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  • Sacramento Unknown location
  • Sacramento Calvary Catholic Cemetery
  • Sacramento Capitol Grounds
  • Sacramento East Lawn Memorial Park
  • Sacramento Helvetia Cemetery
  • Sacramento Odd Fellows Lawn Cemetery and Mausoleum
  • Sacramento Old Sacramento City Cemetery
  • Sacramento Sacramento City Cemetery
  • Sloughhouse Sloughhouse Pioneer Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    Sacramento, Sacramento County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      William Lew May (c.1793-1849) — also known as William L. May — of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill.; Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill. Born in Kentucky, about 1793. Democrat. Member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1829-31; U.S. Representative from Illinois 3rd District, 1834-39; mayor of Springfield, Ill., 1841; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush. Died in San Francisco, Calif., September 29, 1849 (age about 56 years). Interment somewhere.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Calvary Catholic Cemetery
    Sacramento, Sacramento County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Maureen Elizabeth Reagan (1941-2001) — also known as Maureen Reagan; "Radiant" — of California. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 4, 1941. Republican. Candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from California, 1982; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from California 36th District, 1992. Female. Catholic. Died, of malignant melanoma, in Granite Bay, Placer County, Calif., August 8, 2001 (age 60 years, 216 days). Interment at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) and Jane Wyman (1917-2007).
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Capitol Grounds
    Sacramento, Sacramento County, California

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      Stanley Mosk (1912-2001) — of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., September 12, 1912. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; superior court judge in California, 1943-58; California state attorney general, 1959-64; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960, 1964; member of Democratic National Committee from California, 1960-64; justice of California state supreme court, 1964-2001; appointed 1964; died in office 2001. Jewish. Member, American Judicature Society; American Legion; Phi Alpha Delta; B'nai B'rith. Died in San Francisco, Calif., June 19, 2001 (age 88 years, 280 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Calif.; statue at Capitol Grounds.
      Relatives: Son of Paul Mosk and Minna (Perl) Mosk; married, September 27, 1936, to Edna Mitchell (1928?-); married, August 27, 1982, to Susan Jane Hines.
      See also Wikipedia article


    East Lawn Memorial Park
    Sacramento, Sacramento County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Frederick Bartlett Fancher (1852-1944) — also known as Frederick B. Fancher — of Jamestown, Stutsman County, N.Dak.; Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif. Born in Orleans County, N.Y., April 2, 1852. Republican. Insurance business; farmer; delegate to North Dakota state constitutional convention from Stutsman County, 1889; North Dakota insurance commissioner, 1894-97; Governor of North Dakota, 1899-1901; wholesale grocer. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 10, 1944 (age 91 years, 283 days). Interment at East Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married to Florence Van Voorhies.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Takeo Matsui (1941-2005) — also known as Robert T. Matsui — of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif. Born in Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., September 17, 1941. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from California, 1979-2005 (3rd District 1979-93, 5th District 1993-2005); died in office 2005; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988 (speaker), 1996, 2000, 2004. Methodist. Japanese ancestry. Member, Rotary; Council on Foreign Relations. Died, of pneumonia and myelodysplastic syndrome, in Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., January 1, 2005 (age 63 years, 106 days). Interment at East Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Yasuji Matsui and Alice (Nagata) Matsui; married, September 17, 1966, to Doris Kazue Okada (1944-).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Land — of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif. Mayor of Sacramento, Calif., 1898-99. Interment at East Lawn Memorial Park.
      Thomas Jamison MacBride (1914-2000) — also known as Thomas J. MacBride — of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif. Born in Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., March 25, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; member of California state assembly, 1955-60; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California, 1961-66; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of California, 1966-79; took senior status 1979. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Kappa Sigma; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Shriners; Jesters; Rotary. Died in Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., January 6, 2000 (age 85 years, 287 days). Interment at East Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Frank MacBride and Lotta Kirtley (Little) MacBride; married, November 7, 1947, to Martha Harrold.
      See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Norman Dunning Rideout (1832-1907) — also known as N. D. Rideout — of Marysville, Yuba County, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc County, Maine, January 6, 1832. Republican. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; merchant; banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1876, 1892. Died in San Francisco, Calif., July 2, 1907 (age 75 years, 177 days). Interment at East Lawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Rideout (1798-1843) and Margaret (Macomber) Rideout (1801-1839); married 1858 to Phebe Mason Abbott (1841-1932).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Brien T. Collins (c.1941-1993) — also known as B. T. Collins — of California. Born about 1941. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; member of California state assembly, 1991-93; died in office 1993. Died, of a heart attack, 1993 (age about 52 years). Interment at East Lawn Memorial Park.


