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 Elbridge Grummond Southwick

Elbridge Grummond Southwick

Birth
Mooers, Clinton County, New York, USA
Death 29 Jan 1923 (aged 80)
Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 80972220 · View Source
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Civil War Veteran
Enlisted 9 September 1862 in Company C, 52 Mass. Vol

E G Southwick Dead
Former Drygoods Merchant Passes Away – Was Civil War Veteran
Northampton, Jan 30 – Elbridge G Southwick, 80, veteran of the Civil war and a prominent business man, died last night at the Dickinson hospital after a short illness. He was formerly a dry goods merchant at the present location of the Lambie store, and in later years had been engaged extensively in real estate development, one of his projects having been the erection of Central Chambers on Center street, one of the largest business blocks in the city.
Mr Southwick was born at Moors, NY, and, when a boy, entered the employ of Stoddard * Lincoln, Northampton dry goods merchants. His first venture in business for himself was in partnership with the late Edward Wakefield in the conduct of a dry goods store, and when he gave up mercantile business, he was proprietor of a store which he sold to J E Lambie & Co. For a time he was connected with the Belding Silk company, and then turned his attention to development of real estate. He bought the Enos Clarke place on Elm street, and developed this into the largest of the off-campus houses for accommodation of Smith college students. In the meantime he opened Bedford terrace, one of the finest of the short residential streets. He built a residence for himself on this street, and built other houses there. In recent years, he built a costly residence at the corner of Elm and Franklin streets and Central chambers.
The service of Mr Southwick in the Civil war was in the 52d regiment. He was a member of the Grand Army and of the Sons of the American Revolution. His kindly disposition won friends, and prompted him to give assistance to others, while his active mind gained success in various business enterprises. He leaves two sons, Robert and Russell, and a sister, Mrs Flora Erwin of Worcester. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 at 18 Old South street.
(Springfield Daily Republican, Wednesday 31 January 1923, p14)


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SOUTHWICK BOLAND
Co C 52 Mass. Vol/ Elbridge G Southwick/1842–1923
His Wife/Mary L Brewster/1839–1916
Percy Campbell 1870–1899
Robert E 1868–1940
Russell B 1874–1941
Thomas Boland/1827–1898
His Wife Anna Maria/ 1831–1860
Isabell S 1854–1856
Nellie A 1857–1858
His Wife Martha R/1835–1925
Mary Campbell 1862–1863
Thomas R 1865–1922


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  • Created by: P.K. Magruder
  • Added: 25 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 80972220
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elbridge Grummond Southwick (7 May 1842–29 Jan 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 80972220, citing Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by P.K. Magruder (contributor 47017377) .