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Smith, Richard


Age: 21, credited to Enosburgh, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF
Service: enl 7/21/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. F, 10th VT INF, wdd, Cold Harbor, 6/3/64, dis/wds, 2/6/65

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Birth: 06/17/1841, Montgomery, VT
Death: 09/08/1916

Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Richford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 53786404


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/19/1865
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: 10th Vt. History off-site


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Richard Smith

St. Albans Daily Messenger

Sep. 14, 1916

Richard Smith Dead

Ill Some Time - Civil War Veteran - Had been Assistant Judge

West Enosburg, Sept. 8. - Richard Smith, aged 75 years, who had been in poor health for some time and whose condition had been failing this week, died at his home here at 3:30 o'clock this morning.

Richard Smith was born June 17, 1841, in Montgomery, where he lived until death of his parents, which occurred when he was only 13 years old. At that time he came to Enosburg to live and worked hard to secure an education. He enlisted in Company F, 10th Vt. Vols., and upon his return from service for his country he established a dry store in Richford. In 1882 he returned to West Enosburg where he has since resided.

He married Miss Mary Jeannette McAllister, who died several years ago. He is survived by three children, Mrs. C. Fuller Rawson, of Enosburg Falls, Mrs. C. B. Ovitt, of West Enosburg, and Richard F. Smith of Fall River, Mass.

Mr. Smith was well known throughout the state. He had done much toward keeping the members of the local Grand Army post together and was always responsible for the Memorial day observance of the organization. For some time he was assistant judge of the Franklin county court and he had represented Richford in the Vermont legislature. He was at one time president of the Richford savings bank & trust Co., of which he was a director at the time of his death.

St. Albans Daily Messenger

Sept. 14, 1916

West Enosburg

The funeral of Richard Smith, aged 75 years, who died at his home here Friday morning was held at the Methodist Episcopal church Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock. The Rev. E. S. Vradenburg, pastor of the Congregational church at Enosburg Center, officiated, assisted by the Rev. W. E. Douglas, of Enosburg Falls, and the Rev. H. R. Campbell, of this place. The bearers were Richard F. Smith, C. F. Lawson, C. B. Ovitt, and Clyde Ovitt, and the burial took place in Richford beside his wife who died several years ago. Frontier Post, G.A.R., of Richford had charge of the services at the cemetery. The body lay in state in the church from to 1 o'clock and was viewed by many people who could not later gain admission to the church. The casket was draped with the national colors and a single bouquet of roses. About 40 automobiles were parked about the church grounds. Mr. Smith is survived by three children, Mrs. C. B. Ovitt, of this place, Richard F. Smith of Fall River, Mass., and Mrs. C. F. Rawson, of Enosburg Falls, and seven grandchildren. Among the relatives from out of town who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Smith of Fall River, Mass., Mr. and Mrs. Albert Clapp of Richford, Miss Alice Clapp of Montgomery, Miss Flora Rouse and Miss Susan Rouse of St. Johnsbury, Judge and Mrs. O. N. Kelton of St. Albans, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Sykes of East Berkshire. Mr. Smith lived in this place for over 30 years, making a host of friends. He enlisted in company F, 10th Vt. Vols. during the Civil War.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.