JENNINGS, FREDERICK A (1845 - 1935)

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Watsonville Pajaronian (June 8, 1935)
Frederick A. Jennings

F.A. Jennings Borne to Rest
"Dad" Story and Scores of Friends Mourn Passing

He marched with the swelling legion of the dead "over there" today; he left one old soldier in the thinning ranks on earth behind.

Frederick A. Jennings, a grand old soldier of the G.A.R. was borne to his last resting place today while Asa A. "Dad" Story, the sole surviving member of the R.H. McCook post, stayed behind to mourn his passing with their mutual legion friends on earth.

The Rev. J.O. Richmond of the Baptist church delivered a heart touching eulogy on the 89-year-old Civil War veteran who succumbed Thursday to a lengthy illness.

The services held in the beautiful flower filled chapel at White's was attended by scores of friends and relatives of the beloved old veteran.

Mrs. Ida White sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Lead Kindly Light" in a voice that was sweet and soft.

The American Legion members attended the rites in a body and as the casket was borne from the chapel, Bugler Lido sounded "Taps".

Pallbearers, all members of the Edward H Lorenson post, were E. J. Beck, Sam Davis, Ed Engle, Paul King, Sydney and Vernon Gundrey.

Following the service the body was taken to Santa Cruz for cremation.

Date of Birth: 1845-07-05

Date of Death: 1935-06-06

County: Santa Cruz

Cemetery/City of Burial: Santa Cruz Memorial Park

Plot: EM 634

Mortuary: WM

Cause of Death: Art/Sclerosis

Spouse: (Jennings)_ Amelia

Occupation: Farmer

Religion: Ba

Local Address: Rt1 Bx 352

Last City: Watsonville 27

Native of: VT

Father Native of: Lathrop (VT)

Mother Native of: Thomas_ Elizabeth (VT)

Enlisted: 1864/02/15

Discharged: 1865/07/12

Military Unit: WI_ 36 Inf_ Co H

Rank: Pvt

Military Notes: R-Rndlph_W-Ptrsbrg_M/O-KY

GAR#: M26

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

CW Reference: RLM 1927 Roster

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-0518

Citation

Nelson, Robert L. “JENNINGS, FREDERICK A (1845 - 1935).” 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/133494. Accessed 21 Aug. 2019.