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  • Colma Unknown location
  • Colma Cypress Lawn Memorial Park
  • Colma Greek Orthodox Memorial Park
  • Colma Greenlawn Memorial Park
  • Colma Hills of Eternity Memorial Park
  • Colma Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
  • Colma Home of Peace Cemetery
  • Colma Mt. Olivet Columbarium
  • Colma Mt. Olivet Mausoleum
  • Colma Olivet Memorial Park
  • Colma Salem Memorial Park
  • Colma Woodlawn Memorial Park
  • Menlo Park Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
  • San Bruno Golden Gate National Cemetery
  • San Bruno Veterans Cemetery
  • San Mateo St. John's Cemetery
  • San Mateo Skylawn Memorial Park


    Unknown Location
    Colma, San Mateo County, California


    Cypress Lawn Memorial Park
    Colma, San Mateo County, California
    Founded 1892
    Politicians buried here:
      Andrew Jackson Bryant (1831-1888) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Effingham, Carroll County, N.H., October 30, 1831. Democrat. Gold miner; wholesale liquor merchant; importer and dealer in safes and locks; insurance business; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1875-79. Jumped or fell from the ferry steamer Encinal, and drowned in San Francisco Bay, May 11, 1888 (age 56 years, 194 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Presumably named for: Andrew Jackson
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Otis (1826-1875) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., August 11, 1826. Republican. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; importer and exporter; Presidential Elector for California, 1860; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1872 (delegation chair); mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1873-75; died in office 1875. Unitarian. Died, of diphtheria, in San Francisco, Calif., October 30, 1875 (age 49 years, 80 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of George Washington Otis (1775-1858) and Hannah Leavitt (Waters) Otis (c.1787-1880); married 1858 to Lucy Hamilton Macondray (1832-1922); second cousin twice removed of Samuel Allyne Otis; third cousin of John Otis and William Shaw Chandler Otis; third cousin once removed of Harrison Gray Otis (1765-1848) and Charles Augustus Otis, Sr. (1827-1905); fourth cousin of Oran Gray Otis, Asa H. Otis, David Perry Otis, Harris F. Otis and Harrison Gray Otis (1837-1917).
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Otis family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Hiram W. Johnson Hiram Warren Johnson (1866-1945) — also known as Hiram W. Johnson — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., September 2, 1866. Lawyer; Governor of California, 1911-17; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1912, 1920 (alternate); Progressive candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1912; U.S. Senator from California, 1917-45; died in office 1945; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1920, 1924. Episcopalian. Member, Native Sons of the Golden West; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died, at the Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., August 6, 1945 (age 78 years, 338 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Annie (DeMontfredy) Johnson and Grove Lawrence Johnson (1841-1926); married 1886 to Minnie L. McNeal.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Image source: Time Magazine, September 29, 1924
      Ephraim Willard Burr (1809-1894) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Warren, Bristol County, R.I., March 7, 1809. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; banker; insurance executive; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1856-59. Died in San Francisco, Calif., July 20, 1894 (age 85 years, 135 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married to Abbie Miller (died 1884).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    William Randolph Hearst William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951) — also known as "The Chief" — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., April 29, 1863. Democratic candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1896; U.S. Representative from New York 11th District, 1903-07; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1904; candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1905 (Municipal Ownership), 1909; Democratic candidate for Governor of New York, 1906; Independence League candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1910. Newspaper publishing magnate; movie producer in 1951-21; the film Citizen Kane is based on his life. Died in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif., August 14, 1951 (age 88 years, 107 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of George Hearst (1820-1891) and Phoebe (Apperson) Hearst; married, April 28, 1903, to Millicent Veronica Willson.
      Cross-reference: John F. Neylan — Clarence J. Shearn
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
      Books about William Randolph Hearst: David Nasaw, The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst
      Image source: Time Magazine, August 15, 1927
      Levi Richard Ellert (1857-1901) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., October 20, 1857. Druggist; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1893-95. Died in San Francisco, Calif., July 21, 1901 (age 43 years, 274 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Alvord (1833-1904) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., January 3, 1833. Hardware dealer; banker; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1871-73; San Francisco Police Commissioner, 1878-99. Member, Loyal Legion; American Forestry Association. Died, of heart failure due to bronchial troubles, in San Francisco, Calif., December 21, 1904 (age 71 years, 353 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of William Alvord and Mary Elizabeth Alvord; married to Mary Eliza McIntosh.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joseph Lawrence Alioto (1916-1998) — also known as Joseph L. Alioto — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., February 12, 1916. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1968-76; candidate in primary for Governor of California, 1974. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Indicted in 1971 on federal charges of bribery, conspiracy, and mail fraud; acquitted in 1972. Died, of prostate cancer and pneumonia, in San Francisco, Calif., January 29, 1998 (age 81 years, 351 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park; cenotaph at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Guiseppe Alioto (1886-1961) and Domenica Mae (Lazio) Alioto (1893-1971); married, June 2, 1941, to Angelina Genaro (divorced 1977); married 1978 to Kathleen Sullivan (1944?-); father of Angela Mia Alioto; grandfather of Michela Alioto-Pier.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William W. Morrow (1843-1929) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born near Milton, Wayne County, Ind., July 15, 1843. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; California Republican state chair, 1879-82; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1884; U.S. Representative from California 4th District, 1885-91; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California, 1891-97; Judge of U.S. Circuit Court for the 9th Circuit, 1897-1911; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, 1897-1923; took senior status 1923. One of the incorporators of the American Red Cross. Died in San Francisco, Calif., July 24, 1929 (age 86 years, 9 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile
      Milton Slocum Latham (1827-1882) — also known as Milton S. Latham — of San Francisco, Calif.; New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, May 23, 1827. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from California 1st District, 1853-55; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1856-57; Governor of California, 1860; U.S. Senator from California, 1860-63. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., March 4, 1882 (age 54 years, 285 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
    George Hearst George Hearst (1820-1891) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born near Sullivan, Franklin County, Mo., September 3, 1820. Democrat. Member of California state assembly 8th District, 1865-67; U.S. Senator from California, 1886, 1887-91; died in office 1891. Scottish ancestry. Died in Washington, D.C., February 28, 1891 (age 70 years, 178 days). Entombed at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married, June 15, 1862, to Phoebe Elizabeth Apperson (1842-1919); father of William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley
      Clifton Mathews (1880-1962) — of Arizona. Born in Concord, Pike County, Ga., February 12, 1880. U.S. Attorney for Arizona, 1933-35; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, 1935-53; took senior status 1953. Member, American Bar Association. Died September 7, 1962 (age 82 years, 207 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      See also federal judicial profile
      David Colbreth Broderick (1820-1859) — also known as David C. Broderick — of New York; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Washington, D.C., February 4, 1820. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1846; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of California state senate, 1850-52; Lieutenant Governor of California, 1851-52; U.S. Senator from California, 1857-59; died in office 1859. Irish ancestry. Mortally wounded in a duel on September 13, 1859 with David S. Terry, chief justice of the California Supreme Court, and died in San Francisco, Calif., September 16, 1859 (age 39 years, 224 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment in 1942 at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Broderick and Honora (Colbert) Broderick; cousin *** of Andrew Kennedy and Case Broderick (1839-1920).
      Political family: Broderick-Kennedy family of Indianapolis and Muncie, Indiana.
      The former town of Broderick, now part of West Sacramento, California, was named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
      William Sharon (1821-1885) — of Carrollton, Greene County, Ill.; Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif.; Virginia City, Storey County, Nev. Born in Smithfield, Jefferson County, Ohio, January 9, 1821. Republican. Lawyer; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; banker; mining business; real estate business; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1875-81. Died in San Francisco, Calif., November 13, 1885 (age 64 years, 308 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Father of Clara Adelaide Sharon (1853-1882; who married Francis Griffith Newlands (1848-1917)).
