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Col Charles Leslie Upham
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Birth: May 24, 1839
Townshend
Windham County
Vermont, USA
Death: May 28, 1929
Meriden
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA

Son of Rev. William Dennis and Lucy McKenzie Spink Upham. He married first, Emilie Clark who died in 1864 and second, Elizabeth H. Hall on July 12, 1877. He came to Meriden at age 16 and worked at Ives Brothers, drapers. At 19 he went to sea and upon his return from a world voyage returned to his position at Ives Brothers. The Colonel was a distinguished Civil War veteran. He enlisted as a private in Company B, 3rd regiment, infantry, Ct Volunteers in 1861. He was discharged so he could recruit a Meriden regiment - Company K, 8th Regiment. In 1863 he attained the rank of Colonel, less than two years after he enlisted as a private. After the war he returned to Meriden where he was one of the founders of the Meriden department store, Ives, Upham & Rand. He served as Mayor of Meriden for two terms, headed the Board of Trade, played a leading role in Merriam Post, Grand Army of the Republic, and the Masons.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Hall Upham (1844 - 1923)
 
 Children:
  William Hall Upham (1877 - 1959)*
  Lucy Curtis Upham (1880 - 1880)*
  Charles Leslie Upham (1882 - 1957)*
  Francis Curtis Upham (1884 - 1966)*
  Elizabeth Upham (1888 - 1968)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
15th Conn Vols, Civil War
 
Burial:
Walnut Grove Cemetery
Meriden
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
Plot: Section K
 
Created by: Jan Franco
Record added: Feb 06, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13259321
Col Charles Leslie Upham
Added by: Jan Franco
 
Col Charles Leslie Upham
Added by: Jan Franco
 
Col Charles Leslie Upham
Added by: Jan Franco
 
 
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Companion #10435 - Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.
- Jeffry Burden
 Added: Aug. 22, 2011

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 Added: Jun. 9, 2006
 
 
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