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Pierce County
Washington

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Pierce County

Index to Locations

  • Fox Island Fox Island Cemetery
  • Gig Harbor Haven of Rest Cemetery
  • Lakewood Mountain View Memorial Park
  • Longbranch Longbranch Cemetery
  • Puyallup Woodbine Cemetery
  • Steilacoom Western State Hospital Memorial Cemetery
  • Tacoma Calvary Cemetery
  • Tacoma Oakwood Cemetery
  • Tacoma Tacoma Cemetery


    Fox Island Cemetery
    Fox Island, Pierce County, Washington
    Politicians buried here:
      Dixy Lee Ray (1914-1994) — also known as Marguerite Ray — of Washington. Born in Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash., September 3, 1914. Democrat. University professor; marine biologist; host of weekly television show "Animals of the Sea," on KCTS-TV in Seattle; member, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, 1972-75; chair, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, 1973-75; Governor of Washington, 1977-81; defeated in primary, 1980. Female. Died, from a bronchial infection, in Fox Island, Pierce County, Wash., January 2, 1994 (age 79 years, 121 days). Interment at Fox Island Cemetery.
      See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about Dixy Lee Ray: Mary Ellen Verheyden-Hilliard, Scientist and Governor, Dixy Lee Ray (for young readers)


    Haven of Rest Cemetery
    Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington
    Politicians buried here:
      John O. W. Jarstad (1920-1998) — of Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash. Born in Bremerton, Kitsap County, Wash., July 22, 1920. Republican. Television sportscaster; candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington 6th District, 1970. Died, of heart failure and diabetes at Auburn Rehabilitation Center, Auburn, King County, Wash., June 12, 1998 (age 77 years, 325 days). Interment at Haven of Rest Cemetery.


    Mountain View Memorial Park
    41100 Steilacoom Boulevard Southwest
    Lakewood, Pierce County, Washington
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Thor Carl Tollefson (1901-1982) — also known as Thor C. Tollefson — of Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash. Born in Perley, Norman County, Minn., May 2, 1901. Republican. Lawyer; Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney, 1932-34, 1939-46; U.S. Representative from Washington 6th District, 1947-65; defeated, 1944, 1964. Lutheran. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Alpha Sigma Phi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Moose; Kiwanis. Died in Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash., December 30, 1982 (age 81 years, 242 days). Interment at Mountain View Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Christian Tollefson and Bertha (Jacobson) Tollefson; married, November 24, 1934, to Eva M. Keuss.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Charles Henry Leavy (1884-1952) — also known as Charles H. Leavy — of Veradale, Spokane County, Wash. Born near York, York County, Pa., February 16, 1884. Democrat. State court judge in Washington, 1926; U.S. Representative from Washington 5th District, 1937-43; federal judge, 1942. Died September 25, 1952 (age 68 years, 222 days). Interment at Mountain View Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Stanton Warburton (1865-1926) — of Washington. Born in Pennsylvania, 1865. Member of Washington state legislature, 1900; U.S. Representative from Washington 2nd District, 1911-13; defeated (Progressive), 1912 (2nd District), 1914 (3rd District). Died in 1926 (age about 61 years). Interment at Mountain View Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Athill E. Irving (1856-1927) — of Presque Isle, Aroostook County, Maine. Born in Woodstock, New Brunswick, May 1, 1856. Republican. Naturalized U.S. citizen; farmer; horse dealer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1912. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., April 26, 1927 (age 70 years, 360 days). Interment at Mountain View Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married to Elizabeth Beacom (1853-1928).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Longbranch Cemetery
    Longbranch, Pierce County, Washington
    Politicians buried here:
      James Kedzie Penfield (1908-2004) — also known as James K. Penfield — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 9, 1908. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Canton, as of 1932; U.S. Ambassador to Iceland, 1961. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., September 11, 2004 (age 96 years, 155 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Longbranch Cemetery.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary


