203 1st Ave NE, Waverly, IA 50677

Private Alva H. Jarvis

Private Alva H. Jarvis was born on June 3, 1864 in Painville, OH and died November 9, 1926 in Waverly, IA.

Alva H. Jarvis entered the Infantry on October 12, 1864, in Sumner, IA, served during the Civil War era and reached the rank of Private before being discharged on July 24, 1865 in Louisville, KY.

Alva H. Jarvis is buried at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly, Iowa and can be located at

  • Wounded in Action: Yes

Armed Forces Grave Registration

His parents moved from Ohio to Ill. when he was nine years old six years later they came to Waterloo Ia; In 1870 came to Bremer county. He married Mary Cook of Spencer N Y in 1897 on Dec. 3
He was an early stage and mail carrier also sheriff of Bremer County 1886.
Was detailed orderly for Gen John A.Logan.
Wounded at the Battle of Bentenville at Appornatoz at Lee’s surrender.
Was a member of the Knights of Pythias.
For years Mr J was a dealer in horses and later ran a liverly in Waverly. At the time of enlistment he was a resident of Sumner.
His father was Capt.Jesse Jarvis of the U.S. regulars who served in the Civil War, and who died and is buried in Folfox Nebr.
They deopted a child of a relative who married a Mr. O’Bele. She died leaving a daughter Alva when the Jarvis family raised to maturity as their own child.