GEN Carmi William Babcock

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GEN Carmi William Babcock

Birth
Franklin County, Vermont, USA
Death 22 Oct 1889 (aged 59)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, USA
Plot Section 3 Lot 6
Memorial ID 24799059 · View Source
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Word was received here yesterday morning, from Saint Louis, announcing the death of Gen. Babcock. He had been under medical treatment accompanied by his faithful wife. He survived a difficult operation but died later.
General Babcock was born Franklin County , Vermont April 21, 1830. He was educated At Bakersfield Academy, and was engaged in teaching.
In 1850, he moved to Minnesota and read Law in the office of Babcock and Wilson. He moved to Lawrence, Kansas in September 1854. He practiced law for a couple of years and went into the real estate business, as he owned large interests in the town (Babcock Addition).
Mr. Babcock was the first postmaster appointed in Lawrence and
was the first mayor and served on the council several times.

He was a member of the Free State Legislature in 1856 and in 1869 was appointed surveyor general and reappointed in 1878. He contracted the east wing of the Kansas State House.

Mr. Babcock married in La Cross, WI, January 17, 1866, to Miss Martha Gillette, a daughter of S.H. Gillette.
Mr. Babcock was a warden in the Episcopal Church.
The remains will be brought tomorrow morning at 11:05 and the funeral at the Episcopal Church.


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  • Created by: Don Vaughn
  • Added: 21 Feb 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 24799059
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for GEN Carmi William Babcock (21 Apr 1830–22 Oct 1889), Find a Grave Memorial no. 24799059, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Don Vaughn (contributor 46958503) .