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Spokane County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Spokane County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Opportunity Pines Cemetery
  • Spokane Fairmount Memorial Park
  • Spokane Greenwood Memorial Terrace
  • Spokane Riverside Memorial Park


    Private or family graveyard
    Spokane County, Washington


    Pines Cemetery
    1402 South Pines Road
    Opportunity, Spokane County, Washington
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas H. Bienz (1894-1976) — also known as Tom Bienz — of Dishman, Spokane County, Wash. Born in Ohio, 1894. Democrat. Pharmacist; member of Washington state house of representatives, 1939-41; member of Washington state senate 4th District, 1943-47. Died in 1976 (age about 82 years). Interment at Pines Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Fairmount Memorial Park
    5200 W. Wellesley Avenue
    Spokane, Spokane County, Washington
    Politicians buried here:
    Miles Poindexter Miles Poindexter (1868-1946) — of Spokane, Spokane County, Wash. Born in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., April 22, 1868. Republican. Lawyer; Walla Walla County Prosecuting Attorney, 1892-94; superior court judge in Washington, 1904-08; U.S. Representative from Washington 3rd District, 1909-11; U.S. Senator from Washington, 1911-23; defeated, 1922; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1920; U.S. Ambassador to Peru, 1923-28. Died in Greenlee, Rockbridge County, Va., September 21, 1946 (age 78 years, 152 days). Original interment at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, Lexington, Va.; reinterment at Fairmount Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of William Bowyer Poindexter (1835-1917) and Josephine (Anderson) Poindexter (1838-1912); brother of William Anderson Poindexter; married 1892 to Elizabeth Gale Page (1866-1929); married 1936 to Elinor Jackson (Junkin) Latane (1867-1939); grandson of Francis Thomas Anderson (1808-1887).
      Political family: Poindexter-Anderson family of Greenlee and Lexington, Virginia.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Munsey's Magazine, June 1919
      Clarence Cleveland Dill (1884-1978) — also known as C. C. Dill; "Father of the Grand Coulee Dam"; "Father of the Radio Act" — of Spokane, Spokane County, Wash. Born near Fredericktown, Knox County, Ohio, September 21, 1884. Democrat. School teacher; newspaper reporter; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Washington 5th District, 1915-19; defeated, 1918; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1920, 1924, 1928; U.S. Senator from Washington, 1923-35. Methodist or Unitarian. Member, American Bar Association; Elks; Moose; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Redmen; Woodmen; Phi Kappa Psi. Instrumental in developing Grand Coulee Dam. Died in Spokane, Spokane County, Wash., January 14, 1978 (age 93 years, 115 days). Interment at Fairmount Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Theodore Marshall Dill and Amanda (Kunkel) Dill; married 1939 to Mabel Dickson.
      Cross-reference: Frank Bell — John M. Coffee
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
    Clarence D. Martin Clarence Daniel Martin (1886-1955) — also known as Clarence D. Martin — of Cheney, Spokane County, Wash. Born in Cheney, Spokane County, Wash., June 29, 1886. Democrat. Grain milling business; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1920, 1924, 1928 (alternate); mayor of Cheney, Wash., 1928-32; Governor of Washington, 1933-41; defeated in primary, 1948; member of Washington state house of representatives, 1944. Died in Cheney, Spokane County, Wash., August 11, 1955 (age 69 years, 43 days). Entombed at Fairmount Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Frank Marion Martin (1857-1925) and Phelena Jane (Fellows) Martin (1859-1919); married, July 18, 1907, to Margaret Mulligan (divorced 1943); married 1944 to Merle L. Lewis (divorced 1946); married 1951 to Lou Eckhart; father of Clarence Daniel Martin, Jr. (1916-1976).
      Cross-reference: John Clyde Bowen
      Martin Stadium (built 1972), at Washington State University, in Pullman, Washington, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Cheney Museum
      Samuel Clarence Hyde (1842-1922) — also known as Samuel C. Hyde — of Spokane, Spokane County, Wash. Born in Fort Ticonderoga, Essex County, N.Y., April 22, 1842. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; surveyor; lawyer; Spokane County Prosecuting Attorney, 1880-86; U.S. Representative from Washington at-large, 1895-97; defeated, 1896. Died in Spokane, Spokane County, Wash., March 7, 1922 (age 79 years, 319 days). Interment at Fairmount Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      May Arkwright Hutton — of Spokane, Spokane County, Wash. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1912. Female. Interment at Fairmount Memorial Park.


