Joseph O'Dowd

b. between 1842 and 1843
  • Company: I
  • Joseph O'Dowd was also known as Joseph C. Dowd in Ford's history.
  • He was born between 1842 - 1843 at Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Joseph gave his occupation as laborer.
  • In 1864 Joseph was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

  • On 10 Mar 1864 Joseph mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry having received a bounty of $325, being credited to the quota of Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 Joseph was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Virginia.
  • Joseph was confined at Andersonville Prison.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Joseph ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts officially by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, however this was clearly not the case.

  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph O'Dowd was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • On 11 Nov 1864, Joseph was was sent to Millen Prison, Georgia, with no further record.
  • His name appears in the official Andersonville records.
  • Last Edited: 16 Sep 2012

Edward O'Malley

b. 1840, d. 16 January 1885
  • Father: Edward O'Malley b. 1805, d. before 1860
  • Mother: Catherine O'Toole b. 1810, d. 18 Mar 1881
  • Company: C
  • Edward O'Malley was also known as Edward Malley in the pension file index.
  • He was born about in 1840 at Ireland, son of Edward O'Malley and Catherine O'Toole.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Edward gave his occupation as operative.
  • In 1861 Edward was living at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Edward mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Musician, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years old.
  • Starting 11 Sep 1861, Austin O'Toole, his future brother-in-law, served in the 22nd Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. G, mustering out on 17 Nov 1865.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Edward ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • On 15 May 1870 Edward's sister, Catherine O'Malley, married Austin O'Toole at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Aug 1872 Edward O'Malley married Anna E. Garrity, daughter of Michael Garrity and Bridget Kearns, at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Anna E. Garrity, his wife, died apparently.
  • On 26 Oct 1881, at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (Eastern Branch), Chelsea, Kennebec County, Maine, Edward was (an unknown value.)
  • He made application at Maine for a veteran's pension on 21 Dec 1881, and received certificate number 792154.
  • On 15 May 1884, Edward was discharged from the soldiers' home at his own request.
  • Edward O'Malley was a painter at the time of his death.
  • He died on 16 Jan 1885 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of phthysis. He was 45 years old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1885 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 26 Jul 1890 Austin O'Toole, Edward's brother-in-law, made application at Massachusetts for a pension as guardian to Edward's surviving dependants, and received certificate number 326237.
  • In 1896, Edward was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts."
  • On 11 Jul 1923 his daughter, Catherine O'Malley, died at age 49 unmarried, and was buried with her father.
  • On 16 Jul 1964 his daughter, Anna E. O'Malley, died at age 88 unmarried, and was buried with her father.
  • Last Edited: 29 Apr 2016

Family: Anna E. Garrity b. between 1850 - 1851

  • Catherine O'Malley b. 13 Jun 1874, d. 11 Jul 1923
  • Anna E. O'Malley b. 9 Apr 1876, d. 16 Jul 1964
  • John O'Malley b. 29 Nov 1877

Joseph O'Neill

b. between 1840 and 1841
  • Company: H
  • Joseph O'Neill was born between 1840 - 1841 at Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Joseph gave his occupation as boiler-maker.
  • In 1863 Joseph was living at an unknown place.

  • On 5 Jul 1863 Joseph mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a substitute for a drafted man, being credited to the quota of Ashfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 May 1864 Joseph was wounded at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 10 May 1864 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, John O'Neill was mentioned on page 8, among others, as having made his way north after the battle. (click icon to read partial article.)
  • On 18 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph O'Neill was noted among the wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph O'Neill was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Joseph ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company G, as absent wounded.

  • On 20 Nov 1864 Joseph O'Neill ended his service by desertion according to the MASSCW. However, Ford says mustered out while absent wounded.
  • Last Edited: 16 Sep 2012

John Bernard O'Regan

b. 29 May 1817, d. 14 February 1875
  • Father: John O'Regan
  • Mother: Catherine Barry
  • Company: A
  • John Bernard O'Regan was also known as John O. Regan in Ford's history.
  • He was born on 29 May 1817 at Ireland, son of John O'Regan and Catherine Barry.
  • Between 1846 - 1847 John Bernard O'Regan married Eliza Murphy at Ireland.
  • John Bernard O'Regan and Eliza Murphy emigrated from Ireland to America, about 1847, with their infant son, James.
  • John Bernard O'Regan and Eliza Murphy were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 2 Oct 1850 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    John O. Regan, 32, painter, b. Ireland
    Eliza, 23, b. Ireland
    James, 4, b. Ireland
    Catherine, 2, b. MA
    John, 1/12, b. MA.
  • On 23 Dec 1857 his son, James O'Regan, died at Milk Street, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 11 by drowning.
  • John Bernard O'Regan and Eliza Murphy were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 23 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    John O'Regan, 42, painter, b. Ireland
    Eliza, 30, b. Ireland
    Cath, 12, b. MA (as were all the children)
    John, 10
    Eliza, 5
    Francis S., 1.
  • In 1862 John was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, John gave his occupation as painter.

