Acton Memorial Library
|E||6th MVI (9 months)||Private; enl. Aug. 25, 1862; must. Aug. 31, 1862||wounded Oct. 24, 1862; discharged Nov. 27, 1862 for disability||Acton||carpenter||
as "Sherman J. Hoar";
|Co.||Regiment||Date Filed||Type||App. No.||Cert. No.||State||Beneficiary/Remarks|
|E||6th MVI||April 23, 1863||Invalid||19 590||19 273|
|Date||October 13, 1872|
|Age||43 years, 3 months|
|Burial||Mt. Hope Cemetery, Acton, Mass.|
John S. Hoar, age 31, a carpenter, is recorded as an inhabitant of West Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household with Lydia Hoar, age 31, and four children (source: 1860 United States Federal Census. In: Ancestry.com [online database]).
John Sherman Hoar, a 36 year old carpenter, is recorded in the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton, in household (dwelling no. 203) with Lydia Parker Hoar and 5 children (source: 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Acton. Compiled by Ann S. Lainhart. Boston, 1989. Page 64-65.)
John S. Hoar died October 13, 1872 in Acton of typhoid fever. His death record lists him as a 43 year old married carpenter, born in Boxborough to parents John Hoar (born Littleton) and Betsey Hoar (born Acton). Sadly, his daughter Hattie L. Hoar, age 20, died one week later, also of typhoid fever (source: Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910. In: NewEnglandAncestors.org [online database].)
Lydia P., widow of Sherman J. Hoar is recorded in the 1890 special veterans census as a resident of Acton (source: 1890 Veterans Schedules. In: Ancestry.com [online database]).
Name included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union" as "J. Sherman Hoar."
Henry L. Hosmer. The Town of Acton in the Civil War, 1861-1865. Tucson, AZ: The Author, 2001. 30.
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