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Lewis and Clark County
Montana

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Lewis and Clark County

Index to Locations

  • Fort Harrison Montana State Veterans Cemetery
  • Helena Benton Avenue Cemetery
  • Helena Forestvale Cemetery
  • Helena Resurrection Cemetery
  • Helena State Capitol Grounds


    Montana State Veterans Cemetery
    Fort Harrison, Lewis and Clark County, Montana
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert A. Durkee (1915-1997) — of Montana. Born in Hibbing, St. Louis County, Minn., October 25, 1915. Member of Montana state house of representatives, 1953-57; member of Montana state senate, 1957-65. Died in Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont., May 24, 1997 (age 81 years, 211 days). Interment at Montana State Veterans Cemetery.
      Daniel Dykstra (1920-1999) — of Montana. Born in Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont., August 20, 1920. Member of Montana state house of representatives, 1961-65. Died, of a heart attack, in Orange, Orange County, Calif., March 25, 1999 (age 78 years, 217 days). Interment at Montana State Veterans Cemetery.


    Benton Avenue Cemetery
    Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Benjamin Franklin Potts (1836-1887) — of Carrollton, Carroll County, Ohio. Born in Carroll County, Ohio, January 29, 1836. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1860; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Ohio state senate, 1867; Governor of Montana Territory, 1870-83; member of Montana territorial legislature, 1880. Methodist. Died in Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont., June 17, 1887 (age 51 years, 139 days). Original interment at Benton Avenue Cemetery; reinterment at Forestvale Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Forestvale Cemetery
    490 Forestvale Road
    Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Benjamin Franklin Potts (1836-1887) — of Carrollton, Carroll County, Ohio. Born in Carroll County, Ohio, January 29, 1836. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1860; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Ohio state senate, 1867; Governor of Montana Territory, 1870-83; member of Montana territorial legislature, 1880. Methodist. Died in Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont., June 17, 1887 (age 51 years, 139 days). Original interment at Benton Avenue Cemetery; reinterment at Forestvale Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Preston Hopkins Leslie (1819-1907) — of Kentucky; Montana. Born in Wayne County (part now in Clinton County), Ky., March 2, 1819. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1844, 1850; member of Kentucky state senate, 1851-55, 1867; Governor of Kentucky, 1871-75; circuit judge in Kentucky, 1881; Governor of Montana Territory, 1887-89; U.S. Attorney for Montana, 1894-98. Baptist. Died in Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont., February 7, 1907 (age 87 years, 342 days). Interment at Forestvale Cemetery.
      Leslie County, Ky. is named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel Vernon Stewart (1872-1939) — also known as Sam V. Stewart — of Virginia City, Madison County, Mont.; Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Monroe County, Ohio, August 2, 1872. Democrat. Governor of Montana, 1913-21; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1916, 1920, 1924 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1920; justice of Montana state supreme court, 1933. Member, Freemasons. Died September 15, 1939 (age 67 years, 44 days). Interment at Forestvale Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel Clarence Ford (1882-1961) — also known as Sam C. Ford — of Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Albany, Clinton County, Ky., November 7, 1882. Republican. Lawyer; Montana state attorney general, 1917-21; justice of Montana state supreme court, 1929-33; Governor of Montana, 1941-49; defeated, 1948; delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1952 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Eagles. Died November 25, 1961 (age 79 years, 18 days). Interment at Forestvale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Ford and Glanora E. (Snow) Ford; married 1910 to Mary Leslie Shobe (1885-1982).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Llewellyn Link Callaway (1868-1951) — also known as Lew L. Callaway — of Virginia City, Madison County, Mont.; Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont.; Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Tuscola, Douglas County, Ill., December 15, 1868. Republican. Lawyer; Madison County Attorney, 1894-98; district judge in Montana, 1905-13; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1920; chief justice of Montana state supreme court, 1922-35. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Elks. Died in Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont., August 6, 1951 (age 82 years, 234 days). Interment at Forestvale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Edmund Callaway (1834-1905) and Mary Elizabeth (Link) Callaway (1843-1922); married, December 12, 1894, to Ellen Nimma Badger (1876-1966).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Wilbur F. Sanders Wilbur Fiske Sanders (1834-1905) — also known as Wilbur F. Sanders — of Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Leon, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., May 2, 1834. Republican. Lawyer; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; candidate for Delegate to U.S. Congress from Montana Territory, 1864, 1867, 1880, 1886; delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana Territory, 1868 (speaker); delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1872, 1876, 1884, 1900 (alternate); member of Montana territorial House of Representatives, 1873-80; U.S. Senator from Montana, 1890-93. Member, Freemasons. Died in Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont., July 7, 1905 (age 71 years, 66 days). Interment at Forestvale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ira Sanders (1803-1867) and Freedom (Edgerton) Sanders (1806-1888); married to Harriet Peck Fenn (1834-1909); nephew of Sidney Edgerton (1818-1900).
