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J. L. Sargent


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1892 Democratic AD-15 0 Win
11-04-1902 Democratic AD-11 2853 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Jacob "Jake" Livermore Sargent
Born: July 4, 1867 at Lodi, CA
Married: Elizabeth Quinn (b. 1866, m. 1891, div. ~1912)
Children: Dorothy, Jacob L. and Robert M.
Family: Nephew of R. C. Sargent, James P. Sargent, and B. V. Sargent
Died: January 14, 1933 in Amador Co., CA

1890: Candidate for Amador County School Superintendent
1902: Candidate for Justice of the Peace

  • Very hard to track down because he has an uncle Jacob Livermore Sargent (brother of R.C., James P., and B.V.) and a cousin Jacob Preston Sargent (son of R.C.) who both lived in the same approximate area at the same time.
  • LEGAL TROUBLES: On May 27, 1911, "Jake L. Sargent, who resides at Middle Bar, but who is a very conspicuous character about town, when under the influence of narcotics and liquor, became entangled in the toils of the law... After visiting all the saloons in the town that would furnish him with booze, he chanced to meet his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Sargent, on the street, and in his ugly mood ordered her to go home and prepare for death... Instead of going home and preparing for her death, as she was ordered to do, Mrs. Sargent repaired to the sheriff's office and made a complaint against her husband... After railing against his wife, who is loved and highly respected throughout the county by all who know her, he started in to clean up deputy sheriff Bradshaw, whom he disliked, because of his cutting off Sargent's supply of morphine, which he was receiving from persons in this city... After consulting with his attorney, R. C. Bole, and his mother, the prisoner was escorted about town with the deputy, and when it was found that he was unable to secure the necessary signatures for his bonds, he was again committed to jail, where he was obliged to remain until his bonds were secured." ["Sargent Goes On Rampage," Amador Ledger, 2 June 1911]

Source: Amador Ledger, Volume 1902, Number 5, 5 September 1902
Source: "Sargent Goes On Rampage" in the Amador Ledger, 2 June 1911