Clinton Joseph Willard, Hartland, Co. A, 12th Infantry; Went to Gettysburg in 1913 for the 50th reunion; born West Windsor, Vt., 7 April, 1842, son of Levi Haskell & Chloe (Wilson) Willard. He married Lizzie M. Jennie (1848-1910). Clifton Willard died at his home in Chester, suddenly on Thursday evening, 29 Feb. 1918 (age 76).
OBIT: Miss Pearl Willard has the sympathy of her friends in the death of her father. While Mr. Willard was not well he was no worse than usual on Wednesday and was dressed. He had a complication of troubles partly due to a wound which he received in the Civil War and which had never healed. He came to Chester in 1888 and previous to that had lived in Ludlow and Weston. At the time of the Civil War he was a member of Co. A", 12th Vt. Infantry. He was a post commander of Henry Post G.A.R. and a member of the local Grange, and for many years had served on the vestry of St. Luke's church. The funeral service was held at his home Saturday afternoon, Rev. F. C. Williams and the G.A.R. having charge of the service. Delegations from the G.A.R., Relief Corps Sons of Veterans, and Auxiliary, attended the service. Many beautiful floral tributes were sent by the various orders and their friends. His body was taken Sunday to Hartland, Vt. where it was laid beside his wife. Among the relatives and friends : Mr. & Mrs. Charles Willard, Mr. L. H. Willard, Mrs. L. S. Willard, Mrs. W. S. Terrill, of Rutland; Mrs. Sara J. Willard of Providence, RI, and Mr. Brooks of Brattleboro. --6 June, 1919: Before the Sunday sermon at the Episcopal church, the rector dedicated a silk flag which stands in the chancel, and was given by Miss Pearl Willard in memory of her father, who, for many years, was a vestryman of the church. Mr. Williams said that a flag was a fitting memorial to Mr. Willard as he had been a soldier in the Civil War in which he had a wound from which he suffered the rest of his life, and had also been a true soldier of the cross."
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