Age: 35, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 8/26/61, m/i 9/16/61, Pvt, Co. G, 5th VT INF, m/o 4/12/62
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Birth: 1826, County Down, Ireland
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/4/1879
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
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James Hagan dropped dead from heart failure in his room in the Richardson block on Center street last night at five minutes past 8 o'clock. He had been in poor health for some time, and Thursday night was thrown out of a wagon on Pleasant street and three of his ribs were broken. He was confined to his bed after the accident until Sunday. For the past two days he had been up and around his room, and last night just before he died was filling [illegible] fire in the stove. Dr. Hanrahan [illegible] with him early in the evening and at about 8 o'clock Dr. Hanrahan's office boy was in the room talking and joking with Hagan, who seemed in good spirits. A few minutes later Dr. Hanrahan came into the room and found Hagan lying on the bed gasping for breath. The doctor applied restoratives and did all that could to save the man's life, but he died in a few moments.
His body was taken to Duffy & Clifford's undertaking rooms on Evelyn street.
James Hagan was born in County Down, Ireland, 76 years ago and had been in this country about 50 years. He landed at Montreal and after wandering around the country for several years, settled in Rutland about 30 years ago. His only relative now alive is one daughter, who lives in Monkton and who was telegraphed for last night. He had no other relatives or intimate friends in either this country or Ireland.
Mr. Hagan enlisted from Rutland and was a member of Company G of the 5th Vermont regiment. He belonged to the local Grand Army post. He was a member of the Methodist church, but was not connected with the Rutland society. He had worked as a laborer around the village, but for the last few years has taken care of Dr. Hanrahan's office and roomed back of the office on Center street. He at one time lived with the family of William Thrall.
Mr. Hagan had been in poor health for several years and had not been able to do much heavy work. He was a pensioner, receiving a monthly pension of $10. Dr. Hanrahan was his guardian.
The funeral will probably be held at Dr. Hanrahan's office tomorrow and the Grand Army post will have charge of the services.
Source: Rutland Daily Herald, April 27, 1892
Courtesy of Jennifer Snoots.