HOAG, L. Jesse 1845-1919
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/28/2016 at 07:47:21
An old veteran was called home on Independence Day.
On July 4, 1919, L. Jesse Hoag, the last civil war veteran in Whitten, died suddenly while sitting in his chair. Mr. Hoag was born on October 1845, in Illinois. He enlisted and served all during the Civil War, and twice was wounded. He was in many battles, one of importance at Lookout Mountain. He was married in 1867 to Mrs. Tox, who still survives him. They resided in Illinois until 1880, from there they moved to Nebraska, coming to Whitten, Hardin County four years ago. For many years he had been an active Christian worker and a member of the Methodist church. Too much cannot be said of Mr. Hoag's sterling worth as a citizen. The funeral services were held at the M.E. church Sunday, July 6. Rev. Allshouse, pastor of the church officiating assisted by Rev. Lister, pastor of the Christian church. Burial was at the Benson cemetery.
--Hardin County Ledger (Eldora, Iowa), 10 July 1919, pg 7
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