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Wright, John Henry


Age: 22, credited to Norwich, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF, 3rd VT LARTY
Service: enl 9/7/61, m/i 10/15/61, 1SGT, Co. B, 6th VT INF, red, comn 2LT, 1/2/64 (1/13/64), 3rd VT LARTY BTRY, pr 1LT, 7/26/64 (8/10/64), reen 1/5/64, m/o 5/29/65 [College: NU 62]

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Birth: 12/06/1837, Thetford, VT
Death: 10/21/1907

Burial: West Cemetery, Middlebury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 39157731


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Cornelia P., 6/23/1880
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, VHS Collections, USAHEC off-site
College?: NU 62
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: more off-site


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West Cemetery, Middlebury, VT

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John Gibson Collection



John Wright, 69, an employee of the Estey Organ company more than 40 years who gave up his position last spring on account of failing health, died Monday forenoon in the home of Enos White, 4 Forest street, where he had been boarding. Mr. Wright stood high in the esteem of his shopmates and employers and was a much respected man throughout the community. The Odd Fellows was the only organization with which he had ever affiliated but in his quiet way he had made a wide circle of friends in his long residence in town.

He was born in Enosburg Falls Dec. 6, 1837, and lived in that town until he was 14, when he went to Montgomery with his parents. He worked with his father on a farm and learned the trade of carpenter and wheelwright. When a young man he went to Keene, where he was employed in the old Cheshire railroad shops. In 1864 he came to Brattleboro to take a position in the Estey shops. For many years he was employed as an inspector and more recently in the setting-up department. Last May his health became so poor that he was obliged to give up his work. In June he wen to the Brattleboro Home of the Aged but stayed there only seven weeks., His health continued to fail though he was able to be up until Friday. The principal cause of his death was brights disease.

In May, 1865, he married Miss Sarah Glenn Selleck of Brattleboro who died 12 years ago. He leaves two brothers, Daniel E., and Amos Wright of Montgomery Centre and a sister, Mrs. Joseph Foster of Troy, N. H.

The funeral was held in the one yesterday morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. Harry R. Miles, pastor of the Congregational church, officiated and Wantastiquet lodge of Odd Fellows took charge of the service. The body was taken to Middlebury for burial.

Source: Vermont Phoenix, October 25, 1907.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.