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Gallatin County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Gallatin County

Index to Locations

  • Big Sky Canyon Village Soldier's Chapel
  • Bozeman Sunset Cemetery
  • Bozeman Sunset Hills Cemetery
  • Manhattan Meadowview Cemetery

    Soldier's Chapel
    Big Sky Canyon Village, Gallatin County, Montana
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Walter R. Rankin (1904-1983) — also known as Barney Rankin — of Montana. Born December 30, 1904. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Montana 1st District, 1946. Died December 19, 1983 (age 78 years, 354 days). Interment at Soldier's Chapel.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Sunset Cemetery
    Bozeman, Gallatin County, Montana
    Politicians buried here:
      Nelson Story Jr. (1874-1932) — of Bozeman, Gallatin County, Mont. Born in Bozeman, Gallatin County, Mont., 1874. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1904; mayor of Bozeman, Mont., 1905-07; Lieutenant Governor of Montana, 1921-25. Died in 1932 (age about 58 years). Interment at Sunset Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Nelson Story and Ellen (Trent) Story.

    Sunset Hills Cemetery
    East Main Street
    Bozeman, Gallatin County, Montana
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Zales Nelson Ecton (1898-1961) — also known as Zales N. Ecton — of Manhattan, Gallatin County, Mont.; Bozeman, Gallatin County, Mont. Born in Weldon, Decatur County, Iowa, April 1, 1898. Republican. Farmer; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1933-37; member of Montana state senate, 1937-46; U.S. Senator from Montana, 1947-53. Christian. Member, American Legion; Farm Bureau; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Bozeman, Gallatin County, Mont., March 3, 1961 (age 62 years, 336 days). Interment at Sunset Hills Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Aaron Smith Ecton and Delphia (McVay) Ecton; married, November 25, 1920, to Vera B. Harris.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Wilfred Eugene Harmon (1856-1933) — also known as Wilfred E. Harmon — of Bozeman, Gallatin County, Mont. Born in Fayette, Fulton County, Ohio, February 7, 1856. Republican. Telegraph operator; school teacher; superintendent of schools; Montana superintendent of public instruction, 1905-13; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1920; Montana state treasurer, 1925-29; secretary of state of Montana, 1929-32. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died, from pneumonia, in Bozeman, Gallatin County, Mont., August 15, 1933 (age 77 years, 189 days). Interment at Sunset Hills Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Roland Roger Renne (1905-1989) — also known as Roland Renne — of Bozeman, Gallatin County, Mont. Born in Greenwich, Cumberland County, N.J., December 12, 1905. Democrat. Economist; college professor; president, Montana State College, Bozeman, 1943-64; candidate for Governor of Montana, 1964. Presbyterian or Unitarian. Member, Rotary; American Economic Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Alpha Zeta. Died August 30, 1989 (age 83 years, 261 days). Interment at Sunset Hills Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Fred Christian Renne and Caroline Augusta (Young) Renne; married, August 9, 1932, to Mary Kneeland Wisner.
      Renne Library at Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, is named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William M. Alward (1857-1909) — of Bozeman, Gallatin County, Mont. Born February 27, 1857. Mayor of Bozeman, Mont., 1899-1901. Died January 6, 1909 (age 51 years, 314 days). Interment at Sunset Hills Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Lester Sebastian Willson (1839-1919) — also known as Lester S. Willson — of Bozeman, Gallatin County, Mont. Born in Canton, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., June 16, 1839. Republican. General in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Republican National Committee from Montana Territory, 1868-70. Died in Bozeman, Gallatin County, Mont., January 26, 1919 (age 79 years, 224 days). Interment at Sunset Hills Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Emma D. Weeks.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Meadowview Cemetery
    Manhattan, Gallatin County, Montana
    Politicians buried here:
      George Chapman Sinton (1886-1976) — also known as George Sinton — of Manhattan, Gallatin County, Mont. Born in County Down, Ireland (now Northern Ireland), December 21, 1886. Republican. Rancher; candidate for Presidential Elector for Montana. Quaker. Died in Gallatin County, Mont., September 6, 1976 (age 89 years, 260 days). Interment at Meadowview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Henry Sinton and Lucy (Chapman) Sinton; married to Katherine Rybolt.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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