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Alameda County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Alameda County

Index to Locations

  • Berkeley Unknown location
  • Decoto Cypress Cemetery
  • Fremont Irvington Memorial Cemetery
  • Hayward Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
  • Oakland Unknown location
  • Oakland Chapel of Memories
  • Oakland Chapel of the Chimes
  • Oakland Evergreen Cemetery
  • Oakland Mountain View Cemetery
  • Oakland St. Mary's Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    Berkeley, Alameda County, California


    Cypress Cemetery
    Decoto, Alameda County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Fitch (1838-1923) — of El Dorado County, Calif.; Belmont, Nye County, Nev. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., January 27, 1838. Republican. Member of California state assembly 15th District, 1863; delegate to Nevada state constitutional convention, 1864; candidate for Delegate to U.S. Congress from Nevada Territory, 1864; U.S. Representative from Nevada at-large, 1869-71; defeated, 1870. Died in Decoto, Alameda County, Calif., November 12, 1923 (age 85 years, 289 days). Interment at Cypress Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Irvington Memorial Cemetery
    41001 Chapel Way
    Fremont, Alameda County, California
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Florence J. Beckers (1911-1990) — of Rapid City, Pennington County, S.Dak. Born March 19, 1911. Republican. Member of South Dakota state house of representatives, 1951-56 (47th District 1951-52, 45th District 1953-56). Female. Died May 15, 1990 (age 79 years, 57 days). Interment at Irvington Memorial Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
    Hayward, Alameda County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      John Harvey Tolan (1877-1947) — also known as John H. Tolan — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Minnesota, 1877. Democrat. U.S. Representative from California 7th District, 1935-47. Suffered a heart attack when his 2-year-old granddaughter disappeared from the family's summer vacation home; she was found unharmed, one mile from the cabin, but he died the next day at Westwood General Hospital, Westwood, Lassen County, Calif., June 30, 1947 (age about 69 years). Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Wallace B. Colthurst (c.1904-1978) — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born about 1904. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1936. Died January 2, 1978 (age about 74 years). Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.


    Unknown Location
    Oakland, Alameda County, California


    Chapel of Memories
    Oakland, Alameda County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      William J. McCracken (1878-1949) — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., January 31, 1878. Dentist; mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1933-41. Died December 3, 1949 (age 71 years, 306 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Chapel of Memories.


    Chapel of the Chimes
    (formerly Chapel of Memories)
    Oakland, Alameda County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      James Norris Gillett (1860-1937) — also known as James N. Gillett — of Eureka, Humboldt County, Calif. Born in Viroqua, Vernon County, Wis., September 20, 1860. Republican. Lawyer; member of California state senate, 1897-1901; U.S. Representative from California 1st District, 1903-06; Governor of California, 1907-11. Died in Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif., April 20, 1937 (age 76 years, 212 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Chapel of the Chimes; cenotaph at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Calif.
      Relatives: Son of Cyrus L. Gillett and Sarah J. Gillett; married, May 8, 1898, to Isabella Erzgraber.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Friend William Richardson (1865-1943) — also known as Friend W. Richardson; William Richardson — of California. Born in Michigan, December 1, 1865. Republican. Newspaper publisher; California state treasurer, 1915-23; Governor of California, 1923-27. Quaker. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Modern Woodmen; Rotary; Kiwanis; Moose. Died, of a heart ailment, in Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif., September 5, 1943 (age 77 years, 278 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Chapel of the Chimes.
      Relatives: Son of William Richardson and Rhoda (Dye) Richardson; married to Augusta Felder.
      Cross-reference: Fletcher Bowron
      See also Wikipedia article
      John Ezra Rickards (1848-1927) — also known as John E. Rickards — of Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont.; Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Delaware City, New Castle County, Del., July 23, 1848. Republican. Merchant; member Montana territorial council, 1887; delegate to Montana state constitutional convention, 1889; Lieutenant Governor of Montana, 1889-93; Governor of Montana, 1893-97. Methodist. Died in Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif., December 26, 1927 (age 79 years, 156 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Chapel of the Chimes.
