People from White Pine County, Nevada

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White Pine Cemeteries and Burials

1870 Census information
1887 Assessment Roll Book, White Pine County, Nevada
1890 Assessment Roll Book, White Pine County, Nevada

White Pine Law Officers Killed on Duty
White Pine County War Memorial
White Pine County. Nevada Elected Officials 1869 - 1999

WWI Draft Registrations for White Pine County, NV  downloadable zip file

Osmond George Bates - 1879 - 1960 - along with J. L. Wilson, established the Wilson Bates Furniture Store in 1908, still in business in 1999.   He was affiliated with the Nevada Bank of Commerce and many other banks. Owned   the Newark Land and Livestock Co, and as well as other ranches. Ely City Councilman for 2 terms. He is buried in Reno, NV with his wife Mabel Bray.

Bowman, Hugh E. - Born near Cooperstown Pennsylvania 23 Nov 1846, Died in Ely NV 15 Jan 1916. Youngest son of 7 children. Married to Milvia Illidge. father of 10 children. Father - Hugh Bowman, Mother - Hanna Weber Bowman. Pony Express rider, then mining engineer. Died age 69 of apoplexy, buried in an  IOOF ceremony in Ely City Cemetery.

Denver Sylvester Dickerson - 1872 - 1925 - White Pine County clerk and recorder, owned and edited the White Pine News and Ely Mining Expositor, Acting-Governor of Nevada. He mainly stayed at the Collins Hotel while in Ely, NV.

Nancy Griffith's Heinous Murder

Vail Montgomery Pittman - 1883 - 1964 - Ely newspaperman, Senator and Governor of Nevada. He lived at 1001 Park Avenue, Ely, NV.  

Charles Hinton Russell - 1903 -1989 - White Pine County State Assemblyman,  Senator, publisher of the Ely Record and Governor. He lived at 705 Pine Street, Ely, NV.

Thelma Catherine Ryan -  First Lady "Pat" Nixon  (Mrs. Richard M. Nixon)





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