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Strong, William J.


Age: 30, credited to Pomfret, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 8/8/62, m/i 9/1/62, PVT, Co. H, 11th VT INF, tr to VRC 3/15/64, m/o 6/29/65

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Birth: 1832, Pomfret, VT
Death: 01/01/1915

Burial: Taftsville Cemetery, Woodstock, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Gail Blake
Findagrave Memorial #: 51659238


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/11/1876; widow Lucy E., 1/21/1915, 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

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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Taftsville Cemetery, Woodstock, VT

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Waterbury, July 2. - The funeral of William Strong was held at his late residence Tuesday afternoon. Rev. V. L. Smith officiated. Burial was in the village cemetery, the ritual service of the Odd Fellows was used, C. C. Graves reading the service and Arthur Miller acting as chaplain. The bearers were Walter Edwards, Joseph Atler's, Henry Marshall, M. L. Messer, Grant Russell and Frank McGrath, all members of the order. Members of Dillingham Post, G. A. R., also attended. The casket was draped with a flag. Among those present from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Fawn of Brookfield, Mrs. J. Edwin Farr of Milton, F. W. Strong of East Montpelier; Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Strong of Fayston, J. H. Smith, W. J. Robinson, Mr. and Ms. L. H. McAllister, Allen Mehuron, R. F. McAllister, C. H. Newcomb, Fred Wilder, Simm Bonnette, Warren Palmer, William Long, O. G. Eaton and Rev. M. Redstone of Waitsfield, T. J. Ferris, Frank Bulksley and Aaron Goss from Moretown.

Source: Burlington Daily News, July 2 1915.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.