Putnam, Christopher C.
Age: 23, credited to Middlesex, VTVITALS
Birth: 1839, Middlesex, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
North Branch Cemetery, Middlesex, VT
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Christopher C. Putnam, Jr., son of Christopher Columbus Putnam and Eliza (Stone) Putnam, was born in Middlesex, Vermont, August 26, 1839. He received a liberal attending first attending the district schools of his native town, and afterward studying at the Washington county grammar school at Montpelier, Vermont, and the Newbury seminary. In August, 1862 he enlisted as a private in Company I, Thirteenth Vermont Volunteers, took part in the battle of Gettysburg, and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant of his company. n consequence of the regiment being nine month men. . discharged in 1863. During the Fenian raid from Canada he enlisted in Company B, in the Fourth Vermont Regiment, was made Captain of his Company, and was promoted Lieutenant Colonel. After Mr. Putnam's retirement from the army, he entered upon a business career and was taken into partnership with his father, the name of the firm being changed to C. C. Putnam & Son. In 1871 the firm purchased the Templeton & Vailmill in Worcester, Vermont, in 1885 built a large steam dressing mill at Putnamville, and in 1890 a steam mill in Elmore, increasing their output of lumber per annum to over six million feet. On the death of his father he succeeded to the business and today the output is the largest in central Vermont. In politics Mr. Putnam is a Republican and cast his first vote for Lincoln. His townsmen have given him repeated proofs of their confidence, placing him in the office of selectman, calling upon him to represent them in the state legislature in 1886, and making him state senator in 1898. He is a member of Aurora Lodge No. 22, F. & A.M., at Montpelier, Vermont.
Mr. Putnam was married in October, 1868, to Mary E. Whitney, who died October, 1871. September 22, 1874, he married Jennie E. Wright, born in Montpelier, Vermont, March 25, 1852, daughter of Medad and Mary Jane (McIntyre) Wright. Their children are: Ralph Wright, born March 24, 1876, and Lula Wright born March 18, 1879.
Mr. Putnam is the leading business man in the town of Middlesex, and is recognizes throughout Washington, county, as an influential citizen.
Hiram Carleton, Genealogical and Family History of Vermont, (Lewis Pub. Co., New York, 1903), i:139
Courtesy of Deanna French.