Van Hoy, Oliver Abraham

Oregonian, Feb. 8, 1931
Oliver Abraham Vanhoy Outlives Two G.A.R. Posts
Oliver Abraham Vanhoy, 86, of 774 Pleasant avenue, Oregon City, civil war veteran who has outlived two posts of the G.A.R., was entertained Friday on his 86th birthday at the home here of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Jenning, 533 Wasco street. He witnessed his first football game last Armistice day and said he would not go across the street to see another.
From February 2, 1862, to April 20, 1865, he served with company H Seventh Missouri calvary, in the civil war under John B. Vanhoy, his father, who was captain of the company.
Mrs. Mary A. Carpenter Vanhoy, his wife, died in March, 1930, after they had been married more than 58 years.
In 1877 he settled in the Klickitat valley southwest of Goldendale, Wash., on a homestead, where he remained for 30 years.
He cast his first vote for Abraham Lincoln.
The two G.A.R. posts which he outlived, both of which he was a member, was the Baker post at Goldendale, Wash., and Meade post at Oregon City.

Oregonian, July 11, 1931
Oliver A. Vanhoy
OREGON CITY, Or., July 10–(Special)–The ranks of the “boys in blue” were thinned again when Oliver A. Vanhoy died late Wednesday night at Hutchinson Hospital.
Mr. Vanhoy, who celebrated his 86th birthday anniversary last February 6, moved here in 1877, settling at The Dalles. He was born near Old Salem, N.C. February 6, 1845. He enlisted in company H, 7th Missouri cavalry February 2, 1862. He was mustered out after three years of service, April 30, 1865.
He is survived by four children, Mrs. Robert Ballou, Mrs. M.H. Mulligan and W.C. Vanhoy of Oregon City, and Mrs. Charles Jenning of Portland. His wife died March 17, 1930. Funeral services will be held tomorrow with internment in Mountain View Cemetery.

Oregon Death Index:
Name: Oliver Vanhoy
Death Date: 8 Jul 1931
Death Place: Clackamas
Spouse: Mary
Certificate: 245


Meade Post No. 2, G. A. R. Roster:
Van Hoy, O. A., age 65 at muster, born Missouri, lives Oregon City, occupation Farmer.
Mustered in: Feb 3, 1862, Private, H 2 Mo. Cavly
Muster out: Ap 20 65, Private, H 7 Mo Cavly

Name: Oliver A. Vanhoy
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Missouri
Regiment: 7th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry
Company: H
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Film Number: M390 roll 49

Name: Oliver A Vanhoy
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Missouri
Service Record: Enlisted in Company H, Missouri 7th Cavalry Regiment.
Sources: Index to Compiled Military Service Records


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