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Mesa County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Mesa County

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  • Grand Junction Unknown location
  • Grand Junction Orchard Mesa Cemetery

    Unknown Location
    Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado
    Politicians buried here:
      J. E. Ong (d. 1911) — of Lacon, Marshall County, Ill.; Colorado. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1876; member of Colorado state legislature, 1901. Died in 1911. Interment somewhere.

    Orchard Mesa Cemetery
    Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Walter Walker (1883-1956) — of Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colo. Born in Marion, Crittenden County, Ky., April 3, 1883. Democrat. Newspaper editor and publisher; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1924, 1928 (member, Credentials Committee), 1932, 1936, 1940, 1948, 1952 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); Colorado Democratic state chair, 1930-32; U.S. Senator from Colorado, 1932; appointed 1932; candidate for Presidential Elector for Colorado. Protestant. Member, Elks; Woodmen; Rotary; Newcomen Society. Died in Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colo., October 8, 1956 (age 73 years, 188 days). Interment at Orchard Mesa Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Clement Walker and Mattie Martin (Brown) Walker; brother of Robert Hickman Walker; married, November 2, 1903, to Kathie Woods.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Wayne Norviel Aspinall (1896-1983) — also known as Wayne N. Aspinall — of Palisade, Mesa County, Colo. Born in Middleburg, Logan County, Ohio, April 3, 1896. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Colorado state house of representatives, 1931-38; Speaker of the Colorado State House of Representatives, 1937-38; member of Colorado state senate, 1939-48; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1948, 1952 (alternate), 1956, 1960; U.S. Representative from Colorado 4th District, 1949-73. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Elks; Lions; Phi Delta Phi; Beta Theta Pi. Died in Palisade, Mesa County, Colo., October 9, 1983 (age 87 years, 189 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Orchard Mesa Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Mack Aspinall and Jessie Edna (Norviel) Aspinall; married, January 27, 1920, to Julia Edith Kuns; father of Owen Stuart Aspinall.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Owen Stuart Aspinall (1927-1997) — also known as Owen S. Aspinall — of Palisade, Mesa County, Colo. Born in Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colo., September 21, 1927. Democrat. American Samoa territory attorney general, 1961-62; secretary of American Samoa Territory, 1962-67; Governor of American Samoa, 1967-69. Protestant. Died in Mesa County, Colo., February 7, 1997 (age 69 years, 139 days). Interment at Orchard Mesa Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Wayne Norviel Aspinall and Julia Edith (Kuns) Aspinall.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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