JONES, WILLIAM A. (1832 - 1921)

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William A. Jones
Veterans Memorial Grove Cemetery
Yountville

Old Soldier Dies at Yountville

William A. Jones, a character about Santa Cruz for many years, and an old soldier and Civil War veteran, died on May 12 at the Veterans home at Yountville, near Napa, a message having been received by Col. W.V. Lucas of Wallace Reynolds post G.A.R. to that effect.

Mr. Jones was in his 89th year and was born in Indiana. He served during the Civil War with the 29th Iowa regiment and was proud of his badge, which he always wore prominently.

He is remembered by many as the elderly man who invariable stood around the Salvation Army open airs. Mr. Jones resided on Pearl Street and leaves a wife and family.

Date of Birth: 1832

Date of Death: 1921-12-05

County: Napa

Cemetery/City of Burial: Veterans Memorial Grove Cemetery (Yountville, CA)

Plot: F/5/34

Mortuary: VH

Religion: SA

Local Address: Garfield 117

Last City: (CA Yountville)

Native of: IN

Enlisted: 1862/08/18

Discharged: 1865/08/10

Military Unit: IA_ 29 Inf_ Co C?

Rank: Pvt

Military Notes: R-MgN/La_ M/O-New.Orleans

GAR#: WR32

Available records used to obtain information:
Cemetery records
California Death Index
Military records
Santa Cruz and Monterey newspapers
Voter Records

CW Reference: SEN 1921/05/24

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-0527

Citation

Nelson, Robert L. “JONES, WILLIAM A. (1832 - 1921).” 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/133503. Accessed 22 May 2024.