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Washoe County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Washoe County

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  • Reno Unknown location
  • Reno Hillside Cemetery
  • Reno Masonic Memorial Gardens
  • Reno Mater Dolorosa Cemetery
  • Reno Mountain View Cemetery
  • Reno Nevada Memorial Park Mausoleum
  • Reno Odd Fellows Cemetery
  • Reno Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    Reno, Washoe County, Nevada
    Politicians buried here:
      William Sebastian Boyle (1888-1949) — also known as William S. Boyle — of San Francisco, Calif.; Virginia City, Storey County, Nev.; Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in San Francisco, Calif., January 22, 1888. Democrat. Brickmason; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Nevada Democratic state chair, 1931; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1936 (secretary, Platform Committee; speaker); U.S. Attorney for Nevada, 1939. Irish ancestry. Died in 1949 (age about 61 years). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Married to Myrtle Jane McGrath.


    Hillside Cemetery
    Reno, Washoe County, Nevada
    Politicians buried here:
      George Williams Cassidy (1836-1892) — also known as George W. Cassidy — of Eureka, Eureka County, Nev. Born near Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., April 25, 1836. Democrat. Member of Nevada state legislature, 1870; U.S. Representative from Nevada at-large, 1881-85; defeated, 1890. Died in Reno, Washoe County, Nev., June 24, 1892 (age 56 years, 60 days). Interment at Hillside Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Masonic Memorial Gardens
    Reno, Washoe County, Nevada
    Politicians buried here:
      Key Pittman (1872-1940) — of Nome, Nome census area, Alaska; Tonopah, Nye County, Nev. Born in Vicksburg, Warren County, Miss., September 19, 1872. Democrat. Went to the Klondike for the 1898 Gold Rush; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1912 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee; speaker), 1916 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1924 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1928, 1936, 1940; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1913-40; defeated, 1910; died in office 1940. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Sigma Alpha Epsilon. It was rumored for years that he died before his final election in 1940, and that party leaders kept his body on ice in a hotel bathtub until he was re-elected; this story has been disproven. In fact, he suffered a severe heart attack before the election, at the Riverside Hotel, and died after the election at the Washoe General Hospital, Reno, Washoe County, Nev., November 10, 1940 (age 68 years, 52 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Masonic Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of William Buckner Pittman (1837-1887) and Catherine (Key) Pittman; brother of Vail Montgomery Pittman; married, July 7, 1900, to Mimosa June Gates (1872-1952); great-grandnephew of Richard Aylett Buckner; first cousin twice removed of Aylette Buckner; second cousin four times removed of John Walker and Francis Walker; third cousin once removed of James Francis Buckner (1849-1923); third cousin thrice removed of Robert Brooke, George Madison and Meriwether Lewis; fourth cousin once removed of Aylett Hawes Buckner.
      Political families: Pendleton-Lee family; Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      James Graves Scrugham (1880-1945) — also known as James G. Scrugham; J. G. Scrugham — of Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., January 19, 1880. Democrat. University professor; newspaper editor and publisher; Governor of Nevada, 1923-27; defeated, 1926; U.S. Representative from Nevada at-large, 1933-42; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1940, 1944; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1942-45; died in office 1945. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Eagles. Died June 23, 1945 (age 65 years, 155 days). Interment at Masonic Memorial Gardens.
      Cross-reference: Helen Delich Bentley
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
      John Sparks (1843-1908) — also known as "Honest John" — of Nevada. Born in Winston County, Miss., August 30, 1843. Rancher; Governor of Nevada, 1903-08; died in office 1908. Died in Carson City, Nev., May 22, 1908 (age 64 years, 266 days). Interment at Masonic Memorial Gardens.
