SEARCY, FRANCIS D (? - 1915)

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Santa Cruz Surf (June 11, 1915)

Found Dead in Wagon
F.D. Searcy, A Peddler Dies at Soquel

A peddler was found dead yesterday in his top wagon at the side of the road on one of the streets near the Park house at Soquel. From papers on his person it is supposed his name was F.D. Searcy and that he was from San Jose. He used a wagon for peddling and at night slept in it, as it was covered. The wagon had been at the side of the road for some time and his horse was grazing at the side of the road when the body was found. On his coat was a Grand Army button, so it is supposed he was an old soldier.

Deputy Coroner Dr. G.A. Bangs was summoned and the body was brought to the Pacific Coast undertaking parlors in this city.

Date of Death: 1915-10-06

County: Santa Clara

Mortuary: PCU

Spouse: (Searcy)_ Emma

Occupation: Sales/Peddler

Last City: (CA San Jose)

Military Unit: MO_ 6 Cav_ Co B

Rank: Pvt

Military Notes: On SSS DB 04/04 (Not on HDS)

GAR#: YES?

Available records used to obtain information:
Cemetery records
Santa Cruz County death records
Military records
Santa Cruz and Monterey newspapers
Voter Records

CW Reference: SUR 1915/06/11?

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-0888

Citation

Nelson, Robert L. “SEARCY, FRANCIS D (? - 1915).” 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/133864. Accessed 30 May 2023.