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Atwood, Oliver A.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 23, credited to Royalton, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/26/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. A, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63

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VITALS

Birth: 08/16/1839, Barnard, VT
Death: 02/23/1923

Burial: North Royalton Cemetery, Royalton, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 49941617

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/16/1891, NY; widow Nancy C., 3/19/1923, CT
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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Tombstone

North Royalton Cemetery, Royalton, VT

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Obituary

Death of Oliver A. Atwood

The funeral of Oliver Augustine Atwood was held Monday at the home of Mrs. Charles Clapp, the remains having been brought from Hartford, Conn., where he died Feb. 23 at the home of his nephew at the age of 83 years, 6 months and 77 days. Charles M. Edson had charge of the funeral arrangements and Rev. F. E. Talbee conducted the services. The remains were interred in the family lot at North Royalton cemetery. The bearers were Lester M. Corwin and his three nephews, Charles Atwood of Chicago and Charles and Walter Trask of Connecticut.

Mr. Atwood was born Aug. 16, 1839, the eighth child of a family of twelve children of Ebenezer and Eloisa (Tucker) Atwood. The family removed early to Royalton from the adjoining town of Barnard and all his early life was spent in that town. When the infirmities of age began to creep upon him his mind turned to his early life here and he, together with his wife, who survives him, have made their home here for varied lengths of time for several years. This fall and winter they had resided in the home of L. M. Corwin. It was only recently that they went on a visit to Connecticut, where he died.

It was very interesting to listen to Mr. Atwood relate various incidents of his early life in town. He was a Civil war veteran and took a kindly interest in Orville Bixby G. A. R., post here. He was a respected citizen, love by his friends and neighbors and will be greatly missed by them all. He was always courteous, kindly and friendly. The sympathy of the community is extended to Mrs. Atwood in her bereavement.

Source: Herald and News, March 1, 1923.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.