      Relatives: Son of David Townsend Rickards and Mary (Burris) Rickards; married, June 18, 1883, to Eliza A. Ellis.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Vollmer (1867-1930) — of Davenport, Scott County, Iowa. Born in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, July 28, 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Davenport, Iowa, 1893-97; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1912 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization; speaker); U.S. Representative from Iowa 2nd District, 1914-15; defeated, 1914. Died in Piedmont, Alameda County, Calif., August 25, 1930 (age 63 years, 28 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Chapel of the Chimes.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Marvin Birkett Sherwin — also known as Marvin Sherwin — of Piedmont, Alameda County, Calif. Republican. Member of California state assembly 16th District, 1949-51; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1952; superior court judge in California, 1959. Cremated; ashes interred at Chapel of the Chimes.


    Evergreen Cemetery
    Oakland, Alameda County, California
    Politicians buried here:
    Otto G. Foelker Otto Godfrey Foelker (1875-1943) — also known as Otto G. Foelker — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Mainz, Germany, December 29, 1875. Republican. Baker; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 5th District, 1905-06; member of New York state senate 4th District, 1907-08; U.S. Representative from New York 3rd District, 1908-11. German ancestry. Member, Royal Arcanum. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., January 18, 1943 (age 67 years, 20 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: New York Red Book 1907


    Mountain View Cemetery
    5000 Piedmont Avenue
    Oakland, Alameda County, California
    Founded 1863
    Politicians buried here:
      John Franklin Swift (1829-1891) — also known as John F. Swift — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in 1829. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1888; U.S. Minister to Japan, 1889-91, died in office 1891. Died in Japan, March 10, 1891 (age about 61 years). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      Victor Howard Metcalf (1853-1936) — also known as Victor H. Metcalf — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Utica, Oneida County, N.Y., October 10, 1853. Republican. U.S. Representative from California 3rd District, 1899-1904; U.S. Secretary of Commerce and Labor, 1904-06; U.S. Secretary of the Navy, 1906-08. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., February 20, 1936 (age 82 years, 133 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
      Benjamin Parke Avery (1828-1875) — also known as Benjamin P. Avery — of California. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 11, 1828. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; newspaper editor; U.S. Minister to China, 1874-75, died in office 1875. Died, of kidney disease, in Peking (Beijing), China, November 8, 1875 (age 46 years, 362 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Benjamin Parke
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Putnam Avery and Hannah (Parke) Avery; married 1861 to Mary A. Fuller.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Washington Montgomery Bartlett (1824-1887) — also known as Washington Bartlett — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Savannah, Chatham County, Ga., February 29, 1824. Democrat. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; lawyer; journalist; newspaper publisher; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1883-87; Governor of California, 1887; died in office 1887. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., September 12, 1887 (age 63 years, 0 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Henry Perrin Coon (1822-1884) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Columbia County, N.Y., September 30, 1822. Physician; state court judge in California, 1856-60; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1863-67. Presbyterian. Died of heart failure in the Palace Hotel, San Francisco, Calif., December 4, 1884 (age 62 years, 65 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Edward B. Pond (1833-1910) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Belleville, Jefferson County, N.Y., September 7, 1833. Democrat. Mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1887-91; candidate for Governor of California, 1890. Unitarian. Died, of a heart attack, in San Francisco, Calif., April 22, 1910 (age 76 years, 227 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Romualdo Pacheco (1831-1899) — of San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, Calif. Born in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Calif., October 31, 1831. Republican. Superior court judge in California, 1853-57; member of California state senate, 1857, 1861-63, 1869-70; California state treasurer, 1863-67; Lieutenant Governor of California, 1871-75; Governor of California, 1875; U.S. Representative from California 4th District, 1877-78, 1879-83; U.S. Minister to Costa Rica, 1890-91; Salvador, 1890-91; Nicaragua, 1890-91; Guatemala, 1890-93; Honduras, 1890-93. Hispanic ancestry. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., January 23, 1899 (age 67 years, 84 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1863 to Mary McIntire.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
    George C. Perkins George Clement Perkins (1839-1923) — also known as George C. Perkins — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Kennebunkport, York County, Maine, August 23, 1839. Republican. Merchant; banker; miller; steamship business; member of California state senate, 1869-76; Governor of California, 1880-83; U.S. Senator from California, 1893-1915; appointed 1893. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Loyal Legion. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., February 26, 1923 (age 83 years, 187 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Clement Perkins and Lucinda (Fairfield) Perkins; married 1864 to Ruth A. Parker.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Image source: Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley
      William McKendree Gwin (1805-1885) — also known as W. M. Gwin — of Mississippi; San Francisco, Calif. Born near Gallatin, Sumner County, Tenn., October 9, 1805. Democrat. Physician; U.S. Representative from Mississippi at-large, 1841-43; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; delegate to California state constitutional convention, 1849; U.S. Senator from California, 1850-55, 1857-61. Engaged in a duel with J. W. McCorkle, June 1, 1853; there were no injuries; twice arrested for alleged disloyalty during the Civil War. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., September 3, 1885 (age 79 years, 329 days). Entombed at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rev. James Gwin (1769-1841).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Goode Blasdel (1825-1900) — also known as Henry G. Blasdel — of Virginia City, Storey County, Nev.; Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born near Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Ind., January 29, 1825. Republican. Farmer; merchant; riverboat captain; miller; mining business; Governor of Nevada, 1864-71. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., July 22, 1900 (age 75 years, 174 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob Blasdel (1782-1841) and Elizabeth (Weaver) Blasdel (1791-1878); married 1845 to Sarah Jane Cox (1827-1904).
