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King County
Washington

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in King County

Index to Locations

  • Kent Hillcrest Burial Park
  • Kent Tahoma National Cemetery
  • Lake Forest Park Acacia Memorial Park
  • Renton Mt. Olivet Cemetery
  • Seattle Calvary Cemetery
  • Seattle Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park
  • Seattle Lake View Cemetery
  • Seattle Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
  • Seattle Old Seattle Cemetery
  • Seattle Volunteer Park
  • Seattle Wright Crematory and Columbarium


    Hillcrest Burial Park
    Kent, King County, Washington
    Politicians buried here:
      Ralph Ashley Horr (1884-1960) — also known as Ralph A. Horr — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Saybrook, McLean County, Ill., August 12, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Washington 1st District, 1931-33; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Washington, 1934; candidate in primary for Governor of Washington, 1936; delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1940; candidate in primary for mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1948. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., January 26, 1960 (age 75 years, 167 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Hillcrest Burial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Christian Christenson (1858-1946) — of Everett, Snohomish County, Wash. Born in Denmark, 1858. Mayor of Everett, Wash., 1912-14. Danish ancestry. Died February 16, 1946 (age about 87 years). Interment at Hillcrest Burial Park.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Tahoma National Cemetery
    18600 Southeast 240th Street
    Kent, King County, Washington
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Renaut Beezer (1928-2012) — also known as Robert R. Beezer — of Washington. Born in Seattle, King County, Wash., July 21, 1928. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict; lawyer; municipal judge in Washington, 1962-76; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, 1984-96; took senior status 1996. Died March 30, 2012 (age 83 years, 253 days). Interment at Tahoma National Cemetery.
      See also federal judicial profile — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Acacia Memorial Park
    14951 Bothell Way N.E.
    Lake Forest Park, King County, Washington
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Arthur Bernard Langlie (1900-1966) — also known as Arthur B. Langlie — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Lanesboro, Fillmore County, Minn., July 25, 1900. Republican. Mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1938-41; defeated, 1936; resigned 1941; Governor of Washington, 1941-45, 1949-57; delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1944, 1948, 1952 (Honorary Vice-President; speaker), 1956; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Rotary; Royal Arcanum. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., July 24, 1966 (age 65 years, 364 days). Interment at Acacia Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married to Evelyn Pansy Baker.
      Campaign slogan (1956): "High Office Demands High Principles."
      See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Franklin Miller (1862-1936) — also known as John F. Miller — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born near South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind., June 9, 1862. Republican. Mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1908-10; U.S. Representative from Washington 1st District, 1917-31; defeated, 1932. Died May 28, 1936 (age 73 years, 354 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Acacia Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Nephew of John Franklin Miller (1831-1886).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Warren Grant Magnuson (1905-1989) — also known as Warren G. Magnuson; "Maggie" — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Moorhead, Clay County, Minn., April 12, 1905. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Washington state constitutional convention, 1933; member of Washington state house of representatives, 1933-34; King County Prosecuting Attorney, 1934-36; U.S. Representative from Washington 1st District, 1937-44; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Senator from Washington, 1944-81; defeated, 1980; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1952. Lutheran. Member, Elks; Eagles; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets; Sons of Norway; Theta Chi. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., May 20, 1989 (age 84 years, 38 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Acacia Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married, October 4, 1964, to Jermaine Elliott Peralta.
      Cross-reference: Norman D. Dicks
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Frank William Towey, Jr. (1895-1979) — of New Jersey. Born in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., November 5, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 12th District, 1937-39; defeated, 1938. Died in Montclair, Essex County, N.J., September 4, 1979 (age 83 years, 303 days). Interment at Acacia Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Adolfo Bracons (1862-1952) — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in 1862. Honorary Vice-Consul for Guatemala in Seattle, Wash., 1931; Honorary Vice-Consul for Uruguay in Seattle, Wash., 1934-35; Honorary Consul for Guatemala in Seattle, Wash., 1935-44; Honorary Consul for Panama in Seattle, Wash., 1935; Honorary Consul for Uruguay in Seattle, Wash., 1940-48. Died in 1952 (age about 90 years). Interment at Acacia Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married to Fe Gozaldo (1871-1948).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alston Fairservice (1864-1938) — of Port Townsend, Jefferson County, Wash.; Clallam Bay, Clallam County, Wash.; Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Quebec, October 24, 1864. Republican. Merchant; lumber and timber business; banker; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1920. Died, in Providence Hospital, Seattle, King County, Wash., August 9, 1938 (age 73 years, 289 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Acacia Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married to Lulu Keltner.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mt. Olivet Cemetery
