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St. Louis County
Minnesota

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in St. Louis County

Index to Locations

  • Chisholm Unknown location
  • Duluth Calvary Cemetery
  • Duluth Forest Hill Cemetery
  • Duluth Oneota Cemetery
  • Ely Unknown location
  • Hermantown Sunrise Memorial Park
  • Hibbing Maple Hill Cemetery
  • Virginia Unknown location
  • Virginia Greenwood Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    Chisholm, St. Louis County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      John Anton Blatnik (1911-1991) — also known as John A. Blatnik — of Chisholm, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Chisholm, St. Louis County, Minn., August 17, 1911. Democrat. School teacher; member of Minnesota state senate 60th District, 1941-46; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 8th District, 1947-75; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1952 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1960, 1964 (delegation chair); member of Democratic National Committee from Minnesota, 1963. Died, from heart failure, in Forest Heights, Prince George's County, Md., December 17, 1991 (age 80 years, 122 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Married, April 9, 1955, to Gisela Hager; married to Evelyn Castiglioni.
      Cross-reference: James L. Oberstar
      The John A. Blatnik Bridge, between Duluth, Minnesota, and Superior, Wisconsin, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Minnesota Legislator record


    Calvary Cemetery
    Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      William Edgar Culkin (1860-1949) — also known as William E. Culkin — of Buffalo, Wright County, Minn.; Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Oswego, Oswego County, N.Y., October 15, 1860. Lawyer; Wright County Attorney, 1887; member of Minnesota state senate 38th District, 1895-98. Member, Odd Fellows. Died in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn., June 25, 1949 (age 88 years, 253 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Anthony Culkin (1832-1921) and Bridget (Dugan) Culkin (1839-1897); brother of Francis Dugan Culkin (1874-1943); married, July 8, 1886, to Hannah Alice Young (1862-1944); father of Margaret Culkin Banning.
      Political family: Culkin family of Oswego, New York.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
      Medor E. Louisell (b. 1870) — of Frankfort, Benzie County, Mich. Born in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis., 1870. Delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 27th District, 1907-08. Interment at Calvary Cemetery.


    Forest Hill Cemetery
    2516 Woodland Avenue
    Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      John Miller (1843-1908) — of North Dakota. Born in Dryden, Tompkins County, N.Y., October 29, 1843. Republican. Delegate to North Dakota state constitutional convention, 1889; Governor of North Dakota, 1889-91. Died in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn., October 26, 1908 (age 64 years, 363 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, February 22, 1882, to Addie S. Tucker.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ozora Pierson Stearns (1831-1896) — also known as Ozora P. Stearns — of Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn. Born in DeKalb, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., January 15, 1831. Republican. Lawyer; Olmsted County Prosecuting Attorney, 1861; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; mayor of Rochester, Minn., 1866-68; U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1871; district judge in Minnesota 11th District, 1874-95. Died in Pacific Beach, San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., June 2, 1896 (age 65 years, 139 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
    William A. Pittenger William Alvin Pittenger (1885-1951) — also known as William A. Pittenger — of Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born near Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Ind., 1885. Republican. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 58, 1917-20; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 8th District, 1929-33, 1935-37, 1939-47; defeated, 1932 (at-large), 1946 (8th District). Died in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn., November 26, 1951 (age about 66 years). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
      Robert Page Walter Morris (1853-1924) — also known as R. Page W. Morris — of Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Lynchburg, Va., June 30, 1853. Republican. College professor; lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1884; district judge in Minnesota 11th District, 1895-96; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 6th District, 1897-1903; U.S. District Judge for Minnesota, 1903-23; took senior status 1923. Arrested in Salt Lake City, 1921, following an accident in which his car struck a pedestrian, Mrs. Elizabeth Holmes. Died in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., December 16, 1924 (age 71 years, 169 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile
      Oscar John Larson (1871-1957) — also known as Oscar J. Larson — of Calumet, Houghton County, Mich.; Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Uleaborg (now Oulu), Finland, May 20, 1871. Republican. Lawyer; Houghton County Prosecuting Attorney, 1898-1904; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1912; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 8th District, 1921-25. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Alpha Tau Omega; Freemasons; Elks. Died August 1, 1957 (age 86 years, 73 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lars Larson and Anna (Kemppainen) Larson; married, November 25, 1901, to Emma Dorothy Roberts.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Clark MacGregor (1922-2003) — of Plymouth, Hennepin County, Minn.; Washington, D.C. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., July 12, 1922. Republican. Major in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 3rd District, 1961-71; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1964, 1968; candidate for U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1970. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Chairman of President Richard M. Nixon's re-election campaign, July to November 1972. Died, of respiratory failure, in a hospital at Pompano Beach, Broward County, Fla., February 10, 2003 (age 80 years, 213 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Edwin MacGregor and Edith (Clark) MacGregor; married, June 16, 1948, to Barbara Porter Spicer.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Melvin Riley Baldwin (1838-1901) — of Minnesota. Born in Chester, Windsor County, Vt., April 12, 1838. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Minnesota 6th District, 1893-95. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., April 15, 1901 (age 63 years, 3 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Henry Casper Truelsen — also known as Henry C. Truelsen — of Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Democrat. Mayor of Duluth, Minn., 1896-1900; candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota, 1900. Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Uncle of Erich Carl F. Hansen (1854-1891).
      Gordon Hubert Butler (1889-1964) — also known as Gordon H. Butler — of Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Scipio, Jennings County, Ind., February 10, 1889. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; civil engineer; general contractor; president, Polaris Concrete Products Company; bank director; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Minnesota state senate, 1951-64 (57th District 1951-62, 61st District 1963-64); died in office 1964. Presbyterian. Member, American Society of Civil Engineers; Alpha Tau Omega; Freemasons; American Legion; Sons of the American Revolution; Rotary; Elks; Eagles. Died, of pneumonia, in St. Luke's Hospital, Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn., August 1, 1964 (age 75 years, 173 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Annabelle Dunning.
      See also Minnesota Legislator record
    W. A. Hicken William Albert Hicken (1859-1932) — also known as W. A. Hicken — of Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Georgetown, Prince Edward Island, April 2, 1859. Republican. Real estate business; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 57, 1917-18. Died in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn., April 17, 1932 (age 73 years, 15 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Hicken (1831-1914) and Fannie (Fairchild) Hicken (1833-1902).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
      Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917


