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Cass County
North Dakota

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Cass County

Index to Locations

  • Casselton St. Leo's Catholic Cemetery
  • Fargo Holy Cross Cemetery
  • Fargo Riverside Cemetery
  • Horace St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery
  • Kindred Kindred Cemetery


    St. Leo's Catholic Cemetery
    Casselton, Cass County, North Dakota
    Politicians buried here:
      William Langer (1886-1959) — also known as "Wild Bill" — of Bismarck, Burleigh County, N.Dak.; Wheatland, Cass County, N.Dak. Born in Everest Township, Cass County, N.Dak., September 30, 1886. Lawyer; North Dakota state attorney general, 1916-20; Governor of North Dakota, 1932-34, 1937-39; defeated (Republican), 1920; removed 1934; U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1941-59; defeated (Independent), 1938; died in office 1959. Member, Sigma Chi. Died November 8, 1959 (age 73 years, 39 days). Interment at St. Leo's Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frank J. Langer (born c.1849) and Mary (Weber) Langer; married, February 26, 1918, to Lydia Cady; uncle of Morgan Ford.
      Political family: Langer family of North Dakota.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — NNDB dossier


    Holy Cross Cemetery
    Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota
    Politicians buried here:
      Wilda Bridgeford (1904-1988) — also known as Wilda K. Malchow — of Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak. Born in New Jersey, June 6, 1904. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1948; acting postmaster at Fargo, N.Dak., 1948-51. Female. Died May 29, 1988 (age 83 years, 358 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of William W. Malchow (1878-1961) and Sabina M. Malchow (1881-1983); married to Harry R. Bridgeford (1902-1986).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Riverside Cemetery
    Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota
    Politicians buried here:
      William Lemke (1878-1950) — of Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak. Born in Albany, Stearns County, Minn., August 13, 1878. Lawyer; North Dakota Republican state chair, 1916-20; North Dakota state attorney general, 1921; candidate for U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1926 (Farmer-Labor), 1940; U.S. Representative from North Dakota at-large, 1933-41, 1943-50; died in office 1950; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1936; Union candidate for President of the United States, 1936. Member, Phi Delta Theta. Died in Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak., May 30, 1950 (age 71 years, 290 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Fred Lemke and Julia Lemke; married, April 16, 1910, to Isabelle McIntyre.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
      Louis Benjamin Hanna (1861-1948) — also known as Louis B. Hanna — of Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak. Born in New Brighton, Beaver County, Pa., August 9, 1861. Republican. Member of North Dakota state house of representatives, 1895-97; member of North Dakota state senate, 1897-1901, 1905-09; North Dakota Republican state chair, 1902-08, 1925; U.S. Representative from North Dakota at-large, 1909-13; Governor of North Dakota, 1913-17; candidate for U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1916, 1926 (Republican). Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak., April 23, 1948 (age 86 years, 258 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jason R. Hanna and Margaret A. (Lewis) Hanna; married 1884 to Lottie L. Thatcher.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — NNDB dossier
      Alanson William Edwards (1840-1908) — also known as Alanson W. Edwards — of Bunker Hill, Macoupin County, Ill.; Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak. Born in Lorain County, Ohio, August 27, 1840. Express agent; telegraph operator; major in the Union Army during the Civil War; warden, Illinois Penitentiary at Joliet, 1871-72; newspaper publisher; mayor of Fargo, N.Dak., 1887-88; member of North Dakota state house of representatives, 1895-96; U.S. Consul General in Montreal, 1903-06. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak., February 8, 1908 (age 67 years, 165 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1870 to Elizabeth Robertson (1846-1911).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Burleigh Folsom Spalding (1853-1934) — of Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak. Born near Craftsbury, Orleans County, Vt., December 3, 1853. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to North Dakota state constitutional convention from Cass County, 1889; U.S. Representative from North Dakota at-large, 1899-1901, 1903-05; justice of North Dakota state supreme court, 1907; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1924, 1928 (alternate), 1932. Died in Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak., March 17, 1934 (age 80 years, 104 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Kenneth Keith Pyle (1899-1965) — of North Dakota. Born in Raymond Township, Cass County, N.Dak., March 13, 1899. Member of North Dakota state legislature, 1942-54. Died July 10, 1965 (age 66 years, 119 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.


    St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery
    Horace, Cass County, North Dakota
    Politicians buried here:
      Teman Gilbertson (1837-1922) — also known as Tidemann Gulbrandsen Gudbrandsplass — of Spring Grove, Houston County, Minn. Born in Nes, Hallingdal, Norway, March 15, 1837. Hotel owner; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 13, 1871. Norwegian ancestry. Died in Horace, Cass County, N.Dak., 1922 (age about 85 years). Interment at St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Uncle of Gilbert S. Gilbertson (1863-1917).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record


    Kindred Cemetery
    Kindred, Cass County, North Dakota
    Politicians buried here:
      Max Henry Strehlow — also known as Max Strehlow — of Kindred, Cass County, N.Dak. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1940. Interment at Kindred Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Dora Hallingby.

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