    100 Blaine Ave. N.E.
    Renton, King County, Washington
    Politicians buried here:
      Victor Aloysius Meyers (c.1898-1991) — also known as Victor A. Meyers; Vic Meyers; "The Clown Prince of Politics"; "The Pagliacci of Politics" — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Little Falls, Morrison County, Minn., about 1898. Musician and bandleader; comedian; candidate for mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1932, 1938, 1946; Lieutenant Governor of Washington, 1933-52; secretary of state of Washington, 1957-64. Died May 27, 1991 (age about 93 years). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.


    Calvary Cemetery
    Seattle, King County, Washington
    Politicians buried here:
      John Francis Dore (1881-1938) — also known as John F. Dore — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., December 11, 1881. Newspaper work; lawyer; mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1932-34, 1936-38. Died, from complications of pneumonia and influenza, Seattle, King County, Wash., April 18, 1938 (age 56 years, 128 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John F. Dore and Mary E. (Hudson) Dore; married, December 22, 1911, to Marian Neal.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Collins (1835-1903) — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Ireland, 1835. Democrat. Lumber business; mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1873-74. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., April 22, 1903 (age about 67 years). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Andrew Cherberg (1910-1992) — also known as John A. Cherberg — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla., October 17, 1910. School teacher; athletic coach; Lieutenant Governor of Washington, 1957-89; candidate for mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1964; account executive, KIRO-TV television station. Catholic. Member, Elks; Moose; Eagles; Sigma Nu. Died April 8, 1992 (age 81 years, 174 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frank Cherberg and Annie (Rand) Cherberg; married, August 17, 1935, to Elizabeth Ann Walker.
      Dudley Goodall Wooten (1860-1929) — also known as Dudley G. Wooten — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born near Springfield, Greene County, Mo., June 19, 1860. Democrat. County judge in Texas, 1890-92; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1899-1900; U.S. Representative from Texas 6th District, 1901. Member, Phi Kappa Psi. Died in Austin, Travis County, Tex., February 7, 1929 (age 68 years, 233 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park
    11111 Aurora Avenue North
    Seattle, King County, Washington

    Politicians buried here:
      Hiram Charles Gill (1866-1919) — also known as Hiram C. Gill — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born July 23, 1866. Republican. Mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1910-11, 1914-18; recalled 1911; defeated, 1912. Recalled from office as mayor in 1911 over his permissive attitude toward gambling and prostitution. Died January 7, 1919 (age 52 years, 168 days). Interment at Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Frank DeWitt Black (1854-1919) — also known as Frank D. Black — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in McConnelsville, Morgan County, Ohio, 1854. Republican. Banker; president, Wallace Lumber Company; vice-president, Sterling Ship Company; director, Seattle Hardware Company; mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1896; resigned 1896. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., July 11, 1919 (age about 65 years). Interment at Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Lewis Baxter Schwellenbach (1894-1948) — also known as Lewis B. Schwellenbach — of Neppel (now Moses Lake), Grant County, Wash. Born in Superior, Douglas County, Wis., September 20, 1894. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; chair of King County Democratic Party, 1928-30; candidate in primary for Governor of Washington, 1932; U.S. Senator from Washington, 1935-40; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Washington, 1940-45; resigned 1945; U.S. Secretary of Labor, 1945-48; died in office 1948. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; American Society for International Law; American Academy of Political and Social Science; American Bar Association; Rotary; Elks; Eagles. Died in Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D.C., June 10, 1948 (age 53 years, 264 days). Interment at Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Francis W. Schwellenbach and Martha (Baxter) Schwellenbach; married, December 30, 1935, to Anne Duffy.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — NNDB dossier
