Santa Cruz County History - People

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

JENKINS, ELI (1843-1924)

Santa Cruz Sentinel (November 13, 1924)

Headstone of Eli Jenkins
Eli Jenkins
Oakwood Memorial Park

Old Soldier Dies at Home

Eli Jenkins, an old soldier and a member of the Wallace-Reynolds Post, died at his home at 292 Broadway where he resided with his wife who survives him.

Mr. Jenkins had lived to the good age of 81 years and was born in Illinois and during the Civil War served his country.

The comrades of the G.A.R. are to assist in the services to be held on Friday morning at Chase's undertaking parlors.

Besides being a member of the GAR, Mr. Jenkins was a member of the Woodsman.

Santa Cruz Sentinel (November 15, 1924)

Funeral for Old Soldier

The funeral services over Eli Jenkins were held yesterday morning at Chase's undertaking parlors, with the members of Wallace-Reynolds post, G.A.R. present, and participating in the services. The church service was conducted by Rev. J.N. Hoover of the Baptist church. The Modern Woodsmen also attended in a body and conducted their services at the cemetery.

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