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Glenn County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Glenn County

Index to Locations

  • Near Hamilton City Will S. Green Memorial
  • Willows Willows Cemetery

    Will S. Green Memorial
    Near Hamilton City, Glenn County, California

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      William Semple Green (1832-1905) — also known as Will S. Green — of Colusa, Colusa County, Calif. Born December 26, 1832. Democrat. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; hotel-keeper; steamboat captain; newspaper editor and publisher; member of California state assembly 25th District, 1867-69; California state treasurer, 1898-99; promoter of irrigation projects. Elected to the California Newspaper Hall of Fame. Died July 2, 1905 (age 72 years, 188 days). Interment somewhere in Colusa, Calif.; memorial monument at Will S. Green Memorial.
      Relatives: Married 1862 to Josephine Davis (died 1881); married 1891 to Sally Morgan.
      See also Wikipedia article

    Willows Cemetery
    Willows, Glenn County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Claude Fouts Purkitt (1875-1930) — also known as Claude F. Purkitt — of Willows, Glenn County, Calif. Born in Fouts Springs, Colusa County, Calif., September 7, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; member of California state senate, 1914-22; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1916; superior court judge in California, 1921-28; California Democratic state chair, 1922-28. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Odd Fellows. Died in Willows, Glenn County, Calif., January 11, 1930 (age 54 years, 126 days). Interment at Willows Cemetery.

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