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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Dane County

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  • Private or family graveyards
  • Black Earth Oak Hill Cemetery
  • Cambridge Unknown location
  • Near Cambridge Lake Ripley Cemetery
  • Madison Forest Hill Cemetery
  • Madison Resurrection Cemetery
  • Madison Sunset Memory Gardens
  • Mazomanie St. Barnabas Cemetery
  • Mt. Horeb Lutheran Cemetery
  • Paoli St. William Cemetery
  • Stoughton Riverside Cemetery
  • Sun Prairie Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Dane County, Wisconsin


    Oak Hill Cemetery
    Black Earth, Dane County, Wisconsin
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      John Adams (1819-1908) — of Black Earth, Dane County, Wis. Born in 1819. Democrat. Member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1869-70, 1872; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1882-83. Died in 1908 (age about 89 years). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Alva Adams and William Herbert Adams; grandfather of Harry Wilfred Adams (1879-?).
      Political family: Adams family of Pueblo, Colorado.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Unknown Location
    Cambridge, Dane County, Wisconsin


    Lake Ripley Cemetery
    Near Cambridge, Dane County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
      Rasmus Björn Anderson (1846-1936) — also known as Rasmus B. Anderson — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Albion, Dane County, Wis., January 12, 1846. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1868; university professor; U.S. Minister to Denmark, 1885-89; newspaper editor and publisher; insurance executive; postmaster at Madison, Wis., 1910. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Died, of pneumonia, in Madison, Dane County, Wis., March 2, 1936 (age 90 years, 50 days). Interment at Lake Ripley Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Björn Anderson Kvelve and Abel Catherie von Krogh; married, July 21, 1868, to Bertha Karina Olson (c.1848-1922).
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier


