Found in the Columbia Daily Register 6 Apr 1881: The funeral of Prof. W. H. Orchard took place yesterday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church. The services were conducted by Rev. J. L. Girardeau, D. D., in the presence of a large congregation. The remains were buried in Elmwood Cemetery. Mr. Orchard was taken sick about ten days ago with heart paralysis. His physician was immediately summoned and pronounced the attack very dangerous. Mr. Orchard did not grow worse until about 11 o'clock last Saturday morning, when he had violent paroxysms, and at 7 o'clock Saturday night he died painlessly and easily. He was in his seventieth year, and had been a resident of Columbia for nearly forty years. He was born in Bath, England. He was the oldest professor of music in the State, and had been connected with many noted educational institutions in the South. He had been a professor of music in the Columbia Female College ever since it began. He leaves a wife and seven children. The Columbia Female College suspended its exercises yesterday on account of his death and the young ladies attended his funeral in a body.
Note: the estimated year of birth used for this memorial is based on his age at death.
He is not listed in the Elmwood Cemetery book.
Helen Zubly Williams Orchard