Santa Cruz County History - People

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

CROOP, CYRUS W (1842-1920)

Santa Cruz Sentinel (December 3, 1920)

DIED: CROOP- In Santa Cruz, Dec. 2d Cyrus W. Croop, aged 78 years and 22 days, a native of Pennsylvania.

The funeral of deceased will take place Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the undertaking parlors of C.C. Chase. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.

Another Old Soldier Called

Another old soldier, Cyrus W. Croop, passed away yesterday morning, one of the best known and who showed a great interest in Wallace Reynolds post, G.A.R. He was a member of that post and at all their gatherings and those held jointly with the Woman Relief Corps he was a leading figure.

His death occurred shortly after midnight at is home on Bay St., where he has resided since coming to Santa Cruz. He was a Pennsylvanian by birth, born 78 years ago and came to Santa Cruz from the San Joaquin valley. He had retired from active life when he came here, and soon made friends, as he was a genial, happy and companionable soul who easily formed friendships.

He loved Santa Cruz, and especially the beach, where during the summer in the afternoon he could usually be found surrounded by a friendly group of his associates. He was a good citizen who quietly did his share in the advancement of the best in the community life.

He leaves his wife, his devoted companion of years, Mrs. Adele Croop, and two brothers in this city, Zachariah of Maple street and W.B. of Peyton street.

Santa Cruz Sentinel (December 5, 1920)

Funeral of Cyrus Croop

Funeral services over the late Cyrus W. Croop were held yesterday afternoon at Chase's undertaking parlors, where many friends gathered for the last services, as conducted by Rev. Samuel Unsworth. The hymns "Lead Kindly Light" and "Jesus Lover of My Soul" were sung by Mrs. Z. Croop and Virginia Walker.

The body was shipped last evening to Mount Olivet cemetery, San Francisco for cremation.

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