Fisher, George W.
Age: 22, credited to Plainfield, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT LARTY
Service: enl 8/26/64, m/i 8/26/64, PVT, 2nd VT LARTY BTRY, dis/dsb 2/13/65
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Birth: 1842, Lyndon, VT
Burial: Lyndon Center Cemetery, Lyndon, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 35262392
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/21/1865, not approved; father George, 6/19/1890, VT, not approved
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Lyndon Center Cemetery, Lyndon, VT
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George W. Fisher of Red River Village (Lyndon,) committed suicide at Lyndon last Tuesday evening, by hanging himself in his chamber. Various reasons are assigned for the act, one being that he had partaken too freely of rum, and another that he had put an end to himself to avoid a matrimonial alliance with a disreputable woman named Emeline Danforth, which was being pressed upon him. He had of late conversed much upon the subject of the future state, and expressed the opinion that the dead were far better off than the living. Laboring under this, in a fit of melancholy, superinduced by one of the above causes probably, he committed the fatal deed.
Source: Vermont Journal, 29 May 1869.
Transcribed by Deanna French