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Wright, Loomis J.
Age: 18, credited to Colchester, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT LARTY, 1st VT HARTYCO
Service: enl 8/1/64, m/i 8/1/64, PVT, 2nd VT LARTY BTRY, tr to 1st VHAC, 3/1/65, m/o 7/28/65
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Birth: 01/15/1847, Colchester, VT
Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 110554059
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/8/1883, VT; widow Elizabeth M., 3/9/1932, VT
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: Restored gravestone photo courtesy of Deborah Hardy and Jim Woodman.
Great Grandfather of Rita Wright Leonard, Burlington, MA
Great Grandfather of Alan J. Wright, Arlington, MA
3rd Great Grandfather of Robert Leonard Bertagna, Gloucester, MA
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Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, VT
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MAN WHO VOTED FOR LINCOLN IS TAKEN BY DEATH
Loomis J. Wright, Civil War Veteran Dies Here At Age of 85 Years
Loomis J. Wright, a Burlington resident for over half a century, who voted for President Abraham Lincoln when he was running for presidential election on his second term, died this morning at his home, 163 Maple street, after a short illness.
Mr. Wright was born in Colchester, January 15, 1847, the son of Benjamin and Margaret Prevey Wright. He has always lived in Colchester and Burlington. He was a member of the Second Vermont Battery Heavy Artillery during the Civil War. After his discharge from the United States Army, he was employed by the Burlington Marble Company, serving that business faithfully for over 40 years. He was then employed by the Shepard A. Moore Lumber Company for 14 years, resigning that position to become associated with the Wright Machine Company, an association he held at the time of his death.
He is survived by seven children by his first wife, Mrs. Emma Pitman and Mrs. Olive Knox of Conway, N. H., Frank E. Wright of Somerville, Mass., Loomis J. Wright of Lebanon, N. H., Benjamin and Eugene Wright of this city, also by the following children by his surviving wife, Elizabeth M. Wright; Mrs. Gertrude de Thesirup of Orange, N. J., Mrs. Grace Heffron, Mrs. Gladys Horton and Harold Wright of Burlington and Mrs. Bessie Ready of Winooski; by one sister, Mrs. Olive Allen of Winooski.
Mr. Wright was a member of the Odd Fellows, of Stannard Post, No. 2, G. A. R., and was communicant of St. Paul's church.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Friday afternoon at St. Paul's church with burial in the family lot in Green Mountain cemetery. Friends are asked to omit flowers.
Source: Burlington Daily News, February 17, 1932.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.