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Cascade County
Montana

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Cascade County

Index to Locations

  • Great Falls Highland Cemetery
  • Great Falls Hillcrest Lawn Memorial
  • Great Falls Mt. Olivet Cemetery
  • Great Falls Old Highland Cemetery


    Highland Cemetery
    Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana
    Founded 1911
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Paris Gibson Paris Gibson (1830-1920) — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn.; Fort Benton, Chouteau County, Mont.; Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont. Born in Brownfield, Oxford County, Maine, July 1, 1830. Democrat. Flour mill business; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1852; founded city of Great Falls, 1882; postmaster at Great Falls, Mont., 1887; mayor of Great Falls, Mont., 1888-89; delegate to Montana state constitutional convention, 1889; member of Montana state senate 16th District, 1891-94; U.S. Senator from Montana, 1901-05; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1904. Died December 16, 1920 (age 90 years, 168 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Abel Gibson and Ann (Howard) Gibson; married, August 23, 1858, to Valeria (Goodenow) Sweat (1838-1900).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Library of Congress
      Edwin Lee Norris (1865-1924) — also known as Edwin L. Norris — of Dillon, Beaverhead County, Mont.; Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont. Born in Cumberland County, Ky., August 15, 1865. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Montana state senate from Beaverhead County, 1897-1900; Lieutenant Governor of Montana, 1905-08; Governor of Montana, 1908-13; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1912, 1916 (Honorary Vice-President). Died in Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont., April 25, 1924 (age 58 years, 254 days). Original interment at Fairview Cemetery, Bowling Green, Ky.; reinterment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Elizabeth June Wilkins (1869-1942).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Julius J. Wuerthner (1890-1972) — of Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont. Born in Manchester, Washtenaw County, Mich., May 18, 1890. Member of Montana state house of representatives, 1925-27; member of Montana state senate, 1928-31; mayor of Great Falls, Mont., 1937-41. Member, Freemasons. Died in a nursing home at Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont., February 21, 1972 (age 81 years, 279 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Cleveland Hall (1892-1963) — also known as H. Cleveland Hall — of Glasgow, Valley County, Mont.; Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont. Born in Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont., October 13, 1892. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War I; district judge in Montana 17th District, 1919-20; Presidential Elector for Montana, 1944. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association. Died October 26, 1963 (age 71 years, 13 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Henry Hall and Marie (Cleveland) Hall; married, May 10, 1919, to Georgia Coleman.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      O. S. Warden — of Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948; member of Democratic National Committee from Montana, 1939-40. Interment at Highland Cemetery.


    Hillcrest Lawn Memorial
    Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Nelson Pray (1868-1963) — also known as Charles N. Pray — of Fort Benton, Chouteau County, Mont. Born in New York, 1868. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1904; U.S. Representative from Montana at-large, 1907-13; candidate for U.S. Senator from Montana, 1916. Died September 12, 1963 (age about 95 years). Interment at Hillcrest Lawn Memorial.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Jerry Joseph O'Connell (1909-1956) — also known as Jerry J. O'Connell — of Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont. Born in Montana, 1909. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Montana 1st District, 1937-39; defeated, 1938, 1940; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1944. Died in 1956 (age about 47 years). Entombed at Hillcrest Lawn Memorial.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Charles Gordon McGowan (1911-1999) — of Montana. Born in Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont., September 5, 1911. Member of Montana state senate, 1954-74. Died in a nursing home at Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont., May 26, 1999 (age 87 years, 263 days). Interment at Hillcrest Lawn Memorial.


    Mt. Olivet Cemetery
    Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana
    Politicians buried here:
      Errol Fay Galt (1889-1975) — also known as E. F. Galt — of Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont. Born in Freeborn County, Minn., October 2, 1889. Republican. Banker; member of Montana state senate, 1930-34; delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1944 (alternate), 1948. Protestant. Scottish and English ancestry. Died in Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont., November 23, 1975 (age 86 years, 52 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Wylie Galt and Emmaretta (Robinson) Galt (1859-1931); married to Florence E. Brooks (1893-1973); father of Jack E. Galt (who married Louise Replogle Rankin); grandfather of Errol Thomas Galt (who married Sharrie Kay Rogan); great-grandfather of Errol Wylie Galt (1973?-).
      Political family: Galt family of Martinsdale, Montana.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Patrick L. Ryan (1928-2000) — of Montana. Born in Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont., May 15, 1928. Member of Montana state house of representatives, 1977-79; member of Montana state senate, 1979-82. Died, of cancer, in Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont., January 24, 2000 (age 71 years, 254 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Edward M. Larson (1879-1954) — of Montana. Born in Cambridge, Story County, Iowa, September 3, 1879. Member of Montana state house of representatives, 1925-27. Died in Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont., March 13, 1954 (age 74 years, 191 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Harry Joseph McGregor (1889-1968) — also known as Harry J. McGregor — of Choteau, Teton County, Mont.; Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont. Born in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, December 3, 1889. Democrat. Physician; surgeon; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1936, 1940, 1944 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Died June 15, 1968 (age 78 years, 195 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James McGregor and Elizabeth (Redfern) McGregor; married, June 12, 1912, to Mary Elizabeth O'Neill (1888-1954).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Rudolph William Polich (1913-1996) — of Montana. Born in Little Chicago (now Black Eagle), Cascade County, Mont., April 24, 1913. Member of Montana state house of representatives, 1969. Died in Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont., October 3, 1996 (age 83 years, 162 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Helen Galvin O'Connell (1917-1997) — of Montana. Born in Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont., July 15, 1917. Member of Montana state house of representatives, 1975-91. Female. Died in a hospital at Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont., June 29, 1997 (age 79 years, 349 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Sister of Patrick Galvin; aunt of Kathleen Galvin-Halcro (1949-).
      Political family: Galvin family of Great Falls, Montana.


    Old Highland Cemetery
    Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana
    Politicians buried here:
      James Montgomery Burlingame, Jr. (1868-1938) — also known as James M. Burlingame — of Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont. Born in Owatonna, Steele County, Minn., June 6, 1868. Republican. Member of Montana state senate, 1911-21; delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1916, 1920 (alternate). Died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home in Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont., December 28, 1938 (age 70 years, 205 days). Interment at Old Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Montgomery Burlingame and Mary Louie (Grant) Burlingame (1846-1929); married to Amy Gregg (1866-1903); fourth cousin of Alvah Waterman Burlingame, Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Joel Burlingame (1800-1883).
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Burlingame family of Vermont; Greene family of Providence, Rhode Island (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Montgomery Burlingame (1836-1915) — also known as James M. Burlingame — of Owatonna, Steele County, Minn.; Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont. Born in Connecticut, March 29, 1836. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 12, 1885-86. Died in Napa, Napa County, Calif., June 4, 1915 (age 79 years, 67 days). Interment at Old Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Peter Montgomery Burlingame (1800-1875) and Nancy (Brown) Burlingame (1803-1880); married, October 2, 1866, to Mary Louise Grant (1846-1929); father of James Montgomery Burlingame, Jr. (1868-1938); third cousin once removed of Alvah Waterman Burlingame, Jr.; fourth cousin of Joel Burlingame; fourth cousin once removed of Anson Burlingame and Ossian Ray.
      Political family: Burlingame family of Vermont (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record


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