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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in San Diego County

Index to Locations

  • Bonita Glen Abbey Memorial Park
  • Escondido Oak Hill Memorial Park
  • Oceanside Eternal Hills Memorial Park
  • Oceanside Oceanview Cemetery
  • Pauma Valley St. Francis Church
  • Poway Dearborn Memorial Park
  • San Diego Unknown location
  • San Diego Cypress View Mausoleum
  • San Diego El Camino Cemetery
  • San Diego Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
  • San Diego Greenwood Memorial Park
  • San Diego Holy Cross Cemetery
  • San Diego Masonic Cemetery
  • San Diego Mt. Hope Cemetery
  • San Diego Odd Fellows Cemetery
  • San Luis Rey All Saints Cemetery


    Glen Abbey Memorial Park
    3838 Bonita Road
    Bonita, San Diego County, California
    Founded 1924
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas D. Hamilton, Jr. (c.1930-1994) — also known as Tom Hamilton — of Chula Vista, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Pecos, Reeves County, Tex., about 1930. Pharmacist; mayor of Chula Vista, Calif., 1970-74. Methodist. Died, of diabetes and strokes, at Sharp Medical Center, Chula Vista, San Diego County, Calif., March 26, 1994 (age about 64 years). Interment at Glen Abbey Memorial Park.
      Richard Joseph Donovan (1926-1971) — also known as Richard Donovan; Dick Donovan — of Chula Vista, San Diego County, Calif. Born in New Rochelle Hospital, New Rochelle, Westchester County, N.Y., February 24, 1926. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; police officer; lawyer; member of California state assembly, 1965-69; municipal judge in California, 1969-71; died in office 1971. Catholic; later Congregationalist. Member, Elks; Kiwanis; Sons of the American Revolution. Suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and died soon after, in a hospital at Chula Vista, San Diego County, Calif., November 21, 1971 (age 45 years, 270 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Glen Abbey Memorial Park.
      The Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility, in San Diego County, California, is named for him.
      Jack Schrade (1902-1992) — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pa., May 25, 1902. Republican. Member of California state assembly, 1955-62; member of California state senate, 1963-76; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1964, 1972. Died in Yolo County, Calif., April 14, 1992 (age 89 years, 325 days). Interment at Glen Abbey Memorial Park.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Arthur Turner (1878-1943) — also known as Arthur Turner — of Jonesboro, Craighead County, Ark.; San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Corydon, Henderson County, Ky., February 11, 1878. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state senate, 1908-11. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died, of arteriosclerosis, in a hospital at San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., October 22, 1943 (age 65 years, 253 days). Interment at Glen Abbey Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Grandson of James Albert Turner (1822?-?).


    Oak Hill Memorial Park
    Escondido, San Diego County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Andrew F. Andreasen (1879-1961) — of Escondido, San Diego County, Calif. Born in 1879. Mayor of Escondido, Calif., 1953-56. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1961 (age about 82 years). Interment at Oak Hill Memorial Park.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Carl Ferdinand Bertschinger (1868-1952) — also known as Carl Bertschinger — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Winterthur, Switzerland, February 24, 1868. Democrat. Physician; Honorary Vice-Consul for Switzerland in Chicago, Ill., 1926; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1948. Protestant. Swiss ancestry. Died in El Cajon, San Diego County, Calif., November 24, 1952 (age 84 years, 274 days). Interment at Oak Hill Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married 1892 to Lina Honegger (1867-1935).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Eternal Hills Memorial Park
    1999 El Camino Real
    Oceanside, San Diego County, California
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      William A. Craven (1921-1999) — also known as Bill Craven — of Oceanside, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., June 30, 1921. Republican. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict; member of California state assembly, 1973-79; member of California state senate, 1979-99. Advocated and won the creation of a California State University campus at San Marcos. Died, of congestive heart failure and complications of diabetes, at the Villas de Carlsbad Health Center, Carlsbad, San Diego County, Calif., July 11, 1999 (age 78 years, 11 days). Interment at Eternal Hills Memorial Park.
      Craven Hall, at California State University San Marcos, is named for him.
    Miller Dunckel Luis Miller Dunckel (1899-1975) — also known as Miller Dunckel — of Three Rivers, St. Joseph County, Mich. Born in Springfield, Greene County, Mo., February 11, 1899. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; automobile wholesaler; member of Michigan state senate 6th District, 1935-38; defeated in primary, 1932; Michigan state treasurer, 1939-40; candidate in primary for Governor of Michigan, 1940. Member, Elks; Freemasons; American Legion; Eagles; Moose; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died of pneumonia in 1975 (age about 76 years). Interment at Eternal Hills Memorial Park.
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1939
      Albert Leroy Aylmer (1885-1970) — also known as A. Leroy Aylmer — of Compton, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in North Dakota, March 29, 1885. Lawyer; mayor of Compton, Calif., 1936-40. Died in Los Angeles County, Calif., January 10, 1970 (age 84 years, 287 days). Interment at Eternal Hills Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married to Cora Linn (1888-1969).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Raymond C. Ede (1907-1993) — of Carlsbad, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Vinton, Plumas County, Calif., February 13, 1907. Mayor of Carlsbad, Calif., 1955-56. Episcopalian. Member, Rotary. Died, of heart failure, in Carlsbad, San Diego County, Calif., April 18, 1993 (age 86 years, 64 days). Interment at Eternal Hills Memorial Park.


