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Parsons, Orrin T.


Age: 19, credited to Readsboro, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 9/20/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. I, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63

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Birth: 09/28/1842, Williamstown, MA
Death: 10/16/1914

Burial: Hillside Cemetery, North Adams, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/13/1888, MA; widow Martha M., 10/28/1914, MA
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: None


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Hillside Cemetery, North Adams, MA

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Orrin Parsons

Orrin Parsons Succumbs Today

Orrin Parsons of Richview Avenue, about 72 years of age, died this afternoon at the hospital as a result of injuries sustained a week ago yesterday when a horse, driven by Ira Chase, ran away on West Main street, throwing both Parsons and Chase out and severely injuring them. Parsons' face was badly crushed and from the first his recovery seemed doubtful. Chase was less seriously injured and will recover.

Mr. Parsons was born in Braytonville and with the exception of a short time when he lived in Readsboro, Vt., spent all his life here. He was a carpenter by trade and was known as an efficient and conscientious workman.

Mr. Parsons fought with distinction in the civil war , taking part in many important engagements. He was a member of C.D. Sanford post, G.A. R. Years ago he worked in the Braytonville mill and his stories of the working conditions of those days were greatly interesting. Mr. Parsons was a sterling, upright citizen who commanded the esteem and respect of all with whom he came in contact. The news of his death, resulting from such tragic circumstances, will bring sadness to a wide circle of friends.

He is survived by his wife and one son, Norman, with whom he lived.

The funeral arrangements have not been completed.


The funeral of Orrin T. Parsons, whose death was reported in yesterday's Transcript, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the Braytonville chapel. Rev. James F. Bisgrove, pastor of the Methodist church will officiate. Burial will be in Hillside cemetery. In addition to his wife and son, Mr. Parsons leaves a brother, Warner Parsons, of Irving and a sister, Mrs. Eunice Burdick of this city.

Source: North Adams Transcript, Oct. 16-17, 1914; contributed by Tom Boudreau