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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Lake County

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  • Private or family graveyards
  • Highwood Fort Sheridan Cemetery
  • Ivanhoe Ivanhoe Cemetery
  • Lake Forest Lake Forest Cemetery
  • Libertyville Ascension Cemetery
  • North Chicago North Shore Garden of Memories
  • Round Lake Fort Hill Cemetery
  • Wauconda Wauconda Cemetery
  • Waukegan Oakwood Cemetery
  • Waukegan Union Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Lake County,


    Fort Sheridan Cemetery
    Highwood, Lake County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Arthur T. Broche (1892-1968) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., April 15, 1892. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army on the Mexican border; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; candidate for Illinois state house of representatives 1st District. Member, Disabled American Veterans; American Legion. Died October 29, 1968 (age 76 years, 197 days). Interment at Fort Sheridan Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Gustave M. Broche (1849-1900) and Katherine (Murphy) Broche (1868-1939); married to Virginia M. McGrew (1909-1984).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Ivanhoe Cemetery
    Ivanhoe, Lake County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Bernard Martin Decker (c.1904-1993) — also known as Bernard M. Decker — of Illinois. Born in Highland Park, Lake County, Ill., about 1904. Circuit judge in Illinois, 1951-62; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, 1962-87. Died in a nursing home in Lake Forest, Lake County, Ill., November 2, 1993 (age about 89 years). Interment at Ivanhoe Cemetery.


    Lake Forest Cemetery
    1525 North Lake Road
    Lake Forest, Lake County, Illinois
    Founded 1860
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Douglas Stuart (1886-1975) — also known as R. Douglas Stuart — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Glencoe, Cook County, Ill., January 20, 1886. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1952; U.S. Ambassador to Canada, 1953-56. Died in Lake Forest, Lake County, Ill., January 5, 1975 (age 88 years, 350 days). Interment at Lake Forest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Robert Douglas Stuart, Jr. (1916-2014) and Anne Stuart Batchelder (who married Clifton B. Batchelder).
      Political family: Stuart-Batchelder family of Lake Forest, Illinois.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Proxmire (1915-2005) — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Lake Forest, Lake County, Ill., November 11, 1915. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Dane County 2nd District, 1951-52; candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1952, 1954, 1956 (Democratic); alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1952 (member, Credentials Committee); U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1957-89. United Church of Christ. Member, Americans for Democratic Action; Chi Psi. Died, from Alzheimer's disease, in Sykesville, Carroll County, Md., December 15, 2005 (age 90 years, 34 days). Interment at Lake Forest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Theodore Stanley Proxmire and Adele (Flanigan) Proxmire; married 1946 to Elsie Rockefeller (divorced 1955; third cousin of John Davison Rockefeller IV and Winthrop Paul Rockefeller (1948-2006)); married 1956 to Ellen Hodges Sawall.
      Political family: Rockefeller family of New York City, New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Douglas Stuart, Jr. (1916-2014) — also known as Robert D. Stuart, Jr. — of Lake Forest, Lake County, Ill. Born in Hubbard Woods, Cook County, Ill., April 26, 1916. Republican. Co-founder in 1940 of the America First Committee, which opposed U.S. involvement in World War II; major in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Republican National Committee from Illinois, 1964-72; chief executive, Quaker Oats Company, 1966-1981; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1968, 1972; U.S. Ambassador to Norway, 1984-89. Presbyterian. Member, Urban League. Died May 8, 2014 (age 98 years, 12 days). Interment at Lake Forest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Douglas Stuart and Harriet (McClure) Stuart (1887-1979); brother of Anne Stuart Batchelder (1920-2009).
      Political family: Stuart-Batchelder family of Lake Forest, Illinois.
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edward F. Gorton (1854-1929) — of Lake Forest, Lake County, Ill. Born in Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, Ohio, May 6, 1854. Lawyer; mayor of Lake Forest, Ill., 1895-1902. Died in Italy, March 10, 1929 (age 74 years, 308 days). Interment at Lake Forest Cemetery.
      The Edward F. Gorton School (built 1901 as Central School; renamed 1905; closed 1971; became Gorton Community Center 1978), in Lake Forest, Illinois, is named for him.
      Richard Holloway Mabbatt, Jr. (1887-1984) — also known as Richard H. Mabbatt — of Lake Forest, Lake County, Ill. Born in Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, Wis., July 16, 1887. Banker; mayor of Lake Forest, Ill., 1940-43. Died March 3, 1984 (age 96 years, 231 days). Interment at Lake Forest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Richard Holloway Mabbatt and Mary Updike (Seaverns) Mabbatt; married, May 28, 1923, to Catherine (Churchill) Bland (1897-1982).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Keene Harwood Addington (1878-1922) — also known as Keene H. Addington — of Lake Forest, Lake County, Ill. Born in Baltimore, Md., March 3, 1878. Mayor of Lake Forest, Ill., 1917-19. Died October 18, 1922 (age 44 years, 229 days). Interment at Lake Forest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Florence LaVictoire (1873-1951).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Ascension Cemetery
    1920 Buckley Road
    Libertyville, Lake County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Peter L. McDermott (d. 1943) — of Waukegan, Lake County, Ill. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1916. Died in 1943. Interment at Ascension Cemetery.


