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Spencer, William J.


Age: 0, credited to Castleton, VT
Unit(s): 25th WI INF, 2nd MN CAV
Service: enl, Tunnel City, WI, 8/11/62, Pvt, Co. F, 25th WI INF, dis/dsb 7/29/63, Mound City, IL; enl, Fort Snelling, MN, 2/9/64, Pvt, Co. G, 2nd MN CAV, m/o 12/29/65, Fort Snelling

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Birth: abt 1843, Castleton, VT
Death: 07/10/1917

Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
Marker/Plot: 17/19006
Gravestone photographer: Courtesy of Arlington National Cemetery
Findagrave Memorial #: 49321097

Cenotaph: Hillside Cemetery, Castleton, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 143421760


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/20/1898, MN
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VA
(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: Died in Washington, DC; Cenotaph at Hillside Cemetery is in Section 2


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Arlington National Cemetery, VA

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Cenotaph in Hillside Cemetery, Castleton, VT

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Death of William J. Spencer

News has been received of the death in Washington, D. C., of William J. Spencer on July 10, death being caused by a fall which broke his hip. He was 77 years of age. Deceased is well known in town as he spent his summers here as long as he was able to come. He was a cousin of Mrs. Bernold Kinney, Mrs. Frank Brown, George Spencer of Castleton and of Mrs. Dora Fellows of Fair Haven. The funeral services were held at his late home in Washington on Thursday and the burial was at Arlington cemetery.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, July 16, 1917.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.