      The Blasdel state office building, in Carson City, Nevada, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Huntly Haight (1825-1878) — also known as Henry H. Haight — of California. Born May 30, 1825. Democrat. Governor of California, 1867-71; defeated, 1871. Died September 2, 1878 (age 53 years, 95 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
    George C. Pardee George Cooper Pardee (1857-1941) — also known as George C. Pardee — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., July 25, 1857. Physician; mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1893-95; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1900, 1904, 1912, 1924; Governor of California, 1903-07; Presidential Elector for California, 1912; Presidential Elector for California, 1924. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Kiwanis; Native Sons of the Golden West. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., September 1, 1941 (age 84 years, 38 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Enoch Homer Pardee (1826-1896) and Mary Elizabeth (Pardee) Pardee (1830-1870); married, January 25, 1887, to Helen Newhall Penniman (1857-1947); grandnephew and second cousin twice removed of Aaron Pardee; first cousin once removed and third cousin once removed of Don Albert Pardee; third cousin twice removed of Jared Whitfield Pardee; fourth cousin once removed of Dwight Whitfield Pardee.
      Political family: Pardee family of New York.
      Pardee Dam (built 1929), and the Pardee Reservoir, on the Mokelumne River between Calaveras County and Amador County, California, are named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, December 1902
      William Fife Knowland (1908-1974) — also known as William F. Knowland — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif.; Piedmont, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Alameda, Alameda County, Calif., June 26, 1908. Republican. Newspaper publisher; member of California state assembly, 1933-35; member of California state senate, 1935-39; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1936 (alternate), 1940 (member, Arrangements Committee), 1948, 1952, 1956 (Temporary Chair; speaker), 1964 (delegation chair), 1968; member of Republican National Committee from California, 1938-42; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Senator from California, 1945-59; candidate for Governor of California, 1958. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Eagles; Moose; Elks; Native Sons of the Golden West. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his summer home near Guerneville, Sonoma County, Calif., February 23, 1974 (age 65 years, 242 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Russell Knowland (1873-1966); married 1925 to Helen Davis Herrick (divorced 1972); married 1972 to Ann Dickson.
      Campaign slogan (1946): "We will not surrender."
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Books about William F. Knowland: Gayle B. Montgomery & James W. Johnson, One Step from the White House: The Rise and Fall of Senator William F. Knowland
      Charles Clark Stevenson (1826-1890) — also known as Charles C. Stevenson — of Nevada. Born in Phelps, Ontario County, N.Y., February 20, 1826. Republican. Member of Nevada state senate, 1880; Governor of Nevada, 1887-90. Died in Carson City, Nev., September 21, 1890 (age 64 years, 213 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edward Stevenson (1781-1843) and Phebe Pratt (Spafford) Stevenson (1792-1871); brother of Edward Augustus Stevenson (1831-1895); married to Ellen Mary Frame (1845-1892).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Durant (1802-1875) — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Massachusetts, 1802. Mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1873-75; died in office 1875. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., January 22, 1875 (age about 72 years). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Coles Bashford (1816-1878) — of Wayne County, N.Y.; Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wis. Born near Cold Spring, Putnam County, N.Y., January 24, 1816. Republican. Lawyer; Wayne County District Attorney, 1847-50; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1853-55; Governor of Wisconsin, 1856-58; defeated, 1855; Arizona territory attorney general, 1864-66; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Arizona Territory, 1867-69; secretary of Arizona Territory, 1869-76. Died in Prescott, Yavapai County, Ariz., April 25, 1878 (age 62 years, 91 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Levi Bashford (1840?-?).
