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Christopher J. Lansing


Date Party Office Votes Result
09-01-1858 Democratic SD-16 0 Win
09-07-1859 Democratic SD-16 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: September 15, 1828 in New York
Married: Elizabeth Yates (m. 1852, d. 1853), Maria Yates (d. 1859), Anna (m. 1863)
Child: Ada
Died: August 7, 1884 in Eureka, Nevada (or)
Died: August 7, 1884 in Nevada City, CA

1860: President pro Tempore, California State Senate (succeeding Isaac N. Quinn)
1875: Practicing law in Treasure City, Nevada
1880s: Practicing law in Eureka, Nevada

  • Lansing married Elizabeth and Maria Yates, who were sisters.
  • Some sources give his name as "Charles J. Lansing" but he is clearly identified by his marriage to the Yates sisters and his name given during the marriage was "Christopher J Lansing." (see the gravestone and notes for his first two wives)
  • There was considerable confusion arising from his having spent time living in both Nevada City (CA), Nevada County (CA), and multiple locations in the state of Nevada.

Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs: Ostrom on the Schenectady Digital History Archive website (2009)
Source: 1880 United States Federal Census for Eureka, Eureka County, Nevada (page 16)
Source: Report booklet published for the state in 1876. Carson City, NV, USA: State Publishing Office, 1876.