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Grant County
New Mexico

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Grant County

Index to Locations

  • Fort Bayard Fort Bayard National Cemetery
  • Silver City City Cemetery
  • Silver City Masonic Cemetery

    Fort Bayard National Cemetery
    Fort Bayard, Grant County, New Mexico
    Founded 1866
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Henry J. Berquist Henry Joseph Berquist (1905-1990) — also known as Henry J. Berquist; Henry Joseph Schultz — of Rhinelander, Oneida County, Wis. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., February 26, 1905. Fur farmer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Florence, Forest and Oneida counties, 1937-42; defeated (Democratic), 1956, 1958; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 10th District, 1946; Democratic candidate for Wisconsin state senate 12th District, 1960. Died in Silver City, Grant County, N.M., May 1, 1990 (age 85 years, 64 days). Interment at Fort Bayard National Cemetery.
      Relatives: Step-son of Nels John Bergquist; son of Henry Schultz and Clara M. (Krause) Schultz (1881-1976).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940

    City Cemetery
    Silver City, Grant County, New Mexico
    Politicians buried here:
      Andrew Sloan (1845-1883) — of Georgia. Born in Georgia, 1845. Republican. U.S. Representative from Georgia 1st District, 1874-75. Died in 1883 (age about 38 years). Interment at City Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Masonic Cemetery
    Silver City, Grant County, New Mexico
    Politicians buried here:
      William Bell Walton (1871-1939) — of New Mexico. Born in Pennsylvania, 1871. Democrat. Member of New Mexico state legislature, 1910; U.S. Representative from New Mexico at-large, 1917-19; candidate for U.S. Senator from New Mexico, 1918. Died in 1939 (age about 68 years). Interment at Masonic Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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