      Cross-reference: Francis G. Newlands — David S. Terry
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Jewett William Adams (1835-1920) — also known as Jewett W. Adams; "Ironhub" — of Carson City, Nev. Born in South Hero, Grand Isle County, Vt., August 6, 1835. Democrat. Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, 1874-82; Governor of Nevada, 1883-87; defeated, 1886; superintendent, U.S. Mint at Carson City, 1895-98. Died in Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif., June 18, 1920 (age 84 years, 317 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of William Adams and Nancy (Boardman) Adams; married, January 16, 1878, to Emma E. Lee.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joseph Tyree Sneed III (1920-2008) — of Austin, Travis County, Tex.; Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y.; Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Calvert, Robertson County, Tex., July 21, 1920. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; law professor; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, 1973-87; took senior status 1987. Member, Order of the Coif. Died in San Francisco, Calif., February 9, 2008 (age 87 years, 203 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Cara Carleton (Weber) Sneed (1880-1969) and Harold Marvin Sneed (1883-1934); married 1944 to Madelon Montross Juergens (1921-1998); father of Carly Fiorina (1954-).
      See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Norton Felton (1832-1914) — also known as Charles N. Felton — of Yuba County, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif.; Menlo Park, San Mateo County, Calif. Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., January 1, 1832. Republican. Yuba County Sheriff, 1853; member of California state assembly 8th District, 1880-83; U.S. Representative from California 5th District, 1885-89; U.S. Senator from California, 1891-93; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1892; Presidential Elector for California, 1912. Died in Menlo Park, San Mateo County, Calif., September 13, 1914 (age 82 years, 255 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Paul Martin Pearson (1871-1938) — Born in Litchfield, Montgomery County, Ill., October 22, 1871. College professor; author; Governor of U.S. Virgin Islands, 1931-35; forced to resign in July, 1935 during a Congressional investigation of financial mismanagement in the Islands government. Suffered a stroke, and died a month later, March 26, 1938 (age 66 years, 155 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Father of Drew Pearson (newspaper columnist).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Franck Roberts Havenner (1882-1967) — also known as Franck R. Havenner — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Sherwood, Baltimore County, Md., September 20, 1882. Democrat. U.S. Representative from California 4th District, 1937-41, 1945-53; defeated, 1940, 1952; candidate for mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1939; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1940, 1952. Died in San Francisco, Calif., July 24, 1967 (age 84 years, 307 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
    George T. Marye George Thomas Marye, Jr. (1849-1933) — also known as George T. Marye — of Burlingame, San Mateo County, Calif. Born in Baltimore, Md., December 13, 1849. Democrat. Lawyer; banker; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1888; California Democratic state chair, 1888-93; U.S. Ambassador to Russia, 1914-16. Anglican. Member, Loyal Legion. Died September 2, 1933 (age 83 years, 263 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of George Thomas Marye, Sr. and Helen (Tucker) Marye; married, June 28, 1904, to Marie Alice Doyle.
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
      Image source: Library of Congress
      Jesse Arthur Younger (1893-1967) — also known as J. Arthur Younger — of San Mateo, San Mateo County, Calif. Born in Albany, Linn County, Ore., April 11, 1893. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from California, 1953-67 (9th District 1953-63, 11th District 1963-67); died in office 1967; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1956. Congregationalist. Member, American Legion; Rotary; Freemasons; Shriners; Newcomen Society; Delta Upsilon. Died, of leukemia, at Walter Reed Army Hospital, Washington, D.C., June 20, 1967 (age 74 years, 70 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Hardin Younger and Lena (Galbraith) Younger; married, June 30, 1915, to Margaret Meany (died 1945); married, December 11, 1946, to Norma Wells.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Sherrod Williams (1804-1876) — of Monticello, Wayne County, Ky. Born in Pulaski County, Ky., 1804. Member of Kentucky state legislature, 1829; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 4th District, 1835-41. Died in San Jose, Santa Clara County, Calif., November 1, 1876 (age about 72 years). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Father of Thomas Hansford Williams and George E. Williams (1835-1899).
      Political family: Williams family of Monticello, Kentucky.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Timothy Guy Phelps (1824-1899) — also known as Timothy G. Phelps — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in New York, 1824. Republican. Member of California state assembly, 1857-58, 1895-97 (5th District 1857-58, 52nd District 1895-97); U.S. Representative from California at-large, 1861-63; candidate for Governor of California, 1875; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1891. Died in 1899 (age about 75 years). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Rolph (1885-1956) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., January 17, 1885. Republican. U.S. Representative from California 4th District, 1941-45; defeated, 1944. Died in San Francisco, Calif., May 10, 1956 (age 71 years, 114 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Brother of James Rolph, Jr. (1869-1934).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Hansford Williams (1828-1886) — also known as Thomas H. Williams — of California. Born in Monticello, Wayne County, Ky., May 18, 1828. California state attorney general, 1858-62. Died in San Francisco, Calif., February 28, 1886 (age 57 years, 286 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Sherrod Williams; brother of George E. Williams (1835-1899).
      Political family: Williams family of Monticello, Kentucky.
      Harry Webster Musselwhite (1868-1955) — also known as Harry W. Musselwhite — of Manistee, Manistee County, Mich. Born near Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., May 23, 1868. Democrat. Newspaper editor and publisher; U.S. Representative from Michigan 9th District, 1933-35; defeated, 1934. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Eagles. Died in San Lorenzo, Alameda County, Calif., December 14, 1955 (age 87 years, 205 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Horace Davis (1831-1916) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Worcester, Worcester County, Mass., March 16, 1831. Republican. U.S. Representative from California 1st District, 1877-81; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1884; Presidential Elector for California, 1884. Died in San Francisco, Calif., July 12, 1916 (age 85 years, 118 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of John Davis (1787-1854) and Elizabeth 'Eliza' (Bancroft) Davis (1791-1872); brother of John Chandler Bancroft Davis; married, March 6, 1862, to Lavinia Smith Macondray (1834-1872); married, February 4, 1875, to Edith Sawyer King (1850-1909); nephew of George Bancroft; uncle of John Davis (1851-1902); great-granduncle of Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. and John Davis Lodge; second great-granduncle of George Cabot Lodge; first cousin of Isaac Davis; first cousin once removed of Edward Livingston Davis; first cousin twice removed of Livingston Davis; fourth cousin once removed of Charles Courtney Pinkney Holden (1827-1905), Ebenezer Gregg Danforth Holden and Winfield Scott Holden.
      Political families: Davis family; Woodbury-Holden family of Massachusetts and New Hampshire; Holden-Davis-Lawrence-Garcelon family of Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Oliver Larkin (1802-1858) — also known as Thomas O. Larkin — of Monterey, Monterey County, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Charlestown, Middlesex County (now part of Boston, Suffolk County), Mass., September 18, 1802. Merchant; flour mill business; U.S. Consul in Monterey, 1843-48; U.S. Special Diplomatic Agent to California, 1845; delegate to California state constitutional convention, 1849. Died, from typhoid fever, in Colusa, Colusa County, Calif., October 27, 1858 (age 56 years, 39 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas O. Larkin and Ann (Rogers) Larkin; married to Rachel (Hobson) Holmes.
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
      Tallant Tubbs (1897-1969) — of California. Born in San Francisco, Calif., May 8, 1897. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of California state senate, 1925-37; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of California, 1930; candidate for U.S. Senator from California, 1932. Suffered a fall at home, and died three weeks later, at St. Francis Memorial Hospital, San Francisco, Calif., May 17, 1969 (age 72 years, 9 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Norton Parker Chipman (1834-1924) — also known as Norton P. Chipman — of Washington, D.C. Born in Milford Center, Union County, Ohio, March 7, 1834. Republican. Lawyer; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; Delegate to U.S. Congress from the District of Columbia, 1871-75; Judge, California Court of Appeal, 1905-22; resigned 1922. Died in San Francisco, Calif., February 1, 1924 (age 89 years, 331 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Diedrich Spreckels (1853-1926) — also known as John D. Spreckels — of San Francisco, Calif.; Coronado, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Charleston, Charleston District (now Charleston County), S.C., August 16, 1853. Republican. Founder and president, Oceanic Steamship Company; president, Western Sugar Company; owned the Hotel de Coronado, the San Diego Electric Railway, newspapers in San Francisco and San Diego; built the San Diego and Arizona Railway, from San Diego to Calexico; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1896, 1924; member of Republican National Committee from California, 1896. German ancestry. Died in Coronado, San Diego County, Calif., June 7, 1926 (age 72 years, 295 days). Entombed at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Claus Spreckels and Anna Christina (Mangels) Spreckels (1830-1910); brother of Adolph Bernard Spreckels (1857-1924); married 1877 to Lillie C. Siebein (1855-1924).
