John Gill Lemmon

John Gill Lemmon

Birth
Lima Center, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA
Death 24 Nov 1908 (aged 76)
Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Burial Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Plot Section 46
Memorial ID 21712905 · View Source
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Inscription: Partners in botany

Botanist. A native of Michigan, Lemmon enlisted into the Union Army in 1862 to fight in the Civil War, serving as a Private in Company E of the 4th Michigan Cavalry. In August 1864 he was taken prisoner and sent to Andersonville prison where he stayed until he was released in 1865. Moving to California after the war, he became interested in botany and began a successful career during which he discovered hundreds of previously unknown plants. In 1876 he met Sara Allen Plummer, whom he married in 1880. In 1888 he was appointed a botanist for the California State Board of Forestry, along with his wife, who was appointed as an artist, posts they both held until 1892.

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  • Created by: countedx58
  • Added: 22 Sep 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21712905
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Gill Lemmon (2 Jan 1832–24 Nov 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21712905, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA ; Maintained by countedx58 (contributor 46619236) .