Obituary Record

Orlando Henry Church
Died on 5/28/1905

14 June, 1905 - The Pilot - Orlando H. Church Orlando H. Church, who lived in Washington county from 1864 until 1872, died at his home in Adrian, Michigan on May 28 after an illness of six months. He was born in Ohio in 1838 and graduated at the Baldwin university and shortly after spent some time in Nebraska, but returned to Ohio and enlisted in Company A 124 Ohio Volunteer Infantry in August, 1862, and was discharged for disability in December, 1863. In 1864 he married Miss Collyer and came to Nebraska, and in 1872 he moved to Michigan and engaged in business. Four sons were born to them, Newton, William, Leslie and Earnest, the latter dying in infancy. In 1884 he joined Woodbury Post No. 45, G.A.R. and up to the time of his death was an active member, serving his last two years as commander. His life was an exemplary one and those who mourned his death were those who knew him in life. Of the immediate family he leaves a wife, three sons and one sister, Mrs. Urban Cachelin of DeSoto. During the last few months of his life he felt that his painful illness was for a divine purpose and after many thoughtful conversations with his Christian wife, he was brought into the light and knowledge of divine favor, and it was a great comfort to his sorrowing relatives and friends to know that he was resigned to his fate and died in full hope of God’s favor and life in the better world beyond.

~~~Obituaries courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair, Nebraska Public Library~~~

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Printed in the Blair Pilot on 6/14/1905