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Smith, Truman B.

Age: 27, credited to Stowe, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 6/25/62, m/i 7/9/62, SGT, Co. H, 9th VT INF, dis/dsb 8/22/62

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Birth: 12/16/1835, Stowe, VT
Death: 12/18/1914

Burial: Riverbank Cemetery, Stowe, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 75074918
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Stowe Veterans, 1906
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: None

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STOWE, DEC. 19 --- Truman B. Smith, a well known and respected citizen of Stowe, died about 1 o'clock yesterday morning at his home on Main Street, in the village. Mr. Smith was taken ill with erysipelas in the face on Monday, but his condition was not considered alarming, and his death was unexpected. He passed his 79th birthday Wednesday, the 16th.

Except for two years in Fairbault, Minn. in his youth, his life has been spent on his farm in Stowe Hollow, where he was born. About six years ago he came to the village to live. He was one of 11 children of Horace and Nancy (Montgomery) Smith and is survived by a brother, Harrison Smith of Morrisville, and two sisters, Mrs. Jane Howe of Rutland and Mrs. Abial Slayton of Stowe. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Aurilla Howard Smith, whom he married December 25, 1863, and a son, O. Howard Smith of Morrisville, but who will now make his home with his mother. Mr. and Mrs. Smith have buried four children, three of them dying of scarlet fever in the winter of 1874-1875, two of them in one day, and the third a week later. The youngest child died in 1889.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last December. Mr. Smith served a short time in the Civil War, enlisting in Company H., 9th Vermont Regiment, but was soon discharged on account of illness. He represented Stowe in the legislature of 1884.

He was, for many years, a member of the Congregational Church, and served as a deacon for a number of years. He was a member of H. H. Smith Post, G.A.R. The funeral will be held at the house at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon.

The Barre Daily Times, December 19, 1914

Courtesy of Deanna French.

The funeral for Truman B. Smith, who died Friday morning after a short illness, was held at the Cong'l Church Sunday afternoon. The pastor, Rev Lemuel Davis, who preached the sermon, was assisted in the service by Rev. G. W. Tabor, of Morrisville. Two solos, "The Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," and " It Is His Will," were sung by A. H. Cheney, accompanied on the organ by Miss Laura Thomas. Four of Mr. Smith's nephews, C. E. Smith, W. A. Smith, F. H. Goodrich, and Charles Bride of Morrisville, were bearers. The members of H. H. Smith Post, G.A.R. attended in a body.

Among the floral tributes were palm leaves from the Cong'l Church, carnations from the W.R.C., roses from E.H. Plaisted of Montpelier, carnations from the nieces in Morrisville and from Mrs. Howe, Mrs. Slayton and the family from Morrisville. Interment was in River Bank Cemetery.

There was a large attendance. Among those from out of town to attend were: H. W. Smith, Mr. & Mrs. F. H. Goodrich, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Bridge, Mr. & Mrs, Frank Smith, W. A. Smith, and W. F., and Joseph Sherman of Morrisville, Mrs. Jane Howe of Rutland, Mr. &. Mrs. H. H. Demerett, and Mrs. Emma West of Waterbury, and Mr. & Mrs. W. R. Alger of Waterbury Center, and G. W. Buxxell was in charge of arrangements.

Morrisville Messenger, Dec. 23, 1914

Courtesy of Deanna French.