It is with unaffected sorrow that we announce the death of Benjamin M.
Carll at his home in Udolpho Township, Monday afternoon, Nov. 2, 1908. Age
He was stricken with paralysis four years ago and has been a partial
invalid ever since. He spent one winter at the Hot Springs, S.D. No one
realized at the last that the end was so near until Friday morning at
2 o'clock when he suffered a second shock of paralysis and remained
unconscious until he died. Mr. Carll was born in Lyons, Wayne County, N.Y.,
Feb. 15, 1840. His early years were spent on his father's farm.
In 1861, seized with a patriotic spirit, he enlisted Sept. 10, in Co.
C, 8th N.Y. Vol., cavalry. About the same time two older brothers, Lindorf
H. and Henry Malcolm enlisted in the company. Mr. Carll made as brave and
faithful a soldier as ever went to battle. His service was chiefly in
Virginia. He was in the Army of the Potomac and was in fifty engagements,
four of which were after the expiration of the time of his enlistment.
He returned to New York after his discharge, Dec 8 1864, and the same
month came to Mower County where his parents had preceded him the year
He was married in Udolpho, Feb. 22, 1870 to Mary C. Rhoades, a native of
Chautauqua County, N.Y. Shortly afterwards they moved to their present
location where the family home has since been. Mr. Carll's personal
character was above reproach.
He was strictly honorable and honest in all his deeds and no man can
truthfully say that Mr. Carll had ever wronged him. No man was more devoted
to his friends than he. He was greatly attached to his family and was ever
a loving husband and father.
Besides many friends all over the country, he leaves to mourn his loss
his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Myron Beltz of Mason City, and two sons, Roy
of Mason City and Fred who resides in Udolpho. One son, Ira, died in
He was a Mason and also a member of Henry Rogers post, G. A. R. of
Brownsdale. Funeral services conducted by Rev. C. D. Belden of Austin
will be held at the residence in Udolpho, Thursday morning at 11 o'clock.
Interment in Lansing Cemetery.
Deceased was the son of Benjamin Carll. There were five brothers and
one sister, Lindorf H. died in New York, Aug. 1, 1892; Malcolm died at
Monticello April 10, 1899. The other three, Freeman A. Carll of Lansing,
Revilo A. Carll of Udolpho and Mrs. John A. Conant of Minneapolis were at
their brother's bedside at the time of his death Monday afternoon.
A Biographical Sketch
Benjamin M. Carll
Benjamin M. Carll, an honored resident of Udolpho Township, and courageous
veteran of the Civil War.
The Civil War broke out when he was a young man and he enlisted September
10, 1861, in Company C, 8th New York Cavalry. His service was chiefly in
Virginia. He was in the Army of the Potomac and was discharged December
8, 1864. He participated in over fifty engagements.
After his discharge he at once returned to New York, and in December 1864
came to Mower Co., where his parents had preceded him the year before.
In the fall of 1873 he moved to a farm which he purchased in section 12,
Udolpho Township. This farm at the time was wild prairie and he set about
improving it, breaking and cultivating the land and erecting suitable
Benjamin was a member of Henry Rogers Post, No. 11, Grand Army of the
Republic (G.A.R.) at Brownsdale.
[History of Mower County, 1911]