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Miscellaneous Early New Hampshire Obituaries


Charles Hartwell Cragin, the son of Josiah and Hannah (Hildreth) Cragin was born in Alstead, N.H. Sept. 17, 1817, and was fitted for college at New Ipswich, New Hampshire and the Groton Academy (Groton, Mass.).
After graduating he taught a year in Richmond, Virginia and two years in Fitchburg (Mass.) beginning at the same time the study of medicine with Dr. J. A. Marshall of that place.  He continued the study of his profession with Dr. Thomas Sewall of Washington, D.C. and received the degree of M.D. from the Columbian Medical School in 1844.
During this time he was also engaged in teaching.  After practicing one year in Washington, he removed to Georgetown, D.C., where he passed his life, with the exception of one year which he spent in California.  He was four years Police Commissioner of the District of Columbia and for three years Postmaster at Georgetown.  He died at Georgetown of catarrh of the stomach, April 1, 1887.
Dr. Cragin was married (1) Oct 2, 1845 to Mary, daughter of Samuel Mc Kenney of Georgetown, D.C., who died May 21, 1853; he m. (2) April 16, 1857 to Henrietta F. McKenney, a sister of his first wife, who died Feb 2, 1887.  Of Dr. Cragin's six children, three survive him.
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth

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