  • On 4 Aug 1862 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 45 years, 2 months and 6 days old.
  • On 7 Aug 1863 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veteran Reserve Corps.

  • Starting 8 Aug 1863, John also served in the 7th Company, 1st Batallion Invalid Corps (later, the Veterans' Reserve Corps.)
  • He ended his service on 2 Oct 1863.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 9 Nov 1863, and received certificate 186,953.
  • He and Eliza Murphy were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 9 Aug 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    O'Regan, John, 53, painter, b. Ireland
    ---, Eliza (sic), 41, b. Ireland
    ---, Lizzie, 15, works in boot shop, b. MA
    ---, Louisa, 8, b. MA
    ---, Mary, 6, b. MA
    ..., Henry, 2, b. MA.
  • John Bernard O'Regan died on 14 Feb 1875 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 57 years, 8 months and 13 days old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1875 at Saint Johns Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 6 Feb 1879 Eliza Murphy received a pension to surviving family member based on John's service; and received certificate 191,979.
  • On 13 Nov 1884 John and Eliza's daughter, Louisa E. O'Regan married Andrew McCardell at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Last Edited: 8 Jul 2013

Family: Eliza Murphy b. 1829

  • James O'Regan b. 23 Feb 1846, d. 23 Dec 1857
  • Catherine O'Regan b. 6 May 1848
  • John O'Regan b. 26 May 1850
  • Elizabeth G. "Lizzie" O'Regan b. 15 Dec 1854, d. 11 Aug 1911
  • Francis Stephen O'Regan b. Feb 1859, d. 10 Feb 1861
  • Louisa E. O'Regan b. 15 Oct 1861
  • Mary G. O'Regan b. between 1863 - 1864
  • Henry O'Regan b. 11 Sep 1867
  • Henrietta O'Regan b. 11 Sep 1867, d. 27 Sep 1868
  • Matilda O'Regan b. Oct 1869, d. 25 Oct 1869

Timothy O'Sullivan

b. 1822
  • Company: H
  • Timothy O'Sullivan was born about in 1822 very likely in Ireland.
  • In 1861 Timothy was living at Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Timothy gave his occupation as fireman, according to Ford, or farmer according to the MASSCW.
  • He was married at the time of his enlistment according to Ford's history.

  • On 4 Aug 1862 Timothy mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 40 years old.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Timothy ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, mustered out due to expiration of his term of service.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 14 Nov 1866, and received certificate number 95704.
  • Last Edited: 16 Sep 2012

Alexander Oakes

b. 4 December 1840, d. 21 December 1910
  • Father: Paul Oaks b. 1814, d. 26 Nov 1867
  • Mother: Mary Proctor b. between 1819 - 1820, d. 29 Jul 1907
  • Company: F
  • Alexander Oakes was born on 4 Dec 1840 at Chesterfield, Essex County, New York, son of Paul Oaks and Mary Proctor.
  • Alexander Oakes was enumerated in the household of Paul Oaks and Mary Proctor in the 1850 US Federal Census on 16 Sep 1850 at Chesterfield, Essex County, New York, as:
    Paul Oaks, 35, laborer, b. Canada?
    Mary, 30
    **Alexander, 10, b. NY
    Julia M., 8, b. NY
    Sarah, 6, b. NY
    Josephine, 4, b. NY
    James, 1, b. NY.
  • About 1851 Alexander Oakes moved with Paul Oaks and Mary Proctor, his parents, from New York to Sturbridge, MA, where they were enumerated in 1860.
  • On 9 Oct 1859 Alexander Oakes, 18, married Aurilla G. Leach, 18, daughter of Benjamin N. Leach and Hannah S. Grover, at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Alexander Oakes was enumerated in the household of Benjamin N. Leach and Hannah S. Grover in the 1860 US Federal Census on 27 Jul 1860 at Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with his in-laws as:
    Benj Leach, 59, farm labor, b. ME
    Hannah, 54, b. ME
    **Alexander Oak, 21, shoemaker, b. NY
    Aurelei, 17, b. ME
    Theresa Leach, 17, b. ME
    Lydia, 12, b. MA
    Alphonse, 1, b. MA
    with his in-laws.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Alexander gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 Alexander was living at Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Alexander mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 7 months and 8 days old.
  • Alexander wrote a letter to Aurilla G. Leach on 1 Nov 1861 as follows: published in the Southbridge Journal.
  • On 21 Aug 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Alexander Oakes was included in a list of the sick and wounded soldiers brought (apparently to Washington) by the steamer Atlantic.
  • On 27 Aug 1862 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Alexander Oakes was mentioned among the wounded as having arrived at New York from Fortress Monroe.
  • On 19 Feb 1863 Alexander ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Falmouth, Stafford County, Virginia, due to disability.

