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Cerro Gordo County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Cerro Gordo County

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  • Mason City Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery

    Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery
    1224 South Washington Avenue
    Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      William L. Bliss (1876-1969) — of Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa. Born in Lincoln Township, Polk County, Iowa, December 13, 1876. Republican. Lawyer; justice of Iowa state supreme court, 1932, 1939-62; appointed 1932; defeated, 1932, 1936. Member, American Bar Association. Died January 29, 1969 (age 92 years, 47 days). Interment at Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Wentworth H. Bliss and Ellen (MacDonald) Bliss; married, June 6, 1906, to Margaret A. McGruder.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Willis Gaylord Clark Bagley (1873-1943) — also known as Willis G. C. Bagley; W. G. C. Bagley — of Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa. Born in Magnolia, Rock County, Wis., October 29, 1873. Republican. Banker; in 1934, during a bank robbery, John Dillinger shot at him and missed; Iowa state treasurer, 1939-43; died in office 1943. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Odd Fellows; Woodmen; Moose; Maccabees; American Bankers Association; Lions. Died in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, October 20, 1943 (age 69 years, 356 days). Interment at Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Shepherd Stephen Bagley and Louisa (Cain) Bagley; married, May 15, 1895, to Winifred Bogardus.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Elgin Enabnit (1901-1995) — of Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa. Born in Mingo, Jasper County, Iowa, September 16, 1901. Farmer; automobile dealer; mayor of Osage, Iowa, 1956-59, 1962-65, 1968-85. United Church of Christ. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Rotary; Odd Fellows. Died, in Good Shepherd Care Center, Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, July 23, 1995 (age 93 years, 310 days). Interment at Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Kathryn 'Katie' (Altes) Enabnit and Fred Enabnit; married 1922 to Clarice Rose Tank; married 1968 to Vera J. Lang.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Raphael Floyd Clough (1886-1956) — also known as Ray F. Clough — of Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa. Born in Sioux Rapids, Buena Vista County, Iowa, May 10, 1886. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1928 (alternate), 1932; delegate to Iowa convention to ratify 21st amendment from Cerro Gordo County, 1933; candidate for Presidential Elector for Iowa. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Elks; Freemasons; Phi Alpha Delta; Delta Sigma Rho. Died, from cancer, in a hospital at Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, December 7, 1956 (age 70 years, 211 days). Interment at Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Fred Martin Clough and Sophia Olive (Pancoast) Clough; married, June 15, 1916, to Ruth Ellison; second cousin thrice removed of David Kidder; fourth cousin of Harry Gilman Clough.
      Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Clough family of New Hampshire (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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