Orison was a son of Rev. Lyman Hibbard Farnham & Prudence S. Lee.
He was married 1st in Feb 1866 to Josephine Fanny Story.
They had a daughter:
. Delia May Farnham (1867 - 1867)
He was married 2nd on 8 Mar 1871 in Victory, Essex County, Vermont to Mindwell Lucina Story, sister of his 1st wife.
They had 6 children:
. Fanny May Farnham (1871 - 1919)
+ sp: Arnold Reuben LaBay
. Prudence S. Farnham (1873 - 1918)
+ sp: Linwood C. Elwell
. Melinda Josephine Farnham (1875 - 1876)
. Ulysses Rutherford Farnham (1877)
. Susie A. Farnham (1879 - 1937)
+ sp: George Herbert Glendenning
. Leroy Story Farnham (1884 - 1944)
+ sp: Lila ______
According to family tradition, Orison's older brother, Charles Henry Farnham, died in the Civil War. While he was still only 16, Orison wore his brother's uniform and enlisted as a Private Company "A" of the 1st Vermont Artillery on 27 Mar 1863. He was discharged on 15 Apr 1864 and re-enlisted as a Private in Company "C" of the 3rd Vermont Infantry on 30 Aug 1864. He was discharged on 2 Jul 1865. He is said to have been a prisoner in Libby Prison. He died at the VA Hospital in Los Angeles, California on 6 Feb 1929.
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