  • He and Aurilla G. Leach were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 3 Aug 1870 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Oaks, Alexander, 30, in boot factory, b. NY
    ---, Aurilla, 30, b. ME
    ---, Alphonso, b. MA
    ---, Mary E., 9, b. MA
    ---, Henry A., 3, b. MA.
  • Alexander Oakes made application for a veteran's pension on 31 Dec 1879, and received certificate number 471189.
  • He and Aurilla G. Leach were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1880 at Joliet, Will County, Illinois, as:
    Oakes, A., 40, husband, works in boot factory, b. NY (as were his parents)
    ---, Aurelia, 39, wife, b. ME (as were her parents)
    ---, Alphonso, 20, son, b. MA
    ---, Elizabeth, 19, dau, b. MA
    ---, Henry, 14, son, b. MA.
  • On 22 Jul 1890, at Illinois Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home, Will County, Illinois, Alexander was admitted.
  • He was not enumerated in the household of Aurilla G. Leach in the 1900 US Federal Census on 4 Jun 1900 at Joliet, Will County, Illinois, as:
    Oaks, Ariella, head, b. Jan 1844, married 42 years, all three of her children are living, b. ME
    with one boarder.
  • Alexander Oakes was was one of many soldiers who resided at one time or another at Soldiers' Home, Crest Avenue, Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 26 Apr 1910 at Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, as:
    Oaks, Alexander, inmate, 69, married once for 47 years, three children living, b. MA (fath b. MA, mor b. NY.)
  • He died on 21 Dec 1910 at Soldiers' Home, Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was 70 years and 17 days old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1910 at Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 9 Jan 1911 Aurilla G. Leach received a pension to surviving family member in Illinois based on Alexander's service; his wife, received certificate number 728223.
  • Alexander's wife, Aurilla G. Leach, died and was buried in 1921 at Oakwood Cemetery, Joliet, Will County, Illinois, at age 80 years.
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

Family: Aurilla G. Leach b. Jan 1841, d. 1921

  • Alphonso Oakes b. 13 Jun 1859
  • Elizabeth Oakes b. 20 Dec 1860
  • Henry Oakes b. between 1865 - 1866

Charles H. Oakes

b. 1835, d. 12 December 1883
  • Father: Ebenezer Oakes b. 1809, d. 17 Oct 1860
  • Mother: Susan Ward b. between 1807 - 1808, d. 29 Nov 1857
  • Company: G
  • Charles H. Oakes was born about in 1835 at Temple, Franklin County, Maine, son of Ebenezer Oakes and Susan Ward.
  • Charles H. Oakes was enumerated in the household of Ebenezer Oakes and Susan Ward in the State census in 1855 at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 4 Mar 1858 Charles H. Oakes married Mary Jane Pogue, 17, daughter of George Pogue and Elizabeth [--?--], at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 29 Aug 1858 Charles, Sylvester, Randall, William and Jonas's widowed father, Ebenezer Oakes, remarried to Nancy S. Burt at Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  • Charles H. Oakes was enumerated in the household of George Pogue and Elizabeth [--?--] in the 1860 US Federal Census in Jul 1860 at Millbury P. O., Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, his in-law's as:
    George Pogue, 50, Carpenter, b. Ireland
    Elizabeth, 49, b. Ireland
    Susan, 17, b. MA
    Margaret, 13, b. MA
    **Charles H. Oaks, 24, shoemaker, b. ME
    Mary J. --"--, 19 (née Pogue) b. St. John's (New Brunswick.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Charles gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 26 years old.
  • Charles H. Oakes and Sylvester Oakes, and William K. Oakes, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co. G.
  • On 26 Jun 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Charles H. Oakes was mentioned in an article about the arrival of sick and wounded soldiers from Fortress Monroe.
  • On 13 Dec 1862 his brother, Sylvester Oakes, died at The Battle of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • From the History of Douglas, Massachusetts:
    Sylvester Oakes was killed by a cannon-ball at Fredericksburg. His brother, Charles H. Oakes (enlisted from Grafton) was in the same company and was by his side when he fell.
  • On 1 Mar 1863 Charles was promoted to Sergeant.
  • On 1 Sep 1863 Charles was promoted to 1st Sergeant.
  • On 6 May 1864 Charles was wounded on the arm.
  • On 18 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles H. Oakes was noted among the wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by mustering out, having fulfilled his term of service.

