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Van Ornum, John


Age: 21, credited to Jericho, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 1/10/65, m/i 1/10/65, Pvt, Co. E, 5th VT INF, m/o 6/29/65

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Birth: abt 1839, Canada
Death: 01/23/1916

Burial: North Street Cemetery, Chester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 180827527


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Mary J., 2/14/1916, 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 Dean Van Ornum,

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North Street Cemetery, Chester, VT

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John H. Van Ornum

After a week's illness with bronchial pneumonia John H. Van Ornum passed away at his home here early Sunday morning. He was one of a family of eleven children and was born March 16, 1841. He came to Chester from Ludlow 43 years ago and had lived here ever since. He married Mary W. Ferguson of Ludlow, who died twenty-eight years ago. They had two children, who survive Mr. Van Ornum: Mrs. E. A. Whitney of Springfield and Mrs. Clyde E. Perkins of Keene, N. H. Twenty-seven years ago he married Mrs. Mary J. Olney of Chester, who also survives him. Mr. Van Ornum served his country three years in the war of the rebellion, enlisting in 1861 in Co. E, 5th Vt. Regt. He was employed for a good many years at the Union Scapetone Co.'s mill and since then had done light farming. He had a genial disposition, which won him many friends in his long life, by whom he will be greatly missed. The funeral was held at the home Tuesday at 12:30, Rev. G. S. DeLano, D. D. of the Universalist church performing the last sad rites. The funeral was in charge of Henry Post, No. 27, G. A. R., of which Mr. Van Ornum had been a member for many years. Burial was in the family lot in North street cemetery. Those from out of town at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Will Dunn, Miss Ellie Keefe and James Sullivan of Bellows Falls; Mrs. Margaret Keefe of Walpole; Mr. and Mrs. E A. Whitney and Mrs. Fleming of Springfield; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Perkins of Keene, N. H.; Miss Lizzie Olney and Miss Rosamond Olney of Rutland; Mr. and Mrs. Glen Olney and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pollard of Baltimore.

Source: Vermont Tribune, January 27, 1916.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.