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Civil War Veterans of Sherman County

Scholl, Louis 
1829 - 1911, architect & civil engineer for all government buildings at Fort Dalles 1856-1860, & designed buildings at Fort Simcoe & Fort Walla Walla up to 1860; lived later years at Walla Walla, WA; h/o Elizabeth Fulton; buried Wasco Sunrise Cemetery.

Silver, Nathan W.
1847 - 1916 Portland, OR; Private, Co. C, 11th Kansas  Infantry; h/o Juliet A. Heath; former Sherman Co. resident; buried Turner, OR; [Sherman County        Observer, 14 July 1916].

Smith, Franklin H.
May 1838 Pennsylvania - 8 March1899 Rufus, Oregon; Co. C, 8th Iowa Infantry; aka Frank;  lived Rufus area; m. Joana Vaughn 1866 IA; W.T. Sherman Post #4, GAR; buried Wasco Sunrise Cemetery;[Sherman County Observer, 17 March 1899; Wasco News, 16 March 1899; The People’s Republic, 17 March 1899].

Smith, John W.
March 1848 Michigan -               ; Co. F, 9th Iowa, 1863-1865; lived Grant, Murray Springs and Rufus; in Grant Precinct 1900; [1900 Soundex ED 34 sheet 1 line 49 Grant Precinct].

Spoonemore, George Washington Richard 
1835 -     ; Private, Confederate States of America, Col. Graves’ Company, Missouri State Militia, discharged upon the surrender  of General Lee; lived Kingsley, Wasco County, OR 1890 and 15-Mile Precinct, Wasco County, OR 1880 census; h/o Nancy Jane.

Stanley, Walter  S.
February 1839 MI - August 1913 Orchards, WA; bookkeeper, cashier, Sherman County treasurer; in 1901 Capt. Stanley & Capt Trotter of Boise were only living survivors of famous Walker Expedition to Honduras in 1860; [Sherman County Observer, 22 August 1913].

Stiers, Joseph 
1824 - 1902; Sgt., Co. A, 15th Kentucky Cavalry; buried Grass Valley Cemetery.

Taylor, Samuel L. 
1847 - 1915; Co. I, 28th Illinois Infantry; 
h/o Sarah E. ; lived Hood River 1910; buried Wasco Sunrise Cemetery.

Thompson, Isaac 
20 September 1834 OH - July 1924; Co. D, 151st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, 1865-1866; h/o Mary Ann Easley; reportedly one of three surviving Civil War veterans in Sherman County when he died; 1924 commander of W.T. Sherman Post #4, GAR; buried Rose Cemetery without marker; [Wasco News Enterprise, 31 July 1924].

Wheat, Jacob Boone
1 May 1836/33 Jefferson Co., IN-16 December 1910, 74y 7m 15d; lived Indiana until age 13; to MO with family; May 1861 enlisted in Captain Burrows’ home guard, and in October 1862 in Company K under Captain Thomas Burgess; in the Price raid campaign, skirmishes in MO and AR, Private, Co. K, 76th       Missouri Militia, April 1862 to 1863; h/o Charlotte T. Neece; [Sherman County Observer, 23 December 1910; Grass Valley Journal,  23 December 1910]. 

Wilson,  George Scott 
28 November 1845 Johnson Co., TN - 21 September 1919; served from Johnson County, TN, Private, Co. D, 13th Infantry, Tennessee Cavalry, Union Army 1 March 1865 to 5 September 1865, the same unit in which his father, Richard L. Wilson, served; h/o Martha Evelyn Cress; to the Kent area 1905; buried Kent Cemetery.


Uncle George [McKay] and family were visiting summer when it was very warm so we were all out in the shade when Dad went into the house and found Ray standing on the little shelf on the cupboard eating sugar out of the sugar bowl...Ray turned around and said, "Tids is in the sugar, Uncle George."
Faye Howell Beyer
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