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Washington County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Washington County

Index to Locations

  • Arlington Arlington Cemetery
  • Blair Blair Cemetery
  • Blair Cuming City Cemetery
  • Fort Calhoun Fort Calhoun Cemetery

    Arlington Cemetery
    Arlington, Washington County, Nebraska
    Founded 1888
    Politicians buried here:
      John A. Unthank (1819-1902) — of Washington County, Neb. Born December 12, 1819. Member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1867. Died September 6, 1902 (age 82 years, 268 days). Interment at Arlington Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Jane M. Curtis.

    Blair Cemetery
    Blair, Washington County, Nebraska
    Politicians buried here:
      Wellington C. Walton (1844-1917) — of Sutton, Clay County, Neb.; Blair, Washington County, Neb. Born May 10, 1844. Member of Nebraska state senate, 1877; district judge in Nebraska 4th District, 1892-96. Died May 22, 1917 (age 73 years, 12 days). Interment at Blair Cemetery.
      Edmund Burke Carrigan (1869-1927) — also known as Edmund B. Carrigan — of Blair, Washington County, Neb. Born November 5, 1869. District judge in Nebraska 4th District, 1927; appointed 1927; died in office 1927. Died in Blair, Washington County, Neb., December 10, 1927 (age 58 years, 35 days). Interment at Blair Cemetery.
      Watson Tyson (1831-1921) — of Blair, Washington County, Neb. Born November 30, 1831. Member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1887. Died November 11, 1921 (age 89 years, 346 days). Interment at Blair Cemetery.

    Cuming City Cemetery
    Blair, Washington County, Nebraska
    Politicians buried here:
      Marvin Lewis Kline (1903-1974) — also known as Marvin L. Kline — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn.; Excelsior, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Brunswick, Antelope County, Neb., August 9, 1903. Republican. Architectural engineer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1940; mayor of Minneapolis, Minn., 1941-45; convicted in 1964 of grand larceny for illegally boosting his salary as director of a rehabilitation institute, and for diverting fundraising proceeds; sentenced to 10 years in prison; released after three years. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Moose; Optimist Club. Died in Ventura, Ventura County, Calif., April 9, 1974 (age 70 years, 243 days). Interment at Cuming City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frank R. Kline and Anna (Gunthorpe) Kline; married, November 23, 1929, to Lucille Knight.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial

    Fort Calhoun Cemetery
    Clay Street and Daylily Lane
    Fort Calhoun, Washington County, Nebraska
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Lorenzo Crounse (1834-1909) — of Nebraska. Born in Sharon, Schoharie County, N.Y., January 27, 1834. Republican. Lawyer; farmer; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Nebraska territorial legislature, 1866; justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1867-73; U.S. Representative from Nebraska at-large, 1873-77; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for Nebraska, 1879; Governor of Nebraska, 1893-95; member of Nebraska state senate 10th District, 1901. Died in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., May 13, 1909 (age 75 years, 106 days). Interment at Fort Calhoun Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1860 to Mary E. Griffiths.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Peirson Mitchell Hall (1894-1979) — also known as Peirson M. Hall — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Armour, Douglas County, S.Dak., July 31, 1894. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1932, 1940 (alternate); U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California, 1933-37; secretary of California Democratic Party, 1936; superior court judge in California, 1939-42; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of California, 1942-66; U.S. District Judge for the Central District of California, 1966-68; took senior status 1968; senior judge, 1968-79. Protestant. Member, Freemasons. Died in California, December 8, 1979 (age 85 years, 130 days). Interment at Fort Calhoun Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert A. Hall and Mary M. (Cripps) Hall; married, March 1, 1930, to Gertrude May Engel.
      Cross-reference: William M. Byrne, Jr.
      See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
      Elam Clark (1820-1883) — of Nebraska. Born April 4, 1820. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1868. Died in 1883 (age about 63 years). Interment at Fort Calhoun Cemetery.

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