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Wright, James Orlando


Age: 22, credited to Vermont
Unit(s): 34th NY INF, 5th NY CAV
Service: enl, Ticonderoga, 5/1/61, m/i, Pvt, Co. H, 34th NY INF, 6/15/61, pr Corp, no date, Sgt, 7/1/62, 1Sgt, 1/28/63, m/o 6/30/63, Albany, NY; enl, Ticonderoga, 12/24/63, m/i, Pvt, Co. I, 5th NY CAV, 12/30/63, pow, no date, pr Sgt, no date, m/o 7/19/65, Winchester, VA

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Birth: 04/16/1839, Ticonderoga, NY
Death: 10/04/1925

Burial: Village Cemetery, Hartland, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 175974876


Alias?: None Noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/12/1886
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: 1890 - Living in Orwell, VT


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Hartland Village Cemetery, Hartland, VT

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Death of James Orlando Wright

James Orlando Wright was born in Ticonderoga, N. Y., April 16, 1839, son of Aaron and Malinda (Maynard) Wright and died at his home in Hartland October 4, 18\925. He was one of nine children, only one of whom, Mrs. Olive M. Pearl, of Eau Claire, Michigan, survives him. On December 17, 1867, he was united in marriage with Hannah Elizabeth Leonard of Shoreham, Vt., who preceded him to Eternal Rest on October 18, 1906. To this union were born 10 children, seven of whom grew to maturity. Of these, Hannah R. Walker died on October 4, 1898, and Abner Richard died on September 17, 1905. Surviving him are James M., of Sarasota, Fla.; Thomas W., of Merrimac, Mass.; Aaron J. And Betsey W. Adams of Hartland and Michael L., of St. Petersburg.

On May 1, 1861, James O. Wright enlisted in Co., H, 34th N. Y. Infantry, and was discharged June 30, 1863. He re-enlisted December 24, 1863 and received his second discharge July 19, 1865.

He was always a patriotic, law-abiding citizen and interested in the welfare of his town and neighborhood. For 30 years he had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Hartland.

The funeral was held at his late home Wednesday, October 7, at 2 o'clock, Rev. E. L. M. Barnes of Brownsville officiating, assisted by Rev. C. O. Gill of Hartland.

From out of town were Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Wright and John Trombly of Merrimac, Mass.; Mr. and Mrs. D. O. Walker of Rutland; Mr. and Mrs. Ira L. Preston and Mrs. W. C. Preston of Georgia; D. C. Leonard and Mrs. Annie Lapham of Shoreham; Albert Mead of Bethel, members of George C. Randall Post, G. A. R., of which he was a member; members of W. R. C., of Woodstock; also friends from Lebanon, West Lebanon and White River Junction.

Source: Vermont Journal, October 23, 1925.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.