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Hobson, Frederick H.


Age: 24, credited to Weathersfield, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF
Service: enl 11/28/63, m/i 1/2/64, Pvt, Co. H, 7th VT INF, m/o 3/14/66, postwar machinist

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Birth: 10/16/1839, England
Death: 10/08/1924

Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Bellows Falls, VT
Marker/Plot: 24
Gravestone photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 145457643


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/16/1889, 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


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Oak Hill Cemetery, Bellows Falls, VT

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Aged Man Found Dead.

Fred N. Hobson, 85, of Bellows Falls, one of only four Bellows Falls members of the E. H. Stoughton Post, G.A.R., remaining out of an original member ship of 160, was found dead in his cellar Wednesday forenoon.

His death was evidently caused by heart disease and he had been dead only a few minutes. He was born in Manchester, Eng., and came to this country as a small boy. His boyhood was spent in Weathersfield. In 1860 he shipped from New Bedford on a whaling vessel. In 1862 while in the South Pacific he learned of the Civil War and immediately worked his way back to Boston.

He enlisted at Woodstock, in Company H, 7th Vermont Volunteers in November, 1863, serving with his regiment during the war and was discharged n 1866. He returned to Woodstock, later moving to Claremont, N.H., and since 1874 has resided there, his business being principally that of a machinist and janitor of the opera house building. He married Matilda E. Rice, of Claremont, and the couple celebrated their golden wedding April 26, 1916.

They have three children living, William L., of Keene, N.H., Ned Hobson, of Springfield, Mass., and Mrs. Ernest M. Goodebough, of Brattleboro. Mrs. Hobson died in 1916 and he married in 1920 Mary Pratt, daughter of Elisha Pratt of Newark, who also survives him.

Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger, October 9, 1924
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.