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George, Charles Harvey

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 31, credited to Newbury, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF
Service: enl 8/8/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. G, 10th VT INF, m/o 6/22/65

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VITALS

Birth: 02/15/1831, Newbury, VT
Death: 08/27/1914

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, River Falls, WI
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Dan Taylor
Findagrave Memorial #: 20207334

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/16/1890, ND; widow Ellen M., 9/4/1914, WI
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: See J. H. George and the Tenth Regiment Band

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Greenwood Cemetery, River Falls, WI

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Biography

Charles H. George was born in Orange county, Vermont, February 15, 1831, received a good common school education and attended the Newberry Seminary, remaining in Vermont until 1882, with the exception of the time he was in the army. He was a farmer during his residence in Vermont. In 1862 he enlisted in the Civil war in Company G, Tenth Vermont Volunteer Infantry, and served to the close of the war with his three brothers. He was one of the musicians of the regiment band; he also detailed to hospital work at Fredericksburg and then took charge of the hospital, caring for the wounded. Mr. George was mustered out at Alexandria, Va., and discharged in Vermont. He returned to farming and remained in Vermont some years. He came West to North Dakota, where he remained for fifteen years, engaged in farming on a large tract of land, consisting of 3,000 acres. Upon leaving North Dakota he came to Wisconsin and located on a small fruit farm near River Falls in 1897, and here he lived until he was stricken with paralysis while attending the GA. encampment at Minneapolis, Minn., in 1906. He then rented his farm and moved to River Falls, Wis., where he has since resided, leading a retired life. He is a member of the GAR, Nichols Post, No. 177. The great grandfather of our subject, Jacob Bailey, Jr., was a colonel in the Revolutionary war, and his father a general. Mr. George has been a member of the Methodist church for the past sixty-five years. He is a strong temperance man and a worker for the cause. In 1856 Mr. George married Ellen Beach, who was born in Orange county, Vermont, in 1837, a daughter of John and Betsey (Bailey) Beach, natives of Vermont. Mrs. George was educated in Newberry, Vt., and remained at home until her marriage. She belongs to the Methodist church. Mr. and Mrs. George have four children-Nellie was born in Newberry, Vt., and married Dr. E. A. Tobey, of River Falls. They have two children living-Herbert and Inez. Ellridge died at nine years of age. Arabell, the second child, died in Vermont. Eva was born at Warren, N. H., and now is the wife of C. T. Ritchey, a merchant of River Falls. They have two children-Elva and Harold. Bessie was born in New Hampshire and married George McLean, a grain merchant of Sarles, N. D. They have three children-Archie, Harvey and Ray. Mr. George has two sisters still living-Ruth N., who is the widow of Benjamin b. Clifford, formerly of Gilmont, N. H. He died in Chelsea, Mass. He was a prominent stockman. She has five children. George B. and Alvia reside at Grand Forks. Fred and Joseph reside in Minneapolis, Minn. Fred Clifford is one of the firm who manufacture "Cream of Wheat."

Reference: Taken from "History of the St. Croix Valley", published in 1909; http://piercebios.tripod.com/surnamesG.htm