Santa Cruz County History - People

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

WALLACE, FRANK S (1841-1910)

Santa Cruz Sentinel (January 23, 1910)

Headstone of Frank S Wallace
Frank S. Wallace
IOOF Cemetery in Santa Cruz

Sudden Death of Old Soldier

F. S. Wallace, the step father of E. V. Moody, died suddenly on Saturday evening at five o'clock, the result of a paralytic stroke received during the afternoon. He had been apparently well on Saturday previous to the attack and was on the street. To make matters all the sadder his wife is sick in bed. Mr. Wallace, who resides at New Monterey came to this city about a month ago for the benefit of his health.

The deceased was an old soldier having served throughout the Civil War, and was Past Commander of the G.A.R. Post at Pacific Grove. He was a native of Michigan, aged 65 years. Mr. Wallace at one time was the Superintendent of Schools of San Benito Co. Besides those mentioned he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Sterling Bromlee, of Kentfield, Marin Co., who is now on her way to this city.

The deceased is to be buried in this city, most likely under the auspices of the G.A.R.

Santa Cruz Sentinel (January 24, 1910)

DIED: WALLACE - In Santa Cruz Jan 22nd Frank S. Wallace, a native of Michigan aged 68 years 10 months.

The funeral of the deceased will take place this Tuesday afternoon at one o’clock under the auspices of the G.A.R. from the parlor of the St. James Hotel. All old soldiers and friends are invited to attend.

Death Certificate Notes from Phil Reader

St. James Hotel. Frank S. Wallace, aged 68 years ten months, died Jan 22, 1910. Born: March 17, 1841 in Michigan. Teacher. Father Daniel Wallace. IOOF.

Notes from Yvonne Moody Mancini (May 14, 2000)

Frank S Wallace is buried with his wife, Mary Findley Moody Wallace [Mrs. Mancini's husband's Great Grand Mother]. Frank was her second husband; her first was James Moody. Mary was also the niece of Judge Blackburn. Her mother was Maria Blackburn and her Father Col. William Findley from Henderson Ill., now buried in Wheatland, California. Maria's sister (Mary's aunt) Francis Findley Staffler is buried with her husband George Staffler also in Santa Cruz Memorial Park.

Frank and Mary Wallace lived in Monterey about 1908. Frank was a school teacher. They married late in life and had no children.

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