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Kennison, William D.


Age: 28, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF
Service: enl 1/9/62, m/i 2/28/62, Pvt, Co. I, 7th VT INF, dis/dsb 10/22/63

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Birth: 1834, Rutland, VT
Death: 05/29/1893

Burial: Tenney Cemetery, Mendon, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/31/1868; widow Mary L., 2/7/1894, 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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Tenney Cemetery, Mendon, VT

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William Kennison

Rutland Daily Herald, May 29, 1893

William Kennison [Kenneson], a Mendon farmer, about 58 years old, who came into the city Saturday on business, was thrown out of his wagon into the cobblestone gutter on West street hill and probably fatally injured.
The holdback to the harness broke as he was driving down the hill, letting the wagon on to the horse. This frightened the animal so that Mr. Kennison could not manage it. The horse was headed across the street, but without avail. It only went a few rods when Mr. Kennison was thrown out, striking on his head on cobblestones. He received an ugly cut back of the left ear and a scratch on the ear.
He was picked up by a man who saw the accident from the front of the grocery store under the Globe hotel and immediately taken to Hanrahan & Stearns' office, where his injuries were attended to. Dr. G.H. Fox was called in to assist in the case.
Mr. Kennison was put on a lounge in the office, where he remained nearly two hours unconscious. Further examination of the case showed that his spine was hurt and he was probably injured internally. The physicians had but little hope of his recovery.
His wife and daughter were notified of the accident and in less than an hour his daughter arrived.
She tried to make her father recognize her, but failed.
After the injuries were dressed he was taken home in a light express wagon, and when last heard from had not recovered consciousness.
The horse ran down West street and up Grove street into the country. The wagon was badly smashed.

Rutland Daily Herald, May 30, 1893

William Kennison [Kenneson] , who was so badly injured by being thrown from his carriage last Saturday, died at his home in Mendon yesterday morning.

Courtesy of Jennifer Snoots.