SHERMAN, WILLARD (1833 - 1890)

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Santa Cruz Sentinel (June 27, 1886)

W.H.L. Wallace Post is organizing one of the best and most complete drum corps on the coast, consisting of eight boys, sons of veterans. The drums and fifes etc. have been purchased in Boston and are expected to arrive soon. The boys will be uniformed very nicely. The drum corp. will be instructed in their duties by W.H. Sherman of said post, who was a regular musician in the late war. Mr. Sherman is said to be one of the best instructors in this line in town.

Santa Cruz Sentinel (August 9, 1890)

W.H. Sherman, a member of the late Second Minnesota Infantry is lying dangerously ill, his right side being paralyzed at his home in East Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz Surf (August 14, 1890)

Died: Sherman in East Santa Cruz August 13, 1890 W.H. Sherman a member of the late 2nd Minnesota Volunteer Infantry. Age 57 years 6 months 1 day.

Funeral from residence on Branciforte avenue tomorrow (Friday) at 2 o'clock P.M. Friends and acquaintances invited to attend.

Santa Cruz Surf (August 16, 1890)

The funeral of Comrade W.H. Sherman occurred yesterday afternoon and was largely attended. J.F. Reynolds and W.H. Wallace Post Grand Army were out in a body. Rev. E.D. McCreary and Rev. Mr. Leavitt both spoke during the service. Music was rendered by Misses Dunlap and Bauter and Messrs R. Case and H Fay. Interment was in the IOOF Cemetery.

Date of Birth: 1833-02-03

Date of Death: 1890-08-13

County: Santa Cruz

Cemetery/City of Burial: Santa Cruz Memorial Park

Plot: B23

Cause of Death: Strk/Related

Occupation: Musician

Local Address: Branciforte

Last City: Santa Cruz

Native of: PA

Enlisted: 1861/09/13

Discharged: 1862/04/24

Military Unit: MN_ 2 Inf_ Band

Rank: Mus

Military Notes: R-N/L_ D-By Order of Buell

GAR#: W32

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

CW Reference: WHL 1886 Roster

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-0900

Citation

Nelson, Robert L. “SHERMAN, WILLARD (1833 - 1890).” 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/133876. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.