US Blasdel, Henry Goode - Governor of NV

Henry Goode Blasdel


Born: January 20, 1825

Birthplace: Lawrenceburg, Indiana

Father: Jacob Blasdel 1782 – 1841
(Buried: Cambridge Cemetery, Dearborn, Indiana)​

Mother: Elizabeth “Eliza” Weaver 1791 – 1878
(Buried: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Manchester, Indiana)​

Wife: Sarah Jane Cox 1827 – 1904
(Buried: Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, California)​


Sherrill Weaver Blasdel 1848 – 1935​
(Buried: River View Cemetery, Portland, Oregon)​
Henry Goode Blasdel Jr. 1857 – 1915​
(Buried: Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, California)​
Lillian May “Lillie” Blasdel Keyse 1863 – 1931​
(Buried: Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, California)​

Political Party: Republican Party

Occupation before War:

Miner, Farmer, Merchant, and River Boat Captain​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1864: Recorder for Storey County, Nevada Territory​
1864: Member of National Union League for reelection of Lincoln​
1864 – 1871: 1st​ Governor of the State of Nevada​
1864 – 1871: Helped Organize State Government of Nevada​

Occupation after War:

1871 – 1891: Miner and Milling in Nevada​
1891 – 1900: Miner and Milling in Oakland California​

July 26, 1900

Place of Death: Oakland, California

Age at time of Death: 75 years old

Burial Place: Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, California
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