    Helvetia Cemetery
    Sacramento, Sacramento County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Marion Biggs (1823-1910) — of Sacramento County, Calif.; Gridley, Butte County, Calif. Born near Curryville, Pike County, Mo., May 2, 1823. Democrat. Member of California state assembly, 1867-71 (16th District 1867-69, 24th District 1869-71); delegate to California state constitutional convention, 1878; U.S. Representative from California 2nd District, 1887-91. Died in Gridley, Butte County, Calif., August 2, 1910 (age 87 years, 92 days). Interment at Helvetia Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Odd Fellows Lawn Cemetery and Mausoleum
    Sacramento, Sacramento County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Wilson Camanza Riles (1917-1999) — also known as Wilson Riles — of California. Born near Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La., June 27, 1917. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; California superintendent of public instruction, 1971-83; defeated, 1982. African ancestry. Died, following a series of strokes and heart attacks, at Mercy Hospital, Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., April 1, 1999 (age 81 years, 278 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Lawn Cemetery and Mausoleum.
      Relatives: Married to Mary Louise Phillips.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail


    Old Sacramento City Cemetery
    Sacramento, Sacramento County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Hardin Bigelow — of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif. Mayor of Sacramento, Calif., 1850. Interment at Old Sacramento City Cemetery.
      John D. Winters — of Nevada. Democrat. Candidate for Governor of Nevada, 1866. Interment at Old Sacramento City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John D. Winters, Sr. and Elizabeth (Wells) Winters.
      John Augustus Sutter, Jr. (1826-1897) — also known as John A. Sutter, Jr. — of Acapulco (Acapulco de Juárez), Guerrero. Born in Switzerland, October 25, 1826. Candidate for Governor of California, 1849; U.S. Consul in Acapulco, as of 1871-84. Reputedly founder of Sacramento, Calif. Died in Acapulco (Acapulco de Juárez), Guerrero, September 21, 1897 (age 70 years, 331 days). Original interment somewhere in Acapulco de Juárez, Guerrero; reinterment in 1964 at Old Sacramento City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John A. Sutter (owner of famous California mill where gold was discovered in 1848); married to Maria del Carmen Rivas.


