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Bates, Oren W.


Age: 28, credited to Sherburne, VT
Unit(s): 14th VT INF
Service: enl 9/10/62, m/i 10/21/62, PVT, Co. H, 14th VT INF, m/o 7/30/63

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Birth: 05/04/1834, Plymouth, VT
Death: 01/04/1911

Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Killington, VT
Marker/Plot: 46
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 76303617


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/15/1890, 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: None


2nd Great Grandfather of Walter E. Houghton, Shelburne, VT

2nd Great Grandfather of Arthur W. Bates, Alamogordo, NM

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Riverside Cemetery, Killington, VT

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Death of Oren Bates

Mr. Oren Bates died Jan. 4 after a short illness, at the age of 75 years and 11 months. He was born in Plymouth, Vt., and lived there with his parents til he was four years old. Then they moved to this town and he has been a life long resident. He lived on the farm where he died 53 years. Mr. Bates went to the war to save the union and was in the battle of Gettysburg.

He had seven children, of whom five are living, four girls and one son. His oldest daughter lives a farm in Nehawks, Neb., and the son has always lived with his father. The second daughter lives in town; the third is postmistress in Gresham, Okl.; the fourth daughter lives in Woodstock. He married Fidelia Bennett 53 years ago Dec. 25. They celebrated their golden anniversary. Mr. Bates leaves one sister, three brothers and twelve grandchildren. His oldest grandson was a great comfort to him in his last sickness. He was sure it was his last sickness but was so cheerful and bright it not seem so til he went without a struggle.

The funeral was Jan. 7 at the church. Rev. Mr. Hazelton of Pittsfield spoke words of comfort. The loving hands of his son and grandson, son-in-law and nephew laid him to rest. Those from out of town to attend the funeral were Herbert Bates of Pittsfield, Mass., Mr. And Mrs. Joseph Regor of Rutland, Misses Grace and Ruth Currier, Mrs. H.L. Townsend and children of Woodstock.

Source: Bethel Courier, January 11, 1911
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.