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Old Soldiers: Santa Cruz County Civil War Veterans
by Robert L. Nelson

MONROE, LEVI H (1847-1922)

Santa Cruz Sentinel (June 6, 1919)

Headstone of Levi H Monroe
Levi H. Monroe
Oakwood Memorial Park

Birthday of an Old Comrade

The birthday of Comrade L.H Monroe was celebrated at his residence, 42 Blaine St., by the guest who had received invitations from Mrs. Monroe.

At five o'clock a delicious diner was served by the hostess and the evening was spent in games, readings and reminiscences of the Civil War.

The guests were all Grand Army men and their wives; J.B. Meyers, J.H. Treanor, William Brown, J.F. Williams.

As their numbers grow less, friendship is cemented more firmly among the old comrades.

Santa Cruz Sentinel (October 31, 1922)

DIED: MONROE- Levi H. Monroe, native of New York, aged 75 years, 4 months and 4 days.

Funeral from Chase undertaking parlors this Wednesday at 2 P.M. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.

Death of Levi H. Monroe.

Levi H. Monroe of 399 Ocean street passed away Monday morning at 6 o'clock. The deceased was born in New York, June 26th, 1847; was a veteran of the Civil war and member of Wallace Reynolds post No 23, G.A.R.; He was severely wounded at the battle of Nashville; led an active life merchandising in the middle west from 1875 to 1902, moving to Santa Cruz at that time and engaging in the poultry business from which he retired in 1918. the deceased was married to Miss Generva Wilsey in Iowa in 1870 and they happily celebrated their golden wedding two years ago.

The deceased leaves surviving him Geneva A. Monroe, and a son William Monroe both of Santa Cruz.

Levi H. Monroe was a kind and loving husband, considerate father and was held in high esteem by every member of the post to which he belonged, and everyone who knew him spoke nothing but good of him. Comrade Monroe was a true American, dearly loving his country and flag.

Santa Cruz Evening News (October 30, 1922)

Funeral Services For Late Levi H. Monroe

The funeral of the late Levi H. Monroe will take place tomorrow from the parlors of C.C. Chase on Walnut avenue at 2 o'clock and the G.A.R. of which he was a member will assist in conducting the services. The remains are at the parlors of C.C. Chase.

The deceased was born in New York June 26, 1847. He was a veteran of the civil war and a member of Wallace Reynolds Post No. 23, G.A.R. He was severely wounded at the battle of Nashville. He lead an active life merchandising in the middle west from 1875 to 1902, moving to Santa Cruz at that time and engaging in the poultry business from which he retired in 1918. The deceased was married to Miss Geneva Wilsey in Iowa in 1870 and they happily celebrated their golden wedding two years ago. The deceased leaves surviving him his wife, Geneva A. Monroe, and a son William Monroe, both of Santa Cruz. Levi H Monroe was a kind and loving husband, considerate father and was held in high esteem by every member of the post to which he belonged and everyone who knew him spoke nothing but good of him.


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