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Age: 35, credited to Northfield, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: comn SURG, 13th VT INF, 9/24/62 (10/7/62), m/o 7/21/63
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Birth: 04/17/1827, Northfield, VT
Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Northfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 94945316
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/3/1883, VT
Portrait?: 13th History, VHS Collections
College?: WMS 51
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: 13th Vt. History off-site
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Elmwood Cemetery, Northfield, VT
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Lieut. Col. Brown, Col. Randall, Major Clark.
Surg. Nichols, Adjt. Peck, Q.M. Taylor.(Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865)
DEATH OF GEORGE NICHOLS
Northfield Man Died Sunday at the Age of Eighty Years
Northfield, April 28. - Hon. George Nichols died yesterday morning at 7 o’clock at his home on Main street after a long illness from kidney and liver troubles. For the past four months he has been confined to the bed. On Saturday afternoon he began to fail rapidly until his death.
Hon. George Nichols was born in Northfield April 17, 1827, and had therefore just passed his eightieth birthday. He was educated at Newbury Seminary and taught school for some time. In 1848 he was appointed State librarian by Governor Coolidge, which position he held until 1862. He studied medicine with Dr. S. W. Thayer and graduated from the Vermont Medical College at Woodstock in 1854, after which he began his medical profession combined with the apothecary and druggist business with much success.
He served through the Civil War as a surgeon of the 13th Vermont. In politics he was a staunch Republican. He was appointed secretary of state by Gov. Smith in 1865, which position he held for nearly twenty years. In 1870 he was elected a member and president to the Constitutional convention. He was a delegate to the National Republican convention in 1872.
He had been a director of the Northfield Savings Bank since 1868, which position he held at the time of his death, having held the offices of president and vice president. He had held all the municipal offices which are worthy of mention.
He was married in April, 1852 to Ellen M. Blake of Vergennes, who died in September, 18… They had two children who died in infancy. He has always been an active member of St. Mary’s Episcopal church. He was a member of De Witt Clinton Lodge, No. 15, F. And A. M. The arrangements have not yet been made for the funeral.
Source: Montpelier Daily Journal, April 29, 1907.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.