    Oceanview Cemetery
    Coast Highway
    Oceanside, San Diego County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      William James Gurnett (d. 1911) — also known as W. J. Gurnett — of Alameda County, Calif. Member of California state assembly 9th District, 1873-75. Died in San Diego County, Calif., 1911. Interment at Oceanview Cemetery.


    St. Francis Church
    Pauma Valley, San Diego County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Albert Lee Reeves, Jr. (1906-1987) — also known as Albert L. Reeves, Jr. — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Steelville, Crawford County, Mo., May 31, 1906. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Missouri 5th District, 1947-49; defeated, 1948. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Pi Kappa Delta; Kappa Sigma; Phi Delta Phi; Delta Sigma Rho. Died in La Jolla, San Diego County, Calif., April 15, 1987 (age 80 years, 319 days). Cremated; ashes interred at St. Francis Church.
      Relatives: Son of Albert Lee Reeves (1873-1971) and Martha (Ferguson) Reeves; married, October 3, 1935, to Eleanor Louise Glasner.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Dearborn Memorial Park
    14361 Tierra Bonita Road
    Poway, San Diego County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Harry Earl Bergold, Jr. (1931-1995) — also known as Harry E. Bergold, Jr. — of Florida; Vienna, Austria; Paris, France. Born in Olean, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., November 11, 1931. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, 1980-83; Nicaragua, 1984-87. Information he disclosed to the press led to the discovery that Lt. Col. Oliver North had been funneling U.S. money to fighters who were trying to overthrow the Nicaraguan government. Died, of cancer, in Paris, France, May 16, 1995 (age 63 years, 186 days). Interment at Dearborn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Harry Earl Bergold and Juniata V. (Glosser) Bergold; married to Karlene G. Knieps.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary


    Unknown Location
    San Diego, San Diego County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      George A. Johnson (1824-1903) — of California. Born in 1824. Member of California state assembly 1st District, 1863, 1866-67. Died in 1903 (age about 79 years). Interment somewhere.


    Cypress View Mausoleum
    San Diego, San Diego County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Percy J. Benbough (d. 1942) — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Mayor of San Diego, Calif., 1935-42; died in office 1942. Died November 4, 1942. Entombed at Cypress View Mausoleum.


