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  • San Francisco Calvary Cemetery (now gone)
  • San Francisco Golden Gate Cemetery (now gone)
  • San Francisco Golden Gate Park
  • San Francisco Laurel Hill Cemetery (now gone)
  • San Francisco Masonic Cemetery (now gone)
  • San Francisco Odd Fellows Cemetery (now gone)
  • San Francisco San Francisco Columbarium
  • San Francisco San Francisco National Cemetery
  • San Francisco Yerba Buena Cemetery (now gone)


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    San Francisco, California


    Calvary Cemetery (now gone)
    San Francisco, California
    Founded 1860
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      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; reinterment in 1942 at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, Calif.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      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; reinterment in 1904 at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, Calif.
      Relatives: Son of Patrick S. Casserly.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      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; reinterment in 1942 at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, Calif.
      Relatives: Nephew of William Marshall Inge (1802-1846).
      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; reinterment in 1938 at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, Calif.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article


    Golden Gate Cemetery (now gone)
    San Francisco, California
    Founded 1868
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Edward Wilson McGaughey (1817-1852) — also known as Edward W. McGaughey — of Greencastle, Putnam County, Ind. Born near Greencastle, Putnam County, Ind., January 16, 1817. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1839-40; member of Indiana state senate, 1842-43; U.S. Representative from Indiana 7th District, 1845-47, 1849-51; defeated, 1843, 1851; candidate for Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1848. Died in San Francisco, Calif., August 6, 1852 (age 35 years, 203 days). Original interment at Yerba Buena Cemetery (which no longer exists); subsequent interment at Golden Gate Cemetery; reinterment to unknown location.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Patrick Watson Tompkins (1804-1853) — of Mississippi. Born in Kentucky, 1804. U.S. Representative from Mississippi 3rd District, 1847-49. Died in 1853 (age about 49 years). Original interment at Yerba Buena Cemetery (which no longer exists); subsequent interment at Golden Gate Cemetery; reinterment to unknown location.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Golden Gate Park
    San Francisco, California

    Politicians who have monuments here:
    James A. Garfield James Abram Garfield (1831-1881) — also known as James A. Garfield — of Hiram, Portage County, Ohio. Born in a log cabin near Orange, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, November 19, 1831. Republican. Lawyer; college professor; president, Eclectic University (now Hiram College); member of Ohio state senate, 1859-61; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Ohio 19th District, 1863-81; President of the United States, 1881; died in office 1881. Disciples of Christ. English ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Delta Upsilon. Shot by the assassin Charles J. Guiteau, in the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad Station, Washington, D.C., July 2, 1881, and died from the effects of the wound and infection, in Elberon, Monmouth County, N.J., September 19, 1881 (age 49 years, 304 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio; statue erected 1887 at Garfield Circle, Washington, D.C.; statue at Golden Gate Park.
      Relatives: Son of Abram Garfield (1799-1833) and Elizabeth (Ballou) Garfield (1801-1888); married, November 11, 1858, to Lucretia "Crete" Rudolph (1832-1918); father of James Rudolph Garfield; fourth cousin of Eli Thayer; fourth cousin once removed of John Alden Thayer (1857-1917).
      Political families: Conger-Hungerford family; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Cross-reference: William S. Maynard
      Garfield counties in Colo., Mont., Neb., Okla., Utah and Wash. are named for him.
      Garfield Mountain, in the Cascade Range, King County, Washington, is named for him.  — The city of Garfield, New Jersey, is named for him.
      Politician named for him: James G. Stewart
      Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on the U.S. $20 gold certificate in 1898-1905.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
      Books about James A. Garfield: Allan Peskin, Garfield: A Biography — Justus D. Doenecke, The Presidencies of James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur
      Image source: James G. Blaine, Twenty Years of Congress, vol. 2 (1886)
    Francis Scott Key Francis Scott Key (1779-1843) — of District of Columbia. Born in Carroll County, Md., August 1, 1779. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, 1833-41. During the war of 1812, while on a mission to obtain the release of a prisoner from British forces, witnessed the bombardment of Fort McHenry from the deck of the British ship Surprise; that night, September 13-14, 1814, he wrote a poem "The Spangled Banner". The poem was published soon afterward, rapidly gained popularity, and became the lyrics to the U.S. national anthem. Died, from pleurisy, in Baltimore, Md., January 11, 1843 (age 63 years, 163 days). Originally entombed at Old St. Paul's Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.; later interred in 1866 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Md.; memorial monument at Golden Gate Park.
