Wendover, George Washington

Oregon City Enterprise, Friday, January 13, 1922
Civil War Veteran Has Hip Fractured
George Wendover, G. A. R. veteran, who fell at his home 412 Duane St., Friday and injured his hip, was taken to Portland Monday for x-ray to ascertain the nature of the fracture.
He had just come from town and had a dizzy spell and fell. He is 85 years old and served in the Civil War from beginning to end. He was with Sherman in his march to the sea.

Morning Oregonian, October 9, 1928 (see obituary below – was actually his 90th birthday)
Family Reunion to be Held at Home of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Wendover in Oregon City.
Oregon City, Or., Oct. 8 – George Washington Wendover, civil war veteran, will celebrate his 100th birthday anniversary tomorrow at his home at 202 Molalla avenue with a family reunion. Mr. Wendover has been looking forward with interest to the event, and to add to the pleasure was the arrival today of a son, Stephen Garrett Wendover, from Nez Perce, Idaho.
Although Mr. Wendover has reached his 100th year, he is still able to read the daily papers and books without the aid of glasses. He keeps up with the topics of the day and is looking forward to the day he will cast his vote for Herbert Hoover for president. Accompanying him to the polls will be his wife, Mrs. Ellen Wendover, who will be 82 years of age February 28, also a staunch supported of Hoover.
Civil War Days Recalled.
“I have voted the republican ticket since I have been able to vote,” said Mr. Wendover, “and will continue to do so if I live another 100 years. Even if Smith is from New York, my native state, I am going to vote for Herbert Hoover and for Charles Curtis for vice-president.”
Mr. Wendover well remembers events of his early day life and of the time he served with company K, 75th New York ifantry, and delights in relating the events of civil war days. He is of happy disposition, and gets a thrill when he reads an exciting story in a book or newspaper.
Mr. Wendover was born at Auburn, N. Y., October 9, 1828. In 1873, at Peru, Kan., Mr. Wendover married Mrs. Ellen Conklin, widow of Mervin Conklin, also a veteran of the civil war.
Mrs. Wendover Active.
To Mr. and Mrs. Wendover were born eight children: living are Willis Gilbert Wendover of Lolo hot springs, Mont; Mrs. Emma Cruzan, Oregon City; Stephen Garret Wendover, Nez Perce, Idaho; Mrs. James Martin, Oregon City; Mrs. Dan Graves, Mulino, and James Henry Wendover, Oregon City.
Thirty-one years ago Mr. Wendover and his family came to the northwest, settling at Colfax, Wash., and for the past eight years Oregon City has been their home.
Mrs. Wendover, an unusual woman for her age, is still active and is looking forward to the celebration of her 83rd birthday anniversary in February. Like her husband, she keeps up with the news of the day by reading the daily newspapers.

Sunday Oregonian, October 4, 1931
Veteran is 103 Years Old.
Oregon City, Or., Oct. 3 – George Washington Wendover of Oregon City, who has been confined in the Veterans’ hospital in Portland for the past year, will celebrate his 103d birthday anniversary at the hospital Friday, October 9. It is believed that Mr. Wendover is the oldest person in the state. Members of his family and civil war veterans will attend the birthday at the hospital. Mr. Wendover was born in New York state, October 9, 1828, and served in the civil war. He has been a resident of Oregon City nine years.


Oregon City Enterprise, December 31, 1937
Death claimed another Civil war veteran of this county on Tuesday evening in the passing of Goerge Washington Wendover at the United States veterans’ hospital in Portland. He had lived at the hospital since 1931.

Frequently reported to be over 105, years old, Mr. Wendover was actually 95. He was born in Cayagua, N. Y. on October 9, 1843. On March 8, 1862, he enlisted as a private in company K, 75th regiment, New York volunteers, and served until November 19, 1864, when he was transferred to company C. He was discharged at Savannah, Ga., on August 31, 1865. Wearying of civil life after war service, he reenlisted in the United States army on September 16, 1868 and served in company F, sixth regiment, until honorably discharged on September 16, 1871.

Mr. Wendover and his wife, the late Ellen S. Wendover who died at the age of 88 on December 10, 1935, came west to Oregon in 1921. He was a member of Meade post No. 2, G. A. R., until the post was disbanded and then was given an honorary membership in Willamette Falls post No. 5, American Legion.

Surviving are three sons and three daughters, Mrs. James Martin; Mrs. W. S. Cruzan and James H. Wendover of this city; Mrs. D. W. Graves of Mulino; Willis Gilbert Wendover of Lolo Hot springs, Mont., and S. Garrett Wendover of Nez Perce, Idaho. A step-daughter, Jane Taylor, lives in Canada and there are several grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services will be held today t 2 o’clock at the family plot in Mountain View cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by Willamette Falls post No 5, American Legion, with Howard F. Hutchins, pastor of the Church of Christ, assisting. The Oregon City Funeral Home is in charge.


Name: George Wendover
Death Date: 29 Dec 1936
Death Place: Portland
Spouse: Ellen
Certificate: 4196

Civil War Pension Index: Wendover, George W.
C & K 75 NY Inf.
S 42 V. R. C.
S 6 U. S. Inf.
1889 Aug 12, Invalid, Application: 721836, Certificate: 734775, Kans.

Name: George W . Wendover
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: New York
Regiment: 75th Regiment, New York Infantry
Company: C,K
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Film Number: M551 roll 149

Returns from Regular Army Service 1869-1878
George Wendover, Private, 1 May 69, Co F, 6th Regiment of Infantry

New York Muster Roll Abstracts:
Wendover, G. W.
Trans Roll Nov 18 ’61
Transferred from Co. K to Co. C, Nov 18 ’64
(Mustered Out) 31 Aug 65, Pvt with Co at Savannah Ga

New York in the Civil War:
Wendover, George W. – Age 19 years. Enlisted March 8, 1862, at Butler to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. K, June 25, 1862, re-enlisted as a veteran March 28, 1864; transferred to Co. C, November 19, 1864; mustered out with company, August 31, 1865, at Savannah, Ga.


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