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Burton, Gideon H.


Age: 23, credited to Bennington, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: comn 2LT, Co. A, 4th VT INF, 8/27/61 (8/27/61); pr 1LT, Co. C, 7/17/62 (9/29/62), resgd 2/14/63

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Birth: 1838, Bennington, VT
Death: 06/19/1904

Burial: Village Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Ruby J., 7/9/1904, NY
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: None


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Village Cemetery, Bennington, VT

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Man Comes From Brooklyn and Commits Suicide in Bennington.

Bennington, June 19. - The body of Gideon Burton of Brooklyn, N.Y., was found lying on his father's grave in the cemetery of this village this morning. His death is evidently suicide as he placed the muzzle of a 38 caliber revolver in his mouth and discharged it, death following instantly.

Mr. Burton is a native of this place and was a printer by trade. He went to New York almost 20 years ago but had resided in Brooklyn of late. He came here yesterday evening. He has a brother-in-law residing here but did not visit him. He was last seen about 11 o'clock in the evening in a lunch cart. It is thought he went directly from there to the cemetery. About three years ago a daughter of Mr. Burton's died and he had suffered from melancholia since that time. It is supposed that this is the cause of the suicide. He is survived by a wife in Brooklyn.

Source: Barre Daily Times, June 20, 1904


The funeral of Gideon H. Burton, who committed suicide in Bennington cemetery was held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Mr. Burton was a veteran of the Civil War. He enlisted in the Fourth Vermont volunteers in August, 1861, and on the 27th day of that month was elected a second lieutenant in Co. A, the Bennington company. July 17, 1862, he was commissioned first lieutenant of Co. C, holding that position until he resigned in February, 1863, on account of ill health. The Rev. Dr. C. W. Rowley conducted the services, which were attended by comrades of the Grand Army of the Republic.

Source: Burlington Free Press, June 23, 1904
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.