HALL, JAMES (1837 - 1915)

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Santa Cruz Sentinel (February 26, 1915)

Veteran Hall Dies Here

James Hall, a veteran sailor of the Civil War was buried yesterday in SCruz/OMP Cemetery. He came here a month ago while on a furlough from the Soldiers' Home. He was a total stranger in the city, very quiet and unobtrusive in deportment. He made no acquaintances except with one or two persons near where he moved on Riverside Avenue. He was stricken with paralysis when near his rooms, was discovered and taken to the county hospital where he died about thirty-six hours after arriving. He never recovered his mind after the stroke.

The only scrap of information found on his person or among his few effects was a furlough from the soldiers' home, dated January 1st. He had told a lady near where he roomed that he had no relatives in this country, that he was born in Portugal.

The Grand Army folks took the matter up and refused to have him buried in the potters field, they providing a lot and had him buried with other veterans.

He was poor, lonely man wandering about for what reason nobody will ever know. But he had a Christian burial beside his comrades in arms, and a headstone will be set at his grave by his comrades. It is a fixed principle with them that no veteran shall ever be buried in the potters field if they can prevent it.

Date of Birth: 1837? 1846?

Date of Death: 1915-23-02

County: Santa Cruz

Cemetery/City of Burial: Oakwood Memorial Park

Plot: B1/09

Mortuary: PCU

Cause of Death: Strk/Related

Occupation: Laborer

Local Address: County Hospital

Last City: Santa Cruz

Native of: PA

Military Unit: USN_ USS Powhaten?

Rank: Smn

Military Notes: USS Macedonia?

GAR#: N/R

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

CW Reference: Cemetery Survey

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-0412

Citation

Nelson, Robert L. “HALL, JAMES (1837 - 1915).” 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. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/133388. Accessed 7 May 2021.