JENKINS, ELI (1843 - 1924)
Oakwood Memorial Park
Old Soldier Dies at Home
Eli Jenkins, an old soldier and a member of the Wallace-Reynolds Post, died at his home at 292 Broadway where he resided with his wife who survives him.
Mr. Jenkins had lived to the good age of 81 years and was born in Illinois and during the Civil War served his country.
The comrades of the G.A.R. are to assist in the services to be held on Friday morning at Chase's undertaking parlors.
Besides being a member of the GAR, Mr. Jenkins was a member of the Woodsman.
Santa Cruz Sentinel (November 15, 1924)
Funeral for Old Soldier
The funeral services over Eli Jenkins were held yesterday morning at Chase's undertaking parlors, with the members of Wallace-Reynolds post, G.A.R. present, and participating in the services. The church service was conducted by Rev. J.N. Hoover of the Baptist church. The Modern Woodsmen also attended in a body and conducted their services at the cemetery.
Date of Birth: 1843-01-18
Date of Death: 1924-12-11
County: Santa Cruz
Cemetery/City of Burial: Oakwood Memorial Park
Cause of Death: Brn/Related
Spouse: (Jenkins)_ Francis
Local Address: Broadway 292
Last City: Santa Cruz
Native of: IL
Discharged: Not Listed
Military Unit: IL_ 125 Inf_ Co K
Military Notes: R-Catlin
Available records used to obtain information:
Santa Cruz County death records
Santa Cruz and Monterey newspapers
CW Reference: SEN 1924/11/13