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Wood, William Wells


Age: 19, credited to Vermont
Unit(s): 2nd NH INF
Service: enl 6/7/61, Co. I, 2nd NH INF, m/o, 6/21/64

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Birth: 12/25/1841, Herkimer, NY
Death: 06/18/1915

Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Richford, VT
Marker/Plot: No_Marker; Section C Row 13 Stone 12
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, 11/29/1889, VT
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: Location obtained from transcription of cemtery records. WPA Graves Registration Card indicates "no marker."


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Hillside Cemetery, Richford, VT

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William Wells Wood died Friday morning after a short illness of apoplexy. He became ill about 7:30 o'clock in the morning and died at 11 o'clock. Mr. Wood was born November 25, 1841, in Herkimer, N.Y., and was the only survivor of his own family. July 22, 1865, he married Miss Josephine Miller, of Westfield. Of four children, all are dead except one daughter, Mrs. W. S. Woodworth, of Elm ave., with whom he had made his home since the death of his wife, which occurred June 17, 1911, four years and one day previous to the day of his own death. Mr. Wood enlisted when 18 years old and served three years and three months, belonging to Company I, 2nd N.H. Vols. Coming to Richford in 1891, he was one of the oldest and most respected residents of the town, and ably filled the position of superintendent of water works for many years. He was a member of the local Grand Army post and of Missisquoi Lodge, No. 9, F. & A. M.

St. Albans Weekly Messenger, Saine Albans, VT, June 24, 1915

Submitted by Heidi McColgan