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James Smith

Breckinridge Democratic

Date Party Office Votes Result
09-04-1861 Breckinridge Democratic AD-04 0 Win
09-03-1862 Nonpartisan AD-04 0 Win
Website: www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=28844
 

Candidate Biography:

Died: December 17, 1862 in the Kings River [near Reedley], CA

  • Smith ran a ferry over the Kings River from 1855 until his death. Smith's Ferry eventually became the town of Reedley.
  • PLACENAME: There is a "Smith's Ferry Park" in Reedley.
  • PLACENAME: Smith Mountain (1,017 feet tall) in Fresno County is named for Smith.

Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)

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