  • He and Mary Jane Pogue were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 1 Jul 1870 at Winona, Winona County, Minnesota, as follows:
    Oakes, Charles H., 38, works in boot and shoe store, b. ME
    ---, Mary J., 26, b. New Brunswick
    ---, Fannie M., 3, b. Minnesota
    ---, Ebenezer, 9/12, b. Minnesota.
  • Charles H. Oakes and Mary Jane Pogue were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 3 Jun 1880 at St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, as:
    Oakes, Charles, 43, works in shoe shop, b. ME
    ---, Mary, 40, wife, dressmaker, b. ME
    ---, Fannie, 13, dau, b. ME
    ---, Ebben, 10, son, b. MI
    ---, Bell, 4, dau, b. MI
    ---, Frank, 2, son, b. WI.
  • Charles H. Oakes made application for a veteran's pension in 1880, and received certificate number (illegible.)
  • He died on 12 Dec 1883 at St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota. He was 48 years old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1883 at Oakland Cemetery, St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, Block 49 Lot 30, in an unmarked grave.
  • Mary Jane Pogue received a pension to surviving family member in Minnesota based on Charles's service; his wife received certificate number 259332 (date illegible.)
  • Mary Jane Pogue was enumerated as the widow of Charles H. Oakes, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, stating that he served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • Last Edited: 15 Sep 2016

Family: Mary Jane Pogue b. 20 Aug 1840, d. 7 Apr 1923

  • Lillian Oakes b. 14 Jun 1859, d. 28 Aug 1859
  • Fannie M. Oakes b. between 1866 - 1867
  • Ebenezer Oakes b. Aug 1869, d. 1922
  • Eva Bell Oakes b. 11 Nov 1875, d. 8 Jul 1958
  • Frank Miller Oakes b. 3 Oct 1877

Oliver Stacy Oakes

b. 1837, d. 9 September 1912
  • Father: John Oakes Jr. b. 25 Mar 1798, d. 10 Jul 1860
  • Mother: Mary [--?--] b. between 1805 - 1806
  • Company: D
  • Oliver Stacy Oakes was born in 1837 at Prescott, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, son of John Oakes Jr. and Mary [--?--].
  • Stacy Oakes was enumerated in the household of John Oakes Jr. and Mary [--?--] in the 1850 US Federal Census on 24 Sep 1850 at Prescott, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, as:
    John Oakes, Jr., 51, farmer, b. MA
    Mary, 44, b. NH
    Mary A., 21, b. MA (as were all the children)
    Charlotte, 16
    Edson, 14
    David, 13
    **Stacy, 11.
  • Stacy Oakes was enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, living in a hotel, age 22, master carpenter, b. MA.
  • On 10 Jul 1860 his father, John Oakes Jr., died at Prescott, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, of consumption at age 62.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Oliver gave his occupation as telegraph operator.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Oliver mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was 24 years old.
  • On 16 Jul 1862 Oliver Stacy Oakes married Caroline Hartt, daughter of William Hartt and Nancy Stimpson, at Dana, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 2 Jul 1863 Oliver was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Oliver Stacy Oakes was reported as a casualty while serving with the 1st Rhode Island Artillery at Gettysburg.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Oliver Stacy Oakes was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Oliver ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to completion of his term of service.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 28 Jul 1869, and received certificate number 101095.
  • He and Caroline Hartt were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 15 Jun 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Oakes, Oliver S., 33, carpenter, b. MA
    ---, Carrie, 29, keeping house, b. MA.
  • On 27 Sep 1877 Caroline Oakes, his wife, died at Fernandina, Nassau County, Florida.
  • Oliver Stacy Oakes was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 11 Jun 1880 at Fernandina, Nassau County, Florida, as:
    Oakes, Oliver S., 43, widower, carpenter, b. MA (father b. MA, mor b. NH) living alone.
  • On 1 Jan 1883 at Fernandina, Nassau County, Florida, Oliver appeared on the "List of pensioners on the roll", noting that he had a gunshot would in the left leg for which he received $4 per month starting in November 1869.
  • On 6 Mar 1884 Oliver Stacy Oakes married Jennie M. Day at Glynn County, Georgia, (Note: this marriage date and place need further research.)
  • Oliver Stacy Oakes and Jennie M. Day were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 10 Apr 1910 at Fernandina, Nassau County, Florida, where he is the postmaster, and she has one child living.
  • Oliver Stacy Oakes died on 9 Sep 1912 at Fernandina, Nassau County, Florida. He was 75 years old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1912 at Quabbin Park Cemetery, Ware, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Oct 1912 Jennie M. Day received a pension to surviving family member in Florida based on Oliver's service; his wife, received certificate number 787145.
  • Last Edited: 28 Sep 2016

Family 1: Caroline Hartt b. between 1840 - 1841, d. 27 Sep 1877

  • Gracie I. Oakes b. 18 Oct 1870, d. 14 Feb 1871
  • Grace C. Oakes b. 21 May 1872

