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Clark County
South Dakota

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Clark County

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  • Near Clark Rose Hill Cemetery

    Rose Hill Cemetery
    Near Clark, Clark County, South Dakota
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Harrison Elrod (1856-1935) — also known as Samuel H. Elrod — of Clark, Clark County, S.Dak. Born in Coatesville, Hendricks County, Ind., May 1, 1856. Republican. Lawyer; postmaster; Governor of South Dakota, 1905-07; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1916, 1928 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee); candidate for Presidential Elector for South Dakota. Methodist. Died in Clark, Clark County, S.Dak., July 13, 1935 (age 79 years, 73 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jesse F. Elrod and Lydia (Pursel) Elrod; married 1884 to Mary Ellen Masten.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Emory Bennett (1833-1893) — also known as John E. Bennett — of Morrison, Whiteside County, Ill.; Helena (now part of Helena-West Helena), Phillips County, Ark.; Clark, Clark County, S.Dak. Born in East Bethany, Genesee County, N.Y., March 18, 1833. Republican. General in the Union Army during the Civil War; circuit judge in Arkansas, 1868; justice of Arkansas state supreme court, 1871-74; judge of South Dakota state supreme court 3rd District, 1889-93; died in office 1893. Died in Pierre, Hughes County, S.Dak., December 31, 1893 (age 60 years, 288 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Bennett County, S.Dak. may have been named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Carl G. Sherwood (1855-1938) — of Clark, Clark County, S.Dak. Born in Broome County, N.Y., January 18, 1855. Republican. Lawyer; member of South Dakota state senate 29th District, 1889-90; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1896 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business); South Dakota Republican state chair, 1912; circuit judge in South Dakota, 1912-17; judge of South Dakota state supreme court 3rd District, 1922-31. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Modern Woodmen of America; Ancient Order of United Workmen; Kiwanis. Died in Clark, Clark County, S.Dak., August 17, 1938 (age 83 years, 211 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Isaac Sherwood and Mary Ann (Jeffords) Sherwood; married, February 10, 1885, to Nellie Cornelia Fountain; nephew of David B. Sherwood; seventh great-grandnephew of Thomas Welles; third cousin of David Huestis Budlong; third cousin twice removed of Francis William Kellogg; third cousin thrice removed of George Champlin; fourth cousin once removed of Rollin Morse Severance.
      Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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