California Genealogy and History Archives
Civil War Veterans
FLORES, JESUS (1830-1906) Salinas CALV. CATH. CEM. (Salinas
Daily Index Nov 12, 1906)
Taps Sound For Jesus Flores Veteran of the Civil War Who Passed Away Yesterday Large Procession of Friends Follow Remains to Resting Place in Catholic Cemetery The funeral of Jesus Flores, the G.A.R. veteran, for many years a well known figure on the streets of Salinas, took place yesterday from the residence of Vicente Dutra, No. 517 Central Avenue. Services were previously held in the Chapel of the Sacred Heart, and a numerous body of the relatives and friends of deceased followed the hearse in carriages to the Catholic cemetery, where interment was made. The following old friends of Mr. Flores acted as pallbearers: Vicente Dutra, Manuel Stokes, Jas. Stokes, Frank Martinez and Charles Robinson. A number of handsome flora offerings were placed on the grave. The dead veteran had an interesting history. Jesus Flores was born on Feb 3, 1830, at Tegulla, State of Jalisco, Mexico. He enlisted in Company A of the 8th California Infantry at Watsonville on Nov. 12th 1862, served through the Civil War as was discharged at Fort Point with his company on October 24th 1865.
Jesus Flores was a man of the strictest integrity and honorable in all his dealings with his fellow men. He was of genial, kindly disposition and a great favorite of the children who will miss his cheery greetings. May the old soldier rest in peace.
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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