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Henry H. Markham


Picture of Henry H. Markham
CA Blue Book (2000)
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-1884 Republican CD-06 17397 Win
11-04-1890 Republican Governor 125129 Win

Candidate Biography:

Henry Harrison Markham
Born: November 16, 1840 in Wilmington, New York
Married: Mary Adams Dana (m. 1876)
Children: Five daughters
Military Service: ARMY (Civil War)
Died: October 9, 1923 in Pasadena, CA

1889-1891: Member, National Board of Managers for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers
1904-1923: Member, National Board of Managers for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers

  • OUCH: Was shot in the hip by a 'minnie ball' on February 3, 1865 during the Battle of Whippy Swamp in South Carolina (Civil War). Source: California and Californians by Rockwell D. Hunt (1926)
  • PLACENAME: Mount Markham (in Los Angeles County) was named by the US Forestry Service for Governor Markham. There is also a Markham Way in Sacramento. There was a Markham Elementary School in Hayward that closed in 2009.

Source: Sacramento Street Whys by Carlos Alcala (2007)
Source: "Some Public Men". The Sunday Union (Sacramento), 2/8/1891. Page 7.
Source: California and Californians by Rockwell D. Hunt (1926)