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

HILLS, FRANK (1843-1923)

Santa Cruz Sentinel (May 6, 1912)

Civil War Veteran Dies

Frank Hills, a veteran of the Civil War and a member of the GAR, and a man who had many friends died yesterday at the good age of 86. He was a native of Pennsylvania, but since coming west loved this state. He was a good citizen upholding all he stood for, the highest type of citizenship. Mr. Hills in religious faith was a Methodist and an ardent worker in the eastside church for many years and a faithful attendant at all services, and although beyond 86 has sung in the choir being a lover of good music. He was in the choir at the laying of the cornerstone of the new church.

He was a member of Wallace Reynolds Post GAR and enjoyed the fellowship of his comrades of the war and their meetings.

His wife preceded him in death and he is survived by two children Miss Florence Hills of Boulder Creek, and Miss I.E. Hills.

The funeral will be from the parlors of Chase.

Santa Cruz Sentinel (March 7, 1923)

Old Soldiers Attend Funerals

In the afternoon the same group of G.A.R. veterans gathered at Chase undertaking parlors to lay away another comrade, Frank Hills, where the services were conducted by his pastor, Dr. Hornaday of the East Side Methodist church. Favorite hymns were sung by members of the East Side choir, and the pallbearers were all old time friends.


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