Heman Otis 1848 - 1929
CO. A 16th N.Y. CAV
16th Regiment Cavalry "Sprague Light Cavalry"

Coos County Democrat
July 20, 1938


Final honors were paid at the home, Thursday afternoon, to Mrs. Hannah Hoag Otis, 88, of Whitefield, with Rev. Wm. R. Locke of the Methodist Church officiating. Mrs. Otis, respected widow of Heman Otis, Civil War veteran who died in 1929, and one of those who escaped from notorious Libby Prison, was born Nov. 30, 1849 in Peru, N.Y., daughter of Robert and Annabelle Gray Hoag.

Seventy-two years ago she was married to Mr. Otis, and for the past 44 years has made her home in Whitefield. She was of the few remaining Women's Relief Corps members, was an attendant at the local Methodist Church and belonged to the W.C.T.U. Two daughters, Mrs. Albert H. Suitor and Mrs. John Paige, both of Whitefield, survive her, with 10 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Grandsons served as bearers, including Floyd Suitor of Whitefield, Eugene Stone Jr. of Littleton, Everett Stone of Bethlehem, Willard Stone of Concord, Vt., Edgar Hall of Woodsville and Harold Brown of St. Johnsbury, Vt. Special music for the funeral was sung by Mrs. Gladys F. Astle, with burial in Pine St. Cemetery.

Arrangements were by the F. M. Astle Store, Whitefield.