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Haynes, Daniel Putnam


Age: 23, credited to Walden, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 9/3/64, m/i 9/3/64, Pvt, Co. D, 1st VT CAV, m/o 6/21/65

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Birth: 08/29/1841, Walden, VT
Death: 05/24/1903

Burial: Greenwood Hills Cemetery, Portland, OR
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 32034277


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Greenwood Hills Cemetery, Portland, OR

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Daniel P. Haynes

May 25, 1903
Famous Educator A Veteran of Civil War.
Cold Attacks Constitution Undermined by Overstudy - his Struggle For Education.
Professor D. P. Haynes, 61 years old, an instructor at the high School, died shortly after 10 o'clock last night at rooms, 63 Washington street after an illness of two weeks duration, due to the effects of a cold he contracted while planting flowers around his wife's grave.
For some time past he had not felt in his usual health, as he had undermined his system by overstudy in his chemical researches. Inflammatory rheumatism developed, and although he had the care of two trained nurses and constant medical attendance, congestion of the brain attacked him, and he never rallied afterward. Since last Thursday he was unconscious.
Telegrams were sent to his son, W. C. Haynes, of Boston, and his daughter, Mrs. Cilley, of Vallejo, Cal. Mrs. Cilley would have arrived here last week, but for the fact that she is seriously ill, and her relatives did not like to tell her the worst. Her condition is so precarious that she will be unable to attend her father's funeral. Her brother will arrive here it is hoped from Boston Wednesday. Professor Hayne's niece, who lives in Oakland, Cal., is now on her way to this city. The dead man was very much liked in High School and church circles for his upright character and ripe scholarship, and he will be specially regretted among the large number of pupils who have received their education at his hands. His funeral arrangements will be made later.
Daniel Putnam Haynes, a veteran of the Civil War, was born at Walden, Vt., August 29, 1841, and was the son of Jonathan and Anna C. Haynes. He married Martha L. Butler, of Auburn, Me., who died about eight years ago, and was buried in Greenwood cemetery. He lived on the farm until he was 27 years old, with the exception of one year, when he served as a private in the First Vermont Cavalry, General Custer being the division commander. He was in the battle of Cedar Creek and in the operations around Shenandoah which resulted in the final expulsion of General Early and his command from the valley. Haynes was also at the battle of two Forks, in the engagement with the rear portion of Lee's retreating army, and which resulted in a cavalry fight which led to Lee's surrender.
When Haynes was 21 years old, his father died, and he was left in charge of the farm, and remained at home until after the death of his mother, in 1868. Ultimately, he rented the farm and secured employment in the Lawrence mills. His education was received principally in the district schools of his native town, and there he was equipped in everything necessary to enter college, except Latin and Greek. From the Lawrence mills, he entered the Chandler scientific department at Dartmouth College, from which he graduated as B.S. in 1880, and had the distinction of leading his class in scholarship during the last two years of his course. During the next four years Haynes served as chemist and inspector of materials in a paper manufacturing plant at Holyoke, Mass. In 1884 he came to the Pacific coast and engaged in teaching for three years as associate principal and half-owner of the Oakland Academy, California. Subsequently he taught for about three years in the Field Seminary, a young ladies boarding school in the same city. For several months he taught in the Stockton High School, coming from there to the Portland High School, where he became instructor in physics. This position he held until seized with his last illness. He was regarded as a brilliant, clever teacher, and painstaking to the last degree. So much was his devotion to his life work that he studied early and late, and the result was that he undermined his health. Latterly his life consisted principally in going from the High School to his rooms at 63 Washington street, and working hard at his experiments. He was an officer and class-leader in Grace Methodist Church. Never aspiring for political office, he was a Republican until 1884, when he joined the Prohibition ranks.
Professor Haynes is survived by three children: Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Cilley of Vallejo, cal., and William Custer Haynes, who is tenor singer and was studying iin Boston, Mass., when the news of his father's illness was telegraphed to him. Another son, Herbert Dartmouth Haynes, died in infancy.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.