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


Santa Cruz Sentinel (January 28?, 1900)

Headstone of William H Austin
William H. Austin
Pioneer Cemetery, Watsonville

DIED: AUSTIN, in Watsonville Jan 27, W.H. Austin aged 60 years.

Watsonville Pajaronian (February 1, 1900)

W.H. Austin died last Saturday morning at the home of his son in this city and was buried Sunday afternoon, the funeral being conducted by the Knights of Pythias. He was a native of Connecticut and was in his 90th year. He was a veteran of the Civil War, and soon after its close came to this valley. He lived here a few years and then moved to Santa Barbara County. He returned to Watsonville last year.

Edson Strowbridge Notes (April 20, 2000)

US Military Service Record Index; 1875 SLO Co. Directory, “Painter”, Bus. on Monterey ST., Res. SLO; San Luis Obispo Tribune, April 10,1875 newspaper ad “Sign Painter; SLO Tribune, Nov. 18, 1876, newspaper ad “Eagle Hotel, Proprietor”; (Lived in San Luis Obispo 1873-1879); (The Eagle Hotel was located at the n/w corner of Osos & Monterey Streets. It was removed to another location in 1884 to make room for the J.P. Andrews Bldg. and burned to the ground in 1887); 1879 SB Co. Great Register, age 49 years, b. CT., Painter, resident Lompoc, Reg. June 12, 1879; 1880 US Census, Res.: Lompoc town, age 50 yrs, Painter, b CT (wife & 4 yr. old son Willie); Lompoc Record, May 14, 1887, newspaper ad, “Sign Painter”; A Memorial & Biographical History of Santa Barbara History of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo & Ventura Counties, Ida Addis Storke, 1891; (Lived in Lompoc 1879- ); SLO Breeze, July 26, 1898, Reg. @ CCVA Encampment from Gilroy.

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