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Richland County
North Dakota

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Richland County

Index to Locations

  • Wahpeton Calvary Cemetery
  • Wahpeton Wahpeton Memorial Gardens Cemetery


    Calvary Cemetery
    Wahpeton, Richland County, North Dakota
    Politicians buried here:
      William Edward Purcell (1856-1928) — also known as William E. Purcell — of Wahpeton, Richland County, N.Dak. Born in Flemington, Hunterdon County, N.J., August 3, 1856. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Dakota Territory, 1888-89; delegate to North Dakota state constitutional convention from Richland County, 1889; Richland County State's Attorney, 1889-91; member of Democratic National Committee from North Dakota, 1889; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1892, 1912 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee; speaker), 1916 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); member of North Dakota state senate, 1906-10; U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1910-11; defeated, 1914. Catholic. Died in 1928 (age about 71 years). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Purcell and Johanna (Duggan) Purcell; married, April 3, 1889, to Myra E. Stevens.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Wahpeton Memorial Gardens Cemetery
    Wahpeton, Richland County, North Dakota
    Politicians buried here:
      Ray Thompson (1911-1957) — of North Dakota. Born in Barney, Richland County, N.Dak., November 3, 1911. Member of North Dakota state house of representatives, 1945; North Dakota state treasurer, 1953-54. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Eagles. Died of a heart attack, in a hotel at Bismarck, Burleigh County, N.Dak., January 27, 1957 (age 45 years, 85 days). Interment at Wahpeton Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

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