Collver Generation 10

Hurley Monroe Collver

Son of Andrew Freeman Collver and Clara Hester Williams

Born:

Died:

Married:

16 May 1921 - Rosa Belle Emmons

Married:

1972 - Dorothy Shultz

Children of Hurley and Rosa:

Glys
Rosemary
Laura
Blanche
Linford
Donna
Robert
Ruth
John
Linda
Susan

Occupation:

Laborer, Farmer

Life:

He was the youngest of five sons and two younger sisters, and grew up on the Oregon Coast. At the outbreak of World War I, his father andrew had obtained work in the Portland Ship Yards. He was not old enough to join the military yet like his brothers, so he went to work for an irrigation company out on the slopes of Mount Hood see letters ).

Hurley Letters

Military Service

When he was old enough to enlist, he went intot he Army and was sent to Ft Lawson WA, then to Camp Humphry VA, to the Army Engineering school. From there they went to Fort Upton New Jersey, then shipped to England. On the crossing he was to have said he got in an arguement with some men that were throwing large boxes of Chocolate over board because they had gotten moldy. He lectured them that was just the sugar crystalizing. They landed in England and did their preparations for the crossing to France. While this was going on, an armistice was being negotiated. He landed on the day of the Armistice. He was stationed in France and they mostly stayed in Garrison from my understanding.