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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Santa Barbara County

Index to Locations

  • Santa Barbara Calvary Cemetery
  • Santa Barbara La Arcata Court
  • Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Cemetery
  • Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Mission
  • Santa Maria Santa Maria Cemetery
  • Solvang Solvang Cemetery


    Calvary Cemetery
    Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Phil Regan (1906-1996) — also known as Philip Joseph Christopher Aloysius Regan; "The Singing Cop" — of Summerland, Santa Barbara County, Calif. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., May 28, 1906. Democrat. Detective; singer; performed, Democratic National Convention, 1944, 1948; arrested in January 1973, and charged with attempting to bribe Santa Barbara County Supervisor Frank J. Frost $1,000 for his support of a controversial rezoning; pleaded not guilty; tried and convicted; sentenced to prison; released after one year. Irish ancestry. Died in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Calif., February 11, 1996 (age 89 years, 259 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Calvary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1924 to Josephine Dwyer (1905-1993).
      See also Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial


    La Arcata Court
    Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California

    Politicians who have monuments here:
    Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) — also known as "Silence Dogood"; "Anthony Afterwit"; "Poor Richard"; "Alice Addertongue"; "Polly Baker"; "Harry Meanwell"; "Timothy Turnstone"; "Martha Careful"; "Benevolus"; "Caelia Shortface" — of Pennsylvania. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., January 17, 1706. Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1775; U.S. Postmaster General, 1775-76; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1776; U.S. Minister to France, 1778-85; Sweden, 1782-83; President of Pennsylvania, 1785-88; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787. Deist. Member, Freemasons; American Philosophical Society; American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Famed for his experiments with electricity; invented bifocal glasses and the harmonica. Elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1900. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., April 17, 1790 (age 84 years, 90 days). Interment at Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Pa.; statue erected 1856 at Old City Hall Grounds, Boston, Mass.; statue at La Arcata Court.
      Relatives: Son of Josiah Franklin (1657-1745) and Abiah Lee (Folger) Franklin (1667-1752); married, September 1, 1730, to Deborah Read; father of Sarah 'Sally' Franklin (1743-1808; who married Richard Bache); uncle of Franklin Davenport; grandfather of Richard Bache, Jr. and Deborah Franklin Bache (1891-1863; who married William John Duane); great-grandfather of Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867; physicist), Mary Blechenden Bache (1808-1873; who married Robert John Walker) and Sophia Arabella Bache (1815-1904; who married William Wallace Irwin); second great-grandfather of Robert Walker Irwin; fifth great-grandfather of Daniel Baugh Brewster and Elise du Pont; first cousin four times removed of Charles James Folger, Benjamin Dexter Sprague and Wharton Barker (1846-1921); first cousin six times removed of Thomas Mott Osborne; first cousin seven times removed of Charles Devens Osborne and Lithgow Osborne; second cousin five times removed of George Hammond Parshall.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Bache-Dallas family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Franklin counties in Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kan., Ky., La., Maine, Mass., Miss., Mo., Neb., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Pa., Tenn., Vt., Va. and Wash. are named for him.
      Mount Franklin, in the White Mountains, Coos County, New Hampshire, is named for him.
      Other politicians named for him: Benjamin F. ButlerBenjamin F. WadeBenjamin Franklin WallaceBenjamin Cromwell FranklinBenjamin Franklin PerryBenjamin Franklin RobinsonBenjamin F. RandolphBenjamin Franklin MasseyBenjamin F. RawlsBenjamin Franklin LeiterBenjamin Franklin ThomasBenjamin F. HallBenjamin F. AngelBenjamin Franklin RossBenjamin F. FlandersBenjamin F. BomarBenjamin F. MudgeBenjamin F. ButlerBenjamin F. LoanBenjamin F. SimpsonBenjamin Franklin TerryBenjamin Franklin JunkinBenjamin F. PartridgeB. F. LangworthyBenjamin F. HardingBenjamin MebaneB. F. WhittemoreBenjamin Franklin BradleyBenjamin Franklin ClaypoolBenjamin F. CoatesB. Franklin MartinBenjamin Franklin HoweyBenjamin F. MartinBenjamin Franklin RiceBenjamin F. RandolphBenjamin F. HopkinsBenjamin F. TracyBenjamin F. GradyBenjamin F. FarnhamBenjamin F. MeyersBenjamin Franklin WhiteBenjamin Franklin PrescottBenjamin F. JonasB. Franklin FisherBenjamin Franklin PottsBenjamin F. FunkBenjamin F. MarshFrank B. ArnoldBenjamin F. HeckertBenjamin F. BradleyBenjamin F. HowellBenjamin F. MahanBen Franklin CaldwellBenjamin Franklin TilleyBenjamin F. HackneyB. F. McMillanBenjamin F. ShivelyB. Frank HiresB. Frank MebaneB. Frank MurphyBenjamin F. StarrBenjamin Franklin Jones, Jr.Benjamin F. WeltyBenjamin F. JonesBenjamin Franklin BoleyBen Franklin LooneyBenjamin F. BledsoeBenjamin Franklin WilliamsBenjamin Franklin KelleyBenjamin Franklin ButlerBenjamin F. JamesFrank B. HeintzlemanBenjamin F. FeinbergB. Franklin BunnBen F. CameronBen F. BlackmonB. Frank WhelchelB. F. Merritt, Jr.Ben F. HornsbyBen Dillingham II
      Coins and currency: His portrait appears on the U.S. $100 bill, and formerly on the U.S. half dollar coin (1948-63).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — Early American Foreign Service Database
      Books by Benjamin Franklin: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin — An Account of the Newly Invented Pennsylvanian Fire-Place (1744)
      Books about Benjamin Franklin: H. W. Brands, The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin — Edmund S. Morgan, Benjamin Franklin — Stacy Schiff, A Great Improvisation : Franklin, France, and the Birth of America — Gordon S. Wood, The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin — Walter Isaacson, Benjamin Franklin : An American Life — Carl Van Doren, Benjamin Franklin — Philip Dray, Stealing God's Thunder : Benjamin Franklin's Lightning Rod and the Invention of America
      Image source: Library of Congress


