William Oliver

William Oliver

Birth
Dexter, Penobscot County, Maine, USA
Death 23 Jul 1936 (aged 29)
Santa Maria, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Dexter, Penobscot County, Maine, USA
Memorial ID 120420226 · View Source
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The Eastern Gazette 7-30-1936, p.8
LIEUT. OLIVER'S FUNERAL

To Be Held at Universalist Church
Next Sunday Afternoon

Considering that the late Lieut. William Oliver, Naval aviator killed in an airplane crash July 23 is as much of a hero as though he had died in action during wartime, his native town of Dexter is to accord him a full military burial. The burial service will be under the auspices of Edward J. Pouliott Post, American Legion and the Legion will be supplemented by a detachment of Marines from the Portsmouth Navy Yard. This detachment is being gladly tendered by order of the Commandment of the First Naval District in Boston.
The remains of Lieut. Oliver will reach Dexter by train from San Diego, Calif., late Friday night but the services will not take place until 1:30 Sunday afternoon, Daylight Saving time. The funeral service will be held at the First Universalist church of this town, with Rev. Milo G. Folsom of the Pittsfield Universalist church officiating. Bearers will be members of Lieut. Oliver's class at N. H. Fay High school. Following the church service, the Legion and the Marines will conduct the march to the cemetery and the military burial service there.
It has been learned that Mrs. William Oliver is being accompanied across the continent by her sister-in-law, Miss Cleo Oliver, of this town, who was visiting her in San Diego and that Mrs. Oliver's sister, Miss Audrey Redding, of New Orleans has accompanied the Oliver children to the home of their maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Redding, of New Orleans.
A military funeral was accorded Lieut. Oliver at the naval station in San Diego last Saturday.


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  • Created by: TheGhost
  • Added: 16 Nov 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 120420226
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Oliver (11 Mar 1907–23 Jul 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 120420226, citing Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter, Penobscot County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by TheGhost (contributor 47146864) .