      Bertha Knight Landes (1868-1943) — also known as Bertha Knight — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Ware, Hampshire County, Mass., October 19, 1868. Republican. Lecturer; writer; mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1926-28; defeated, 1928. Female. Congregationalist. Member, Soroptimists; League of Women Voters. First woman mayor of a large American city. Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., November 29, 1943 (age 75 years, 41 days). Interment at Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Daughter of Charles Sanford Knight and Cordelia (Cutter) Knight; married, January 2, 1894, to Henry Landes (1862-1936; geologist).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about Bertha Knight Landes: Sandra Haarsager, Bertha Knight Landes of Seattle : Big-City Mayor
      James Theodore Ronald (1855-1950) — also known as James T. Ronald — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Caledonia, Washington County, Mo., April 8, 1855. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1892-94; candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington at-large, 1900; superior court judge in Washington, 1909-49. Died, from influenza, in Seattle, King County, Wash., December 27, 1950 (age 95 years, 263 days). Interment at Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Watson Carvosso Squire (1838-1926) — also known as Watson C. Squire — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, N.Y., May 18, 1838. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; Governor of Washington Territory, 1884-87; U.S. Senator from Washington, 1889-97. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., June 7, 1926 (age 88 years, 20 days). Interment at Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married 1876 to Ida Remington (daughter of Philo Remington (president, Remington and Sons arms manufacturers)).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry McBride (1856-1937) — of Washington. Born in Farmington, Davis County, Utah, February 7, 1856. Governor of Washington, 1901-05; defeated, 1916. Died October 6, 1937 (age 81 years, 241 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Philo Hoyt (1841-1926) — also known as John P. Hoyt — of Tuscola County, Mich. Born near Austinburg, Ashtabula County, Ohio, October 6, 1841. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Tuscola County, 1873-76; Speaker of the Michigan State House of Representatives, 1875-76; secretary of Arizona Territory, 1876; Governor of Arizona Territory, 1877-78; justice of Washington territorial supreme court, 1879-87; delegate to Washington state constitutional convention, 1889; justice of Washington state supreme court, 1890-97. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., August 27, 1926 (age 84 years, 325 days). Interment at Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park.
      Thomas Burke (1849-1925) — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Clinton County, N.Y., December 22, 1849. Lawyer; King County Probate Judge, 1876-80; candidate for Delegate to U.S. Congress from Washington Territory, 1880; chief justice of Washington territorial supreme court, 1888-89. While speaking at the semi-annual meeting of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, he suffered a stroke of apoplexy and died, in the offices of the Carnegie Foundation, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., December 4, 1925 (age 75 years, 347 days). Present at the meeting were Nicholas Murray Butler (who caught him as he collapsed), Elihu Root, Robert Lansing, John W. Davis, David Jayne Hill, Gov. Andrew Jackson Montague, Sen. LeRoy Percy, and others. Interment at Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of James Burke and Bridget Della (Ryan) Burke; married, October 6, 1879, to Caroline E. McGilvra.
      Marion Anthony Zioncheck (1901-1936) — also known as Marion A. Zioncheck — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Kety, Galicia, Poland, December 5, 1901. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Washington 1st District, 1933-36; died in office 1936. While running for re-election, he jumped from the window of his campaign office in the Arctic Building, and fell to his death, in Seattle, King County, Wash., August 7, 1936 (age 34 years, 246 days). Interment at Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
      Books about Marion A. Zioncheck: Phil Campbell, Zioncheck for President: A True Story of Idealism and Madness in American Politics
      Thomas Minor Pelly (1902-1973) — also known as Tom Pelly — of Port Blakely, Bainbridge Island, Kitsap County, Wash.; Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Seattle, King County, Wash., August 22, 1902. Republican. U.S. Representative from Washington 1st District, 1953-73. Died in Ojai, Ventura County, Calif., November 21, 1973 (age 71 years, 91 days). Interment at Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Bernard Pelly and Elizabeth (Minor) Pelly; married, May 24, 1926, to Mary Taylor; father-in-law of Charles Moriarty, Jr. (1928?-1999); grandson of Thomas Taylor Minor.
