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Proctor, William Henry


Age: 21, credited to Fair Haven, VT
Unit(s): 2nd USSS, 24th USCI, VRC
Service: enl 10/8/61, m/i 11/9/61, 3SGT, Co. E, 2nd USSS, pr 1SGT 9/17/62, tr to Co. B, 6th VRC 12/31/63; comn 2LT, Co. F, 24th USCI, 9/12/64, m/o 9/30/65 [College: MC 64]

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Birth: 02/12/1840, Fair Haven, VT
Death: 09/14/1917

Burial: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Fair Haven, VT
Marker/Plot: 17
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 34759673


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/12/1878
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: MC 64
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: Died in Washington, DC


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Cedar Grove Cemetery, Fair Haven, VT

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Death Notice


PROCTOR - On Saturday, September 15, 1917, at 1305 N street northwest, William H. Proctor, age seventy-seven.

Funeral services Monday, September 17, at 2:30 p. m., at J. O. Wright's undertaking establishment.

Source: The Washington Post, September 17, 1917
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.


Death of William Proctor

The body of William H. Proctor who died in Washington, D. C., Friday was brought here Tuesday and taken directly to Cedar Grove cemetery where commitment services were performed by Rev. R. W. Magoon. The bearers were L. E. Wood, Luman Clogston, W. A. Smith, C. H. Stone, Benjamin Lewis, and I. W. Wood.

Mr. Proctor was a native of Fair Haven and was for many years active in the affairs of the town and represented Fair Haven in the legislature in 1890-92. He removed from here to Washington where he held for many years a responsible position in the pension office, resigning as chief of the division in 1915.

Mr. Proctor was in Middlebury college in 1861 and left that institution to become a sharpshooter in the United States army serving through the war being promoted Second Lieutenant and was provost marshall at Point Lookout, Md when the war closed.

Source: The Fair Haven Era, September 20, 1917
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.