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Fall River County
South Dakota

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Fall River County

Index to Locations

  • Ardmore Duck Creek Cemetery
  • Hot Springs Evergreen Cemetery

    Duck Creek Cemetery
    Ardmore, Fall River County, South Dakota
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      David Anderson (1860-1950) — of Ardmore, Fall River County, S.Dak. Born in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, May 19, 1860. Democrat. Member of South Dakota state senate 42nd District, 1917-18. Died in 1950 (age about 90 years). Interment at Duck Creek Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Evergreen Cemetery
    Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Leslie Jensen (1892-1964) — of Hot Springs, Fall River County, S.Dak. Born in Hot Springs, Fall River County, S.Dak., September 15, 1892. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army on the Mexican border; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for South Dakota, 1921-34; president, People's Telephone and Telegraph Co.; Governor of South Dakota, 1937-39; candidate for U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1938; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II. Member, Freemasons; Elks; American Legion. Suffered a head injury in an automobile accident, and died three days later, in St. Johns-McNamara Hospital, Rapid City, Pennington County, S.Dak., December 14, 1964 (age 72 years, 90 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of C. L. Jensen and Lillie May (Haxby) Jensen; married, December 19, 1925, to Elizabeth Ward.
      The Leslie Jensen Scenic Drive, in Fall River County, South Dakota, is named for him.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Eben W. Martin Eben Wever Martin (1855-1932) — also known as Eben W. Martin — of Deadwood, Lawrence County, S.Dak.; Hot Springs, Fall River County, S.Dak. Born in Maquoketa, Jackson County, Iowa, April 12, 1855. Republican. Lawyer; member of Dakota territorial House of Representatives, 1885-86; U.S. Representative from South Dakota, 1901-07, 1908, 1909-15 (at-large 1901-07, 1908, 1909-13, 3rd District 1913-15). Methodist. English and Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Loyal Legion. Died in Hot Springs, Fall River County, S.Dak., May 22, 1932 (age 77 years, 40 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Capt. James W. Martin and Lois Hyde (Wever) Martin; married, June 13, 1883, to Jessie A. Miner.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
      L. E. Highley (1876-1935) — of Hot Springs, Fall River County, S.Dak. Born March 13, 1876. Republican. Member of South Dakota state senate 42nd District, 1909-10, 1929-32. Died September 15, 1935 (age 59 years, 186 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Elnathan Benjamin Adams (1881-1946) — also known as Elnathan B. Adams — of Walworth County, S.Dak.; Hot Springs, Fall River County, S.Dak. Born in West Haven, Rutland County, Vt., May 21, 1881. Republican. Lawyer; South Dakota Republican state chair, 1908-10, 1914-16; Walworth County State's Attorney, 1910-12; Fall River County State's Attorney, 1916-20; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1932, 1936 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Christian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Elks; Modern Woodmen of America; Kiwanis; American Bar Association. Died in South Dakota, May 1, 1946 (age 64 years, 345 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benajah P. Adams and Emma S. (Benjamin) Adams; married, June 25, 1907, to Lillian Grace Hall.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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