Monday, October 29, 2012

1904 Photograph of Silas R. Wallace, Captain in the First Battery, New Hampshire NS


Photograph dated 1904 of 58-year-old Silas Randolph Wallace, Captain of the First Battery of the New Hampshire NS from 1867-1907.

The photograph itself is approximately 5-1/2" x 3-3/4", in a mat with total dimensions of  about 10-3/4" x 6-3/4".  The photograph was taken by the studio of Miss Osgood of Lebanon, New Hampshire.


From online research, hopefully correct: [corrections welcome]

Silas Randolph Wallace was born about July 1846 at Norwich, Vermont, son of George N. and Mary Elizabeth (Wild) Wallace.

I'm not sure of the parents of George N. Wallace, but Mary Elizabeth (Wild) Wallace was the daughter of Samuel Whitman Wild and Harriet (Pixley) Wild.

Silas served in the Civil War.  He enlisted as a private in New Hampshire on 22 August 1862 in Company D, New Hampshire 14th Infantry Regiment.  He mustered out on 8 July 1865 at Savannah, Georgia.  

Silas' first marriage, I believe, occurred on 1 May 1869 at Weare, New Hampshire, to Julia A. McCain, daughter of William and Sarah Vickery (Peabody) McCain.   Julia died 18 January 1892 at Manchester, New Hampshire.

His second marriage occurred on 10 April 1893 at Manchester, New Hampshire, to Ella Adelaide Pratt, daughter of Alvin and Adeline Pratt.  Ella died 8 April 1903.

Silas died 7 June 1929 at Northumberland, New Hampshire.

I found mention online of a deed that Silas negotiated in 1884.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Manchester, New Hampshire [Zoom out several clicks to see Norwich, Vermont, and Lebanon, New Hampshire, along the Connecticut River, to the northwest of Manchester.]


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