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Terrill, Samuel


Age: 29, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, PVT, Co. K, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61

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Birth: 12/07/1831, Middletown Springs, VT
Death: 06/09/1912

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 58996008


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/16/1893, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None


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Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT

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Samuel Terrill

Rutland Daily Herald June 10, 1912:

Samuel Terrill, Rutland's oldest business man, in point of commercial activity, died at his home, No. 14 East street, at 7 o'clock last night, after 10 weeks illness with valvular heart trouble.

Mr. Terrill, senior partner of the firm of S. Terrill and Son, wagon makers, had been in business in this city for the past 60 years, and his establishment had been situated at the corner of West and Wales streets for 53 years. The business of which Mr. Terrill was senior partner, was started on a small scale in 1847, by Ziba Terrill, his father, and Samuel entered the business when not quite 21 years old.

He was born in Middletown Springs December 7, 1831, the son of Ziba and Villetta Lindley Terrill. He was a veteran of the Civil war, and a member of the G.A.R., having responded to the first call for Union troops in 1861, serving in Company A, of the First Vermont regiment. He was also one of the few surviving members of the old Rutland Light Guards. He was a member of the local Congregational church, which he joined in 1857.

Mr. Terrill was a prominent figure in the Masonic fraternity, and was past master of Rutland lodge, No. 79, past high priest of Davenport chapter, No. 17, R.A.M., past commander of Killington commandry, Knights Templar, and past grand scribe of the grand chapter.

He married, in 1856, Susan M. Warren, who died five years ago. He is survived by a son, William S. Terrill, junior partner in the wagon-making firm, by two daughters, Miss Susan E. Terrill and Mrs. E.S. Curtis, and two sisters, Miss Verlina Terrill and Mrs. L.L. Pearsons, all of this city; also by six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

The funeral will probably be held Wednesday.

Contributed by Jennifer Snoots