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Siskiyou County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Siskiyou County

Index to Locations

  • Fort Jones Fort Jones Cemetery
  • Montague Little Shasta Cemetery
  • Yreka Evergreen Cemetery

    Fort Jones Cemetery
    Fort Jones, Siskiyou County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      John King Luttrell (1831-1893) — also known as John K. Luttrell — of Siskiyou County, Calif.; Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, Calif. Born near Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., June 27, 1831. Democrat. Member of California state assembly 28th District, 1865-67, 1871-73; U.S. Representative from California 3rd District, 1873-79. Died in Sitka, Alaska, October 4, 1893 (age 62 years, 99 days). Interment at Fort Jones Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Little Shasta Cemetery
    Montague, Siskiyou County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Oliver Hazard Perry Shelley (1875-1943) — also known as O. H. P. Shelley — of Red Lodge, Carbon County, Mont. Born in Albany, Clinton County, Ky., March 4, 1875. Republican. Newspaper editor; member of Republican National Committee from Montana, 1920-24; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1932. Died in Red Lodge, Carbon County, Mont., April 11, 1943 (age 68 years, 38 days). Interment at Little Shasta Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Oliver Hazard Perry
      Relatives: Son of Lewis Lillard Shelley and Melissa Helen (Snow) Shelley; married 1899 to Mary Iva Nicholson; married 1921 to Mildred Sarah Dickinson.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Evergreen Cemetery
    Yreka, Siskiyou County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Elijah Steele (1817-1883) — of Pike (unknown county), Wis.; Yreka, Siskiyou County, Calif. Born near Albany, Albany County, N.Y., November 13, 1817. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Wisconsin state constitutional convention, 1850; member of Wisconsin state senate 16th District, 1850; superior court judge in California, 1867; member of California state assembly 28th District, 1867-69; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1868. Died in 1883 (age about 65 years). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      John A. Fairchild (1828-1903) — of Siskiyou County, Calif. Born in Mississippi, January 23, 1828. Rancher; member of California state assembly 28th District, 1867-69. Died in California, June 22, 1903 (age 75 years, 150 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.

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