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Landon, Orrin B.


Age: 23, credited to South Hero, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/23/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. C, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63

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Birth: 06/28/1839, South Hero, VT
Death: 03/18/1918

Burial: Lamoille View Cemetery, Johnson, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 40925432


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/30/1886; widow Laura B., 4/12/1918, VT
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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Lamoille View Cemetery, Johnson, VT

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Orrin B. Landon



The death at Johnson of Orrin B. Landon Monday evening, March 18, removed one who was deeply interested in the welfare of town and state, and nation, one who has always been ready to help in every good cause

Mr. Landon, son of John S. and Lucy Hinckley Landon was born at South Hero June 28, 1839 on the land that was cleared by his grandfather, and has ever since been in the family.

At the age of 25 he enlisted in the Civil War, in the 12th regiment, but saw only nine months of service.At the end of a service hospital experience he was discharged as permanently disabled, and physicians declared he would not live to come north. Though never afterwards strong of body, regained sufficient strength to live and work for fifty years, and outlive many of stronger physique.

He returned to the home farm, which he carried on a few years. June 4, 1867 he married Alice Chapin of Williston. Two children were born of this union, Persis, now Mrs. Oscar McFarland, of Johnson, and William A. of South Hero. Mrs. Landon died in 1898 and in 1905 Mr. Landon married a second time, Laura Burnam, who survives him.

In 1868 he engaged in the business at West Milton, and from 1869 until 1886 was with Clark, Boardman and Co., grain and lumber dealers in Milton. In the latter year he purchased the grist mill in Johnson to which he added an extensive creamery business in 1890, having branches in Watreville, Eden, and North Hyde Park, and Lowell. The business was carried on successfully until 1903, when advancing years made retirement advisable.

As a business man Mr. Landon had many friends throughout the state. He always attended the meetings of the State's Dairymen Association, and even last January, when his strength was hardly equal to the task, he insisted on attending the the annual meeting in Burlington.

His men were very loyal to him, and interested to save the rather frail body of their employer from the harder tasks. " he was the best man I ever worked for", said one. and it was not their uncommon sentiment. He was generous to a fault, and lived up to the injunction."make your measure of your treatment of each man not his best but your greatness of spirit".

He was a devoted member of the Congregational Church, and for years, before his growing deafness made such work difficult, was a teacher of a large Sunday School class. His seemed the typical Christian life, unassuming, kindly, self forgetful, helpful. To the very last he was interested in the questios of the day, and his conversation showed the wide information of the well-read man.

He lived long, and he lived well, and came to his end as fruit well ripened for the eternal harvest.

The seasons came and went.
And something to his spirit lent,
Of their deep calm and measure-
Less content.

Submitted by Deanna French.