      Political family: Spreckels family of San Francisco, California.
      The Spreckels Theatre, in San Diego, California, is named for him.  — Spreckels Elementary School, in San Diego, California, is named for him.  — Spreckels Park, in Coronado, California, is named for him.  — The Spreckels Organ Pavilion, an outdoor performance venue, in Balboa Park, San Diego, California, is named for him and his brother.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Claus Spreckels (1828-1908) — also known as "The Sugar King of Hawaii"; "His Royal Saccharinity" — Born in Lamstedt, Germany, July 9, 1828. Republican. Sugar magnate; Presidential Elector for California, 1872, 1896. German ancestry. Died in San Francisco, Calif., December 26, 1908 (age 80 years, 170 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married to Anna Christina Mangels (1830-1910); father of John Diedrich Spreckels and Adolph Bernard Spreckels (1857-1924).
      Political family: Spreckels family of San Francisco, California.
      The community (former company town) of Spreckels, California, is named for him.  — The community (former company town) of Spreckelsville, Hawaii, is named for him.  — Claus-Spreckels-Strasse, a street in Lamstedt, Germany, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Adolph Bernard Spreckels (1857-1924) — also known as Adolph B. Spreckels — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., January 5, 1857. Republican. President, Spreckels Sugar Company; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1884; angered by an article in the San Francisco Chronicle, on November 19, 1884, he shot and badly wounded the paper's publisher, M. H. de Young; arrested and charged with attempted murder; pleaded temporary insanity; tried in 1885 and found not guilty; president, San Francisco and San Mateo Electric Railway; vice-president, Western Sugar Company; vice-president, Oceanic Steamship Company. German ancestry. Died, from pneumonia and syphilis, in San Francisco, Calif., June 28, 1924 (age 67 years, 175 days). Entombed at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Claus Spreckels and Anna Christina (Mangels) Spreckels (1830-1910); brother of John Diedrich Spreckels (1853-1926); married to Alma de Bretteville (1881-1968).
      Political family: Spreckels family of San Francisco, California.
      Spreckels Lake, in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, is named for him.  — The Spreckels Organ Pavilion, an outdoor performance venue, in Balboa Park, San Diego, California, is named for him and his brother.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Scott Hendricks Scott Springer Hendricks (1878-1960) — also known as Scott Hendricks — of San Mateo, San Mateo County, Calif.; Marysville, Yuba County, Calif. Born in Cherokee, Butte County, Calif., April 23, 1878. Republican. Lawyer; farmer; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from California 8th District, 1932. Died in Marysville, Yuba County, Calif., February 21, 1960 (age 81 years, 304 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of William Chalmers Hendricks (1825-1892) and Susan Elizabeth (Glass) Hendricks (1843-1921); married, April 25, 1911, to Georgia Kenney Hammon (1882-1915); married to Zayada Zabriskie Buck; nephew of Abram Washington Hendricks; grandnephew of Thomas Hendricks, William Hendricks and John Hendricks; first cousin once removed of Abraham Hendricks, William Hendricks, Jr. and Thomas Andrews Hendricks.
      Political family: Hendricks family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: San Mateo Times, August 25, 1932
      Wilfrid Barrett Chapman (1848-1913) — also known as Wilfrid B. Chapman — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Richmond, Surrey, England, 1848. Champaigne importer; Consul for Belgium in San Francisco, Calif., 1882-96; Consul for Netherlands in San Francisco, Calif., 1901. Died in San Francisco, Calif., December 25, 1913 (age about 65 years). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of William Chapman and Elizabeth (Morris) Chapman; married 1888 to Dora Sherwood (1859-1918).
      Aylett Rains Cotton, Jr. (1874-1965) — also known as Aylett R. Cotton — of Burlingame, San Mateo County, Calif.; Hillsborough, San Mateo County, Calif. Born in De Witt, Clinton County, Iowa, December 29, 1874. Republican. Superior court judge in California, 1947-50; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1956, 1960. Died in San Mateo, San Mateo County, Calif., April 15, 1965 (age 90 years, 107 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Aylett Rains Cotton (1826-1912) and Hattie Elizabeth (Walker) Cotton (1857-1921); married to Alice Grace Borel (1877-1936) and Sophia Borel (1874-1953).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Wrenshall Dent (1819-1899) — Born January 30, 1819. Miner; member of California state senate, 1858; appraiser of customs at the port of San Francisco. Died in Lorin (now part of Berkeley), Alameda County, Calif., January 17, 1899 (age 79 years, 352 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Frederick Fayette Dent (1787-1873) and Ellen Bay (Wrenshall) Dent (1793-1857); brother of Lewis Dent (1823-1874), Julia Boggs Dent (1826-1902; who married Ulysses Simpson Grant) and Ellen Wrenshall 'Nellie' Dent (1828-1904; who married Alexander Sharp); uncle of Frederick Dent Grant and Ulysses Simpson Grant, Jr..
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Grant-Dent family of San Francisco, California (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Walter Emil Hettman (1886-1971) — also known as Walter E. Hettman — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Norwalk, Monroe County, Wis., February 24, 1886. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1932; Honorary Consul for Estonia in San Francisco, Calif., 1935. German ancestry. Died in California, September 30, 1971 (age 85 years, 218 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Christian Hettman (1846-1907) and Mary Ann (Sour) Hettman (1851-1918); married, April 28, 1921, to Anna Doyle (1894-1980).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Horace Garvin Platt (1852-1910) — also known as Horace G. Platt — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Selma, Dallas County, Ala., 1852. Democrat. Lawyer; orator; member of California state assembly 9th District, 1881-83; Vice-Consul for Russia in San Francisco, Calif., 1892-1901; president of a San Francisco streetcar line. Died, in Adler Sanatorium, San Francisco, Calif., August 29, 1910 (age about 58 years). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Rev. Dr. William Henry Platt (1821-1898) and Cornelia Margaret (Cuthbert) Platt (1823-1856); third cousin once removed of Delos Fall (1848-1921); fourth cousin of Howard B. Peck.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alexander Parker Crittenden (1816-1870) — also known as Alexander P. Crittenden — of Santa Clara County, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif.; Virginia City, Storey County, Nev. Born in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., January 14, 1816. Lawyer; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of California state assembly, 1849-51, 1852-53 (Los Angeles District 1849-51, 5th District 1852-53). Shot and mortally wounded by his ex-lover, Laura D. Fair, on board a ferry boat in San Francisco Bay, and died two days later, in San Francisco, Calif., November 5, 1870 (age 54 years, 295 days). Fair was tried, found guilty, and sentenced to death, but the state supreme court ordered a new trial, and she was acquitted. Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Turpin Crittenden (1788-1832) and Mary Wilson (Parker) Crittenden (1792-1869); brother of Thomas Turpin Crittenden (1825-1905; Union general); married to Clara Churchill (1820-1881); nephew of John Jordan Crittenden and Robert Crittenden; grandson of John Crittenden (1754-1806); first cousin of Thomas Leonidas Crittenden and Thomas Theodore Crittenden; first cousin once removed of Thomas Theodore Crittenden, Jr.; first cousin thrice removed of Thomas Jefferson; second cousin twice removed of Dabney Carr; third cousin once removed of Francis Wayles Eppes, Dabney Smith Carr, Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Meriwether Lewis Randolph and George Wythe Randolph; fourth cousin of Thomas Jefferson Coolidge and Frederick Madison Roberts; fourth cousin once removed of John Gardner Coolidge.
