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PVT: MICHAEL HOALTON, Civil War Veteran of Monterey County, “California Column, 2nd California Infantry, Company “F”.

Michael Hoalton was born in New York in 1842. When the Civil war broke out, He enlisted into the 2nd California Infantry, Company “F” as a Private, in Carson City, Nevada. His service dates were: 9/14/1861 and mustered out at the Presidio of San Francisco on 10/18/1864. In 1881 he moved to Monterey County after living in Eureka in Humboldt County. He served several terms as Justice of the Peace in the Township of Peach Tree. In 1907, Hon. Michael Hoalton retired. On January 21, 1911 at the home of his father-in-law, Supervisor Wm. Casey just outside of San Lucas. Hon. Michael Hoalton was buried at San Ardo Cemetery in South Monterey County. He was a member of the James Blair Steedman GAR ( Grand Army of the Republic) Post # 56, based out of Salinas. 

NOTE: the local papers miss-spelled his name. His Military records reads Hoalton, the 2nd Calif. Inf. Company “F” roster, reads Hoalton, and the Salinas Daily Index (in the article itself) reads Hoalton.

HOALTON, MICHAEL (1841-1911) SAN ARDO Cemetery (Monterey Daily Cypress January 24, 1911) 

H. Moulton A Pioneer 
Passed Away at Home of WP Casey Near San Lucas 
San Lucas....January 23- Michael Moulton, a well known resident of this place, passed away last Friday at the home of his father [son?] in law Supervisor WP Casey, near this place, and his remains were interred in the cemetery at San Ardo this morning with fitting honors. 

Mr. Moulton had been ill but a short time. the funeral took place from the Casey residence at 8:30 o’clock and was attended by many of the people from towns in the southern part of the county, as well as by a number from Salinas and vicinity. 

The funeral was conducted by Undertaker Harrington of King City and the services by Rev. Father Nevin of San Miguel. the pallbearers were George Dudley, Roy Grimes, W.E. Knowles, Charles Beasley, Charles hart and William Hayes. 

The deceased was a native of New York and was aged 69 years and 6 months. He came to Monterey country Eureka, Humboldt county about thirty years ago, located at San Lucas, and had been prominently identified with the affairs of this community much of the time since. He served several terms as justice of the peace of Peach Tree township. He retired from office four years ago, but at the last election was again elected. For some reason, however, possibly ill health, he neglected to qualify and the board of supervisors appointed Charles T. Beally in his stead. 

The deceased was a veteran of the civil war, having enlisted in the Second California Volunteers, October 21, 1861, and served until October, 1861, when he was mustered out. He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic. 

To mourn his passing, besides a large number of friends throughout the county, he leaves a daughter, Mrs. WP Casey. He was an honorable man, an upright citizen, and a kind indulgent parent. His presence will be greatly missed in the community where he had made his home for so many years.

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Researched and Compiled by : Timothy P. Reese, PCC of Salinas , CA. & Robert L. Nelson ,PCC. of Santa Cruz.CA. Both members of the “Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War”. Department of California & Pacific. Camp Abraham Lincoln # 10. The Reese-Nelson CWV-MC Data Base