Hoy -Hermenet Web Site

Hoy Family

Clara Ophelia (Hoy) Richard

Born - September 9, 1867

Henry County. Ohio

Married - 1887

Died - February 6, 1947

Newport, Coos County, Oregon






Mrs. Clara Richard PASSES AWAY




Clara Richard, wife of Frank Richard, passed away at

the family home in Newport, Oregon on February 6, 1947.

She was the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Samuel Hoy

and was born in Ohio on September 9, 1867.


When she was fifteen years old she moved with her parents to South Dakota. In 1887 she was married to Frank Richard. In 1902 Mr. and Mrs. Richard with their

family moved to Lebanon, Oregon, where they resided

until three years ago, with the exception of six years spent

in Albany while Mr. Richard served as sheriff of Linn

county. In 1944 they moved to their present home in

Newport. Her husband survives her.


Four sons and four daughters were born to this union.

One son died in infancy. Another son, Bryan Carl, died

in France a casualty of World War I. The surviving

sons are Donald of Lebanon and Sam of Portland.

The daughters are Mrs. Edna Geil of Corvallis;

Mrs. Oscar Swander of Newport, Mrs. Ernest

Merchant of Lebanon and Mrs. Arthur Clyde of



Besides her children Mrs. Richard leaves four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren,

two brothers and two sisters.


Her brothers are Rev. Wiley Hoy of North Dakota and

Attorney Harry G. Hoy of Portland. The sisters are

Mrs. Ida East and Mrs. Leslie Haskin of Newport.


When a young girl Mrs. Richard joined the Evangelical

church in South Dakota of which her father was pastor.



Obituary Courtesy of Louise Baden





Husband - Frank Carl Richard

Born - June 1868

Kewaunee County, Wisconsin

Died - April 4, 1949

Newport, Lincoln County, Oregon

Parents - Charles Fredrick and Wilhelmine A. "Minnie" (Krohn) Richard



Frank Carl Richard, the former Chief of Police of Lebanon in the early 1900s, was appointed to fill in for Sheriff Dunlap, who was killed in the line of duty May 21, 1923. Richard, who also had served as a Deputy under Sheriff Kendall, went on to run for the office and served as Sheriff of Linn County until 1929.





Frank C. Richard

Funeral Services for Frank C. Richard, ex-sheriff

of Linn county and a Lebanon city police officer

30 years, were held at the Howe-Huston chapel Friday.

He passed away April 4, 1949,  in Newport. Mr. Richard

was born in Wisconsin in 1868, coming to Lebanon

in 1902.


Six children survive: Mrs. Edna Geil, Coraville;

Mrs. Oscar Swander, Newport; Don Richard and

Mrs. Ernest Merchant, Lebanon; Sam Richard,

Portland, and Mrs. Arthur Clyde, McMinnville,

Sisters are Mrs. Bert Meeks; Mrs. Lena Meutz,

Lebanon; and Mrs. Minnie Hoy, Brownville.

There are five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.



Obituary Courtesy of Louise Baden







Per the June 4, 1900, Harrison Township, Spink County, South Dakota Census

Frank Richard (b: June 1868, WI) is residing with his wife Clara (b: Sept. 1867, OH)

and their children: Edna (b: Dec. 1889, SD), Grace (b: Dec. 1891, SD), Donald (b: Oct. 1894, SD),

Bryan (b: Aug. 1896, SD) and Richard (b: May 1900, SD)

Additional Information on this census is that Clara was the mother of 5 Children, All of whom are still living,

it is therefore reasonable to believe that "Richard" is actually Samuel Hoy Richard, but his 1st name was not listed.