      Political family: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edmund Randolph (1820-1861) — of California. Born in Virginia, June 9, 1820. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of California state assembly from San Francisco District, 1849-51. Died in San Francisco, Calif., September 8, 1861 (age 41 years, 91 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Peyton Randolph (1779-1828) and Maria (Ward) Randolph (1784-1826); grandson of Edmund Jenings Randolph; grandnephew of George Nicholas, Wilson Cary Nicholas and John Nicholas; great-grandson of Robert Carter Nicholas (1729-1780); great-grandnephew of Peyton Randolph (1721-1775); second great-grandnephew of Richard Randolph; first cousin once removed of Robert Carter Nicholas (1787-1857); first cousin twice removed of Francis Beverley Biddle; first cousin thrice removed of Richard Bland and Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791); second cousin of Peter Myndert Dox; second cousin once removed of Harry Bartow Hawes; second cousin twice removed of Theodorick Bland, Thomas Jefferson, Carter Bassett Harrison, Beverley Randolph, William Henry Harrison and John Randolph of Roanoke; third cousin of Thomas Marshall and James Keith Marshall; third cousin once removed of John Marshall, Henry Lee, Charles Lee, James Markham Marshall, Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr., Alexander Keith Marshall, Edmund Jennings Lee, Dabney Carr, Henry St. George Tucker and John Scott Harrison; third cousin twice removed of Burwell Bassett; fourth cousin of Francis Wayles Eppes, Dabney Smith Carr, Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Meriwether Lewis Randolph, George Wythe Randolph, Nathaniel Beverly Tucker, Carter Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901); fourth cousin once removed of John Wayles Eppes, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, Fitzhugh Lee, Connally Findlay Trigg, Russell Benjamin Harrison, John Augustine Marshall, Richard Evelyn Byrd, Carter Henry Harrison II, Frederick Madison Roberts and William Welby Beverley (1889-1969).
      Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Owen Paul Sutton (1821-1881) — also known as Owen P. Sutton — of California. Born in Naples, Ontario County, N.Y., August 8, 1821. Republican. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; banker; member of California state assembly 8th District, 1863; real estate business. Member, Freemasons. Died in San Francisco, Calif., September 1, 1881 (age 60 years, 24 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment in 1946 at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob Boles Sutton (1790-1877) and Bestsey (Parish) Sutton.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      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, Grass Valley, Calif.; reinterment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Levi Kidder and Elvira (Parker) Kidder; married 1873 to Sarah Ann Clark (1842-1933).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Willard B. Farwell (1829-1903) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in 1829. Member of California state assembly 5th District, 1855-56. Died February 10, 1903 (age about 73 years). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      William Henry Crocker (1861-1937) — also known as William H. Crocker — of San Francisco, Calif.; Hillsborough, San Mateo County, Calif.; Burlingame, San Mateo County, Calif. Born in Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., January 13, 1861. Republican. Banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1916, 1920, 1924, 1932; member of Republican National Committee from California, 1924. Died in Burlingame, San Mateo County, Calif., September 25, 1937 (age 76 years, 255 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Crocker (1822-1888); brother of Charles Frederick Crocker; nephew of Edwin Bryant Crocker.
      Political families: Rockefeller family of New York City, New York; Crocker-Whitehouse family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article
      Gertrude Atherton (1857-1948) — also known as Gertrude Franklin Horn — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., October 30, 1857. Democrat. Author; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1928. Female. Died in San Francisco, Calif., June 14, 1948 (age 90 years, 228 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Daughter of Thomas L. Horn and Gertrude (Franklin) Horn; married 1876 to George H. B. Atherton (died 1887).
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books by Gertrude Atherton: The Sisters-in-Law — The Splendid Idle Forties : Stories of Old California — Rezanov — The Bell in the Fog and Other Stories — Conqueror : Dramatized Biography of Alexander Hamilton — Adventures of a Novelist — California, an Intimate History — Black Oxen — The Doomswoman : An Historical Romance of Old California — Aristocrats — Californians — Patience Sparhawk and Her Times — Rulers of Kings — Los Cerritos — Can Women Be Gentlemen? — Senator North — The Valiant Runaways — American Wives & English Husbands — Dormant Fires
      Books about Gertrude Atherton: Emily Wortis Leider, California's Daughter : Gertrude Atherton and Her Times — Charlotte S. McClure, Gertrude Atherton
      Hugh Henry Brown (1872-1975) — also known as Hugh H. Brown — of San Francisco, Calif.; Tonopah, Nye County, Nev. Born in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, May 4, 1872. Republican. Lawyer; represented railroads and mining companies; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1908, 1912 (alternate), 1916, 1920 (alternate). Member, American Bar Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; American Judicature Society; Delta Tau Delta; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died February 26, 1975 (age 102 years, 298 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Robert McCutcheon Brown and Louise Christina (Smith) Brown; married, February 7, 1904, to Marjorie Moore (1885-1987).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Greek Orthodox Memorial Park
    1148 El Camino Real
    Colma, San Mateo County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      George Christopher (1907-2000) — also known as George Christopheles — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Arcadia, Greece, December 8, 1907. Republican. Naturalized U.S. citizen; accountant; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1956 (alternate; speaker), 1960; Presidential Elector for California, 1956; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1956-64; defeated, 1951; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from California, 1958; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of California, 1962; candidate in primary for Governor of California, 1966. Greek ancestry. As mayor, was instrumental in convincing the New York Giants baseball team to move to San Francisco, as well as the construction of Candlestick Park for the team. Died, from a stroke, in San Francisco, Calif., September 14, 2000 (age 92 years, 281 days). Interment at Greek Orthodox Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of James Christopheles and Mary (Koines) Christopheles; married 1936 to Tule Sarantitis.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile


    Greenlawn Memorial Park
    1100 El Camino Real
    Colma, San Mateo County, California
    Founded 1902
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      James Rolph, Jr. (1869-1934) — also known as "Sunny Jim" — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., August 23, 1869. Republican. Banker; shipbuilder; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1912-31; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1920 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1928, 1932; Governor of California, 1931-34; defeated, 1918; died in office 1934. Died in Santa Clara County, Calif., June 2, 1934 (age 64 years, 283 days). Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Brother of Thomas Rolph (1885-1956); married to Annie Marshall Reid (1872-1956).
      See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Eugene F. Loud Eugene Francis Loud (1847-1908) — also known as Eugene F. Loud — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Abington, Plymouth County, Mass., March 12, 1847. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of California state assembly, 1884; U.S. Representative from California 5th District, 1891-1903; defeated, 1902. Died in San Francisco, Calif., December 19, 1908 (age 61 years, 282 days). Cremated; ashes originally interred at Odd Fellows Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
    James G. Maguire James George Maguire (1853-1920) — also known as James G. Maguire — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., February 22, 1853. Democrat. Lawyer; member of California state assembly 13th District, 1875-77; superior court judge in California, 1882-88; U.S. Representative from California 4th District, 1893-99; candidate for Governor of California, 1898; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1900, 1912 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Died in San Francisco, Calif., June 20, 1920 (age 67 years, 119 days). Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married, March 6, 1881, to Louisa J. Joyce.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
      William Adam Piper (1826-1899) — of California. Born in Franklin County, Pa., May 21, 1826. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; merchant; U.S. Representative from California 1st District, 1875-77. Died in San Francisco, Calif., August 5, 1899 (age 73 years, 76 days). Original interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Hills of Eternity Memorial Park
    Colma, San Mateo County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Cyril Isaac Magnin (1899-1988) — also known as Cyril Magnin; "Mr. San Francisco" — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., July 6, 1899. Democrat. Women's appearel business; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1948 (alternate), 1964; Chief of Protocol for the City of San Francisco, 1964-1986; president of the Port of San Francisco. Jewish. Member, Freemasons. Died in San Francisco, Calif., June 8, 1988 (age 88 years, 338 days). Interment at Hills of Eternity Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Magnin and Charlotte (Davis) Magnin; married, November 19, 1926, to Anna Smithline (died 1948).
