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Charles E Dow

DOW

Posted By: Tina Keister (email)
Date: 1/14/2006 at 15:59:29

Charles E Dow, Boone , the subject of this sketch was born in Hillsborough county, New Hampshire; June 15, 1834, when 18 years of age he went to railroading, running from Concord to Boston; he remained ther until 1857, when he went to Chicago and was employed on the Northwestern road until 1877, with the exception of three years served in the army; he filled various positions from brakeman to conductor, occupying the latter positon for eleven years; he left the road in 1877, and most of the time since has been engaged in his present business, at the outbreak of the war he enlisted from Chicago in battery B, serving three months; he was afterward in the Eighth and the Nineth Illinois infantry regiments, serving until the close of the war, during with time he participted in all the battles in which his regiments were engaged; was mustered out at the close of the war as orderly sergeant of his company; he was married in November 1868, to Miss Gennette Wright; they have on child: Eva

From the 1880 Boone Co history book


 

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