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Lyman County
South Dakota

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Lyman County

Index to Locations

  • Kennebec Kennebec Cemetery
  • Oacoma Graceland Cemetery
  • Presho Presho Cemetery


    Kennebec Cemetery
    Kennebec, Lyman County, South Dakota
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      James Abdnor (1923-2012) — also known as Jim Abdnor; Ellis James Abdnor — of Kennebec, Lyman County, S.Dak. Born in Kennebec, Lyman County, S.Dak., February 13, 1923. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; rancher; school teacher; athletic coach; member of South Dakota state senate, 1957-68 (29th District 1957-66, 24th District 1967-68); President pro tempore of the South Dakota State Senate, 1965-66; Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota, 1969-71; U.S. Representative from South Dakota 2nd District, 1973-81; defeated in primary, 1970; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1981-87; defeated, 1986; administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration, 1987-89. Methodist; later Lutheran. Lebanese ancestry. Member, American Legion; Elks; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Farmers Union; Grange; Sigma Chi; Izaak Walton League. Died, at Dougherty Hospice House, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak., May 16, 2012 (age 89 years, 93 days). Interment at Kennebec Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel J. (Abdelnour) Abdnor and Mary (Wehby) Abdnor (1894-1972).
      Cross-reference: John R. Thune
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Graceland Cemetery
    Oacoma, Lyman County, South Dakota
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Merrell Quentin Sharpe (1888-1962) — also known as M. Q. Sharpe — of Kennebec, Lyman County, S.Dak. Born in Marysville, Marshall County, Kan., January 11, 1888. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; South Dakota state attorney general, 1929-33; Governor of South Dakota, 1943-47; candidate in inconclusive primary 1942; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1952 (Honorary Vice-President). Died in Kennebec, Lyman County, S.Dak., January 22, 1962 (age 74 years, 11 days). Interment at Graceland Cemetery.
      Lake Sharpe, on a portion of the Missouri River impounded by the Big Bend Dam (built 1959-63), and extending into Buffalo, Lyman, Hyde, Hughes, and Stanley counties, South Dakota, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John G. Bartine (1870-1943) — of Oacoma, Lyman County, S.Dak. Born December 8, 1870. Republican. Member of South Dakota state house of representatives 28th District, 1909-10; member of South Dakota state senate, 1911-14 (25th District 1911-12, 15th District 1913-14). Died in Lyman County, S.Dak., December 26, 1943 (age 73 years, 18 days). Interment at Graceland Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Presho Cemetery
    Presho, Lyman County, South Dakota
    Politicians buried here:
      Clint Ronald Roberts (1935-2017) — also known as Clint Roberts — of South Dakota. Born in Presho, Lyman County, S.Dak., January 30, 1935. Republican. Farmer; rancher; clothing merchant; member of South Dakota state senate, 1972-78; candidate for Governor of South Dakota, 1978; U.S. Representative from South Dakota 2nd District, 1981-83; defeated, 1982. Died in Pierre, Hughes County, S.Dak., February 12, 2017 (age 82 years, 13 days). Interment at Presho Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article


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