Henry Larkin

Henry Larkin

Madison County, New York, USA
Death 17 Sep 1892 (aged 66)
El Dorado County, California, USA
Burial Diamond Springs, El Dorado County, California, USA
Plot Larkin Family Plot, Plot #40 (undated map of Odd Fellows Cemetery)
Memorial ID 8628581 · View Source
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Son of Abram Larkin and Charity C. Cook.

Member of California's Second Constitutional Convention (1878-1879) [California Blue Book, Secretary of State; 1909; pp. 534-559]

Historical Souvenir of El Dorado County, California; Paolo Sioli - 1883; Page 250"
Hon. Henry Larkin, of Diamond Springs, was born at Oneida Lake, Madison county, New York, January 2d, 1826. The discovery of gold brought him early to California. He crossed the plains and arrived September 1st, 1849. Was Deputy Sheriff from 1852 to 1855, and in 1850 was the Census Marshal for El Dorado. He was elected to the State Senate in 1869; was candidate for Congress in 1875. On the 19th of June, 1878 was elected to represent his county in the Constitutional Convention, being elected on the Workingman's ticket by a majority of 710 over the Independent and 562 over the non-partisan candidate.

Mr. Larkin as a law maker is a decided progressist, when a member of the Constitutional Convention in 1878, his standpoint towards the anti-coolie question was characterized by the following article proposed for adoption into the new Constitution of this State:

Sec. 1 "No person shall be permitted to settle in this State, who is not eligible to become a citizen of the United States, after adoption of this constitution.
Sec. 2 "All contracts made with such person or persons coming into the State contrary to the provisions of the foregoing section, shall be void, and any person who shall employ such person, or lease, rent or let a house to him or them, or encourage him or them to remain in the State, shall be fined in any sum not less than $20, nor more than $1000.
Sec. 3 "All fines which may be collected for violation of the provisions of this article, or any law which may hereafter be passed for the purpose of carrying the same into execution, shall be set apart and appropriated to the Common School Fund of the State.
Sec. 4 "The legislature shall pass laws to carry out the provisions of this article."

Mountain Democrat 3 Sep 1892
"I Sep 1892 - Hon. Henry Larkin, one of our patriotic citizens and once a great leader of the Democratic party, is lying seriously ill at his residence near town."

1870 Diamond Springs, El Dorado, CA
Henry Larkin 44 NY
Sena Larkin 35 PA
Rosamonde Larkin 13 CA
Lowden Larkin 9 CA
Warren Larkin 5 CA
Hugh Larkin 1 CA

1880 Diamond Springs, El Dorado, CA
Henry Larkin 54 NY
Sena Larkin 45 PA wife
Rosamund Larkin 23 CA daughter
Louden Larkin 19 CA son
Warren Larkin 15 CA son
Hugh Larkin 11 CA son

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 8628581
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Larkin (2 Jan 1826–17 Sep 1892), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8628581, citing Odd Fellows Cemetery, Diamond Springs, El Dorado County, California, USA ; Maintained by Sue (contributor 47371789) .