Co. He was a charter member of Jarvis Post. No. 43, G.A.R., and adjutant of the Post. In 1890 he was commander, and aid on the staff of department commander. Col. Z. M. Mansur. He m. Dec. 31, 1863. Mary S. Walker, daughter of John O. Walker of Springfield, who d. Jan. 5, 1877. He m. 2d, Jan. 1, 1879, Helen M. Howell of Weathersfield; res. In Springfield. Ch. by 1st wife:
1. Etta B., b. in 1865.
2. Jennie L., b. in 1871.
Source: Hubbard & Dartt; History of Springfield, Vermont, off-site
LOSES ITS OLDEST MERCHANT
Springfield has lost its oldest merchant in the death of Ansel O. Coburn, who had been in trade there since 1840. He served in the Civil War in Company C. 4th Regiment of Vermont Volunteers.
Source: Burlington Free Press, February 16, 1918
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.