    Sacramento City Cemetery
    1000 Broadway
    Sacramento, Sacramento County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      John Bigler (1805-1871) — of Centre County, Pa.; Sacramento County, Calif. Born in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa., January 8, 1805. Democrat. Newspaper editor; member of California state assembly, 1850-52 (Sacramento District 1850-51, 12th District 1851-52); Governor of California, 1852-56; defeated, 1855; U.S. Minister to Chile, 1857-61; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1868. Died November 29, 1871 (age 66 years, 325 days). Interment at Sacramento City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob Bigler and Susan (Dock) Bigler; brother of William Bigler (1814-1880).
      Lake Bigler (later changed to Lake Tahoe), in Placer and El Dorado counties, California, and Washoe and Douglas counties, and Carson City, Nevada, was named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
      Newton Booth (1825-1892) — of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif. Born in Salem, Washington County, Ind., December 25, 1825. Republican. Lawyer; law partner of Harvey David Scott; member of California state senate, 1863; Governor of California, 1871-75; U.S. Senator from California, 1875-81. Died in Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., July 14, 1892 (age 66 years, 202 days). Interment at Sacramento City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Beebe Booth and Hannah (Pitts) Booth; brother of Walter Booth; uncle of Newton Booth Tarkington and Fenton Whitlock Booth (1869-1947).
      Political family: Booth-Tarkington-Jameson family of Indianapolis, Indiana.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Hugh C. Murray (c.1825-1857) — of California. Born about 1825. Superior court judge in California, 1849-51; justice of California state supreme court, 1851-57; died in office 1857; chief justice of California state supreme court, 1852-57; died in office 1857. Died in Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., September 18, 1857 (age about 32 years). Interment at Sacramento City Cemetery.
      William Irwin (1827-1886) — of Siskiyou County, Calif. Born in 1827. Democrat. Member of California state assembly 28th District, 1862-63; Lieutenant Governor of California, 1875; Governor of California, 1875-80. Died March 15, 1886 (age about 58 years). Interment at Sacramento City Cemetery.
      Grove Lawrence Johnson (1841-1926) — also known as Grove L. Johnson — of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif. Born in Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y., March 27, 1841. Republican. Member of California state assembly, 1877-81, 1899-1905, 1907-11 (18th District 1877-81, 20th District 1899-1903, 17th District 1903-05, 1907-11); member of California state senate, 1880-82; U.S. Representative from California 2nd District, 1895-97; defeated, 1896; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1896. Died in Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., February 1, 1926 (age 84 years, 311 days). Interment at Sacramento City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Hiram Warren Johnson (1866-1945).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      John Chilton Burch (1826-1885) — also known as John C. Burch — of Weaverville, Trinity County, Calif. Born in Boone County, Mo., February 1, 1826. Democrat. Lawyer; Trinity County Clerk; member of California state assembly 12th District, 1857-58; U.S. Representative from California at-large, 1859-61. Died in San Francisco, Calif., August 31, 1885 (age 59 years, 211 days). Interment at Sacramento City Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Jefferson Clunie (1852-1903) — also known as Thomas J. Clunie — of California. Born in St. John's, Newfoundland of American parents, March 25, 1852. Democrat. Member of California state assembly 18th District, 1875-77; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1884; member of California state senate, 1887-89; U.S. Representative from California 5th District, 1889-91; defeated, 1890. Died in San Francisco, Calif., June 30, 1903 (age 51 years, 97 days). Interment at Sacramento City Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Thomas Jefferson
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Edwin Bryant Crocker (1818-1875) — also known as Edwin B. Crocker — of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif. Born in Jamesville, Onondaga County, N.Y., April 26, 1818. Lawyer; justice of California state supreme court, 1863; chief counsel, Central Pacific Railroad, 1864-69. Founder of the Crocker Art Museum; partially paralyzed following an 1869 stroke. Died in Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., June 24, 1875 (age 57 years, 59 days). Interment at Sacramento City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Isaac Crocker and (mother) Crocker; brother of Charles Crocker (1822-1888); married, September 3, 1845, to Mary Norton (1821-1847); married, July 8, 1852, to Margaret Eleanor Rhodes (1822-1901); father of Jennie Louise Crocker (1860-1939; who married Jacob Sloat Fassett); uncle of Charles Frederick Crocker and William Henry Crocker.
