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 George Henry Bigelow

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George Henry Bigelow

Birth
Gatineau, Outaouais Region, Quebec, Canada
Death
27 Mar 1888 (aged 49)
Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
Burial
Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
Plot
228
Memorial ID
132509028 View Source

George was born in the city that was then known as Buckingham, Ottowa, Canada. The family moved to Burlington in 1849, and George graduated from the University of Vermont in 1858.

In October, 1862, Henry enlisted as a private in Company C, 12th Regiment, Vermont volunteers. He was appointed quartermaster's sargent, and in May 1863 promoted to 2nd Lieutenant. He served until "most of the remainder of the term of service of the regiment."

From 1867 to 1871, Henry served as Burlington's postmaster. In 1860, Henry purchased the Burlington Times, which he sold in 1869 to the Burlington Free Press. Two years later he became assistant editor of the newspaper, where he earned the reputation of

Henry represented Chittenden County in the Vermont State Senate in 1872, and was a delegate at the republican national convention in 1876.

Burlington Weekly Free Press, March 30, 1888: "Inheriting his father's entire abhorence of human slavery he was an active and ardent republican. He was a genuine Vermonter, proud of his State and interested in every thing which concerned its welfare."

George was born in the city that was then known as Buckingham, Ottowa, Canada. The family moved to Burlington in 1849, and George graduated from the University of Vermont in 1858.

In October, 1862, Henry enlisted as a private in Company C, 12th Regiment, Vermont volunteers. He was appointed quartermaster's sargent, and in May 1863 promoted to 2nd Lieutenant. He served until "most of the remainder of the term of service of the regiment."

From 1867 to 1871, Henry served as Burlington's postmaster. In 1860, Henry purchased the Burlington Times, which he sold in 1869 to the Burlington Free Press. Two years later he became assistant editor of the newspaper, where he earned the reputation of

Henry represented Chittenden County in the Vermont State Senate in 1872, and was a delegate at the republican national convention in 1876.

Burlington Weekly Free Press, March 30, 1888: "Inheriting his father's entire abhorence of human slavery he was an active and ardent republican. He was a genuine Vermonter, proud of his State and interested in every thing which concerned its welfare."


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