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Bloxsom, Edward G.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Weathersfield, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF
Service: enl 12/14/63, m/i 1/2/64, Pvt, Co. H, 7th VT INF, m/o 3/14/66

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VITALS

Birth: 07/12/1849, Ireland
Death: 09/23/1909

Burial: Plain Cemetery, Weathersfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +

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

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/18/1890, VT; widow Mary Etta, 10/19/1909, 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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Plain Cemetery, Weathersfield, VT

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Obituary

KILLED BY BLAST
E. F. Bloxsom Fatally Injured by Flying Rock at Brattleboro.

Brattleboro, Sept. 23. - E. F. Bloxsom, foreman of the blasting gang of Crosby & Parker, the contractors who are excavating the ditch for the sewer through North Main Street, was fatally injured by a piece of rock flying from a blast in the ditch at 11:30 o'clock this morning.

He had placed the charge of dynamite in the ditch, about eight feet below the roadbed, and after warning the other workmen to seek places of safety he went into a cornfield on the east side of the road to set off the charge. A rough fragment of rock about as large as a man's head was hurled across the intervening space and after cutting a swath through the corn it struck Mr. Bloxsom in the chest. The upper part of the chest was crushed in and Mr. Bloxsom and his fellow workmen realized quickly that he was fatally injured. Medical attendance was sent for and Dr. W. H. Lane was soon on the spot. Nothing could be done except to relieve the injured man's pain by hypodermic injections. Mr. Bloxsom was conscious until the end and talked freely with those about him. Death came about noon.

The Italians of the construction gang were deeply moved by the accident as they held Mr. Bloxsom in high esteem on account of his unfailing courtesy and consideration for them.

Mr. Bloxsom was 68 years old and is survived by a wife, five sons and one daughter. He had been employed by Mr. Crosby at intervals for the past fourteen years and was regarded as a man of unusual ability. He had been familiar with blasting for the past twenty-five years and was an expert in handling dynamite. The fatal accident was due to his taking a position on the wrong side of the road, the trend of the rock being such that the fragments were liable to fly in that direction. It was also a grave mistake to stand in the cornfield where he could not see the site of the blast. The body will be taken tomorrow to Perkinsville where his wife and youngest son live.

Mr. Bloxsom was a large hearted, generous man of powerful physique. He had the strong sense and ready wit of the race whence he sprung. Everybody who knew him will sympathize wit his bereaved family.

Source: Springfield Reporter, September 24, 1909.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.