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Arthur S. Hoylman ( Cave Junction 1945 )

posted: Jan 1, 2002

Art, a conscientious objector to World War II who served his nation as a Forest Service smokejumper, died in Biglerville, Pa., February 5,2001. Born December 26, 1922, in Creston, Mont., he was a member of Bethel Mennonite Church in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Art was drafted into Civilian Public Service in 1944 from Oxford, Iowa and his occupation at the time was listed as "Logger."

After his discharge, he served as a member of the church council and Sunday school superintendent in Biglerville. He was also a member of the Chester County Planning Commission, Lions Club, Tender Care Pregnancy Center Board, and a former member and treasurer of the Dairy Herd Improvement Association and the Adams Rescue Mission Board. He also was a township supervisor.

Arthur operated a dairy farm for 17 years and had served as an agent for the Pennsylvania Farms Association. He started and ran an insurance agency in Gettysburg from 1979 to 1997.