    El Camino Cemetery
    San Diego, San Diego County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Maurice Larry Lawrence (1926-1996) — also known as M. Larry Lawrence — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif.; Coronado, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., August 16, 1926. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1964, 1972; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1972; U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland, 1994-96, died in office 1996. Jewish. Member, Zeta Beta Tau. Falsely claimed to have served and been injured in the Merchant Marine during World War II; this was discovered a year after his death. Died, of leukemia and blood dyscrasia, in Berne, Switzerland, January 9, 1996 (age 69 years, 146 days). Original interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.; reinterment in 1997 at El Camino Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Sidney A. Lawrence and Tillie P. Astor Lawrence; married 1949 to Geraldine Polland.
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary


    Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
    San Diego, San Diego County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      John David Butler (1915-2010) — also known as John D. Butler — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., August 4, 1915. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; mayor of San Diego, Calif., 1951-55. First native of San Diego to serve as mayor. Died in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., February 9, 2010 (age 94 years, 189 days). Interment at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Butler and Adeline (Lagomarsino) Butler; married 1953 to Helen Emrick; married 1961 to Virginia (Franklin) Egenolf.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William E. Cleator, Sr. (c.1928-1993) — also known as Bill Cleator — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born about 1928. Mayor of San Diego, Calif., 1983; defeated, 1983, 1986. Caused an uproar in February 1983, during a visit by Britain's Queen Elizabeth, when he briefly touched the queen's back as he said "This way, Your Majesty." A British tabloid story was headlined "GET YOUR HANDS OFF OUR QUEEN.". Died of cancer, in Point Loma, San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., February 10, 1993 (age about 65 years). Interment at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
      Willis Winter Bradley (1884-1954) — also known as Willis W. Bradley — of Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Ransomville, Niagara County, N.Y., June 28, 1884. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; Governor of Guam, 1929-31; U.S. Representative from California 18th District, 1947-49; defeated, 1948; member of California state assembly, 1953-54; died in office 1954. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Moose. Received the Medal of Honor, for action on U.S.S. Pittsburgh, July 23, 1917. Suffered a heart attack during the noon recess of a legislative hearing, and died soon after at Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Calif., August 27, 1954 (age 70 years, 60 days). Interment at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Willis W. Bradley and Sarah Anne (Johnson) Bradley; married, October 16, 1907, to Sue Worthington Cox.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Francis Darden, Jr. (1900-1961) — Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., September 8, 1900. U.S. Navy officer; Governor of American Samoa. Died in Los Angeles County, Calif., June 17, 1961 (age 60 years, 282 days). Interment at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Horacio Rivero (1910-2000) — also known as "Rivets" — of California. Born in Ponce, Ponce Municipio, Puerto Rico, May 16, 1910. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict; U.S. Ambassador to Spain, 1972-74. Puerto Rican ancestry. First U.S. Navy four-star admiral of Hispanic heritage. Died in Coronado, San Diego County, Calif., September 24, 2000 (age 90 years, 131 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Hazel Rivero (1908-1997).
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      Robert Carlton Wilson (1916-1999) — also known as Bob Wilson — of Chula Vista, San Diego County, Calif.; San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Calexico, Imperial County, Calif., April 5, 1916. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from California, 1953-81 (30th District 1953-63, 36th District 1963-73, 40th District 1973-75, 41st District 1975-81). Presbyterian or Baptist. Member, American Legion; Rotary; Elks; Jaycees. Died August 21, 1999 (age 83 years, 138 days). Interment at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Frank Leonard Kaminski (1897-1955) — also known as Frank L. Kaminski — of Calumet City, Cook County, Ill. Born in Melrose Park, Cook County, Ill., October 10, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; justice of the peace; mayor of Calumet City, Ill., 1945-53; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1948. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Moose; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society; Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen; Lions; Polish National Alliance. Died November 23, 1955 (age 58 years, 44 days). Interment at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Leonard Kaminski and Emilia (Ostrowski) Kaminski; married to Cecilia Walczak.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Cornelius Patrick Callahan II (1915-1994) — also known as C. Patrick Callahan II — of Coronado, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont., October 17, 1915. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; mayor of Coronado, Calif., 1978-84. Catholic. Died, of cancer, in Coronado, San Diego County, Calif., June 12, 1994 (age 78 years, 238 days). Interment at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Beverley R. Harrison (1900-1968) — also known as B. R. Harrison — of Coronado, San Diego County, Calif. Born March 13, 1900. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; mayor of Coronado, Calif., 1958-60. Died November 11, 1968 (age 68 years, 243 days). Interment at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Edward Chapel (1904-1967) — of Inglewood, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Redondo Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa, May 26, 1904. Republican. Member of California state assembly, 1950-66; Presidential Elector for California, 1956; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1964. Methodist. Member, National Rifle Association; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Odd Fellows; Moose. Died in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 20, 1967 (age 62 years, 270 days). Interment at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.


