California Genealogy and History Archives
County Civil War Veterans
Submitted Sep 2010 by Ronald Cannon, MA
Death of S. C.
– Despite the fact that it had become well known that Attorney S. C.
Poage was quite ill, the announcement of his death last Saturday morning
was quite a surprise to the citizens of Ukiah. Deceased had been failing
for some time, and a few weeks ago became confined to his home. It was
hoped that a short rest and good care would enable him to recuperate his
impaired health, but it soon became evident that his sickness was of a
most serious nature, and toward the last he sank very rapidly from the
ravages of what proved to be cancer of the liver.
The funeral of deceased took place from
the M. E. Church, South, under the auspices of Abell Lodge, 146, F.
& A. M., on Sunday afternoon. The church was packed to its utmost
capacity and many were unable to gain admittance. An eloquent funeral
sermon was preached by the pastor, Rev. H. C. Meredith, who took for his
text Rev. 21:2. The remains were then taken in charge by Abell Lodge and
were buried with Masonic rites. The pallbearers were his associates at
the bar – Attorneys J. A. Cooper, T. L. Carothers, W. P. Thomas, J. Q.
White, J. M. Mannon and J. E. Pemberton. The funeral procession was the
largest that has been seen in Ukiah for many years, an eloquent tribute
of the high esteem in which deceased was held.
S. C. Poage was born in Missouri in
1845. At the age of 16 he entered the Confederate army and served
through the war, being in numerous engagements and was twice wounded.
Soon after the war he returned to
Missouri and married Miss Amanda Brockman, who survives him. He engaged
in farming and in the meantime studied law, and was admitted to practice
in all the Courts of his native State in 1875.
In 1876 he removed to Fresno county,
Cal., where he engaged in farming and the practice of his profession
until 1882, when he moved to Idaho. In 1879 he was the Democratic
nominee for the State Senate in his district, but was defeated by his
opponent, who secured the Republican and new constitution vote.
In Idaho he served one term in the
Territorial Council, being a member of the Judiciary Committee. In 1885
he returned to California and located in Ukiah where he has since
resided. In this place he practiced law, having been City Attorney of
Ukiah for the past six years, and for several years he was examiner of
titles for the Bank of Mendocino and the Mendocino Discount Bank. He
also filled the office of Justice of the Peace of Ukiah City for several
In his early life the deceased became a
member of the Methodist Church, and from that time to the day of his
death he was an earnest and consistent christian. His uniform kindness
and gentle manners, together wit a high sense of honor and integrity,
gained for him the respect and esteem of al who knew him, and his death
is very sincerely regretted. The following members of his family survive
him: His wife, two sons, William G. and Charles A., three daughters,
Ethel, Mary and Mrs. Cora M. Mohn; also his father, W. B. Poage, of
Missouri, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Stark and Mrs. Maggie Sisson, of
Missouri, and three brothers, C. C. Poage, of Missouri, John A. Poage,
of Downey, Cal., and Rev. W. M. Poage, of Tallahassee, Florida. In the
sad bereavement that has befallen them they have te sympathy of this
community. Dispatch and Democrat, 2 March 1894.
1860 U.S. census, Bates County, Missouri, population schedule,
Spruce township, Johnstown post office, p. 193, dwelling 1001, family
1011, Wm B Poage; NARA microfilm publication M653, roll 607.
1860 U.S. census, Bates County, Missouri, population schedule, Spruce township, Johnstown post office, p. 193, dwelling 1001, family 1011, Wm B Poage; NARA microfilm publication M653, roll 607.