      Relatives: Son of John Ross Key (1754-1821) and Ann (Charlton) Key (1756-1830); brother of Anne Phoebe Charlton Key (1783-1855; who married Roger Brooke Taney); married, January 19, 1802, to Mary 'Polly' Lloyd (1784-1859; sister-in-law of Joseph Hopper Nicholson); father of Philip Barton Key (1818-1859) and Mary Alicia 'Alice' Key (1824-1886; who married George Hunt Pendleton (1825-1889)); nephew of Philip Barton Key (1757-1815); grandfather of Francis Key Pendleton; first cousin once removed of Philip Key; third cousin twice removed of Vinson Martlow Whitley.
      Political families: Pendleton-Lee family; Key family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Cross-reference: John Smith
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: National Park Service


    Laurel Hill Cemetery (now gone)
    (formerly Lone Mountain Cemetery)
    San Francisco, California
    Founded 1854
    Politicians formerly 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; reinterment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
      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; reinterment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
      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
      Frederick Ferdinand Low (1828-1894) — also known as Frederick F. Low — of California. Born in Winterport, Waldo County, Maine, June 30, 1828. Republican. U.S. Representative from California at-large, 1862-63; Governor of California, 1863-67; U.S. Minister to China, 1869-73. Died July 21, 1894 (age 66 years, 21 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery; reinterment to unknown location.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
      Aaron Augustus Sargent (1827-1887) — also known as "The Senator for the Southern Pacific Railroad" — of Nevada City, Nevada County, Calif. Born in Newburyport, Essex County, Mass., September 28, 1827. Republican. Newspaper editor; lawyer; member of California state senate, 1856; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1860; U.S. Representative from California, 1861-63, 1869-73 (at-large 1861-63, 2nd District 1869-73); U.S. Senator from California, 1873-79; U.S. Minister to Germany, 1882-84. Died in San Francisco, Calif., August 14, 1887 (age 59 years, 320 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery; Cremated; ashes scattered; cenotaph at Pioneer Cemetery, Nevada City, Calif.
      Relatives: Son of Aaron Peaslee Sargent (1800-1863) and Elizabeth (Stanwood) Sargent; married, March 14, 1852, to Ellen Swett Clark; second cousin once removed of Charles Rowell; second cousin thrice removed of Daniel Davis; third cousin twice removed of Abel Merrill and Noah Davis; fourth cousin once removed of Anthony Colby, James Shepard Pike, Frederick Augustus Pike, Joseph Pomeroy Root and Sanford Winslow Abbey (1857-1935).
      Political families: Sargent-Arnold-Pike-Davis family of New Hampshire; Sargent-Webster-Rowell family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John B. Weller (1812-1875) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, February 22, 1812. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Ohio 2nd District, 1839-45; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1848; U.S. Senator from California, 1852-57; Governor of California, 1858-60; U.S. Minister to Mexico, 1860-61. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., August 17, 1875 (age 63 years, 176 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery; reinterment to unknown location.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of John Alexander Bryan (1794-1864).
      Political family: Bryan-Weller family.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
      James Peter Van Ness (1808-1872) — also known as James P. Van Ness — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La.; San Francisco, Calif.; San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, Calif. Born in Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt., 1808. Lawyer; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1855-56; member of California state senate, 1871. Dutch ancestry. Died in San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, Calif., December 28, 1872 (age about 64 years). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery; reinterment to unknown location.
      Relatives: Son of Cornelius Peter Van Ness; father-in-law of Frank McCoppin (1834-1897).
      Political family: VanNess family of New York City, New York.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
      Lorenzo Sawyer (1820-1891) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Jefferson County, N.Y., May 23, 1820. Lawyer; district judge in California 12th District, 1862-63; justice of California state supreme court, 1864-69; chief justice of California state supreme court, 1868-69; Judge of U.S. Circuit Court for the 9th Circuit, 1870-91; died in office 1891; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, 1891; died in office 1891. Died in San Francisco, Calif., September 7, 1891 (age 71 years, 107 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery; reinterment to unknown location.
