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Crawford County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Crawford County

Index to Locations

  • Prairie du Chien Evergreen Cemetery
  • Soldiers Grove Forest Hill Cemetery

    Evergreen Cemetery
    Prairie du Chien, Crawford County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
      Ormsby Brunson Thomas (1832-1904) — also known as Ormsby B. Thomas — of Prairie du Chien, Crawford County, Wis. Born in Vermont, 1832. Republican. Member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1862, 1865-67; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1868; candidate for Presidential Elector for Wisconsin; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1880-81; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 7th District, 1885-91. Died in 1904 (age about 72 years). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Forest Hill Cemetery
    Soldiers Grove, Crawford County, Wisconsin
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Atley Peterson (1847-1909) — of Soldiers Grove, Crawford County, Wis. Born in Eardahl, Norway, February 21, 1847. Republican. Postmaster; banker; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1879-82; Wisconsin railroad commissioner, 1887-91; candidate for Wisconsin state treasurer, 1892; candidate for Presidential Elector for Wisconsin; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1908. Norwegian ancestry. Died in Soldiers Grove, Crawford County, Wis., March 29, 1909 (age 62 years, 36 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
    Donald C. McDowell Donald C. McDowell (1890-1973) — of Soldiers Grove, Crawford County, Wis. Born in Mt. Sterling, Crawford County, Wis., August 27, 1890. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; farmer; postmaster; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Crawford County, 1937-48; defeated, 1948; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1944. Died in 1973 (age about 82 years). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940

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