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  • Alexandria Kinkead Cemetery


    Kinkead Cemetery
    Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
    Knute Nelson Knute Nelson (1843-1923) — of Wisconsin; Alexandria, Douglas County, Minn. Born in Vosse Elven, Norway, February 2, 1843. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1868-69; Douglas County Attorney, 1872-74; member of Minnesota state senate 39th District, 1875-78; Presidential Elector for Minnesota, 1880; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 5th District, 1883-89; Governor of Minnesota, 1893-95; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1895-1923; died in office 1923; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1900, 1904. Died on a train near Timonium, Baltimore County, Md., April 28, 1923 (age 80 years, 85 days). Interment at Kinkead Cemetery.
      Cross-reference: Jacob A. O. Preus — Archie M. Hayes
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
      Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
    Henrik Shipstead Henrik Shipstead (1881-1960) — of Glenwood, Pope County, Minn.; Miltona, Douglas County, Minn. Born in Burbank Township, Kandiyohi County, Minn., January 8, 1881. Dentist; mayor of Glenwood, Minn., 1911-13; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 47, 1917-18; candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota, 1918; candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1920; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1923-47. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Woodmen. Died in Alexandria, Douglas County, Minn., June 26, 1960 (age 79 years, 170 days). Interment at Kinkead Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Saave Shipstead and Christine (Ellefson) Shipstead; married 1906 to Lula Anderson (daughter of Thomas J. Anderson (1855-1930)).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
    E. E. Lobeck Engebret E. Lobeck (1864-1922) — also known as E. E. Lobeck — of Alexandria, Douglas County, Minn. Born in Norway, 1864. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 58, 1907-10; Prohibition candidate for Governor of Minnesota, 1912; member of Minnesota state senate 47th District, 1915-18. Norwegian ancestry. Died October 30, 1922 (age about 58 years). Interment at Kinkead Cemetery.
      See also Minnesota Legislator record
      Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
      Claude Lynn Cole (1879-1947) — also known as Claude L. Cole — of Alexandria, Douglas County, Minn. Born in St. Lawrence County, N.Y., May 30, 1879. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; dentist; mayor of Alexandria, Minn., 1935-42; member of Minnesota state senate 47th District, 1943-47; died in office 1947. Died December 11, 1947 (age 68 years, 195 days). Interment at Kinkead Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, January 1, 1906, to Ernestine Raiter (1879-1939); nephew of Alonzo B. Cole (1855?-?).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record


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