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Bon Homme County
South Dakota

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Bon Homme County

Index to Locations

  • Bon Homme Bon Homme Cemetery
  • Tyndall Tyndall Cemetery

    Bon Homme Cemetery
    Bon Homme, Bon Homme County, South Dakota
    Founded 1862
    Politicians buried here:
      Alfred J. Abbott (1844-1916) — of Bon Homme, Bon Homme County, S.Dak. Born in Manchester, England, December 22, 1844. Republican. Postmaster; member of Dakota territorial House of Representatives, 1868-69; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 4th District, 1889-90. English ancestry. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., February 7, 1916 (age 71 years, 47 days). Interment at Bon Homme Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Abbott (1809-1892) and Emma (Dunhill) Abbott (1813-1865); married, March 22, 1876, to Susanna Bussey (1854-1922).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Tyndall Cemetery
    Tyndall, Bon Homme County, South Dakota
    Politicians buried here:
      John Plaster Richmond (1811-1895) — also known as John P. Richmond — of Schuyler County, Ill. Born in Middletown, Frederick County, Md., August 11, 1811. Democrat. Physician; minister; in 1840, he officiated at the first Protestant wedding in what is now the state of Washington; in 1841, he delivered the first Fourth of July oration on the Pacific coast; member of Illinois state senate, 1849-52, 1859-60; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1855-56; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1856; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention from Schuyler County, 1862; postmaster. Methodist. Scottish ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in South Dakota, August 28, 1895 (age 84 years, 17 days). Interment at Tyndall Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Francis Preston Richmond and Susanna (Stottlemeyer) Richmond; married 1835 to America Walker; married 1859 to Kitty Gristy.

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