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Santa Cruz Sentinel (January 28?, 1900)
William H. Austin
Pioneer Cemetery, Watsonville

DIED: AUSTIN, in Watsonville Jan 27, W.H. Austin aged 60 years.

Watsonville Pajaronian (February 1, 1900)

W.H. Austin died last Saturday morning at the home of his son in this city and was buried Sunday afternoon, the funeral being conducted by the Knights of Pythias. He was a native of Connecticut and was in his 90th year. He was a veteran of the Civil War, and soon after its close came to this valley. He lived here a few years and then moved to Santa Barbara County. He returned to Watsonville last year.

Edson Strowbridge Notes (April 20, 2000)

US Military Service Record Index; 1875 SLO Co. Directory, “Painter Bus. on Monterey ST., Res. SLO; San Luis Obispo Tribune, April 10,1875 newspaper ad “Sign Painter; SLO Tribune, Nov. 18, 1876, newspaper ad “Eagle Hotel, Proprietor (Lived in San Luis Obispo 1873-1879); (The Eagle Hotel was located at the n/w corner of Osos & Monterey Streets. It was removed to another location in 1884 to make room for the J.P. Andrews Bldg. and burned to the ground in 1887); 1879 SB Co. Great Register, age 49 years, b. CT., Painter, resident Lompoc, Reg. June 12, 1879; 1880 US Census, Res.: Lompoc town, age 50 yrs, Painter, b CT (wife & 4 yr. old son Willie); Lompoc Record, May 14, 1887, newspaper ad, “Sign Painter A Memorial & Biographical History of Santa Barbara History of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo & Ventura Counties, Ida Addis Storke, 1891; (Lived in Lompoc 1879- ); SLO Breeze, July 26, 1898, Reg. @ CCVA Encampment from Gilroy.

Date of Birth: 1830-02-05

Date of Death: 1900-27-01

County: Santa Cruz

Cemetery/City of Burial: Santa Cruz County

Plot: A-01

Cause of Death: Hrt/Related

Occupation: Painter

Local Address: (Pajaro 69)

Last City: (CA Gilroy)

Native of: CT

Enlisted: 1862/08/01

Discharged: 1862/12/24

Military Unit: CT_ 18 Inf_ Co B

Rank: Cpl

Military Notes: R-Killingsly_ DbD


Available records used to obtain information:
Cemetery records
Santa Cruz County death records
Military records
Santa Cruz and Monterey newspapers
Voter Records

CW Reference: SEN 1903/06/04

Creator: Nelson, Robert L.
Source: Old Soldier: the story of the Grand Army of the Republic in Santa Cruz County. Santa Cruz, CA: The Museum of Art & History, c2004.
Date: Undated
Coverage: Santa Cruz (County)
Rights: Reproduced by permission of Robert L. Nelson.
Identifier: OS-0034


Nelson, Robert L. “AUSTIN, WILLIAM HORATIO (1830 - 1900).” Old Soldier: the story of the Grand Army of the Republic in Santa Cruz County. Santa Cruz, CA: The Museum of Art & History, c2004. SCPL Local History. Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.