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Yankton County
South Dakota

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Yankton County

Index to Locations

  • Gayville Gayville Cemetery
  • Yankton Unknown location
  • Yankton Yankton Municipal Cemetery


    Gayville Cemetery
    Gayville, Yankton County, South Dakota
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      John O. Aaseth (1850-1925) — of Gayville, Yankton County, S.Dak. Born in Norway, July 3, 1850. Republican. Merchant; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 3rd District, 1889-90. Norwegian ancestry. Died December 26, 1925 (age 75 years, 176 days). Interment at Gayville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, March 14, 1879, to Christina Welson.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Unknown Location
    Yankton, Yankton County, South Dakota
    Politicians buried here:
    Bartlett Tripp Bartlett Tripp (1842-1911) — of South Dakota. Born in Illinois, 1842. Delegate to South Dakota state constitutional convention, 1883; justice of Dakota territorial supreme court, 1886-89; U.S. Minister to Austria-Hungary, 1893-97. Died in 1911 (age about 69 years). Interment somewhere.
      Tripp County, S.Dak. is named for him.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903


    Yankton Municipal Cemetery
    Yankton, Yankton County, South Dakota
    Founded 1868
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Robert J. Gamble Robert Jackson Gamble (1851-1924) — also known as Robert J. Gamble — of Yankton, Yankton County, S.Dak.; Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born near Akron, Genesee County, N.Y., February 7, 1851. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from South Dakota at-large, 1895-97, 1899-1901; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1901-13. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; American Bar Association; Freemasons; Elks. Died in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak., September 22, 1924 (age 73 years, 228 days). Interment at Yankton Municipal Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Gamble and Jennie A. (Abernethy) Gamble; brother of John Rankin Gamble (1848-1891); married, March 26, 1884, to Carrie S. Osborn; father of Ralph Abernethy Gamble.
      Political family: Gamble family of South Dakota and New York.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
      John Chandler Gurney (1896-1985) — also known as J. Chandler Gurney; Chan Gurney — of Yankton, Yankton County, S.Dak. Born in Yankton, Yankton County, S.Dak., May 21, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; nurseryman; seed grower; oil business; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1939-51; defeated, 1936. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons. Died in Yankton, Yankton County, S.Dak., March 9, 1985 (age 88 years, 292 days). Interment at Yankton Municipal Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Charles H. Dillon Charles Hall Dillon (1853-1929) — also known as Charles H. Dillon — of Mitchell, Davison County, S.Dak.; Yankton, Yankton County, S.Dak.; Vermillion, Clay County, S.Dak. Born near Jasper, Dubois County, Ind., December 18, 1853. Lawyer; member of South Dakota state senate 3rd District, 1903-10; U.S. Representative from South Dakota 1st District, 1913-19; judge of South Dakota state supreme court 4th District, 1923-26; Independent candidate for U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1924. Congregationalist. Died in Vermillion, Clay County, S.Dak., September 15, 1929 (age 75 years, 271 days). Interment at Yankton Municipal Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Mathew B. Dillon and Mary A. (Stewart) Dillon; married to Maude B. Tripp (died 1894); married, September 26, 1900, to Frances D. Jolley.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
      John Rankin Gamble (1848-1891) — of South Dakota. Born in Alabama, Greene County, N.Y., January 15, 1848. Republican. Lawyer; member of Dakota territorial House of Representatives, 1877-79; member Dakota territorial council, 1881-82, 1885-86; U.S. Representative from South Dakota at-large, 1891; died in office 1891. Died in Yankton, Yankton County, S.Dak., August 14, 1891 (age 43 years, 211 days). Interment at Yankton Municipal Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Robert Jackson Gamble (1851-1924); uncle of Ralph Abernethy Gamble.
      Political family: Gamble family of South Dakota and New York.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Walter Atwood Burleigh (1820-1896) — also known as Walter A. Burleigh — of Yankton, Yankton County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.); Miles City, Custer County, Mont. Born in Waterville, Kennebec County, Maine, October 25, 1820. Republican. Physician; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Dakota Territory, 1865-69; defeated, 1868; member of Republican National Committee from Dakota Territory, 1870-72; member Dakota territorial council, 1877-78; President of the Dakota Territorial Council, 1877; delegate to Montana state constitutional convention, 1889; member of Montana state house of representatives, 1890; member of South Dakota state senate 3rd District, 1893-94. Died March 7, 1896 (age 75 years, 134 days). Interment at Yankton Municipal Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of Andrew Jackson Faulk (1814-1898).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Solomon Lewis Spink (1831-1881) — of Illinois. Born in Whitehall, Washington County, N.Y., March 20, 1831. Member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1864; secretary of Dakota Territory, 1865-69; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Dakota Territory, 1869-71; defeated, 1870. Died in Yankton, Yankton County, S.Dak., September 22, 1881 (age 50 years, 186 days). Interment at Yankton Municipal Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Blair Smith Todd (1814-1872) — also known as John B. S. Todd — of Yankton, Yankton County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.). Born in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., April 4, 1814. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Dakota Territory, 1861-63, 1864-65; member of Dakota territorial House of Representatives, 1866-67. Died in Yankton County, S.Dak., January 5, 1872 (age 57 years, 276 days). Interment at Yankton Municipal Cemetery.
      Todd counties in Minn. and S.Dak. are named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Washington Kingsbury (1837-1925) — also known as George W. Kingsbury — of Yankton, Yankton County, S.Dak. Born in Lee, Oneida County, N.Y., December 16, 1837. Republican. Printer; member Dakota territorial council, 1863-67; Presidential Elector for South Dakota, 1892; member of South Dakota state senate 3rd District, 1895-96; newspaper editor. Died in Yankton, Yankton County, S.Dak., January 28, 1925 (age 87 years, 43 days). Interment at Yankton Municipal Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: George Washington
      Relatives: Son of Charles Backus Kingsbury (1802-1862) and Ruama (Barnes) Kingsbury (1805-1893); third cousin twice removed of Eleazer Pomeroy; fourth cousin of Daniel Eleazer Pomeroy (1868-1965); fourth cousin once removed of Herman Arod Gager.
      Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Kingsbury County, S.Dak. is named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Francis Marion Ziebach (1830-1929) — also known as Frank Ziebach — of South Dakota. Born in 1830. Democrat. Member Dakota territorial council, 1883-84; delegate to South Dakota state constitutional convention, 1883; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Dakota Territory Territory, 1884; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 1908. Died in 1929 (age about 99 years). Interment at Yankton Municipal Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Francis Marion
      Ziebach County, S.Dak. is named for him.
      John Stanage (1823-1898) — of Yankton, Yankton County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.). Born in County Cavan, Ireland, 1823. Member of Dakota territorial House of Representatives, 1862. Episcopalian. Died in Yankton, Yankton County, S.Dak., 1898 (age about 75 years). Interment at Yankton Municipal Cemetery.


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