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Old Soldiers: Santa Cruz County Civil War Veterans
by Robert L. Nelson
JONES, WILLIAM A (1832-1921)
American Civil War Research Database, Historical Data Systems
Veterans Memorial Grove Cemetery
Old Soldier Dies at Yountville
William A. Jones, a character about Santa Cruz for many years, and an old soldier and Civil War veteran, died on May 12 at the Veterans home at Yountville, near Napa, a message having been received by Col. W.V. Lucas of Wallace Reynolds post G.A.R. to that effect.
Mr. Jones was in his 89th year and was born in Indiana. He served during the Civil War with the 29th Iowa regiment and was proud of his badge, which he always wore prominently.
He is remembered by many as the elderly man who invariable stood around the Salvation Army open airs. Mr. Jones resided on Pearl Street and leaves a wife and family.
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