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Matteson, William Edgar


Age: 20, credited to Shaftsbury, VT
Unit(s): 2nd MA INF
Service: enl 5/24/64, Co. E, 2nd MA INF, m/o 7/14/65

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Birth: 06/29/1846, Shaftsbury, vT
Death: 08/14/1923

Burial: St. Johns Catholic Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/25/1889, KS
Portrait?: Unknown
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: None


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Saint John the Baptist Cemetery, North Bennington, VT

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Well Known Man Dies at His Home in Riverside

William Edgar Matteson died Tuesday evening at his home at Riverside. Mr. Matteson has been in failing health for a year and never really recovered from an attack of influenza. His sudden death was due to a stroke of apoplexy.

The deceased was born in South Shaftsbury, June 29, 1846, and was the son of William B. and Harriet Cole Matteson. The early part of his life was pent at Shaftsbury and vicinity. In 1869 he married Bridget Harlan of North Bennington. For many years he worked at the Burden ore bed and for sixteen years was employed by the Eagle Square Manufacturing company at South Shaftsbury.

In 1900 Mr. Matteson purchased the Morris Henry farm at Riverside and has since resided there. Because of his failing health during the past year his son has taken over much of he active management but so long as Mr. Matteson's strength and vitality remained he continued to work on the farm. Mr. Matteson was well known in the vicinity and many of his friends will regret to hear of his death.

He is survived by his wife and five children, William E. Matteson, jr., Mrs. Martin J. Elwell, George N. Matteson, Mrs. Richard Dwyer and Mrs. John B. James of North Bennington. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Thomas H. Dunlap of South Shaftsbury.

The funeral will be held from St. John's Baptist church Friday morning at 9 o'clock. Interment will be at St. John's church cemetery.

Source: Bennington Evening Banner, August 15, 1923
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.