Santa Cruz County History - People

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

SMITH, H.M. (1838-1922)

Santa Cruz Sentinel (December 7, 1922)

Death Comes to Octogenarian

An octogenarian, H.M. Smith died yesterday at a local hospital after living many years in Santa Cruz.

Mr. Smith was 84 years of age, and previous to being taken to the hospital was remarkably active for a man of his age.

Born in New York, he came to California a few years after the close of the civil war. At the present time friends are trying locate some of his relatives before arraigning for the funeral. The deceased was a veteran of the Civil war.

Santa Cruz Sentinel (December 9, 1922)

DIED: SMITH - in Santa Cruz, Dec. 6 H.M. Smith aged 84 years, a native of New York.

Funeral of the deceased will be held Saturday at 2:30 o'clock P.M. from the Pacific Coast undertaking parlors. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend. Interment in Catholic cemetery.

Santa Cruz Sentinel (December 10, 1922)

Funeral Over J.[H]. Smith

Funeral services over J.M. Smith who died at the county hospital were held yesterday from the Pacific Coast undertaking parlors, where a number of friends gathered for the services.

The burial was at the Catholic cemetery.

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