Carroll G. Sandholdt (1944/12/15)
A Monterey Bay leader and chief boatswain's mate caught a standing streetcar with his car.
Carroll George Sandholdt was born in Monterey, California, on April 29, 1906, to Mr. and Mrs. William Sandholdt, the publishers of the Monterey Cypress-American newspaper. He and his brother Wilbur spent their formative years in Monterey and attended local schools until the family moved to Moss Landing in 1922. Sandholdt completed his secondary education at Salinas High School, where he was a member of the football team.
Following his graduation, he enrolled in the University of Southern California, which he attended for three years. After leaving USC, Sandholdt moved to San Francisco and was employed as an automobile salesman. In 1928 Carroll returned to Moss Landing and worked in one of the local Sandholdt business interests.
Carroll Sandholdt married Lucile Calkins of Yreka, California, in 1930 and the couple established their home in Corralitos. The couple continued to reside in that Pajaro Valley community for several years before moving to Watsonville. Through his membership in the Elks Club and in local dramatic productions with the Carmel Players, he became known within the social community. Sandholdt was an accomplished singer and frequently appeared on radio shows and concerts in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
In September 1943, Carroll Sandholdt joined the US Navy, was given the rank of chief boatswain's mate and was assigned to Treasure Island near San Francisco. In 1944, CBM Sandholdt served a brief tour in Hawaii before returning to Oakland, where he skippered a small harbor craft.
On December 15 1944, while driving a car in Oakland, CBM Carroll George Sandholdt struck a standing street-car and was killed. Following his funeral on December 18, 1944, he was interred in the Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, California.
(USDVA, WRP December 16, 1944 1:2,)