      Political family: Moriarty-Minor family of Seattle, Washington.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Roy William Wier (1888-1963) — also known as Roy W. Wier — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Redfield, Spink County, S.Dak., February 25, 1888. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1933-39; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 3rd District, 1949-61; defeated, 1946, 1960; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1960. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., June 27, 1963 (age 75 years, 122 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Donald Hammer Magnuson (1911-1979) — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born near Freeman, Spokane County, Wash., March 7, 1911. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; U.S. Representative from Washington, 1953-63 (at-large 1953-59, 7th District 1959-63). Presbyterian. Member, Theta Xi. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., October 5, 1979 (age 68 years, 212 days). Interment at Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Ellis William Magnuson and Ida (Hammer) Magnuson.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Robert Chancellor Saunders, Jr. (1864-1922) — also known as Robert C. Saunders — of Pine County, Minn.; Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Campbell County, Va., December 24, 1864. Pine County Attorney, 1893-95, 1897-99; candidate for Minnesota state attorney general, 1898; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington, 1918-21. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in St. Louis, Mo., January 31, 1922 (age 57 years, 38 days). Interment at Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Chancellor Saunders (1827-1902) and Caryetta (Davis) Saunders (1832-1894); brother of Eugene Davis Saunders (1853-1914); married, October 17, 1895, to Nannie Monk (1873-1951); father of John Monk Saunders (1897-1940; flyer in World War I; Rhodes scholar; screenwriter; first husband of actress Fay Wray; suicide).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alexander Scott Bullitt (1877-1932) — also known as A. Scott Bullitt — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., January 23, 1877. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1924 (alternate), 1928; candidate for U.S. Senator from Washington, 1926; candidate for Governor of Washington, 1928. Died of cancer, in Seattle, King County, Wash., April 10, 1932 (age 55 years, 78 days). Interment at Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Walker Bullitt (1838-1910) and Annie Priscilla (Logan) Bullitt (1847-1925); brother of William Marshall Bullitt (who married Nora Iasigi); married, May 16, 1918, to Dorothy Frances Stimson (1892-1989); great-grandson of Alexander Scott Bullitt and William Logan; great-grandnephew of John Marshall, James Markham Marshall (1764-1848) and Alexander Keith Marshall; second great-grandson of John Fry and Cuthbert Bullitt; third great-grandson of Joshua Fry; fourth great-grandnephew of Richard Randolph; first cousin of William Christian Bullitt (1856-1914); first cousin once removed of James Speed and William Christian Bullitt (1891-1967); first cousin twice removed of Thomas Marshall and James Keith Marshall; first cousin five times removed of Richard Bland and Peyton Randolph (1721-1775); second cousin once removed of John Augustine Marshall; second cousin thrice removed of Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr.; second cousin four times removed of Theodorick Bland, Thomas Jefferson, Edmund Jenings Randolph, Beverley Randolph and John Randolph of Roanoke; third cousin twice removed of Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Meriwether Lewis Randolph and George Wythe Randolph; third cousin thrice removed of Henry Lee, Charles Lee, Edmund Jennings Lee, Dabney Carr, Peyton Randolph (1779-1828) and Henry St. George Tucker; fourth cousin of Hugh Kennedy Bullitt; fourth cousin once removed of Thomas Jefferson Coolidge.
      Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Burton Ellsworth Bennett (1863-1929) — also known as Burton E. Bennett — of Seattle, King County, Wash.; Sitka, Alaska. Born in North Brookfield, Madison County, N.Y., April 17, 1863. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Alaska Territory, 1895-98. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1929 (age about 66 years). Interment at Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Rhoades Bennett and Mary Hill (Loomis) Bennett.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Clinton S. Harley (born c.1878) — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Ohio, about 1878. Republican. Cemetery operator; member of Washington state house of representatives, 1943-45; member of Washington state senate 43rd District, 1947. Interment at Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park.
      John Plunkett McLean (c.1883-1965) — also known as J. P. McLean; "One-Horse McLean" — of Whitefish, Flathead County, Mont. Born about 1883. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1924. Publisher of "The One Horse News". Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., February 3, 1965 (age about 82 years). Interment at Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park.
