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Willard, Clinton Joseph


Age: 20, credited to Hartland, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/19/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. A, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63

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Birth: 04/07/1842, Windsor, VT
Death: 02/28/1918

Burial: Jenneville Cemetery, Hartland, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bev Lasure
Findagrave Memorial #: 142137547


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/11/1878
Portrait?: GAR Post #27, 1907
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: See Benedict's Army Life in Virginia


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Jenneville Cemetery, Hartland, VT

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WILLARD, Clifton Joseph (b. West Windsor, Vt., 7 April, 1842, son of Levi Haskell & Chloe (Wilson) Willard. He married Lizzie M. Jennie (1848-1910). Clifton Willard died at his home in Chester, suddenly on Thursday evening, 29 Feb. 1918 (age 76). OBIT: Miss Pearl Willard has the sympathy of her friends in the death of her father. While Mr. Willard was not well he was no worse than usual on Wednesday and was dressed. He had a complication of troubles partly due to a wound which he received in the Civil War and which had never healed. He came to Chester in 1888 and previous to that had lived in Ludlow and Weston. At the time of the Civil War he was a member of Co. A", 12th Vt. Infantry. He was a post commander of Henry Post G.A.R. and a member of the local Grange, and for many years had served on the vestry of St. Luke's church. The funeral service was held at his home Saturday afternoon, Rev. F. C. Williams and the G.A.R. having charge of the service. Delegations from the G.A.R., Relief Corps, Sons of Veterans, and Auxiliary, attended the service. Many beautiful floral tributes were sent by the various orders and their friends. His body was taken Sunday to Hartland, Vt. where it was laid beside his wife. Among the relatives and friends : Mr. & Mrs. Charles Willard, Mr. L. H. Willard, Mrs. L. S. Willard, Mrs. W. S. Terrill, of Rutland; Mrs. Sara J. Willard of Providence, RI, and Mr. Brooks of Brattleboro. --6 June, 1919: Before the Sunday sermon at the Episcopal church, the rector dedicated a silk flag which stands in the chancel, and was given by Miss Pearl Willard in memory of her father, who, for many years, was a vestryman of the church. Mr. Williams said that a flag was a fitting memorial to Mr. Willard as he had been a soldier in the Civil War in which he had a wound from which he suffered the rest of his life, and had also been a true soldier of the cross."

Information provided by Linda M. Welch, Dartmouth College.


Death of Clinton J. Willard

Clinton J. Willard died very suddenly Thursday, February 28. He had been in very poor health for along time but was around. He was born at West Windsor, April 7, 1842, the second son of Mr. And Mrs. Levi H. Willard. May 1, 1866, he married Miss Lizzie Jenne of Hartland. She died in July, 1910. They came to Chester from Weston in 1888 where they had lived five years. Mr. Willard was a member of Co. A, 12th Vermont Infantry, in the Civil war. He was a past commander of Henry Post, a member of the Grange and a vestryman of the Episcopal church.

The funeral was held at the house Saturday, March 2, Rev. F. C. Williams officiating. The G. A. R., also had a service. There were many beautiful floral tributes. The body was taken to Hartland for burial. The only survivor of the family is his daughter, Miss Pearl Willard.

Those from out of town to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Willard, L. A. Willard, Mrs. L. H. Willard and Mrs. W. S. Terrill of Rutland; Mrs. Sara L. Willard of Providence, R. I., and George Brooks of Brattleboro.

Source: Vermont Journal, March 8, 1918.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.