      See also federal judicial profile
    William M. Stewart William Morris Stewart (1827-1909) — also known as William M. Stewart — of Virginia City, Storey County, Nev.; Carson City, Nev. Born in Galen, Wayne County, N.Y., August 9, 1827. Republican. California state attorney general, 1854-56; delegate to Nevada state constitutional convention, 1863; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1864-75, 1887-1905. Died April 23, 1909 (age 81 years, 257 days). Cremated; ashes originally interred at Laurel Hill Cemetery; reinterment to unknown location.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, July 1908
      John Percival Jones (1829-1912) — also known as John P. Jones — of Gold Hill, Storey County, Nev. Born in England, January 27, 1829. Republican. Member of California state senate, 1863; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1873-1903. Died November 27, 1912 (age 83 years, 305 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery; reinterment to unknown location.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      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; reinterment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      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; reinterment in 1942 at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
      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
      John Franklin Miller (1831-1886) — also known as John F. Miller — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind., November 21, 1831. Republican. Member of Indiana state senate, 1860; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; Presidential Elector for California, 1872, 1876; U.S. Senator from California, 1881-86; died in office 1886. Died in Washington, D.C., March 8, 1886 (age 54 years, 107 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery; reinterment in 1913 at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
      Relatives: Uncle of John Franklin Miller (1862-1936).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      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; reinterment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
      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
      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; reinterment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, Calif.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Rollin Mallory Daggett (1831-1901) — also known as Rollin M. Daggett — of Nevada. Born in Richville, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., February 22, 1831. Republican. U.S. Representative from Nevada at-large, 1879-81; U.S. Minister to Hawaiian Islands, 1882-85. Died in San Francisco, Calif., November 12, 1901 (age 70 years, 263 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery; reinterment to unknown location.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
      Alvan Flanders (1825-1884) — of San Francisco, Calif.; Wallula, Walla Walla County, Wash. Born in Hopkinton, Merrimack County, N.H., August 2, 1825. Republican. Member of California state assembly 5th District, 1861-62; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Washington Territory, 1867-69; Governor of Washington Territory, 1869-70. Died in San Francisco, Calif., March 14, 1884 (age 58 years, 225 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery; reinterment to unknown location.
      Relatives: Son of David Flanders (1777-1835) and Rachel (Kent) Flanders (1787-1842); married, June 14, 1848, to Nancy Acorn; married, December 7, 1855, to Elizabeth M. Smith (1832-1908); first cousin twice removed of Ralph Edward Flanders (1880-1970); second cousin of Francis Durrell Flanders; fourth cousin once removed of Benjamin Franklin Flanders.
      Political family: Flanders family of Vermont (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Aaron Harlan (1802-1868) — of Yellow Springs, Greene County, Ohio. Born in Warren County, Ohio, September 8, 1802. Member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1832; member of Ohio state senate, 1838; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1844; delegate to Ohio state constitutional convention from Greene County, 1850-51; U.S. Representative from Ohio 7th District, 1853-59; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1856. Died January 8, 1868 (age 65 years, 122 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery; reinterment to unknown location.
      Relatives: Cousin *** of Andrew Jackson Harlan (1815-1907).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      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; reinterment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
      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
      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; reinterment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
      Relatives: Son of Sherrod Williams; brother of George E. Williams (1835-1899).
      Political family: Williams family of Monticello, Kentucky.