    Santa Barbara Cemetery
    901 Channel Drive
    Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Don Lee Gevirtz (1928-2001) — also known as Don L. Gevirtz — of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Montecito, Santa Barbara County, Calif. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 1, 1928. Democrat. Venture capitalist and philanthropist; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1968 (alternate), 1988; U.S. Ambassador to Fiji, 1995-97; Nauru, 1995-97; Tonga, 1995-97; Tuvalu, 1995-97. Died, of a heart attack, in Montecito, Santa Barbara County, Calif., April 22, 2001 (age 73 years, 52 days). Interment at Santa Barbara Cemetery.
      The Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, at the University of California Santa Barbara, is named for him.
      Epitaph: Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend -- HE GREW -- "When the angels ask me to recall the thrill of them all, I will tell them I remember you"
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Scott Cordelle Bone (1860-1936) — also known as Scott C. Bone — of Alaska. Born in Shelby County, Ind., February 15, 1860. Newspaper editor; Governor of Alaska Territory, 1921-25. Disciples of Christ. Died of a heart attack, in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Calif., January 27, 1936 (age 75 years, 346 days). Interment at Santa Barbara Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mary Worth (1866-1948).
      See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas More Storke (1876-1971) — also known as Thomas M. Storke — of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Calif. Born in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Calif., November 23, 1876. Democrat. Postmaster; newspaper editor and publisher; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1924, 1932, 1936; U.S. Senator from California, 1938-39. Died in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Calif., October 12, 1971 (age 94 years, 323 days). Interment at Santa Barbara Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles A. Storke (1847-1936); father of Charles A. Storke (1911-1998).
      Political family: Storke family of Santa Barbara, California.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Walter Franklin Lineberger (1883-1943) — also known as Walter F. Lineberger — of Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born near Whiteville, Hardeman County, Tenn., July 20, 1883. Republican. U.S. Representative from California 9th District, 1921-27; candidate for nomination for U.S. Senator from California, 1926. Died October 9, 1943 (age 60 years, 81 days). Interment at Santa Barbara Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Walter Holden Capps (1934-1997) — also known as Walter H. Capps — of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Calif. Born in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., May 5, 1934. Democrat. University professor; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996; U.S. Representative from California 22nd District, 1997; defeated, 1994; died in office 1997. Suffered a heart attack while on a flight from California to Washington, D.C., and died shortly afterward in a hospital at Reston, Fairfax County, Va., October 28, 1997 (age 63 years, 176 days). Interment at Santa Barbara Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Lois G. Capps (1938-).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Curtis Harvey Castle (1848-1928) — also known as Curtis H. Castle — of Merced, Merced County, Calif. Born near Galesburg, Knox County, Ill., October 4, 1848. U.S. Representative from California 7th District, 1897-99. Died July 21, 1928 (age 79 years, 291 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Santa Barbara Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Erle Roy Dickover (1888-1963) — also known as Erle R. Dickover — of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Calif. Born in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 20, 1888. Bookkeeper; manager of an auto livery company, 1909; interpreter; U.S. Vice Consul in Dairen, 1916; Kobe, 1916-21; U.S. Consul in Kobe, 1921-32; U.S. Consul General in Melbourne, as of 1943. Episcopalian. Member, Kappa Alpha Order; Sons of the American Revolution. Died April 18, 1963 (age 75 years, 88 days). Interment at Santa Barbara Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Dr. John J. Dickover and Anna A. (Meek) Dickover; married, December 1, 1933, to Helen (McNary) Ballard.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles A. Storke (1847-1936) — of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Calif. Born in Branchport, Yates County, N.Y., November 19, 1847. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of California state assembly, 1883-85, 1889-91 (3rd District 1883-85, 74th District 1889-91); mayor of Santa Barbara, Calif., 1900-02. Died in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Calif., December 6, 1936 (age 89 years, 17 days). Interment at Santa Barbara Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Thomas More Storke; grandfather of Charles A. Storke (1911-1998).
      Political family: Storke family of Santa Barbara, California.
      John M. Days (1831-1901) — of Grass Valley, Nevada County, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Hull, England, January 30, 1831. Republican. Tailor; lawyer; member of California state assembly 21st District, 1867-69, 1871-73; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1868; member of California state senate 13th District, 1885; defeated, 1875. Died in Summerland, Santa Barbara County, Calif., December 16, 1901 (age 70 years, 320 days). Interment at Santa Barbara Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Days; married, October 26, 1893, to Martha E. (Wheelock) Clark (1834-1913).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Russell Heath (c.1825-1911) — of Santa Barbara County, Calif. Born about 1825. Lawyer; Santa Barbara County Sheriff, 1854-58; member of California state assembly, 1858-59, 1887-89 (2nd District 1858-59, 74th District 1887-89). Died in Carpinteria, Santa Barbara County, Calif., December 11, 1911 (age about 86 years). Entombed at Santa Barbara Cemetery.
      Milie Bunnell (1861-1929) — of Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Goodrich, Genesee County, Mich., December 4, 1861. Republican. Newspaper editor; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1916, 1920. Died in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Calif., January 26, 1929 (age 67 years, 53 days). Entombed at Santa Barbara Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel Prescott Calef (1865-1952) — also known as Samuel P. Calef — of Middletown, Middlesex County, Conn.; Santa Barbara County, Calif. Born in Middletown, Middlesex County, Conn., November 1, 1865. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1900; rancher. Died in Medical Lake, Spokane County, Wash., March 12, 1952 (age 86 years, 132 days). Interment at Santa Barbara Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Arthur Benjamin Calef and Hannah Foster (Woodman) Calef (1827-1892); brother of Arthur Benjamin Calef, Jr. (1859-1913).
      Political family: Calef family of Middletown, Connecticut.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles A. Storke (1911-1998) — of California. Born July 31, 1911. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1932. Died December 6, 1998 (age 87 years, 128 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Santa Barbara Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas More Storke; grandson of Charles A. Storke (1847-1936).
      Political family: Storke family of Santa Barbara, California.


