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 Almeron C. Inman

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Almeron C. Inman

Birth
Barnard, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Death 26 Jul 1895 (aged 54)
Hartford, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Burial South Royalton, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 95886891 View Source
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Vet. Comp. D 17 Reg
& 15th VT INF
Rutland Daily Herald (Rutland, Vermont) · 21 Oct 1895, Mon

News of the day at home.
A Mystery at Last Solved
Dead Body of Inman is Found.

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Oct. 20.

The mystery surrounding the sudden disappearance on July 26 last of Almeron C. Inman, the veteran Union soldier who was night watchman in the train department of the Central Vermont Railroad company was solved today. His dead body was discovered about 1 o'clock this afternoon by Willie Doherty and Lawrence Ahearn in the woods west of Billings park, within a mile of his home. Upon making the discovery the two boys blazed trees so they could lead to the
remains and hurried here, giving the alarm. The news spread like wildfire and soon a large party hastened to the spot to verify the report. Charles B. Stone, chairman of the selectmen, was immediately notified and upon bis arrival directed the proceedings touching the removal of the remains.

Capt. Alex W. Davis, a fellow veteran and member of Abraham Lincoln Post, No. 85, of which order Inman was quartermaster, obtained a coffin and arrived upon the scene simultaneously with Undertaker Henry J. Dunn, after an examination of the same by Dr. Olin W. Daley, who was designated to make the examination. Although a hole resembling a bullet hole was found on the left side nearly opposite the heart and traced through the outer cloth of the coat, its lining and the shirt, Dr. Daley stated that he was not sufficiently satisfied that this was made by a bullet to claim such as a fact.

Besides, the ground in proximity to the body was thoroughly examined and no firearm was found. The body was found in a small narrow hollow, forming a natural grave, with which, it would seem, Inman must have been familiar, as it is almost completely surrounded by a copse of pine and hemlock growth. He lay upon his back at full length, fully attired as when he disappeared, even to his hat, and with his left arm laid across his breast. Every appearance of the-body indicated a quiet death, and the theory that he committed suicide (as his wife has firmly believed from the first) and from poison is clearly the most plausible story. No part of the body is left except sinew and bones, so it is hardly possible to determine absolutely the cause of death, although there is little question about it. The clothes intact and the right arm missing made the identification sure. Nothing was found in the pockets except a pair of spectacles and a lead pencil. Mrs. Inman, who now resides at South Royalton, has been notified and will determine the place of interment.
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