      Thompson Campbell (1811-1868) — of Jo Daviess County, Ill. Born in Ireland, 1811. Democrat. Member of Illinois Democratic State Committee, 1841-46; secretary of state of Illinois, 1843-46; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention from Jo Daviess County, 1847; U.S. Representative from Illinois 6th District, 1851-53; candidate for Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1860; member of California state assembly 8th District, 1863-65. Died in San Francisco, Calif., December 6, 1868 (age about 57 years). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery; reinterment to unknown location.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Joseph Pendleton Hoge (1810-1891) — also known as Joseph P. Hoge — of Galena, Jo Daviess County, Ill.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, December 15, 1810. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Illinois 6th District, 1843-47; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1876; delegate to California state constitutional convention, 1878; superior court judge in California, 1889-91; died in office 1891. Died in San Francisco, Calif., August 14, 1891 (age 80 years, 242 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery; reinterment to unknown location.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Robert Augustine Thompson (1805-1876) — of Virginia. Born in Virginia, 1805. Democrat. Member of Virginia state legislature, 1840; U.S. Representative from Virginia 14th District, 1847-49. Died in 1876 (age about 71 years). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery; reinterment to unknown location.
      Relatives: Father of Thomas Larkin Thompson (1838-1898).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Gordon Newell Mott (1812-1887) — Born in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, October 21, 1812. State court judge in California, 1850; justice of Nevada territorial supreme court, 1861; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Nevada Territory, 1863. Died April 27, 1887 (age 74 years, 188 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery; reinterment to unknown location.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Edward Gilbert (c.1819-1852) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Cherry Valley, Otsego County, N.Y., about 1819. Democrat. Printer; newspaper editor; delegate to California state constitutional convention from San Francisco District, 1849; U.S. Representative from California at-large, 1850-51. Killed in a duel with Col. James W. Denver, near Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., August 2, 1852 (age about 33 years). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery; reinterment to unknown location.
      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; reinterment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
      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
      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; reinterment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
      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; reinterment in 1946 at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob Boles Sutton (1790-1877) and Bestsey (Parish) Sutton.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alfred J. Ellis (d. 1883) — of California. Member of California state assembly 6th District, 1852-53. Died in 1883. Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery; reinterment to unknown location.
      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; reinterment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, Calif.
      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).
      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; reinterment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
      Frederick Palmer Tracy — also known as F. P. Tracy — of San Francisco, Calif. Republican. San Francisco city attorney, 1857-59; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1860. Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery; reinterment to unknown location.


    Masonic Cemetery (now gone)
    San Francisco, California
    Founded 1864
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      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; reinterment in 1931 at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      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; reinterment in 1931 at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
      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; reinterment in 1931 at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Francis Berton (c.1830-1885) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Switzerland, about 1830. Banker; Consul for Switzerland in San Francisco, Calif., 1867-85; Consul for Portugal in San Francisco, Calif., 1869-85. Swiss ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died, from "impoverishment of the blood" (anemia), in the Grand Hotel, San Francisco, Calif., April 1, 1885 (age about 55 years). Original interment at Masonic Cemetery; reinterment to unknown location.


    Odd Fellows Cemetery (now gone)
    San Francisco, California
    Founded 1865
    Politicians formerly buried here:
    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; reinterment at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
      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; reinterment at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Ainslie (1838-1913) — of Idaho City, Boise County, Idaho; Boise, Ada County, Idaho; Alameda, Alameda County, Calif. Born near Boonville, Cooper County, Mo., October 30, 1838. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Idaho territorial House of Representatives, 1865-66; newspaper editor; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Idaho Territory, 1879-83; defeated, 1882; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho Territory, 1880 (not seated); delegate to Idaho state constitutional convention, 1889; president, Boise Rapid Transit Co., 1890-1904; Idaho Democratic state chair, 1890-91; member of Democratic National Committee from Idaho, 1896-1900. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., May 19, 1913 (age 74 years, 201 days). Cremated; ashes originally interred at Odd Fellows Cemetery; reinterment at San Francisco Columbarium.
      Relatives: Son of John A. Ainslie and Mary Susannah (Borron) Ainslie (1814-1887); married, March 27, 1866, to Sarah 'Sallie' Owens (1846-1936).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      David Williams Cheesman (1824-1884) — also known as D. W. Cheesman — of Oroville, Butte County, Calif. Born in Hagerstown, Wayne County, Ind., December 22, 1824. Republican. Lawyer; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of California, 1859; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1860; treasurer, U.S. Mint at San Francisco, 1861. Died November 24, 1884 (age 59 years, 338 days). Original interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery; reinterment to unknown location.