    Other politicians who have monuments here:
      John Denny (1793-1875) — of Knox County, Ill.; Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Mercer County, Ky., May 4, 1793. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1830; member of Illinois state senate 19th District, 1849-50. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., July 28, 1875 (age 82 years, 85 days). Original interment at Old Seattle Cemetery; reinterment in 1884 at Lake View Cemetery; cenotaph at Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Father of Arthur Armstrong Denny (1822-1899).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Lake View Cemetery
    Seattle, King County, Washington
    Founded 1872
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Jefferson Humes (1849-1904) — also known as Thomas J. Humes — of Washington County, Kan.; Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Clinton County, Ind., February 14, 1849. Republican. Lawyer; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1877-80; superior court judge in Washington, 1890; mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1897-1904. Died in Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, November 9, 1904 (age 55 years, 269 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Thomas Jefferson
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Tenny Jordan (1832-1886) — also known as John T. Jordan — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in 1832. Mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1871-72, 1873; appointed 1873. Died March 3, 1886 (age about 53 years). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry L. Yesler (1810-1892) — of Massillon, Stark County, Ohio; Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Washington County, Md., November 30, 1810. Republican. Carpenter; millwright; mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1874-75, 1885-86. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., December 16, 1892 (age 82 years, 16 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      Yesler Way, a street in downtown Seattle, Washington, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Richard Achilles Ballinger (1858-1922) — also known as Richard A. Ballinger — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Boonesborough (now Boone), Boone County, Iowa, July 9, 1858. Republican. Lawyer; superior court judge in Washington, 1894-97; mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1904-06; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1909-11; resigned 1911. Member, Zeta Psi. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., June 6, 1922 (age 63 years, 332 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Col. Richard H. Ballinger and Mary E. Ballinger; married, October 26, 1886, to Julia A. Bradley.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Allen Atkins (1827-1885) — also known as Henry A. Atkins — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in 1827. Republican. Mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1869-71; appointed 1869. Died in 1885 (age about 58 years). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mary Barr (1834-1896).
      Epitaph: "First Mayor of Seattle"
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry George Gordon Struve (1836-1905) — also known as Henry G. Struve — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Westerstede, Germany, November 17, 1836. Republican. Lawyer; newspaper publisher; mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1882-84. German ancestry. Died in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., June 13, 1905 (age 68 years, 208 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve (1793-1864) and Maria (Claussen) von Struve; married 1863 to Lascelle Florence Knighton (1844-1903).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Moran (1857-1943) — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born January 26, 1857. Republican. Shipbuilder; mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1888-90. Died March 28, 1943 (age 86 years, 61 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Beriah Brown (1815-1900) — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Canandaigua, Ontario County, N.Y., February 23, 1815. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1852; candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin, 1857; mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1878-79. Died in Anaconda, Deer Lodge County, Mont., February 8, 1900 (age 84 years, 350 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Henry Shoudy (1830-1901) — also known as William H. Shoudy — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y., May 3, 1830. Mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1886-87. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., September 19, 1901 (age 71 years, 139 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Israel Shoudy (1804-1893) and Rebecca (Hamstraut) Shoudy (1804-1843); married 1851 to Martha Frances Crismon (1844-1884).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Leary (1837-1905) — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in New Brunswick, November 3, 1837. Lawyer; newspaper publisher; mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1884-85; defeated, 1892. Died February 8, 1905 (age 67 years, 97 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1892 to Eliza P. Ferry (1851-1935; daughter of Elisha Peyre Ferry (1825-1895)).
      Political family: Ferry family of Seattle, Washington.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Corliss P. Stone (1838-1906) — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Franklin County, Vt., March 20, 1838. Mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1872-73. Caused a scandal in 1873, when he suddenly vacated his mayoralty; he fled to San Francisco with a married woman and $15,000 he had embezzled from his firm. Later returned to Seattle. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., September 14, 1906 (age 68 years, 178 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William D. Wood (1858-1917) — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born December 1, 1858. Lawyer; real estate developer; King County Probate Judge, 1884; mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1896-97; appointed 1896; went to the Klondike for the 1898 Gold Rush. Died, from an intestinal ailment, in Seattle, King County, Wash., March 23, 1917 (age 58 years, 112 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Edward Carroll (1877-1955) — also known as John E. Carroll — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., October 15, 1877. Lawyer; major in the U.S. Army during World War I; mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1941; appointed 1941. Died in a hospital at Shelton, Mason County, Wash., February 22, 1955 (age 77 years, 130 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Moses R. Maddocks (1833-1919) — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born November 13, 1833. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1873. Died February 25, 1919 (age 85 years, 104 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Elisha P. Ferry Elisha Peyre Ferry (1825-1895) — also known as Elisha P. Ferry — of Waukegan, Lake County, Ill.; Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Monroe County, Mich., August 9, 1825. Democrat. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1852; postmaster at Waukegan, Ill., 1853-54; village president of Waukegan, Illinois, 1856-57; mayor of Waukegan, Ill., 1859; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention from Lake County, 1862; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; Governor of Washington Territory, 1872-80; vice-president, Puget Sound National Bank; Governor of Washington, 1889-93. French ancestry. Died of pneumonia and congestive heart failure, in Seattle, King County, Wash., October 14, 1895 (age 70 years, 66 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Lucien Peyre Ferry; married to Sarah Brown Kellog (1827-1912); father of Eliza P. Ferry (1851-1935; who married John Leary (1837-1905)); uncle of Clinton Peyre Ferry.
