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Thomas, Chester W.


Age: 36, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/28/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. B, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63

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Birth: 04/25/1826, Chesterfield, NH
Death: 03/07/1902

Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 96118876


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/15/1887, VT; widow Abbie C., 3/25/1902, 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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Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT

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Death of Chester W. Thomas

Chester W. Thomas, 75, for nearly a generation past a well known Brattleboro meatman, died Friday afternoon at his home on Pearl street from the effects of a shock of paralysis which he sustained a few weeks ago. After prayer at the house, the body was taken Tuesday afternoon to the Universalist church, where the funeral was held at 3:30 o'clock, Rev. R K. Marvin and Rev. H. R. Miles officiating. The burial was in Prospect Hill cemetery, the bearers being George E. Greene, S. A. Smith, Ornan Prescott, Eugene Clark, John Newman and H. L. Bangs.

Mr. Thomas was born in Chesterfield, N. H., April 25, 1826. He carried on his father's farm a few years after becoming of age, coming from there to work on what is now the Stewart Pratt farm. Afterwards he entered the employ of the late Hannibal Hadley in the meat business, remaining in the employ of Henry Fletcher when the business was sold to him and also throughout its ownership by the late W. F. Richardson. After the death of Mr. Richardson he remained in the employ of Mr. Richardson's sons until about two years ago, when he retired, having been employed by the Richardsons 30 years. He served nine months in the civil war, enlisting from Brattleboro in H company, 16th regiment, under Capt. R. B. Arms. He was in the battle of Gettysburg. Mr. Thomas married Amanda M. Walker of Brattleboro in1849. She died Jan. 27, 1879. For his second wife he married Abbie C., widow of Erastus G. Simonds of Brattleboro October 27, 1881. Mrs. Thomas survives. Mr. Thomas leaves two brothers, Amos Thomas of Chesterfield and Webster Thomas of Hartford, Conn. He leaves a grandson, Clayton W. Thomas of Boston. Among those who attended the funeral were Clayton W. Thomas and mother of Boston, Mr. And Mrs. W. H. Simonds of Watertown, N. Y., Fred Thomas and Mrs. Moore of Worcester, Mass., and Mrs. W. S. Barrows of Hinsdale, N. H. Mr. Thomas was a member of the Universalist church and of Sedgwick post, G. A. R. He possessed a genial temperament and was esteemed by all who knew him.

Source: Vermont Phoenix, March 14, 1902.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.