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Contra Costa County
California

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Contra Costa County

Index to Locations

  • El Cerrito Sunset View Cemetery
  • Lafayette Unknown location
  • Lafayette Oakmont Memorial Park
  • Martinez Alhambra Cemetery


    Sunset View Cemetery
    El Cerrito, Contra Costa County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Clement Calhoun Young (1869-1947) — also known as C. C. Young — of Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Lisbon, Grafton County, N.H., April 28, 1869. Republican. Banker; member of California state assembly, 1909-18; Speaker of the California State Assembly, 1913-18; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1912, 1928 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee); Lieutenant Governor of California, 1919-27; Governor of California, 1927-31; defeated, 1934. Congregationalist. Died in Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif., December 24, 1947 (age 78 years, 240 days). Interment at Sunset View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, March 15, 1902, to Lyla J. Vincent.
      Cross-reference: Anita Whitney
      See also National Governors Association biography — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
      William Harrison Waste — also known as William H. Waste — of California. Chief justice of California state supreme court, 1926-40. Cremated; ashes interred at Sunset View Cemetery.
      Rodger Paul Davies (1921-1974) — Born in Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif., May 7, 1921. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus, 1974, died in office 1974. Assassinated in Cyprus, August 19, 1974 (age 53 years, 104 days). Interment at Sunset View Cemetery.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
      Duncan E. McKinlay (1862-1914) — of Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, Calif. Born in Orillia, Ontario, October 6, 1862. Republican. Presidential Elector for California, 1896; U.S. Representative from California 2nd District, 1905-11. Died in Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif., December 30, 1914 (age 52 years, 85 days). Interment at Sunset View Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Edward Newton Ament (1860-1949) — also known as Edward N. Ament — of Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Arcata, Humboldt County, Calif., July 30, 1860. Furniture business; mayor of Berkeley, Calif., 1932-39. Methodist; later Congregationalist. Member, Lions; Freemasons. Died, of heart failure, in his dentist's waiting room, Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif., February 24, 1949 (age 88 years, 209 days). Interment at Sunset View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Hiram E. Ament (1812-1895); married 1889 to Florence 'Floy' Moody (1865-1947).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ralph Roscoe Eltse (1885-1971) — also known as Ralph R. Eltse — of Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa, September 13, 1885. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from California 7th District, 1933-35; defeated, 1940. Presbyterian. Member, Elks; American Bar Association. Died in Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif., March 18, 1971 (age 85 years, 186 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Sunset View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John J. Eltse and Jennie Sarah (West) Eltse; married, August 16, 1915, to Oma Almona Davies.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Henry Carl Luckey (1868-1956) — also known as Henry C. Luckey — of Nebraska. Born near East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Ill., November 22, 1868. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1935-39; defeated, 1940. Died December 31, 1956 (age 88 years, 39 days). Interment at Sunset View Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Morton Eshleman (1876-1916) — also known as John M. Eshleman; Jack Eshleman — of California. Born in Villa Ridge, Pulaski County, Ill., June 14, 1876. Republican. Member of California state assembly 52nd District; elected 1906; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1912; Lieutenant Governor of California, 1915-16; died in office 1916. Member, Freemasons. Died, of tuberculosis, in a train station at at Indio, Riverside County, Calif., February 28, 1916 (age 39 years, 259 days). Original interment in unknown location; reinterment at Sunset View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Elizabeth Ledgett Eshleman (c.1884-1961).
      Eshleman Hall, at the University of California Berkeley, is named for him.
      Elizabeth Ledgett Eshleman (d. 1961) — also known as Mrs. John M. Eshleman — of California. Republican. Presidential Elector for California, 1924. Female. Died in 1961. Interment at Sunset View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to John Morton Eshleman (1876-1916).


    Unknown Location
    Lafayette, Contra Costa County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Elam Brown (c.1797-1889) — of Benicia, Solano County, Calif. Born in Herkimer County, N.Y., about 1797. Farmer; delegate to California state constitutional convention from San José District, 1849; member of California state assembly, 1849-52 (San José District 1849-51, 5th District 1851-52). Died in Lafayette, Contra Costa County, Calif., August 10, 1889 (age about 92 years). Interment somewhere.


    Oakmont Memorial Park
    2099 Reliez Valley Road
    Lafayette, Contra Costa County, California
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      John Finley Baldwin Jr. (1915-1966) — also known as John F. Baldwin, Jr. — of Martinez, Contra Costa County, Calif. Born in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., June 28, 1915. Republican. Colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Representative from California, 1955-66 (6th District 1955-63, 14th District 1963-66); died in office 1966. Member, Sierra Club; Kiwanis. Died, of cancer, at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., March 9, 1966 (age 50 years, 254 days). Interment at Oakmont Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of John Finley Baldwin and Nellie (Linekin) Baldwin; married, December 20, 1944, to Mary Isaacs.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Alhambra Cemetery
    Martinez, Contra Costa County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Paul Shirley (1828-1895) — of Solano County, Calif. Born in Glasgow, Barren County, Ky., 1828. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; Solano County Sheriff, 1851-57; member of California state senate, 1875-78; warden, San Quentin prison, 1884-88. Died in Martinez, Contra Costa County, Calif., December 11, 1895 (age about 67 years). Interment at Alhambra Cemetery.

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