Santa Cruz County History - People

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

MONNETT, HAMLIN Dr. (1844-1923)

Sawtelle Soldiers Home Records

NAME: Hamlin V Monnett
REGISTER #: 13794

Military History

RANK/CO/UNIT: Pvt/Co K/86th OH Infantry
ENLISTMENT: 1862/06/04 Columbus Ohio
DISCHARGED: 1862/09/25 Delaware, Ohio
RE-ENLISTMENT: 1864/05/20 (Illegible)
RANK/CO/UNIT: Pvt/Co E/136 OH Infantry
DISCHARGED: 1864/08/31 Columbus Ohio
DISABILITY: Defective hearing, chronic rheumatism, hypotrophy postate, arterio sclerosis

Domestic History

BORN: Ohio (1844?)
AGE: 72
HT/CMP/EYE/HR: 5'10"/Lt, Br,Gr/Literate
RELIGION: Protestant
NEXT OF KIN: (Daughter) Mrs. Eva Pait 177 Seaside Ave, Santa Cruz

Home History

ADMISSION: 1916/05/12
DISCHARGED: 1920/07/01 Own Request

General Remarks


Santa Cruz Sentinel (September 18, 1918)

Wedding in Post and Corps

When news leaked out that Dr. H. V. Monnett and Mrs. Derby had quietly slipped away to Oakland to wed, "we all" put our heads together and decided to surprise them on their return. So Monday afternoon we pulled off our stunt, which was a grand success. The post and corps to the number of twenty gathered at their home on Laurent street and showered them with congratulations. The afternoon was spent in giving much unsolicited advice, stories, etc., and finally delicious refreshments were served, with Comrade Hynes toastmaster. In the early eve we all took leave, with hearty good wishes for their health and happiness.

Santa Cruz Sentinel (June 7, 1923)

DIED: MONNETT- In Santa Cruz June 6, Dr. Hamlin V. Monnett, aged 79 years, 9 months, 15 days, a native of Ohio.

Funeral services will be held from Chase undertaking parlors at 2 p.m. Friday. The body will be shipped to Turlock for burial.

Old Soldier Dies at Home

Dr. Hamlin Monnett, a veteran of the Civil war and a member of Wallace Reynolds post, G.A.R. died yesterday morning at his residence on Laurel street.

Dr. Monnett came to Santa Cruz in 1907, but has not practiced his profession, but was always willing to offer his services to intimate friends in need of medical attention.

Dr. Monnett was a gentleman who made many friends and was especially esteemed by his fellow comrades of the G.A.R. as he always enjoyed their gatherings.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Monnett. He also leaves three children, Mrs. Marie Caker of San Francisco, Mrs. Eva Pait of San Jose, and R.B. Monnett, Turlock. The deceased as 79 years of age and a native of Ohio.

Funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon at the parlors of C.C. Chase, at 2 o'clock. The remains are to be shipped to Turlock for interment.

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