    Woodbine Cemetery
    Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington
    Politicians buried here:
    John R. Rogers John Rankin Rogers (1838-1901) — also known as John R. Rogers — of Washington. Born September 4, 1838. Governor of Washington, 1897-1901; died in office 1901. Died December 26, 1901 (age 63 years, 113 days). Interment at Woodbine Cemetery.
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, February 1902
    Elmer T. Allison Elmer T. Allison (1883-1982) — of Seattle, King County, Wash.; Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Bethel, Fairfield County, Conn.; Washington. Born in Houstonia, Pettis County, Mo., December 5, 1883. Communist. Sawmill worker; arrested in Cleveland, 1919, on charges of violating the state's criminal syndicalism law; Workers candidate for New York state senate 14th District, 1926; poet. Member, Industrial Workers of the World. Died in Olympia, Thurston County, Wash., July 18, 1982 (age 98 years, 225 days). Interment at Woodbine Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Nathaniel Allison and Mattie (Johnson) Allison; brother of Hortense Allison (who married Alfred Wagenknecht); married 1908 to Anna Theresa Swanson; married 1922 to Rose Rosen; uncle of Helen Allison Winter (1908-2001) (who married Carl Winter).
      Political family: Winter-Wagenknecht family.
      See also Wikipedia article
      Image source: Marxists Internet Archive
      Hortense Allison Wagenknecht (1887-1975) — also known as Hortense Wagenknecht; Hortense Allison — of Ohio; Connecticut; California. Born in Warsaw, Benton County, Mo., January 14, 1887. Communist. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Connecticut, 1932; candidate for California state assembly 71st District, 1934. Female. Died May 28, 1975 (age 88 years, 134 days). Interment at Woodbine Cemetery.
      Relatives: Sister of Elmer T. Allison; married 1905 to Alfred Wagenknecht; mother of Helen Allison Winter (1908-2001) (who married Carl Winter).
      Political family: Winter-Wagenknecht family.
      Epitaph: "Daughter of the earth, mother to generations of hers and others, worker and leader in the class struggle, a life well lived in work and love."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Western State Hospital Memorial Cemetery
    Steilacoom, Pierce County, Washington
    Politicians buried here:
      William Henson Wallace (1811-1879) — Born in Troy, Miami County, Ohio, July 19, 1811. Lawyer; member of Iowa territorial House of Representatives, 1838; member Iowa territorial council, 1842-43; candidate for Delegate to U.S. Congress from Iowa Territory, 1843; candidate for U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1848; member of Washington territorial legislature, 1853; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Washington Territory, 1861; defeated, 1854; Governor of Washington Territory, 1861; Governor of Idaho Territory, 1863-64; appointed 1863; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Idaho Territory, 1864; probate judge in Washington, 1870. Member, Freemasons. Died in Steilacoom, Pierce County, Wash., February 7, 1879 (age 67 years, 203 days). Interment at Western State Hospital Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of David Wallace; uncle of Lewis Wallace (1827-1905).
      Political family: Wallace family of Indiana.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Calvary Cemetery
    Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington
    Politicians buried here:
      John J. O'Connell (1919-1998) — of Washington. Born in Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash., April 30, 1919. Washington state attorney general, 1956-68; candidate for Governor of Washington, 1968. Died in Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash., March 24, 1998 (age 78 years, 328 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.


    Oakwood Cemetery
    Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington
    Politicians buried here:
      Homer Truett Bone (1883-1970) — also known as Homer T. Bone — of Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash. Born in Franklin, Johnson County, Ind., January 25, 1883. Lawyer; Farmer-Labor candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington 3rd District, 1920; member of Washington state house of representatives, 1923-24; U.S. Senator from Washington, 1933-44; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1940; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, 1944-56; took senior status 1956. Member, Order of the Coif; Gamma Eta Gamma. Died in Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash., March 11, 1970 (age 87 years, 45 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Oakwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier


