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Pocahontas County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Pocahontas County

Index to Locations

  • Laurens Laurens Cemetery
  • Pocahontas Summit Hill Cemetery

    Laurens Cemetery
    Laurens, Pocahontas County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Fred Cramer Gilchrist (1868-1950) — also known as Fred C. Gilchrist — of Laurens, Pocahontas County, Iowa. Born in California, Washington County, Pa., June 2, 1868. Republican. Lawyer; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1902; member of Iowa state senate, 1923; U.S. Representative from Iowa, 1931-45 (10th District 1931-33, 8th District 1933-43, 6th District 1943-45). Member, Freemasons. Died March 10, 1950 (age 81 years, 281 days). Interment at Laurens Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Summit Hill Cemetery
    Pocahontas, Pocahontas County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Byron Gilchrist Allen (1901-1988) — also known as Byron G. Allen; Barney Allen — of Pocahontas, Pocahontas County, Iowa; Detroit Lakes, Becker County, Minn. Born in Laurens, Pocahontas County, Iowa, September 13, 1901. Democrat. Farmer; newspaper editor; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1927-32; candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 6th District, 1940; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1944 (speaker), 1952 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business); Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1944; candidate for Minnesota state senate, 1946, 1950; member of Democratic National Committee from Minnesota, 1948-55; Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture, 1955-61; assistant U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1961-69. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Delta Sigma Rho; Freemasons. Died, in St. Mary's Hospital, Detroit Lakes, Becker County, Minn., June 10, 1988 (age 86 years, 271 days). Interment at Summit Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Holmes Allen (1870-1948) and Grace (Gilchrist) Allen (1875-1966); married, December 18, 1926, to Elsa Ellanora Erickson (1900-1983).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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