    Greenwood Memorial Park
    4300 Imperial Avenue
    San Diego, San Diego County, California
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Calhoun Dail (1909-1968) — also known as Charles C. Dail — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan., January 11, 1909. Democrat. Insurance business; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1948; mayor of San Diego, Calif., 1955-63. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Eagles; Elks; Exchange Club. Died in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., July 13, 1968 (age 59 years, 184 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Greenwood Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Darwin Dail and Hester (Cooksey) Dail; married, June 28, 1933, to Dorothy Mae Cook (1908-1977).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Phillip David Swing (1884-1963) — also known as Phillip D. Swing; Phil Swing — of El Centro, Imperial County, Calif. Born in San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, Calif., November 30, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; Imperial County District Attorney, 1911-15; superior court judge in California, 1919-21; U.S. Representative from California 11th District, 1921-33. Died at Mercy Hospital, San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., August 8, 1963 (age 78 years, 251 days). Interment at Greenwood Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married to Nell Cremeens (1891-1959).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Kettner (1864-1930) — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., November 20, 1864. Democrat. U.S. Representative from California 11th District, 1913-21; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1916, 1924 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization; speaker), 1928 (alternate). Member, Odd Fellows; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., November 11, 1930 (age 65 years, 356 days). Interment at Greenwood Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Burnham (1868-1939) — of Jackson, Jackson County, Minn.; Spokane, Spokane County, Wash.; San Diego, San Diego County, Calif.; Coronado, San Diego County, Calif. Born in London, England, December 28, 1868. Republican. Naturalized U.S. citizen; retail shoe business; real estate business; banker; U.S. Representative from California 20th District, 1933-37; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1936. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., June 28, 1939 (age 70 years, 182 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Greenwood Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of James Burnham and Maria Ann Drucilla (Steele) Burnham; married, October 1, 1890, to Neva May Ashley (died 1927); married, December 25, 1932, to Florence Kennett.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Julius Acevez (1907-2007) — of La Mesa, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Hermosillo, Sonora, April 30, 1907. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; mayor of La Mesa, Calif., 1958-60. Mexican ancestry. Member, Rotary; United Commercial Travelers; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Died, from congestive heart failure and renal failure, in Grossmont Gardens nursing home, La Mesa, San Diego County, Calif., July 9, 2007 (age 100 years, 70 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Greenwood Memorial Park.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Lacy D. Jennings — Judge, California Court of Appeal 4th District, 1931. Entombed at Greenwood Memorial Park.
      Ulysses Simpson Grant, Jr. (1852-1929) — also known as Ulysses S. Grant, Jr.; Buck Grant — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Bethel, Clermont County, Ohio, July 22, 1852. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1896 (Convention Vice-President), 1900; Presidential Elector for California, 1904, 1908. Died of throat cancer, in the Sandberg Lodge, Sandberg, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 25, 1929 (age 77 years, 65 days). Interment at Greenwood Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Ulysses Simpson Grant and Julia (Dent) Grant (1826-1902); brother of Frederick Dent Grant (1850-1912); married, November 1, 1880, to Josephine Chaffee (1857-1909; daughter of Jerome Bunty Chaffee); married, July 12, 1913, to America Workman Will (1878-1942); nephew of George Wrenshall Dent and Lewis Dent; first cousin thrice removed of Augustus Seymour Porter (1769-1849) and Peter Buell Porter; second cousin twice removed of Augustus Seymour Porter (1798-1872), Peter Buell Porter, Jr. and Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); second cousin five times removed of Benjamin Huntington; third cousin once removed of Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); third cousin thrice removed of John Davenport, Joshua Coit, James Davenport, Henry Huntington, Gurdon Huntington, Samuel Lathrop and Abel Huntington; fourth cousin once removed of William Rush Merriam.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Grant-Dent family of San Francisco, California (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ernestine Schumann-Heink (1861-1936) — also known as Ernestine Rössler — of North Caldwell, Essex County, N.J.; Grossmont, La Mesa, San Diego County, Calif.; Coronado, San Diego County, Calif.; Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Lieben, Bohemia (now part of Prague, Czechia), June 15, 1861. Republican. Opera singer; naturalized U.S. citizen; performed, Republican National Convention, 1928. Female. Austrian ancestry. Died, from leukemia, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., November 17, 1936 (age 75 years, 155 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Greenwood Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Daughter of Hans Rössler and Charlotte (Goldman) Rössler; married 1882 to Ernest Heink (divorced); married 1893 to Paul Schumann (died 1904); married 1905 to William Rapp, Jr. (divorced 1914); mother of Hans Schumann-Heink (killed during World War I as a German soldier) and August Schumann-Heink (killed during World War I as an American soldier).
      See also Wikipedia article
      George Edwin Rowe (1862-1950) — also known as George E. Rowe — of Michigan. Born in Fowlerville, Livingston County, N.Y., July 7, 1862. Delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 17th District, 1907-08. Died in Encinitas, San Diego County, Calif., May 9, 1950 (age 87 years, 306 days). Interment at Greenwood Memorial Park.
      Langston J. Goree, Jr. (1899-1950) — of Calexico, Imperial County, Calif. Born in Navasota, Grimes County, Tex., April 30, 1899. U.S. Vice Consul in Mexicali, as of 1921. Died in 1950 (age about 51 years). Interment at Greenwood Memorial Park.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Dorothy B. Haskell Bradley (c.1914-1998) — also known as Dorothy B. Bradley; Dorothy Haskell — of California. Born in Whittier, Los Angeles County, Calif., about 1914. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1976 (alternate), 1980. Female. Died, of complications from cancer and strokes, in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., December 13, 1998 (age about 84 years). Entombed in mausoleum at Greenwood Memorial Park.


