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Orlando W. TRASK

Male 1833 - 1892  (58 years)


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  • Name Orlando W. TRASK 
    Born 29 Apr 1833  New Sharon, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Mar 1892  Atkinson, Piscataquis, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Lord Cemetery, Charleston, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • “After he was six years of age he had no advantages for attending school in summer, and attended school in winter only about two months each year. He left home to earn his own living at an early age. At the age of nineteen he embarked on board the bark “Gold Hunter” and worked his passage around Cape Horn to the Golden State. He worked in the mines the most of the time at Columbia, Tuolumne County, until 1856, when he returned to Maine. They lived in Bangor two years and then settled in Atkinson, where they still (1887) reside. In the fall of 1861, when men were receiving no bounty and while recruiting was the most difficult, he took out recruiting papers for the 14th Reg’t Me. Vol. Infantry. Notwithstanding he had only twenty-eight days in which to raise a company, while other offices had been recruiting for nearly two months, greatly to the surprise of all he went into camp with sixty-five men that passed the mustering officer. He was commissioned as captatain of this company (E) Dec. 12, 1861. During his term of service he participated in five engagements; the first being at Baton Rouge, La., Aug. 5, 1862; the last at Port Hudson, La., May 27, 1863, where he received a wound supposed at the time to be mortal, and from which he has ever since been a great sufferer. When wounded he was acting as major on the regimental staff and had been for a period of more than three months. He was honorably discharged, Aug. 27, 1863. He was a brave and efficient officer, and his promotion would have been certain had not his wound compelled him to resign his positon in the army. He has an excellent farm in the town of Atkinson, where he has filled various municipal offices.”

      Maine Death Record:
      Orlando W. Trask
      Age: Years, 58; Months, 4; Days, 18
      Birth Date: abt. 1834
      Place of Birth: New Sharon
      Married
      Occupation: Farmer
      Place of Burial: Atkinson
      Name of Father: Jonathan Trask
      Name of Mother: Martha Jewett
      Birthplace of Father: Rockwood, NH
      Occupation of Father: Farmer
      Death Date: 18 Mar 1892
      Death Place: Atkinson
      Registration Place: Atkinson, Piscataquis«s37» [1]
    Person ID I7954  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2020 

    Father Jonathan TRASK,   b. 1 Sep 1787, Brentwood, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1838, Industry, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Martha JEWELL,   b. 8 Sep 1791,   d. 10 Feb 1855, Industry, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 4 Jun 1810  Industry, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2837  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy B. RICH,   b. 13 Oct 1831, Exeter, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1909, Atkinson, Piscataquis, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 24 Aug 1856 
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F2839  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Apr 1833 - New Sharon, Franklin, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Mar 1892 - Atkinson, Piscataquis, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Lord Cemetery, Charleston, Penobscot, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S37] A history of the town of Industry, Franklin County, Maine; from the earliest settlement in 1787 down to the present time., Hatch, William Collins, (Farmington, ME: Press of Knowlton Mcleary & Co., 1893.).