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Smith, Calvin W. H.


Age: 24, credited to Morristown, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 11/14/61, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. A, 8th VT INF, m/o 2/21/63

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Birth: 12/01/1836, Morristown, VT
Death: 04/14/1916

Burial: Village Cemetery, Hyde Park, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 44807608


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/4/1863; widow Ida L., 5/18/1916, VT
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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Village Cemetery, Hyde Park, VT

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Calvin Smith



Calvin Smith died last Friday at his home in this village after an illness of about ten days. He had been in poor health some time, but was able to be about until a few days before his death, which was due to hardening of the arteries. The funeral took place from his late home Sunday afternoon, Rev. R.D. Cranmer officiating. There was a large attendance and many beautiful floral tributes. The bearers were Dan'l Smith, Jos. West, Clyde Cheeseman, and Michael Bundy. Burial was in the village cemetery

Calvin W.H. Smith was born in what was then Hyde Park, on the farm now owned by Edgar Pratt,on the Wolcott Road, now in Morristown. He was the son of Jonathan Smith, and was born Dec., 1836,and was therefore in his 80th year. Jan.15,1876 he married Ida L. Bundy of this town, and to this union were born five children, three of whom are living; Daniel Smith and Rhoda Hood of Hyde Park, and Florence Cheeseman of Jeffersonville. There are five grandchildren. All of his life, with the exception of the time spent in the Civil War, was spent in this town, and Morristown.

At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in Co. A., 8th Vt, and in 1862 received injuries, a broken hip, in a railroad accident in Louisiana, which incapacitated him from further service and he was honorably discharged. Of this famous regiment there are but few survivors. He was a member of J.M. Warner Post.

Mr. Smith was a man of many good qualities and had many friends. Aside from farming he was somewhat of a sportsman and delighted in fishing and hunting, and took pleasure in relating his experiences along those lines. He will be missed by many. Sincere sympathy goes out to the bereaved ones.

Among those from out of town to attend the funeral were Mrs. Lewis Bellville of St. Johnsbury, Michael Bundy of Danville, Lee Davis and wife of Craftsbury, Mitchell Wescom, a comrade, James Kneeland, Alvah McLean, wife and son, Samuel McLean, Joseph West, wife and son, of Johnson, and Clyde Cheeseman, wife and son of Cambridge.

Submitted by Deanna French.

8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History

8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History