2009 - The Year of Valley History
Ovid Hare Death Notice 1903 - Gift of Dave High to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley. (click on image to enlarge)
Ovid Hare enlisted into the Union Army in Butler County, Iowa. He was a member of Company E, in the 32nd Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Ovid was 74 years old when he died on Sunday, August 2, 1903 at his home on `43 North Anderson Street, Los Angeles, California. Thousands of Civil War veterans made their way eventually to the warm climate of Southern California. Our first discovery about him, was that he enlisted in Butler County, Iowa.
Stay tuned as your Museum discovers more about this man, about his life and perhaps his burial in the Federal Cemetery near UCLA. We will also be alerting the Butler County, Iowa Historical Society and the Iowa State Museum of our image.
Refer to this image as the Ovid Hare (death notice) artifact number: 0709-032-952 HC 5
The San Fernando Valley, in the heart of the Creative Capital of the World, deserves a great Museum of history and culture.