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Thresher, Horace W.


Age: 21, credited to Northfield, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 7/30/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. I, 11th VT INF, m/o 6/24/65

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Birth: abt 1841, Westfield, VT
Death: 08/05/1931

Burial: Northfield Falls Cemetery, Northfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 202167705


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/2/1880
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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Northfield Falls Cemetery, Northfield, VT

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Death of Horace Thresher, Civil War Veteran

Horace Thresher, one of Northfield's oldest residents, died suddenly at his home at Northfield Falls, Wednesday morning. Although in advanced age he had been able to be about his house each day.

Mr. Thresher celebrated his 90th birthday on June 12. He was born in Northfield Falls and had spent his whole life in his native town. He was the son of the late Lyman and Mary Ann (Densmore) Thresher. He married Emeroy Cass of Northfield Falls. She died 11 years ago.

Mr. Thresher was a veteran of the Civil war, having served with company I, 11th Vermont regiment. He was a member of the Grand Army, being one of the few left in this vicinity and his death takes the last veteran from Northfield Falls.

The deceased is survived by one brother, Fred Thresher of Northfield Falls, and one sister, Mrs. Jane Clark, of Montpelier.

Funeral services were held from the Methodist church Friday afternoon.

Source: Barre Daily Times, August 8, 1931
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.