      Political family: Ferry family of Seattle, Washington.
      Ferry County, Wash. is named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: City of Waukegan
      Samuel Henry Piles (1858-1940) — also known as Samuel H. Piles — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born near Smithland, Livingston County, Ky., December 28, 1858. Republican. U.S. Senator from Washington, 1905-11; U.S. Minister to Colombia, 1922-28. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 11, 1940 (age 81 years, 74 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Sam Armstrong (agent, vaudevillian, movie actor); grandfather of Jackie Russell (movie actress).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
      John Beard Allen (1845-1903) — also known as John B. Allen — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Ind., May 18, 1845. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Washington, 1875-85; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Washington Territory, 1889; U.S. Senator from Washington, 1889-93. Died, from angina pectoris, in Seattle, King County, Wash., January 28, 1903 (age 57 years, 255 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Augustus E. Alden (1837-1886) — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, November 24, 1837. Mayor of Nashville, Tenn., 1867-69. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., April 23, 1886 (age 48 years, 150 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Elijah Sherman Grammer (1868-1936) — of Washington. Born in Quincy, Hickory County, Mo., April 3, 1868. Republican. Major in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Senator from Washington, 1932-33. Died of coronary thrombosis, in Seattle, King County, Wash., November 19, 1936 (age 68 years, 230 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Cornelius Hanford (1849-1926) — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Van Buren County, Iowa, April 21, 1849. Republican. Lawyer; member Washington territorial council, 1877; member of Washington territorial House of Representatives, 1889-90; U.S. District Judge for Washington, 1890-1905; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Washington, 1905-12; resigned 1912. Member, Sons of the American Revolution. Resigned as judge under threat of impeachment, 1912. Died in 1926 (age about 77 years). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edward Hanford and Abby J. (Holgate) Hanford; married, November 15, 1875, to Clara M. Baldwin.
      Arthur Armstrong Denny (1822-1899) — also known as Arthur A. Denny — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Salem, Washington County, Ind., June 20, 1822. Postmaster at Seattle, Wash., 1852-53, 1854-55; member of Washington territorial House of Representatives, 1853-61; member Washington territorial council, 1862-63; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Washington Territory, 1865-67. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., January 9, 1899 (age 76 years, 203 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Denny (1793-1875).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Edgar Battle (1856-1940) — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Waco, McLennan County, Tex., May 30, 1856. Democrat. Postmaster at Seattle, Wash., 1913-23. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., December 30, 1940 (age 84 years, 214 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Nicholas Williams Battle (1820-1905) and Mary Ann (Cabaniss) Battle (1828-1900).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Farrand Prosser (1834-1911) — also known as William F. Prosser — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Pennsylvania, 1834. Republican. Member of Tennessee state legislature, 1860; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 5th District, 1869-71; postmaster at Nashville, Tenn., 1871-74. Died September 23, 1911 (age about 77 years). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Goon Dip (c.1862-1933) — also known as "Goon Yun-dip"; "Goon Kay-sahn" — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in China, about 1862. Dry goods merchant; hotelier; Honorary Consul for China in Seattle, Wash., 1909-31. Chinese ancestry. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., September 12, 1933 (age about 71 years). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      John Denny (1793-1875) — of Knox County, Ill.; Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Mercer County, Ky., May 4, 1793. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1830; member of Illinois state senate 19th District, 1849-50. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., July 28, 1875 (age 82 years, 85 days). Original interment at Old Seattle Cemetery; reinterment in 1884 at Lake View Cemetery; cenotaph at Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Father of Arthur Armstrong Denny (1822-1899).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ohlin H. Adsit (1855-1909) — of Juneau, Alaska. Born in 1855. Went to the Klondike for the 1898 Gold Rush; mayor of Juneau, Alaska, 1902-04. Died August 8, 1909 (age about 54 years). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Mary (Fellows) Adsit (1823-1870) and Brainard Adsit (1826-1914); married to Helen Collins and Carolyn G. Hunter; third cousin of Allen Clark Adsit; fourth cousin of Bert Wilson Adsit; fourth cousin once removed of George Washington Ingersoll (1803-1860).
