Santa Cruz County History - People

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

TURNER, CHAUNCEY L (1843-1914)

Santa Cruz Sentinel (May 30, 1914)

DIED: TURNER - in this city May 30 Chauncy L. Turner, a native of Vermont aged 71 years 8 days.

Funeral of the deceased will be held from the late residence Tuesday at 2 PM.

Santa Cruz Sentinel (June 3, 1914)

Funeral of an Old Soldier

The funeral of Chauncey L Turner, an old soldier who died Saturday at his home on Wilkes Circle, took place Tuesday afternoon from his late home, and was held under the auspices of the G.A.R. A large number of friends attended. The body was shipped to Cypress Lawn Cemetery.

Mr. Turner was born in Vermont in 1843. He enlisted in Company D., Second Vermont Infantry, on July 14, 1863, and was discharged July 20, 1865 on the close of the civil war.

He came to Santa Cruz about ten years ago and at one time conducted a harness shop on the east side.

Death Certificate Notes from Phil Reader

101 Wilkes Circle. Chauncey L. Turner, aged 71 years 0 months 8 days, died May 20 1914. Born: May 22, 1843, Vt. Retired Harness and Shoe Maker. Father: L.C. Turner, Vt. Mother: Betsy Bruce, Vt. Resident 4 years Ca 37, Cypress Lawn

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