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Elko County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Elko County

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  • Elko Elko Cemetery
  • Elko Odd Fellows Cemetery

    Elko Cemetery
    Elko, Elko County, Nevada
    Politicians buried here:
      Lewis Rice Bradley (1805-1879) — also known as Lewis R. Bradley; "Broadhorns" — of Stockton, San Joaquin County, Calif.; Nevada. Born in Orange County, Va., February 18, 1805. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1860; member of California state assembly 8th District, 1861-62; Governor of Nevada, 1871-79; defeated, 1878. Died in Elko, Elko County, Nev., March 21, 1879 (age 74 years, 31 days). Interment at Elko Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1835 to Virginia Hode Willis; grandfather of Charles Belknap Henderson.
      The Bradley state office building, in Las Vegas, Nevada, is named for him.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Belknap Henderson (1873-1954) — also known as Charles B. Henderson — of Elko, Elko County, Nev.; Washington, D.C. Born in San Jose, Santa Clara County, Calif., June 8, 1873. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; Elko County District Attorney, 1901-05; member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1905-07; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1918-21; appointed 1918; defeated, 1920; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1928, 1936; president and director, Elko Telephone and Telegraph Company; director, Western Pacific Railroad. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Kappa Psi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died in San Francisco, Calif., November 8, 1954 (age 81 years, 153 days). Interment at Elko Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jefferson Henderson and Sarah Watts (Bradley) Henderson; married 1901 to Ethel Laura Smith; grandson of Lewis Rice Bradley.
      The city of Henderson, Nevada, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial

    Odd Fellows Cemetery
    Elko, Elko County, Nevada

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