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Pike, Otis Howard


Age: 19, credited to Somerset, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 8/24/61, m/i 9/21/61, Pvt, Co. I, 4th VT INF, reen 12/15/63, pow, Weldon Railroad, 6/23/64, Andersonville, prld 2/26/65, tr to Co. F, 2/25/65, m/o 7/13/65

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Birth: 03/16/1841, Manchester, VT
Death: 05/04/1917

Burial: Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 18476199


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/2/1892, VT; widow Jennie, 10/17/1917, MA, not approved
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: ME
(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


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Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn, MA

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Native of Somerset Dies in East Lynn, Mass., of Pneumonia

Otis Howard Pike, 75, a native of Somerset and for a number of years a resident of Marlboro, a veteran of the Civil war, died at his home at 4 Union street, East Lynn, Mass., yesterday after an illness with pneumonia and heart trouble which dated back only to April 29.

He was born in Somerset March 18, 1842, and spent the greater part of his life in that place and in Marlboro. It was from the latter place that he enlisted in Company F, Fourth Vermont Volunteers, for service with the Union army at the outbreak of the Civil war. His enlistment papers dated Aug. 1, 1861, and during his term of service he saw fighting at Gettysburg, Chancellorsville, Antietam and other famous fights. He was discharged at Hall's Mills, Virginia, July 13, 1865. He was a carpenter by trade and after the war went back to Somerset, where he lived for some time. From there he went to North Adams and thence to Lynn in 1902. He was a boss carpenter in the erection of the Beverly plant of the United Shoe Machinery Co.

He leaves two brothers, John Pike of Birmingham, Ala., and Lucius Pike of Los Angeles, Cal.; three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle A. Williams of East Lynn, Mrs. Ada Marquay of Lynn and Mrs. Lottie Llewellyn of Saugus, Mass., and three grandchildren, Glenn K. Marquay and Alice Williams of Lynn and Miss Irene Johnson of Boston.

Funeral services will be held at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Williams, tomorrow at 2 o'clock, Rev. Obed J. White, pastor of the Washington street Baptist church officiating. Post No. 5, G. A. R. Of Lynn will attend and perform their burial ritual. The burial will take place in Pine Grove cemetery, Lynn.

Source: Brattleboro Reformer, May 5, 1917.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.