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Winnebago County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Winnebago County

Index to Locations

  • Rockford Unknown location
  • Rockford Cedar Bluff Cemetery
  • Rockford Greenwood Cemetery
  • Rockford St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
  • Rockford Scandanavian Cemetery

    Unknown Location
    Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Albert T. Van Alstyn (d. 1936) — of Three Rivers, St. Joseph County, Mich. Manufacturer; mayor of Three Rivers, Mich., 1920. Died in Three Rivers, St. Joseph County, Mich., June 3, 1936. Interment somewhere.

    Cedar Bluff Cemetery
    1200 Rural Street
    Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois
    Founded 1847
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    F. P. Champ Frederick Percival Champ (1896-1976) — also known as F. P. Champ — of Logan, Cache County, Utah. Born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, June 4, 1896. Democrat. Banker; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1928; director, St. Mark's Hospital. Episcopalian. Member, American Bankers Association; American Forestry Association; American Arbitration Association; Newcomen Society; Rotary. Died in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 15, 1976 (age 79 years, 285 days). Interment at Cedar Bluff Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Herbert Champ and Alla Dora (Cochran) Champ; married, December 29, 1921, to Frances Elizabeth Winton.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Eminent Americans (1954)

    Greenwood Cemetery
    Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      William Bebb (1802-1873) — of Ohio. Born near Shandon, Butler County, Ohio, December 8, 1802. Whig. Lawyer; candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio; Governor of Ohio, 1846-49. Welsh ancestry. Died October 23, 1873 (age 70 years, 319 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Theodore Buckbee (1871-1936) — also known as John T. Buckbee — of Rockford, Winnebago County, Ill. Born near Rockford, Winnebago County, Ill., August 1, 1871. Republican. President, H. W. Buckbee Seed Company; U.S. Representative from Illinois 12th District, 1927-36; died in office 1936. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Moose; Eagles; Elks. Died in Rockford, Winnebago County, Ill., April 23, 1936 (age 64 years, 266 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Theodore E. Buckbee and Catherine Buckbee.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Lathrop (1825-1907) — of Rockford, Winnebago County, Ill. Born near Le Roy, Genesee County, N.Y., April 17, 1825. Republican. Member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1856; U.S. Representative from Illinois 4th District, 1877-79. Died November 19, 1907 (age 82 years, 216 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Charles W. Baker (1876-1963) — also known as "Hand Shaking Charlie" — of Monroe Center, Ogle County, Ill.; Davis Junction, Ogle County, Ill.; Rockford, Winnebago County, Ill. Born in Monroe Center, Ogle County, Ill., July 10, 1876. Republican. Farmer; cattle breeder; member of Illinois state house of representatives 10th District, 1917-25, 1927-29; member of Illinois state senate 10th District, 1929-57. Congregationalist. Member, Farm Bureau; Modern Woodmen; Elks; Moose; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Grotto. Died, in St. Anthony Hospital, Rockford, Winnebago County, Ill., February 26, 1963 (age 86 years, 231 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
    Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Andrew Bevins Culhane (1875-1957) — also known as A. B. Culhane — of Rockford, Winnebago County, Ill. Born in 1875. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1936, 1944. Catholic. Died in 1957 (age about 82 years). Interment at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.

    Scandanavian Cemetery
    Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      John Herman Hallstrom (1888-1961) — also known as J. Herman Hallstrom — of Rockford, Winnebago County, Ill. Born in Sweden, November 18, 1888. Progressive. Bricklayer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; mayor of Rockford, Ill., 1921-27, 1929-33; defeated, 1927, 1933; candidate for Presidential Elector for Illinois. Swedish ancestry. Died in Rockford, Winnebago County, Ill., November 14, 1961 (age 72 years, 361 days). Interment at Scandanavian Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, September 18, 1922, to Ruth Hammerstrand.
      Hallstrom School (built 1924, closed 1989, now a homeschooling co-op), in Rockford, Illinois, is named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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