Santa Cruz County History - People

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

SHIPPY, MINERT M (1840-1920)

Sawtelle Soldiers Home Records

NAME: Minert M Shippy
REGISTER #: 9384

Military History

RANK/CO/UNIT: Pvt/Co B/12th MI Infantry
ENLISTMENT: 1861/10/21 Benton MI
DISCHARGED: 1863/12/27 Little Rock AK To reenlist
RE-ENLISTMENT: 1863/12/28 Little Rock
RANK/CO/UNIT: Cpl/Co B/12th MI Infantry
DISCHARGED: 1866/02/15 Camden AK

Domestic History

BORN: 1840? NY
AGE: 68
HT/CMP/EYE/HR: 6'/Dk, Bk, Bk/Literate
RELIGION: Protestant
NEXT OF KIN: Minnie Shippy (wife), Santa Cruz CA

Home History

ADMISSION: 1909/04/05, 1915/03/25, 1919/04/25
DISCHARGED: 1909/05/03 Own Request, 1915/05/15 Own Request
DATE OF DEATH: 1920/01/01
CAUSE OF DEATH: Chronic myocarditis

General Remarks

PENSION CERT: #977,061
BURIAL INFO: not noted

Santa Cruz Sentinel (January 11, 1920)

Burial of M.M. Shippy

Word has been received of the death of M.M. Shippy, who for many years was a resident of Santa Cruz and vicinity. Mr. Shippy passed away Jan 1, 1920 at the advanced age of 79 years. After a short service by the Odd Fellows of which he was a member he was given a military burial at Sawtelle. Besides a wife he is survived by a daughter. Mr. H.E. Woolever of Santa Ana and two sons. He also has two brothers, Geo. M. Shippy of Santa Cruz and a brother in the East.

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