Dade County Missouri
William C. Hoover
Civil War and Mexican War Service
Increase of pension for William C. Hoover
Serial-Set-ID: 4908-H H.rp. 4843, Jun 6, 1906, 1 pg. 59th Congress, 1st Session.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Report No. 4843.
WILLIAM C. HOOVER
June 6, 1906-Committed to the Committee on Pensions, submitted the following REPORT. [To accompany H. R. 19245]
The Committee on Pensions, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 19245) granting an increase of pension to William C. Hoover, have considered the same and respectfully report as follows:
William C. Hoover, of Everton, Dade County, Mo., was a private in Captain Clarkson's company, Third Regiment Missouri Mounted Infantry, from April 26, 1847, to October 15, 1848, in the war with Mexico, and he is now receiving the pension of $12 per month allowed by law for such service.
It is also a matter of record that the claimant served a term of honorable service from November 1, 1863, to July 1, 1865, as a private in Company I, Fifteenth Regiment Missouri Volunteer Cavalry, in the civil war.
It appears from the papers accompanying the bill that the claimant is now past 81 years of age, totally incapacitated for the performance of any manual labor, and that his annual income exclusive of his pension does not exceed $50, which he derives from the rental of a small farm.
Following the precedents, and in consideration of the claimant's long and honorable service in two wars, the passage of the bill is respectfully recommended when amended as follows:
In line 6, before "company," insert "Captain Clarkson's."
In line 7 change "Volunteers" to "Volunteer" and insert thereafter "Infantry," and in same line after "Mexico," insert "and Company I, Fifteenth Regiment Missouri Volunteer Cavalry."
(Submitted by: Cathy Danielson)
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