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 Franklin Keese Orvis

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Franklin Keese Orvis

Birth
Ferrisburg, Addison County, Vermont, USA
Death
23 Nov 1894 (aged 52)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial
Dixon, Lee County, Illinois, USA
Plot
C/00559 G. A. R. Grave Stake #122
Memorial ID
74383558 View Source

Franklin Keese ORVIS Biography
Provided by: Patrick Gorman

Franklin K. Orvis was born in Ferrissburgh, Addison County, Vermont on February 9, 1842. By 1850 he was living with his family in Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and attending school. Moving ahead to 1864 Franklin enlisted on February 18th. He was mustered the very same day, as a Private, into Co. "U" with the 149th N Y Infantry. On February 6th he was discharged for promotion. On February 13, 1864 he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant with Co. "H" of the 26th USCT. Franklin severed gallantly during the war years and was discharged on August 28, 1865 as a 1st Lieutenant. On March 10th he was united in marriage to Susan Swift in Cook County, Illinois. By the time of the 1870 Federal Census Franklin and Susan were living in Dixon and he was working as a Plow Mason in a local factory, most likely the Orvis Plow Company in Dixon. By 1880 his family had grown with the birth of 3 children and his occupation was still listed as Manufacturer Of Agricultural Implements. At a later time his occupation was listed as a Hotel Keeper. Sadly at 52 years of age, Franklin passed away in Cook County, Illinois, on November 23, 1894 and his remains were transported to Dixon for burial. Not until June 25, 1908 did his widow Susan file for the "Widows Pension" that was due to her.
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The Evening Telegraph, Dixon, Illinois
May 25, 1918, Page 5
Transcribed by: Rob Gomoluh

Roll of Deceased Soldiers of Rebellion in Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon, and Vicinity
(Stake No. 122) F.K. Orvis, N.Y. regt.

Franklin Keese ORVIS Biography
Provided by: Patrick Gorman

Franklin K. Orvis was born in Ferrissburgh, Addison County, Vermont on February 9, 1842. By 1850 he was living with his family in Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and attending school. Moving ahead to 1864 Franklin enlisted on February 18th. He was mustered the very same day, as a Private, into Co. "U" with the 149th N Y Infantry. On February 6th he was discharged for promotion. On February 13, 1864 he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant with Co. "H" of the 26th USCT. Franklin severed gallantly during the war years and was discharged on August 28, 1865 as a 1st Lieutenant. On March 10th he was united in marriage to Susan Swift in Cook County, Illinois. By the time of the 1870 Federal Census Franklin and Susan were living in Dixon and he was working as a Plow Mason in a local factory, most likely the Orvis Plow Company in Dixon. By 1880 his family had grown with the birth of 3 children and his occupation was still listed as Manufacturer Of Agricultural Implements. At a later time his occupation was listed as a Hotel Keeper. Sadly at 52 years of age, Franklin passed away in Cook County, Illinois, on November 23, 1894 and his remains were transported to Dixon for burial. Not until June 25, 1908 did his widow Susan file for the "Widows Pension" that was due to her.
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The Evening Telegraph, Dixon, Illinois
May 25, 1918, Page 5
Transcribed by: Rob Gomoluh

Roll of Deceased Soldiers of Rebellion in Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon, and Vicinity
(Stake No. 122) F.K. Orvis, N.Y. regt.


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