Son of George Thurston and Melinda Dean
On July 9, 1862, Wilbur mustered in as a Private in Company G, 9th Regiment, Vermont volunteers. He transferred to the 17th United States Infantry on January 14, 1863, and mustered out October 19, 1864. (The 1890 US Census of Union lists Wilbur's service as June 2, 1862 - Jun 14, 1863.)
Wilbur was a farmer and a carpenter.
Abbie Gertrude Williams Thurston
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