KIFF, JOHN (1832 - 1910)

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Santa Cruz Sentinel (Aug 9, 1910)
John Kiff
Oakwood Memorial Park

DIED: KIFF- In this city Aug 7, John Kiff a native of NY. Aged 77 years 8 mo, 5 days. (Funeral to be held from Pacific Coast undertaking parlors.)

ATTN G.A.R.

Members of Wallace-Reynolds Post No. 32 will meet at the post room Aug 9th at 9:30 A.M. to attend the funeral of Comrade Kiff.

Santa Cruz Sentinel (Aug 11, 1910)

The Late John Kiff

The solemn services over the late John Kiff marked the departure of one more of the men who wiped out slavery and made a united people. He served during the Civil War in Company I of the 47 Regiment [OH Inf], and was carried by his comrades of the G.A.R.; whose numbers are daily lessening.

Mr. Kiff was born in the state of New York in 1832, and was 78 years of age. In 1888 he came to Stockton where he engaged in business and remained sixteen years. He came to Santa Cruz in 1904 and with his wife has had six years of well-earned res.

Mr. and Mrs. Kiff in 1906 kept the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage, a golden mark coming to but few and later moved to Scotts Valley where he died. The world can ill spare one of these honest and useful men who, after passing the age of activity, still serve as good examples.

Date of Birth: 1832-12-02

Date of Death: 1910-07-08

County: Santa Cruz

Cemetery/City of Burial: Oakwood Memorial Park

Plot: B1/11

Mortuary: PCU

Cause of Death: Kid/Nephrits

Occupation: Bus/nown

Religion: Ch

Local Address: (County)

Last City: Scotts Valley

Native of: NY

Father Native of: J. (NY)

Mother Native of: Armstrong_ Esther (NY)

Enlisted: 1861/11/01

Discharged: 1864/11/10

Military Unit: OH_ 47 Inf_ Co I

Rank: Cpl

Military Notes: R_E-N/L_

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 1910/08/09

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-0542

Citation

Nelson, Robert L. “KIFF, JOHN (1832 - 1910).” 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/133518. Accessed 7 May 2021.