      See also Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
    1500 Old Mission Road
    Colma, San Mateo County, California
    Founded 1887
    See also Findagrave page for this location.

    Politicians buried here:
      Angelo Joseph Rossi (1878-1948) — also known as Angelo J. Rossi — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Volcano, Amador County, Calif., January 22, 1878. Florist; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1931-44. Italian ancestry. Died in San Francisco, Calif., April 5, 1948 (age 70 years, 74 days). Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
      See also Wikipedia article
      James Duval Phelan (1861-1930) — also known as James D. Phelan — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., April 20, 1861. Democrat. Banker; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1897-1902; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1900, 1916, 1924, 1928; custodian of the Relief and Red Cross Funds after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire; U.S. Senator from California, 1915-21; defeated, 1920; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1924, 1928. Died in Saratoga, Santa Clara County, Calif., August 7, 1930 (age 69 years, 109 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Phelan and Alice (Kelly) Phelan.
      Cross-reference: John S. Irby
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
    Eugene E. Schmitz Eugene E. Schmitz (1864-1928) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., August 22, 1864. Musician; orchestral conductor; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1902-07. Died in San Francisco, Calif., November 20, 1928 (age 64 years, 90 days). Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, December 1901
      George Richard Moscone (1929-1978) — also known as George Moscone — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., November 24, 1929. Democrat. Candidate for California state assembly, 1960; member of California state senate, 1966-75; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1968, 1972; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1976-78; died in office 1978. Shot and killed, along with Supervisor Harvey Milk, by Supervisor Dan White, in his office in San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco, Calif., November 27, 1978 (age 49 years, 3 days). Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Joseph Moscone and Lena Moscone; married 1954 to Gina Bondanza.
      The George R. Moscone Convention Center, in San Francisco, California, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Francis Shelley (1905-1974) — also known as John F. Shelley; Jack Shelley — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., September 3, 1905. Democrat. President, San Francisco Labor Council, 1937-49; president, California AFL, 1947; member of California state senate, 1939-47; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1940, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1948, 1952 (alternate), 1956, 1960; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of California, 1946; U.S. Representative from California 5th District, 1949-64; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1964-68. Catholic. Member, Eagles; Native Sons of the Golden West; Knights of Columbus. Died in San Francisco, Calif., September 1, 1974 (age 68 years, 363 days). Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Kevin Francis Shelley (1955-).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Henry Francis Grady (1882-1957) — also known as Henry F. Grady — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., February 12, 1882. Democrat. U.S. Ambassador to India, 1947-48; Greece, 1948-50; Iran, 1950-51; U.S. Minister to Nepal, 1948. Member, American Economic Association; Beta Gamma Sigma; Delta Sigma Pi; Lambda Chi Alpha; Phi Gamma Mu. Died, of a heart attack, on the ocean liner President Wilson, in the Pacific Ocean, September 14, 1957 (age 75 years, 214 days). Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Henry Grady and Ellen G. (Rourke) Grady; married, October 18, 1917, to Lucretia del Valle (1892-1972).
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
      James Alexander McDougall (1817-1867) — also known as James A. McDougall — of Morgan County, Ill.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Bethlehem, Albany County, N.Y., November 19, 1817. Democrat. Illinois state attorney general, 1843-46; California state attorney general, 1850-51; U.S. Representative from California 2nd District, 1853-55; U.S. Senator from California, 1861-67. Died in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., September 3, 1867 (age 49 years, 288 days). Original interment at Calvary Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment in 1942 at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      James Graham Fair (1831-1894) — also known as James G. Fair — of Virginia City, Storey County, Nev. Born in County Tyrone, Ireland (now Northern Ireland), December 3, 1831. Democrat. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1881-87; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1888 (member, Credentials Committee). Died in San Francisco, Calif., December 28, 1894 (age 63 years, 25 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Eugene Casserly (1820-1883) — of California. Born in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland, November 13, 1820. Democrat. U.S. Senator from California, 1869-73. Died of apoplexy (stroke), in San Francisco, Calif., January 14, 1883 (age 62 years, 62 days). Original interment at Calvary Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment in 1904 at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Patrick S. Casserly.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      John Gately Downey (1827-1894) — also known as John G. Downey — of Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Ireland, June 24, 1827. Democrat. Member of California state assembly 1st District, 1856-57; Lieutenant Governor of California, 1860; Governor of California, 1860-62; defeated, 1863. Died March 1, 1894 (age 66 years, 250 days). Original interment at Old Calvary Cemetery (which no longer exists), Los Angeles, Calif.; reinterment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
      The city of Downey, California, is named for him.
      Edmund Gerald Brown, Sr. (1905-1996) — also known as Edmund G. Brown, Sr.; Pat Brown — of San Francisco, Calif.; Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., April 21, 1905. Democrat. Lawyer; Republican candidate for California state assembly, 1928; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1944, 1948, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1988; California state attorney general, 1951-59; Governor of California, 1959-67; defeated, 1966; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1960. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Elks; Moose; Eagles; Native Sons of the Golden West. Died of a heart attack, in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 16, 1996 (age 90 years, 301 days). Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edmund Brown and Ida (Schuckman) Brown; brother of Harold C. Brown; married, October 30, 1930, to Bernice Layne; father of Edmund Gerald Brown, Jr. and Kathleen Brown (1946?-).
      Political family: Brown family of California.
      Cross-reference: Warren Christopher — William K. Coblentz
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
      Books about Edmund G. Brown: Ethan Rarick, California Rising: The Life and Times of Pat Brown
      Richard Joseph Welch (1869-1949) — also known as Richard J. Welch — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in New York, 1869. Republican. Insurance broker; real estate business; member of California state senate, 1901-13; U.S. Representative from California 5th District, 1926-49; died in office 1949. Catholic. Member, Moose; Elks; Eagles. While traveling by train, suffered a heart attack, and died the next day, in a hospital at Needles, San Bernardino County, Calif., September 10, 1949 (age about 80 years). Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Matt I. Sullivan (1857-1937) — of California. Born in Grass Valley, Nevada County, Calif., November 3, 1857. Chief justice of California state supreme court, 1914-15. Catholic. Died in San Francisco, Calif., August 6, 1937 (age 79 years, 276 days). Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
      John Ignatius Nolan (1874-1922) — also known as John I. Nolan — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., January 14, 1874. Republican. Iron molder; officer, International Iron Moulders Union; secretary, San Francisco Labor Council, 1912; U.S. Representative from California 5th District, 1913-22; died in office 1922. Died November 18, 1922 (age 48 years, 308 days). Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Nolan and Sarah Nolan; married, March 23, 1913, to Mae Ella Hunt (1886-1973).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Samuel Williams Inge (1817-1868) — of Livingston, Sumter County, Ala. Born in Warren County, N.C., February 22, 1817. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1844-45; U.S. Representative from Alabama 4th District, 1847-51; in 1853, he participated in a duel with Rep. Edward Stanly, but neither was seriously injured; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, 1853-56. Died in San Francisco, Calif., June 10, 1868 (age 51 years, 109 days). Original interment at Calvary Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment in 1942 at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Nephew of William Marshall Inge (1802-1846).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Lawrence James Flaherty (1878-1926) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Mateo, San Mateo County, Calif., July 4, 1878. Republican. Cement mason; president, San Francisco Building Trades Council; member of California state senate, 1915-22; U.S. Representative from California 5th District, 1925-26; died in office 1926. Died, in the Hotel Marseilles, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., June 13, 1926 (age 47 years, 344 days). Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Delos Rodeyn Ashley (1828-1873) — also known as Delos R. Ashley — of Monterey, Monterey County, Calif.; Virginia City, Storey County, Nev. Born in Arkansas Post, Arkansas County, Ark., February 19, 1828. Republican. Member of California state assembly 3rd District, 1854-56; member of California state senate, 1856-57; California state treasurer, 1862-63; U.S. Representative from Nevada at-large, 1865-69. Died of apoplexy (stroke), in San Francisco, Calif., July 18, 1873 (age 45 years, 149 days). Original interment at Calvary Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment in 1938 at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Tirey L. Ford (1857-1928) — also known as T. L. Ford — of California. Born in Monroe County, Mo., 1857. California state attorney general, 1899-1902. Charged with offering a bribe; tried and acquitted in 1907. Died, of a heart attack, in San Francisco, Calif., June 26, 1928 (age about 70 years). Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
      Mae Ella Nolan (1886-1973) — also known as Mae E. Nolan; Mae Ella Hunt — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., September 20, 1886. Republican. U.S. Representative from California 5th District, 1923-25. Female. Died in Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., July 9, 1973 (age 86 years, 292 days). Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, March 23, 1913, to John Ignatius Nolan (1874-1922).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Joseph Wynn (1860-1935) — of California. Born in California, 1860. U.S. Representative from California 5th District, 1903-05. Died in 1935 (age about 75 years). Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Lucretia del Valle Grady (1892-1972) — also known as Lucretia del Valle — of Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., October 18, 1892. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1928, 1936, 1940 (alternate), 1956; member of Democratic National Committee from California, 1937-39; Vice-Chair of Democratic National Committee, 1939; Presidential Elector for California, 1944. Female. Died, of a heart attack, at Mills Memorial Hospital, San Mateo, San Mateo County, Calif., May 23, 1972 (age 79 years, 218 days). Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, October 18, 1917, to Henry Francis Grady (1882-1957).
