Billings, David C.
Age: 21, credited to Mount Holly, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, PVT, Co. G, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61
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Birth: 1839, Ludlow, VT
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 59075546
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
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David C. Billings
Rutland Daily Herald, Oct. 6, 1888:
Mr. David C. Billings died suddenly at his home on Grove street about 7:30 o'clock last evening. He was up and about the house during the day, but retired about 6 o'clock, as he complained of not feeling well. About 7:30 o'clock Mrs. Sparhawk went into the room to see if needed any attention, and was startled to find him dead.
Dr. Thomas Mound, who lives next door, was immediately summoned, but could be of no assistance. Mr. Billings evidently died without a struggle, for his face wore a calm expression, and Mrs. Sparhawk heard no noise at the time, though she was in a room adjoining, with the door partly open.
Mr. Billings had had considerable trouble with his heart, and the immediate cause of his death is supposed to have been apoplexy.
The deceased was 49 years old and was born in Ludlow. He came to Rutland in 1859 and became a clerk in the old Union store on Washington street. He afterwards went to Brandon, and conducted a grocery store with Jack Parker. While there he enlisted in the First Vermont regiment and went to Fortress Monroe with the troops, remaining in the service about three months. About 1860 he formed a partnership with his brother, Benjamin, and they opened a grocery store in the Union block, remaining there until it burned, when they located on Merchants' Row, and have been associated together since then.
Mr. Billings left a daughter 14 years old, his wife having died four years ago, and Mrs. Sparhawk, his wife's mother, who lived with them. He was a member of the Grand Army Post, the Odd Fellows lodge and Center Lodge of Masons. He was a genial, good-hearted man, and had many friends.
Contributed by Jennifer Snoots