      The city of Sparks, Nevada, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Frederick Bennett Balzar (1880-1934) — also known as Frederick B. Balzar; Fred B. Balzar — of Mina, Mineral County, Nev.; Hawthorne, Mineral County, Nev.; Reno, Washoe County, Nev.; Carson City, Nev. Born in Virginia City, Storey County, Nev., June 15, 1880. Republican. Mining business; member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1905; member of Nevada state senate, 1909-17; Mineral County Sheriff and Assessor, 1917-27; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1920 (alternate), 1924 (alternate), 1928 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1932; Nevada Republican state chair, 1924-25; Governor of Nevada, 1927-34; died in office 1934. Christian Scientist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Rotary. Died, in the Governor's Mansion, Carson City, Nev., March 21, 1934 (age 53 years, 279 days). Interment at Masonic Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of Serafino Balzar and Minnie (Bennett) Balzar; married, November 11, 1907, to Idelle Edna Sinnamon.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Stuart Nixon (1860-1912) — also known as George S. Nixon — of Winnemucca, Humboldt County, Nev.; Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Newcastle, Placer County, Calif., April 2, 1860. Republican. President, First National Bank (Winnemucca, Nev.), Nixon National Bank (Reno, Nev.), and Tonopah Banking Corp.; member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1890; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1905-12; died in office 1912; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1908, 1912. Died June 5, 1912 (age 52 years, 64 days). Interment at Masonic Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of John H. Nixon and Mary Ann (Estill) Nixon; married 1887 to Kate Imogene Bacon.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Alan Harvey Bible (1909-1988) — also known as Alan Bible — of Storey County, Nev.; Carson City, Nev.; Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Lovelock, Pershing County, Nev., November 20, 1909. Democrat. Lawyer; Storey County District Attorney, 1935-38; Nevada state attorney general, 1943-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1952, 1956; speaker, 1968; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1954-74; member, Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1955. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Eagles; Rotary; Phi Alpha Delta; Lambda Chi Alpha. Died in Auburn, Placer County, Calif., September 12, 1988 (age 78 years, 297 days). Interment at Masonic Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob H. Bible and Isabel (Welsh) Bible; married, November 17, 1939, to Loucile Jacks.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
      Vail Montgomery Pittman (1880-1964) — also known as Vail Pittman — of Tonopah, Nye County, Nev.; Ely, White Pine County, Nev.; Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev. Born in Vicksburg, Warren County, Miss., September 17, 1880. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; member of Nevada state senate, 1930; Lieutenant Governor of Nevada; elected 1942; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1944; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1944, 1956; Governor of Nevada, 1945-51; defeated, 1950, 1954. Died, from lung cancer, in St. Mary's Hospital, San Francisco, Calif., January 29, 1964 (age 83 years, 134 days). Interment at Masonic Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of William Buckner Pittman (1837-1887) and Catherine (Key) Pittman; brother of Key Pittman; married 1919 to Ida Louise Brewington (1893-1984); great-grandnephew of Richard Aylett Buckner; first cousin twice removed of Aylette Buckner; second cousin four times removed of John Walker and Francis Walker; third cousin once removed of James Francis Buckner (1849-1923); third cousin thrice removed of Robert Brooke, George Madison and Meriwether Lewis; fourth cousin once removed of Aylett Hawes Buckner.
