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Santa Cruz Surf (April 29, 1907)
George W. Gulliver
Oakwood Memorial Park

Returns to This County
For a Home for Age and Rest after an Active Business Life

William G. Gulliver and wife of Park City, Utah, have purchased the George Mattley place of thirteen acres near Parkway, in Arana Gulch, through the agency of Embert M. Brown the real estate man.

The Gulliver's were residents of Soquel thirty years ago, Mrs. Gulliver having been a Miss White of that place. Mr. Gulliver has been owner of the Utah Coal Company, in Park City, and has accumulated a neat fortune. He has disposed of his business, owing to failing health, and has come to Santa Cruz to make this place his home from now on.

They are to take possession of their newly acquired property this week, and at once begin to improve the same. The present house will be moved to the rear and a fine large residence erected, and the place in every way made into an ideal country home.

Yesterday the Gullivers took a drive with Mr. and Mrs. Brown through Soquel and recognized many old spots that were familiar to them fifty years ago.

Santa Cruz Surf (April 10, 1914)

Prominent Mason and Old Soldier Passes Away

George William Gulliver, a prominent Mason, and an old soldier, passed away yesterday evening at his residence at Morrissey and Melrose avenues after a long illness. Mr. Gulliver was 70 years old, a native of New Jersey, and leaves a wife. He served his country during the Civil War and was a member of Wallace Reynolds post, G.A.R., and was always interested in all the gathering of the old soldiers. He was also a prominent Mason and went as high as the Knights Templar and was a member of Santa Cruz Commandery. He also was a member of Santa Cruz chapter, Order of Eastern Star, and several months ago he united with the Congregational church. Mr. Gulliver was of a friendly disposition and made many friends. He was years ago connected with the Porter tannery at Soquel and from there went to Utah and returned a number years ago to retire from active life and purchased a beautiful place at Arana gulch, which he sold to the Berry's, and he then erected a pretty home on Morrissey and Melrose avenues, where he has resided.

Date of Birth: 1843-12-26

Date of Death: 1914-09-04

County: Santa Cruz

Cemetery/City of Burial: Oakwood Memorial Park

Plot: O75/03

Mortuary: W&S

Cause of Death: Hrt/Related

Spouse: White_

Occupation: Bus/Coal Co.

Local Address: Morrissey/Melrose

Last City: Santa Cruz

Native of: NJ

Father Native of: William

Mother Native of: Wallace_ (ST)

Enlisted: 1864/11/12

Discharged: 1865/10/24

Military Unit: CA_ 8 Inf_ Co A

Rank: Pvt

Military Notes: E-Wtsnvll_ D-FtPnt

GAR#: WR32

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

CW Reference: Orton's CMiWR

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-0405


Nelson, Robert L. “GULLIVER, GEORGE WILLIAM (1843 - 1914).” 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 6 July 2020.