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Silver Bow County
Montana

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Silver Bow County

Index to Locations

  • Butte Unknown location
  • Butte Holy Cross Cemetery
  • Butte Mt. Moriah Cemetery
  • Butte Mountain View Cemetery
  • Butte St. Patricks Cemetery
  • Butte Sunset Memorial Park


    Unknown Locations
    Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana
    Politicians buried here:
      Arnold Olsen (1916-1990) — of Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont., December 17, 1916. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Montana state attorney general, 1949-57; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1956; candidate for Governor of Montana, 1956; U.S. Representative from Montana 1st District, 1961-71; defeated, 1970; district judge in Montana 2nd District, 1977-90; died in office 1990. Methodist. Norwegian ancestry. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Elks; Eagles; Phi Delta Phi. Died in Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont., October 9, 1990 (age 73 years, 296 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of Albert Olsen and Anna (Vennes) Olsen; married 1942 to Margaret Mary Williams.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Robert Hector O'Brien (1904-1997) — also known as Robert H. O'Brien — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont., September 15, 1904. Mining engineer; lawyer; member, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 1942-44; special assistant to Barney Balaban, president of Paramount Pictures, and director, Paramount International Films; when the companies split in 1949, he became secretary-treasurer of the movie theater chain, United Paramount Theaters; following a merger with American Broadcasting Company, he became financial vice-president of the ABC television network; in 1957, he joined the Loew's movie theater chain as vice-president and treasurer; president of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie studio, 1963-69. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Sigma Chi; Phi Delta Phi; Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Died, of a stroke, in Seattle, King County, Wash., October 6, 1997 (age 93 years, 21 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Grant O'Brien and Margaret (Flanagan) O'Brien; married, August 27, 1927, to Ellen Ford (died 1969).


    Holy Cross Cemetery
    Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana
    Politicians buried here:
      James Edward Murray (1876-1961) — also known as James E. Murray — of Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont. Born near St. Thomas, Ontario, May 3, 1876. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1932 (alternate), 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956; U.S. Senator from Montana, 1934-61. Died in Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont., March 23, 1961 (age 84 years, 324 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1905 to Viola E. Horgan.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Jacob Thorkelson (1876-1945) — of Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont. Born in Egersund, Norway, September 24, 1876. Republican. U.S. Representative from Montana 1st District, 1939-41. Died in Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont., November 20, 1945 (age 69 years, 57 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Vern D. Griffith (1915-1972) — also known as Hanna Griffith — of Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont. Born in Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont., February 16, 1915. Mayor of Butte, Mont., 1959-64. Died in Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont., November 13, 1972 (age 57 years, 271 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Carol Griffith Williams (1943-) (who married John Patrick Williams).
      Political family: Williams family of Butte, Montana.


    Mt. Moriah Cemetery
    Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana
    Politicians buried here:
      Lee Mantle (1851-1934) — of Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont. Born in Birmingham, England, December 13, 1851. Republican. Telegrapher; newspaper publisher; real estate and mining business; member of Montana territorial House of Representatives, 1882; mayor of Butte, Mont., 1892; Montana Republican state chair, 1892-94, 1904; U.S. Senator from Montana, 1895-99; delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1904, 1916 (alternate). Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., November 18, 1934 (age 82 years, 340 days). Interment at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph H. Mantle (died 1851) and Mary Susan Mantle.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      James Harris Baldwin (1876-1944) — also known as James H. Baldwin — of Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont. Born in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., August 1, 1876. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Montana, 1934-35; U.S. District Judge for Montana, 1935-44; died in office 1944. Died in Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont., October 26, 1944 (age 68 years, 86 days). Interment at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Thornton Baldwin and Emma Louise (Cockrell) Baldwin; grandnephew of Elisha Logan Cockrell and Harrison Cockrill (1826-1876); great-grandnephew of Moses Cockrell; second great-grandson of Simon Cockrell; first cousin of Egbert Railey Cockrell; first cousin twice removed of Jeremiah Vardaman Cockrell and Francis Marion Cockrell; second cousin once removed of John T. Crisp and Ewing Cockrell.
      Political family: Cockrell-South family of Kentucky.
      See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Albert James Campbell (1857-1907) — also known as Albert J. Campbell — of Lake County, Mich.; Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont. Born in Pontiac, Oakland County, Mich., December 12, 1857. Democrat. Lawyer; Lake County Prosecuting Attorney, 1886-88; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1897; U.S. Representative from Montana at-large, 1899-1901. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., August 9, 1907 (age 49 years, 240 days). Interment at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, April 23, 1879, to Ella J. Mann.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Ella Knowles (1860-1911) — of Montana. Born in Northwood Ridge, Northwood, Rockingham County, N.H., July 31, 1860. Candidate for Montana state attorney general, 1892. Female. Died in Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont., January 27, 1911 (age 50 years, 180 days). Interment at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.


    Mountain View Cemetery
    Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana
    Politicians buried here:
      Dave Brown (1948-1998) — of Montana. Born in Pompeys Pillar, Yellowstone County, Mont., November 20, 1948. Member of Montana state house of representatives, 1981-93. Pleaded guilty in 1994 to five counts of failing to file federal income tax returns. Died in University Hospital, Madison, Dane County, Wis., October 23, 1998 (age 49 years, 337 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.


    St. Patricks Cemetery
    Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana
    Politicians buried here:
      Frank Comerford Walker (1886-1959) — also known as Frank C. Walker — of Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont.; Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pa. Born in Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pa., May 30, 1886. Democrat. Lawyer; Silver Bow County Attorney, 1909-12; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1913; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Treasurer of Democratic National Committee, 1932-33; U.S. Postmaster General, 1940-45; Chairman of Democratic National Committee, 1943-44; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1944, 1948. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Knights of Columbus. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., September 13, 1959 (age 73 years, 106 days). Interment at St. Patricks Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Walker (1848-1902) and Ellen (Comerford) Walker (1851-1916); brother of Thomas Joseph Walker (1877-1945); married, November 11, 1914, to Hallie Boucher (1892-1969).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Joseph Walker (1877-1945) — of Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont. Born in Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pa., March 25, 1877. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1905; Silver Bow County Attorney, 1906-10; member of Montana state senate, 1922-34; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1928, 1932, 1936 (alternate); Judge of U.S. Customs Court, 1940-45, 1940-45; died in office 1945. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus; Elks. Died, in St. Vincent's Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., January 18, 1945 (age 67 years, 299 days). Interment at St. Patricks Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Walker (1848-1902) and Ellen (Comerford) Walker (1851-1916); brother of Frank Comerford Walker (1886-1959); married, June 7, 1905, to Maude Evelyn Matilda Margaret Galen (1878-1964).
      See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Sunset Memorial Park
    Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Patrick Monaghan (1906-1985) — also known as Joseph P. Monaghan — of Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont. Born in Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont., 1906. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Montana 1st District, 1933-37; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1936; Independent candidate for U.S. Senator from Montana, 1936. Catholic. Member, Elks. Died July 5, 1985 (age about 79 years). Interment at Sunset Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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