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Charles Delano


Born: June 24, 1820

Birthplace: New Braintree, Massachusetts

Father: Gideon Delano 1771 – 1844

Mother: Betsy Brimhall 1783 – 1850

Wife: Sarah Battell Gridley 1824 – 1904
(Buried: Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Massachusetts)​


Sarah Gridley Delano 1862 – 1862​
(Buried: Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Massachusetts)​

Political Party: Republican Party


1840: Graduated from Amherst College​

Occupation before War:

1842 – 1848: Attorney in Amherst, Massachusetts​
1848 – 1859: Attorney in Northampton, Massachusetts​
1849 – 1858: Hampshire County, Massachusetts, County Treasurer
1859 – 1863: United States Congressman from Massachusetts​
1859 – 1861: Member of House Revolutionary Pensions Committee​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1863: Member of House District of Columbia Committee​
1861 – 1863: Member of House Militia Committee​
1862: Choose not to be a candidate for re-nomination to Congress.​
1863 – 1878: Attorney in Northampton, Massachusetts​

Occupation after War:

1877 – 1883: Trustee of Clark School for the Deaf​
1878 – 1883: Special Counsel for Commonwealth of Massachusetts​

Died: January 23, 1883

Place of Death: Northampton, Massachusetts

Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Age at time of Death: 62 years old

Burial Place: Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Massachusetts
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Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
Assistant Coroner in 1874. He was apparently appointed due to the heavy number of deaths caused by the dam break on the Mill River which in turn caused the flood in Williamsburg, Massachusetts. Then in 1878 he was appointed as a special counsel by governor Alexander Rice in the Hoosac Tunnel (railroad tunnel) matters and concerning the Troy and Greenfield Railroad.