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Smith, Sanford Alvah


Age: 21, credited to Guilford, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/28/62, m/i 10/23/62, MSCN, Co. B, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63

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Birth: 07/25/1841, Guilford, VT
Death: 02/16/1910

Burial: Weatherhead Hollow Cemetery, Guilford, VT
Marker/Plot: 1
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 6594339


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/6/1904, VT; widow Lilla L., 10/2/1916, VT
Portrait?: Findagrave
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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Weatherhead Hollow Cemetery, Guilford, VT

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Courtesy of Gail Lynde

Sanford A. Smith

The Vermont Journal, February 25, 1910

Sanford A. Smith, 68 a prominent business man of Brattleboro and Guilford, died very suddenly on Wednesday of last week of heart failure at his home in Guilford. Mr. Smith was out to the S. A. Smith company factory in Brattleboro the same morning, apparently in good health. He returned home, ate dinner and soon was taken with severe pains about the chest and died before medical aid or either one of his sons in Brattleboro could reach him. He was born July 25, 1841, in Guilford, youngest son of Alvah and Lucinda (Weatherhead) Smith. He was educated in the public schools of Guilford and Saxtons River academy. He served as a drummer boy in Co. B, 16th Vermont regiment. Soon after the civil war he began the manufacture of baby carriages on his father's farm, which later developed into a large industry in Guilford and was moved to Brattleboro in 1881. Mr. Smith married March 23, 1864, Ellen M. Hunt of Guilford, who died December 7, 1896. He married August 21, 1898, Lila C. Boyd of Guilford, who survives him and he is also survived by two sons, Fred L. and Charles A. of Brattleboro. He has served in both branches of the legislature and held many other official positions in his native town. For many years he had been a director of the People's national bank, He was a large property owner and conducted a lumber business independent from the business of the firm. He had been for years the most prominent citizen of Guilford. He was a member of Columbian lodge of Masons of Brattleboro.

Submitted By: Cathy Hoyt