Dr Timothy Clark Smith

Dr Timothy Clark Smith

Birth
Monkton, Addison County, Vermont, USA
Death 25 Feb 1893 (aged 71)
Middlebury, Addison County, Vermont, USA
Burial New Haven, Addison County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 19739131 · View Source
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Diplomat and world traveler. He received a bachelor's degree from Middlebury College in 1842, and a medical degree from the University of the City of New York in 1855. During his career he worked as a teacher, clerk in the US Treasury Department and physician. He was a staff surgeon for the Russian Army from 1856 to 1857. Smith was US Consul in Odessa, Russia from 1861 to 1875, and Galatz, Romania from 1878 to 1883. Because he feared being buried alive, he was interred in a specially designed grave. His face is positioned beneath a cement tube that leads from beneath the ground to the surface, and ends at a 14x14 inch plate glass window. In addition to arranging Smith so he could see the surface if he was alive, he was buried with a bell in his hand so he could signal for help.



  • Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 5 Jun 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19739131
  • Scott C Carney
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Timothy Clark Smith (14 Jun 1821–25 Feb 1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19739131, citing Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, Addison County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Bill McKern (contributor 46817687) .