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 Henry Octavius Skinner

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Henry Octavius Skinner

Birth
Hardwick, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA
Death
22 Apr 1866 (aged 22)
Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, USA
Burial
Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, USA
Plot
Section M Lot 21
Memorial ID
68372384 View Source

Henry was the youngest son of John Richard Skinner and Emily Ward Reid Skinner. As a child, he traveled with his parents from his home in Vermont to Valparaiso, where his father continued his work as an attorney.

After his father's death, the Skinner family, including Henry, continued to contribute toward their community, with the sons finding employment in business.

As a young man, Henry enlisted as a private at the beginning of the Civil War; he was promoted to Captain for his bravery at the battle of Resaca.

At the end of the war, Henry went to Chicago to join his brother, Hollis Skinner, at the firm Field, Leiter, & Company (which later became Marshall Fields).

Henry was taken ill there soon after. He returned home to Valparaiso, where he died at the age of twenty-two.

Henry was the youngest son of John Richard Skinner and Emily Ward Reid Skinner. As a child, he traveled with his parents from his home in Vermont to Valparaiso, where his father continued his work as an attorney.

After his father's death, the Skinner family, including Henry, continued to contribute toward their community, with the sons finding employment in business.

As a young man, Henry enlisted as a private at the beginning of the Civil War; he was promoted to Captain for his bravery at the battle of Resaca.

At the end of the war, Henry went to Chicago to join his brother, Hollis Skinner, at the firm Field, Leiter, & Company (which later became Marshall Fields).

Henry was taken ill there soon after. He returned home to Valparaiso, where he died at the age of twenty-two.

Gravesite Details

According to military records, Henry's remains were buried in Lot 21, Section M. No stone or marker was found.


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