Wilson, Orrin F.
Age: 20, credited to Guilford, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/28/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. B, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63
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Birth: 11/08/1842, Guilford, VT
Burial: Wilkens Hill Cemetery, Guilford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 132715896
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Orrin F. Wilson
Source: Vermont Phoenix, 10/5/1906
Injuries Were Fatal.
Orrin F. Wilson of Halifax, Whose Skull Was Fractured Friday, Died at Memorial Hospital.
The injuries to Orrin F. Wilson of Halifax in an accident near the Estey organ plant, which was reported in The Phoenix last Friday, resulted fatally Saturday night, death taking place in the Memorial hospital about 10 o'clock. As stated last week, Mr. Wilson was driving down the hill near Organ street, at the north end of the row of factories, his horses attached to a heavy load of lumber. When about opposite Organ street a part of the neckyoke broke and the horses and load immediately got beyond control. The load crowded the team into the ditch on the south side of the road and the wagon ran out on the sidewalk to the brink of an embankment. Mr. Wilson was jolted from the load, and in falling his head came in contact with a pole and his skull was fractured. One wheel went over his right thigh, causing a compound fracture. Death was due to the shock following the injuries.
Orrin Fletcher Wilson was a prominent farmer in Halifax and was 64 years old. He was born in Guilford Nov. 24, 1841, a son of Warren S. and Lucinda (Lynde) Wilson. He enlisted in Company B, 16th Vermont regiment, Aug. 28, 1862, and was mustered in Oct. 23, on the old camp-ground in Brattleboro. He was mustered out Aug. 10, 1863. Mr. Wilson was past commander of Clark post, G. A. R., of West Halifax. His wife, who survives, was Laura Burnham.
The body was taken to Green River Tuesday morning and the funeral was held in the church there at noon.
Contributed by Gail Lynde.