Santa Cruz County History - People

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

DUTTON, GEORGE (1825-1905)

Santa Cruz Sentinel (August 31, 1905)

Was Former Resident of Santa Cruz and Veteran of Civil War

News has reached the county seat of the death of George Dutton, one of the old pioneers of the southern end of this county. Deceased had been in poor health for some time and was recently taken from his home in Jolon to King City for medical treatment. For many years he has been closely identified with the history of Jolon country, and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him. He was the father of Deputy Sheriff E. [Evelyn?] Dutton, well known in this city, and was a native of Connecticut, a G.A.R. man, and was aged 80 years. The body will be buried by the side of his wife's grave in the Jolon Cemetery- Salinas Index.

At the time the Civil War commenced the deceased was a resident of Santa Cruz and went forth to fight for his country as lieutenant under Captain Tidball [Tidball?]. He married a Miss Dodge of Watsonville, and at the close of the Rebellion took up his home at Jolon.

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