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Codington County
South Dakota

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Codington County

Index to Locations

  • Watertown Bergen Cemetery
  • Watertown Mt. Hope Cemetery


    Bergen Cemetery
    Watertown, Codington County, South Dakota
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Norman Bergan (1906-1968) — also known as J. N. Bergan — of South Shore, Codington County, S.Dak. Born in Codington County, S.Dak., October 2, 1906. Democrat. Member of South Dakota state house of representatives 29th District, 1931-34. Norwegian ancestry. Died in El Cajon, San Diego County, Calif., July 30, 1968 (age 61 years, 302 days). Interment at Bergen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jens Nilsen Bergan (1877-1962) and Anna M. (Lunde) Bergan (1883-1971).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mt. Hope Cemetery
    Watertown, Codington County, South Dakota
    Politicians buried here:
      Arthur Calvin Mellette (1842-1896) — also known as Arthur C. Mellette — of Watertown, Codington County, S.Dak. Born in Henry County, Ind., June 23, 1842. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1871-75; Governor of Dakota Territory, 1889; Governor of South Dakota, 1889-93. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons. Died in Pittsburg, Crawford County, Kan., May 25, 1896 (age 53 years, 337 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Mellette County, S.Dak. is named for him.
      See also National Governors Association biography
      Henry Roberts Pease (1835-1907) — of Sisseton, Roberts County, S.Dak. Born in Winsted, Litchfield County, Conn., February 19, 1835. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1874-75; member of South Dakota state senate 34th District, 1895-96. Died in Watertown, Codington County, S.Dak., January 2, 1907 (age 71 years, 317 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Fred Herman Hildebrandt (1874-1956) — also known as Fred H. Hildebrandt — of Watertown, Codington County, S.Dak. Born in West Bend, Washington County, Wis., August 2, 1874. Democrat. Railroad worker; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 29th District, 1923-24; chairman, South Dakota Game and Fish Commission, 1927-31; U.S. Representative from South Dakota 1st District, 1933-39; defeated, 1924, 1928, 1930; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1938; candidate for Presidential Elector for South Dakota, 1940; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 1944 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee). Died in Bradenton, Manatee County, Fla., January 26, 1956 (age 81 years, 177 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Mark Wentworth Sheafe Jr. (1883-1949) — also known as Mark W. Sheafe, Jr. — of Watertown, Codington County, S.Dak. Born in Elk Point, Union County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.), 1883. Democrat. Lawyer; member of South Dakota state senate 28th District, 1915-16; candidate for Presidential Elector for South Dakota, 1928; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from South Dakota 1st District, 1938; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 1948. Died in Watertown, Codington County, S.Dak., January 12, 1949 (age about 65 years). Entombed in mausoleum at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Mark Wentworth Sheafe (1844-1930).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Mark Wentworth Sheafe (1844-1930) — also known as M. W. Sheafe — of Elk Point, Union County, S.Dak.; Watertown, Codington County, S.Dak. Born in 1844. Democrat. Member Dakota territorial council, 1874-76; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Dakota Territory Territory, 1876; member of South Dakota state senate 28th District, 1891-92. Died in 1930 (age about 86 years). Entombed in mausoleum at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Mark Wentworth Sheafe Jr. (1883-1949).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alexis Phillip Bailly (1826-1899) — also known as Alexis P. Bailly — of Hastings, Dakota County, Minn. Born in Mendota, Dakota County, Minn., November 23, 1826. Democrat. Postmaster at Hastings, Minn., 1854; served in the Union Army during the Civil War. French and American Indian ancestry. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Watertown, Codington County, S.Dak., September 20, 1899 (age 72 years, 301 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alexis C. Bailly and Lucy (Faribault) Bailly (1808-1855); brother of Henry G. Bailly (1828-1865); married to Elizabeth Dunn (died 1861); married 1861 to Christina Anne Burch (1844-1907); nephew of Alexander Faribault.
      Political family: Bailly-Faribault family of Mendota, Minnesota.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Stitzel X. Way (1871-1942) — also known as S. X. Way — of Watertown, Codington County, S.Dak. Born in Britt, Hancock County, Iowa, 1871. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1912, 1916 (alternate), 1920 (member, Credentials Committee), 1924, 1928. Died in Watertown, Codington County, S.Dak., 1942 (age about 71 years). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Chandler Cunningham Way (1834-1909) and Georgiana (Robinson) Way (1842-1922); married to Kathryn Bacon (1876-1966).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Ulyses Arnold (1864-1946) — also known as Charles U. Arnold — of White, Brookings County, S.Dak.; Norden Township, Deuel County, S.Dak.; Leola Township, Codington County, S.Dak. Born in Farmington Township, Olmsted County, Minn., December 10, 1864. Republican. Farmer; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 22nd District, 1909-10. English ancestry. Died in Watertown, Codington County, S.Dak., October 9, 1946 (age 81 years, 303 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Arnold (1832-1900) and Mary Ann (Wheeler) Arnold (1844-1906); married, July 21, 1895, to Catherine Loi Hansen (1872-1938; divorced 1911); married, October 20, 1915, to Clara Ida (Brosowske) Falk (1890-1945); father of Ernest Foch Arnold (1919-1944; U.S. Air Force sergeant in World War II; killed over England).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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