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William M. Hilleary
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Birth: Feb. 21, 1840
Des Moines County
Iowa, USA
Death: Aug. 11, 1917
Albany
Linn County
Oregon, USA

The author of the important Oregon history "A Webfoot Volunteer: The Diary of William M. Hilleary, 1864-1866". The diary recounts Mr. Hilleary's service as a Corporal in Company F of the 1st Oregon Volunteer Infantry. The 1st Oregon was raised from local citizens to protect the state after the Regular Army was sent east to fight in the Civil War. After the war, Mr. Hilleary became a school teacher and was active in the Grange movement where he became a strong advocate for rural free mail delivery, a postal savings banking system, and a canal across Nicaragua. In 1896 he was elected Master of the Oregon State Grange and became a member of the Board of Regents of Oregon Agricultural College. A member of Brownsville GAR Post 49, he was the son of James Hilleary and Nancy Morris and was a direct descendant of Peregrine White, the first child born on the Mayflower. He married Liebe Cornelius and their farm south of Turner, Oregon was known as "Red Oak". In 2007 this grave was reset and restored by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Hilleary (1814 - 1889)
  Nancy Morris Hilleary (1819 - 1904)
 
 Spouse:
  Irene L. Cornelius Hilleary (1847 - 1920)
 
Burial:
Twin Oaks Cemetery
Turner
Marion County
Oregon, USA
 
Created by: Randy Fletcher
Record added: Dec 22, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 17117516
William M. Hilleary
Added by: Randy Fletcher
 
William M. Hilleary
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William M. Hilleary
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- Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
 Added: Dec. 22, 2006
 
 
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