    Greenwood Memorial Terrace
    Spokane, Spokane County, Washington
    Politicians buried here:
      George Turner (1850-1932) — of Spokane, Spokane County, Wash. Born in Edina, Knox County, Mo., February 25, 1850. Democrat. Justice of Washington territorial supreme court, 1884-88; delegate to Washington state constitutional convention, 1889; U.S. Senator from Washington, 1897-1903; defeated, 1916; candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1904; candidate for Governor of Washington, 1904; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1912 (speaker). Died in Spokane, Spokane County, Wash., January 26, 1932 (age 81 years, 335 days). Interment at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.
      Relatives: Son of Granville D. Turner and Maria (Taylor) Turner; married, June 4, 1878, to Bertha C. Dreher.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Francis Clough (1843-1927) — also known as C. F. Clough — of Spokane, Spokane County, Wash. Born in Cumberland, Providence County, R.I., December 26, 1843. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; real estate broker; mayor of Spokane, Wash., 1890. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Spokane, Spokane County, Wash., December 27, 1927 (age 84 years, 1 days). Interment at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.
      Relatives: Son of Zera Clough (1808-1849) and Sally M. (Cook) Clough; married, May 5, 1893, to Mildred A. Wilson (1867-1939).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Albert Franklyn Canwell (1907-2002) — also known as Albert F. Canwell — of Spokane, Spokane County, Wash. Born in Spokane, Spokane County, Wash., January 11, 1907. Republican. Member of Washington state house of representatives, 1947-48; candidate for Washington state senate, 1948; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Washington, 1950; candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington at-large, 1952, 1954. Chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Un-American Activities, known as the Canwell Committee, which held hearings in 1948 to investigate alleged Communist infiltration of the University of Washington; three tenured professors were fired for suspected associations with Communists or refusal to answer the committee's questions. Died in Spokane, Spokane County, Wash., April 1, 2002 (age 95 years, 80 days). Interment at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Horace Clagett (1838-1901) — also known as William H. Clagett — of Humboldt City, Humboldt County (now Pershing County), Nev.; Deer Lodge, Powell County, Mont. Born in Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, Md., September 21, 1838. Republican. Lawyer; member of Nevada territorial House of Representatives, 1862-63; member of Nevada state house of representatives, 1864-65; delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana Territory, 1868; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Montana Territory, 1871-73; defeated, 1872. Died in Spokane, Spokane County, Wash., August 3, 1901 (age 62 years, 316 days). Interment at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.
      Relatives: Uncle of Samuel Barrett Pettengill (1886-1974).
      Epitaph: "Lawyer, Statesman, Pioneer."
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Stewart Voorhees (1853-1909) — also known as Charles S. Voorhees — of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind.; Colfax, Whitman County, Wash.; Spokane, Spokane County, Wash. Born in Covington, Fountain County, Ind., June 4, 1853. Lawyer; Whitman County Prosecuting Attorney, 1882-85; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Washington Territory, 1885-89. Died in Spokane, Spokane County, Wash., December 26, 1909 (age 56 years, 205 days). Interment at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.
      Relatives: Son of Daniel Wolsey Voorhees (1827-1897).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Riverside Memorial Park
    211 North Government Way
    Spokane, Spokane County, Washington
    Politicians buried here:
      Marion E. Hay (1865-1933) — of Wilbur, Lincoln County, Wash.; Spokane, Spokane County, Wash. Born in Adams County, Wis., December 9, 1865. Republican. Merchant; chair of Lincoln County Republican Party, 1898-1902; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1900; Lieutenant Governor of Washington, 1909; Governor of Washington, 1909-13; defeated, 1912. Presbyterian. Died in Spokane, Spokane County, Wash., November 21, 1933 (age 67 years, 347 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Riverside Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Edward Murry Hay and Mary L. (Coming) Hay; married, January 16, 1887, to Lizzie L. Muir.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Paul Gerhart Hatfield (1928-2000) — also known as Paul G. Hatfield — of Montana. Born in Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont., April 29, 1928. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; lawyer; district judge in Montana, 1960-76; chief justice of Montana state supreme court, 1977-78; U.S. Senator from Montana, 1978; U.S. District Judge for Montana, 1979-96. Died of a heart attack, in Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont., July 3, 2000 (age 72 years, 65 days). Interment at Riverside Memorial Park.
      Epitaph: "Devoted Humanitarian, Montanan, Father and Husband."
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Thomas Fancher (1891-1928) — also known as Jack T. Fancher — of Washington. Born in Manila (now Espanola), Spokane County, Wash., May 13, 1891. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War I; candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington 5th District, 1926. Wounded by the premature explosion of a bomb was destroying, in an empty field at the newly-opened Wenatchee airport, and died soon after in the hospital at Wenatchee, Chelan County, Wash., April 30, 1928 (age 36 years, 353 days). Interment at Riverside Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of John Abbot Fancher (1855-1931) and Nellie (Thompson) Fancher (1860-1921); married, July 5, 1920, to Evelyn Jones or Jonz.
      Frank Dravo Muse (d. 1947) — also known as Frank D. Muse — of Indiana. Born in Buena Vista, Allegheny County, Pa. Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 8th District, 1906. Died in Spokane, Spokane County, Wash., January 8, 1947. Interment at Riverside Memorial Park.
      B. Jean Silver (1926-2000) — of Washington. Born July 5, 1926. Republican. Member of Washington state house of representatives, 1983-96 (5th District 1983-92, 6th District 1993-96). Female. Died, of Alzheimer's disease, at a nursing home in Spokane, Spokane County, Wash., March 14, 2000 (age 73 years, 253 days). Interment at Riverside Memorial Park.
      John Abbot Fancher (1855-1931) — also known as John Fancher; Jack Fancher — of Espanola, Spokane County, Wash.; Spokane, Spokane County, Wash. Born in Ogle County, Ill., December 28, 1855. Farmer; postmaster; member of Washington state house of representatives, 1905-09. Congregationalist. Died in Spokane, Spokane County, Wash., April 2, 1931 (age 75 years, 95 days). Interment at Riverside Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of John Fancher and Sarah (Johnson) Fancher; married, February 20, 1884, to Nellie Thompson (1860-1921); father of John Thomas Fancher (1891-1928).


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