Family 2: Jennie M. Day b. 1845

Sylvester Oakes

b. between 1839 and 1840, d. 13 December 1862
  • Father: Ebenezer Oakes b. 1809, d. 17 Oct 1860
  • Mother: Susan Ward b. between 1807 - 1808, d. 29 Nov 1857
  • Company: G
  • Sylvester Oakes was born between 1839 - 1840 at Temple, Franklin County, Maine, son of Ebenezer Oakes and Susan Ward.
  • Sylvester Oakes was enumerated in the household of Ebenezer Oakes and Susan Ward in the 1850 US Federal Census on 11 Sep 1850 at Temple, Franklin County, Maine, as:
    Eben'r Oakes, 41, laborer, b. ME (as were all in the family)
    Susan, 42
    Mary A., 13
    **Sylvester, 10
    **William, 8
    Lucy A., 5
    Jonas, 3.
  • Sylvester Oakes was enumerated in the household of Ebenezer Oakes and Susan Ward in the State census in 1855 at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 29 Aug 1858 Charles, Sylvester, Randall, William and Jonas's widowed father, Ebenezer Oakes, remarried to Nancy S. Burt at Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  • Sylvester Oakes and Abner Harrison Rice were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 18 Jul 1860 at Millbury P. O., Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, future members of the 15th Mass., living in a boarding house owned by Charles Evans, 49, b. ME, and his family.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Sylvester gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 30 Jul 1861 Sylvester mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Sylvester Oakes and Charles H. Oakes, and William K. Oakes, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co. G.
  • Sylvester Oakes died on 13 Dec 1862 at The Battle of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • From the History of Douglas, Massachusetts:
    Sylvester Oakes was killed by a cannon-ball at Fredericksburg. His brother, Charles H. Oakes (enlisted from Grafton) was in the same company and was by his side when he fell.
  • In 1879, at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Sylvester was included in the town history for his Civil War service in the 15th Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 16 Sep 2012

William K. Oakes

b. 11 April 1842, d. 13 June 1922
  • Father: Ebenezer Oakes b. 1809, d. 17 Oct 1860
  • Mother: Susan Ward b. between 1807 - 1808, d. 29 Nov 1857
  • Company: G
  • William K. Oakes was born on 11 Apr 1842 at Temple, Franklin County, Maine, son of Ebenezer Oakes and Susan Ward.
  • William K. Oakes was enumerated in the household of Ebenezer Oakes and Susan Ward in the 1850 US Federal Census on 11 Sep 1850 at Temple, Franklin County, Maine, as:
    Eben'r Oakes, 41, laborer, b. ME (as were all in the family)
    Susan, 42
    Mary A., 13
    **Sylvester, 10
    **William, 8
    Lucy A., 5
    Jonas, 3.
  • William K. Oakes was enumerated in the household of Ebenezer Oakes and Susan Ward in the State census in 1855 at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 29 Aug 1858 Charles, Sylvester, Randall, William and Jonas's widowed father, Ebenezer Oakes, remarried to Nancy S. Burt at Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  • William K. Oakes was enumerated in the household of Ebenezer Oakes and Nancy S. Burt in the 1860 US Federal Census in 1860 at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Sylvester Oakes and Charles H. Oakes, William K. Oakes, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co. G.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as bootmaker.
  • In 1862 William was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Feb 1862 William K. Oakes, 19, married Elizabeth L. Goodwin, 17, daughter of Martin Norton Goodwin and Sylvia Cushing, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.

  • On 20 Feb 1862 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years, 10 months and 9 days old.
  • William K. Oakes and Charles L. Goodwin, and Elizabeth L. Goodwin, brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 William was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in the leg.
  • From the History of Douglas, Massachusetts: "Benjamin R. Elliott and William Oakes were also wounded at Antietam. "
  • On 12 Dec 1862 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge due to disability.

  • On 13 Dec 1862 his brother, Sylvester Oakes, died at The Battle of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • From the History of Douglas, Massachusetts:
    Sylvester Oakes was killed by a cannon-ball at Fredericksburg. His brother, Charles H. Oakes (enlisted from Grafton) was in the same company and was by his side when he fell.
  • William K. Oakes made application for a veteran's pension in 1863, and received certificate number 11214.
  • He and Elizabeth L. Goodwin were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Oakes, William K., 36, axe temperer, b. ME
    ---, Elisabeth, 36, wife, b. NY
    ---, Garsy, 16, daughter, b. MA
    ---, Frank W., 12, son, b. MA
    ---, Maud E., 6, daughter, b. MA
    ---, Oscar L., son, b. MA.
  • On 18 Aug 1881 William and Elizabeth's daughter, Gracy S. Oakes married R. Lester Hannett at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • William K. Oakes and Elizabeth L. Goodwin emigrated in 1886 to Quebec, Canada.
  • On 26 Oct 1895 William and Elizabeth's daughter, Maud Elizabeth Oakes married Nelson H. Campbell at Vermont.
  • On 17 Aug 1897 his granddaughter, Lila E. Campbell, daughter of Nelson H. Campbell and Maud Elizabeth Oakes, was born at Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
  • On 1 Apr 1900 his grandson, Nelson Campbell, son of Nelson H. Campbell and Maud Elizabeth Oakes, was born at Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
  • William K. Oakes died on 13 Jun 1922 at Bedford, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada. He was 80 years, 2 months and 2 days old.
  • He was buried on 15 Jun 1922 at Bedford Protestant Cemetery, Bedford, Brome-Missisquoi (Monteregie Region), Quebec, Canada.
  • From the records of the Methodist Church (Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967)
    "William Oakes of the town of Bedford County of Missisquoi, died on the thirteenth day of June in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hgundred and twenty two and was buried by me on the fifteenth day of this month and year in the presence of the subscribing witnesses.
    B. Hicks, Minister
    Oscar L. Oakes (his son), witness
    Ralph V. Oakes (his grandson), witness."
  • On 24 Jul 1922 Elizabeth L. Goodwin received a pension to surviving family member in Quebec, Canada, based on William's service; his wife, received certificate number 926018.
  • Elizabeth outlived William and died on 3 Feb 1925 at Bedford, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada, at age 80.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Elizabeth L. Goodwin b. 16 Mar 1844, d. 3 Feb 1925