    Holy Cross Cemetery
    San Diego, San Diego County, California
    Politicians buried here:
    Lewis D. Thill Lewis Dominic Thill (1903-1975) — also known as Lewis D. Thill — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., October 18, 1903. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 5th District, 1939-43; defeated, 1942, 1944. Died in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., May 6, 1975 (age 71 years, 200 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
      Gabriel John Gallina (1926-2002) — also known as Gabriel Gallina — of Kingwood, Preston County, W.Va.; San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Kingwood, Preston County, W.Va., March 11, 1926. Democrat. Candidate for West Virginia state house of delegates from Preston County, 1948; auditor; Assistant Director, Port of San Diego. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Died in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., September 15, 2002 (age 76 years, 188 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Americo Gallina and Teresa Gallina; married 1950 to Rose Ann Tresino.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Masonic Cemetery
    San Diego, San Diego County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      William Wallace Bowers (1834-1917) — also known as William W. Bowers — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Whitestown, Oneida County, N.Y., October 20, 1834. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of California state assembly 1st District, 1873-75; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1874-81, 1902-06; member of California state senate, 1887-89; U.S. Representative from California, 1891-97 (6th District 1891-93, 7th District 1893-97). Died in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., May 2, 1917 (age 82 years, 194 days). Interment at Masonic Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Nathan Oakes Murphy (1849-1908) — also known as Nathan O. Murphy — of Prescott, Yavapai County, Ariz.; Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Jefferson, Lincoln County, Maine, October 14, 1849. Republican. Secretary of Arizona Territory, 1889; Governor of Arizona Territory, 1892-93, 1898-1902; delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona Territory, 1892; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Arizona Territory, 1895-97; defeated, 1900. Died in Coronado, San Diego County, Calif., August 22, 1908 (age 58 years, 313 days). Original interment at Masonic Cemetery; reinterment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Mt. Hope Cemetery
    San Diego, San Diego County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      John Fitch Kinney (1816-1902) — also known as John F. Kinney — Born in New Haven, Oswego County, N.Y., April 2, 1816. Justice of Iowa state supreme court, 1847-54; chief justice of Utah territorial supreme court, 1853-57, 1860-63; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Utah Territory, 1863. Died August 16, 1902 (age 86 years, 136 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Robert Whitney Waterman (1826-1891) — also known as Robert W. Waterman — of Geneva, Kane County, Ill.; Wilmington, Will County, Ill.; California. Born in Fairfield, Herkimer County, N.Y., December 15, 1826. Postmaster; newspaper publisher; involved in silver and gold mining; president, San Diego, Cuyamaca & Eastern Railway; Lieutenant Governor of California, 1887; Governor of California, 1887-91. Died in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., April 12, 1891 (age 64 years, 118 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Dean Waterman (1785-1837) and Mary Graves (Waldo) Waterman (1787-1843); married, September 29, 1847, to Jane Gardner (1829-1914); first cousin of Alexander Hamilton Waterman; second cousin thrice removed of David Waterman and Luther Waterman; third cousin once removed of William Harrison Waterman; third cousin twice removed of Elisha Waterman and Thomas Glasby Waterman; fourth cousin once removed of Sterry Robinson Waterman (1901-1984).
