Santa Cruz County History - People

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

SHEARER, EDWIN S (1841-1875)

Pajaro Times (March 11, 1865)

Headstone of Edwin S Shearer
Edwin S. Shearer
IOOF Cemetery in Santa Cruz

Good Appointments -- John C. Cremony has been commissioned as Major in the Second Cavalry and Edwin B. Shearer as Second Lieutenant in Company B of the Second Cavalry. Both of these gentlemen are members of the press, and have already given three years service to their country.

Watsonville Pajaronian (January 21, 1875)

DIED: At Watsonville Jan 18, 1875 Edwin Stanton Shearer aged 34 years.

Mr. Shearer was born in Virginia, came to California in 1849. Resided here some years ago, but for the past six years has been in the employ of The C.P.R.R. Co. as an operator. Came here about two weeks ago, sick hoping a change of climate might prove beneficial. During his sickness he received every attention from the Masonic fraternity, and his remains were accompanied to their last resting place, by his friends and members of Pajaro Lodge F & A.M. He leaves a wife and four children.

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