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Edward Converse Voorheis


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-1890 Republican SD-14 0 Win
11-06-1894 Republican SD-14 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: August 7, 1850 at Ann Arbor, Michigan
Married: Clara Elizabeth Keys (m. 1880, d. 1915), Frances M. (m. 1919)
Child: Gertrude Clark
Died: May 1925 in San Francisco, CA

1890s-1922: Founder, Amador Electric Railway & Light Company
1897-1900s: Founder, Lincoln Gold Mining Development Company
1900-1901: President, California Miners’ Association

  • HAUNTED: According to a number of articles ([here], [here], and [here]), the ghost of Senator Voorheis haunts the Sutter Creek Inn (Sutter Creek, CA).

Source: A Volume of Memoirs and Genealogy of Representative Citizens of Northern California, Pages 470-472. Chicago Standard Genealogical  Publishing Co. 1901. (Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta)
Source: Amador County History, published by the Amador County Federation of Women's Clubs, April 1927
Source: Sacramento's Haunted Hot Spots by Dennis William Hauck (p. 21) (LINK)