Civil War Veterans Buried In Washington State - George Olney

George Washington Olney

Representing: Union

G.A.R Post

  • Isaac Stevens Post #1 Seattle, King Co. WA

Unit History

  • 7th Illinois Infantry F
  • 117th Illinois Infantry D
George Olney
Family History

Highest Rank
1st Lieutenant

Co. G, 3rd U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery
Service Record
Residence New Hampton, IL; enlisted on 8/9/1862 as a Private; on 9/19/1862 mustered into "D" Co. IL 117th Infantry; discharged for promotion on 9/18/1863; promoted to 2nd Lieutenant; on 9/18/1863 he mustered into "G" Co. US Colored Troops 3rd Heavy Artillery; promoted to 1st Lieutenant; served with “C” Co. US Colored Troops 3rd Heavy Artillery; discharged April 30, 1866
-- Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Saturday, July 24, 1909, Classifieds

OLNEY--At the family residence, 1538 Franklin avenue, July 22, 1909, George W. Olney, aged 76 years. member St. John's Lodge, No. 9, F. and A. M., Stevens Post, G. A. R., and University Chapter, O. E. S.
Services will be held at the parlors of Bonney-Watson Co., Third avenue and University street, Monday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, under auspices of St. John's Lodge, No. 9, F. and A. M. Members of above societies and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment at Lake View Cemetery.

Bio: George W. Olney first married Hannah E. Proffitt in 1857. They had nine children: Frank P, Nellie, Roxa M., John D., Ida, Carrie, George W., Warren M., Myrtle. Hannah died in 1890. George married second Sarah J. Newcomb in 1891. During the family's early years, they lived in Illinois and according to letters George wrote to his brother Darwin, wife visited him while George was serving during the Civil War in Tennessee. By 1866, the family is in Minnesota where they remain for about 20 years. Hannah died in Minnesota in 1890. Then George is found in Washington by 1900, where he died.


Buried at Lake View Cemetery Seattle

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