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Warner, Hiram Lindsay


Age: 38, credited to Mount Holly, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 8/19/64, m/i 8/19/64, Pvt, Co. I, 2nd VT INF, m/o 6/10/65

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Birth: 07/04/1825, Mt. Holly, VT
Death: 01/22/1900

Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Ludlow, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Joe Schenkman
Findagrave Memorial #: 94622066


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/29/1887, VT
Portrait?: Welch Collection
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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Pleasant View Cemetery, Ludlow, VT

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Courtesy of Linda Welch


The life, work and death of one of Ludlow’s prominent men.

Monday morning, Jan. 22, at twenty minutes after ten o’clock, Hiram L. Warner, after many days of suffering, died of chronic cystitis in his Grahamsville home, surrounded by his wife and children, who remain to mourn his loss. He was somewhat over 74 years old and had been in poor health for some time. Last July he was badly used up, and rallied, only to be taken ill again the last of October, since when he has not left the house. For three weeks past he was confined to the bed and suffered untold agonies from which he was rejoiced to be released. His grandson, Will, of Worcester, Mass., was with him at the last to help care for him. Besides his widow and two children he leaves a sister, Eliza Glynn of Springfield, Mass., and three grandchildren. Mrs. Glynn is an old lady and her health would not permit her attendance at the funeral, which was held Wednesday at noon, Rev. J. B. Reardon officiating. A male quartet snag some hymns and the burial was under the auspices of the Odd Fellows. Mr. Warner was a member of the local Masonic lodge also. The burial was in the village cemetery. The bearers were John Barrett, Byron Butterfield, F. A. Fish, A. D. Beckwith, C. H. Ray and Henry Hemenway, all old comrades of Company I, to which Mr. Warner belonged. Since three years ago Mr. Warner sold the Ludlow house to the present owners he has been in no active business except caring for his place.

There were present at the funeral D. K. Butterfield of Brattleboro, Chas. White of Rutland and many others from neighboring towns. Mr. Warner was a whole-souled man of a kindly and lovable nature and a remarkably cheerful disposition. He had scores of friends and hardly an enemy; he was modest and unassuming and will be greatly missed by his family and all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance.

Hiram Lindsay Warner was born in Mount Holly July 4, 1825, and was the youngest son of Aaron and Esther (Pierce) Warner. His father was a farmer, and only had the benefit of a common school education. Before he became of age he purchased a mountain covered with timber in his native town, and from that time until 1864 he was engaged in lumbering and farming. In the latter year he enlisted in Company I, Second Vermont Regiment, and served til the close of the war. He then returned to his native town and in the spring of 1866 came to Ludlow and was employed by Lawson Dawley, at that time proprietor of the Ludlow house. He was in Mr. Dawley’s employ seven or eight months, and in 1867 he purchased a hotel at East Wallingford, which he carried on about nine years. Mr. Warner then spent some months traveling in the West, but returned to Athol, Mass., and In December, 1876, rented the Batchelder house at North Brookfield, Mass., which he ran for five years. He then went West again, remaining a short time, and returned to Winsted, Conn., and carried on the Beardsley house for about six months. In 1882 he bought the Ludlow house and successfully ran the same for five years, when he rented the property, and built a residence two miles from Ludlow village and engaged in farming. Mr. Warner was a Republican in politics till 1884, in which year he voted for Grover Cleveland for president and has since affiliated with the Democrats. He was the first Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives ever elected from Ludlow, representing the town in 1890. He has been one of the selectmen of the town. Mr. Warner married May, 1849, Drusilla, daughter of Ethan and Hannah (Dawley) Priest. She was born in Mount Holly June 27, 1830. They have two children, Ina L., the widow of Eugene Dickerman, and Irwin, both of Ludlow.

Source: Vermont Tribune, January 26, 1900.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.