|Birth: ||Nov. 9, 1843|
|Death: ||Jan. 10, 1935|
O G Hess Dies Suddenly
Civil War Veteran, 91, Victim of Pneumonia
Retired Lawyer Once Made Race for Governor of Colorado - Married Here in 1869
Oliver G Hess, 91, civil war veteran, died suddenly at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at his home at the corner of Fulton and Third streets. Mr. Hess had been in failing health the last five years. About five days ago he contracted pneumonia but his condition did not become alarming until noon today.
He was born November 9, 1843 in Michigan. Mr Hess was a retired attorney. He practiced law in St Louis before moving to Carthage. He married Miss Izora Crow of Carthage in 1869. In 1874 they went to LaJunta, Colo where they lived for 15 years. During his residence in Colorado Mr Hess was a candidate for governor on the Republican ticket. He was a brother-in-law of Edward Crow, former attorney general of Missouri. He enlisted in the 8th Illinois Cavalry in 1861 and was discharged in 1864.
Mrs Hess died November 10, 1931 in Carthage. A niece, Mrs Henry Bright of Carthage is his only surviving relative. Judge Howard Gray of Carthage was legal guardian for Mr Hess, having been appointed sometime ago by the probate court.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Dioclesion Hess (1809 - 1851)
Lydia Ann Gaylord Montague (1817 - 1886)
Izora Crow Hess (1853 - 1931)
Byron E Hess (1836 - 1906)*
Jerome Hess (1837 - 1846)*
Henry Hyde Hess (1838 - 1914)*
Lydia A Hess Prescott (1841 - 1926)*
Oliver Gaylord Hess (1843 - 1935)
Dianthia Gaylord Hess Hill (1846 - 1902)*
Plot: Traditional Section Bl 27 Lot 11
Created by: Laura Plummer Ranville
Record added: Jul 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54996979
-War is a ghost that haunts you from the moment it exists until the moment you don't." ~Johan Steele, Lt. Colonel|
Added: May. 7, 2015
Enlisted in 8th Illinois Calvary, Company C. Served until wounded in Battle of Beverly Ford on Jun 9 1863. Discharged from army May 29, 1864.|
Added: Oct. 11, 2011