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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Riverside County

Index to Locations

  • Cathedral City Desert Memorial Park
  • Coachella Coachella Valley Public Cemetery
  • Perris Perris Valley Cemetery
  • Rancho Mirage Sunnyland Estate
  • Riverside Unknown location
  • Riverside Evergreen Memorial Park
  • Riverside Riverside National Cemetery


    Desert Memorial Park
    Cathedral City, Riverside County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      John Phillips (1887-1983) — of Banning, Riverside County, Calif. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa., September 11, 1887. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of California state assembly, 1932-36; member of California state senate, 1936-42; U.S. Representative from California, 1943-57 (22nd District 1943-53, 29th District 1953-57); delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1944, 1948 (alternate), 1952, 1956 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1960. Member, American Legion; Disabled American Veterans. Died in Palm Springs, Riverside County, Calif., December 18, 1983 (age 96 years, 98 days). Interment at Desert Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Sonny Bono (1935-1998) — also known as Salvatore Philip Bono; Sonny Christie; Ronny Sommers; Prince Carter — of Palm Springs, Riverside County, Calif. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., February 16, 1935. Republican. Songwriter, actor, member of the Sonny & Cher singing and comedy duo;; restaurant owner; mayor of Palm Springs, Calif., 1988-92; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from California, 1992; U.S. Representative from California 44th District, 1995-98; died in office 1998. Catholic or Scientologist. Italian ancestry. Killed in a skiing accident, South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County, Calif., January 5, 1998 (age 62 years, 323 days). Interment at Desert Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Santo Bono and Jean Bono; married 1954 to Donna Rankin (divorced 1962); married, October 27, 1964, to Cherilyn Sarkasian 'Cher' LaPiere (divorced 1975); married 1981 to Susie Coelho (divorced 1984); married 1986 to Mary Whitaker (1961-).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
      Books by Sonny Bono: And the Beat Goes On
      Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) — also known as Francis Albert Sinatra; "Ol' Blue Eyes"; "Chairman of the Board"; "The Voice"; "Swoonatra" — Born in Hoboken, Hudson County, N.J., December 12, 1915. Democrat. Singer; actor; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Died, following a heart attack, in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 14, 1998 (age 82 years, 153 days). Interment at Desert Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Antonio Martino Sinatra (1893-1969) and Natalina 'Dolly' (Garavente) Sinatra (1894-1977); married, February 4, 1939, to Nancy Barbato; married, November 7, 1951, to Ava Gardner (1922-1990); married, July 19, 1966, to Mia Farrow; married, July 11, 1976, to Barbara (Blakeley) Marx.
      Epitaph: "The best is yet to come."
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
    David McDonald David John McDonald (1902-1979) — also known as David J. McDonald — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., November 22, 1902. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948 (member, Credentials Committee), 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964; president, United Steel Workers of America, 1952-65. Catholic. Died, of cancer, Palm Springs, Riverside County, Calif., August 8, 1979 (age 76 years, 259 days). Interment at Desert Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of David McDonald and Mary (Kelly) McDonald; married 1937 to Emily Price; married 1950 to Rosemary McHugh.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Time Magazine, July 9, 1956


    Coachella Valley Public Cemetery
    82925 Avenue 52
    Coachella, Riverside County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Jacqueline Cochran Odlum (1906-1980) — also known as Jacqueline C. Odlum; Jackie Odlum; Bessie Lee Pittman; Jacqueline Cochran — Born in Muscogee, Escambia County, Fla., May 11, 1906. Republican. Beautician; airplane pilot; during World War II, she trained many women pilots for duty ferrying supplies; she was the first woman ever to take off and land on an aircraft carrier, the first woman pilot ever to break the sound barrier, and to exceed Mach 2; in 1952, she was one of the leaders of the "Draft Ike" movement to nominate Dwight D. Eisenhower for president; candidate for U.S. Representative from California 29th District, 1956; elected to Aviation Hall of Fame, 1971. Female. Died in Indio, Riverside County, Calif., August 7, 1980 (age 74 years, 88 days). Interment at Coachella Valley Public Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Ira Pittman and Mary (Grant) Pittman; married 1936 to Floyd Odlum (chairman, RKO movie studios).
      Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport, in Thermal, California, is named for her.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Perris Valley Cemetery
    Perris, Riverside County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Damon Henry Clark (1873-1947) — also known as Damon H. Clark — of Lead, Lawrence County, S.Dak. Born in Denver, Colo., August 11, 1873. Republican. Member of South Dakota state house of representatives, 1913-36 (48th District 1913-18, 46th District 1919-36). English ancestry. Member, Lions. Died in Perris, Riverside County, Calif., December 9, 1947 (age 74 years, 120 days). Interment at Perris Valley Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Clay Clark and Kate (Horst) Clark; married 1901 to Katherine M. 'Kate' Pohlzon.


