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Freeborn County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Freeborn County

Index to Locations

  • Albert Lea Unknown location
  • Alden Alden Cemetery
  • Glenville Greenwood Cemetery

    Unknown Location
    Albert Lea, Freeborn County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
    C. L. Swenson Carl Ludvig Swenson (1869-1941) — also known as C. L. Swenson — of Albert Lea, Freeborn County, Minn. Born in Nicollet County, Minn., December 14, 1869. Republican. Banker; member of Minnesota state senate 6th District, 1915-18; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1916. Died in 1941 (age about 71 years). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of Swen Swenson; brother of Lauritz Selmer Swenson and Oscar Adolph Swenson (1877-1951).
      Political family: Swenson family of Minnesota.
      Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917

    Alden Cemetery
    Alden, Freeborn County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      George W. Clough (1824-1912) — of Austin, Mower County, Minn. Born in Fabius, Onondaga County, N.Y., November 23, 1824. Farmer; member of Minnesota state senate 4th District, 1878. Died in Faribault County, Minn., April 11, 1912 (age 87 years, 140 days). Interment at Alden Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joel Clough (1795-1876) and Betsey (Forsyth) Clough; married to Lucretia Eliot (1826-1885); first cousin of Harlan Page Andrews; second cousin twice removed of Alva Esten Clough; third cousin of Darvin Pratt Clough; third cousin twice removed of Ruth Baker Pratt; fourth cousin of William Bradbury Small and William Rockwell Clough; fourth cousin once removed of David Kidder (1787-1860), Samuel Merrill, David Marston Clough and Clarence Ambrose Clough.
      Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Clough family of New Hampshire (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record

    Greenwood Cemetery
    Glenville, Freeborn County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      William Wylie Galt (1854-1945) — also known as William W. Galt — of Myrtle, Freeborn County, Minn. Born in Rock County, Wis., May 8, 1854. Republican. Farmer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 9, 1899-1902. Scottish ancestry. Died in Cascade County, Mont., February 22, 1945 (age 90 years, 290 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John M. Galt (1811-1876) and Jennette (Wylie) Galt (1811-1892); married to Emmaretta Robinson (1859-1931); father of Errol Fay Galt; grandfather of Jack E. Galt (1923-2007) (who married Louise Replogle Rankin); great-grandfather of Errol Thomas Galt (who married Sharrie Kay Rogan); second great-grandfather of Errol Wylie Galt.
      Political family: Galt family of Martinsdale, Montana.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record

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