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Daniel Webster Boutwell
Birth: Feb. 23, 1831
Rutland County
Vermont, USA
Death: Nov. 18, 1912
Shawnee County
Kansas, USA

DANIEL BOUTWELL--Union Veteren Was Oldest Resident of City When He Died-- Daniel W. Boutwell, aged 82 years, died at his home at 420 Van Buren street, Monday, after having been a resident of the city 55 years. Death was caused by heart trouble and old age. Mr. Boutwell was probably the oldest resident of the city when he died and had as much actual knowledge of Kansas history as any one. This old veteren moved to Topeka in 1857 and worked as a carpenter until old age forced him to retire from active life. As a carpenter he was well known and was employed in the construction of practically all of the old landmarks which are left in the city. Wounds received during the civil war were also partially responsible for his retirement. Mr. Boutwell's first work was in the construction of a residence at 927 Kansas avenue. He built this house for a home and it was torn down a few years ago to permit the construction of a business building. He was married to Emily V. Palmer, of Topeka, in 1866 and his wife and ten children survive him. Mr. Boutwell was a victim of circumstances which caused him mental suffering and embarrassment during the civil war. This resulted from factional jealousies in the regiment in which he enlisted for service. He was first enlisted as third lieutenant in the Topeka Dragoons but the government refused the service of the organization under this service and the members enlisted in what afterwards became a part of the Fifth Kansas Volunteer cavalry. He enlisted as a private in Company A of this regiment. Factional troubles within the ranks of the regiment in which Mr. Boutwell became interested are claimed to be responsible for him not receiving a commission as an officer. On one occasion he was arrested, tried by court martial and was sentenced to serve a year wearing a ball and chain in Fort Scott. He escaped and went to Washington where he was exonerated and ordered restored to the regiment by the officers of the war department. Mr. Boutwell performed valorous feats during the civil war and was partially responsible for the annihilation of Price and his gang of outlaws, through his service as carrying messages from the different government forces. He tried all his life to get a pension but failed on account of what he considered unfair view of his services as a Union spy. The funeral was held at the residence at 2 o'clock yesterday and he was buried in the Topeka cemetary. Veterans of the civil war acted as pallbearers.

Daniel's parents were Uz Boutwell and Sophia Greely, burial place unknown, but possibly in Illinois. 
Family links: 
  Carrie Bell Boutwell (1831 - 1859)*
  Emily Victoria Palmer Boutwell (1848 - 1928)*
  Fred W. Boutwell (1867 - 1934)*
  Emie Josephine Boutwell Donahue (1869 - 1942)*
  Victor Stanton Boutwell (1871 - 1943)*
  Earle Canby Boutwell (1873 - 1941)*
  Irving Truman Boutwell (1875 - 1949)*
  Effie May Boutwell Roussell (1878 - 1950)*
  Verne Danby Boutwell (1882 - 1962)*
  Elsie Victoria Boutwell Fletcher (1884 - 1971)*
  Daniel Wells Boutwell (1888 - 1980)*
  Hazel Charlotte Boutwell Locke (1892 - 1975)*
*Calculated relationship
Topeka Cemetery
Shawnee County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Sec 3 Lot 17 Sp S2 WT
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Originally Created by: Oz
Record added: Nov 07, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12284289
Daniel Webster Boutwell
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Daniel Webster Boutwell
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