Civil War Records of Waldo Littlefield


Obituary for Waldo Littlefield

Concord Enterprise, October 12, 1918


Waldo Littlefield Shot Himself Last Friday—
Body Found in Grain Room

It was learned Friday noon that Waldo Littlefield, well known and respected by the community, had taken his own life by shooting in his grain room at the hen house. He had been up to the village that morning as was his custom. Dr. Walcott of Concord, medical examiner, viewed the body.
     Mr. Littlefield had been in failing health in mind and body the past few months, and had been a great sufferer the past few years. Several operations had been performed.
     He was born at Wells, Me., 77 years ago, where he spent his early life and later married Ellen Witherall. He had lived here over 40 years. His wife died several years ago. He was a carriage builder and sole manufacturer of Littlefield's famous carriage top dressing, for which he had a large trade.
     He was a good business man, honest in his dealings and a good friend to all, a lover of fine horses and had owned some fast ones. The past few years he conducted a large poultry business and had about 300 hens.
     At the time of the Civil War in 1861, he enlisted in the old 6th Regiment and served 90 days. He was a member of Isaac Davis post 138, G. A. R., and Acton lodge, I. O. O. F. 203.
     Funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon, Rev. L. G. Morris officiating.
     Mr. Littlefield is survived by a brother, Albert of Boxboro, and a sister, Miss Susie Littlefield. Interment was in the family lot at Mt. Hope cemetery.