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

BAXTER, JOHN OWEN (1843-1922)

Santa Cruz Evening News (January 14, 1922)

Headstone of John O Baxter
John O. Baxter
IOOF Cemetery in Santa Cruz

Seabright Resident Called By Death

John Owen Baxter, a prominent Mason, who with his wife, came to Santa Cruz to reside about two years ago, passed away at his home at 25 Third Ave. Seabright, this morning after an illness of a serious nature. Since coming to Santa Cruz, Mr. Baxter has been living a life of retirement, and previous to his last illness seemed enjoying good health. Before coming to Santa Cruz Mr. Baxter resided in Iowa and Wisconsin for a number of years.

Deceased was a native of Wales 79 years of age. The remains are at the parlors of C.C. Chase.

Santa Cruz Sentinel (January 16, 1922)

DIED: In Santa Cruz, Dec. 14, John Owen Baxter, native of Wales, aged 79 years, 8 months and 22 days.

Funeral services today at 2 PM from Chase undertaking parlors. Friends and acquaintances invited. Interment in Odd Fellows cemetery.

Santa Cruz Sentinel (January 17, 1922)

Funeral of J.O. Baxter

The funeral over the late J.O. Baxter was held yesterday afternoon at Chase undertaking parlors, and was under the auspices of the Masons. Friends gathered and the casket was covered with lovely flowers.

At the parlor the episcopal service was read by F.M. Church of Calvary Church, while the Masons were in charge at the cemetery. Members of the order also served as pallbearers.

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