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Granger, Albert Sanford


Age: 28, credited to Bellows Falls, VT
Unit(s): Springfield Armory
Service: Mechanical engineer, Springfield Armory, 1861-1867

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Birth: 11/10/1834, Westmoreland, NH
Death: 11/12/1922

Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Bellows Falls, VT
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 95305577


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
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: Died in West Springfield, MA, where he was living at the time; also built a number of covered bridges with his father, Sanford Granger.


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Oak Hill Cemetery, Bellows Falls, VT

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A. S. Granger, Wooden Bridge Builder, Dead.
Bellows Falls Native Was Well Known Engineer During Civil War Days.

Bellows Falls, Nov. 14. - The burial occurred here today in Oak Hill cemetery of Albert S. Granger, 88 years old, a civil and mechanical engineer of marked ability. He was born here in 1834 and with his father, Sanford Granger, was many years engaged in the construction of the old type of wooden covered bridges and buildings in this section of Vermont and New Hampshire. A prominent business block in Bellows Falls built by them has always been known as the Granger block. They were direct descendants from Launcelot Granger, who settled in Suffield, Conn., in 1674.

Albert S. served during the Civil war at the arsenal at Springfield and for many years was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. His father was an ardent abolitionist and active in assisting fugitive slaves. He used to tell interesting stories of seeing the negroes come from the hay mow mornings and go to the house here with a pail for their breakfast on their way to Canada.

The deceased resided at various times and was connected with building industries in Concord, N.H., South Framingham and New York city. He died Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. I. M. Charlton, in West Springfield, Mass., where he had made his home for the last 13 years. Besides this daughter, he leaves two daughters residing in New York city.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, November 15, 1922
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.