Horatio A Thurston


Horatio A Thurston

Belfast, Waldo County, Maine, USA
Death 27 Dec 1891
Caledonia County, Vermont, USA
Burial Waterford, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA
Plot PA+Sect B, Row 12, Stone 2
Memorial ID 119123049 View Source

Horatio's death announcement, published in the St. Johnsbury Caledonian December 31, 1891, states he was 41 years old and that he died in Passumpsic. Estimated year of birth based on that announcement is 1850. Other contributors suggest that he was born in 1845; still another calculates his birth date as Jan. 15, 1846. Maine vital records and census records suggest he was born about 1847.

Some copies of Vermont vital statistics records suggest he died in Barnet, not Passumpsic.

Horatio served during the Civil War with Company G 1st Maine Artillery. Some sources suggest he served with Company C. Some sources suggest he was in the Light Artillery. Some transcripts of the application for his military headstone suggest he was in the Heavy Artillery, as does the 1890 Census of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

Multiple people have submitted conflicting suggestions concerning whethere the gravestone is engraved "LA", " HA", or even "IA". One contributor has indicated that the gravestone is nearly unreadable at this point. Therefore, in the transcription field below, the leading character has been replaced with a question mark to note that there is no agreement on what actually is inscribed on the tombstone.


Original marker:
H. A. Thurston
Co. G
1st ME. ? A.

Military marker:
Horatio A. Thurston
I MaineH A
Jan15 1848
Dec 27 1891

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