      Cross-reference: Benjamin F. Hopkins
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Nathan W. Spaulding (1829-1903) — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Maine, September 24, 1829. Republican. Mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1870-73; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1888. Died in New Britain, Hartford County, Conn., October 8, 1903 (age 74 years, 14 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      J. P. M. Davis (d. 1864) — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1860-62. Died in 1864. Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Andrew Williams (c.1800-1876) — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in New York, about 1800. Mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1857-59. Died January 19, 1876 (age about 76 years). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Step-father of Bret Harte (1836-1902).
      Eli W. Playter (1819-1893) — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Toronto, Ontario, October 6, 1819. Mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1885-87. Died January 9, 1893 (age 73 years, 95 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Washburne R. Andrus (1841-1895) — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Connecticut, September 23, 1841. Mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1878-80. Died June 6, 1895 (age 53 years, 256 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Enoch Homer Pardee (1826-1896) — also known as Enoch H. Pardee — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Greece, Monroe County, N.Y., April 1, 1826. Republican. Physician; member of California state assembly 9th District, 1871-73; mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1876-78; member of California state senate, 1880. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., September 21, 1896 (age 70 years, 173 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Wheeler Pardee (1782-1863) and Eleanor (Rose) Pardee (1784-1864); married to Mary Elizabeth Pardee (died 1870; his third cousin; niece of Aaron Pardee (1808-1898); first cousin of Don Albert Pardee (1837-1919)); married, July 19, 1879, to Emily Sophia Elliott (born 1853); father of George Cooper Pardee; second cousin once removed of Aaron Pardee (1808-1898); third cousin of Don Albert Pardee (1837-1919); third cousin once removed of Jared Whitfield Pardee; fourth cousin of Dwight Whitfield Pardee; fourth cousin once removed of Henry Pardee and Tracy Pardee.
      Political family: Pardee family of New York.
      Anson Barstow (1831-1906) — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in New Hampshire, November 29, 1831. Mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1901-03. Died February 5, 1906 (age 74 years, 68 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      James E. Blethen (1828-1909) — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Maine, June 25, 1828. Mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1880-82. Died June 23, 1909 (age 80 years, 363 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      John Raglan Glascock (1845-1913) — also known as John R. Glascock — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Panola County, Miss., August 25, 1845. Democrat. U.S. Representative from California at-large, 1883-85; mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1889-91. Died in Woodside, San Mateo County, Calif., November 10, 1913 (age 68 years, 77 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Warren Olney (1841-1921) — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Davis County, Iowa, March 11, 1841. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from California, 1896; director, California Title Insurance and Trust Company; president, South San Francisco Dock Company; mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1903-05. Member, American Bar Association; Loyal Legion. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., June 2, 1921 (age 80 years, 83 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Olney and Eliza Ann (Green) Olney; married, September 11, 1865, to Mary Jane Craven; father of Warren Olney, Jr. (1870-?).
