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Eaton, Watson S.


Age: 26, credited to Grafton, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/9/62, m/i 9/1/62, SGT, Co. G, 11th VT INF, pr CSSGT, 11/11/63, comn 2LT, 12/28/63 (1/12/64), dishonorable discharge 10/1/64

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Birth: 08/24/1836, Grafton, VT
Death: 10/10/1915

Burial: Village Cemetery, Grafton, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 112143176


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/18/1889, VT, not approved
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, Italo Collection, USAHEC off-site
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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Village Cemetery, Grafton, VT

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The Late Watson S. Eaton

Watson S. Eaton, 70, who died Oct. 10, was born in Grafton, Aug. 24, 1836. He was one of 10 children, of whom only one survives. Mr. Eaton enlisted in Company G, 11th Vermont regiment, and held the office of first lieutenant. For a number of years he was engaged in railroading, and returned to Grafton to care for his aged mother in 1882. For the last 35 years he had been proprietor of a store in Grafton village.

He always took an active interest in affairs of the town and held many positions of trust. He was an active member of the Baptist church and one of its strongest supporters. At the time of his death he was church treasurer and chairman of the board of trustees.

He leaves a wife, Mrs. Mary (Gilson) Eaton, a daughter, Mrs. T. O Merrifield of Grafton, and two grandchildren, Mrs. M. P. Morse of Randolph and F. Eaton Merrifield, a student in the University of Vermont at Burlington, a sister, Mrs. H. A. Alden of Detroit, Mich.,two nephews F. E. Alden of Newark, N. J., and H. W. Alden of Detroit, and one niece, Mrs. Mary Burgess of Fitchburg, Mass.

Funeral services were held at the house Oct. 13, at 2 o'clock, Rev. G. Y. Washburn of the Congregational church officiating. Among the many beautiful flowers were 70 roses from his sister.

Source: Brattleboro Reformer, October 21, 1915.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.