    Santa Barbara Mission
    Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Ygnacio Sepulveda (1842-1916) — of Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., July 1, 1842. Member of California state assembly 2nd District, 1863-65; superior court judge in California, 1880. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 2, 1916 (age 74 years, 154 days). Interment at Santa Barbara Mission.


    Santa Maria Cemetery
    Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Elbert Stubbs (1881-1937) — also known as Henry E. Stubbs — of Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County, Calif. Born in Coleman County, Tex., March 4, 1881. Democrat. Ordained minister; U.S. Representative from California 10th District, 1933-37; died in office 1937. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Eagles; Redmen. Died February 28, 1937 (age 55 years, 361 days). Interment at Santa Maria Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Harrisson Stubbs and Susie (Foreman) Stubbs; married 1905 to Ruby B. Hall.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Solvang Cemetery
    Solvang, Santa Barbara County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Mads Hansen Madsen (1863-1944) — also known as Mads H. Madsen — of Kimballton, Audubon County, Iowa; Solvang, Santa Barbara County, Calif.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Denmark, March 28, 1863. Naturalized U.S. citizen; farmer; inventor; candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 9th District, 1924. Danish ancestry. Patented several farm implements, including a wagon brake (1894), a corn-husking machine (1899), a hay-handling mechanism (1909), a manure spreader (1914), and a corn-planter dropper mechanism (1917). Died in Los Angeles County, Calif., April 21, 1944 (age 81 years, 24 days). Interment at Solvang Cemetery.
      Epitaph: "KÆMP FOR ALT HVAD DU HAR KÆRT" ("Fight for everything you hold dear", from a Danish hymn)
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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