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Ormsby, John L.


Age: 18, credited to Townshend, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 12/31/63, m/i 1/2/64, Pvt, Co. H, 8th VT INF, m/o 6/28/65

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Birth: 1846, Townshend, VT
Death: 1929

Burial: Westminster West Cemetery, Westminster, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 116672135


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/26/1890, 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


Cousin of Richard M. Long, Manchester Center, VT

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Westminster West Cemetery, Westminster, VT

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Servet in Eighth Vermont Regiment
John L. Ormsby of Westminster West Dies
Leave Two Daughters and Son
Funeral Tomorrow.

John Leonard Ormsby, 82, a veteran of the 8th Vermont Volunteers and a retired farmer in Westminster West, where he had lived the past 45 years, died at 6 o'clock Saturday afternoon of cancer. Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon and burial will be in the family lot in Westminster West.

Mr. Ormsby was born in Townshend, a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Ormsby

On Dec. 31, 1863, he enlisted from Townshend in Company H, 8th Vermont Volunteers, saw service in the battle of Winchester and other battles and skirmishes, and was honorably discharged July 3, 1865. In 1867 he married Miss Amanda Walker, who died four years ago. Mr. Ormsby was a member of the Bellows Falls post of the G.A.R.

Survivors include two daughters and a son, Mrs. J. B. Houghton, Mrs. Florence Edson, and Albert Ormsby, all of Westminster West.

Source: The Brattleboro Reformer, 28 Jan 1929
Courtesy of Gaily Lynde