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Virginia City in Storey County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

John Pearson

 
 
John Pearson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 25, 2009
1. John Pearson Marker
Inscription. John Pearson, Born Franklin, Vermont, October 9th, 1838. died Virginia City, Nevada, October 31st, 1892. Married Jennie Thomas December 10th, 1865. Jennie Thomas was born in Iowa on January 28, 1846. John Pearson was engaged in Mining. He was foreman of one of the leading mines of Virginia City, Nevada for several years. In 1866 he went to Lafayette, California where he was engaged in farming for ten years. He then returned to the famous “Comstock” and went into the mines again as foreman in the Consolidated Virginia Mine.

He contracted what is termed “minerís consumption” from which he died after a yearís illness. He is buried here in the family plot in Masonic Cemetery at Virginia City, Nevada.

The following people rest in peace in the “Pearson” grave plot:
John Pearson b. Franklin, Vt. Oct. 9, 1838, p. John Pearson, Starksboro, Vt. & Eliza Hammond, Clarendon, Vt. m. Jennie Thomas (aka Jennie Lynds) d. Oct. 3, 1892.

Jennie Lynds Pearson b. Iowa Jan. 28, 1846 p. Elijah & Melissa Thomas, ____, Iowa m. Dec. 10, 1865 to John Pearson of Franklin, Vt. d. Mar. 9, 1909.

Al Pearson b. ______, Vt. Feb. 20, 1831 Brother of John Pearson d. Reno, Nv. Nov. 6, 1896, Never married.

John E. (Elijah) Pearson b. Virginia City, Nv. Feb. 1, 1875 d. Nov.
John Pearson Marker and Pearson Family Plot image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 25, 2009
2. John Pearson Marker and Pearson Family Plot
1, 1891 (Age 16 yrís 9 mo.) Scarlet Fever.

Flora A Pearson (affectionately called Little Sister), Daughter of Walter Hammond Pearson and Kate G. Ford. Walter was the son of John Pearson interred herein. Note: b. Dec. 1, 1896 d. Aug. 8, 1898. Originally there was a marble angel stolen during damage by vandals. We, the descendents of the interred are grateful for the repairs and upkeep of our cemetery plot by the Cemetery Foundation, the Masons and others, especially Candace Wheeler, Pearson, Durbin, & Cross Families.

Code: b birth, d death, p parents, m married (to)

 
Location. 39° 18.97′ N, 119° 38.557′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker can be reached from Cemetery Road. Click for map. Marker is located at the Masonic Cemetery a short walk from the entrance on the main path. Marker is in this post office area: Virginia City NV 89440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain Edward Faris Storey (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Silver Terrace Cemeteries (approx. ľ mile away); Life in Virginia City on the Comstock Lode (approx. ľ mile away); Veterans Day November 11th 1995 (approx. ľ mile away);
John and Jennie Pearson Grave Marker and Family Plot image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 25, 2009
3. John and Jennie Pearson Grave Marker and Family Plot
The Comstock Lode (approx. ľ mile away); Consolidated Virginia & California Pan Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); V & T, 1869 - 1950 (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Big Bonanza (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Virginia City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Find-A-Grave. Posting of John Pearson (Sr.) Gravesite, Includes family photos (circa 1870). (Submitted on September 28, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. Find-A-Grave. Posting of John Pearson (Jr.) Gravesite. Includes a photo of the young John Pearson. (Submitted on September 28, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. Comstock Lode
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Entrance to the Masonic Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 25, 2009
4. Entrance to the Masonic Cemetery
Close-Up of Photo on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 25, 2009
5. Close-Up of Photo on Marker
John Pearson
Virginia City, Nevada
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,098 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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