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Collectors of the UNC Herbarium
Information compiled by Carol Ann McCormick,
Assistant Curator of the University of North Carolina Herbarium
with assistance from Meredith Tozzer,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Alumni Records

Curtis Linville Vogler
(5 October 1897 – 17 August 1937)

The University of North Carolina Herbarium has catalogued about a dozen fungal specimens and two vascular plant specimens collected by Curtis Linville Vogler, who usually signed his collections “C. L. Vogler.”

Curtis Vogler was  one of seven children born to Susan Elizabeth (neé McBride) and Jacob Wesley Vogler of Forsyth County, North Carolina.  Curtis had three sisters – Lillian, Lula and Pearl, and three brothers – Alba, Leslie and Ralph.1  The family home, “The Oaks,” was on Waughtown Street in Winston-Salem.  Curtis graduated from Winston-Salem City High School in 1915, then enrolled in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.2 

Vogler enlisted in the United States Army on 18 July 1918 at Plattsburg, New York, and attained the rank of 2nd Lieutenant.  He was assigned to S.A.T.C. Unit at the University of Vermont, Burlington and ranking officer of Company D and was discharged on 21 December 1918.2

He returned to Chapel Hill and graduated in 1919 with an A.B. in Botany.  “[Vogler majored] in botany and plant diseases, which work he took under Dr. W. C. Coker, head of the Department of Botany.  At the same institution [UNC-CH] he served a year as Laboratory Assistant, followed by another year as instructor in Botany.  He also took special research work in Peck Herbarium in Albany, N.Y., under D. R. B. House, New York State Botanist.  Because of his scientific knowledge and practical experience in field plant-breeding, he has been intrusted [sic] with a good share of the plant-breeding work of the Pedigreed Seed Company.”2  Vogler wrote of his scientific interests, “Investigation of effect of quantity and quality of light on woody structure of conifers, Univ. of  Vt.; papers on cotton breeding & production for Educational Service, Marshall-Fields Company.”2

On 10 August 1920 Curtis Vogler married Marion Ellen Wright in St. Paul’s Church, Burlington, Vermont.  Marion (27 July 1899 – 7 August 1998) was a graduate of the University of Vermont.  Together they had two children, Florence Jean Vogler (Pappoutsakis) (b. 6 August 1923 in Florence, South Carolina; d. 10 July 2002 in Burlington, Vermont)4 and Frederick Wright Vogler (b. 1931 in Burlington, Vermont; died 2013 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina).2  Frederick graduated in 1953 from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in French and spent most of his career as a faculty member in the Dept. of Romance Languages at UNC-CH until he retired in 2005.3

Curtis Vogler and family moved to Burlington, Vermont in about 1930, and Curtis served as an accountant for the James E. Cashman Company for ten years then in the same capacity for the Herberg Company for two years.  He also served as an agent for the Aero Mayflower Transit Company for northern Vermont.1

According to the Burlington Free Press, “[Curtis Vogler] died yesterday morning [17 August 1937] at the office of a Burlington [Vermont] physician, where he had gone from his own office after feeling ill suddenly.”1

Curtis Linville Vogler is buried in Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont.5 

Image by Lynn J. Gauthier
Find A Grave Memorial #107589824



1.  Curtis L. Vogler Dies Suddenly.  18 August, 1937.  Obituary, Burlington Free Press, Burlington, Vermont.

2.  Curtis Linville Vogler.  General Alumni Association file, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

3.  Frederick Wright Vogler.  31 March, 2013.  Obituary, News & Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina. 

4.  Vermont, Death Records, 1909-2002.

5.  Find A Grave Memorial #107589824 accessed on 7 March 2014.


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Last Updated: 7 March 2014