Charles James Bell


Charles James Bell Famous memorial

Walden Heights, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA
Death 25 Sep 1909 (aged 64)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Walden, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 13136335 View Source

Governor of Vermont. He graduated from Peacham Academy and at 17 enlisted for the Civil War in Company B, 15th Vermont Infantry Regiment. After he was mustered out he reenlisted in Company C, 1st Vermont Cavalry Regiment and was promoted to Corporal in 1864. Bell was wounded at Appomattox Station in April, 1865, and was mustered out in June. He then returned to Walden, where he farmed and raised horses. Bell was elected and appointed to various local offices, including school board member, selectman, and chairman of the select board. A Republican, he served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1882 to 1883, and the Vermont Senate from 1894 to 1895. He was a member of the state Board of Railroad Commissioners from 1894 to 1896, and the state Board of Agriculture from 1896 to 1904. From 1898 to 1902 Bell was Secretary of the state Board of Cattle Commissioners. In 1904 he was elected Governor, serving until 1906. Bell served as President of the Caledonia County Agriculture Society, a Director of the Vermont Agricultural Society, Treasurer and Master of the Vermont Grange, and an executive committee member and Secretary of the National Grange.

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  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 26 Jan 2006
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charles James Bell (10 Mar 1845–25 Sep 1909), Find a Grave Memorial ID 13136335, citing North Walden Cemetery, Walden, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .