Holmes, Orren (Oren)

Oregon City Enterprise, Friday, March 9, 1894

DIED – In this city after a long illness on Thursday, March 1, 1894, Oren Holmes, aged 47 years, 9 months and 24 days.

Deceased was born in Indiana on the 9th day of May, 1846. He enlisted in the Union army in 1862 when he was yet but 16 years of age and served till the close of the war after which he settled in Iowa where he married the woman who is now left to mourn the loss of her companion of the last quarter of a century and more. In 1871 he united with the Baptist church whose teachings he had since consistently followed. For many months past he had been in poor health and suffered in many ways, largely as a result of exposure while in the army, yet through it all he was cheerful and patient. On Thursday evening he passed peacefully away and on Saturday his remains were followed to the grave by his comrades, members of Meade Post, No. 2, G. A. R., of this city, the services other than the ritualistic of the post being performed by Rev. G. W. Giboney.


Name: Oren Holmes
Residence: Indiana
Enlistment Date: 21 Aug 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Indiana
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company K, Indiana 12th Infantry Regiment on 21 Aug 1862. Mustered out on 26 Nov 1862.Transferred to on 26 Nov 1862.
Sources: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana

Name: Oren Holmes
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Indiana
Regiment: 12th Regiment, Indiana Infantry
Company: K
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Film Number: M540 roll 35

Name: Orren Holmes
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Regular Army
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company A, Regular Army 18th Infantry Regiment.
Death Date: 2 Mar 1893 (1894)
Death Place: Clackamas County, Oregon
Sources: Index to Compiled Military Service Records Research by Harold Slavik

Civil War Pension Index: Holmes, Oren
Holmes, Mary A.
K 12 Ind Inf
1st Battln C 2 Battln & A 2 Battln 18 U.S. Inf
1889 Feb 23, Invalid, App. 691244, Certificate 720636, Oregon
1894 Nov 3, Widow, App. 603944, Certificate 408074, Oregon

Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903
Name: Orren Holmes
State of Cemetery: Oregon
Date of Death: 2 Mar 1894


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