Birth; June 27, 1838.
Death: November: 11, 1916.
Wife and Children: Unknown.
Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Franklin, Franklin County, Nebraska.
HON. H. C. BABCOCK was born in Rutland County, Vt. in 1839, and came west to Scott County, Iowa at the age of fourteen years, where he followed farming. He enlisted August 1, 1861, in Company C, Second Iowa Cavalry. Was promoted to Second Lieutenant in June, 1863, and to Captain in 1864, serving until October, 1865, two years of which period he acted as Regimental, and then as Brigade Quartermaster. After the war he settled in Eau Claire, Wis., and for three years was a member of firm of Crane & Babcock, carrying on a saw mill; then farmed for a time in Clinton County, Iowa. In 1872, he came to Kansas, and for eight years followed farming pursuits in Mitchell County. In the fall of 1874 he was elected to represent that county in the State Legislature, and was Justice of the Peace for two years. On July the 9th, 1881, he purchased the Eclipse livery, safe and exchange stables, at Ottawa, and a month later admitted J. H. Gants to a partnership, since which time the business has been conducted under the style of Babcock & Gants.
Babcock, Henry C. (Veteran.) Age 25. Residence Big Rock, nativity Vermont. Enlisted Aug. 14, 1861. Mustered Sept. 1, 1861. Promoted First Sergeant Dec.1, 1861; Second Lieutenant June 11, 1863; Captain Nov. 27, 1864. Mustered out Sept. 19, 1865, Selma, Ala.