John Ingersoll Sykes

Birth
New York, USA
Death 8 Jul 1894 (aged 76–77)
Grass Valley, Nevada County, California, USA
Burial Grass Valley, Nevada County, California, USA
Memorial ID 182857790 · View Source
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Grass Valley Union Tuesday Morning July 10, 1894
DEATH OF JOHN I. SYKES.
Another Pioneer Joins the Silent Majority.
John I. Sykes, one of the best-known men in this county, died at Nevada City Sunday evening at the advanced age of 77 years.
The deceased was a native of St. Lawrence, New York, whence he came to California in the early ‘fifties, most of his time being spent in this county , which he ably served in several positions of trust. Mr. Sykes was the first Recorder of Nevada county, and also looked after its interests in the Assembly.
In Grass Valley, his home for two-score years, he was postmaster for a dozen years and was also elected a Justice of the Peace.
Mr. Sykes was a graduate of the Montpelier Law School, and practiced law in New York before coming to the Golden West. The deceased came from a family known to fame and was related to Harriet Beecher Stowe, whose “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” is known to all.
Mr. Sykes was a good man, a gentleman of culture, fine attainments and liberal views. His friends and admirers are legion, but he was of such a sensitive nature that he refused assistance from anyone.
His remains will be interred at Greenwood cemetery. The funeral cortege will start from the undertaking parlors of John Hocking at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon.

Big Book "Record of Burials in Greenwood Cemetery, Grass Valley 1867-1930, page 9"... John I. Sykes died July 8, 1894, aged 77 years. Resident of Nevada City. Native of New York. Occupation: Post Master. Cause of death: Paralysis.
* Birth year is an estimate based on age given at time of death.


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  • Added: 30 Aug 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 182857790
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Ingersoll Sykes (1817–8 Jul 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 182857790, citing Greenwood Memorial Cemetery, Grass Valley, Nevada County, California, USA ; Maintained by Deanna (contributor 47902656) .