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Smith, Harrison W.


Age: 0, credited to Stowe, VT
Unit(s): USN
Service: enl, Fairbault, MN, 12/25/63, Porter's Gunboat Flotilla, dis/dsb 8/28/64, Memphis TN; Vessels: Ouichita, Red Rover, Clara Dolsen

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Birth: 10/26/1841, Stowe, VT
Death: 12/05/1917

Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Morrisville, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 60864187


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
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: Died in Fanny Allen Hospital, Winooski


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Riverside Cemetery, Morrisville, VT

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Harrison W. Smith

News & Citizen: Morrisville, Vt. Dec 12, 1917


Harrison W. Smith, whose critical illness was noted in this paper last week, died at Fanny Allen Hospital in Winooski last Wednesday, Dec. 5. at 8 o'clock, from injuries received from a fall on the ice on Portland Street Nov. 28. The remains were brought to the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. H. Goodrich, Thursday morning, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs, Goodrich and Mrs. F.A. Smith, the two latter being with him at the hospital.

Harrison William Smith, who was one of eleven children of Homer and Nancy Montgague Smith, was 76 years of age. He was born in Stowe. His early life was spent in his native town and in Minnesota, where he enlisted in the Navy in the Civil War, serving three years. During the service he was badly wounded so that he was in the hospital several months. At the close of the war he returned to Stowe, and in 1866 he united in marriage to Emily Philena Place of Morristown. To the union were born seven children, all of whom survive with the exception of one daughter, Lucy, who died at the age of six years. Mr. and Smith made their home in Stowe for many years, where the former followed the occupation of carpenter, brick mason, etc.. In the fall of 1890 they moved to Morrisville, where he has since resided. Since the death of Mrs. Smith he has made his home with his children, for the past year and a half with his daughter, Mrs. Goodrich.

Besides the six children, Frank A.,Clarence E.,Mrs. C.M. Bridge, Mrs. P.H. Goodrich,Walter B., and Mrs. Lee Wilkins, the deceased is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Jane Howe of Rutland, and Mrs. Almira Slayton of Stowe, seven grandchildren, and one great grandson.

Mr. Smith was a genial and upright citizen, and during a lifetime spent in this town and Stowe held the respect and esteem of all. He leaves a large circle of friends who extend sympathy to the bereaved family.

Funeral services were held from the home Sunday afternoon at 2o'clock, the Rev. Frank Stockwell of the Universalist Church officiating. The bearers were Clarence E.Smith, son of the deceased, and Charles M. Bridge, F.H. Goodrich, and Lee R. Wilkins,son-in-law.Interment was in Riverside Cemetery, beside his wife, who died seven years ago last February. The floral tributes included a pillow with the word "Father" from the children,carnations, Mrs. Almira Slayton, carnations, Mrs W.A, Dutton,carnations, Mrs. Lena Kelley, Mrs. W.F. Sherman,Mrs. D.N. Hutchins, and Mrs. Frances Greene, carnations Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Wallace, carnations Mr.and Mrs. W.G. Goodrich and Mrs. Addie Goodrich,chrysanthemums, Mrs. Nellie Wescom, Mrs. E.N. Gray and Miss Emogene Burbank.

Submitted by: Deanna French.