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Horton, Franklin


Age: 35, credited to Readsboro, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 12/9/63, m/i 12/24/63, Pvt, Co. E, 8th VT INF, m/o 6/28/65

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Birth: 05/28/1828, Savoy, MA
Death: 06/15/1917

Burial: Village Cemetery, Readsboro, VT
Marker/Plot: 6
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 46208238


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/12/1890, 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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Village Cemetery, Readsboro, VT

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Franklin Horton, aged 89, long a resident of this town, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Bartlett, June 15. He was the son of Asahel and Zelphia (Bowdish) Horton and was born in Savoy, Mass. When about 25 years of age he came here and for a time was engaged in the lumber business. November 22, 1857, he married Emeline Stafford. Two children were born to them, Frederick W., and Nellie R., wife of Chas. E. Bartlett, both of this town. He is also survived by one brother, Harland Horton of Cheshire, Mass., and one sister, Mrs. Lucie Payne of Fitchburg, Mass. There are also three surviving grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In 1863 he responded to the country’s call, enlisting in the Eighth Vermont volunteers with who he saw active service in the battles of Cedar Creek, Fisher’s Hill, and Winchester. He was honorably discharged June 28, 1865. In 1866 he purchased the farm where he had resided for 50 years. After the death of his wife, September 10, 1916, he sold his farm and has since made his home with his children. Although in somewhat impaired health, due to advancing years, he had been about as usual until a week ago, when he sustained a cerebral hemorrhage which was the direct cause of death. The funeral was held from the Baptist church at 1 p. m. Monday, Rev. C. L. Eldredge officiating. Interment was in the village cemetery. His brother, Harland Walker of Cheshire, Mass., attended the funeral.

Source: Bennington Evening Banner, June 27, 1917
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.