Sunday, January 16, 2011

Governor Frederick Holbrook from Vermont

I love old newspapers! There is so much information hidden away inside their pages.

Governor Frederick Holbrook was my third great-grandfather. He was the Governor of the State of Vermont during the Civil War. Here is an article I found on the Google News site about Governor Holbrook. The article was originally published in the Mansfield Daily Sheild on March 23, 1901 when he was 88 years old. The Nashua Telegraph published a short article on 15 Feb 1909 indicating that Frederick Holbrook reached his 96th birthday and was the oldest living former governor in the United States. Frederick passed away a couple months after this on 28 Apr 1909 at the age of 96. He is buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont.

© 2010, copyright William C. Haskell

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