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Monterey County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Monterey County

Index to Locations

  • Monterey Presidio of Monterey
  • Pacific Grove Unknown location
  • Pacific Grove El Carmelo Cemetery
  • Salinas Garden of Memories Memorial Park

    Presidio of Monterey
    Monterey, Monterey County, California

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      John Drake Sloat (1781-1867) — Born in Sloatsburg, Rockland County, N.Y., July 6, 1781. Commodore in U.S. Navy; claimed California for the United States on July 7, 1846; Military Governor of California, 1846. Dutch ancestry. Died in New Brighton, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., November 28, 1867 (age 86 years, 145 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.; memorial monument at Presidio of Monterey.
      The USS Sloat (U.S. Navy destroyer, in service 1920-30), and the second USS Sloat (another destroyer, in service 1943-47), were named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS John Drake Sloat (built 1942 at Terminal Island, Los Angeles, California; scrapped 1960) was named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial

    Unknown Location
    Pacific Grove, Monterey County, California

    El Carmelo Cemetery
    Pacific Grove, Monterey County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Roswell Peter Bishop (1843-1920) — also known as Roswell P. Bishop — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Ludington, Mason County, Mich. Born in Sidney, Delaware County, N.Y., January 6, 1843. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; wounded during the war at Lees Mills, Va., and lost his right arm; lawyer; Mason County Prosecuting Attorney, 1877-80, 1885-86; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Mason County, 1883-84, 1893-94; U.S. Representative from Michigan 9th District, 1895-1907; defeated, 1906; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 26th District, 1907. Died in Pacific Grove, Monterey County, Calif., March 4, 1920 (age 77 years, 58 days). Interment at El Carmelo Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edward Bishop and Anna (Andrews) Bishop.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Alonzo Bland Calder (1892-1974) — also known as A. Bland Calder — of New York City (unknown county), N.Y. Born in Morrison, Grundy County, Iowa, May 23, 1892. U.S. Consul in Moscow, as of 1943. Died in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey County, Calif., June 29, 1974 (age 82 years, 37 days). Interment at El Carmelo Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Nelle Rowland Calder (1889-1980).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Garden of Memories Memorial Park
    768 Abbott Street
    Salinas, Monterey County, California
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Francis Alvin Abbott (1862-1935) — also known as F. A. Abbott — of Salinas, Monterey County, Calif. Born in Point Reyes, Marin County, Calif., March 16, 1862. Butcher; postmaster; mayor of Salinas, Calif., 1909-11. Died in Salinas, Monterey County, Calif., March 28, 1935 (age 73 years, 12 days). Interment at Garden of Memories Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Carlisle Stewart Abbott (1828-1919) and Alice Elizabeth (Merriman) Abbott (1833-1894); married, September 4, 1884, to Annabel Forester (1862-1933).
      Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Eastman family; Abbott family of Salinas, California (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Carlisle Stewart Abbott (1828-1919) — also known as Carlisle S. Abbott — of Monterey County, Calif. Born in Hatfield, Hampshire County, Mass., February 26, 1828. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1872; member of California state assembly 6th District, 1875-80. Died in Pacific Grove, Monterey County, Calif., March 31, 1919 (age 91 years, 33 days). Interment at Garden of Memories Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of John Abbott and Lydia (Boynton) Abbott; married, March 19, 1862, to Alice Merriman (1833-1894); father of Francis Alvin Abbott; third cousin thrice removed of Joshua Coit; fourth cousin once removed of Clement Phineas Kellogg and Charles Sumner Eastman (1864-1939).
      Political families: Eastman family; Farnham family of East Windsor Hill, Connecticut; LaFollette family of Madison, Wisconsin; Roosevelt family of New York; Abbott family of Salinas, California (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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