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Holloway, John Ellsworth


Age: 18, credited to Glover, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 10/3/61, m/i 10/15/61, PVT, Co. I, 6th VT INF, m/o 10/21/62; enl 7/22/63, m/o 10/15/64, expiration of service, unid VRC unit

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Birth: 1843, Glover, VT
Death: 03/09/1895

Burial: Westlook Cemetery, Glover, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Harman Clark
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: Halloway, John E.
Pension?: Not Found
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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Westlook Cemetery, Glover, VT

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Ellsworth Holloway of West Glover was found dead the other day after a dance, and foul play is suspected. There was a liquor bottle beside him, in which was a little spirit and some white crystals of some unknown substance. He lay in such an attitude as to suggest the theory that he had drank some poison and died suddenly. The authorities were called, Dr. Dow of Glover, Dr. Sedgwick of Barton and Dr. Campbell of Albany were sent for an autopsy was made. His stomach and heart were removed and sent to Burlington for examination. His wife and a man named Chase are under arrest pending an investigation.

Source: Vermont Journal, March 23, 1895.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.


The Violent Death of J. E. Holloway Under Investigation.
His Wife and Another Man Suspected as the Perpetrators of the Crime - Strychnine Found in the Dead Man's Stomach

Barton Landing, Vt., March 28. - The hearing in the J. Ellsworth Holloway murder case opened today at Glover, Vt. Charles Holloway, son of the deceased, who was with his father said that he died in convulsions. The family was attending a dance at G. F. Heath's in West Glover, March 8. Mr. Holloway was very drunk and about midnight his wife sent him out to sober off. He died in the barn at 2 a. m.

A. C. Phillips, the next witness, testified that he found the body in a low shape, the head and feet on the floor and the body in a rigid condition/ Mr. Phillips went to the barn and kept the body there until the inquest.

Dr. Sedgwick of Barton testified that he found the body apparently healthy except that the stomach showed poison.

Prof. Bartlett of Dartmouth college, testified to finding 1-7 grain strychnine in the stomach and three grains in a bottle found by the side of the dead man. He further testified that on experimenting he found that the contents of the stomach and bottle killed frogs, etc.

James Gilman, held as an accomplice, promises to bring interesting evidence tomorrow against a certain person alleged to have been intimate with Mrs. Holloway. This man has disappeared and cannot be found. He was last seen in Island Pond, Vt. There is a suspicion that he an d Mrs. Holloway wanted to get rid of Mr. Holloway. The hearing was adjourned until 9 a. m. Tomorrow. Mrs. Holloway was placed in charge of keepers tonight.

Source: Burlington Free Press, March 29, 1895.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.