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Hanscom, Willis


Age: 18, credited to Wheelock, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/17/64, m/i 8/17/64, Pvt, Co. K, 11th VT INF, m/o 6/24/65

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Birth: 1846, Stanstead, Canada East
Death: 07/27/1938

Burial: Lyndon Center Cemetery, Lyndon, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 37496717


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/27/1887, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
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: None

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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Lyndon Center Cemetery, Lyndon, VT

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Willis G. Hanscom, of this place, aged 91 years, who has been in failing health for some time, but who has only been confined to his bed a few weeks, passed away Wednesday morning, July 27th. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon July 29 at the M. E. church of which he was a member. Rev. Fred Wilcock of Hartford, Conn., officiated. A military burial took place in the family lot at the Lyndon Center cemetery. Mr. Hanscom was a veteran if the Civil war, and was the last veteran of this town and one of the few members left of the G.A.R. in the state. He leaves three children, a daughter, Mrs. Beulah Roberts of Lyndonville, and two sons, Homer and George Hanscom of Boston, also four grandchildren, Willis Hanscom of Boston, Mrs. Helen Fleming and Miss Elsa Roberts of Lyndonville, and Mr. And Mrs. Wallace Roberts f this place, with whom he made his home for the past ten years since the death of his wife, Eliza Hanscom, in 1929.

Source: St. Johnsbury Republican, August 8, 1938
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.