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Smith, Royal


Age: 28, credited to New Haven, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 6/24/62, m/i 7/9/62, Pvt, Co. C, 9th VT INF, m/o 11/6/62

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Birth: 1834, Monkton, VT
Death: 09/21/1908

Burial: Grand View Cemetery, Addison, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/13/1890, VT; widow Caroline D., 6/28/1910, 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: No marker was found in the family plot. One of the grave markers in the photos is for his daughter, the other for his father.

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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Grand View Cemetery, Addison, VT

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Royal Smith of Bristol, 70 Years Old, Succumbs to Complication of Diseases.

Royal Smith of Bristol died at the Rutland hospital yesterday afternoon, after an illness of about three weeks at that institution. The cause of his death was a complication of diseases.

Mr. Smith was born in Addison, June 6, 1838, and was a son of Justice and Amy Smith of that place. He was a veteran of the civil war, having served in company C, 9th Vermont regiment and had lived in Bristol for over 20 years. He retired several years ago, having worked as a farmer nearly all his life.

In 1862 he was married to Miss Maria Beane of Bristol who survives him. He is also survived by two brothers, Luman of Bristol and Culver, whose whereabouts are unknown, and one son, A. L. Smith of Rutland.

The body will be taken to Addison tomorrow morning at 10:45 o'clock, and the funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, September 22, 1908
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.