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Col George Bliss

Col George Bliss

Birth
Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 1 Sep 1897 (aged 67)
Wakefield, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Linden Path North 265
Memorial ID 35939789 · View Source
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Falmouth Enterprise, Saturday, September 11, 1897; Page: 6

C0L0NEL BLISS DEAD.

He Was a Massachusetts Man and Harvard Graduate.

WAKEFIELD. R. I. Sept. 9. The not unexpected death of Col. George Bliss at Shadow Farm came suddenly at midnight. It was a quick collapse. During the last evening he grew weaker and a part of the time was unconscious. At his deathbed were Mrs. Bliss and Father Prendergast of New York. A special car convened the remains to New York. The funeral took place in the church of St. Francis Xavier and later the body was taken to Springfield, Mass., for interment.

Col. Bliss was born in Springfield, Mass., May 3, 1830. He was graduated at Harvard college in 1851. After being graduated he went to Europe and studied at the University of Berlin. He studied law, and was graduated from Harvard law school in 1855, and commenced the practice of law in New York, In 1859 and '60 he was private secretary of Gov. Morgan, and from him imbibed his first insight into practical politics. In April, 1861, he was placed upon the staff of Governor Morgan of New York, and in 1862 became paymaster, general of the state, with the rank of colonel. He was appointed in 1862 captain in the 4th New York
heavy artillery, and detailed to the staff of Major General Morgan, commanding the department. In 1862 and 1863 he organized, under authority of the secretary of war, the 20th, 21st and 26th regiments of U. S. colored troops. Returning to the practice of law, he became, in 1866, the attorney of the metropolitan board of health and metropolitan board of excise. In January, 1873, he became United States attorney for the southern district of New York, which position he held
for over four years.

On Oct. 22, 1856, Mr. Bliss married Catherine Van Rensselaer Dwight. She died, and on May 25, 1887, he married Anais Casey, by whom he had one child. He was engaged in a large and active law practice in New York city, but found much time for travel, especially in out-of-the-way places in Europe and America.

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Rhinebeck Gazette, Rhinebeck Dutchess County, NY 9.11.1897 - Colonel George Bliss, NY lawyer died last week at his summer home in "Shadow Farm" near Wakefield, RI. had spent summer of 1896 in "Bois Dore" this village


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  • Maintained by: Jan Harley
  • Originally Created by: John P OCONNOR
  • Added: 16 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35939789
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col George Bliss (3 May 1830–1 Sep 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35939789, citing Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Jan Harley (contributor 47468145) .