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Royce, Henry T. J.
Age: 18, credited to Granville, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/27/64, m/i 8/27/64, Pvt, Co. D, 11th VT INF, m/o 6/24/65
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Birth: 1846, Mendon, VT
Burial: Lee Cemetery, Lincoln, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 40204928
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Susan M., 11/19/1917, VT
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)
Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career
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Lee Cemetery, Lincoln, VT
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LINCOLN - SUDDEN DEATH - The dead body of Henry Royce, of this place, was found by Charles E. Stewart and hired man, in Stewart's sugar works, Wednesday, the 16th inst., at about 2 o'clock, p.m. Mr. S. Immediately notified the proper authorities, and in a short time a considerable company was gathered in the woods. A coroner's jury was duly summoned and qualified by Watson Morgan, Esq., who immediately held an inquest, and decided that the death of Mr. Royce was caused by a fit of apoplexy. A messenger was sent to bear the afflicting news to his wife before the remains were carried home. The scene there witnessed was beyond description. The stoutest hearts were made to yield and express their grief in tears. Mr. Royce was in the employ of Mr. Stewart, and had been touting a sewing machine in the south part of town. Saturday afternoon, the 11th inst., he took his team back to Stewart's, and then started to go home across the fields and through the woods, with the intention of returning to his work again Monday morning. He had complained of distress inwardly during this day. It is quite certain that he died instantly in the woods that night while on his way home. It is thought by Dr. Hier that he felt a dizziness and reached out his hand for a support, fell and expired at the same instant. The only bruises discovered were on h is forehead, where it struck and lay on some small limbs. His body was not found until four days after his death. When he last left his home, he said, "If it storms next Saturday night as it did last, I shall not come home;" consequently she did not feel uneasy on account of his absence. Neither did Mr. Stewart think anything wrong on account of his not returning to his work, but supposed he was engaged in his affairs about home. Mr. B. was a large, strongly built man, about 26 years of age and had been subject to sudden attacks of congestion of the lungs, and had been told by his physician (Hier) that when he died he would die suddenly and unexpectedly.
Source: The Enterprise and Vermonter, April 25, 1873
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.