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Northrop, Albert Aser


Age: 20, credited to Randolph, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 8/7/62, m/i 9/26/62, Pvt, Co. C, 1st VT CAV, pow 4/1/63, prld, 4/7/63, wdd, 4/1/63, m/o 6/5/65

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Birth: 09/27/1842, Strafford, VT
Death: 04/15/1915

Burial: Hope Cemetery, Barre, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Monica White
Findagrave Memorial #: 95591116


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/7/1865; widow Jennie M., 4/24/1915, 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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Hope Cemetery, Barre, VT

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Native of Strafford, Veteran of Civil War and Esteemed Citizen.

A. A. Northrop, a well known Barre man, died at his home, 174 Merchant street, at 6:30 last evening following an illness of two months with Bright's disease of a dropsical nature. The funeral is to be held from his late home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and interment will be in Hope cemetery. Albert Aser Northrop was born on Strafford Sept. 27, 1842, the son of Isaac and Jerusha Northrop. When he was four years of age his family moved to Northfield, where he spent his early life and was educated at the old Northfield institute.

On Aug. 4, 1862, the young man enlisted in the cause of the union in the Civil war, becoming a member of Co. C, first regiment of Vermont cavalry volunteers. Later he became orderly sergeant under Captain Page. At the battle of Broad Run, Va., he was severely wounded in a skirmish with Mosley's men, receiving a shot wound in the head. He was captured at that time and was taken to Libby prison, where he remained 24 days and was then taken to Richmond. Sergeant Northrop was discharged from the U. S. service at Washington, D. C., June 5, 1865.

Mr. Northrop was married on Feb. 6, 1867, to Welthy Whitney of Tunbridge. Four sons were born, of whom Fred E. Northrop died Oct. 9, 1908. The surviving sons are Gordon W. Northrop of South Royalton and Frank R. and Charles Northrop of Barre. In July 1888, , Mrs. Northrop passed away. On Jan. 1, 1890, Mr. Northrop married Jennie N. George of Barre, who is now in a very critical condition, having undergone three amputations of her limbs during the past year. There are also three sisters surviving, they being Mrs. Ella Arlin of Lynn, Mass., and Mrs. Marcena Paine and Miss Etta Northrop of Los Angeles, Cal. On returning from the war, Mr. Northrop made Tunbridge his home for many years, and he served his town as school director and as lister for many years. Since his second marriage he had been a resident of Barre. He was a member of Crandall post, G.A.R., and prior to coming to Barre he was a member of the post at South Royalton. Mr. Northrop was a man of strict integrity and honest business principles, his word being as good as his bond. In religious faith he was a Universalist.

Source: Barre Times, April 16, 1915

A. A. Northrop's Funeral

Was Held From His Late Home Yesterday Afternoon, Many Attending.

The funeral of A. A. Northrop was held from his late home, 174 Merchant street, yesterday afternoon, being largely attended by relatives and friends. Rev. E. F. Newell, pastor of the Hedding M. F. church, officiated, and he was assisted by Rev. J. H. Winslow, a brother of Mrs. Northrop, who spoke very feelingly of Mr. Northrop's life as a soldier. Rev. Mr. Winslow is himself a veteran of the Civil war. During the services Mrs. M. D. Lamb sang two solos, "Rock of Ages" and "Nearer My God to Thee. " Members of the Crandall post, G.A.R., attended and were the honorary bearers. The bearers were the three sons, Frank, Gordon and Charles Northrop, and Joseph Arkley, Fred McAllister and Robert Knox. Interment was in Hope cemetery. Those from out of town who attended the funeral were Rev. J. H. Winslow of Whitefield, N. H., Mrs. Ella Arlin of Lynn, Mass., Mr. and Mrs. Gordon N. Northrop of South Royalton, Mrs. Frank Dings of South Royalton, arthur Hodgdon of Cabot, Wesley Cole of Greensboro, John Arkley of Waterbury and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Aiken of Orange.

Source: Barre Times, April 19, 1915
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.