Santa Cruz County History - People



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

JENKINS, LEWIS R (1838-1912)

Sawtelle Soldiers Home Records

NAME: Lewis R. Jenkins
REGISTER #: 4367

Military History

RANK/CO/UNIT: Pvt./Co E/4 IA Cav
ENLISTMENT: 1861/10/17 Powshell IA
DISCHARGED: 1864/12/04 Memphis TN End of Term
RE-ENLISTMENT:
RNK/CO/UNIT:
DISCHARGED:
DISABILITY: Injury to back and hip

Domestic History

BORN: 1838? Ohio
AGE: 61
HT/CMP/EYE/HR: 5'9"/Lt./Literate
RELIGION: Protestant
OCCUPATION: Carpenter
RESIDENCE: Santa Cruz, CA
MARRIED SINGLE: Married
NEXT OF KIN: Mrs. Lottie E. Jenkins Wife, Santa Cruz, CA

Home History

PENSION AMOUNT: $15
ADMISSION: 1899/08/01
DISCHARGED:
DATE OF DEATH: 1912/06/04
CAUSE OF DEATH: Cerebral Hemorrhage

General Remarks

PENSION CERT: #693,025
EFFECTS: None
HOW DISPOSED OF:
BURIAL INFO: Body taken by wife for cremation

Santa Cruz Sentinel (July 12, 1912)

C.J. TODD
Sawtelle Letter

Lewis R. Jenkins of the celebrated 4th Iowa Cavalry, one of the best regiments in the field, passed away recently at the Home. He was an old time Santa Cruz carpenter with whom I labored many a long weary day, wrestling boards and nails. His home was out on River St. toward the tannery. His son George, from San Diego and wife and daughter from Sacramento, were in attendance at his funeral.


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