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Santa Cruz County History - People
Old Soldiers: Santa Cruz County Civil War Veterans
by Robert L. Nelson
SMITH, H.M. (1838-1922)
Santa Cruz Sentinel (December 7, 1922)
Death Comes to Octogenarian
An octogenarian, H.M. Smith died yesterday at a local hospital after living many years in Santa Cruz.
Mr. Smith was 84 years of age, and previous to being taken to the hospital was remarkably active for a man of his age.
Born in New York, he came to California a few years after the close of the civil war. At the present time friends are trying locate some of his relatives before arraigning for the funeral. The deceased was a veteran of the Civil war.
Santa Cruz Sentinel (December 9, 1922)
DIED: SMITH - in Santa Cruz, Dec. 6 H.M. Smith aged 84 years, a native of New York.
Funeral of the deceased will be held Saturday at 2:30 o'clock P.M. from the Pacific Coast undertaking parlors. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend. Interment in Catholic cemetery.
Santa Cruz Sentinel (December 10, 1922)
Funeral Over J.[H]. Smith
Funeral services over J.M. Smith who died at the county hospital were held yesterday from the Pacific Coast undertaking parlors, where a number of friends gathered for the services.
The burial was at the Catholic cemetery.
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