Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Rolphs in:
 • Greenlawn Memorial Park
 • Colma
 • San Mateo County
 • California
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
James Rolph, Jr
Birth: Aug. 23, 1869
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Death: Jun. 2, 1934
California, USA

27th California Governor, San Francisco Mayor. Known as "Sunny Jim", he was a popular and longest elected mayor of San Francisco, California, holding the position from 1912 to 1931. It would be Rolph who would sign the order to evict all cemeteries from San Francisco city limits. In 1931, he was elected the 27th Governor of California and became rather unpopular. The sudden turn in his popularity was caused in part from his support of the lynchings of Thomas Thurmond and John Holmes by San Jose residents for the murder of Brooke Hart. He would ultimately die while in office. (bio by: G.Photographer) 
Family links: 
  James Rolph (1839 - 1918)
  Margaret Nicol Rolph (____ - 1889)
  Annie Marshall Reid Rolph (1872 - 1956)*
  James Rolph (1904 - 1980)*
  James Rolph (1869 - 1934)
  George Morrison Rolph (1873 - 1932)*
  Mildred Teresa Rolph Moore (1877 - 1971)*
  Elizabeth Jane Rolph (1882 - 1974)*
  Thomas Rolph (1885 - 1956)*
*Calculated relationship
Greenlawn Memorial Park
San Mateo County
California, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 37.67642, -122.46392
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: G.Photographer
Record added: Apr 25, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10851333
James Rolph, Jr
Added by: The Perplexed Historian
James Rolph, Jr
Added by: Keith Garvin
James Rolph, Jr
Added by: G.Photographer
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Bernard Johnson
 Added: Nov. 28, 2013

- Sunflowergirl
 Added: Aug. 20, 2013
On your 142nd birthday..born in San Francisco, California
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Aug. 21, 2011
There are 16 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.5 after 15 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service