      Political family: Waterman-Huntington family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Benjamin Todd Frederick (1834-1903) — of Marysville, Yuba County, Calif.; Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa; San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Fredericktown, Columbiana County, Ohio, October 5, 1834. Democrat. Foundry business; U.S. Representative from Iowa 5th District, 1885-87. Died in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., November 3, 1903 (age 69 years, 29 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Samuel Brannan (1819-1889) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Saco, York County, Maine, March 2, 1819. Republican. Printer; founded the California Star, the first newspaper in San Francisco, 1847; member of California state senate, 1853; Presidential Elector for California, 1864. Mormon. Died in Escondido, San Diego County, Calif., May 5, 1889 (age 70 years, 64 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Brannan and Sarah (Emery) Brannan.
      See also Wikipedia article
      Datus Ensign Coon (1831-1893) — also known as Datus E. Coon — of Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa; Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa; Selma, Dallas County, Ala.; San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in DeRuyter, Madison County, N.Y., February 20, 1831. Republican. Newspaper publisher; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Alabama state constitutional convention, 1868; member of Alabama state senate, 1870; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1870; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1872; U.S. Commercial Agent (Consul) in Baracoa, 1879-85. Accidentally shot, and died soon after, in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., December 17, 1893 (age 62 years, 300 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1855 to Hattie A. Cummins; married 1865 to Jennie (Ells) Bailey.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Otto Phillipp Max Adae (1840-1907) — also known as Otto M. Adae — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Möckmühl, Germany, September 26, 1840. Consul for Austria-Hungary in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1873-77. German ancestry. Took his own life by drowning in San Diego Bay, August 8, 1907 (age 66 years, 316 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Johann Mattheaus Adae (1814-1899) and Marie Friederika Luis (Schwarz) Adae (1817-1859); brother of Carl Adolphus Gottlieb Adae; nephew of Carl Friedrich Adae (1815-1868).
      Political family: Adae family of Cincinnati, Ohio.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edwin Parker (c.1830-1900) — of Contra Costa County, Calif.; San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Compton, Quebec, about 1830. Contra Costa County District Attorney; member of California state assembly 1st District, 1883-85; superior court judge in California, 1887-88. Methodist. Died, probably of pneumonia, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, Calif., June 8, 1900 (age about 70 years). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.


    Odd Fellows Cemetery
    San Diego, San Diego County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Fleming Barr (1829-1919) — of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born near Coleraine, County Antrim, Ireland (now Northern Ireland), June 15, 1829. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 14th District, 1881-85. Died in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., May 29, 1919 (age 89 years, 348 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    All Saints Cemetery
    Peyri Road
    San Luis Rey, San Diego County, California
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Lionel Van Deerlin (1914-2008) — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., July 25, 1914. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; journalist; U.S. Representative from California, 1963-81 (37th District 1963-73, 41st District 1973-75, 42nd District 1975-81); delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1964. Episcopalian. Member, Sigma Delta Chi; Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Died in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., May 17, 2008 (age 93 years, 297 days). Interment at All Saints Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lionel Van Deerlin and Gladys Mary (Young) Van Deerlin; married, October 8, 1940, to Mary Jo Smith.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial


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