Knowlton, Elbridge J.
Age: 21, credited to Rochester, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 8/3/61, m/i 9/21/61, Pvt, Co. E, 4th VT INF, tr to VRC 5/15/64; m/o 9/21/64
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Birth: 07/02/1840, Rochester, VT
Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 14046188
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/16/1880
Portrait?: Italo Collection, Gibson Collection
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
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Death of Elbridge Knowlton
Elbridge J. Knowlton, 68, died at his home, 37 South Main street, this morning at 9 o'clock, of heart failure. Mr. Knowlton had been in failing health all summer, but was able to be around most of the time. He was out on the street yesterday and up and dressed this morning. His people missed him a short time before his death and going to the bath room, found him lying on the floor. He was breathing at the time, but never regained consciousness, and died in a few minutes.
Mr. Knowlton was born in Rochester, Vt., in 1840, and was the son of S. E. and Artelisa Knowlton of that place. Mr. Knowlton served in the Civil war in Company E. 4th Vermont regiment, and came to Brattleboro at the end of the war in 1866, making this place his home ever since. He had been superintendent of the Prospect Hill cemetery for the past 20 years.
He leaves a son, E. L. Knowlton of this place, and two daughters, Mrs. Ashbel Meacham of Hinsdale, N.H., and Mrs. Fred Dillback of this place, also three brothers, H. P. Knowlton of Hartford, Conn., Horace and Hermon Knowlton of Lowell, Mass., and three sisters, Mrs. Ellen Hopkins of this place, Mrs. Eli Cook of West Halifax and one sister in Rochester, Vt.
Source: Brattleboro Reformer, October 2, 1908.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.