KIFF, JOHN (1832 - 1910)
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.)
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
Cause of Death: Kid/Nephrits
Local Address: (County)
Last City: Scotts Valley
Native of: NY
Father Native of: J. (NY)
Mother Native of: Armstrong_ Esther (NY)
Military Unit: OH_ 47 Inf_ Co I
Military Notes: R_E-N/L_
Available records used to obtain information:
Santa Cruz County death records
Santa Cruz and Monterey newspapers
CW Reference: SEN 1910/08/09