      Sanders County, Mont. is named for him.
      Epitaph: "Patriot - Pioneer - Statesman."
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: New York Public Library
      John Spafford Harris (1825-1906) — of Louisiana. Born in Truxton, Cortland County, N.Y., December 18, 1825. Republican. Delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1868; member of Louisiana state senate, 1868; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1868-71. Died January 25, 1906 (age 80 years, 38 days). Interment at Forestvale Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Samuel Thomas Hauser (1833-1914) — also known as Samuel T. Hauser — of Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Falmouth, Pendleton County, Ky., January 10, 1833. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana Territory, 1876, 1884; Governor of Montana Territory, 1885-87; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1892. Died in Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont., November 10, 1914 (age 81 years, 304 days). Interment at Forestvale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Thomas Hauser (1794-1865) and Mary Ann (Kennett) Hauser (1798-1887); married to Ellen Frances Farrar (1841-1906).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Forrest Howard Anderson (1913-1989) — also known as Forrest Anderson — of Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont., January 30, 1913. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1943-45; Lewis and Clark County Attorney, 1945-47; justice of Montana state supreme court, 1953-57; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1956; Montana state attorney general, 1957-68; Governor of Montana, 1969-73. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Eagles; Moose; Phi Delta Theta. Died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont., July 20, 1989 (age 76 years, 171 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Forestvale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Oscar A. Anderson and Nora (O'Keefe) Anderson; married, January 24, 1941, to Margaret Evelyn Samson (1914-2001).
      The Forrest H. Anderson Memorial Bridge, which crosses the Missouri River at Craig, Montana, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Tim Milford Babcock (1919-2015) — also known as Tim M. Babcock — of Miles City, Custer County, Mont.; Billings, Yellowstone County, Mont.; Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Littlefork, Koochiching County, Minn., October 27, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; organizer, president, Babcock & Lee Petroleum Transporters, Inc.; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1953-54, 1957-60; Lieutenant Governor of Montana, 1961-62; Governor of Montana, 1962-69; defeated, 1968; candidate for U.S. Senator from Montana, 1966; delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1972, 2004, 2008, 2012. Presbyterian. Member, Rotary; Eagles; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners; American Legion. Died in Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont., April 7, 2015 (age 95 years, 162 days). Interment at Forestvale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Erwin H. Babcock and Olive Mary (Reinhart) Babcock; married, September 21, 1941, to Betty Ruth Lee (1922-2013).
      See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Albert Henry Angstman (1888-1964) — also known as Albert H. Angstman — of Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Farmington, Dakota County, Minn., March 23, 1888. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; justice of Montana state supreme court, 1929-35, 1937-43, 1945-50; candidate for U.S. Representative from Montana 1st District, 1948. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Elks; Eagles; Kiwanis. Died in Lewis and Clark County, Mont., February 29, 1964 (age 75 years, 343 days). Interment at Forestvale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob H. Angstman and Emma (Trout) Angstman; married, September 16, 1919, to Mary Frances Chirgwin.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Hugh R. Adair (1889-1971) — of Montana. Born in 1889. Lieutenant Governor of Montana, 1937-41; justice of Montana state supreme court, 1943-69. Member, Freemasons. Died January 18, 1971 (age about 81 years). Interment at Forestvale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Constance F. Moreau (1904-1931).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Trigg Pigott (1861-1944) — of Virginia City, Madison County, Mont.; Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont.; Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Boonville, Cooper County, Mo., November 3, 1861. Lawyer; justice of Montana state supreme court, 1897-. Member, American Bar Association. Died in Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont., March 18, 1944 (age 82 years, 136 days). Interment at Forestvale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Thomas Pigott (1823-1904) and Josephine Hanley (Trigg) Pigott (1836-1907); married to Virginia M. Curtis (1863-1938); uncle of Anna Lou P. Boettcher (1903-1941).
