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Blake, William H.


Age: 25, credited to Swanton, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, PVT, Co. A, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; later drafted - hired substitute

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Birth: 02/07/1836, Swanton, VT
Death: 02/29/1904

Burial: Church Street Cemetery, Swanton, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 20572518


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/16/1890, 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: None


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Church Street Cemetery, Swanton, VT

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William H. Blake, who died Tuesday, was buried Thursday. Mr. Blake was 68 years of age and had lived in Swanton most of his life. After leaving the public school he went West and for a time was clerk on one of his uncle's steamboat. Returning to Swanton he entered into various business enterprises, among them being grist mill, iron store, dry goods and finally insurance. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having enlisted I the 1st Vermont in Co. A at the beginning of the war. He was a member of Jesse A. Jewett Post, G.A.R., Missisquoi Lodge, No. 38, I.O.O.F, and the Congregational Church. He has held various offices in town and in 1890 represented Swanton in the legislature. In 1862 he married Miss Helen Maria Vail of Montpelier, who died February 8, 1904. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. E. T. Bradley, and two brothers and a sister, George G., Bradley B. and Mrs. C. H. H. Reynolds.

Source: Burlington Free Press, March 5, 1904
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.