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Thomas, Darius


Age: 35, credited to Northfield, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: comn CPT, Co. F, 12th VT INF, 9/11/62 (10/2/62), m/o 7/14/63

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Birth: 1827, Whitefield, NH
Death: 12/12/1891

Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Northfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 190996236


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Esther M., 2/20/1892, MA
Portrait?: VHS Collections, USAHEC off-site
College?: Not Found
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: See Benedict's Army Life in Virginia


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Elmwood Cemetery, Northfield, VT

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VHS - Reunion Society Collection


Capt. Darius Thomas, a former well known citizen of Northfield, died last Saturday, at the residence of L. A. Dodge, his son-in-law, at Waltham, Mass., of typhoid pneumonia, aged 61 years. Captain Thomas served with distinction in the army, going out with Company F of the 12th Vermont regiment. After the war he became connected with the New York and New England railroad, being its assistant Superintendent from 1866 to 1870. For several years after severing his connection with that road he was traveling engineer for the Baldwin locomotive works of Philadelphia, and still later assistant Superintendent of the Prospect Park and Coney Island railroad. From 1878 to 1885 he resided in Northfield, where he was engaged in business as a merchant. During the latter part of 1885 he sold out and went to Waltham to reside with his daughter. He leaves a widow, one son, George D., who is connected with the Waltham Free Press, and one daughter, Mrs. L. A. Dodge. Brief services were held at Waltham last Monday morning, and the body was taken to Northfield, where funeral services were held in the Methodist house of worship on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Joseph Hamilton officiating. Deceased was a member of DeWitt Clinton Lodge of Masons, and that fraternity attended in a body, conducting the services at the grave in Elmwood cemetery. Capt. Thomas was celebrated for his skill and ability in mechanics, and was highly respected by all who knew him. John D. Moseley, Martin Cobleigh, Henry Kenyon and S. F. Judd acted as bearers.

Source: Argus and Patriot, December 16, 1891.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.