Colburn, Charles O.
Age: 29, credited to Troy, NH
Unit(s): 14th NH INF
Service: WGNR, Co. F, 14th NH INF, 8/14/62-7/8/65
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Birth: 02/26/1833, Troy, NH
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Winchester, NH
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 132018168
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/23/1867
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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CHARLES O. COLBURN DEAD.
Veteran of the Civil War and an Old Time Stage Driver.
Charles O. Colburn, 73, for many years a resident of Brattleboro, died last Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. S. C. Batterly, in West Dummerston from valvular disease of the heart, with which he had suffered for many years. He had been confined to his room most of the time since October, 1904,and had exhibited great patience throughout his illness. He was born in Troy, N.H., Feb. 26, 1833, one of the six children of John and Lydia Baird Colburn. He removed with his parents to Richmond, N. H., where he lived until almost 18 years old. For a time he was employed by his brother, who was in the hardware business in Rochester, N.Y., and afterward lived for two years in Pennsylvania. Later he removed to Winchester, N.H., where he engaged in driving stage between Winchester and Fitzwilliam.
In August 1862, Mr. Colburn enlisted in Company F, 14th New Hampshire regiment, and remained in the service until the close of the war. Two of his brothers were members of the same regiment, the youngest, Lieutenant Artemus Colburn losing his life in the battle of Winchester. At the close of the war, Mr. Colburn returned to Winchester, N.H., and soon afterward went to Keene where he was employed in a furniture shop. In1872 he removed to Brattleboro and was in the employ of the Estey Organ company for 17 years. He left his work to care for his wife, who died of locomotor ataxia in1891. He was afterward employed by the Carpenter Organ company for a time, but of late years had had no regular work although he was employed on Fishers Island during the summer months for a number of Years.
Mr. Colburn married Abbie Rice of Richmond, N.H., when he was 23 years old. He is survived by four children, Charles D. Colburn of Springfield, Mass., Mrs. W. G. Goodell and Mrs. S. C. Batterly of West Dummerston, and Frederick H. Colburn of San Francisco. One daughter died in 1884. He also leaves seven grandchildren and two brothers, J. W. Colburn of Macedon, N. Y., and Henry Colburn of Andover.
A short service was held Monday morning in Moran's undertaking rooms, Rev. F. L. Massock officiating, and the body was taken to Winchester, N. H. where services in G.A.R. hall took place. Rev. F. W. Buffum, who was a member of Mr. Colburn's company and regiment in the Civil war, officiated, assisted by Rev. Mr. Forsleff. Five other members of Company F were also present at the services.
Source: Windham County Reformer, April 13, 1906
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.