Santa Cruz County History - People

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

GULLIVER, GEORGE W (1843-1914)

Santa Cruz Surf (April 29, 1907)

Headstone of George W Gulliver
George W. Gulliver
Oakwood Memorial Park

Returns to This County
For a Home for Age and Rest after an Active Business Life

William G. Gulliver and wife of Park City, Utah, have purchased the George Mattley place of thirteen acres near Parkway, in Arana Gulch, through the agency of Embert M. Brown the real estate man.

The Gulliver's were residents of Soquel thirty years ago, Mrs. Gulliver having been a Miss White of that place. Mr. Gulliver has been owner of the Utah Coal Company, in Park City, and has accumulated a neat fortune. He has disposed of his business, owing to failing health, and has come to Santa Cruz to make this place his home from now on.

They are to take possession of their newly acquired property this week, and at once begin to improve the same. The present house will be moved to the rear and a fine large residence erected, and the place in every way made into an ideal country home.

Yesterday the Gullivers took a drive with Mr. and Mrs. Brown through Soquel and recognized many old spots that were familiar to them fifty years ago.

Santa Cruz Surf (April 10, 1914)

Prominent Mason and Old Soldier Passes Away

George William Gulliver, a prominent Mason, and an old soldier, passed away yesterday evening at his residence at Morrissey and Melrose avenues after a long illness. Mr. Gulliver was 70 years old, a native of New Jersey, and leaves a wife. He served his country during the Civil War and was a member of Wallace Reynolds post, G.A.R., and was always interested in all the gathering of the old soldiers. He was also a prominent Mason and went as high as the Knights Templar and was a member of Santa Cruz Commandery. He also was a member of Santa Cruz chapter, Order of Eastern Star, and several months ago he united with the Congregational church. Mr. Gulliver was of a friendly disposition and made many friends. He was years ago connected with the Porter tannery at Soquel and from there went to Utah and returned a number years ago to retire from active life and purchased a beautiful place at Arana gulch, which he sold to the Berry's, and he then erected a pretty home on Morrissey and Melrose avenues, where he has resided.

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