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Baxter, Frank W.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 19, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/23/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. C, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63

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VITALS

Birth: 09/08/1843, Highgate, VT
Death: 12/13/1897

Burial: Episcopal Church Cemetery, Highgate, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 63440933

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Marion A., 12/23/1899, 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: See Benedict's Army Life in Virginia

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Episcopal Cemetery, Highgate Falls, VT

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Obituary

WAS A PROMINENT MASON.

Swanton, Dec. 12. - Frank W. Baxter died suddenly at his home in Highgate Falls Saturday morning at 7:39 after an illness of only a few days. He was in his office Thursday night and went out to supper the night before he died, although he had to be watched and restrained all day Friday because he was delirious. The cause of his death is believed to have been an abscess on the brain.

Frank Baxter was 54 years of age. He was a well read man and a ready writer. He was a Knight Templar, and had, it is said, the best Masonic library in the State. He was a regular contributor for years to Masonic publications, from which source he earned considerable money. He leaves a widow, who is prostrated with grief at her sudden loss; also two children, harry Baxter, who has been home from Bakersfield Academy for about a week, and Miss Hattie Baxter, a teacher in high standing, who was teaching in Illinois at the time of her father's death. She has been telegraphed for and will be here to attend the funeral, which will occur Tuesday at 2 p. m. It will be a Masonic funeral with the Knights acting as escort.

Source: Burlington Free Press, December 13, 1897.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.