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John Henry Shine


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1894 Republican SD-12 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: May 5, 1849 in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Married: Hannah P. Gibbons (m. 1877)
Children: Five
Military Service: ARMY (Civil War)
Died: July 4, 1930 in Sonora, CA

1898-1900s: U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of California

  • At 15, Shine ran away from home to serve with the 53rd Illinois Regiment in the Civil War.
  • Shine was the driver of the first stagecoach to be robbed by notable outlaw Black Bart on July 26, 1875. Black Bart stole $160 in that robbery at Funk Hill (near Copperopolis).