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Pringle, Cyrus Guernsey


Age: 24, credited to Charlotte, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: drafted - enl 7/13/63, m/i 7/13/63, PVT, Co. C, 4th VT INF, disch 11/6/63 by reason of being a Quaker

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Birth: 05/06/1838, Charlotte, VT
Death: 05/25/1911

Burial: Morningside Cemetery, Charlotte, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


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: Diary


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Morningside Cemetery, Charlotte, VT

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Self-portrait, c1888 (Public Domain)


U.S. Census Bureau


Dr. Cyrus G. Pringle Passes Away at Hospital in Burlington.

Burlington, May 25. - Dr. Cyrus D. Pringle, the noted botanist of the University of Vermont, died between 3 and 4 o'clock this morning at the Mary Fletcher hospital after week's illness with pneumonia. He was 73 years of age. Dr. Pringle is survived by a brother, George E. Pringle of Charlotte, and a daughter in New York city

A week ago Monday Dr. Pringle walked nine miles to visit a friend making the return trip partly on foot and it is thought that his illness dated from this exertion

Cyrus Guernsey Pringle was born in Charlotte, May 6, 1838, the son of George and Louisa Harris Pringle. He received a classical education in the various schools of the state and in Canada was given the honorary degree of A. M. by Middlebury college and the degree of Sc. D. by the University of Vermont in 1906. From 1881 until 1884 he collected extensively in forestry and botany in Arizona, Sonora (Mexico) California, Oregon and Washington, as collector for the American Museum of Natural History, New York. Since 1885 he has been botanical collector for Harvard university and keeper of the herbarium at the University of Vermont. His thorough exploration of the flora of Old Mexico has resulted in the placing of large collections in the most important herbaria of the entire world. He was recognized as a scientist of the first rank. From 1888 to 1894 he contributed to "Garden and Forest" articles on the forest vegetation of Mexico and on botanical travel in Mexico. He was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the New England Botanical club. The herbarium and his own rooms, in the top of the Williams Science hall, were a delightful place to visit, pervaded by his genial and truly charming personality.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, May 26, 1911.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.

See: Cyrus Pringle's Diary.

Offsite, see:

Life and Work of Cyrus Guernsey, by Helen Burns Davis