Babcock, Christopher Columbus

Oregon City Courier, Friday, September 6, 1907


Prominent Citizen Suddenly Stricken By Heart Failure

Christopher Columbus Babcock died this morning of heart disease at his home in this city. He was carrying in wood between 7 and 8 o’clock when he was suddenly stricken and fell, and was dead before assistance could reach him. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

Mr. Babcock was one of the best known men in the city. He was born in West Otto, Cataraugus County, N. Y., April 2, 1831, and was the son of Major George Babcock. The family removed to Winnebago County, Ill., in 1846 and crossed the plains to California in 1850, returning to Wisconsin the following year. In 1854 they moved to Minnesota and young Babcock enlisted in the defense of his country in 1863, serving until the close of the war in 1866. In that year he crossed the plains to Montana and in 1872 came to Oregon City where he has since resided. He is survived by a wife and one son, C. C. Babcock, Jr., and one grandson, C. C. Babcock, of Portland. Deceased was the last survivor of a family of four boys and five girls, his brother, Joseph B. Babcock, passing away last January in Minnesota. Mr. Babcock was a member of Meade Post, No. 2, Grand Army of the Republic and in accordance with his wishes, the funeral will be held under the auspices of that order.

Oregon City Courier, Friday, September 13, 1907

C. C. Babcock.

The funeral of the late Christopher Columbus Babcock, who died early Thursday, was held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock in Willamette hall, under the auspices of the Meade Post, No. 2, Grand Army of the Republic. Hon. George C. Brownell, who was a close friend of Mr. Babcock, made a brief address, in accordance with the oft expressed wish of the deceased. The remains were interred in Mountain View cemetery.

Civil War Pension Index: Babcock, Christopher C. (Babcock, Columbus C. alias)
Widow: Babcock, Rosina C.
B 8 Minn Inf.
1880 June 1, Invalid, Application: 373826, Certificate: 314441
1908, Apr 17, Widow, Application: 889470, Certificate: 669926, Oregon

Name: Columbus Babcock
Residence: Faribault, Rice County, Minnesota
Age at Enlistment: 34
Enlistment Date: 18 Aug 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Faribault, Rice County, Minnesota
State Served: Minnesota
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company B, Minnesota 8th Infantry Regiment on 11 Nov 1862. Mustered out on 11 Jul 1865 at Fort Snelling, MN.
Birth Date: abt 1828
Sources: Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars 1861-65Minnesota Adjutant General’s Report of 1866

Name: Columbus C. Babcock
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Minnesota
Regiment: 8th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry
Company: B
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Film Number: M546 roll 1


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