  • Gracy S. Oakes b. 14 Jan 1864, d. 29 Jan 1892
  • Frank William Oakes b. 23 Oct 1867
  • Maud Elizabeth Oakes b. 29 Jan 1874
  • Oscar Levi Oakes b. 6 Mar 1878, d. 7 Jul 1928

William Davis Oakley

b. 26 September 1841, d. 3 July 1863
  • Father: William F. Oakley b. 31 Dec 1816, d. 17 Feb 1902
  • Mother: Marietta Ames b. 26 Aug 1820, d. 11 Jan 1893
  • Company: A
  • William Davis Oakley was born on 26 Sep 1841 at Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of William F. Oakley and Marietta Ames.
  • William Davis Oakley was enumerated in the household of William F. Oakley and Marietta Ames in the 1850 US Federal Census in 1850 at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Wm. F. Oakley, 32, laborer, b. CT
    Marietta, 30, b. MA
    **Wm. D., 9
    Jane E., 7
    Geo. F., 2.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, William gave his occupation as teamster.
  • In 1861 William was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 3 Aug 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years, 10 months and 8 days old.
  • On 1 Jan 1863 William was promoted to Corporal.
  • He died on 3 Jul 1863 at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was 21 years, 9 months and 7 days old.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Davis Oakley was listed as a casualty of Gettysburg.
  • On 31 Aug 1863 Marietta Ames received a pension to surviving family member based on William's service; his mother, received certificate number 19059.
  • He was buried in Dec 1863 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, plot 394-23-F, as mentioned in the Worcester Spy (Volume 92 # 48) of 9 Dec 1863:
    Funeral solemnities were held in Park street church Wednesday afternoon, over the remains of the late corporal William Davis Oakley, killed July 3, at Gettysburg. An address was delivered by Rev. Mr. Chapin, pastor of the church, founded on Ex. 12:30, in which the speaker drew a comparison between the Jewish nation and our own, showing that in each case a nation was in mourning, for in almost every family death then and now claimed its victim. Slavery was spoken of as the cause of all these afflictions, proving that we have something to do with that institution. Our sacrifices are not pecuniary but of friends. The deceased enlisted in July 1861, and passed safely through all the battles of the far famed 15th regiment, till, in the Gettysburg battle, he was instantly killed. Abundant evidence of his bravery and faithfulness were cited. The State Guards did escort duty on the occasion and the remains were interred in Hope Cemetery.
  • On 16 Feb 1864 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Davis Oakley was mentioned (Volume 19 #40): "Fifteenth Regiment - Wm. H. Ford of the 15th regiment, who was reported killed at the battle of Gettysburg, was instead taken prisoner, and having been exchanged, is now with his regiment. - Wm. Davis Oakely, of this city, was killed in that battle, and his name should have appeared in the list (Worcester War Dead for 1863) we published last week."
  • On 15 Jul 1874 William Davis Oakley was included on the Civil War memorial at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 31 Jan 1893 William F. Oakley received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on William's service; his father, received certificate number 379146.
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2016

Charles H. Odlin

b. 27 November 1836, d. 7 February 1867
  • Father: Thomas J. Odlin Sr. b. 1805, d. 10 Feb 1885
  • Mother: Elizabeth H. Crowell b. 1810, d. 15 Jul 1872
  • Company: MusBand
  • Charles H. Odlin was born on 27 Nov 1836 at Anson, Somerset County, Maine, son of Thomas J. Odlin Sr. and Elizabeth H. Crowell.
  • Charles H. Odlin was enumerated in the household of Thomas J. Odlin Sr. and Elizabeth H. Crowell in the 1850 US Federal Census on 1 Aug 1850 at Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, as:
    Thomas J. Odlin, 44, miller, b. ME (as were all in the family)
    Elizabeth, 40
    **Charles H., 13
    **Willis H., 7
    Emma F., 4
    Everett L., 1.
  • On 25 Sep 1856 Charles H. Odlin, 19, married Sarah Ann Curtis J. Corbett, 16, daughter of Moses Corbett and Melona Mixter, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Charles H. Odlin and Sarah Ann Curtis J. Corbett were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 6 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, the brothers together, as:
    **Charles H. Odlin, 23, wheelwright, b. ME
    Sarah J., 20, b. MA
    Iola Avilla, 3/12, b. MA
    Malvina Corbett, 52, b. MA
    **Willis H. Odlin, 18, wheelwright, b. ME.
  • On 11 Sep 1860 his infant daughter, Iola Avilla Odlin, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Charles gave his occupation as carriage maker.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to Ford's history.
  • Charles H. Odlin and Willis H. Odlin, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co. D and the band.

