NELLIS, WILLIAM HENRY (1843 - 1922)
IOOF Cemetery in Santa Cruz
To Attend Vet's Reunions
W.H. Nellis Stanford Ave., has gone to Des Moines, Iowa to attend a reunion of the 11th Iowa Infantry and of "Crocker's brigade," composed of the 11th, 13th, 15th and 16th Iowa regiments during the Civil war, and known as the "Iowa brigade".
Mr. Nellis served four years in the 11th. After the reunion he will meet the California delegates in Chicago and go with to Washington and attend the national encampment, march down Pennsylvania Av. as he did in June, 1865, when the great parade and review occurred at the close of the war.
Obituary Notes, contributed by Phil Reader
Santa Cruz Sentinel, March 9, 1922 indicates William H. Nellis died March 2, 1922, Age 89. Son Only A.G. Nellis Richly, Montana. Short OBT News March 3, 1922. Guard at San Quentin, County Records.
Mission Hospital: William Henry Nellis, 78 Years 8 months 19 days. Died March 2, 1922, born June 11, 1843 in Pennsylvania. Widowed, parents unknown. Guard at San Quentin. Buried SC 6 CA 46 IOOF. A.C. Nellis Richley Mont.
Date of Birth: 1843-06-11
Date of Death: 1922-02-03
County: Santa Cruz
Cemetery/City of Burial: Santa Cruz Memorial Park
Cause of Death: Strk/Related
Local Address: Fairmount 31
Last City: Santa Cruz
Native of: PA
Military Unit: IA_ 11 Inf_ Co D
Military Notes: R-Wltn_M-Atlnta_ M/O-Vcksb
Available records used to obtain information:
Santa Cruz County death records
Santa Cruz and Monterey newspapers
CW Reference: SEN 1915/09/09