    North Shore Garden of Memories
    Green Bay Road
    North Chicago, Lake County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      William Joseph Stratton (1886-1938) — also known as William J. Stratton — of Ingleside, Lake County, Ill. Born in Ingleside, Lake County, Ill., January 28, 1886. Republican. Secretary of state of Illinois, 1929-33; defeated, 1936; candidate for Illinois state treasurer, 1934. Member, Elks; Woodmen; Freemasons. Died in Ingleside, Lake County, Ill., May 8, 1938 (age 52 years, 100 days). Interment at North Shore Garden of Memories.
      Relatives: Son of John Stratton and Mary (O'Boyle) Stratton; father of William Grant Stratton (1914-2001).


    Fort Hill Cemetery
    Fairfield Road
    Round Lake, Lake County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Ray Paddock (b. 1877) — of Round Lake, Lake County, Ill. Born in Lake County, Ill., 1877. Republican. Farmer; member of Illinois state senate 8th District, 1929-53. Methodist. Interment at Fort Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1912 to Irma Grace Huson.


    Wauconda Cemetery
    Wauconda, Lake County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      John Aldrich Pratt (1816-1894) — of Vermont. Born in Clarksburg, Berkshire County, Mass., March 16, 1816. Member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1846, 1848; member of Vermont state senate, 1851. Died May 13, 1894 (age 78 years, 58 days). Interment at Wauconda Cemetery.


    Oakwood Cemetery
    Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Alson Smith Sherman (1811-1903) — also known as Alson Sherman — of Illinois. Born April 21, 1811. Mayor of Chicago, Ill., 1844. Died September 22, 1903 (age 92 years, 154 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Aurora Abbott (1814-1883).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Ernest Mason (1850-1921) — also known as William E. Mason — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Franklinville, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., July 7, 1850. Republican. Lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1879-80; member of Illinois state senate, 1881-85; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1887-91, 1917-21 (3rd District 1887-91, 2nd District 1917-19, at-large 1919-21); defeated, 1912; died in office 1921; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1897-1903; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1904; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1904. Died June 16, 1921 (age 70 years, 344 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, June 11, 1873, to Edith White; father of Winnifred Sprague Mason Huck (1882-1936).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Winnifred Sprague Mason Huck (1882-1936) — also known as Winnifred Mason Huck — of Illinois. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., September 14, 1882. Republican. U.S. Representative from Illinois at-large, 1922-23. Female. Died August 24, 1936 (age 53 years, 345 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of William Ernest Mason (1850-1921).
      Epitaph: "Winnifred Lived Nobly And Unafraid."
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
    L. J. Yager Louis John Yager (1871-1952) — also known as L. J. Yager — of Waukegan, Lake County, Ill. Born in Warren Township, Lake County, Ill., July 21, 1871. Mayor of Waukegan, Ill., 1926-31. Died in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla., 1952 (age about 80 years). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, June 22, 1898, to Margaret May Webb (1873-1956).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: City of Waukegan
      George Clarke Rogers (1839-1915) — also known as George C. Rogers — Born in Piermont, Grafton County, N.H., November 22, 1839. Democrat. Lawyer; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Democratic National Conventions; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1880 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Died in Lake Forest, Lake County, Ill., February 28, 1915 (age 75 years, 98 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1871 to Josephine 'Josey' Carey (1849-1911).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Union Cemetery
    Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
    A. Z. Blodgett Asiel Z. Blodgett (1832-1916) — also known as Asa Z. Blodgett — of Waukegan, Lake County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., September 10, 1832. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; railway station agent; mayor of Waukegan, Ill., 1883-84. Died in Waukegan, Lake County, Ill., June 8, 1916 (age 83 years, 272 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Avis Hannah (Dodge) Blodgett (1796-1882) and Israel Porter Blodgett (1797-1861); brother of Henry Williams Blodgett (1821-1905); married to Mary Porter (1838-1900); uncle of Henry Williams Blodgett (1876-1959); first cousin of Foster Blodgett, Jr.; first cousin once removed of Edwin Ford Blodgett; second cousin once removed of Dwight Oscar Whedon; fourth cousin of Frank Dickinson Blodgett; fourth cousin once removed of Abijah Blodget (1797-1865) and Frederic Holdrege Bontecou.
      Political families: Morris-Ingersoll family of New York and Connecticut; Blodgett-Whedon family; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: City of Waukegan


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