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Thresher, Edwin Freeman

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 24, credited to Bethel, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: drafted - paid commutation, then enl 9/3/64, m/i 9/3/64, Pvt, Co. G, 8th VT INF, m/o 6/1/65

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VITALS

Birth: 08/22/1840, Northfield, VT
Death: 04/22/1898

Burial: Lower Branch Cemetery, Braintree, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carl/Janice Thresher
Findagrave Memorial #: 79790055

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/9/1879; widow Laura L., 6/9/1898, 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

DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Grandfather of Benjamin D. Thresher, Claremont, NH

2nd Great Grandfather of Bradley A. Thresher, Claremont, NH

3rd Great Grandfather of Kathryn Gray, Hillsboro, NH

Grandfather of Carl H. Thresher, Braintree, VT

Great Grandfather of Carl A. Thresher, Claremont, NH

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Lower Branch Cemetery, Braintree, VT

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Obituary

Edwin F. Thresher died Friday, aged 57. He had been ailing for some time but fell while at work in the field and died of heart disease only two hours later. He was a very much respected citizen, a veteran of Co. G, 8th Vt. Vols., and had lived 30 years where he died. By his first wife he had five sons, three of whom live in Boston, one in Williamstown and one in Bethel. His second wife survives him. The children were all present at the funeral Monday, Rev. G.W. Morrow officiating and the Randolph Masonic lodge and G.A.R. post, of which deceased was a member, assisting in the burial services, which took place at the Branch cemetery.

Source: West Randolph Herald and News, April 28, 1898
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.