    Tacoma Cemetery
    4801 South Tacoma Way
    Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington
    Politicians buried here:
      Ernest Lister (1870-1919) — of Washington. Born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, June 15, 1870. Democrat. Real estate and insurance business; candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington 2nd District, 1909; Governor of Washington, 1913-19; died in office 1919. Died, from heart and kidney disease, in Seattle, King County, Wash., June 14, 1919 (age 48 years, 364 days). Interment at Tacoma Cemetery.
      Relatives: Uncle of Edna Lister (1908?-?).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Addison Gardner Foster (1837-1917) — also known as Addison G. Foster — of Wabasha County, Minn.; Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash. Born in Belchertown, Hampshire County, Mass., January 28, 1837. Republican. Lumber business; railroad builder; U.S. Senator from Washington, 1899-1905. Died in Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash., January 16, 1917 (age 79 years, 354 days). Interment at Tacoma Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ezra Perin Savage (1842-1920) — also known as Ezra P. Savage — of Sargent, Custer County, Neb. Born in Connersville, Fayette County, Ind., April 3, 1842. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; stock, grain, and implement business; Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska, 1901-03; Governor of Nebraska, 1901-03. Died January 8, 1920 (age 77 years, 280 days). Interment at Tacoma Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Warren Savage and Hannah (Perin) Savage; married 1866 to Anna C. Rich (died 1883); married 1896 to Elvira Hess (died 1899).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Francis Wellington Cushman (1867-1909) — also known as Francis W. Cushman; "Abe Lincoln of the Pacific Coast" — of Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash. Born in Brighton, Washington County, Iowa, May 8, 1867. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Washington, 1899-1909 (at-large 1899-1909, 2nd District 1909); died in office 1909. Died, of pneumonia, in Roosevelt Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., July 6, 1909 (age 42 years, 59 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Tacoma Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Henry Calkins (1842-1894) — also known as William H. Calkins — of LaPorte, LaPorte County, Ind. Born in Pike County, Ohio, February 18, 1842. Republican. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1871; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1877-84 (10th District 1877-81, 13th District 1881-84); candidate for Governor of Indiana, 1884; justice of Washington territorial supreme court, 1889. Member, Phi Kappa Psi. Died in Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash., January 29, 1894 (age 51 years, 345 days). Interment at Tacoma Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Hall Doolittle (1848-1914) — also known as William H. Doolittle — of Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash. Born near North East, Erie County, Pa., November 6, 1848. Republican. Member of Washington state legislature, 1880; U.S. Representative from Washington at-large, 1893-97; defeated, 1896. Died in Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash., February 26, 1914 (age 65 years, 112 days). Interment at Tacoma Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Wesley Lloyd (1883-1936) — of Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash. Born in Arvonia, Osage County, Kan., July 24, 1883. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Washington 6th District, 1933-36; died in office 1936. Member, Freemasons; Eagles; Elks. Died of a heart attack in Washington, D.C., January 10, 1936 (age 52 years, 170 days). Interment at Tacoma Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Thompson (1813-1897) — of Iowa. Born in Pennsylvania, 1813. Democrat. Member of Iowa territorial legislature, 1843; U.S. Representative from Iowa 1st District, 1847-50. Died in 1897 (age about 84 years). Interment at Tacoma Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James Wickersham (1857-1939) — of Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash.; Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska; Juneau, Alaska. Born in Patoka, Marion County, Ill., August 24, 1857. Republican. Probate judge in Washington, 1884-88; member of Washington state house of representatives, 1898; Judge of U.S. District Court, 1900; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Alaska Territory, 1909-17, 1919, 1921, 1931-33; delegate to Republican National Convention from Alaska Territory, 1928 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business; member, Resolutions Committee). Died in Juneau, Alaska, October 24, 1939 (age 82 years, 61 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Tacoma Cemetery.
      Mount Wickersham, in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Tyndall McCutcheon (1892-1971) — also known as John T. McCutcheon — of Chehalis, Lewis County, Wash.; Steilacoom, Pierce County, Wash. Born in Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash., March 23, 1892. Republican. Farmer; U.S. Vice Consul in Bordeaux, 1916-17; Marseille, 1917-18; Geneva, 1918; Beirut, 1919-20; lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington 6th District, 1932; member of Washington state house of representatives, 1941; member of Washington state senate 26th District, 1943-47. Died in Steilacoom, Pierce County, Wash., August 9, 1971 (age 79 years, 139 days). Interment at Tacoma Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John W. McCutcheon (1853-1939) and Jane Tweed (Dandy) McCutcheon (1861-1946); married to Tima Mary Gregg (1893-1970).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Clinton Peyre Ferry (1836-1909) — also known as Clinton P. Ferry; "The Duke of Tacoma" — of Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash. Born in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind., May 24, 1836. Consular Agent for France in Tacoma, Wash., 1898-1901. French ancestry. Died in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., July 31, 1909 (age 73 years, 68 days). Interment at Tacoma Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Caroline (Bourie) Ferry and Lucien Peyre Ferry; nephew of Elisha Peyre Ferry (1825-1895).
      Political family: Ferry family of Seattle, Washington.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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