      Relatives: Son of Richard Williams Cheesman and Hannah (Rowand) Cheesman; married 1849 to Urania K. Macy (1828-1916).


    San Francisco Columbarium
    One Loraine Court
    San Francisco, California
    Founded 1897
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      George Ainslie (1838-1913) — of Idaho City, Boise County, Idaho; Boise, Ada County, Idaho; Alameda, Alameda County, Calif. Born near Boonville, Cooper County, Mo., October 30, 1838. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Idaho territorial House of Representatives, 1865-66; newspaper editor; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Idaho Territory, 1879-83; defeated, 1882; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho Territory, 1880 (not seated); delegate to Idaho state constitutional convention, 1889; president, Boise Rapid Transit Co., 1890-1904; Idaho Democratic state chair, 1890-91; member of Democratic National Committee from Idaho, 1896-1900. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., May 19, 1913 (age 74 years, 201 days). Cremated; ashes originally interred at Odd Fellows Cemetery (which no longer exists); reinterment at San Francisco Columbarium.
      Relatives: Son of John A. Ainslie and Mary Susannah (Borron) Ainslie (1814-1887); married, March 27, 1866, to Sarah 'Sallie' Owens (1846-1936).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henrique J. Laidley (1828-1904) — also known as Henrique Laidley; Henry Laidley — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Portugal, June 24, 1828. Debt collector; Vice-Consul for Portugal in San Francisco, Calif., 1870-1904. English and Portugese ancestry. Died, from a heart attack, in his consular office, in San Francisco, Calif., December 7, 1904 (age 76 years, 166 days). Cremated; ashes interred at San Francisco Columbarium.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    San Francisco National Cemetery
    San Francisco, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Boxton (1860-1927) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Shasta County, Calif., April 24, 1860. Dentist; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1907; resigned 1907. Died in San Mateo, San Mateo County, Calif., August 29, 1927 (age 67 years, 127 days). Interment at San Francisco National Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edward Dickinson Baker (1811-1861) — also known as Edward D. Baker — of Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill.; Galena, Jo Daviess County, Ill.; San Francisco, Calif.; Oregon City, Clackamas County, Ore. Born in London, England, February 24, 1811. Lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1837-40; member of Illinois state senate, 1841-45; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1845-46, 1849-51 (7th District 1845-46, 6th District 1849-51); resigned 1846; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; U.S. Senator from Oregon, 1860-61; died in office 1861; general in the Union Army during the Civil War. Killed in battle at Balls Bluff, Loudoun County, Va., October 21, 1861 (age 50 years, 239 days). Interment at San Francisco National Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, April 27, 1831, to Mary A. Lee.
      Baker County, Ore. is named for him.
      Fort Baker (previously, Lime Point Military Reservation; renamed Fort Baker in 1897; now part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area), in Marin County, California, is named for him.  — Baker Street, in San Francisco, California, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George Paul Miller (1891-1982) — also known as George P. Miller — of Alameda, Alameda County, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., January 15, 1891. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of California state assembly, 1937-41; U.S. Representative from California, 1945-73 (6th District 1945-53, 8th District 1953-73); defeated, 1972; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1956, 1960, 1964. Catholic. Died in Alameda, Alameda County, Calif., December 29, 1982 (age 91 years, 348 days). Interment at San Francisco National Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Phillip Burton (1926-1983) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, June 1, 1926. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict; lawyer; member of California state assembly, 1957-64; defeated, 1954; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960 (alternate), 1964, 1968, 1972; U.S. Representative from California, 1964-83 (5th District 1964-75, 6th District 1975-83, 5th District 1983); died in office 1983. Died, from a ruptured aneurysm, in St. Francis Hospital, San Francisco, Calif., April 10, 1983 (age 56 years, 313 days). Cremated; ashes interred at San Francisco National Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of John Lowell Burton; married to Sala Galant (1925-1987).
      Cross-reference: Josiah H. Beeman
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about Phillip Burton: John Jacobs, A Rage for Justice : The Passion and Politics of Phillip Burton
      Sala Galant Burton (1925-1987) — also known as Sala Burton; Sala Galant — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Bialystock, Poland, April 1, 1925. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1956, 1976, 1980, 1984; U.S. Representative from California 5th District, 1983-87; died in office 1987. Female. Jewish. Died, of colon cancer, at George Washington University Hospital, Washington, D.C., February 1, 1987 (age 61 years, 306 days). Interment at San Francisco National Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Phillip Burton (1926-1983) (brother of John Lowell Burton).
