Daniel N. Trull
Trull, Daniel N., late of Lyndon, son of Joel and Cynthia N. Trull, was born in Burke, June 12, 1835.
In 1847 the family removed to Lyndon, where he was educated at the academy of that place till 1852, when he commenced the study of medicine with Dr. Selim Newell. After the usual course of lectures in Woodstock and Hanover, he graduated at the Dartmouth Medical College in 1855. He then commenced the practice of medicine in company with Doctor Newell in St. Johnsbury, but owing to too close application to business his health failed, and he was compelled to discontinue his chosen profession after two years.
On the 16th of December, 1860, he was married to Cornelia C., daughter of Hon. S. B. Mattocks, and they spent the winter in Virginia for the benefit of the doctor's health. In the spring of 1861 they returned to Lyndon, where the doctor accepted the position of recruiting officer, in raising men for the army.
From 1864 to 1869 he was engaged in the carriage business. Upon leaving this business he made several changes of residence, spending another winter in the South hoping to regain his health.
Becoming interested in banking, he was a director of the Lyndon Bank for eight years, and served several terms as its president. In 1890 he removed to St. Johnsbury, where he resided till a few months before his death, which occurred Dec. 31, 1892.
Doctor Trull was a well-read physician, and had health permitted, would have become eminent in his profession. As a business man he was sagacious, far-seeing, cautious, and prudent; as a counselor, no man was more frequently consulted by neighbors, to whom he ever gave intelligent consideration, helpful suggestions, and useful advice. He was quick to respond to appeals for charity, and always ready to assist the deserving poor.
Source: Jacob G. Ullery, compiler, Men of Vermont: An Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont, (Transcript Publishing Company, Brattleboro, VT, 1894), Part II, p. 402.
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