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

NEWNHAM, HENRY (1844-1928)

Santa Cruz Sentinel (September 7, 1928)

Headstone of Henry Newnham
Henry Newnham
Oakwood Memorial Park

DIED: NEWNHAM - In Twin Lakes, September 6, 1928, Henry Newnham, a native of Wisconsin, aged 84 years, 4 months and 11 days

Funeral services will be held at the Chase mortuary, Saturday, at 2 p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. Interment in SCruz/OMP cemetery.

Henry Newnham Passes Away

Reaching the age of 84 years, Henry Newnham, a resident of the Twin Lakes section for the past eight years passed away yesterday.

He was a native of Summit, Mich. In 1864 Mr. Newnham enlisted in the Janesville, Wis., Forty third Infantry, Company C, and was discharged in 1865 on account of illness.

He was a charter member of the Modern Woodmen of America, having joined the order at Fall River Wis., in 1887.

He is survived by his wife and a son, who lives at Klamath Falls, and a daughter, Mrs. Lillian Voorhees of South Pasadena, who has been here for some time helping take care of her father during his last illness.

The funeral services will be held at the Chase mortuary tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock and interment will be in SCruz/OMP cemetery.

Santa Cruz Sentinel (September 9, 1928)

Obsequies For Henry Newnham

The funeral services for Henry Newnham were held yesterday afternoon at the chapel of Chase’s Mortuary with the rites conducted by the Rev. Joseph C. Carpenter of the First Methodist Church.

Members of the Modern Woodmen of America, of which he was a member were present.

The hymns "Saved by Grace" and "Sun of My Soul" were sung by Mrs. Mary Croop and Mrs. Abra Budworth.

The Pallbearers were all members of the Modern Woodmen and the burial was at the SCruz/OMP cemetery.


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