      Political families: Rockefeller family of New York City, New York; Crocker-Whitehouse family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Edwin G. Waite (c.1827-1894) — of California. Born about 1827. Secretary of state of California, 1891-94; died in office 1894. Died October 30, 1894 (age about 67 years). Interment at Sacramento City Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Levi Rackliffe (c.1844-1898) — Born in Lincolnville, Waldo County, Maine, about 1844. Republican. California state treasurer, 1895-98. Died in Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., April 21, 1898 (age about 54 years). Interment at Sacramento City Cemetery.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alfred Redington (1802-1875) — of Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine; Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif. Born in Vassalboro, Kennebec County, Maine, September 21, 1802. Mayor of Augusta, Maine, 1850-51; steamboat agent; Presidential Elector for California, 1868. Died in San Francisco, Calif., May 22, 1875 (age 72 years, 243 days). Interment at Sacramento City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Redington (1765-1851) and Hannah (Miller) Redington (1775-1838); married, January 2, 1837, to Elizabeth G. Williams (1813-1837); married, September 27, 1846, to Lucy A. Kimball (1820-1907); first cousin of Asa Redington, Jr. (1789-1874); first cousin once removed of Charles Harris Redington; first cousin twice removed of Frank Redington; fourth cousin once removed of John Redington.
      Political family: Redington family of Waterville, Maine.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Gad Ely Upson (1823-1866) — also known as Gad E. Upson — of Fort Benton, Chouteau County, Mont. Born in Marion, Southington, Hartford County, Conn., June 3, 1823. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; U.S. Indian agent; candidate for Delegate to U.S. Congress from Montana Territory, 1865. Died, from tuberculosis, in San Francisco, Calif., March 28, 1866 (age 42 years, 298 days). Interment at Sacramento City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lydia (Webster) Upson (1781-1861) and Asahel Upson (1783-1867); brother of Charles Upson; married, November 23, 1852, to Lucy Ann Langdon (1833-1859); great-grandson of Josiah Cowles; second cousin of Calvin Josiah Cowles (1821-1907) and Christopher Columbus Upson; second cousin once removed of Charles Holden Cowles; second cousin twice removed of Daniel Upson; second cousin four times removed of William Pitkin; third cousin of Andrew Seth Upson and Evelyn M. Upson; third cousin once removed of William Hanford Upson; third cousin twice removed of Henry Champion, Epaphroditus Champion and Daniel Chapin; third cousin thrice removed of Moses Seymour and Simeon Baldwin; fourth cousin of Harvey Washington Upson; fourth cousin once removed of Graham Hurd Chapin, George Seymour, William Sheffield Cowles, James Wesley Upson and William Hazlett Upson.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Creed Haymond (1836-1893) — of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Beverly, Randolph County, Va. (now W.Va.), April 22, 1836. Republican. Lawyer; member of California state senate, 1875-77; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1880, 1888. Died in San Francisco, Calif., January 13, 1893 (age 56 years, 266 days). Entombed at Sacramento City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Calder Haymond (1803-1851) and Martha (Wilson) Haymond; married, October 2, 1872, to Cornelia Alice Crawford; nephew of Thomas Sherwood Haymond; grandnephew of Daniel Haymond; first cousin of Alpheus Forest Haymond; first cousin once removed of Daniel Haymond Polsley, William Summerville Haymond, William Stanley Haymond and Thomas S. Haymond; first cousin twice removed of Frank Cruise Haymond; second cousin of Edwin Maxwell (1825-1903) and Henry Haymond; second cousin once removed of William Edgar Haymond and Haymond Maxwell; third cousin of Daniel S. Haymond; third cousin twice removed of Guy D. Haymond and George S. Snodgrass.
      Political family: Haymond family of West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Stephen Hamilton (d. 1850) — of Wisconsin. Colonel in the U.S. Army during the Black Hawk War; member of Wisconsin territorial legislature, 1840; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush. Died in Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., October 7, 1850. Interment at Sacramento City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804); grandson of Philip John Schuyler.
      Political family: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      John C. Bell (c.1831-1860) — of El Dorado County, Calif. Born about 1831. Member of California state assembly 18th District, 1860; died in office 1860. During an argument just outside the Assembly session in the California State Capitol, was shot and stabbed by Dr. W. H. Stone, mortally wounded, and died four days later, in Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., April 15, 1860 (age about 29 years). Interment at Sacramento City Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Hansbrow — of Sacramento County, Calif. Member of California state assembly 16th District, 1865-67. Interment at Sacramento City Cemetery.


    Sloughhouse Pioneer Cemetery
    Sloughhouse, Sacramento County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      John P. Rhoads (1818-1866) — of Sacramento County, Calif. Born in 1818. Member of California state assembly 16th District, 1863-65. He and his brother Daniel led the rescue effort for the infamous Donner Party. Died in 1866 (age about 48 years). Interment at Sloughhouse Pioneer Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandnephew of Henry Rhoads (1739-1814).
      Political family: Rhoads-Danforth family.


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