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Vincent, Walter Scott

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 25, credited to Plainfield, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: comn ASURG, 9th VT INF, 4/20/63 (4/20/63) pr SURG, 11/15/64 (11/25/64), m/o 6/13/65 [College: UVM 61]

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VITALS

Birth: 06/04/1838, Chelsea, VT
Death: 11/10/1921

Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 37810569

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/30/1881; widow Mary W., 5/22/1922, VT
Portrait?: VHS Collections, Legros Collection
College?: UVM 61 (Med)
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: None

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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BURIAL:

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Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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Photo

VHS - Reunion Society Collection

Photo Photo

John Legros Collection

Obituary

Dr. Walter S. Vincent

Dr. Walter Scott Vincent died at his home at 322 Main street last evening at seven o'clock after an illness of six months.

Dr. Vincent was born in June, 1838, at Chelsea, Vt., the son of Stephen Vincent and Phoebe Adams Hale. He was graduated from the University of Vermont college of medicine in June, 1861. He was appointed surgeon in the 9th Vermont Infantry and served until June, 1865. He located in Burlington in 1866, entering the drug business, which he successfully conducted for 22 years. He then entered the telephone business, building the first line in the State of Vermont, and constructed the first telephone exchange in Burlington.

In 1890 he secured the charter of the Vermont Electric company and raised the necessary money to purchase the water rights at Highbridge and constructed the power plant, which was completed in 1894. Dr. Vincent was manager of this power plant until 1902, when the plant was sold to the American Gas company of Philadelphia.

Dr. Vincent was an alderman for four years, assessor two years, school commissioner six years, city representative two years, electric light commissioner six years. He was a member of the Loyal Legion, Stannard Post, G. A. R., Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Washington Lodge, A. F. and A. M., and the Algonquin club.

He is survived by his wife, by one daughter, Mrs. James A. Wellman of Manchester, N. H., by two granddaughters, and by three sisters.

The funeral services will be held at his late home on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and interment will be made privately. Friends are asked to omit flowers.

Source: Burlington Free Press, November 11, 1921.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.