  • On 5 Aug 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Bandsman, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years, 8 months and 9 days old.
  • On 8 Aug 1862 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by order of the War Department to release all bandsmen.

  • On 21 Jan 1865 his toddler daughter, Cora Jane Odlin, died at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 3.
  • Charles H. Odlin died on 7 Feb 1867 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of "water on the brain". He was 30 years, 2 months and 11 days old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1867 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1867 Sarah Ann Curtis J. Corbett received a pension to surviving family member based on Charles's service; his wife, received certificate number 276492.
  • Sarah Ann Curtis J. Corbett was enumerated as the widow of Charles H. Odlin, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Sarah Ann Curtis J. Corbett b. 28 Nov 1839

  • Iola Avilla Odlin b. 17 Mar 1860, d. 11 Sep 1860
  • Cora Jane Odlin b. 4 Jan 1862, d. 21 Jan 1865
  • Henry Woodbridge Odlin b. between 1863 - 1864
  • Charles E. Odlin b. between 1865 - 1866
  • Walter Nelson Odlin b. 18 Sep 1867

Willis H. Odlin

b. between 1840 and 1841
  • Father: Thomas J. Odlin Sr. b. 1805, d. 10 Feb 1885
  • Mother: Elizabeth H. Crowell b. 1810, d. 15 Jul 1872
  • Company: D
  • Willis H. Odlin was born between 1840 - 1841 at Madison, Somerset County, Maine, son of Thomas J. Odlin Sr. and Elizabeth H. Crowell.
  • Willis H. Odlin was enumerated in the household of Thomas J. Odlin Sr. and Elizabeth H. Crowell in the 1850 US Federal Census on 1 Aug 1850 at Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, as:
    Thomas J. Odlin, 44, miller, b. ME (as were all in the family)
    Elizabeth, 40
    **Charles H., 13
    **Willis H., 7
    Emma F., 4
    Everett L., 1.
  • Willis H. Odlin was enumerated in the household of Charles H. Odlin and Sarah Ann Curtis J. Corbett in the 1860 US Federal Census on 6 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, the brothers together, as:
    **Charles H. Odlin, 23, wheelwright, b. ME
    Sarah J., 20, b. MA
    Iola Avilla, 3/12, b. MA
    Malvina Corbett, 52, b. MA
    **Willis H. Odlin, 18, wheelwright, b. ME.
  • In 1861 Willis was living at Benton, Kennebec County, Maine.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Willis gave his occupation as wheelwright.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Willis mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Willis H. Odlin and Charles H. Odlin, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co. D and the band.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Willis ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to completion of his term of service.

  • Starting 5 Sep 1864, Willis also served in the 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, Co. C.
  • He ended his service with 2nd Massachusetts HA on 26 Jun 1865 at New Berne, North Carolina.
  • He was enumerated in the State census in 1865 at Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 7 Feb 1867 his brother, Charles H. Odlin, died at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 30 of "water on the brain."
  • Willis H. Odlin made application at Arkansas for a veteran's pension on 4 Aug 1890, with application number 932002, but no certificate is recorded in the pension file index.
  • Last Edited: 1 May 2017

Hervey B. Olcott

b. between 1831 and 1832, d. 27 February 1865
  • Father: Benjamin Olcott b. 1805, d. 25 Feb 1875
  • Mother: Lydia Stone b. 4 Jun 1808, d. 1844
  • Company: C
  • Hervey B. Olcott was born between 1831 - 1832 at Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, son of Benjamin Olcott and Lydia Stone, possibly the son of Benjamin and Lydia (Stone) Olcott.
  • Hervey B. Olcott married Emeline Pasco, daughter of John Pasco and Hannah Mann.
  • Hervey B. Olcott and Emeline Pasco were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 24 Jul 1860 at Greenbush, Rensselaer County, New York, as:
    Harvey B. Olcott, 28, fireman, b. NH
    Emeline, 31, b. NY
    Ardimus, 2 (m), b. NY
    Willis B., 7/12, b. NY.
  • In 1861 Hervey was living at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Hervey gave his occupation as engineer.

  • On 14 Dec 1861 Hervey mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Hervey B. Olcott and Daniel W. Freeman, future brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 18 Feb 1862 his daughter, Alta Olcott, died at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 4 of scarlet fever.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Hervey was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in the loin.
  • On 4 Jul 1863 Hervey was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, on the arm.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Hervey B. Olcott was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 15 Mar 1864 Hervey ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veteran Reserve Corps.

