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Nevada County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Nevada County

Index to Locations

  • Grass Valley Odd Fellows Masonic Cemetery
  • Nevada City Unknown location
  • Nevada City Pine Grove Cemetery
  • Nevada City Pioneer Cemetery

    Odd Fellows Masonic Cemetery
    Grass Valley, Nevada County,
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      John Flint Kidder (1830-1901) — also known as John F. Kidder — of El Dorado County, Calif.; Grass Valley, Nevada County, Calif. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., July 2, 1830. Republican. Civil engineer; railroad builder; member of California state assembly 15th District, 1865-67; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1892. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Ancient Order of United Workmen. Died in Grass Valley, Nevada County, Calif., April 10, 1901 (age 70 years, 282 days). Original interment at Odd Fellows Masonic Cemetery; reinterment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
      Relatives: Son of Levi Kidder and Elvira (Parker) Kidder; married 1873 to Sarah Ann Clark (1842-1933).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Unknown Location
    Nevada City, Nevada County, California

    Pine Grove Cemetery
    Nevada City, Nevada County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Harry Lane Englebright (1884-1943) — also known as Harry L. Englebright — of Nevada City, Nevada County, Calif. Born in Nevada City, Nevada County, Calif., January 2, 1884. Republican. Mining engineer; U.S. Representative from California 2nd District, 1926-43; died in office 1943. Episcopalian. Member, Elks; Eagles; Redmen; Native Sons of the Golden West. Died, of an acute heart condition, at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., May 13, 1943 (age 59 years, 131 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Fellows Englebright (1855-1915) and Kittie F. (Holland) Englebright; married, December 14, 1912, to Marie Grace Jackson.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Fellows Englebright (1855-1915) — also known as William F. Englebright — of Nevada City, Nevada County, Calif. Born in New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass., November 23, 1855. Republican. U.S. Representative from California 1st District, 1906-11. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., February 10, 1915 (age 59 years, 79 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Harry Lane Englebright (1884-1943).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Pioneer Cemetery
    Nevada City, Nevada County, California

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      Aaron Augustus Sargent (1827-1887) — also known as "The Senator for the Southern Pacific Railroad" — of Nevada City, Nevada County, Calif. Born in Newburyport, Essex County, Mass., September 28, 1827. Republican. Newspaper editor; lawyer; member of California state senate, 1856; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1860; U.S. Representative from California, 1861-63, 1869-73 (at-large 1861-63, 2nd District 1869-73); U.S. Senator from California, 1873-79; U.S. Minister to Germany, 1882-84. Died in San Francisco, Calif., August 14, 1887 (age 59 years, 320 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; Cremated; ashes scattered; cenotaph at Pioneer Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Aaron Peaslee Sargent (1800-1863) and Elizabeth (Stanwood) Sargent; married, March 14, 1852, to Ellen Swett Clark; second cousin once removed of Charles Rowell; second cousin thrice removed of Daniel Davis; third cousin twice removed of Abel Merrill and Noah Davis; fourth cousin once removed of Anthony Colby, James Shepard Pike, Frederick Augustus Pike, Joseph Pomeroy Root and Sanford Winslow Abbey (1857-1935).
      Political family: Sargent-Davis-Pike-Flanders family of New Hampshire (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial

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