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Charles Henry Dewey (1838 - 1905)

Charles Henry Dewey
Born in Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Son of and [mother unknown]
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Died in Chelsea, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Charles Henry was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, in 1838, the son of Asahel and Jane (Sharpe) Dewey.[1]

Charles enlisted in the Navy on December 7, 1860, when he was 22 years old.[2] He held the rank of Landsman and served aboard the USS Ohio, USS Madeonian, USS San Jacinto and USS North Carolina.[3] He was discharged from the latter vessel on February 6, 1864. On Septemer 2 of the same year, he mustered in as a Private in Company D of the 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery. He mustered out at New Berne, NC, on June 26, 1865.[4]

He married Annie Frances Woods, daughter of John and Kate (Braden) Woods, in 1866.[5] They had 3 children, all born at Dorchester: [6]

  • Henry Winslow, b. Jun. 19, 1867
  • Mary Elizabeth, b. Oct. 22, 1872
  • Charles Asahel, b. Nov. 14, 1879

By 1880, the family was living in Somerville, MA.[7] Charles was a house painter by trade.

A book on Dewey genealogy, published in 1898, notes that after his time in the military "he received injuries which have made him an almost helpless cripple."[8]

He was admitted to the Old Soldiers' Home in Chelsea, Mass., on November 4, 1898. He died there in 1905[9][10] and is buried at the Forest Dale Cemetery in Malden, Massachusetts.[11]


  1. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Charles Henry Dewey, 07 Jul 1838
  2. "United States Naval Enlistment Rendezvous, 1855-1891," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 15 July 2017), Charles H Dewey, Dec 1860
  3. "United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 March 2018), Charles H Dewey, 1892.
  4. Civil War Soldiers Database, Historical Data Systems, Inc, Charles H. Dewey, accessed 12 Jul 2018
  5. "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Charles H. Dewey and Annie F. Woods, 01 May 1866
  6. Life of Rear Admiral George Dewey, U.S.N. by Albert M. Dewey, 1898, p. 1021
  7. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 August 2017), Charles H Dewey, Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  8. Life of Rear Admiral George Dewey, U.S.N. by Albert M. Dewey, 1898, p. 1021
  9. "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 11 March 2018), Charles H. Dewey, 11 Jul 1905
  10. Annual Report of the Trustees of the Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts at Chelsea, 1906, p. 19
  11., Charles H. Dewey, Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden, MA, accessed 29 Jul 2018

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