      Melvin C. Chapman (1852-1936) — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Illinois, December 5, 1852. Mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1891-93. Died in Piedmont, Alameda County, Calif., May 4, 1936 (age 83 years, 151 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      George M. Blake (d. 1875) — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in New York. Mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1862-63. Died October 16, 1875. Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Benjamin F. Ferris (c.1806-1876) — also known as B. F. Ferris; H. A. Johnson — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in New York, about 1806. Justice of the Peace, 1853 to about 1860; mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1865-66; banker. While traveling under the pseudonym 'H. A. Johnson', aboard the steamer Amador on the Sacramento River, he killed himself by taking poison, tying his feet together, and then jumping or falling overboard to drown in the river, near Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., May 20, 1876 (age about 70 years). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      John Brooks Felton (1827-1877) — also known as John B. Felton — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Massachusetts, 1827. Presidential Elector for California, 1868; mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1869-70; Presidential Elector for California, 1872, 1876. Died May 2, 1877 (age about 49 years). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      William W. Crane, Jr. (1831-1883) — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in New York, September 14, 1831. Republican. Presidential Elector for California, 1864; mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1867-68. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., July 31, 1883 (age 51 years, 320 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Edward Stanly (1810-1872) — of Washington, Beaufort County, N.C.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in New Bern, Craven County, N.C., January 10, 1810. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1837-43, 1849-53 (3rd District 1837-43, 8th District 1849-53); member of North Carolina house of commons, 1844-46, 1848-49; Speaker of the North Carolina State House of Representatives, 1844-46; North Carolina state attorney general, 1846-48; in 1853, he participated in a duel with Rep. Samuel W. Inge, but neither was seriously injured; candidate for Governor of California, 1857; general in the Union Army during the Civil War. Died in San Francisco, Calif., July 12, 1872 (age 62 years, 184 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Stanly (1774-1834).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Edward Gibbons (1816-1886) — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Delaware, 1816. Mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1864-65. Died in Calistoga, Napa County, Calif., May 30, 1886 (age about 69 years). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Charles K. Robinson (1835-1887) — of East Saginaw (now part of Saginaw), Saginaw County, Mich.; Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in New York, January 16, 1835. Banker; mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1882-83. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., November 22, 1887 (age 52 years, 310 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Charles Campbell (c.1838-1890) — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born about 1838. Mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1855-56. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., October 9, 1890 (age about 52 years). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Samuel Merritt (1822-1890) — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Maine, 1822. Mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1868-69. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., August 17, 1890 (age about 68 years). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      W. H. Bovee (1823-1894) — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in New York, 1823. Mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1863-64. Died May 14, 1894 (age about 70 years). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Francis K. Shattuck (1823-1898) — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in New York, 1823. Republican. Mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1859-60; member of California state assembly 4th District, 1860-61; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1872. Died in Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif., September 9, 1898 (age about 75 years). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      J. West Martin (1822-1899) — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Maryland, February 6, 1822. Mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1883-84. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., August 18, 1899 (age 77 years, 193 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Mack Weber (c.1834-1901) — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Ohio, about 1834. Mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1875-76. Died in San Francisco, Calif., January 6, 1901 (age about 67 years). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Ashmun C. Henry (1828-1907) — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Ohio, December 6, 1828. Mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1884-85. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., January 15, 1907 (age 78 years, 40 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Herbert Lafayette Beach (1876-1959) — also known as Herbert L. Beach — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Virginia, April 14, 1876. Mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1945-47. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., August 30, 1959 (age 83 years, 138 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Charles Dexter Pierce (1859-1909) — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Pennsylvania, 1859. Mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1888-89. Died in Stockton, San Joaquin County, Calif., October 17, 1909 (age about 50 years). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      William R. Davis (1850-1915) — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Iowa, February 26, 1850. Mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1887-88. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., March 17, 1915 (age 65 years, 19 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      March Fong Eu (1922-2017) — also known as March Kong; March K. Fong — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Oakdale, Stanislaus County, Calif., March 29, 1922. Democrat. Dental hygenist; supervisor of dental health education, Alameda County; member of California state assembly 15th District, 1967-74; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1968, 1988; secretary of state of California, 1975-94; resigned 1994; defeated, 2002; U.S. Ambassador to Micronesia, 1994-96. Female. Chinese ancestry. Member, Delta Kappa Gamma. Died, following a fall, in Irvine, Orange County, Calif., December 21, 2017 (age 95 years, 267 days). The California Secretary of State building in Sacramento is named for her. Cremated; ashes interred at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Yuen Kong and Shin (Shee) Kong; married to Chester Fong and Henry Eu; adoptive mother of Matthew Kipling Fong (1953-2011).
      The March Fong Eu Secretary of State Building, Sacramento, California, is named for her.
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edward Colston Marshall (1821-1893) — Born in Woodford County, Ky., June 29, 1821. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; U.S. Representative from California 1st District, 1851-53; candidate for U.S. Senator from California, 1856; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 7th District, 1874; California state attorney general, 1883-87. Died in San Francisco, Calif., July 9, 1893 (age 72 years, 10 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Thomas Francis Marshall and Alexander Keith Marshall (1808-1884); nephew of John Marshall, James Markham Marshall (1764-1848) and Alexander Keith Marshall (1770-1825); first cousin and second cousin of Thomas Alexander Marshall; first cousin of Edward Colston and Charles Alexander Marshall; first cousin once removed and nephew by marriage of Humphrey Marshall.
      Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Higby (1813-1887) — of Calaveras County, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Willsboro, Essex County, N.Y., August 18, 1813. Republican. Member of California state senate, 1862-63; U.S. Representative from California, 1863-69 (at-large 1863-65, 2nd District 1865-69); U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 1st California District, 1876-79. Died in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, Calif., November 27, 1887 (age 74 years, 101 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Alexander White Baldwin (1835-1869) — of Virginia City, Storey County, Nev. Born in Gainesville, Sumter County, Ala., 1835. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for Nevada, 1865-69; died in office 1869. Died in Alameda, Alameda County, Calif., November 14, 1869 (age about 34 years). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Glover Baldwin (1818?-1864).
      See also federal judicial profile
      John Maxwell Coghlan (1835-1879) — also known as John M. Coghlan — of California. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., December 8, 1835. Republican. Member of California state assembly 18th District, 1865-67; U.S. Representative from California 3rd District, 1871-73; defeated, 1872; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, 1876-78. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., March 26, 1879 (age 43 years, 108 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Horace Francis Page (1833-1890) — also known as Horace F. Page — of Placerville, El Dorado County, Calif. Born near Medina, Orleans County, N.Y., October 20, 1833. Republican. Candidate for California state senate, 1869; U.S. Representative from California 2nd District, 1873-83; defeated, 1882; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1884. Died in San Francisco, Calif., August 23, 1890 (age 56 years, 307 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Peter Dinwiddie Wigginton (1839-1890) — also known as P. D. Wigginton — of Merced, Merced County, Calif. Born in Illinois, 1839. U.S. Representative from California 4th District, 1875-77, 1878-79; American candidate for Governor of California, 1886. Died in 1890 (age about 51 years). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Joseph Glover Baldwin (c.1818-1864) — also known as Joseph G. Baldwin — of California. Born about 1818. Justice of California state supreme court, 1858-61. Died in San Francisco, Calif., September 30, 1864 (age about 46 years). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Alexander White Baldwin (1835-1869).
      Oscar L. Shafter (c.1823-1873) — of California. Born about 1823. Justice of California state supreme court, 1864-67. Died in Florence (Firenze), Italy, January 22, 1873 (age about 50 years). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Walter Van Dyke (d. 1905) — of California. Member of California state assembly 22nd District, 1853; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, 1873-76. Died in 1905. Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Rowena Cooper.
      Frank D. Stringham (1871-1931) — of Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Kansas, December 11, 1871. Mayor of Berkeley, Calif., 1923-27. Died in Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif., December 8, 1931 (age 59 years, 362 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Charles Clayton (1825-1885) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Devon, England, October 5, 1825. Republican. Member of California state assembly 8th District, 1863-67; U.S. Representative from California 1st District, 1873-75. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., October 4, 1885 (age 59 years, 364 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Warren Barkley English (1840-1913) — also known as Warren B. English — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Charles Town, Jefferson County, Va. (now W.Va.), May 1, 1840. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of California state senate, 1882; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1884; U.S. Representative from California 3rd District, 1894-95; defeated, 1894. Died in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, Calif., January 9, 1913 (age 72 years, 253 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William John Cooper (1882-1935) — of California. Born in Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., November 24, 1882. California superintendent of public instruction, 1927-29; appointed 1927; resigned 1929. Member, Freemasons. Suffered a stroke while driving, and died nine days later, in a hospital at Kearney, Buffalo County, Neb., September 19, 1935 (age 52 years, 299 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Will C. Wood (c.1881-1939) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Elmira, Solano County, Calif., about 1881. Republican. California superintendent of public instruction, 1919-27; resigned 1927; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1928. