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Placer County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Placer County

Index to Locations

  • Auburn Old Auburn Cemetery
  • Colfax Colfax Cemetery
  • Newcastle Newcastle Cemetery

    Old Auburn Cemetery
    Auburn, Placer County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Boutwell Dunlap (1877-1930) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., November 14, 1877. Democrat. Lawyer; historian; nominated for U.S. Representative from California 1st District 1904, but withdrew before election; Vice-Consul for Argentina in San Francisco, Calif., 1909-30. Member, Kappa Sigma; Delta Chi; Society of Colonial Wars; American Political Science Association; American Historical Association. Died in his room at the Graystone Hotel, San Francisco, Calif., December 22, 1930 (age 53 years, 38 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Old Auburn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Dunlap (1827-1909) and Sarah Jane (Robinson) Dunlap (1847-1920).
      John Henry Martin Van Buren Wisker (1836-1910) — also known as Van B. Wisker — of Sedalia, Pettis County, Mo. Born in England, December 27, 1836. Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri, 1888 (12th District), 1890 (12th District), 1894 (7th District); Prohibition candidate for Missouri state house of representatives from Pettis County, 1892. Died in Placer County, Calif., January 6, 1910 (age 73 years, 10 days). Interment at Old Auburn Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Martin Van Buren
      Relatives: Married, August 18, 1883, to Lucy Ella Moore (1836-1910).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Colfax Cemetery
    Colfax, Placer County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Patrick Munday — of California. Member of California state assembly 17th District, 1861-62. Interment at Colfax Cemetery.

    Newcastle Cemetery
    850 Taylor Road
    Newcastle, Placer County, California
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Frank Kellogg Richardson (1914-1999) — also known as Frank K. Richardson — of California. Born in St. Helena, Napa County, Calif., February 13, 1914. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Judge, California Court of Appeal, 1971-74; justice of California state supreme court, 1974-83. Died, of complications from Parkinson's disease, in Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., October 5, 1999 (age 85 years, 234 days). Interment at Newcastle Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jessie (Kellogg) Richardson (1875-1937) and Channing Alonzo Richardson (1876-1950).
      Epitaph: "Loving husband and father."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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