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Plumas County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Plumas County

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  • Quincy Quincy Cemetery

    Quincy Cemetery
    Quincy, Plumas County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Manuel Herrick (1876-1952) — also known as Emanuel Herrick — of Perry, Noble County, Okla.; Plumas County, Calif. Born in Perry Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, September 20, 1876. Republican. U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 8th District, 1921-23; defeated, 1918 (Independent), 1922 (primary), 1924 (primary), 1926 (primary), 1928 (primary), 1930 (primary); on August 6, 1930, he was caught by prohibition agents near Great Mills, Maryland, while filling and fueling an illegal still; he fled the scene, but was soon apprehended; he claimed he was an undercover agent, but that was not taken seriously; arraigned in federal court on charges of manufacturing and possessing alcohol; in October, 1930, he was tried and convicted; sentenced to six months in jail; candidate for U.S. Representative from California, 1948. While on a trip to his mining claim; he died, probably from exposure, during a Sierra blizzard, near Quincy, Plumas County, Calif., January 11, 1952 (age 75 years, 113 days). His body was found in a snowbank, six weeks later. Cremated; ashes interred at Quincy Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Herrick and Belinda (Kail) Herrick.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture
      Books about Manuel Herrick: Gene Aldrich, The Okie Jesus Congressman: the life of Manuel Herrick

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