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Sargent, John H.


Age: 26, credited to Chittenden, VT
Unit(s): 14th VT INF
Service: enl 9/10/62, m/i 10/21/62, Pvt, Co. H, 14th VT INF, m/o 7/30/63

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Birth: 04/05/1837, Danbrough, NH
Death: 05/09/1916

Burial: West Cemetery, Middlebury, VT
Marker/Plot: 202
Gravestone photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 36837978


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
Portrait?: Stowe Veterans, 1906
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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West Cemetery, Middlebury, VT

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Death of Well-Known Middlebury Inn-Keeper

John H. Sargent, one of Middlebury's best known citizens, died at his home, the Middlebury inn, of which he was proprietor, Tuesday morning. The direct cause of death was heart failure. Mr. Sargent had not been feeling well for several days. Monday afternoon he suffered a severe attack of heart trouble but recovered and was thought to be out of danger. Owing to his advanced age, however, news of his death did not cause much surprise.

Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's Catholic church Saturday morning at 9 o'clock.

Mr. Sargent was born in Hill, N. H., April 5, 1837. When a young man he came to Vermont to make his home, living for several years in Rutland. He came to Middlebury in 1868, where he has since resided. For a number of years and up to about 30 years ago, he conducted a hardware, tinware and plumbing business in Middlebury. Since that time he has been almost continuously engaged in the hotel business. He was for nearly a quarter of a century the proprietor of Hotel Logan on Park street, going from there to the Sargent house on Court street. After disposing of the Sargent house, he built a fine home on Court street, intending to retire from active business life. This, however, was not suited to one of his active temperament and he traded his new home with L. O. Allen, taking possession of the Middlebury Inn in exchange. He considerably enlarged and greatly improved the Inn, which had formerly been known as the Allen house, and continued the active management until his death.

For one of his years Mr. Sargent was remarkably active and energetic. Two years he was a candidate for representative, running on the Progressive ticket, being defeated by Judge John E. Weeks. Mr. Sargent had also been actively interested in the Middlebury fire department. He was for many years foreman of Washington Engine company, No. 1, was chief of the department, and for one term president of the Vermont State Firemen's association. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having served in Company H, Fourteenth Vermont Volunteers. After coming to Middlebury he was made captain of the Middlebury company of the Vermont National Guard, serving in that capacity until the company was disbanded. He was a charter member of William P. Russell Post, G. A. R., and was commander of the post for several years.

Mr. Sargent is survived by a widow, who was Miss Cecily McCue of Middlebury; one sister and several nephews and nieces.

Source: Orwell Citizen, May 11, 1916.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.