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Polk County
North Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Polk County

Index to Locations

  • Columbus Polk Memorial Gardens

    Polk Memorial Gardens
    Columbus, Polk County, North Carolina
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Margaret Culkin Banning (1891-1982) — also known as Margaret Frances Culkin — of Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.; Tryon, Polk County, N.C. Born in Buffalo, Wright County, Minn., March 18, 1891. Republican. Novelist; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1924 (alternate), 1936. Female. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; American Association of University Women; League of Women Voters. Elected to Duluth Hall of Fame. Died in Tryon, Polk County, N.C., January 4, 1982 (age 90 years, 292 days). Interment at Polk Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Daughter of William Edgar Culkin (1860-1949) and Hannah Alice (Young) Culkin; married, October 9, 1914, to Archibald Tanner Banning, Jr. (divorced 1929); married 1942 to Leroy Salsich; niece of Francis Dugan Culkin.
      Political family: Culkin family of Oswego, New York.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books by Margaret Culkin Banning: The Splendid Torments : A Novel (1976) — Such Interesting People (1979) — The Will of Magda Townsend (1974) — Spellbinders (1922) — Echo Answers (1960) — Country Club People (1923) — The First Woman (1935) — Half Loaves (1921) — Women for Defense (1942) — The Clever Sister (1947) — Conduct Yourself Accordingly (1944) — The Convert (1957) — The Dowry (1955) — Enough to Live On (1940) — Fallen Away (1951) — Festival at the Lakehead (1965) — Give us our years (1950) — A Handmaid of the Lord (1924) — I took my love to the country (1966) — The Iron Will (1936) — Mesabi (1969) — Mixed Marriage (1930) — Money of Her Own (1928) — Out In Society (1940) — The Quality of Mercy : A Novel (1963) — You haven't changed (1937)

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