Santa Cruz County History - People

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

HANVILLE, JOHN W (1845-1930)

Santa Cruz Sentinel (May 28, 1929)

Hanville Vault
Hanville Vault
IOOF Cemetery in Santa Cruz

Nineteen Survivors of the Early Wars Will Be Guests of Honor this Memorial Day

John Hanville

Comrade Hanville enlisted in the 1st Light Artillery, 7th Battery when he was 19 years old.

Many years have been spent in Santa Cruz and John seems to like Santa Cruz about the best of any place in California.

Santa Cruz News (July 23, 1930)

War Veteran Answers Call

Funeral services will be conducted at the Chase mortuary Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock for John W. Hanville, member of the Wallace Reynolds post of the Grand Army of the Republic of this city, who died at his home 64 Continental street yesterday morning. He had been in failing health for three years and was confined to this home for three months.

The body will be cremated at the Santa Cruz crematory. Arrangements for the distribution of the ashes has not been made.

Mr. Hanville was born May 5, 1845, in Ohio. He enlisted in the Union army August 6, 1865 (4?) in Jackson, Mich., and served during the balance of the Civil War with the First Michigan light artillery. His service in the army was for one year, most of the time being spent at Mobile bay, Alabama. He was a private.

During his service his battery lost four men, killed; one officer killed and 41 men died of disease in the camp.

Mr. Hanville had been a resident of Santa Cruz for 22 years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Evelyn M. Hanville of this city, and four sons in Portland Ore.

Santa Cruz Sentinel (July 27, 1930)

Services For John Hanville

Funeral services for John W. Hanville were held yesterday afternoon at the chapel of Chase's mortuary. The members of Wallace Reynolds post, G.A.R. and Wallace Reynolds Women's Relief Corps were present to participate in the services. Many lovely flowers sent by friends were about the casket.

The G.A.R. and W.R.C. and the Daughters of Civil War Veterans attended in a body and the services were conducted by the Daughters.

The hymns "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and Nearer My God to Thee" were sung by Mrs. Belle Bangs and Mrs. Nellie Bangs. The body was cremated at the Santa Cruz Crematory.

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