Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Carmi William Babcock.

Carmi William Babcock.

Birth: Apr. 21, 1830, Franklin County, Vermont.
Death: Oct. 22, 1889, Saint Louis, St. Louis city Missouri.
Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas.

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.

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