Charles B. Smith

Charles B. Smith

Birth
North Haven, Knox County, Maine, USA
Death 4 Aug 1913 (aged 68)
Vinalhaven, Knox County, Maine, USA
Burial Vinalhaven, Knox County, Maine, USA
Memorial ID 163255598 · View Source
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Charles B. Smith was the 3rd of 8 children born to George Washington Smith (1814-1897) and Jane Calderwood Carver (1822-1896). He married Eliza Jane Dyer about 1867, and they had four children: Lillian L. (1868-1946), Adna Ames (1871-1940), Leslie Francis (1873-1924) and Ulmer Freeman (1875-1946).

He began working as a fisherman at the age of 15. Ten years later, he opened a grocery store on Vinalhaven that flourished until his death. At times his sons Leslie and Ulmer were in his employ, as was his brother Lafayette. The store burned down in 1907, but was immediately rebuilt.

He died of chronic endocarditis at the age of 68. He was a well-loved figure in town, and on the day of his funeral, all the shops on Vinalhaven closed from 1pm-4pm out of respect for him.


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  • Created by: mrsthing
  • Added: 24 May 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 163255598
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles B. Smith (11 Feb 1845–4 Aug 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 163255598, citing John Carver Cemetery, Vinalhaven, Knox County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by mrsthing (contributor 47810707) .