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Wright County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Wright County

Index to Locations

  • Clarion Evergreen Cemetery
  • Eagle Grove Rose Hill Cemetery

    Evergreen Cemetery
    Clarion, Wright County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
    Benjamin P. Birdsall Benjamin Pixley Birdsall (1858-1916) — also known as Benjamin P. Birdsall — of Clarion, Wright County, Iowa. Born in Weyauwega, Waupaca County, Wis., October 26, 1858. Republican. Lawyer; district judge in Iowa 11th District, 1893-1900; U.S. Representative from Iowa 3rd District, 1903-09. Most sources give his date of death as May 26, 1917, but his New York Times obituary and the Iowa cemetery record (WPA transcription) contradict this. Died in Clarion, Wright County, Iowa, May 16, 1916 (age 57 years, 203 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Birdsall (1810-1888) and Anne (Hyde) Birdsall (1832-1906); married, December 24, 1877, to Bertha Schultz (1855-1886); married, June 9, 1888, to Isabella Bernice 'Belle' Johnston (1869-1947); nephew of John Charles Birdsall and Anna Birdsall (1804-1878; who married Alvah Hunt); sixth great-grandnephew of Thomas Welles; second cousin once removed of Ausburn Birdsall (1814-1903); third cousin thrice removed of Josiah Cowles and Simeon Baldwin.
      Political families: Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, December 1902

    Rose Hill Cemetery
    Eagle Grove, Wright County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Ira D. McVicker (1853-1938) — of Eagle Grove, Wright County, Iowa. Born in Henry, Marshall County, Ill., January 27, 1853. Farmer; member of Iowa state house of representatives; elected 1912. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Eagle Grove, Wright County, Iowa, November 20, 1938 (age 85 years, 297 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.

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