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 Samuel Danford Nicholson

Samuel Danford Nicholson

Birth
Springfield, Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Death 24 Mar 1923 (aged 64)
Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Burial Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Plot Block 24 Lot 66, 67 and 68 Section 1 upper crypt
Memorial ID 7365626 · View Source
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US Senator. Born in Springfield, Prince Edward Island, Canada, he moved first to Michigan, then to Nebraska and later to Leadville, Colorado, in 1881. Interested in mining, he advanced from a miner to president of the Western Mining Company, discovered the zinc ore which bears his name as, “Nicholsonite”. He was Mayor of Leadville, (1893-97), served in World War I, was Colorado State chairman of the Liberty and Victory loan campaigns and a member of United States Fuel Administration. In 1921, he was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served until his death at age 64 in Denver, Colorado.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 18 Apr 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7365626
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Danford Nicholson (22 Feb 1859–24 Mar 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7365626, citing Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .