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Williams, Ira


Age: 22, credited to Brookfield, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/7/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. F, 2nd VT INF, dis/dsb 11/16/62

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Birth: 09/18/1838, Brookfield, VT
Death: 08/20/1907

Burial: South View Cemetery, Randolph, VT
Marker/Plot: 45-0-2
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Monica White

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/27/1881, 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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South View Cemetery, Randolph, VT

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Death of Ira Williams

Ira Williams, a veteran of the Civil war and a long-time resident of this village, passed peacefully away Tuesday, the 20th inst., in the 69th year of his age. The failure of his health and strength became noticeably apparent soon after his return in the spring of 1905 from a winter in California, and gradually creeping paralysis condemned him to a trying invalidism that was most patiently borne.

Mr. Williams was born in Roxbury, Sept. 18, 1838, the son of George and Julia (Spear) Williams. He enlisted from his native town in Company F, 2d Vermont regiment, May 7, 1861, and was honorably discharged Nov. 16, 1862,on account of a wounded knee.

Upon his discharge he went to Boston, where he later married Ellen Phelps of Charlestown, who died in 1885, leaving four children Nellie, wife of Frank Seymour of South Norwalk, Conn.; Evelyn, who became the wife of Oliver Tucker and died in1903; Victor L., a locomotive engineer, living in South Norwalk, and Jennie, the wife of John Theiss of New Rochelle, N. Y.

For his second wife, Mr. Williams married Mrs. Mattie (Holman) Edminster, who survives him with their son, Lewis A. Mr. Williams also left a brother, Salmon of East Braintree.

The deceased was a stone mason by trade, a layer of bridge abutments and allied lines of work. He was skillful and industrious and, besides his home place, built and owned several houses on Weston flat. He fitted up a comfortable little hall in a wing of his residence and under the name of Grange hall it has been for some time the meeting place of the order, of which he was an interested member. He also belonged to U. S. Grant post,. G. A. R., with whose comrades he kept in familiar touch.

The funeral service will be held at the house this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, Rev. G. O. Howe of the Methodist church officiating, and interment will be in Southview cemetery.

The oldest daughter, Mrs. Frank Seymour, arrived from South Norwalk a few hours before her father's death, and the son Victor I. Williams, arrived yesterday morning.

Source: Herald and News, August 22, 1907.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.