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Penn, George R.


Age: 0, credited to St. Johnsbury, VT
Unit(s): 3rd RI CAV
Service: MSNC, 3rd RI CAV, 2/25/64 - 1866

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Birth: About 1843, Boston, MA
Death: 12/22/1874

Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Main Ave. Section 1 476
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 140946323


Alias?: None Noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Julia R., 2/16/1891, 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: Unknown


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Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT

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George R. Penn of St. Johnsbury was found dead in bed at the hotel at White River Junction on the 22d inst. He had been playing in Blaisdell and Ingall's band, and being up much of the night previous had gone to bed Tuesday afternoon. When called for supper he made no response, and on going into his room he was found dead in bed. The physicians are of the opinion that he died in a fit, as he had been subject to such disorder. He leaves a widow in poor circumstances.

Source: Vermont Standard, December 31, 1874

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION George R. Penn, a young man about 30 years of age, was found dead in his bed Tuesday evening of this week, at the Junction House, White River Junction. He has been for two years, and was at the time of his death, connected with Blaidell and Ingall's quadrille band, which is quite well known in this vicinity. He was a first-class flute player, and usually played that instrument in the band. The band came to the Junction on the noon train that day to play for a cotillion party that evening, and as they had been up the night before all went to bed in the afternoon, and when they called him at tea-time he was found dead. He seemed to have died subject to some kind of fits, his death is attributed to that cause. His remains were conveyed to St. Johnsbury, where he resided, by the next morning's train. He leaves a wife.

Source: Vermont Journal, December 26, 1874
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.