      Michael Henry de Young (1849-1925) — also known as M. H. de Young — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in St. Louis, Mo., September 30, 1849. Republican. Newspaper publisher; in 1879, his brother Charles de Young (1846-1880), then editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, shot and wounded San Francisco mayor Isaac S. Kalloch; a few months later, Charles was shot to death in his office by the mayor's son; on November 19, 1884, he was shot and seriously wounded by Adolph B. Spreckels, who had been angered by an article in the Chronicle; Spreckels, who pleaded temporary insanity, was tried and found not guilty; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1888, 1892, 1908, 1920. Catholic. Jewish ancestry. Died in San Francisco, Calif., February 15, 1925 (age 75 years, 138 days). Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
      The World War II Liberty ship SS M. H. De Young (built 1943, scrapped 1950) was named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article
      Luigi Felice Lastreto (1841-1913) — also known as Luis F. Lastreto — of San Francisco, Calif.; Paris, France. Born in Santa Margherita, Italy, 1841. Importer and exporter; Consul for Ecuador in San Francisco, Calif., 1898-1901; Consul for Nicaragua in San Francisco, Calif., 1899-1900; Consul-General for Nicaragua in San Francisco, Calif., 1901. Italian ancestry. Died in Paris, France, May 27, 1913 (age about 71 years). Entombed at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Wenceslao Y. Loaiza (1874-1921) — of San Francisco, Calif.; Guadalajara, Jalisco. Born in Hermosillo, Sonora, 1874. Maritime shipping business; Consul for Argentina in San Francisco, Calif., 1898-1900. Catholic. Mexican ancestry. Died in 1921 (age about 47 years). Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Wenceslao Loaiza (1830-1900).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Melvyn I. Cronin (d. 1977) — of San Francisco, Calif. Republican. Member of California state assembly 25th District, 1929-36; municipal judge in California, 1943-44; superior court judge in California, 1944; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1944, 1948. Died May 9, 1977. Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
      John Wesley Wilcox (d. 1905) — also known as John W. Wilcox; "The Mariposa Blacksmith" — of California. Born in Kentucky. Member of California state assembly 5th District, 1863-67, 1871-73, 1875-77. Died, of pneumonia, in San Francisco, Calif., February 5, 1905. Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: John Wesley
      John E. Mullally (1875-1912) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in 1875. Saloon keeper; member of California state assembly 30th District, 1911-12; died in office 1912. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Attacked by three masked holdup men in his saloon, shot, mortally wounded, and died soon after, in Central Emergency Hospital, San Francisco, Calif., January 15, 1912 (age about 36 years). Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Frederick Crocker (1854-1897) — also known as Charles F. Crocker — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in 1854. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1884, 1888. Died in 1897 (age about 43 years). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Crocker (1822-1888); brother of William Henry Crocker; father of Mary Crocker (who married Francis Burton Harrison); nephew of Edwin Bryant Crocker.
      Political families: Rockefeller family of New York City, New York; Crocker-Whitehouse family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Augustus Daniel Splivalo (1840-1911) — of California. Born, of Italian and Dalmatian parents, in the South Pacific Ocean off the coast of Chile, on his father's ship, the Santa Teresa, May 24, 1840. Lawyer; member of California state assembly 8th District, 1871-73. Catholic. Italian and Dalmatian ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died, of nephritis, in San Francisco, Calif., December 12, 1911 (age 71 years, 202 days). Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
      James V. Coleman (c.1854-1919) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born about 1854. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1892, 1912 (speaker). Died, of pneumonia, 1919 (age about 65 years). Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
      Joseph Xavier Strand (1873-1951) — also known as Joseph X. Strand — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., May 7, 1873. Democrat. Candidate for California state assembly 33rd District, 1900; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul General in Canton, 1911. Died in San Francisco, Calif., July 28, 1951 (age 78 years, 82 days). Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Strand and Susan (McColgan) Strand.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      A. F. Gaynor (d. 1965) — of California. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1940. Died in 1965. Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
      Eustace Cullinan — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif. Republican. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1920, 1940. Died in San Francisco, Calif. Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
    Other politicians who have monuments here:
      Joseph Lawrence Alioto (1916-1998) — also known as Joseph L. Alioto — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., February 12, 1916. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1968-76; candidate in primary for Governor of California, 1974. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Indicted in 1971 on federal charges of bribery, conspiracy, and mail fraud; acquitted in 1972. Died, of prostate cancer and pneumonia, in San Francisco, Calif., January 29, 1998 (age 81 years, 351 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park; cenotaph at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Guiseppe Alioto (1886-1961) and Domenica Mae (Lazio) Alioto (1893-1971); married, June 2, 1941, to Angelina Genaro (divorced 1977); married 1978 to Kathleen Sullivan (1944?-); father of Angela Mia Alioto; grandfather of Michela Alioto-Pier.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Home of Peace Cemetery
    1299 El Camino Real
    Colma, San Mateo County, California
    Founded 1889
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Adolph Heinrich Joseph Sutro (1830-1898) — also known as Adolph Sutro — of San Francisco, Calif.; Virginia City, Storey County, Nev. Born in Germany, April 29, 1830. Cigar and tobacco merchant; promoted and led the construction of the Sutro Tunnel, to drain water from the silver mines of the Comstock Lode in Nevada; real estate investor; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1895-97. Jewish. German ancestry. Died in San Francisco, Calif., August 8, 1898 (age 68 years, 101 days). Interment at Home of Peace Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Emanuel Sutro (1791-1847) and Rosa (Warendorff) Sutro (1803-1883); married 1854 to Leah Harris (1832-1893).
