Thomas, Joel Wells
Age: 26, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 26th NY LARTY
Service: enl, Rochester, 10/28/62, m/i, Pvt, 26th NY LARTY, 2/25/63, m/o 9/12/65, New Orleans, LA
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Birth: 10/19/1835, Unknown
Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 83624316
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/5/1890, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT
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Joel W. Thomas
Joel W. Thomas, for over 50 years a resident of Burlington, and one of its well know citizens, died Thursday evening after a period of failing health due to the infirmities of old age. Mr. Thomas was born in Chazy, N.Y., October 19, 1835, where he passed the early part of his life. October 28, 1862, he enlisted as a private in the United States army in the Twenty-Sixth New York light artillery and served until September 12, 1865, when he received his honorable discharge at New Orleans. Shortly after leaving the army he came to Burlington, where he had since resided. He was engineer of the pumping station of the city water works, being the first man employed in that capacity. He retired about seven years ago, having been chief engineer for a period of over 40 years.
Mr. Thomas is survived in his immediate family by a son, F. L. Thomas, cashier of the First National Bank of Hemet, Cal., and a daughter, Mrs. Frank O. Lee of Burlington.
Source: St. Albans Weekly Messenger, April 27, 1916
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.