|Birth: ||Nov. 21, 1840|
|Death: ||Feb. 18, 1915|
Husband of Mary Jane Corbett
Charles A Corbett Sheboygan Press February 19, 1915
DEATH OF CHARLES CORBETT
Charles A Corbett, one of the best known and most highly respected citizens of Sheboygan county, died at his home in Plymouth, Thursday afternoon after an illness of several weeks. Although the details of the funeral have not been completed, the services will be held from the late home Saturday afternoon and will be in charge of Rev. Skidmore of the Plymouth Congregational church.
Mr. Corbett was born November, 21, 1840, in Benson, Vermont, and when a youth of 15 years came to Sheboygan County with his parents when they purchased a farm in Greenbush in 1855. He received his education in the district schools but spent most of his time assisting with the farm work and became an expert agriculturalist.
On June 1, 1861, Mr. Corbett enlisted in Company B, Eighth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, the regiment which owned and carried "Old Abe" the famous eagle through the war. Mr. Corbett served in many important engagements of the great Civil War, remaining in service for four years, six months and twenty-two days.
In a battle at Lake Chicoth, or Old River Lake, Arkansas, in June 6, 1864, he lost a leg and was confined in several hospitals until Nov. 22, 1865, when he was honorable discharged at Madison. Returning to Greenbush it was impossible for him to continue as a farmer so he entered a business college in Milwaukee for a term and then opened a general store at Forest, Fond du Lac County, where he was appointed postmaster. About a year later he sold his business in Forest and returned to Greenbush when he established another store and conducted it for fifteen years and then retired from business.
In 1896 he removed to Plymouth for a short time then returned to Plymouth for a short time then returned to Greenbush but in 1898 again returned to Plymouth where he lived ever since. Mr. Corbett took an active interest in civic affairs for years. He served as clerk and chairman of Greenbush and also served for one term in the assembly. He had been a member of the Odd Fellows for forty-seven years and was a charter member of the H P Davidson Post GAR at Plymouth and its commander for three terms. Mr. Corbett is survived by his wife and three children, Adison of Hilbert Junction; Mrs. S. M. Keyes of Owen; and Carl, a druggist in Plymouth.
Peter Corbett (1798 - 1882)
Malinda Adams Corbett (1802 - 1879)
Mary Jane Corbett (1847 - 1926)
Addison B Corbett (1871 - 1936)*
Stella May Corbett Kyes (1872 - 1952)*
Carl C Corbett (1876 - 1948)*
James Corbett (1826 - 1893)*
John Corbett (1830 - 1857)*
Jerome B. Corbett (1838 - 1879)*
Charles A Corbett (1840 - 1915)
Lester M Corbett (1843 - 1935)*
Plot: Cary Section
Created by: LouiseD
Record added: Oct 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30580499
American Civil War SoldiersName:Charles CorbetResidence: Greenbush, WisconsinEnlistment Date: 1 Jun 1861Side Served: UnionState Served: WisconsinService Record:Enlisted as a Private on 1 June 1861 at the age of 20.Enlisted in Company B, 8th Infantry Reg...(Read more)|
Added: Dec. 10, 2011