      Mount Sutro, in San Francisco, California, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS Adolph Sutro (built 1943, scrapped 1961) was named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James David Zellerbach (1892-1963) — also known as J. D. Zellerbach — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., January 17, 1892. Executive vice president and director of Crown Zellerbach Corporation, manufacturers of paper products; director Wells Fargo Bank and Union Trust Company; U.S. Ambassador to Italy, 1956-60. Jewish. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Died in San Francisco, Calif., August 3, 1963 (age 71 years, 198 days). Interment at Home of Peace Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Isadore Zellerbach and Jennie (Baruh) Zellerbach; married 1916 to Hannah Fuld.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Julius Kahn Julius Kahn (1861-1924) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Germany, February 28, 1861. Republican. Actor; lawyer; member of California state assembly, 1892; U.S. Representative from California 4th District, 1899-1903, 1905-24; died in office 1924. Jewish. Died in San Francisco, Calif., December 18, 1924 (age 63 years, 294 days). Interment at Home of Peace Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, March 19, 1899, to Florence Prag (1866-1948).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Munsey's Magazine, June 1919
      Florence Prag Kahn (1866-1948) — also known as Florence P. Kahn; Florence Prag — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, November 9, 1866. Republican. U.S. Representative from California 4th District, 1925-37. Female. Jewish. First Jewish woman to serve in the U.S. Congress. Died in San Francisco, Calif., November 16, 1948 (age 82 years, 7 days). Interment at Home of Peace Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Conrad Prag and Mary (Goldsmith) Prag; married, March 19, 1899, to Julius Kahn (1861-1924).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mt. Olivet Columbarium
    Colma, San Mateo County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Elias Finley Johnson (1860-1933) — also known as E. Finley Johnson — of Van Wert, Van Wert County, Ohio; Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Manila, Philippines. Born in Van Wert, Van Wert County, Ohio, June 24, 1860. Republican. Member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1885-87; law professor; member of Michigan state board of education, 1898-1901; appointed 1898; resigned 1901; justice of Phillipine Islands supreme court, 1901-. Died in Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, Calif., July 31, 1933 (age 73 years, 37 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Mt. Olivet Columbarium.
      Relatives: Son of Abel J. Johnson; married, September 6, 1883, to Clara Annis Smith; father of Eva Johnson (who married Allison De France Gibbs (1868-1945)).
      Political family: Johnson family of San Francisco, California.
      Clara Annis Smith Johnson (d. 1934) — also known as Clara Annis Smith; Mrs. E. Finley Johnson — of Manila, Philippines. Republican. Member of Republican National Committee from the Philippine Islands, 1924. Female. Died in Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, Calif., April 22, 1934. Cremated; ashes interred at Mt. Olivet Columbarium.
      Relatives: Married, September 6, 1883, to Elias Finley Johnson (1860-1933); mother of Eva Johnson (who married Allison De France Gibbs).
      Political family: Johnson family of San Francisco, California.
    Allison D. Gibbs Allison De France Gibbs (1868-1945) — also known as Allison D. Gibbs — Born in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., April 3, 1868. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Philippine Islands, 1920. While a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II, was killed by Allied bombing of the hospital where he was held, in Baguio, Benguet Province, Philippines, March 15, 1945 (age 76 years, 346 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Mt. Olivet Columbarium.
      Relatives: Son of Charles W. Gibbs (1840-1915) and Albina Stanhope (De France) Gibbs (1847-1887); married 1906 to Eva Johnson (1884-1929; daughter of Elias Finley Johnson (1860-1933) and Clara Annis Smith Johnson).
      Political family: Johnson family of San Francisco, California.
      Image source: U.S. passport application (1918)


    Mt. Olivet Mausoleum
    Colma, San Mateo County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Harry William Hutton (1853-1940) — also known as Harry W. Hutton; Harry Percy William Hillsdon — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Tring, Hertfordshire, England, September 23, 1853. Lawyer; Independent candidate for U.S. Representative from California 4th District, 1928. Member, Odd Fellows. Police commissioner of San Francisco 1901-03. Died, in Mount Zion Hospital, San Francisco, Calif., December 9, 1940 (age 87 years, 77 days). Entombed at Mt. Olivet Mausoleum.


    Olivet Memorial Park
    Colma, San Mateo County, California
    Founded 1896
    Politicians buried here:
      John Jefferson DeHaven (1845-1913) — also known as John J. DeHaven — of Eureka, Humboldt County, Calif. Born in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., March 12, 1845. Republican. Lawyer; Humboldt County District Attorney, 1867-69; member of California state assembly 27th District, 1869-71; member of California state senate, 1871-73; superior court judge in California, 1884-89; U.S. Representative from California 1st District, 1889-90; defeated, 1882; justice of California state supreme court, 1890-95; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California, 1897-1903. Died in Yountville, Napa County, Calif., January 26, 1913 (age 67 years, 320 days). Interment at Olivet Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob D. DeHaven; married, June 24, 1872, to Zernah Jane Ball.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Samuel Davis Woods (1845-1915) — also known as Samuel D. Woods — of Stockton, San Joaquin County, Calif. Born in Mt. Pleasant, Maury County, Tenn., September 19, 1845. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from California 2nd District, 1900-03. Died in San Francisco, Calif., December 24, 1915 (age 70 years, 96 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Olivet Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      H. H. Birkholm (1847-1912) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Denmark, September 23, 1847. Ship captain; hotelier; Consul for Denmark in San Francisco, Calif., 1898-1910. Died in San Francisco, Calif., January 8, 1912 (age 64 years, 107 days). Interment at Olivet Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married to Marie Bertha Caroline Brandt.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Salem Memorial Park
    Colma, San Mateo County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward Selig Salomon (1836-1913) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Germany, December 25, 1836. General in the Union Army during the Civil War; Governor of Washington Territory, 1870-72; member of California state assembly 42nd District, 1889-91. Jewish. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died July 18, 1913 (age 76 years, 205 days). Interment at Salem Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Cousin *** of Edward P. Salomon (1828-1909).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Woodlawn Memorial Park
    1000 El Camino Real
    Colma, San Mateo County, California
    Founded 1904
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Elmer Edwin Robinson (1894-1982) — also known as Elmer E. Robinson — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., October 3, 1894. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1948-56; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1956. Died in Paradise, Butte County, Calif., June 7, 1982 (age 87 years, 247 days). Interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
      See also Wikipedia article
      Charles Hathaway Larrabee (1820-1883) — also known as Charles H. Larrabee — Born in Rome, Oneida County, N.Y., November 9, 1820. Democrat. Delegate to Wisconsin state constitutional convention, 1847; circuit judge in Wisconsin 3rd Circuit, 1848-58; justice of Wisconsin state supreme court, 1848-53; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 3rd District, 1859-61; delegate to Washington state constitutional convention, 1878. Was seriously injured in a railroad accident at Telechapi, Calif., which resulted in his death in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 20, 1883 (age 62 years, 72 days). Original interment at Masonic Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment in 1931 at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Irving Nelson Linnell (1881-1954) — also known as Irving N. Linnell — Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., January 27, 1881. U.S. Vice Consul in Vancouver, as of 1916-17; U.S. Consul in Plymouth, as of 1920; London, as of 1922; U.S. Consul General in Ottawa, as of 1927-31; Cape Town, as of 1932-34; Canton, as of 1938. Member, Freemasons. Died in San Mateo, San Mateo County, Calif., December 18, 1954 (age 73 years, 325 days). Interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Winslow Linnell (1849-1935) and Hattie F. (Huff) Linnell (1856-1957); married, June 27, 1914, to Lilian Bayard Fisher (1894-1987).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Aylett Rains Cotton (1826-1912) — also known as Aylett R. Cotton — of Lyons, Clinton County, Iowa; Clinton, Clinton County, Iowa; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Austintown, Mahoning County, Ohio, November 29, 1826. Republican. Lawyer; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; Clinton County Judge, 1851-53; Clinton County Prosecuting Attorney, 1854; mayor of Lyons, Iowa, 1855-57; delegate to Iowa state constitutional convention 23rd District, 1857; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1868-71; Speaker of the Iowa State House of Representatives, 1870-71; U.S. Representative from Iowa 2nd District, 1871-75. Member, Freemasons. Died in San Francisco, Calif., October 30, 1912 (age 85 years, 336 days). Interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of John Cotton (1791-1870) and Cathrinia (Parkhurst) Cotton (1798-1829); married 1853 to Laura Finch Wick (1835-1900); married to Hattie Elizabeth Walker (1854-1921); father of Aylett Rains Cotton, Jr. (1874-1965).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Augustus Johnson (1829-1896) — also known as James A. Johnson — of California. Born in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C., May 16, 1829. Democrat. Member of California state assembly 20th District, 1859-61; U.S. Representative from California 3rd District, 1867-71; Lieutenant Governor of California, 1875-80. Died May 11, 1896 (age 66 years, 361 days). Original interment at Masonic Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment in 1931 at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Bowles Shannon (1827-1897) — also known as Thomas B. Shannon — of Quincy, Plumas County, Calif. Born in Pennsylvania, September 21, 1827. Republican. Member of California state assembly, 1859-61, 1862-63, 1871-73 (14th District 1859-61, 24th District 1862-63, 8th District 1871-73); U.S. Representative from California at-large, 1863-65. Died February 21, 1897 (age 69 years, 153 days). Original interment at Masonic Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment in 1931 at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Alexander Kaufman Coney (1847-1930) — also known as Alexander K. Coney — of San Francisco, Calif.; Alameda, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Athens, Claiborne Parish, La., April 1, 1847. Consul-General for Mexico in San Francisco, Calif., 1886-1901. Member, Freemasons. Died, from influenza, in Alameda, Alameda County, Calif., January 5, 1930 (age 82 years, 279 days). Interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Johnson Mitchell (1869-1955) — also known as Robert J. Mitchell — of Verona, Lawrence County, Mo.; Marionville, Lawrence County, Mo.; Aurora, Lawrence County, Mo. Born in New Palestine (now Speed), Cooper County, Mo., September 24, 1869. Democrat. School teacher; merchant; banker; Lawrence County Recorder, 1899-1902; member of Missouri state senate 18th District, 1915-18; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1924. Died, from arteriosclerotic heart disease and pulmonary edema, in Mount Zion Hospital, San Francisco, Calif., April 25, 1955 (age 85 years, 213 days). Interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Walter Mitchell and Margaret (Parrish) Mitchell; married, August 13, 1899, to Leni L. Smith.
