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Clayton County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Clayton County

Index to Locations

  • Elkader Elkader Cemetery
  • Elkader St. Joseph's Cemetery
  • Farmersburg Farmersburg-Wagner Cemetery
  • McGregor Pleasant Grove Cemetery

    Elkader Cemetery
    Elkader, Clayton County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Timothy Davis (1794-1872) — of Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., March 29, 1794. Whig. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Iowa 2nd District, 1857-59; defeated, 1848. Slaveowner. Died in Elkader, Clayton County, Iowa, April 27, 1872 (age 78 years, 29 days). Interment at Elkader Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial

    St. Joseph's Cemetery
    Elkader, Clayton County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Daniel D. Murphy (1862-1931) — also known as Daniel Murphy — of Elkader, Clayton County, Iowa. Born in New Diggings, Lafayette County, Wis., August 22, 1862. Democrat. Lawyer; Clayton County Attorney, 1891-95; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1892, 1912 (member, Credentials Committee); candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 4th District, 1910; vice-president, Elkader State Bank; director, St. Olaf Savings Bank, Elkport Savings Bank, and Clayton County State Bank; director, Moresby Island Lumber Company; president, Iowa Bar Association. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Died May 30, 1931 (age 68 years, 281 days). Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John G. Murphy and Ellen (McCarthy) Murphy; married, June 16, 1888, to Henrietta Johnsen.

    Farmersburg-Wagner Cemetery
    Farmersburg, Clayton County, Iowa
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Maturin L. Fisher (1807-1879) — of Worcester, Worcester County, Mass.; Farmersburg, Clayton County, Iowa. Born in Danville, Caledonia County, Vt., June 10, 1807. Democrat. Postmaster at Worcester, Mass., 1839-49; member of Iowa state senate, 1854-55; Iowa superintendent of public instruction, 1857-58. Died February 5, 1879 (age 71 years, 240 days). Interment at Farmersburg-Wagner Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Pleasant Grove Cemetery
    (formerly Oakland Cemetery)
    McGregor, Clayton County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Reuben Noble (1821-1896) — of McGregor, Clayton County, Iowa. Born near Natchez, Adams County, Miss., April 4, 1821. Lawyer; Speaker of the Iowa State House of Representatives, 1854-56; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1860; Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 3rd District, 1866; Democratic candidate for chief justice of Iowa state supreme court, 1868, 1879; district judge in Iowa; elected 1874, 1878. Died in McGregor, Clayton County, Iowa, August 8, 1896 (age 75 years, 126 days). Interment at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
      Thomas Updegraff (1834-1910) — of McGregor, Clayton County, Iowa. Born in Pennsylvania, 1834. Republican. Member of Iowa state legislature, 1870; U.S. Representative from Iowa, 1879-83, 1893-99 (3rd District 1879-83, 4th District 1893-99); delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1888. Died in 1910 (age about 76 years). Interment at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Virgil B. Noble (b. 1860) — of Bottineau County, N.Dak. Born in McGregor, Clayton County, Iowa, 1860. Delegate to North Dakota state constitutional convention from Bottineau County, 1889. Interment at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

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