They are living next door to Clara's brother,

Wiley Hoy (b: Feb. 1870, OH), his wife Isabelle (b: Aug. 1878, Ireland)

and their son Maurice (b: Oct. 1898, SD)



Daughter - Edna Rebecca (Richard) Geil

Born - December 15, 1889

Spink County, South Dakota

Married - June 7, 1911

Linn County, Oregon

Died - September 4, 1974

Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon

Husband - Lewis/Louis Kieffer Geil

Born - January 18, 1889

Singers Glen, Virginia

Died - June 20, 1962

Washington County, Oregon

Parents - John Samuel and Alice May (Shank) Geil 


Daughter - Grace Lillian (Richard) Swander

Born - December 1891

Spink County, South Dakota

Married - November 29, 1923

Died - June 8, 1956

 Lebanon, Linn County, Oregon

Husband - Oscar Carl Swander

Born - September 15, 1895

Pryor,  Missouri

Died - May 19, 1982

Linn County, Oregon


Son - Donald Everett Richard

Born - October 9, 1895

Irving, Spink County, South Dakota

Died - September 25, 1955

Linn County, Oregon


Son - Bryan Carl Richard

Born -  August 15, 1897

Spink County, South Dakota

Veteran - World War I

Private, 401st  Engineers Pontoon Park

Died - October 9, 1918 - France

Buried - Arlington National Cemetery

Section Europe Site 326


Son - Samuel Hoy Richard

Born - May 21, 1900

Spink County, South Dakota

Marriage - November 14, 1936

Lebanon, Oregon

Died - November 14, 1936

Lebanon County, Oregon

Died - February 12, 1983

Linn County, Oregon

Wife - Wilma Blanche Baker

Born - December 8, 1909

Goodland, Kansas

Died - November 17, 1991

Linn County, Oregon


Daughter - Elizabeth Violet (Richard) Merchant

Born - March 11, 1902

Spink County, South Dakota

Died - September 30, 1981

Lebanon, Linn County, Oregon

Husband - William Ernest Merchant

Born - February 19, 1900

Died - September 7, 1994

Lane County, Oregon


Son - Baby Boy Richard

Died - In Infancy


Daughter - Doris Arliegh (Richard) Clyde

Born - January 5,  1911

Private United States Army

Died - February 5, 1992

Forest Grove, Washington County, Oregon

Buried - Willamette National Cemetery

11800 SE Mt. Scott Boulevard Portland, Oregon

Section K Site 5302

Husband - Arthur Clyde

Born -

Died - March 16, 1968

Multnomah County, Oregon


Brother - John Wesley Hoy

Born -April 20, 1857 - Ohio

Married - November 14, 1877

Died - November 1, 1922

Spink, South Dakota

Wife - Estelle (McCune) Hoy


Brother - Silas W. Hoy -

Born - January1860 - Ohio

Died - April 1922 -

Albany, Oregon


Brother - Charles Henry Hoy

Born - March1864 - Ohio

Died - 1930

Lebanon, Oregon


Brother - Samuel Alvin Hoy

Born - October 30, 1866

Wife - Blanche (Cadwell) Hoy


Brother - Wiley Leander Hoy

Born - February 27, 1870

Wife - Isabelle (McGaffin) Hoy


Sister -Ida V. (Hoy) East

Born  - February 1871 - Ohio

Married - 1897

Residence in 1900 - Cedar, Missoula County, Montana

Died - 1948 - Newport, Oregon

Husband - Clark East

Born - December 1870 - Michigan


Brother - George Washington Hoy

Born - April 28, 1874

Wife - Minnie Gertrude (Richard) Hoy


 Brother - Jesse David Hoy

Born - March 19, 1877

Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio

Wife - Flora Bell (Bixler) Hoy


Brother - Harry Garfield Hoy

Born - May 5, 1879

Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio

Died - December 13,1962

Portland, Oregon

Wife - Meta (Boebel) Hoy


Sister - Lillian Grace (Hoy) Haskins

Born - May1881 - Ohio

Died - November 1963

Newport, Oregon

Husband - Leslie Haskins


Father - Samuel Hoy

Mother - Malinda (Imler) Hoy

Grandfather - David Hoy

Grandmother - Hannah (Ritter) Hoy 

Great -Grandfather - Daniel J. Hoy

Great - Grandmother - Magdalena (Mollie) Eyer Hoy

 Great - Great Grandfather - Johann Phillip (Heu) Hoy

(Phillip Hoy )

 Great - Great Grandmother - Barbara Hoy

Family Indexes

Home  Hoy  Hermenet  Boise  Shively

Hoy Photo Gallery

Last Up-Date   03/28/2011 04:47:32 AM