Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Obituary of Henry Curtiss Beardslee, Class of 1826, in 1885 Yale College Obituary Record

Obituary of Henry Curtiss Beardslee, Class of 1826, included in the June 1885 edition of the Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale College.  He practiced medicine in Connecticut and Ohio, served in the Connecticut legislature and was the examining surgeon for his Ohio Congressional district for approximately 12,000 men entering service in the Civil War.  His avocation was botany.

The last few pages of this booklet are a Summary of the deceased graduates and an index, all pages of which appear at the end of this post.


Henry Curtiss Beardslee, son of Dr. Gideon and Sarah Ann (Curtiss) Beardslee, was born in that part of Huntington which is since 1823 the town of Monroe, Connecticut, July 2, 1807.
His father died in 1826, and in May, 1827, he began the study of medicine in New Haven, graduating at the Medical Institution in 1829. He shortly after opened an office in Montville, Connecticut, and soon had an extensive but laborious country practice. He was elected to the State legislature in 1844.
In May, 1845, he removed to Painesville, O. [Painesville, Ohio], where he devoted himself for the rest of his life to his profession, becoming especially skillful and successful in the more difficult surgical operations. He died in Painesville, December 21, 1884, in his 78th year.
He married in the spring of 1833 Miss Harriet Hawley, of Monroe, by whom he had three daughters and two sons. he died July 8, 1860, and in November, 1861, he married Miss Clementine M. Carrier, of Enfield, N.H.. She survives him with her three sons, and a daughter and a son by his first marriage.
The most laborious portion of Dr. Beardslee's professional life was from 1863-1865, when as examining surgeon for his Congressional district he examined upwards of 12,000 candidates for military service. His health failed in 1882, and the last three years were years off great and increasing weakness.
Outside of his profession he was especially interested in botany and has left an unpublished catalogue of the plants of the State compiled for the use of the Geological survey.

Children of Henry Curtiss Beardslee:
With his first wife Harriet (Hawley) Beardslee
  • Maria Beardslee, who married N. B. Prescott
  • Augusta Beardslee
  • Charles Henry Beardslee
  • Edward Beardslee
  • Harriet Louisa Beardslee
With second wife Clementine M. (Carrier) Beardslee
  • James Currier Beardslee
  • Henry Curtiss Beardslee
  • Lucius Henry Beardslee

Index of the Graduates who died in 1884.

Augustus H. Abernethy, Class of 1864 Adolph Asher, Class of 1872 Robert M. Baker, Class of 1856 T. Jefferson Bassett, Class of 1853 Henry C. Beardslee, Class of 1826 Lewis S. Benedict, Class of 1834 Michael D. Benedict, Class of 1836 Theodore H. Benedict, Class of 1840 Frederick N. Bennett, Class of 1841 James Berdan, Class of 1824 George W. Blagden, Class of 1823 David Booth, Class of 1819 Marius Brandegee, Class of 1843 C. Lewis Brent, Class of 1849 Daniel Chadwick, Class of 1845 Henry Childs, Class of 1846 James H. Clendenin, Class of 1872 George H. Coffey, Class of 1859 Thomas Cowles, Class of 1829 S. Sherwood Day, Class of 1827 Sherman Day, Class of 1826 John DeForest, Class of 1826 James T. Dickinson, Class of 1826 Richard V. Dodge, Class of 1840 George B. Dusinberre, Class of 1855 Aaron R. Dutton, Class of 1837 Barnabas M. Fay, Class of 1833 George W. Fisher, Class of 1859 Samuel A. Fisk, Class of 1844 Samuel H. Fletcher, Class of 1824 Thomas E. Franklin, Class of 1828 William Frazier, Class of 1832 Theodore Gilbert, Class of 1825 George Goodyear, Class of 1824 John M. Gordon, Class of 1830 George M. Hanners, Class of 1823 Winthrop B. Hawks, Class of 1882 Thomas R. Hubbard, Class of 1829 William Hutchison, Class of 1854 Joseph H. Isham, Class of 1865 Thomas H. Jackson, Class of 1850 Barclay Johnson, Class of 1882 Ross Johnston, Class of 1870 Francis E. Kernochan, Class of 1861 Alfred Lambert, Class of 1843 Frank A. Langworthy, Class of 1872 Cortland L. Latimer, Class of 1832 Edward A. Lawrence, Class of 1884 James N. Lea, Class of 1834 Charles A. Lewis, Class of 1829 Allyn C. Loomis, Class of 1883 Oliver E. Lyman, Class of 1876 Darius Mead, Class of 1828 Timothy T. Merwin, Class of 1827 Charles L. Mills, Class of 1835 Hiram Moses, Class of 1825 George C. Murray, Class of 1845 William Norton, Class of 1829 John J. Orton, Class of 1842 Lewis R. Packard, Class of 1856 Francis H. Palmer, Class of 1847 David C. Perry, Class of 1833 Stephen T. Robinson, Class of 1827 Charles M. Runk, Class of 1845 William H. Russell, Class of 1833 Murray C. Shoemaker, Class of 1864 Benjamin Silliman, Class of 1837 Jonathan Silliman, Class of 1817 Elbert J. Smith, Class of 1847 Charles G. Southmayd, Class of 1856 John B. Staples, Class of 1827 Hezekiah Sturges, Class of 1841 Frank H. Taylor, Class of 1878 John L. Taylor, Class of 1835 Chauncey M. Thompson, Class of 1854 Albert Todd, Class of 1836 Charles Tracy, Class of 1832 Alexander C. Twining, Class of 1820 David A. Tyler, Class of 1844 Leonidas C. Vinal, Class of 1880 Jonathan Wales, Class of 1871 Jacob K. Warner, Class of 1850 D. Ellis Willes, Class of 1850 William L. Williamson, Class of 1853 Leonard Withington, Class of 1814 Dexter Witter, Class of 1824 J. Hampden Wood, Class of 1866 Robert W. Wright, Class of 1842 Edward Wurts, Class of 1832

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