Brooks, Orville R.
Age: 22, credited to Holland, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 11/22/61, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. B, 8th VT INF, wdd, Port Hudson, 6/14/63, reen 1/5/64, wdd, Winchester, 9/19/64, pow 2/20/65, prld 3/10/65, m/o 5/18/65
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Birth: abt 1839, Coventry, VT
Burial: Yankton City Cemetery, Yankton, SD
Marker/Plot: GAR Plot 140
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Todd Larson
Findagrave Memorial #: 50508010
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Yankton City Cemetery, Yankton, SD
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BROOKS -- In Yankton. on Tuesday. Nov. 30th at 4 o'clock p. m., Orville R Brooks, aged 47 years.
Orville R. Brooks removed from Vermont to this city about twelve years ago, and has since been known as industrious although a physically weak man. He served during the the war in a Vermont regiment, and it was from the effects of tedious marches and hard service during the war that his health since that time has been poor. For the past two years he has been confined to his residence and bed, and on the day and hour mentioned above, he died, believing up to within half an hour of his departure that he would recover.
He leaves a wife and four children who will be comfortably looked after by Mrs. Brooks' friends and relatives. The funeral services occurred at the Congregational church yesterday afternoon, where the Rev Dr. Wars, and Rev. O. F. Clapp conducted the ceremonies. Phil Kearney Post G.A.R., of which the deceased was a member, took charge of the ceremonies at the cemetery, and the dead Comrade was entered according to the Post ritual.
Press and Daily Dakotaian Territory (Yonkton, SD), December 3, 1886
Courtesy of Deanna French