      Political family: Boettcher family of Denver, Colorado.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Adami, Jr. (1877-1949) — of Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in 1877. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1920 (member, Credentials Committee). Died, from a cerebral hemorrhage, in Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont., August 23, 1949 (age about 72 years). Interment at Forestvale Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Resurrection Cemetery
    Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas James Walsh (1859-1933) — also known as Thomas J. Walsh — of Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Two Rivers, Manitowoc County, Wis., June 12, 1859. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Montana, 1906; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1912 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee; speaker), 1916 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932; U.S. Senator from Montana, 1913-33; died in office 1933; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1928. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, American Bar Association. While en route to Washington to accept appointment as U.S. Attorney General, died suddenly of a heart attack, on a train of the Atlantic Coast Line near Wilson, Wilson County, N.C., March 2, 1933 (age 73 years, 263 days). Interment at Resurrection Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Felix Walsh and Bridget (Comer) Walsh; married, August 15, 1889, to Eleanor C. McClements (died 1917).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
      Books about Thomas J. Walsh: J. Leonard Bates, Senator Thomas J. Walsh of Montana
      Joseph Kemp Toole (1851-1929) — also known as Joseph K. Toole — of Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Savannah, Andrew County, Mo., May 12, 1851. Democrat. Member of Montana territorial House of Representatives, 1879-81; member Montana territorial council, 1881-83; delegate to Montana state constitutional convention, 1884, 1889; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Montana Territory, 1885-89; Governor of Montana, 1889-93, 1901-08; resigned 1908; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1904. Died in Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont., March 11, 1929 (age 77 years, 303 days). Interment at Resurrection Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of William Starke Rosecrans (1819-1898).
      Toole County, Mont. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Charles Power (1839-1923) — also known as Thomas C. Power — of Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born near Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, May 22, 1839. Republican. Candidate for Governor of Montana, 1889; U.S. Senator from Montana, 1890-95; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1916. Died in Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont., February 16, 1923 (age 83 years, 270 days). Interment at Resurrection Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Thomas Lee Judge (1934-2006) — also known as Thomas L. Judge — of Montana. Born in Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont., October 12, 1934. Member of Montana state house of representatives, 1961-65; member of Montana state senate, 1967-69; Lieutenant Governor of Montana, 1969-73; Governor of Montana, 1973-81. Died, from pulmonary fibrosis, in Chandler Regional Hospital, Chandler, Maricopa County, Ariz., September 8, 2006 (age 71 years, 331 days). Interment at Resurrection Cemetery.
      See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Martin Maginnis (1841-1919) — of Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born near Pultneyville, Wayne County, N.Y., October 27, 1841. Democrat. Major in the Union Army during the Civil War; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Montana Territory, 1873-85; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana Territory, 1876, 1880 (not seated), 1888 (member, Resolutions Committee; speaker); candidate for U.S. Representative from Montana at-large, 1889; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1904. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 27, 1919 (age 77 years, 151 days). Interment at Resurrection Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Louise E. Mann.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Edward William Christiansen (1914-2000) — also known as Bill Christiansen — of Hardin, Big Horn County, Mont. Born in Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak., February 24, 1914. Democrat. Automobile dealer; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1965-73; Lieutenant Governor of Montana, 1973-76. Died March 28, 2000 (age 86 years, 33 days). Interment at Resurrection Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, December 27, 1947, to Hattie James.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    State Capitol Grounds
    Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      Thomas Francis Meagher (1823-1867) — of Montana. Born in Ireland, August 3, 1823. General in the Union Army during the Civil War; secretary of Montana Territory, 1865; Governor of Montana Territory, 1865-66. Fell from a steamboat into the Missouri River and presumably drowned, at Fort Benton, Chouteau County, Mont., July 1, 1867 (age 43 years, 332 days). His body was never found. Statue at State Capitol Grounds.
      Meagher County, Mont. is named for him.


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