Santa Cruz County History - People

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


Santa Cruz Sentinel (June 11, 1915)

Headstone of George P Sanderson
George P. Sanderson
IOOF Cemetery in Santa Cruz

DIED: SANDERSON - In Soquel June 10th, Hon. George P. Sanderson, a native of Maine aged 80 years, 6 Mo, and 18 days.

Funeral will take place from C.C. Chase Undertaking Parlors today at 2:30PM. Funeral private.

Prominent Man Dies at Soquel
G.P. Sanderson was Mayor of Lynn Mass., In 1879
Old Soldier Reached the Age of Four Score years

George P. Sanderson passed away at 5 A.M. Thursday at Soquel at the ripe age of four score years. He came to Soquel two years ago with his son George Sanderson, Jr. He was mayor of Lynn, Mass., for two terms 1879-1880. Lynn is the greatest shoe manufacturing center in the world, and the deceased was interested in one of the shoe factories there for many years, and took an active part in the progress of that city. He was proprietor there of Boscobell hotel, one of the leading hotels of Lynn at the time.

The deceased leaves to mourn his loss his widow, now at Soquel, his son, also residing there, a son, Ross at Fresno, and two sons, Frank and Carl, at Lynn Mass.

The deceased was an old soldier having been one of the Massachusetts volunteers. He belonged to no lodge. His father was presiding elder of the Methodist church in Maine, and his brother was elder of the same church in New Hampshire.

Notes from Phil Reader

George P. Sanderson was 80 years 6 months 18 days, and died June 10, 1915. He was a Native of Maine. His father was Aaron P. Sanderson from Maine, and his mother was Catherine Howard from Massachusetts. He lived 2years in Santa Cruz, 22 in California.

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