      Political family: Burton family of San Francisco, California.
      Cross-reference: Kevin Shelley
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Francis Dillon (1866-1927) — also known as John F. Dillon; "Father of Pacific Coast radio" — of California. Born in Bellevue, Huron County, Ohio, March 6, 1866. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; radio broadcasting expert; federal radio inspector; Fellow, Institute of Radio Engineers; member, Federal Radio Commission, 1927; died in office 1927. Died, in Letterman General Hospital, San Francisco, Calif., October 9, 1927 (age 61 years, 217 days). Interment at San Francisco National Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Belle K. Evans (1868-1949).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Allen Sumner (1835-1903) — of Virginia City, Storey County, Nev.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Mass., August 2, 1835. Democrat. Member of Nevada state senate, 1865-68; U.S. Representative from California at-large, 1883-85; defeated, 1884. Died in San Francisco, Calif., January 31, 1903 (age 67 years, 182 days). Interment at San Francisco National Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alexander Sharp (1825-1901) — of St. Louis, Mo.; Richmond, Va.; Washington, D.C.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Newville, Cumberland County, Pa., July 29, 1825. Republican. Physician; postmaster at Richmond, Va., 1865-69. Died in San Francisco, Calif., November 2, 1901 (age 76 years, 96 days). Interment at San Francisco National Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alexander Sharp (1796-1857) and Elizabeth (Bryson) Sharp (1797-1870); married, February 7, 1854, to Ellen Wrenshall Dent (1828-1904; sister-in-law of Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822-1885); sister of George Wrenshall Dent and Lewis Dent).
      Political families: Hatch family of Marshall, Michigan; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Roosevelt family of New York City, New York; Grant-Dent family of San Francisco, California (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Shirley M. Crawford (1872-1917) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., August 5, 1872. Republican. Actor; newspaper writer; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; law partner of Augustus E. Willson; Honorary Consul for Guatemala in Louisville, Ky., 1901-07; in February 1905, amidst a controversy over the appointment of a new Colonel, a military court of inquiry was convened to investigate the officers of the First Kentucky regiment, including a Major and six Captains, for willful disobedience; all were releived of duty, but Capt. Crawford was singled out as "an agitator and fomenter of strife, disloyal and insubordinate to his superior officers," and ordered court-martialed; secretary-treasurer and director, Kentucky-Arizona Copper Company (engaged in mining and smelting). Hit by a car while crossing a street, suffered a fractured leg and pneumonia, and died two weeks later, in German Hospital, San Francisco, Calif., September 6, 1917 (age 45 years, 32 days). Cremated; ashes interred at San Francisco National Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, September 20, 1902, to Reina Melcher (divorced 1906).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      C. Mason Kinne (d. 1913) — of San Francisco, Calif. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1880. Died December 25, 1913. Interment at San Francisco National Cemetery.


    Yerba Buena Cemetery (now gone)
    San Francisco, California
    Founded 1850
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Edward Wilson McGaughey (1817-1852) — also known as Edward W. McGaughey — of Greencastle, Putnam County, Ind. Born near Greencastle, Putnam County, Ind., January 16, 1817. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1839-40; member of Indiana state senate, 1842-43; U.S. Representative from Indiana 7th District, 1845-47, 1849-51; defeated, 1843, 1851; candidate for Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1848. Died in San Francisco, Calif., August 6, 1852 (age 35 years, 203 days). Original interment at Yerba Buena Cemetery; subsequent interment at Golden Gate Cemetery (which no longer exists); reinterment to unknown location.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Patrick Watson Tompkins (1804-1853) — of Mississippi. Born in Kentucky, 1804. U.S. Representative from Mississippi 3rd District, 1847-49. Died in 1853 (age about 49 years). Original interment at Yerba Buena Cemetery; subsequent interment at Golden Gate Cemetery (which no longer exists); reinterment to unknown location.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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