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Native Sons of the Golden West. Died, of a heart ailment, in Piedmont, Alameda County, Calif., May 15, 1939 (age about 58 years). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Selah Merrill (1837-1909) — of Andover, Essex County, Mass. Born in Canton Center, Canton, Hartford County, Conn., May 2, 1837. Clergyman; author; archaeologist; U.S. Consul in Jerusalem, 1882-86, 1891-1905. Congregationalist. Died in Alameda County, Calif., January 22, 1909 (age 71 years, 265 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Daniel Merrill (1801-1852) and Lydia (Richards) Merrill; married, April 29, 1875, to Adelaide Brewster Taylor (1845-1929); first cousin once removed of Greene Carrier Bronson; first cousin thrice removed of Aaron Kellogg; second cousin once removed of John Russell Kellogg; second cousin twice removed of Hezekiah Case; second cousin thrice removed of Noah Phelps; third cousin once removed of Parmenio Adams, George Smith Catlin, Francis William Kellogg and Edward Russell Kellogg; third cousin twice removed of Jason Kellogg, Jonathan Brace, Augustus Pettibone, Charles Kellogg (1773-1842), Orsamus Cook Merrill, Elisha Phelps, Timothy Merrill, Rufus Pettibone, Amos Pettibone and Daniel Fiske Kellogg; fourth cousin of Asahel Pierson Case, Hiram Bidwell Case and Arthur Tappan Kellogg; fourth cousin once removed of Thomas Kimberly Brace, Luther Walter Badger, Silas Dewey Kellogg, Chester Ashley, Daniel Kellogg, Theodore Davenport, Alvan Kellogg, Alvah Nash, Day Otis Kellogg, Dwight Kellogg, William Alfred Buckingham, Norman A. Phelps, Albert Gallatin Kellogg, Ensign Hosmer Kellogg, John Smith Phelps, Farrand Fassett Merrill (1814-1859), Augustus Herman Pettibone, Charles Kellogg (1839-1903), Nelson Platt Wheeler, William Egbert Wheeler, Joseph Wells Holcomb and William Lucius Case.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Murphy-Merrill family of Harbor Beach, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joseph Lander Eastland (1880-1919) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., July 20, 1880. Real estate business; Consul for Venezuela in San Francisco, Calif., 1906-17. Died, from apoplexy, in his rooms at the Clift Hotel, San Francisco, Calif., March 19, 1919 (age 38 years, 242 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Tyler Botts (c.1808-1884) — also known as Charles T. Botts — of Monterey, Monterey County, Calif. Born in Spotsylvania County, Va., about 1808. Lawyer; delegate to California state constitutional convention from Monterey District, 1849; district judge in California, 1850. Died in San Francisco, Calif., October 4, 1884 (age about 76 years). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Sherman Day (1806-1884) — Born in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., February 11, 1806. Engineer; historian; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of California state senate, 1855-56; U.S. Surveyor General of California, 1868-71. Died in Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif., December 14, 1884 (age 78 years, 307 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jeremiah Day (1773-1867; president of Yale College) and Martha (Sherman) Day (1779-1806); married 1832 to Elizabeth Ann King (1805-1873); grandson of Roger Sherman; granduncle of Thomas Day Thacher and Roger Kent; first cousin of Roger Sherman Baldwin, Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar, William Maxwell Evarts and George Frisbie Hoar; first cousin once removed of Simeon Eben Baldwin, Rockwood Hoar, Sherman Hoar, Maxwell Evarts and Arthur Outram Sherman (1864-?); first cousin twice removed of Roger Sherman Hoar; first cousin thrice removed of Archibald Cox; second cousin twice removed of Chauncey Mitchell Depew and John Frederick Addis; second cousin thrice removed of John Stanley Addis; third cousin once removed of John Adams Dix.
      Political families: Sherman family of Connecticut; Sewall-Adams-Cony family of Maine; Hoar-Sherman family of Massachusetts; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Richard M. Stadden (1856-1918) — Born in Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill., May 27, 1856. Civil engineer and contractor on railways and harbor projects in the U.S. and Mexico; Hawaiian consul at Manzanillo, 1886-87; U.S. Consul in Manzanillo, 1886-87; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Manzanillo, 1906-14; U.S. Vice Consul in Manzanillo, as of 1916-17. Died, of influenza, 1918 (age about 62 years). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Victoria Carbajal.
