Friday, November 18, 2011

Civil War Veteran Dies in Fruitvale

From: The Oakland Tribune, 26 February 1912

Civil War Veteran Dies in Fruitvale

ALAMEDA, Feb. 2?.-G. M. Knapp, living at 1410 Lynde street, Fruitvale, was buried today, services being held at the Knapp home. He was a Civil War veteran, belonging to Joe Hooker Post of Alameda, and the funeral services were under the post auspices, a firing squad and bugler from Company G. N. G. G. being supplied by the Grand Army post. Knapp formerly belonged to the Point Arena Post, G. A. R. He was formerly a member of the Point Arena lifesaving crew, and for many years he worked at occupations which kept him close to the edge of the ocean. His last active charge was as keeper of the Bay Farm Island bridge.

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