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Prescott, Ornan Jr.
Age: 18, credited to Dummerston, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/28/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. B, 16th VT INF, pow 3/9/63, prld 4/29/63, m/o 8/10/63
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Birth: 12/29/1843, Dummerston, VT
Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 13928017
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/18/1892, VT; widow Lodema A., 5/15/1906, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
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ORNAN PRESCOTT DEAD
Civil War Veteran and G.A.R. Worker.
Ornam Prescott, 62, died a this home on High street about 6 o'clock yesterday morning from a complication of diseases following an attack of grip. After an illness of a few days he recovered sufficiently to go to work but a week ago Saturday he was taken with chills and was obliged to go to bed again. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Congregational church, Rev. H. R. Miles officiating.
Mr. Prescott was born in West Dummerston Dec. 29, 1843, son of Ornan Lucy Thomas Prescott. His mother died when he was an infant and he lived during his boyhood with his grandparents in that town. In August, 1862, when 18 years of age, he enlisted in Company B, 16th Vermont regiment, and served until August 10 of the following year, going south with his regiment and participating in the battle of Gettysburg. After his return he lived for a time in West Dummerston, working on a farm, but in a short time he removed to Brattleboro. He was first employed in the old sewing machine factory, but in 1870 he began work for the Estey Organ Company and had remained with that concern ever since, holding a position in the setting department at the time of his death. Seventeen years ago last October he built the house on High street occupied by his wife and himself.
Mr. Prescott was a man of methodical habits and strong principles. He was particularly interested in the work of the Grand Army, and was one of the most valuable members of Sedgwick post of which he was commander in1883 and quartermaster since 1892. He took great pains with the work of the latter position, and was considered one of the most efficient members that ever held the office. Mr. Prescott was also a member of Wantastiquet lodge of Odd Fellows.
Mr. Prescott married Lodema A. Sargent of Brattleboro Jan. 16, 1867, and is survived by her. Their two children died in infancy.
Source: Windham County Reformer, April 13, 1906
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.