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Goodale, Ora H.


Age: 21, credited to Tunbridge, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/22/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. D, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63

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Birth: 12/25/1842, Chelsea, VT
Death: 03/23/1905

Burial: Village Cemetery, Tunbridge, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: R. N. Ward Jr.
Findagrave Memorial #: 112401773


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: See Benedict's Army Life in Virginia


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Ora Herbert Goodale died at his home in the village last Thursday of pneumonia, having been ill only one week. The attack was very severe, and progressed rapidly until death. Drs Fish and Haywood attended him during his illness, and Dr. Giles of Hanover was called in consultation.

Mt Goodale passed a large part of his life in Tunbridge, moving to this village in 1902. He was born in Chelsea in 1842, abd was 63 years of age. He was the son of Ora K. and Diana Brigham Goodale.

In 1869 he married Miss imogene Stiles of Tunbridge, by which union five children were born--Carrie Imogene. wife of Charles Veasey, of Boston, who died in 1894; Ernest Clayton, of Boston, treasurer of Morrison Manufacturing Co. of Cambridge, Mass., whose death occurred in Germany in 1900, while there on business and pleasure trip; Grace, wife of Dr. D. H. Howard, of Tunbridge, Gertrude, a teacher in Somerville, Mass., and Archie, aged 20, who is at home.

After the death of his son he commenced the erection of a nice residence in this village in accordance with a plan arrangement by his son for the future home of the family, and occupied it when complete, and which they have much enjoyed since.

Mr Goodale was a good citizen, and the kindest of neighbor. Rev. W. S. Thompson, of Someriville, Mass, who had passed eight summer vacations with his family, in a letter of condolence to the stricken wife and children, said of him that he desired to live an honest life, and make an honest living. Thoughtful toward the poor, and with high ideals for his family, proud of his children, and wanted them to be good. He had a large circle of intimate friends, who were most hospitably entertained whenever at his home.

Besides his wife, two daughters, Mrs Hayward, Gertrude, and son Archie are left; One brother George, a quarter master general of the western division of the United States Army, and two sisters, living near Boston.

Mr. Goodale served in the war of 61-'65 as an enlisted soldier in Co. D., 12th Vt. Vols. He had been a member of Whitney Post, G. A. R. for several years.

The funeral was held at the Cong'l Church Sunday, with a large attendance, conducted by Rev. Shermin Goodwin, pastor. Veterans from Tunbridge, Royalton, and vicinity attended in a body, six of them acting as pall bearers. His remains were taken to Tunbridge and laid in the family lot. The casket was banked and covered with large set pieces, cut flowers, roses and Easter lilies. wreaths, crescents, ferns from his children and friends, and Mrs. Morrison, of Boston, who is president of the company of which Ernest Goodale was treasurer, and the Relief Corps, beautiful tokens of love and esteem.

The family have the sympathy of the citizens of the town, and the town of their former home.

West Randolph Herald and News, March 30, 1905
Courtesy of Deanna French

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