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Charles James Bell
Birth: Mar. 10, 1845
Walden Heights
Caledonia County
Vermont, USA
Death: Sep. 25, 1909
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Governor of Vermont. He graduated from Peacham Academy and at 17 enlisted for the Civil War in Company B, 15th Vermont Infantry Regiment. After he was mustered out he reenlisted in Company C, 1st Vermont Cavalry Regiment and was promoted to Corporal in 1864. Bell was wounded at Appomattox Station in April, 1865, and was mustered out in June. He then returned to Walden, where he farmed and raised horses. Bell was elected and appointed to various local offices, including school board member, selectman, and chairman of the select board. A Republican, he served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1882 to 1883, and the Vermont Senate from 1894 to 1895. He was a member of the state Board of Railroad Commissioners from 1894 to 1896, and the state Board of Agriculture from 1896 to 1904. From 1898 to 1902 Bell was Secretary of the state Board of Cattle Commissioners. In 1904 he was elected Governor, serving until 1906. Bell served as President of the Caledonia County Agriculture Society, a Director of the Vermont Agricultural Society, Treasurer and Master of the Vermont Grange, and an executive committee member and Secretary of the National Grange. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
Family links: 
  James Dean Bell (1808 - 1880)
  Caroline Warner Bell (1807 - 1882)
  Caroline Maria Bell (1838 - 1885)*
  Charles James Bell (1845 - 1909)
  Julia Agnes Bell (1848 - 1947)*
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North Walden Cemetery
Caledonia County
Vermont, USA
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Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Jan 26, 2006
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Charles James Bell
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Charles James Bell
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