      Political families: Pendleton-Lee family; Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Alexander Massey (1856-1914) — of Nevada. Born in Oakfield, Trumbull County, Ohio, October 7, 1856. Republican. Member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1892; justice of Nevada state supreme court, 1896; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1912-13; defeated, 1912. Died on a train near Litchfield (unknown county), Nev., March 5, 1914 (age 57 years, 149 days). Interment at Masonic Memorial Gardens.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Francis Jardine Bell (1840-1927) — also known as Frank Bell — of Nevada. Born in Toronto, Ontario, January 28, 1840. Republican. Governor of Nevada, 1890-91. Died in Reno, Washoe County, Nev., February 13, 1927 (age 87 years, 16 days). Interment at Masonic Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: First cousin of Alexander Graham Bell (inventor).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ernest S. Brown (1903-1965) — of Nevada. Born in Alturas, Modoc County, Calif., September 25, 1903. Republican. Member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1933; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1954. Died in Reno, Washoe County, Nev., July 23, 1965 (age 61 years, 301 days). Interment at Masonic Memorial Gardens.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
      Samuel Platt (1874-1964) — also known as Sam Platt — of Carson City, Nev.; Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Carson City, Nev., November 17, 1874. Republican. Lawyer; member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1903-05; Speaker of the Nevada State House of Representatives, 1905; U.S. Attorney for Nevada, 1906-14; Republican candidate for U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1914, 1916, 1922 (primary), 1928, 1940; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1916, 1920, 1932. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; American Arbitration Association; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; B'nai B'rith; Elks; Eagles; Rotary. Died in 1964 (age about 89 years). Interment at Masonic Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Platt (1843-1907) and Malvina (Bash) Platt; married, January 30, 1918, to Helen Marks Faith.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Samuel Shaw Arentz (1879-1934) — also known as Samuel S. Arentz; Ulysses Arentz — of Simpson (unknown county), Nev. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., January 8, 1879. Republican. Surveyor; engineer; mining superintendent; chief engineer for several Western railroads; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Nevada at-large, 1921-23, 1925-33; defeated, 1932; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1922; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1928 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1932. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Reno, Washoe County, Nev., June 17, 1934 (age 55 years, 160 days). Interment at Masonic Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of Andrew Charles Arentz and Mary M. (Shaw) Arentz; married, October 11, 1910, to Harriet Keep; father of Samuel Shaw Arentz (1913-1994).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Walter Stephan Baring, Jr. (1911-1975) — also known as Walter S. Baring, Jr. — of Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Goldfield, Esmeralda County, Nev., September 9, 1911. Democrat. Furniture business; chair of Washoe County Democratic Party, 1936; member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1936-42; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from Nevada at-large, 1949-53, 1957-73; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1952, 1956. Protestant. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Order of the Eastern Star; Lions; Eagles; Sertoma. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., July 13, 1975 (age 63 years, 307 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Masonic Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of Walter Stephen Baring and Emilie Louise (Froelich) Baring; married, January 31, 1942, to Alma Geraldine Buchanan.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Charles Lenmore Richards (1877-1953) — also known as Charles L. Richards — of Nevada. Born in Nevada, 1877. Democrat. Member of Nevada state legislature, 1910; U.S. Representative from Nevada at-large, 1923-25; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1924; candidate for Governor of Nevada, 1930. Died in 1953 (age about 76 years). Interment at Masonic Memorial Gardens.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Wren (1826-1904) — of Nevada. Born in Ohio, 1826. Member of Nevada state legislature, 1860; U.S. Representative from Nevada at-large, 1877-79; defeated (People's), 1898. Died in 1904 (age about 78 years). Interment at Masonic Memorial Gardens.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Woodnutt Miller (1886-1973) — also known as Thomas W. Miller — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., June 26, 1886. Republican. Secretary of state of Delaware, 1913-15; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1915-17; defeated, 1916; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Delta Phi. Died in Reno, Washoe County, Nev., May 5, 1973 (age 86 years, 313 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Masonic Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Robert Miller and Abigail Morgan (Woodnutt) Miller; married, October 4, 1913, to Katharine M. Tallman; uncle of Clement Woodnutt Miller (1916-1962).
