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ANTHONY: Frank Gilbert Anthony: Civil War Veteran of the California Column, 7th California Infantry Company H. 
Frank Gilbert Anthony was born in New Haven, Connecticut in Estimated 1837, he died February 16th, 1906 in his home of 617 David, Avenue in Monterey, California. He was a Soldier in the “California Column” in the 7th California Infantry of Company K. His service dates were Dec. 9, 1864 toMarch 1, 1866. His rank was that of Corporal. Wife was Mary Ward. He isburied in the El Carmelo Cemetery in Pacific Grove, California. F.G. Anthony was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic in the Lucius Fairchild GAR Post # 179. He was a Night Watchman for the Del Monte Hotel, which burned down twice, what was salvage and rebuilt from the building is now today, the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, California.

ANTHONY, FRANK GILBERT (1836-1906) Pacific Grove El Carmelo Cemetery 
(Salinas Daily Index, Feb 17, 1906) 
Sudden Call For F. G. Anthony Respected Resident of Monterey Suffers Stroke of Apoplexy Pioneer and Civil War Veteran Join Great Majority- His Family and Friends Monterey, Feb 17.- Frank Gilbert Anthony, a pioneer of this State died suddenly yesterday shortly after noon in the rear of his residence, 617 David avenue in New Monterey. Mr. Anthony had been in the best of health. shortly after noon he decided to take a drive to Pacific Grove. He hitched up his horse and was about to lock the door of the barn when he fell to the ground suffering with a stroke of apoplexy. He died instantly. 

The deceased was one of the argonauts of this State having come here in 1853. he engaged in surveying with Clarence King, a noted surveyor at that time, and later when the gold excitement was in its height he went to the mines, meeting with varied success. He remained in California for some years and then returned to Iowa where he had relatives. 

When the Civil War broke out he enlisted and served in the Union army. After the war he returned to California and finally settled in Monterey, twenty one years ago. For the past twenty years he was employed at the Del Monte Hotel in different capacities and for the past few years he was night watchman at the Del Monte baths. 

The deceased had a large number of friends in this city who will be surprised to hear of his sudden demise. He was an upright man and no one ever spoke an ill word of him. 

He leaves a wife and three sons and a daughter to mourn his loss. J.C., Edith, H.W. and A.H. Anthony all of whom reside here. His daughter, Miss Edith Anthony is now in Iowa visiting relatives. She has been telegraphed to and it is probable that the funeral will not be held until her arrival. 

The deceased was 69 years old. He was born n New Haven Connecticut. He was a member of Lucius Fairchild Post at Pacific Grove, Grand Army of the Republic.

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Researched and Compiled by : Timothy P. Reese, PCC of Salinas , CA. & Robert L. Nelson ,PCC. of Santa Cruz.CA. Both members of the “Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War”. Department of California & Pacific. Camp Abraham Lincoln # 10. The Reese-Nelson CWV-MC Data Base