      John William Harville (1824-1875) — also known as John W. Harville — of California. Born in Amherst, Hillsborough County, N.H., June 20, 1824. Physician; member of California state assembly 17th District, 1860-61. Member, Freemasons. Died in San Francisco, Calif., March 2, 1875 (age 50 years, 255 days). Interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married to Phoebe Jane Ryan (1841-1898).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
    1100 Santa Cruz Avenue
    Menlo Park, San Mateo County, California
    Founded 1875
    Politicians buried here:
      Jared Lawrence Rathbone (1844-1907) — Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., September 28, 1844. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Consul General in Paris, 1887-91. Died in San Francisco, Calif., May 2, 1907 (age 62 years, 216 days). Interment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Step-son of Ira Harris; son of Jared Lewis Rathbone and Pauline (Pinney) Rathbone (1810-1894); brother of Henry Reed Rathbone; married to Maria Alejandra Atherton (1844-1913); uncle of Henry Riggs Rathbone (1870-1928); second cousin once removed of Daniel Burrows; second cousin thrice removed of Ezekiel Cornell; third cousin of Lorenzo Burrows; fourth cousin once removed of Ezra Cornell.
      Political families: Cornell family of New York; Pendleton family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Golden Gate National Cemetery
    San Bruno, San Mateo County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Raymond Ames Spruance (1886-1969) — also known as Raymond A. Spruance — of Pebble Beach, Monterey County, Calif. Born in Baltimore, Md., July 3, 1886. Admiral, U.S. Navy, World War II; U.S. Ambassador to Philippines, 1952-55. Died in Pebble Beach, Monterey County, Calif., December 13, 1969 (age 83 years, 163 days). Interment at Golden Gate National Cemetery.
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Maxwell McGaughey Hamilton (1896-1957) — also known as Maxwell M. Hamilton — of Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, Calif. Born in Tahlequah, Cherokee County, Okla., December 20, 1896. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Canton, 1922-24; U.S. Consul in Shanghai, 1925-27; U.S. Minister to Finland, 1945-47. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Delta Theta. Died November 12, 1957 (age 60 years, 327 days). Interment at Golden Gate National Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Wallace Maxwell Hamilton and May Calvin (Dobson) Hamilton; married, December 20, 1924, to Julia Fisher.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      Vernon Huber (1899-1967) — Born in Philadelphia, Cass County, Ill., August 28, 1899. U.S. Navy officer; Governor of American Samoa. Pronounced dead on arrival at El Camino Hospital, Los Altos, Santa Clara County, Calif., June 17, 1967 (age 67 years, 293 days). Interment at Golden Gate National Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of H. O. Huber and Nelle (Davis) Huber; married, December 27, 1927, to Ida Brown (1899-1978).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Barnes Grigsby (1874-1962) — also known as George B. Grigsby — of Nome, Nome census area, Alaska; Ketchikan, Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska. Born in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.), December 2, 1874. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; U.S. Attorney for the 2nd District of Alaska Territory, 1908-10; mayor of Nome, Alaska, 1914; Alaska territory attorney general, 1916-19; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Alaska Territory, 1920-21; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska Territory, 1924 (member, Credentials Committee). Died in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, Calif., May 9, 1962 (age 87 years, 158 days). Interment at Golden Gate National Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Leo Joseph Ryan (1925-1978) — also known as Leo J. Ryan — of San Francisco, Calif.; South San Francisco, San Mateo County, Calif. Born in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., May 5, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; mayor of South San Francisco, Calif., 1962; member of California state assembly, 1963-73; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1964, 1968; U.S. Representative from California 11th District, 1973-78; died in office 1978. Killed by followers of Jim Jones' People's Temple cult, in an ambush at the dirt airstrip of Port Kaituma, Guyana, November 18, 1978 (age 53 years, 197 days). Interment at Golden Gate National Cemetery.
      Cross-reference: Jackie Speier
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier


    Veterans Cemetery
    San Bruno, San Mateo County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Philip Charles Habib (1920-1992) — also known as Philip C. Habib — of California. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., February 25, 1920. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, 1971-74; helped negotiate the 1978 Camp David accords between Egypt and Israel. Lebanese ancestry. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1982. Died, of a heart attack, in Puligny-Montrachet, France, May 25, 1992 (age 72 years, 90 days). Interment at Veterans Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alexander Habib and Mary Spiridon Habib; married to Marjorie Slightam.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary


    St. John's Cemetery
    San Mateo, San Mateo County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      John Joseph McGrath (1872-1951) — also known as John J. McGrath — of Hillsborough, San Mateo County, Calif. Born in Limerick, Ireland, July 23, 1872. Democrat. U.S. Representative from California 8th District, 1933-39; defeated, 1938; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1936. Died at Mills Memorial Hospital, San Mateo, San Mateo County, Calif., August 25, 1951 (age 79 years, 33 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Skylawn Memorial Park
    San Mateo, San Mateo County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Glen Hearst Taylor (1904-1984) — also known as Glen H. Taylor — of Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho. Born in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., April 12, 1904. Country-western singer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Idaho, 1938; U.S. Senator from Idaho, 1945-51; defeated, 1940 (Democratic), 1942 (Democratic), 1956 (Independent); arrested on May 1, 1948, in Birmingham, Alabama, for attempting to use a door reserved for Negroes, rather than the whites-only door; convicted in 1949 of disorderly conduct; Progressive candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1948. Member, United World Federalists. Died April 28, 1984 (age 80 years, 16 days). Interment at Skylawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Pleasant John Taylor and Olive Oatman (Higgins) Taylor; married, March 31, 1931, to Dora Marie Pike.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Louis J. Papan (1928-2007) — also known as Lou Papan; Elias Papandricoupolos; "The Enforcer"; "Leadfoot Lou" — of Daly City, San Mateo County, Calif.; Millbrae, San Mateo County, Calif. Born in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., August 28, 1928. Democrat. FBI agent; member of California state assembly, 1973-86, 1997-2002; candidate for California state senate, 1986 (Democratic), 2006; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988. Eastern Orthodox. Greek ancestry. Died, apparently of a heart attack, in Millbrae, San Mateo County, Calif., April 28, 2007 (age 78 years, 243 days). Interment at Skylawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married to Irene Damis (died 2000); father of Virginia Papan (1960?-).


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