  • He died on 27 Feb 1865 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, according to the History of Clinton, MA, however this is not verified.
  • He was buried in Feb 1865 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 25 Nov 1869 Hervey's sister, Marion A. Olcott, married Daniel W. Freeman at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Hervey B. Olcott's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Emeline Pasco in the 1870 US Federal Census on 2 Jun 1870 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Olcutt, Emeline, 42, b. NY
    ---, Willie B., 10, b. NY
    ---, Carrie M., 7, b. MA.
  • On 23 Mar 1882 Emeline Pasco received a pension to surviving family member based on Hervey's service; his wife, received certificate number 224357.
  • On 1 Nov 1884 Hervey's daughter, Carrie M. Olcott married Ernest M. Putnam at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both. (Note: the fathers of both bride and groom had served in the 15th Massachusetts.)
  • Emeline Olcott was enumerated as the widow of Hervey B. Olcott, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1896, Hervey was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts."
  • Emeline, his wife, outlived Hervey and died on 3 Apr 1896 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of apoplexy.
  • Last Edited: 15 Jul 2016

Family: Emeline Pasco b. 1830, d. 3 Apr 1896

  • Alta Olcott b. 31 Jan 1858, d. 18 Feb 1862
  • Willis Benjamin Olcott b. Sep 1859
  • Carrie M. Olcott b. 4 Aug 1862

Edwin Olney

b. 1 July 1835, d. 18 December 1896
  • Father: Gedion Olney
  • Mother: Harriet Buffum
  • Company: K
  • Edwin Olney was also known as Edward Olney in Ford's history.
  • He was born on 1 Jul 1835 at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Gedion Olney and Harriet Buffum.
  • In 1861 Edwin was living at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Edwin gave his occupation as operative.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Edward mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 26 years old.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edwin Olney was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edward Olney was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 22 Feb 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Edwin Olney was mentioned, with 61 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in an article about the return of prisoners under a flag of truce:
    National Prisoners Released, Arrival of Four hundred at Fortres Monroe
    Notice having been received by Gen. Wool, that some 400 exchanged prisoners would be sent down the James River Yesterday, the "George Washington" and "Express" left at about noon for the appointed meeting place.
    The rebel boat was appointed to meet us at 3 o'clock, but at that time she was not in sight, and shortly after a heavy fog shut down, making it impossible to move in any direction. The two boats were then fastened together, and having dropped anchor, waited for the rebel boat to appear.
    The fog did not lift till late in the evening, when the wind blew so fresh that the boats dragged their anchors and had to be separated. This morning at sunrise the expected prisoners made their appearance, on the "William Allison," which it seemed had also anchored for the night a few miles above us. The return passage was made without any incident, and the prisoners arrived here about 10 o'clock this forenoon. The returned prisoners will be immediately sent north. (Note: here follows a complete list of the released prisoners who arrived by a flag of truce from Richmond.)
  • On 8 Oct 1862 Edwin ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts for reasons not given in the 1870 roster.

  • On 28 Oct 1869 Edwin Olney, 34, married Elizabeth Ann Spence, 30, daughter of Hugh Spence and Nancy Kelly, at Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • Edwin Olney and Elizabeth Ann Spence were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census in 1870 at Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island, alone on line 2, as a mill hand, age 32, born in Massachusetts.
  • Edwin Olney and Elizabeth Ann Spence were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 7 Jun 1880 at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he works in the Cotton Mill, and his wife and daughter Annie live with him.
  • Edwin Olney made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 21 May 1888, and received certificate number 467250.
  • On 21 Mar 1889 Edwin and Elizabeth's daughter, Annie B. Olney married Julius Elison at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Edward Olney was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company K.
  • He died on 18 Dec 1896 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was 61 years, 5 months and 17 days old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1896 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 11 Feb 1897 Elizabeth Ann Spence received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Edwin's service; and received certificate number 488501.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Julius Elison and Annie B. Olney in the 1900 US Federal Census on 11 Jun 1900 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Eliason, Erhard, b. Sep 1864, 35, married 11 years, b. Sweden, immig 1882
    ---, Annie R., wife, b. Oct 1870, 29, four children living, b. RI
    ---, Mabel, daur, b. Mar 1891, b. MA
    ---, Edwin O., son, b. Nov 1892, b. MA
    ---, Ralph C., son, b. Sep 1894, b. MA
    ---, Irvin V., son, b. Aug 1898, b. MA
    Olney, Elizabeth, mor-in-law, b. Oct 1838, widow, no mention of children, b. Canada, immig 1869.
  • Elizabeth, his wife, outlived Edwin and died on 21 Dec 1902 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, of pneumonia at age 64.
  • Last Edited: 12 Sep 2016

Family: Elizabeth Ann Spence b. 30 Oct 1838, d. 21 Dec 1902

  • Annie B. Olney b. Oct 1870