Logo Our Family Tree Branch: Gibbs/Sill & Burks/Marriott 
Wilder Holbrook + Tyla Buffum
Stephen Buffin Holbrook09/08/1819 -- 08/12/1878avatar
Hannah Sutton08/16/1819 -- 21 DEC 1886avatar


Corp. Wilder S. Holbrook

MA Army / Corporal / US Civil War
Flag of USA
History21 Oct 1861
Battle of Leesburg
Private, USA
US Civil War
Aged: 62.3 years
On 12 Jul 1861 Wilder, a farmer, mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 10 months and 12 days old.

Wilder and David M. Daniels, future brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Co. G.

Wilder was wounded in the shoulder on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.

On 1 Apr 1862 Wilder was promoted to Corporal, and on 6 Jul 1862 Wilder mustered out of the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

Wilder also served in the 36th Massachusetts Regiment starting 22 Aug 1862 as a 2nd Lieutenant and ended his service with the 36th by resignation on 31 Jul 1863.

On 30 Jun 1864 Wilder, 23, married Jane Melissa Paine, 23, daughter of Jonathan Wales and Lucena Paine, at Sutton, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both. They had at least four children.

On 23 May 1865 Wilder's sister, Flora A. Holbrook, married David M. Daniels at Worcester, Massachusetts.

Wilder died on 27 Dec 1902 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of pneumonia. He was 62 years, 3 months and 27 days old.

An obituary for Wilder S. Holbrook was published on 28 Dec 1902 at the "Worcester Daily Spy", as follows:
Mr. Wilder S. Holbrook died from pneumonia at his Sutton home Saturday morning.
Mr. Holbrook was a prominent and well-known resident of the town, being employed for years at the Cutsom House in Boston.
He was a former lieutenant of the Fifteenth Massachusetts Regiment.
His wife and three daughters, Mrs. Fred Smith of Smithville, Miss Alice Holbrook, a teacher in Morristown, N. J., and Miss Flora Holbrook, a student in Wellesley College, survive him....
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses

Jennie Tyla 

04/23/18651930  MA, Worcester Co, Sutton  

Flora A. 

09/28/1872  MA, Worcester Co, Sutton  

Alice M. 

09/24/1874  MA, Worcester Co, Sutton  

Flora E. 

04/16/1881  MA, Worcester Co, Sutton  
To suggest changes to these records, login & edit by clicking the names above, & your suggested changes will be saved for the record moderator to review.
  • Census, , : Household:

    Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
    Wilder S. HOLBROOK Self M Male W 39 MA Merch & Grocer MA MA
    Jane M. HOLBROOK Wife M Female W 39 MA Keep House MA MA
    Jennie T. HOLBROOK Dau S Female W 15 MA At School MA MA
    Alice M. HOLBROOK Dau S Female W 5 MA At School MA MA

    Source Information:
    Census Place Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts
    Family History Library Film 1254564
    NA Film Number T9-0564
    Page Number 28C
  1. Findagrave
  2. NPS Soldiers
  3. Book:Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War; Website
    Source from: Ray Gurganus
  4. Website:LDS;
  1. Website:LDS;
  2. Website:Royals, Rebels, Presidents, Paupers, Thinkers, and Thieves;
J.J. BurksModerator

Subscribe Me
J.J. BurksModerator

Subscribe Me
4-20-2010 12:04 PM
3-13-2010 11:09 AM
1-31-2016 11:05 PM
3-13-2010 11:09 AM
Login or Email:

Don't have a login? Register!
Why register?I forgot my login....