Posted By:Vern Dander
Subject:Death in CA in 1871- Capt. Wm. RANKIN, Co. I, 2nd Regiment, PA Volunteers
Post Date:August 16, 2007 at 11:51:18
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Vern D
Transcribed by Dee Sardoch
Stockton Daily Independent
Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA
>>Thursday, 15 June 1871<<

[top cut off] ‘Bulletin’ -- …Associated Veterans of the Mexican War will hold a meeting this evening to make preparations for the funeral of Capt. Wm. RANKIN. Captain RANKIN died yesterday afternoon, aged 44 years. In 1846 he went into the Mexican war, and was chosen 1st Lieutenant, Co. I, 2nd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. He was actively engaged in the battles of Verra Cruz, Cerro Gordo, Contreras, Chapeltepec, Garita de Belen and the City of Mexico.

>>Friday, 16 June 1871<<
From San Francisco, June 15 --
-The funeral of the late Captain RANKIN took place this afternoon. The hearse was escorted by detachments of regulars United States artillery and infantry, and followed by the Associated Veterans of the Mexican War, with a full band and colors draped, and a long line of carriages with citizens. A salute was fired from Alcatraz as the procession marched through Montgomery street.