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HANSON, JAMES W (1838-1912) CALIFORNIA, OAKHILL SAN JOSE (Monterey Daily Cypress November 23, 1912) 

The funeral services of the late James William Hanson, who passed away on Saturday last, as held at the J.A. Pell funeral parlors yesterday afternoon, the funeral having been delayed pending the arrival Mr. Hanson’s eldest son who resides in Vancouver, B.C. 

Rev. Edwin Moloney in a very touching address paid high tribute to the life of Mr. Hanson. 

Mr. Hanson who as 74 years of age was a prominent and honored member of the Grand Army. The beautiful flag service was conducted by Mrs. W.C. Brown. 

The remains will be taken to San Jose this morning for interment, the funeral being conducted under the Sheridan Dix Post of which Mr. Hanson was a member. 

Besides his widow and the married son who is here from Vancouver, Mr. Hanson leaves to mourn his loss, a younger son and two daughters, the Misses Charlotta and Trixie Hanson and two brothers who reside in San Jose.


More information:

James Wm Hanson buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in San Jose, Santa Clara county, CA

From Lewis Cubley, great grandson of James W. Hanson.

James W. b 19 Nov 1839, Lee, Strafford County, NH. Civil War: age 23 resident Lawrence MA, credited Lawrence , MA" mustard in 8 1863 as 2nd Lieutenant, termination was 23 Sept 1864 for disability (MA vols. 1861-1865 by the Adjutant General, 1868, p 472: 


U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles 
about James W Hanson 
Name: James W Hanson
Residence: Lawrence, Massachusetts
Occupation: Clicker
Age at Enlistment: 21
Enlistment Date: 7 May 1861
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Lawrence, MA
State Served: Massachusetts
Was Wounded?: Yes
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company F, Massachusetts 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment on 05 Jul 1861.
Promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant on 08 Aug 1863.
Mustered out on 23 Sep 1864.
Birth Date: 19 Nov 1842
Sources: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the Civil War
First Regiment of Heavy Artillery, Massachusetts Volunteers

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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