Monday, August 15, 2011

Military Monday - Charles Clark Ormsby

In an effort to get back into blogging, and in honor of the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, I am going to write about my 5 ancestors who fought in that war.

I will start with my 2nd-great-grandfather, Charles Clark Ormsby.

C.C. Ormsby was born on 20 August 1838 in Brecksville, Cuyahoga, OH.  His parents were Selah and Diana (Clark) Ormsby.  He moved to Cumberland County, IL with his father and stepmother at the age of 2.   

C.C. married (1) Louisa Ann Shuey, daughter of Ephraim and Matilda (Grass) Shuey, on 22 September 1861 at Greenup, Cumberland, IL.


On 14 August 1864, he enlisted in Company E, 123 IL Volunteer Infantry.  He was discharged from service on 3 July 1865 with the rank of Corporal.

Louisa died on 14 February 1872 and C.C. married (2) Sarah Ann Delp on 9 November 1873 at Casey, Clark, IL.


C.C. and Louisa had 3 children:

1. Francis Ezra Ormsby, born 21 July 1862 at Cumberland Co., IL and married Kate Shoemaker.
2. Edward Arthur Ormsby, born 15 October 1866 at Cumberland Co., IL, and married Lena E. Ormsby.
3. Ida Mae Ormsby, born 13 January 1872 at Cumberland Co., IL, and married William Emmet Havens.

C.C. was a charter member of Pleasant Valley United Brethren Church.  Early member, teacher and trustee in that church which was located across the highway from his house.

He applied for military pension for reason of rheumatism, chronic diarrhea and hernia of right side.
Charles Clark Ormsby died on 11 June 1920 at Cumberland Co., IL from Cancer of the Mouth.  He is buried in Washington St. Cemetery at Casey, Clark, IL.

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