      Luther Harvey Cary — also known as Luther H. Cary — of Greenbush, Sheboygan County, Wis.; Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis. Republican. Member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1855, 1867; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1861-62; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1864; member of California state assembly 14th District, 1883-85. Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Stephen T. Gage — of California; Virginia City, Storey County, Nev. Republican. Member of California state assembly 18th District, 1856-57; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for Nevada, 1867. Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Wellesley Moore (1854-1915) — of Alameda, Alameda County, Calif. Born in England, January 8, 1854. Vice-Consul for Great Britain in San Francisco, Calif., 1891-1914. English ancestry. Died in Alameda, Alameda County, Calif., June 1, 1915 (age 61 years, 144 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, October 12, 1892, to Bertha Louise Ziel (1860-1941).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Frank Aleamon Leach (1846-1929) — also known as Frank A. Leach — of Vallejo, Solano County, Calif. Born in 1846. Republican. Newspaper publisher; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1880; member of California state assembly 19th District, 1880-82; postmaster at Vallejo, Calif., 1882-85; superintendent of the U.S. Mint at San Francisco, 1897-1907. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., June 19, 1929 (age about 82 years). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      William Byron Rumford (d. 1986) — also known as W. Byron Rumford — of Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif. Democrat. Member of California state assembly, 1948-66; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1956, 1960, 1964. African ancestry. Died June 12, 1986. Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      John Coffee Hays (1817-1883) — also known as Jack C. Hays — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Cedar Lick, Wilson County, Tenn., January 28, 1817. Democrat. Served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1876. Joined the Texas Rangers in the 1830s (later named to Texas Rangers Hall of Fame). Sheriff of San Francisco in 1850; U.S. Surveyor General for California, 1853; one of the founders of the city of Oakland. Died April 21, 1883 (age 66 years, 83 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Hays County, Tex. is named for him.
      Charles Crocker (1822-1888) — of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif. Born in Troy, Rensselaer County, N.Y., September 16, 1822. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; merchant; banker; member of California state assembly 9th District, 1861-62; one of the builders of the Central Pacific Railroad; first president of the Southern Pacific Railroad. Died in Monterey, Monterey County, Calif., August 14, 1888 (age 65 years, 333 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Isaac Crocker and Eliza (Wright) Crocker; brother of Edwin Bryant Crocker; married 1852 to Mary Deming; father of Harriet Crocker (who married Charles Beatty Alexander (1849-1927)), Charles Frederick Crocker and William Henry Crocker; uncle of Jennie Louise Crocker (1860-1939; niece of Jacob Sloat Fassett); grandfather of Mary Alexander (who married Sheldon Whitehouse (1883-1965)), Mary Crocker (who married Francis Burton Harrison) and Harriet Crocker Alexander (1888-1972; who married Winthrop Williams Aldrich); great-grandfather of Charles Sheldon Whitehouse; second great-grandfather of Sheldon Whitehouse (1955-).
      Political families: Rockefeller family of New York City, New York; Crocker-Whitehouse family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Goodall (1824-1899) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in England, 1824. Member of California state assembly 8th District, 1871-73. Co-founded a San Francisco shipping firm; served as harbormaster of San Francisco in 1861-65. Died in 1899 (age about 75 years). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Charles William Wendte (1844-1931) — also known as C. W. Wendte — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; Newport, Newport County, R.I.; Oakland, Alameda County, Calif.; Newton, Middlesex County, Mass.; Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., June 11, 1844. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; minister; offered prayer, Democratic National Convention, 1880. Unitarian. German ancestry. Injured in a fall, and died two weeks later in Peralta Hospital, Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., September 9, 1931 (age 87 years, 90 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Wendte and Johanna (Ebeling) Wendte; married, April 28, 1896, to Abbie Louise Grant (1857-1936).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Kent Doak Pursel (1904-1967) — also known as Kent D. Pursel — of Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., January 7, 1904. Republican. Pharmacist; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1948; Alameda County Supervisor, 1951-67. Protestant. Member, Elks. Died August 15, 1967 (age 63 years, 220 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Heber J. Brown (d. 1978) — of California. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1940. Died August 31, 1978. Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Harriet Gould Forward (1883-1980) — also known as Mrs. Walter F. Forward, Sr. — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Hebron, Thayer County, Neb., February 11, 1883. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1940. Female. Died in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., January 31, 1980 (age 96 years, 354 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Robert Sargent Barkell (1903-1985) — also known as Robert S. Barkell — of Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Hancock, Houghton County, Mich., April 14, 1903. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1952 (alternate), 1956, 1964. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., February 14, 1985 (age 81 years, 306 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Richard Barkell (1857-1915) and Amelia (Hoffenbacher) Barkell (1871-1955); married 1939 to Eunice Helena Force (1912-1991).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Mary's Cemetery
    Oakland, Alameda County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Patrick William McDonough (1888-1951) — also known as Patrick W. McDonough — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born February 20, 1888. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1940, 1944, 1948; candidate for U.S. Representative from California 7th District, 1946; Presidential Elector for California, 1948. Died in Wellington, New Zealand, August, 1951 (age 63 years, 0 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.


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