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Vermont Thirteenth Infantry,Regimental History.

ORCAS C. WILDER son of Levi and Beniice Bates Wilder, was born at Waitsfield, Vt., May 9th, 1828. His father and grandfather were among the early settlers of the town of Waitsfield and of the old Puritan stock of Massachusetts. They originally came from England where it has been possible to trace the genealogy to Nicholas Wilder a military chieftain in the army of the Earl of Richmond at the battle of Bosworth in 1485. He was reared on the old Wilder farm, received a common school education with one term at Randolph Centre Academy, and at the age of 20 learned the carpenter's trade, which he followed for several years up to the time that he bought the farm on which he has since lived.

February 11th. 1855, he was married to Mary Elizabeth Holden. youngest daughter of Elijah and Orpha Holden of Waitsfield. Vt., and to them seven children were born as follows: Alice M., born August 1st, 1856, married Orville H. Richardson of Waitsfield, now residing in Montpelier, Vt. Frederic P., born September 18th. 1858, married, living in Waitsfield, Vt. Levi O., born March 12th, 1865, married, living in Middlesex, Vt. Enos E., born April 28th. 1867, died September 22nd, 1896. Ellen F., born September 14th. 1869, married Rev. F. M. Buker of Lewiston. Me., now residing in North Sterling, Conn. Josephine C, born August 11th, 1873, married Frank H. Brown of Waitsfield, Vt., now residing in Burlington, Vt. Roy J., born August 30th, 1875, married, living in Springfield, Mass.

Orcas C Wilder. 

Birth: May 9, 1828.
Death: March 28, 1906.

Wife: Mary Elizabeth Holden Wilder (1836 - 1904).

Children: Alice M Wilder (1856 - 1930). Frederic Fremont Wilder (1858 - 1926). Levi O Wilder (1865 - 1939). Enos E Wilder (1867 - 1896). Ellen F Wilder (1869 - 1930). Josie C Wilder (1873 - 1961). Roy J Wilder (1875 - 1951). Roy J Wilder (1876 - 1951).

Burial: Waitsfield Village Cemetery, Waitsfield,Washington County, Vermont.

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