Herrick, Lucius Carroll
Age: 21, credited to Randolph, VTVITALS
Birth: 09/02/1840, Randolph, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
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Lucius Carroll Herrick was born in West Randolph, Vt., 2 Sept., 1840, son of Lorenzo Dow and Zilpha Ann (Haskins) Herrick. He was part of a family of six generations of New England farmers, descended from Henry Herrick, who with his wife Editha, was among the thirty who founded the First Church of Salem, Massachusetts in 1629. Lucius attended the Academy in Randolph until his 14th year, and then, after two years spent in a printing office in Montpelier, Vermont, he began the study of medicine with Dr. C. L. Stewart in West Randolph, under whose tuition he remained for three years, meanwhile attending some lectures at the Castleton, Vt. Medical College and at Michigan University Medical School.
Civil War Service: On 21 Nov. 1861, he enlisted as a private in Company "G", the Eight Vermont Regiment and while in camp in January 1862, he was sent to the hospital himself with a very bad cold. He recovered and went to work immediately thereafter as a duty nurse. In March following, an attack of pneumonia prevented his departure for Ship Island with the regiment and he was not able to join it until the following December, having been employed, after his recovery, as nurse and hospital steward. In 1863 he was commissioned as Assistant Surgeon in the Fourth U. S. Colored Cavalry and although obliged to be absent some two months on sick leave, he remained in the service until the regiment was mustered out of service on 20 March 1866.
He received the degree of M. D. from the University of Vermont in 1864 and after leaving the army, attended, in the fall of 1866, a course of lectures at the Bellevue Hospital Medical College in New York City, after which he remained there in practice for two years. In January 1869, he removed to Urbana (Champaign County) Ohio, and a few months afterward settled at Woodstock, Ohio. Here he lived for twelve years, building up a large practice and taking an active interest in all affairs. He was a member of the Ohio State Medical Society; of the Champaign County Medical Society, of which he was President in 1880-1882; and of the Central Ohio Medical Society from 1882. He was one of the founders of the Scientific Society of Urbana, and Corresponding Member of the Wisconsin Historical Society. He removed to Columbus, Ohio in 1882 because of the advantages there offered to his children. He married in 1871, Louise Taylor, daughter of Jason Davis and Mary (Comer) Taylor).Dr. Herrick died in Columbus, Ohio, 30 April 1903. He left surviving him his wife Louise, two sons and two daughters. [excerpts taken from the NEHGS, Vol. 58, January 1904 (pg. 216)]
[Notation: This obituary is provided by Linda M. Welch, who is compiling the history of the Families of the Black River Valley in southern Windsor County, Vermont.]