Smith, Charles Carroll
Age: 31, credited to Middlebury, VT
Unit(s): 14th VT INF
Service: enl 8/30/62, m/i 10/21/62, Pvt, Co. E, 14th VT INF, m/o 7/30/63 [College: MC 62]
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Birth: 06/11/1830, Sharon, CT
Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Stockbridge, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 76003248
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/3/1887, VT; widow Mary L., 8/13/1906, VT
College?: MC 62
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Charles Carroll Smith
Smith, Charles Carroll, was born in Sharon, Conn., June 11, 1830, the sixth in a family of eight children of Ransom and Lydia (Burtch) Smith.
His boyhood was spent on a farm under circumstances adverse to acquiring a liberal education, though he had longings in that direction. From the age of eight to eighteen years, a three-months' winter school in his native district was his annual allowance, but he so improved his meagre opportunities that he taught successfully the remaining winters till he reached his majority.
He then, for a short time, attended the State Normal School at New Britain, Conn., the better to fit himself for limited teaching in the common schools, but his early longings for an academic education so followed him, that he finally took a preparatory course at the Green Mountain Liberal Institute of South Woodstock, and the full course at Middlebury College, from which he was graduated in August, 1862.
His patriotic impulses at once led him to enter the Union army, as secession was then elated with victories won. He accordingly enlisted, August 30, in Co. E, 14th Regt. Vt. Vols., and with a creditable record served out his time, and was honorably discharged when his regiment was mustered out of the service of the United States.
Deciding to devote his life to the healing art, he began its study with Prof. Walter Carpenter of Burlington, and received his diploma from the medical department of the University of Vermont, in June, 1865; but wishing for further opportunity to study diseases before starting in private practice, he obtained a position on the staff of physicians attached to the Citizens' Hospital of Flatbush, L. I., where he remained about a year. He then settled in the village of Gaysville, in Stockbridge, and has been favorably received as an intelligent and faithful medical practitioner in that community. He is a member of the White River Medical Association, and the choice for its presidency has more than once fallen to him, which shows his standing in the profession. He is also a member of the Vermont Medical Society. He has always taken an active interest in public affairs, and has served faithfully and acceptably in various offices in the town where he resides.
In politics he is a firm Republican, and as such represented his town in the state Legislature in 1872 and 1884. In 1890 he was a senator from Windsor county, and as a member of the committee on education and of several other committees, rendered important service.
Dr. Smith belongs to the G.A.R.; he was a member of Daniel Lillie Post, No. 61, located at Bethel, at its organization; was its first commander and had several re-elections to that position. But the veterans of his town desiring to meet nearer home, in 1891, Gen. H. H. Baxter Post, No. 111, was organized at Gaysville, of which he was a charter member.
October 17, 1862, he married Mary L., daughter of Bela R. Perry of Hancock. To them three children have been born: Ransom Perry (deceased), Mabel Gertrude, and Leda Florian.
Source: Jacob G. Ullery, compiler, Men of Vermont: An Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont, (Transcript Publishing Company, Brattleboro, VT, 1894), Part II, pp. 366.
Dr. Carlos C. Smith, for many years a physician in town, was called to "the ranks up yonder" Tuesday noon, June 19, at the age of 76 years and eight days.
He will be greatly missed, not only in this town, but in the county and State, but most of all in the home he left, and in the homes of so many who had learned to depend on him for help and sympathy. His last birthday, which was June 11, was spent in trying to save the life of a patient. It is indeed true that to known him was to love him. After a prayer at the house, the funeral service was held at the Universalist church Friday afternoon at one o'clock, the pastor, the Rev. U. M. Mack, being assisted by the Rev. F. W. Day of the Congregational Church, and the Rev. G. Leon Wells of the Methodist Church. The H. H. Baxter Post, of which he was a member, attended in a body, and the bearers were J. A. Chedel, A. W. Chamberlin, Walter Young and W. E. Perkins. The interment was in Mount Pleasant cemetery. Dr. Smith left, beside his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Otis Culver of Friday Harbor, Wash., and Miss Leda Smith of this place, also four grandchildren. The relatives in town to attend the funeral were a brother from Bridgeport, Conn., Mrs. Carrie Pegg of Thompson, Conn., Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Andrews of Malden, Mass., Mr. and Mrs. Perry of Northfield, Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Perry of Rochester, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stockwell of Hancock and John Gay of Boston.
Source: Burlington Free Press, June 29, 1906
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.