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Olmsted County
Minnesota

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  • Rochester Oakwood Cemetery


    Oakwood Cemetery
    Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      William Worrall Mayo (1819-1911) — of Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn. Born in Eccles, Lancashire (now Greater Manchester), England, May 31, 1819. Democrat. Physician; founder of the medical practice and hospital which became the Mayo Clinic; mayor of Rochester, Minn., 1882-83; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1888 (member, Credentials Committee), 1904; member of Minnesota state senate 14th District, 1891-94. Episcopalian. English ancestry. Died in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., March 6, 1911 (age 91 years, 279 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1851 to Louise Abigail Wright (1825-1915).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
      Allen John Furlow (1890-1954) — also known as Allen J. Furlow — of Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn. Born in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., November 9, 1890. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; newspaper publisher; member of Minnesota state senate 4th District, 1923-25; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 1st District, 1925-29. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Theta Delta Chi; Phi Delta Phi; American Legion. Died January 29, 1954 (age 63 years, 81 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel C. Furlow and Lillie (Jones) Furlow; married, October 20, 1920, to Ruth Irish.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Minnesota Legislator record
      John V. Daniels (1809-1881) — of Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn. Born in Schoharie County, N.Y., September 5, 1809. Lawyer; postmaster at Rochester, Minn., 1858-59; member of Minnesota state senate, 1862-68, 1876-77 (12th District 1862-68, 10th District 1876-77); mayor of Rochester, Minn., 1865-66; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 10, 1875, 1881; died in office 1881. Baptist. Died September 24, 1881 (age 72 years, 19 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Hester Ann Wheeler (1814-1856); father of Milton John Daniels (1838-1914).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
      Andrew Nelson (1837-1901) — of Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn. Born in Norway, May 18, 1837. Mayor of Rochester, Minn., 1887-89. Died in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., July 15, 1901 (age 64 years, 58 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Paul A. Grassle (1896-1979) — of Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn. Born in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., May 5, 1896. Hotel business; mayor of Rochester, Minn., 1939-47; candidate for Minnesota state senate 4th District, 1946. Episcopalian. Member, Kiwanis; Elks; Eagles; Rotary; Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Jesters. Suffered a heart attack, and died two weeks later, in Rochester Methodist Hospital, Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., October 10, 1979 (age 83 years, 158 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Otto Grassle (1874-1941) and Laura (Lubitz) Grassle (1876-1976); married, September 19, 1917, to Evangeline Linstrom (1899-1954); married, February 15, 1956, to Gudrun Christenson.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joseph H. Wagoner (1844-1908) — of Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn. Born in Bradford County, Pa., July 31, 1844. Republican. Postmaster at Rochester, Minn., 1883-85. Died in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., May 3, 1908 (age 63 years, 277 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Emily G. 'Emma' Aldrich (1846-1923).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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