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Smith, Otis B.


Age: 18, credited to Montpelier, VT; Randolph, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF, 1st MA HARTY
Service: enl 6/23/62, m/i 7/9/62, Pvt, Co. I, 9th VT INF, dis/dsb 11/5/62; 1st MA HVY ARTY

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Birth: 11/10/1845, Ashburnham, MA
Death: 03/23/1915

Burial: Randolph Center Cemetery, Randolph, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/12/1891, MA; widow Nancy, 5/15/1915, 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: None

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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Randolph Center Cemetery, Randolph, VT

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Otis B. Smith Enlisted in Civil War from Massachusetts

Otis B. Smith, a veteran of the Civil war and a prominent East Orange farmer, pased away at the City hospital last night at 9 o'clock, the end following an operation for strangulation of the intestines, affecting three feet of the intestinal organs. Mr. Smith was brought to the hospital Monday in a very critical condition. He rallied from the operation, but a turn for the worse came yesterday. Besides his wife, he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Addie Clark of Westminster, Mass. , and Mrs. Inez Ballou of Randolph Center. Surviving also are four brothers, Granville Smith of Boston, Horace Smith of Fitchburg, Mass. , Charles Smith of Seattle, Wash. , and Loren Smith of Fitchburg. A half-sister, Mrs. Gertrude Prue, lives in Leominster, Mass. , and a half-brother, Albert Smith, is a resident of St. Albans. There are eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild left.

The deceased was born in Ashburnham,Mass. , Nov. 10, 1845. At the outbreak of the Civil war he enlisted in the Massachusetts heavy artillery and served with merit for nearly three years. His marriage to Miss Nancy Shattuck took p lace in Calais in 1866. Afterward the family moved to Randolph Center and thence to East Orange 10 years ago. Mr. Smith was an adherent of the Methodist church.

Late this afternoon the remains will betaken over the Central Vermont railroad to Randolph Center, where the funeral will be held in the Methodist church Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Goodlife officiating. Interment will be in the village cemetery.

Source: Barre Times, March 24, 1915


Otis R. Smith, a veteran of the Civil War, 70 years of age, of East range, died at the city hospital, Barre, last week following an operation for strangulation of the intestines. He formerly lived here and the body was brought here for burial last Thursday. The funeral service was in the Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. George E. Goodliffe and burial was in the family lot in the cemetery here.

Source: Burlington Free Press, April 1, 1915
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.