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Nichols, John W.


Age: 0, credited to Reading, MA
Unit(s): 5th U.S. CAV
Service: Pvt, Genl. Service - credit Reading, MA; enl 11/6/63, Washington DC, disch 11/6/1868, exp. term at Washington DC a SGT, re-enl same day, and again 11/6/1871, disch 7/1/1873, Washington DC. Had prior service in 5th U.S. CAV as John Stoddard, 11/1/1858 to 5/25/1863 when he resgd as 2LT.

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Birth: 07/17/1835, Unknown
Death: 08/13/1897

Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Northfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 94945323


Alias?: Stoddard, John
Pension?: Yes, 2/9/1891, MA; widow Marietta, 1/25/1929, MA
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: Service listed on pension: Gen. Mtd. Serv. U.S.A.; Co. D & I 5th U.S. CAV, Co. D, 2nd U.S. CAV, (Old War Co. D, 2nd U.S. CAV 1858 - 1861)


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Elmwood Cemetery, Northfield, VT

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Northfield was again startled last Friday morning by another sudden death. John W. Nichols, one of the best known citizens of the town, passed away shortly after 12 o'clock Friday morning. A significant fact concerning this death wherein it resembles in every particular that of J. C. B. Thayer, which occurred just exactly eight weeks previous under exactly the same conditions. Thursday evening Mr. Nichols attended the social at St. Mary's parish house and apparently was in as good health as ever. On his return home, however, he complained of not feeling well, A physician was summoned, but in spite of every effort death came as stated. The deceased was 62 years of age and was a half brother of Dr. George Nichols and brother to Mrs. George T. Fiske, with whom he lived and at whose home he died. Although born and reared in Northfield he had been employed for several years in Kansas City, Mo., by the Wells Fargo Express company. He had been in town this time about two months. Besides the sister and half brother mentioned he leaves no other relatives. The funeral was held last Sunday, Rev. G. J. Sutherland officiating.

Source: Argus and Patriot, August 18, 1897.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.