      Political families: Adsit-Garcelon family of Lewiston, Maine; Holden-Davis-Lawrence-Garcelon family of Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Montross Inglis (1875-1932) — also known as William M. Inglis — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Clyde Township, St. Clair County, Mich., January 7, 1875. Republican. Colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1924, 1928 (alternate). Killed by a single gunshot behind his ear, under mysterious circumstances, and posthumously accused of attempted murder, in Seattle, King County, Wash., October 22, 1932 (age 57 years, 289 days). The only witness, Mary Nash, who shared the apartment, said that he had been despondent and drinking heavily; that she had hidden his pistol, but he had found it; that without warning, he shot her twice (she was badly injured but survived), and then immediately killed himself; investigators questioned her story, and thought he might have been murdered, but she was not charged. Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Jacob Inglis (1848-1908) and Martha Ann (Montross) Inglis (1850-1927); married to Anne Hughes (died 1919).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Oliver Ames Spencer (1860-1923) — also known as Oliver A. Spencer — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., February 8, 1860. Banker; Consular Agent for Italy in Seattle, Wash., 1890-1901. Just after finishing a game of golf, he collapsed and died, from heart disease or apoplexy, in Seattle, King County, Wash., September 8, 1923 (age 63 years, 212 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Oliver Morris Spencer (1829-1895) and Mary Magdalene (De Steigner) Spencer; married, January 17, 1894, to Irene Caroline Lovelace (1860-1921); married, July 21, 1922, to Anna Knights (Lord) LeFevre (1861-1922); married 1923 to Constance Leontine May Cross (1877-1966).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joe Foster (1828-1911) — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in 1828. Member of Washington territorial legislature, 1870. Died in 1911 (age about 83 years). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      John C. Callbreath (1826-1916) — of Stanislaus County, Calif.; Wrangell (unknown county), Wash. Born in New York, January 16, 1826. Member of California state assembly 7th District, 1856-57. Died, from a gastric ulcer, in the Kenney nursing home, Seattle, King County, Wash., April 6, 1916 (age 90 years, 81 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Callbreath and Mary (Finch) Callbreath.


    Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    Seattle, King County, Washington
    Politicians buried here:
      Orange Jacobs (1827-1914) — of Jacksonville, Jackson County, Ore.; Seattle, King County, Wash. Born near Geneseo, Livingston County, N.Y., May 2, 1827. Republican. Lawyer; newspaper editor and publisher; justice of Washington territorial supreme court, 1869-75; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Washington Territory, 1875-79; mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1879-80; member Washington territorial council, 1885-87; superior court judge in Washington, 1896-1900. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., May 21, 1914 (age 87 years, 19 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Fletcher Cotterill (1865-1958) — also known as George F. Cotterill — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Oxford, England, November 18, 1865. Democrat. Engineer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington, 1902 (at-large), 1916 (1st District); member of Washington state senate, 1907-11; mayor of Seattle, Wash., 1912-14; defeated, 1900; candidate for U.S. Senator from Washington, 1920; commissioner, Port of Seattle, 1922-34. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., October 13, 1958 (age 92 years, 329 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Cotterill and Alice (Smith) Cotterill; married, February 19, 1890, to Cora Rowena Gormley (1864-1936).
      Epitaph: "Pioneers of Washington."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Lyman Enos Knapp (1837-1904) — also known as Lyman E. Knapp — of Middlebury, Addison County, Vt. Born in Somerset, Windham County, Vt., November 5, 1837. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; newspaper editor; lawyer; probate judge in Vermont, 1879-82; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1884-85; Governor of Alaska District, 1889-93. Congregationalist. Member, Anti-Saloon League; Delta Upsilon; Phi Beta Kappa; Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., October 9, 1904 (age 66 years, 339 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Martha A. Severance (1837-1928).
      See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Harte McGraw (1850-1910) — also known as John H. McGraw — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Penobscot County, Maine, October 4, 1850. Republican. Grocer; Seattle chief of police, 1879; King County Sheriff, 1882; Washington Republican state chair, 1892; Governor of Washington, 1893-97; president, Seattle National Bank. Died June 23, 1910 (age 59 years, 262 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George C. Hazelet — of Cordova, Valdez-Cordova census area, Alaska. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alaska Territory, 1920 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business; member, Resolutions Committee). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.