    Oneota Cemetery
    Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      William Leighton Carss (1865-1931) — also known as William L. Carss — of Proctor, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Pella, Marion County, Iowa, February 15, 1865. Locomotive engineer; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 8th District, 1919-21, 1925-29; defeated, 1920 (Democratic), 1922 (Democratic), 1928 (Farmer-Labor), 1930 (Farmer-Labor). Member, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Died in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn., May 31, 1931 (age 66 years, 105 days). Interment at Oneota Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Carss and Annie (Parks) Carss; married, December 21, 1898, to Lillian Burnside.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George W. Johnson (1894-1974) — of Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn., December 22, 1894. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 59, 1925-36; insurance business; mayor of Duluth, Minn., 1945-53. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Order of the Eastern Star. Died in a hospital at Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn., June 20, 1974 (age 79 years, 180 days). Interment at Oneota Cemetery.
      See also Minnesota Legislator record
      Carl Rudolf Berghult (1905-2000) — also known as Carl R. Berghult — of Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born April 15, 1905. Mayor of Duluth, Minn., 1937-41. Died in Arlington, Tarrant County, Tex., February 15, 2000 (age 94 years, 306 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Oneota Cemetery.
      Willard M. Munger (1911-1999) — also known as Willard Munger; "Mr. Environment" — of Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in a log house, Otter Tail County, Minn., January 20, 1911. Democrat. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1955-64, 1967-99 (District 59 1955-64, District 59-B 1967-72, District 7-A 1973-99); defeated, 1934, 1952; died in office 1999; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1960; candidate for Minnesota state senate 59th District, 1964. Served in the Minnesota House longer than anyone else in the state's history. Died, of liver cancer, in the hospice unit of of St. Mary's Hospital, Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn., July 11, 1999 (age 88 years, 172 days). Interment at Oneota Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Harry Lyman Munger (1883-1959) and Elsie B. E. (Zuehlsdorff) Munger (1888-1982); married, July 19, 1934, to Martha B. Winter (1915-1960).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record


    Unknown Location
    Ely, St. Louis County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      Claus V. Hammerstrom (d. 1970) — of Minnesota. Farmer-Labor candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota 4th District, 1930. Died in 1970. Interment somewhere.


    Sunrise Memorial Park
    Hermantown, St. Louis County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel F. Snively (1859-1952) — of Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Greencastle, Franklin County, Pa., November 24, 1859. Mayor of Duluth, Minn., 1921-37. Swiss and German ancestry. Died in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn., 1952 (age about 92 years). Interment at Sunrise Memorial Park.


    Maple Hill Cemetery
    Hibbing, St. Louis County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      Howard Ranken Weirick (1866-1933) — also known as H. R. Weirick — of Hibbing, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Pennsylvania, 1866. Republican. Physician; mayor of Hibbing, Minn., 1907-13, 1928-30; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1920. Died in Hibbing, St. Louis County, Minn., October 20, 1933 (age about 67 years). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James G. Early — of Hibbing, St. Louis County, Minn. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1936. Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.


    Unknown Location
    Virginia, St. Louis County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      J. Carver Richards — of Virginia, St. Louis County, Minn. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1932. Interment somewhere.


    Greenwood Cemetery
    Virginia, St. Louis County, Minnesota
    Politicians buried here:
      Jalmer T. Johnson (1912-2000) — of Virginia, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Virginia, St. Louis County, Minn., October 20, 1912. Mayor of Virginia, Minn., 1976-90. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Sons of Norway; Moose. Died, in Arrowhead Health Care Center, Virginia, St. Louis County, Minn., September 22, 2000 (age 87 years, 338 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      J. Edward Pearsall (1920-1998) — of Virginia, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Virginia, St. Louis County, Minn., April 20, 1920. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; mayor of Virginia, Minn., 1966-76. Presbyterian. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; Elks. Died, in Virginia Regional Medical Center, Virginia, St. Louis County, Minn., July 27, 1998 (age 78 years, 98 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.


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