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Lewis County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Lewis County

Index to Locations

  • Chehalis Claquato Cemetery
  • Chehalis Sunset Memorial Gardens

    Claquato Cemetery
    Chehalis, Lewis County, Washington
    Politicians buried here:
      Clyde Garfield Jeffers (1881-1956) — also known as Clyde G. Jeffers — Born in Hampton, Franklin County, Iowa, July 2, 1881. Lawyer; Grant County Prosecuting Attorney, 1913-17; superior court judge in Washington, 1923-39; justice of Washington state supreme court, 1939-48. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Died in Olympia, Thurston County, Wash., February 16, 1956 (age 74 years, 229 days). Interment at Claquato Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Byron Jeffers and Edith (Day) Jeffers; married, August 18, 1935, to Garnette Robinson.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    George F. Bickford George Fremont Bickford (1889-1923) — also known as George F. Bickford — of Chehalis, Lewis County, Wash. Born in Seattle, King County, Wash., August 12, 1889. U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Newchwang, 1913-14; U.S. Vice Consul in Hankow, 1914, 1914-15; Antung, 1914; Shanghai, 1915-17; U.S. Consul in Tsinanfu, 1918-19; Antung, as of 1920-21. Died, from pneumonia, in Chehalis, Lewis County, Wash., July 22, 1923 (age 33 years, 344 days). Interment at Claquato Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Andrew Fremont Bickford (1861-1931) and Ada M. (Burrows) Bickford (1863-1948); married, April 28, 1915, to Edith Lillian Adgey Edgar.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: U.S. passport application

    Sunset Memorial Gardens
    Chehalis, Lewis County, Washington
    Politicians buried here:
      Ralph Julian Rivers (1903-1976) — also known as Ralph J. Rivers — of Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska. Born in Seattle, King County, Wash., May 23, 1903. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the 4th District of Alaska Territory, 1933-44; Alaska territory attorney general, 1945-49; mayor of Fairbanks, Alaska, 1952-54; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska Territory, 1952; member of Alaska territorial senate 4th District, 1955-56; delegate to Alaska state constitutional convention, 1955-56; U.S. Representative from Alaska at-large, 1959-67; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska, 1960 (alternate), 1968. Member, Elks; Sons of the American Revolution; Sigma Chi; Phi Alpha Delta. Died in Chehalis, Lewis County, Wash., August 14, 1976 (age 73 years, 83 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of Julian Guy Rivers and Louisa (Lavoy) Rivers; married, December 17, 1928, to Lina Carol Caldwell; married, October 1, 1955, to Martha Wendling.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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