Santa Cruz County History - People

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

SEARCY, F.D. ( ? - 1915)

Santa Cruz Surf (June 11, 1915)

Found Dead in Wagon
F.D. Searcy, A Peddler Dies at Soquel

A peddler was found dead yesterday in his top wagon at the side of the road on one of the streets near the Park house at Soquel. From papers on his person it is supposed his name was F.D. Searcy and that he was from San Jose. He used a wagon for peddling and at night slept in it, as it was covered. The wagon had been at the side of the road for some time and his horse was grazing at the side of the road when the body was found. On his coat was a Grand Army button, so it is supposed he was an old soldier.

Deputy Coroner Dr. G.A. Bangs was summoned and the body was brought to the Pacific Coast undertaking parlors in this city.

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