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Whatcom County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Whatcom County

Index to Locations

  • Bellingham Bayview Cemetery
  • Ferndale Greenacres Memorial Park
  • Ferndale Woodlawn Cemetery
  • Newhalem Ross Family Burial Site

    Bayview Cemetery
    Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington
    Politicians buried here:
      Isaac Smith Kalloch (1832-1887) — also known as Isaac S. Kalloch — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Rockland, Knox County, Maine, July 10, 1832. Pastor; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1879-81. Baptist. Indicted for adultery, in East Cambridge, Mass., 1857; tried, but the jury was unable to agree on a verdict. Shot and wounded, on August 23, 1879, by newspaper editor Charles DeYoung. A few months later, before DeYoung was to be tried for the shooting, Kalloch's son, I. M. Kalloch, shot and killed DeYoung in his office. Died, of diabetes, in Whatcom (now part of Bellingham), Whatcom County, Wash., December 9, 1887 (age 55 years, 152 days). Interment at Bayview Cemetery.
      Cross-reference: M. H. de Young
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Albert Edward Mead (1861-1913) — also known as Albert E. Mead — of Bellingham, Whatcom County, Wash. Born in Manhattan, Riley County, Kan., December 14, 1861. Republican. Mayor of Blaine, Wash.; member of Washington state house of representatives, 1890; Governor of Washington, 1905-09; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1912. Died in Washington, March 19, 1913 (age 51 years, 95 days). Interment at Bayview Cemetery.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Lewis Cass Tidball (b. 1849) — also known as Lewis C. Tidball — of Sheridan, Sheridan County, Wyo. Born in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, June 25, 1849. Candidate for Governor of Wyoming, 1894. Interment at Bayview Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Lewis Cass
      Relatives: Married to Jane Elizabeth Kelly; father of Lewis Cass Tidball II.
      Lewis Cass Tidball II — of Wyoming. Wyoming superintendent of public instruction, 1910. Interment at Bayview Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Lewis Cass
      Relatives: Son of Lewis Cass Tidball.

    Greenacres Memorial Park
    Ferndale, Whatcom County, Washington
    Politicians buried here:
      Loomis Baldrey (1882-1954) — of Bellingham, Whatcom County, Wash. Born in Camden, Camden County, N.J., May 19, 1882. Republican. Lawyer; Whatcom County Prosecuting Attorney, 1918-23; delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1940 (alternate), 1944. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Kiwanis. Died in 1954 (age about 72 years). Interment at Greenacres Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Baldrey and Mella Calista (Loomis) Baldrey; married, June 16, 1906, to Winona Florence Hine.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Woodlawn Cemetery
    Ferndale, Whatcom County, Washington
    Politicians buried here:
      Roy Whitney Atkinson (1894-1962) — also known as Roy Atkinson — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Hertel, Burnett County, Wis., September 26, 1894. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; coal miner; CIO Regional Director; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1944 (member, Credentials Committee), 1948 (member, Credentials Committee), 1952. Protestant. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Eagles. Died August 31, 1962 (age 67 years, 339 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jeremiah Atkinson and Nora (Whitney) Atkinson; married to Bertha Lee Catlett.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Ross Family Burial Site
    Newhalem, Whatcom County, Washington
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      James Delmage Ross (1872-1939) — also known as J. D. Ross — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Chatham, Ontario, November 9, 1872. Electrical engineer; Seattle superintendent of lighting (electric power), 1911-39; member, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 1935-37; administrator, Bonneville Power Administration, 1937. Died, from a heart attack, following surgery for stomach and intestinal ailments, in the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., March 14, 1939 (age 66 years, 125 days). Interment at Ross Family Burial Site.
      Relatives: Married 1907 to Alice M. Wilson.
      Mount Ross, in Whatcom County, Washington, is named for him.  — Ross Dam (built 1937-49), on the Skagit River, in Whatcom County, Washington, is named for him.  — Ross Lake, a reservoir in Whatcom County, Washington, which also extends into British Columbia, Canada, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS J. D. Ross (built 1943 at Portland, Oregon; sold and renamed SS Lampsis; sank during a storm in the North Atlantic Ocean, 1966) was originally named for him.
      Epitaph: "J.D. Ross, one of the greatest Americans of our generation, was an outstanding mathematician and equally great engineer. He had also the practical ability to make things work in the spirit of public opinion and successful business. More than that, he was a philosopher and lover and student of trees and flowers. His successful career and especially his long service in behalf of the public interest are worthy of study by every American boy."
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial

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