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Daniel C. Budd

Nurtured amid the memorable and historic scenes of the old Keystone state and receiving his education in the common schools where loyalty to one’s country was as faithfully taught as were the all important “three R’s”, it was the natural sequence of early training for Daniel D. Budd to be among those who early enlisted in Co. I Seventh Kansas Cavalry as defenders of the Union in the great Civil War and he continued to share his country’s perils while “grimvisaged war smoothed her wrinkled front” and until his country was victorious receiving his discharge on May 27, 1865. He was born in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania on February 24, 1838 a son to the marriage of John C. and Caroline (Painter) Budd, both natives of Pennsylvania and descendants of old colonial families. He was the seventh in a family of eleven children only four of whom are living Joseph of Oregon, William P. of Missouri, Mary J. Johnston of Ohio, Florence M. Dicks of Pennsylvania and Skidmore the youngest. After peace was restored Mr. Budd for five years was engaged as an officer in the penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas after which he pursued agriculture until 1880, when he came to Big Piney, Uinta County, Wyoming and took up 360 acres of land about four miles from where the family now resides. Later he sold that and bought a tract of 640 acres also 160 acres where they now live engaged in stock raising and also in running a store and the post office. From his war record one is not surprised to fine active in public affairs and doing efficient work as a notary public for a number of years besides being an enthusiastic member of Grand Army of the Republic at Atchison, Kansas. Fraternally he was affiliated with the Masons at Doniphan, Kansas and with the Maccabees at Evanston, Wyoming. His political affinities were in the Republican Party, which he supported with the same zeal that animated his conduct as a soldier. He married at Atchison, Kansas on January 8, 1871 Miss Josephine Boyer a daughter of Peter and Mary A. (Misenhelder) Boyer native of Pennsylvania her father being descended from Jacob Boyer of Germany and a long antecedent line of forebears in the Fatherland. They had six children all of whom are living and holding responsible positions in the world. After years of patent toil for his family of faithful loyal service for the good of his country and for the betterment of humanity amid associations where he had been so long an honored factor, Daniel C. Budd was called to his eternal rest on February 19, 1902 having nearly completed his sixty-fourth year. A man whose watchword was his country’s honor whose ambitions were ever to be a faithful loving horse-holder a loyal progressive citizen and an honorable upright man whose word was a good as his bond could not but be a power in the circle where he lived and be esteemed as one of the foremost pioneer citizens of Wyoming.

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