    Sunnyland Estate
    Rancho Mirage, Riverside County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Walter Hubert Annenberg (1908-2002) — also known as Walter H. Annenberg — of Wynnewood, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., March 13, 1908. Vice-president of his father's company, which published the Racing Form and other newspapers; he and his father were indicted for tax evasion in 1939, but the charges against him were dismissed as part of a plea bargain; inherited the company when his father died; founder of Seventeen and TV Guide; owner of radio and television stations; philanthropist; U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, 1969-74. Jewish ancestry. Member, Newcomen Society; Phi Sigma Delta; Sigma Delta Chi; Zeta Beta Tau. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1986. Died, of pneumonia, in Wynnewood, Montgomery County, Pa., October 1, 2002 (age 94 years, 202 days). Interment at Sunnyland Estate.
      Relatives: Son of Moses Annenberg and Sarah Annenberg; married 1938 to Veronica Dunkelman (divorced 1950); married 1951 to Leonore Cohn Rosentiel (1918-2009).
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Leonore Annenberg (1918-2009) — also known as Lee Annenberg; Leonore Cohn; Leonore Cohn Rosentiel — Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 20, 1918. Republican. Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1956; U.S. diplomatic Chief of Protocol, 1981. Female. Died in Rancho Mirage, Riverside County, Calif., March 12, 2009 (age 91 years, 20 days). Interment at Sunnyland Estate.
      Relatives: Married to Lewis Rosensteil; married 1951 to Walter Hubert Annenberg (1908-2002); niece of Harry Cohn (movie mogul).
      See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Unknown Location
    Riverside, Riverside County, California


    Evergreen Memorial Park
    4414 14th Street
    Riverside, Riverside County, California
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward V. Dales (1877-1977) — of Riverside, Riverside County, Calif. Born September 10, 1877. Mayor of Riverside, Calif., 1953-60. Died in 1977 (age about 99 years). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park.
      Milton John Daniels (1838-1914) — also known as Milton J. Daniels — of Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn.; Riverside, Riverside County, Calif. Born in Cobleskill, Schoharie County, N.Y., April 18, 1838. Republican. Major in the Union Army during the Civil War; banker; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 14, 1883-86; member of Minnesota state senate 14th District, 1887-90; U.S. Representative from California 8th District, 1903-05. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Loyal Legion. Died in Riverside, Riverside County, Calif., December 1, 1914 (age 76 years, 227 days). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of John V. Daniels (1809-1881) and Hester Ann (Wheeler) Daniels; married 1869 to Jennie E. Booth.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
      John Wesley North (1815-1890) — also known as John W. North — of Northfield, Rice County, Minn.; Washoe City, Washoe County, Nev.; Riverside, Riverside County, Calif. Born in Rensselaer County, N.Y., 1815. Republican. Member of Minnesota territorial House of Representatives 5th District, 1851; delegate to Minnesota state constitutional convention 6th District, 1857; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1860; justice of Nevada territorial supreme court, 1862; delegate to Nevada state constitutional convention, 1863. Died in California, 1890 (age about 75 years). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park.
      Presumably named for: John Wesley
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
      Herschel L. Carnahan (c.1879-1941) — also known as H. L. Carnahan — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Aledo, Mercer County, Ill., about 1879. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1920; Lieutenant Governor of California, 1928-31; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1940. Suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the head, at his downtown law office and died shortly afterward, at Georgia Street Receiving Hospital, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 13, 1941 (age about 62 years). Entombed in mausoleum at Evergreen Memorial Park.
      Leland Milton Backstrand (1899-1964) — also known as Leland M. Backstrand — of Riverside, Riverside County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., 1899. Republican. Insurance and real estate business; member of California state assembly, 1953-60; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1960; member of California state senate, 1961-64. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Optimist Club; American Legion; Native Sons of the Golden West. Died in 1964 (age about 65 years). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married, July 14, 1923, to Dorothy Iversen.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Albert N. Barber (1858-1940) — of Esmond, Kingsbury County, S.Dak. Born in Davis Junction, Ogle County, Ill., May 16, 1858. Republican. Grain elevator business; druggist; banker; lumber merchant; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 23rd District, 1911-12. Died in Riverside, Riverside County, Calif., August 29, 1940 (age 82 years, 105 days). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Nelson F. Barber (1830-1921) and Jane (Brooks) Barber (1830-1908); married, March 16, 1882, to Amanda E. Williams (1862-1913).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Riverside National Cemetery
    Riverside, Riverside County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Edward Badham (1929-2005) — also known as Robert E. Badham — of Newport Beach, Orange County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., June 9, 1929. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; hardware business; member of California state assembly, 1963-67; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1968, 1972 (alternate), 1980, 1984; U.S. Representative from California 40th District, 1977-89. Lutheran. Member, American Legion; Phi Gamma Delta. Died in Newport Beach, Orange County, Calif., October 21, 2005 (age 76 years, 134 days). Interment at Riverside National Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Byron Jack Badham and Bess (Kissinger) Badham; married to Anne Carroll.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
      Stephen Emil Anderson (1895-1978) — also known as Steve E. Anderson — of Pierre, Hughes County, S.Dak.; San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, Calif. Born in Hanska, Brown County, Minn., August 23, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; banker; state bank examiner; South Dakota state auditor, 1945-50. Catholic. Member, Elks; Kiwanis; American Legion. Died August 6, 1978 (age 82 years, 348 days). Interment at Riverside National Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Goodman Anderson and Emily (Helling) Anderson; married to Vera M. Capesius.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Noble Willingham (1931-2004) — Born in Mineola, Wood County, Tex., August 31, 1931. Republican. Television and film actor; appeared in more than 30 movies; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 1st District, 2000. Died in Palm Springs, Riverside County, Calif., January 17, 2004 (age 72 years, 139 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Riverside National Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Doris Humphrey and Patti Ross.
      See also NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile


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