NELLIS, WILLIAM HENRY (1843 - 1922)

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Santa Cruz Sentinel (September 9, 1915)
W. H. Nellis
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

Plot: O15

Mortuary: W&S

Cause of Death: Strk/Related

Occupation: Law/Guard

Local Address: Fairmount 31

Last City: Santa Cruz

Native of: PA

Enlisted: 1861/09/17

Discharged: 1865/07/15

Military Unit: IA_ 11 Inf_ Co D

Rank: Cpl

Military Notes: R-Wltn_M-Atlnta_ M/O-Vcksb

GAR#: N/R

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 1915/09/09

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-0730

Citation

Nelson, Robert L. “NELLIS, WILLIAM HENRY (1843 - 1922).” 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/133706. Accessed 13 Dec. 2018.