California Genealogy and History Archives
Civil War Veterans
SGT: JOHN E. REDMOND: of the 8th California Infantry, Company “ C”. Civil War Veteran of the California Column and of Monterey County.
John E. Redmond was born on November 27, 1844 in Galveston, Texas. He enlisted as a Sergeant into Company C, of the 8th California infantry on November 16 1864 out of San Jose, and mustered out at Fort Point, San Francisco on October 24, 1865 with the rest of his company. His wife was Harriet Imus. John E. Redmond died on March 1, 1923, and is buried at the IOOF Cemetery in Salinas.
The following transcriptions are from the obituary, funeral service, and a article of J. E. Redmond’s widow receiving estate. REDMOND, JOHN E (1844-1923) Old Sec. Lot A, Plot 4, Gr.3 (E.T. Strobridge Notes)
US Military Pension Index, IC #1,141,711 filed 1907 Jan 26 from Calif.: Widow Harriet Redmond, WC #936,677 filed 1923 April 23 from Calif.; SLO Telegram, Dec. 19, 1907 (Obituary of Robert S. Crane) “Pallbearer, all old Union Soldiers”, 1910 US Census, Monterey Co., Union Army; Calif. Death Index, wife (H) age 78 yrs, State File #13101; Cholama, The Beautiful One, D.L. Thomason, Tabula Rasa Press, 1988, “Married Harriet Imus”; (J.E. Redmond was first elected a Monterey Co. Supervisor Nov. 6, 1900 and served eight years.).
(Salinas Daily Index, Thursday, March 1, 1923)
The decedent was born in Galveston, Texas November 27, 1844 and came to California in 1856. Following the close of the civil war in which he served with distinction, he settled in the southern part of Monterey county and engaged in the cattle business.
Redmond served two terms on the county board of supervisors and took a keen interest in the progress of the county.
About five years ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis and was rendered speechless.
Redmond lived in the Parkfield district for many years and was on of the most prominent cattlemen in that section of the county.
He is survived by his widow, two daughters and one son. They are Mrs. H.P. Graham of Parkfield, Mrs. O. Braren of Patterson, Stanislaus county, and R.G. Redmond also of Patterson.
Funeral services will be held here Saturday afternoon under the auspices of the Elks lodge.
(Salinas Daily Index, Saturday March 3, 1923)
In addition to the impressive ritualistic ceremonial by officers and members of the lodge, the Rev. G.M. Cutting of Pacific Grove delivered an eulogy and Mrs. Agnes Smith sang several beautiful anthems, with Mrs. W.J. Larkin as accompanist.
After the ceremonies the remains were conveyed to I.O.O.F. cemetery, where they were consigned to earth in the presence of a large assemblage. The floral tokens of esteem were abundant. Acting as pallbearers were William Jeffery, Frank J. Griffin, Dr. H.C. Murphy, Judge J.A. Bardin, James E. Taylor of Parkfield and Henry W. Lynch.
(Peninsula Daily Herald, Mrch 15, 1923)
The estate consists of 1720 acres of improved land in the vicinity of Vinice, $7,500; improved realty in Richmond, $4000; and unimproved property in Richmond, value unknown. The deceased also owned one third of the capital stock of the Redmond-Braren Company, which has 11, 000 acres of grazing land at Patterson, Stanislaus county, 100 shares of the Vulcan Fire Insurance Company, which is about to declare a $6 dividend, and two shares of the California Rodeo. The value of the corporate stock is not estimated.
Redmond was a former member of the Monterey County Board of Supervisors. He died in Pacific Grove March 1. The surviving children, Mrs. Alice Edna Braren of Paterson, Mrs. Ira Lavina Graham, of Parkfield, and Ray G. Redmond of Patterson, are not listed in the petition as legates.
Mrs. Redmond is named in the will as executrix. Her attorney is Silas W. Mack of Monterey
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and Submitted: by Tim P. Reese, PCC