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Waite, Henry Orlando


Age: 21, credited to Reading, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 8/17/61, m/i 9/21/61, PVT, Co. C, 4th VT INF, reen 12/15/63, pr CPL 6/24/62, pr SGT 12/6/64, pr 1SGT, 5/21/65, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, m/o 7/13/65

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Birth: 03/04/1840, Stephentown, NY
Death: 07/16/1913

Burial: Forestdale Cemetery, Holyoke, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 137149465


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Shrewsbury Historical Society, Guber Collection off-site, USAHEC off-site
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


Great Grandfather of Cole H. Waite, Streetsboro, OH

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Cenotaph at Forestdale Cemetery, Holyoke,

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(Courtesty of the Shrewsbury Historical Society)


Springfield Union

July 17, 1913

Henry O. Waite

Death of Water Power Company Employee

Henry O. Waite of 135 Nonotuck Street died this evening in his home of hardening of the arteries after an illness of about nine months. He was a member of Kilpatrick post, G.A.R. When a young man he went to Vermont and enlisted in C Co., 4th Vt. Regt., and served four years in the Army of the Potomac, participating in nearly all of the large battle, and being wounded in the battle of the Wilderness.

He was born in West Stephentown, N.Y., March 7, 1840. He was married to Sarah J. Kinsman Feb. 24, 1866, in Shrewsbury, Vt. For 29 years he had been employed by the Holyoke Water Power Company. He leaves besides his widow, four children, Coleman H. and Ralph G. of Holyoke, Perley G. of Bozeman, Mont., and Mrs. Frank S. Judd of South Hadley Falls and ten grandchildren. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the home. Burial will be in Forestdale Cemetery.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.

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