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Age: 0, credited to Athens, VT
Unit(s): 176th NY INF
Service: enl, Whitehall, 9/24/62, m/i, Pvt, Co. B, 176th NY INF, 12/8/62, pow, Brashear City, LA, prld 8/17/63; 8/31/63, m/o 11/16/63, NYC
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Birth: 05/25/1845, Wallingford, VT
Burial: Valley Cemetery, Athens, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 95458506
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Sarah, 1/18/1907, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Valley Cemetery, Athens, VT
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St. Albans Daily Messenger
Dec. 3, 1906
BURNED TO DEATH
Civil War Veteran Suffers Horrible Death at Brattleboro.
Brattleboro, Dec. 3 - George Waterhouse, a Civil War veteran, 65 years old, was burned to death this morning at his home where he lived alone. He was found dead in bed where evidently the flames had caught home while he was asleep.
St. Albans Daily Messenger
Dec. 5, 1906
NO EVIDENCE OF FOUL PLAY
George Waterhouse probably a Victim of Heart Disease
Brattleboro, Dec. 5. - That there is not sufficient evidence to warrant proceedings in behalf of the state is the decision of Anthony F. Schwenk, who, acting in behalf of State Attorney Robert C. Bacon, investigated yesterday the death of George Waterhouse, aged 65 years, a Civil War veteran, who was burned in his house at West Townshend, twenty miles from Brattleboro, Monday evening.
Mr. Schwenk returned to Brattleboro last night. He said he did not believe the suspicion of foul play which prevailed in West Townshend was well founded. Waterhouse lived alone, and Sunday night a neighbor, on his way to church, saw him at work in his shop, in one end of the house. When the neighbor went to bed the light in Waterhouse's shop was still burning. Soon after midnight the building occupied by Waterhouse was seen to be on fire. The people who assembled saw Waterhouse's body on the floor of the shop and saw it fall through to the cellar. A light snow had fallen, but it showed no tracks leading either to or from the house. Mr. Schwenk believes that Waterhouse died of heart failure, as he had said within a few days that on account of heart disease he was unable to lie down. He was an habitual smoker, and it is not unlikely that his pipe was the cause of the fire and that he died before being burned. He received his pension in October, but had spent it all.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.