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Johnson, Willard R. F.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 30, credited to Weston, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/7/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. I, 2nd VT INF, wdd, Marye's Heights, 5/3/63, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, m/o 6/29/64

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VITALS

Birth: 12/24/1830, Wallingford, VT
Death: 10/12/1897

Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Putney, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 18257798

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/12/1864; widow Sarah F., 11/6/1897, NH
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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Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Putney, VT

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Obituary

Death of Willard Johnson.

Willard Johnson died at his home on Brattleboro street Monday night of heart disease and dropsy, after a long illness, aged 67 years. Mr. Johnson was a native of Putney, Vt., but moved to Hinsdale several years ago. About a year ago he bought the Bacon place, moving into his new home but a few months since. He had by his thrift and industry amassed a considerable property. He was a veteran of the war, having been a member of the 2d Vermont regiment. Members of Sedgwick post, G.A.R., were pall bearers at the funeral, which was held at the home, Thursday, at 9 a. m., Rev. D. L. Fisher officiating. The body was taken to Putney for burial. Mr. Johnson was a brother of Alvin J. Johnson, the publisher of Johnsonís encyclopedia. He is survived by a widow and married children.

Source: Vermont Phoenix, October 15, 1897
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.