JENKINS, ELI (1843 - 1924)

More information about this collection...

Santa Cruz Sentinel (November 13, 1924)
Eli Jenkins
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

Plot: O75/11

Mortuary: CCC

Cause of Death: Brn/Related

Spouse: (Jenkins)_ Francis

Religion: Ba

Local Address: Broadway 292

Last City: Santa Cruz

Native of: IL

Enlisted: 1864/03/29

Discharged: Not Listed

Military Unit: IL_ 125 Inf_ Co K

Rank: Pvt

Military Notes: R-Catlin

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: SEN 1924/11/13

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-0515

Citation

Nelson, Robert L. “JENKINS, ELI (1843 - 1924).” 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/133491. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.