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Griggs, William Nelson
Age: 0, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 142nd NY INF
Service: 142nd NY INF, Co. D
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Birth: 04/21/1834, Unknown
Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 71365865
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/19/1891, VT; widow Lucy, 2/27/1913, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, VT
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William N. Griggs
William Nelson Griggs, a veteran of the Civil War, died yesterday morning at 10:30 o'clock at his home at 19 Blodgett street after a long period of ill health. Mr. Griggs fell three steps Saturday evening while coming downstairs and fractured his left wrist and pneumonia developed, causing his death. He was born at Dunham, Can., and would have been 79 years old had he lived till April 21.
He enlisted for service in the Civil War August 12, 1862, and was discharged from service June 7, 1865, having served in Company D of the 142nd regiment of New York Volunteers. He is survived by his wife, four children, Mrs. Frank Morgan of this city, Mrs. Anna Lachance and Mrs. Maude Harnee of Lawrence, Mass., and a son, William B., Griggs of Dubuque, Iowa. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Mr. Griggs suffered the loss of his right hand 23 years ago while at work at the woolen mills in Winooski and since that time had been in poor health. The funeral arrangements have not been completed.
Source: Burlington Free Press, February 5, 1913.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.