Santa Cruz County History - People

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

DINGMAN, JOHN S (1829-1909)

Santa Cruz Surf (April 28, 1909)

Death at Soquel

Mr. John Salisbury Dingman died last night at Soquel. The deceased was 79 years, 9 mo of age, and a native of N.Y.

Santa Cruz Sentinel (April 29, 1909)

Old Soldier Dies at Soquel

John Salisbury Dinwell (Dingman), who recently came from Bakersfield with his son-in-law John Conrad, and who took up his residence on Soquel Creek where the latter purchased a ranch, died Tuesday morning of dropsical heart disease. Mr. Dingwell was an old soldier and had been an inmate of the Sawtelle Soldiers Home, where his body will be shipped for interment.

He was 79 years of age at the time of his death and had only been a resident of Soquel about 3 months.

Santa Cruz Surf (April 30, 1909)

The body of John Salisbury Dingman was shipped this morning to Sawtelle to be buried at the Soldiers' Home cemetery.

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