    Old Seattle Cemetery
    Seattle, King County, Washington
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      John Denny (1793-1875) — of Knox County, Ill.; Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Mercer County, Ky., May 4, 1793. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1830; member of Illinois state senate 19th District, 1849-50. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., July 28, 1875 (age 82 years, 85 days). Original interment at Old Seattle Cemetery; reinterment in 1884 at Lake View Cemetery; cenotaph at Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Father of Arthur Armstrong Denny (1822-1899).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Volunteer Park
    Seattle, King County, Washington

    Politicians who have monuments here:
    William H. Seward William Henry Seward (1801-1872) — also known as William H. Seward — of Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in Florida, Orange County, N.Y., May 16, 1801. Lawyer; co-founded (with Thurlow Weed), the Albany Evening Journal newspaper in 1830; member of New York state senate 7th District, 1831-34; Governor of New York, 1839-43; defeated (Whig), 1834; U.S. Senator from New York, 1849-61; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1856, 1860; U.S. Secretary of State, 1861-69; as Secretary of State in 1867, he made a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska; critics dubbed the territory "Seward's Folly". Survived an assassination attempt on April 14, 1865 (the same night Abraham Lincoln was shot), when Lewis Payne, an associate of John Wilkes Booth, broke into his bedroom and stabbed him repeatedly. Payne was arrested, tried with the other conspirators, and hanged. Died in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., October 16, 1872 (age 71 years, 153 days). Interment at Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, N.Y.; statue at Madison Square Park, Manhattan, N.Y.; statue at Volunteer Park.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Swayze Seward and Mary (Jennings) Seward (1769-1845); married to Frances Adeline Miller (1805-1865); father of Frederick William Seward and William Henry Seward, Jr.; uncle of Caroline Cornelia Canfield (1834-1922; who married John Lawrence Schoolcraft) and George Frederick Seward (1840-1910); granduncle of Frederick Whittlesey Seward, Jr..
      Political family: Seward family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Cross-reference: George W. Jones — Samuel J. Barrows — Frederick W. Seward — Elias P. Pellet
      Seward counties in Kan. and Neb. are named for him.
      Seward Mountain, in the Adirondack Mountains, Franklin County, New York, is named for him.
      Other politicians named for him: W. Seward WhittleseyW. H. Seward ThomsonWilliam S. Shanahan
      Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on the $50 U.S. Treasury note in the 1890s.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about William H. Seward: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals : The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln — Walter Stahr, Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man — Walter Stahr, Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man — Michael Burgan, William Henry Seward : Senator and Statesman (for young readers)
      Image source: New York Public Library


    Wright Crematory and Columbarium
    520 West Raye
    Seattle, King County, Washington
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Eugene Semple (1840-1908) — of Oregon; Washington. Born in Bogotá, Colombia of American parents, June 12, 1840. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor and publisher; Oregon state printer, 1870-73; Governor of Washington Territory, 1887-89; candidate for Governor of Washington, 1889. Died, of pneumonia, in a rest home at San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., August 28, 1908 (age 68 years, 77 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Wright Crematory and Columbarium.
      Relatives: Son of James Semple (1798-1866).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Albert Francis Appleton (1850-1914) — also known as Albert F. Appleton — of Crystal, Pembina County, N.Dak. Born in Yorkshire, England, January 14, 1850. Farmer; banker; delegate to North Dakota state constitutional convention from Pembina County, 1889; member of North Dakota state senate, 1890. Catholic. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., October 1, 1914 (age 64 years, 260 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Wright Crematory and Columbarium.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Joseph Appleton (1809-1869) and Jane Ann (Horner) Appleton (1809-1883); married to Martha Tay.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Wynn Leland Eddy (1874-1946) — also known as Wynn L. Eddy — of Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah. Born in Michigan, March 26, 1874. Democrat. Pharmacist; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1916 (member, Credentials Committee). Died in Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah, July 24, 1946 (age 72 years, 120 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Wright Crematory and Columbarium.
      Relatives: Son of Daniel Leland Eddy (1849-1941) and Mary J. (Skelton) Eddy (1856-1937); married, June 6, 1897, to Eva Alice Sweany (1876-1965).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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