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

NELLIS, WILLIAM H (1843-1922)

Santa Cruz Sentinel (September 9, 1915)

Headstone of W H Nellis
W. H. Nellis
IOOF Cemetery in Santa Cruz

To Attend Vet's Reunions

W.H. Nellis Stanford Ave., has gone to Des Moines, Iowa to attend a reunion of the 11th Iowa Infantry and of "Crocker's brigade," composed of the 11th, 13th, 15th and 16th Iowa regiments during the Civil war, and known as the "Iowa brigade".

Mr. Nellis served four years in the 11th. After the reunion he will meet the California delegates in Chicago and go with to Washington and attend the national encampment, march down Pennsylvania Av. as he did in June, 1865, when the great parade and review occurred at the close of the war.

Obituary Notes, contributed by Phil Reader

Santa Cruz Sentinel, March 9, 1922 indicates William H. Nellis died March 2, 1922, Age 89. Son Only A.G. Nellis Richly, Montana. Short OBT News March 3, 1922. Guard at San Quentin, County Records.

Mission Hospital: William Henry Nellis, 78 Years 8 months 19 days. Died March 2, 1922, born June 11, 1843 in Pennsylvania. Widowed, parents unknown. Guard at San Quentin. Buried SC 6 CA 46 IOOF. A.C. Nellis Richley Mont.

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