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Maj William Ormsby

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Maj William Ormsby

  • Birth 1827 New York, USA
  • Death 22 May 1860 Pyramid, Washoe County, Nevada, USA
  • Burial Carson City, Carson City, Nevada, USA
  • Memorial ID 13550515

Major William Ormsby
Was killed by Paiute Indians at the battle of Pyramid Lake NV on May 22nd 1860 at the age of 33. He was originaly interned in the Carson City Pioneer Cemetery, but in 1870 his body was removed and buried in his native New York.
Ormsby County (Now Carson City Co.) was named after him.
Photos of his original burial spot were taken in Sept. of 2004.


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  • Created by: Herbert Rickards
  • Added: 6 Mar 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13550515
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj William Ormsby (1827–22 May 1860), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13550515, citing Carson Pioneer Cemetery, Carson City, Carson City, Nevada, USA ; Maintained by Herbert Rickards (contributor 10274696) .