      Political family: Miller family of Wilmington, Delaware.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Mater Dolorosa Cemetery
    Reno, Washoe County, Nevada
    Politicians buried here:
      Maurice Joseph Sullivan (1884-1953) — also known as Maurice J. Sullivan — of Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in California, 1884. Democrat. Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, 1930; U.S. Representative from Nevada at-large, 1943-45; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1944. Died in 1953 (age about 69 years). Interment at Mater Dolorosa Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Mountain View Cemetery
    Reno, Washoe County, Nevada
    Politicians buried here:
      Patrick Anthony McCarran (1876-1954) — also known as Patrick A. McCarran; Pat McCarran — of Elko, Elko County, Nev.; Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Reno, Washoe County, Nev., August 8, 1876. Democrat. Farmer; lawyer; member of Nevada state legislature, 1903; justice of Nevada state supreme court, 1913; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1924 (member, Credentials Committee), 1936, 1940, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1952; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1933-54; died in office 1954. Catholic. Died September 28, 1954 (age 78 years, 51 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
      Critical books about Patrick McCarran: Michael Ybarra, Washington Gone Crazy : Senator Pat McCarran and the Great American Communist Hunt
      Emmet Derby Boyle (1879-1926) — also known as Emmet D. Boyle — of Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Gold Hill, Storey County, Nev., July 26, 1879. Democrat. Mining engineer; Governor of Nevada, 1915-23. Catholic. Member, American Academy of Political and Social Science. Died in Reno, Washoe County, Nev., January 3, 1926 (age 46 years, 161 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edward Daugherty Boyle and Sarah (Donoghue) Boyle; married, September 28, 1903, to Vida Margaret McClure.
      See also NNDB dossier
      George Arthur Bartlett (1869-1951) — also known as George A. Bartlett — of Tonopah, Nye County, Nev. Born in San Francisco, Calif., November 30, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; Eureka County District Attorney, 1899-1900; U.S. Representative from Nevada at-large, 1907-11. Died in Reno, Washoe County, Nev., June 1, 1951 (age 81 years, 183 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Mason B. Bartlett and Barbara Bartlett; married, February 14, 1899, to Pearl Gates.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Jules Ernest Gignoux (1847-1914) — of Nevada. Born July 14, 1847. Mining engineer; member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1890; member of Nevada state senate, 1890; Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, 1890. Member, Freemasons. Died March 14, 1914 (age 66 years, 243 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.


    Nevada Memorial Park Mausoleum
    Reno, Washoe County, Nevada
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward Peter Carville (1885-1956) — also known as Edward P. Carville; E. P. Carville — of Nevada. Born in Mound Valley, Elko County, Nev., May 14, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; district judge in Nevada, 1928; U.S. Attorney for Nevada, 1934-39; Governor of Nevada, 1939-45; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1940, 1944; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1945-47. Catholic. Member, Elks; Knights of Columbus; Woodmen. Died in Reno, Washoe County, Nev., June 27, 1956 (age 71 years, 44 days). Interment at Nevada Memorial Park Mausoleum.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier


    Odd Fellows Cemetery
    Reno, Washoe County, Nevada
    Politicians buried here:
      Richard Kirman, Sr. (1877-1959) — of Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Virginia City, Storey County, Nev., January 14, 1877. Democrat. Member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1899; mayor of Reno, Nev., 1907-09; Governor of Nevada, 1935-39; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1936. Died January 19, 1959 (age 82 years, 5 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      See also NNDB dossier
      Edwin Ewing Roberts (1870-1933) — also known as Edwin E. Roberts; E. E. Roberts — of Carson City, Nev.; Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Pleasant Grove, Sutter County, Calif., December 12, 1870. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Nevada at-large, 1911-19; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1912, 1924, 1928 (Convention Vice-President), 1932; candidate for U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1918; mayor of Reno, Nev., 1920. Member, Freemasons; Woodmen. Died in 1933 (age about 62 years). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Ewing Roberts and Anna Maria (Johnson) Roberts; married, April 23, 1893, to Nora S. Range; father-in-law of Walter Perry Johnson (1887-1946).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery
    Reno, Washoe County, Nevada
    Politicians buried here:
      William Edward Kinnikin (1898-1936) — also known as William E. Kinnikin; Bill Kinnikin — of Reno, Washoe County, Nev. Born in Virginia City, Storey County, Nev., February 13, 1898. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; postmaster at Reno, Nev., 1934-36 (acting, 1934). Member, American Legion. Died, from a throat infection, in a hospital at Reno, Washoe County, Nev., December 26, 1936 (age 38 years, 317 days). Interment at Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph W. Kinnikin (1858-1903) and Kate (Fogarty) Kinnikin (1870-1949); married, June 24, 1924, to Margaret Helen Walsh.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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