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Hall County
Nebraska

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Hall County

Index to Locations

  • Grand Island Grand Island Cemetery


    Grand Island Cemetery
    Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Milan D. Bish (1929-2001) — of Grand Island, Hall County, Neb. Born near Giltner, Hamilton County, Neb., July 1, 1929. Republican. Farm implement dealer; Nebraska Republican state chair, 1971-73; U.S. Ambassador to Antigua and Barbuda, 1981-84; Barbados, 1981-84; Dominica, 1981-84; SAINT Lucia, 1981-84; SAINT Vincent and THEGRE, 1981-84; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1988. Episcopalian. Member, Rotary. Died, of Parkinson's disease and cancer, at Tiffany Square care center, Grand Island, Hall County, Neb., November 5, 2001 (age 72 years, 127 days). Interment at Grand Island Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Bish and Mabel (Williams) Bish; married, March 17, 1951, to Allene Miller.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      Books about Milan Bish: Carol Bryant, Milan Bish : The Measure You Give
      William Henry Thompson (1853-1937) — also known as William H. Thompson; W. H. Thompson — of Grand Island, Hall County, Neb. Born in Perrysville, Carroll County, Ohio, December 14, 1853. Democrat. Lawyer; banker; candidate for U.S. Representative from Nebraska, 1890; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1892, 1904, 1916 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1932; mayor of Grand Island, Neb., 1895-98; member of Democratic National Committee from Nebraska, 1896-1900, 1920-24; candidate for Governor of Nebraska, 1902; justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1924-31; U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1933-34. Died in Grand Island, Hall County, Neb., June 6, 1937 (age 83 years, 174 days). Interment at Grand Island Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Bayard Henry Paine (1872-1955) — also known as Bayard H. Paine — of Grand Island, Hall County, Neb. Born near Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, April 27, 1872. Lawyer; author; district judge in Nebraska 11th District, 1916-30; justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1931-49. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Elks; Rotary. Died in Grand Island, Hall County, Neb., April 19, 1955 (age 82 years, 357 days). Interment at Grand Island Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ira Tuttle Paine and Ella Myra (Huston) Paine; married, January 15, 1902, to Grace Bentley.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Othman Ali Abbott, Jr. (1874-1954) — also known as O. A. Abbott, Jr. — of Grand Island, Hall County, Neb. Born in Grand Island, Hall County, Neb., September 14, 1874. Lawyer; mayor of Grand Island, Neb., 1932, 1939-40. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Eagles. Died August 14, 1954 (age 79 years, 334 days). Interment at Grand Island Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Othman Ali Abbott (1842-1935) and Elizabeth (Griffin) Abbott (1844-1941); married, September 14, 1911, to Ella Bartenbach (1885-1918).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Othman Ali Abbott (1842-1935) — also known as Othman A. Abbott — of Grand Island, Hall County, Neb. Born in Hatley, Quebec, September 19, 1842. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1871; member of Nebraska state senate, 1872; delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1875; Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska, 1877-79. Unitarian. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Loyal Legion; Grand Army of the Republic. Died June 25, 1935 (age 92 years, 279 days). Interment at Grand Island Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Abiel Boynton Abbott (1808-1885) and Sarah (Young) Abbott (1817-1883); married, February 9, 1873, to Elizabeth Meletta Griffin (1844-1941); father of Othman Ali Abbott, Jr. (1874-1954).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Leroy Ellis Ray (1893-1971) — also known as L. E. Ray — of Grand Island, Hall County, Neb. Born in Rogers, Colfax County, Neb., November 13, 1893. Republican. Engineer; contractor; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1940; chair of Hall County Republican Party, 1940. Methodist. Member, Rotary; Freemasons. Died in Grand Island, Hall County, Neb., January 4, 1971 (age 77 years, 52 days). Interment at Grand Island Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Addison C. Ray (1867-1933) and Nora Bernice (Hotchkiss) Ray (1875-1943); married to Gertrude Case.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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