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Bannock County
Idaho

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Bannock County

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  • Pocatello Mountain View Cemetery
  • Red Rock Red Rock Pass Cemetery


    Mountain View Cemetery
    1520 South Fifth Avenue
    Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      James Henry Brady (1862-1918) — also known as James H. Brady — of Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho. Born in Indiana County, Pa., June 12, 1862. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1900, 1908, 1916; Idaho Republican state chair, 1904-08; Governor of Idaho, 1909-11; U.S. Senator from Idaho, 1913-18; died in office 1918. Died in Washington, D.C., January 13, 1918 (age 55 years, 215 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Brady and Katherine (Lee) Brady; great-grandfather of Jerry Michael Brady (1936-).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Roy L. Black (1878-1970) — of Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai County, Idaho; Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho. Born in Topeka, LaGrange County, Ind., September 26, 1878. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; member of Idaho state house of representatives, 1911-12; Idaho state attorney general, 1919-23. Protestant. Member, American Bar Association; Elks. Died August 15, 1970 (age 91 years, 323 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Henry Black (1846-1921) and Dulcena (King) Black (1850-1935); married, December 20, 1911, to Stella Bartels (1886-1965).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Chalkley Coffin (1887-1934) — also known as Thomas C. Coffin — of Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho. Born in Caldwell, Canyon County, Idaho, October 25, 1887. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; mayor of Pocatello, Idaho, 1931-33; U.S. Representative from Idaho 2nd District, 1933-34; died in office 1934. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Struck by an automobile on a driveway in the south grounds of the U.S. Capitol, June 4, 1934, and died four days later at Providence Hospital, Washington, D.C., June 8, 1934 (age 46 years, 226 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Sherman Myers Coffin (1860-1934) and Jessie (Phelps) Coffin (1860-1929).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Francis Marion Bistline (1896-1969) — also known as Francis M. Bistline; F. M. Bistline — of Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho. Born in Ransom, Ness County, Kan., March 25, 1896. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Idaho state house of representatives, 1937-47; Speaker of the Idaho State House of Representatives, 1941-43; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1940, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); member of Democratic National Committee from Idaho, 1944-48. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Shriners; Lions; Elks; Sigma Nu; Phi Alpha Delta. While defending a client in a murder case, he suddenly collapsed and died from a heart attack, in the courtroom at the Bingham County Courthouse, Blackfoot, Bingham County, Idaho, January 20, 1969 (age 72 years, 301 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Francis Marion
      Relatives: Son of John M. Bistline and Martha (Shellenberger) Bistline; married, August 16, 1921, to Anne Glindemann (1897-1991); father of Beverly Barbara Bistline (1922-); nephew of Joseph Bistline.
      Political family: Bistline family of Pocatello, Idaho.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Fontain Terrell (1866-1939) — also known as Thomas F. Terrell — of Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho. Born in Ballard County, Ky., July 5, 1866. Democrat. Lawyer; Lieutenant Governor of Idaho, 1901-03. Died in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., October 28, 1939 (age 73 years, 115 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Douglas Terrell (1830-1910) and Frances A. 'Fannie' (Corbett) Terrell (1840-1927); married 1897 to Grace Greenwood Jenks (1872-1954).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Nicholas Ifft (1865-1947) — also known as George N. Ifft — of Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho. Born in Butler County, Pa., January 27, 1865. Newspaper reporter; newspaper editor; U.S. Consul in Chatham, 1905-06; Annaberg, 1906-08; Warsaw, 1908-09; Nuremberg, 1909-14; SAINT Gall, as of 1916; Stuttgart, as of 1917; Bergen, as of 1919-22; Nancy, as of 1924-26; Ghent, as of 1926-29. Died in Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho, August 15, 1947 (age 82 years, 200 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Nicholas Ifft (1840-1865) and Elenore Jane (Snyder) Ifft (1841-1926); married, May 23, 1891, to Etta Phipps Riddle (1870-1962); father of George Nicholas Ifft II (1892-1974).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ezra Jay Merrill (1873-1951) — also known as Ezra J. Merrill — of Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho. Born in Richmond, Cache County, Utah, November 20, 1873. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1944. Died in Bingham County, Idaho, March 19, 1951 (age 77 years, 119 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Marriner Wood Merrill (1832-1906) and Cyrene (Standley) Merrill (1840-1917); married to Mary Ann McCann (1873-1948); uncle of Alma Lowell Merrill and Eugene Hyde Merrill (1908-1973).
      Political family: Merrill family of Richmond, Utah.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Twayne Austin (1902-1952) — of Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho. Born April 7, 1902. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1944. Died November 13, 1952 (age 50 years, 220 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Sophia E. Locke (1877-1954) — also known as Sophia Ellen Johnson; Sophia E. Potts; Sophia E. McKnelly; Mrs. Harry H. Locke — of Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark.; Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho. Born in Pineville, McDonald County, Mo., October 28, 1877. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1936 (alternate), 1944 (alternate), 1948. Female. Died in Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho, August 28, 1954 (age 76 years, 304 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of John Andrew Jackson Johnson (1854-1914) and Nancy Elizabeth 'Nannie' (Matney) Johnson (1858-1937); married, August 12, 1896, to William Potts (1872-1905); married, July 26, 1915, to Charles E. McKnelly; married, September 30, 1923, to Harry H. Locke (1871-1958).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alma Lowell Merrill (1886-1961) — also known as A. L. Merrill — of Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho. Born in Richmond, Cache County, Utah, January 24, 1886. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1948. Mormon. Died in Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho, February 20, 1961 (age 75 years, 27 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alma Merrill (1861-1936) and Almira Esmerilda (Hendricks) Merrill (1866-1907); married, October 11, 1916, to Gladys Garr (1893-1983); nephew of Ezra Jay Merrill; first cousin of Eugene Hyde Merrill (1908-1973).
      Political family: Merrill family of Richmond, Utah.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Nicholas Ifft II (1892-1974) — also known as G. Nicholas Ifft — of Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho. Born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, March 5, 1892. Republican. Newspaper editor; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1928, 1932. Died in Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho, October 3, 1974 (age 82 years, 212 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Nicholas Ifft (1865-1947) and Etta (Riddle) Ifft (1870-1962); married, December 16, 1922, to Margaret Kathryn Dietrich.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Red Rock Pass Cemetery
    Red Rock, Bannock County, Idaho
    Politicians buried here:
      Jefferson Hunt (1804-1879) — also known as Charles Jefferson Hunt — of San Bernardino County, Calif.; Weber County, Utah; Oxford, Bannock County, Idaho. Born in Mason County (part now in Bracken County), Ky., January 22, 1804. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; member of Utah territorial House of Representatives, 1851, 1863; member of California state assembly, 1853-58 (2nd District 1853-54, 1st District 1854-58). Mormon. Founder, in 1860, of Huntsville, Utah. Died in Oxford, Bannock County, Idaho, May 11, 1879 (age 75 years, 109 days). Interment at Red Rock Pass Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Thomas Hunt (1757-1819) and Martha (Jenkins) Hunt (1760-1850); married, December 1, 1823, to Ceila Mounts (1805-1897); grandfather of Ida Frances Hunt (1858-1915; who married David King Udall); great-grandfather of John Hunt Udall, Jesse Addison Udall and Don Taylor Udall; second great-grandfather of John Nicholas Udall and Lee Kenyon Udall; third great-grandfather of Milan Dale Smith, Jr. (1942-) and Gordon Harold Smith.
      Political family: Udall family of Arizona.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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