    Forest Hill Cemetery
    1 Speedway Road
    Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin
    Founded 1858; approximate acreage: 140
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    William F. Vilas William Freeman Vilas (1840-1908) — also known as William F. Vilas — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Chelsea, Orange County, Vt., July 9, 1840. Democrat. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1876, 1880, 1884; member of Democratic National Committee from Wisconsin, 1880; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1885; U.S. Postmaster General, 1885-88; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1888-89; U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1891-97. Died in Madison, Dane County, Wis., August 28, 1908 (age 68 years, 50 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Vilas County, Wis. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
    Robert M. LaFollette Robert Marion LaFollette (1855-1925) — also known as Robert M. LaFollette; "Fighting Bob"; "Battling Bob" — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Primrose, Dane County, Wis., June 14, 1855. Lawyer; Dane County District Attorney, 1880-84; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 3rd District, 1885-91; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1896, 1904; Governor of Wisconsin, 1901-06; U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1906-25; died in office 1925; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1908, 1916; Progressive candidate for President of the United States, 1924. French ancestry. Died of heart disease complicated by asthma and pneumonia, in Washington, D.C., June 18, 1925 (age 70 years, 4 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Josiah LaFollette (1817-1862) and Mary (Ferguson) LaFollette (1818-1894; who later married John Z. Saxton); married, December 31, 1881, to Belle Case (1859-1931; first female graduate of the University of Wisconsin law school); father of Robert Marion LaFollette, Jr. and Philip Fox LaFollette; uncle of Charles Sumner Eastman; grandfather of Bronson Cutting LaFollette (1936-).
      Political family: LaFollette family of Madison, Wisconsin (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Books about Robert M. LaFollette: Nancy C. Unger, Fighting Bob La Follette : The Righteous Reformer — Bernard A. Weisberger, The LaFollettes of Wisconsin : Love and Politics in Progressive America
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, September 1902
      Lucius Fairchild (1831-1896) — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Franklin Mill (unknown county), Ohio, December 27, 1831. Republican. General in the Union Army during the Civil War; wounded at the battle of Gettysburg, 1863, and lost an arm; secretary of state of Wisconsin, 1864-66; Governor of Wisconsin, 1866-72; U.S. Consul General in Paris, as of 1879; U.S. Minister to Spain, 1880-81; Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1888. Died May 23, 1896 (age 64 years, 148 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jairus C. Fairchild; brother of Cassius Fairchild (1829-1868).
      Political family: Fairchild family of Madison, Wisconsin.
      Cross-reference: John C. Spooner
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      Orsamus Cole (1819-1903) — of Wisconsin. Born in Cazenovia, Madison County, N.Y., August 23, 1819. U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 2nd District, 1849-51; justice of Wisconsin state supreme court, 1855-80; chief justice of Wisconsin Supreme Court, 1880-92; appointed 1880. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., May 5, 1903 (age 83 years, 255 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    John C. Spooner John Coit Spooner (1843-1919) — also known as John C. Spooner; "The Tinker of Legislation" — of Hudson, St. Croix County, Wis.; Madison, Dane County, Wis.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Ind., January 6, 1843. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; private and military secretary to Gov. Lucius Fairchild; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1872; general solicitor, Omaha Railroad, 1880; law partner of Arthur Loomis Sanborn; U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1885-91, 1897-1907; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1888 (delegation chair), 1892 (delegation chair); candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1892. Died, of pneumonia and apoplexy, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., June 11, 1919 (age 76 years, 156 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Philip L. Spooner (judge) and Lydia (Coit) Spooner; married, September 10, 1868, to Annie E. Main.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
      John Bradley Winslow (1851-1920) — also known as John B. Winslow — of Wisconsin. Born October 4, 1851. Lawyer; law partner of Joseph V. Quarles; circuit judge in Wisconsin 1st Circuit, 1884-91; justice of Wisconsin state supreme court, 1891-1920; appointed 1891; died in office 1920; chief justice of Wisconsin Supreme Court, 1907-20; died in office 1920. Died July 13, 1920 (age 68 years, 283 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Horatio Gates Winslow and Emily (Bradley) Winslow; married to Agnes Clancy (1858-1940).
    Robert M. LaFollette, Jr. Robert Marion LaFollette, Jr. (1895-1953) — also known as Robert M. LaFollette, Jr. — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Madison, Dane County, Wis., February 6, 1895. Wisconsin Republican state chair, 1925; U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1925-47; defeated in Republican primary, 1946; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1928 (member, Resolutions Committee; speaker), 1932. Protestant. Died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in the bathroom of his home, in Washington, D.C., February 24, 1953 (age 58 years, 18 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Marion LaFollette and Belle (Case) LaFollette; brother of Philip Fox LaFollette; married, September 17, 1930, to Rachel Wilson Young; father of Bronson Cutting LaFollette (1936-).
      Political family: LaFollette family of Madison, Wisconsin (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about Robert M. LaFollette, Jr.: Roger T. Johnson, Robert M. LaFollette, Jr. and the Decline of the Progressive Party in Wisconsin — Bernard A. Weisberger, The LaFollettes of Wisconsin : Love and Politics in Progressive America — Patrick J. Maney, Young Bob : A Biography of Robert M. LaFollette, Jr.
      Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
      Philip Fox LaFollette (1897-1965) — also known as Philip F. LaFollette — of Madison, Dane County, Wis.; Douglaston, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in Madison, Dane County, Wis., May 8, 1897. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Dane County District Attorney, 1925-26; Governor of Wisconsin, 1931-33, 1935-39; defeated, 1938; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1952. Died August 18, 1965 (age 68 years, 102 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Marion LaFollette and Belle (Case) LaFollette; brother of Robert Marion LaFollette, Jr.; married, April 14, 1923, to Isabel Bacon; uncle of Bronson Cutting LaFollette (1936-).
      Political family: LaFollette family of Madison, Wisconsin (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Books about Philip F. LaFollette: Bernard A. Weisberger, The LaFollettes of Wisconsin : Love and Politics in Progressive America
      Louis Powell Harvey (1820-1862) — also known as Louis P. Harvey — of Shopiere, Rock County, Wis. Born in East Haddam, Middlesex County, Conn., July 22, 1820. Republican. Delegate to Wisconsin state constitutional convention, 1847; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1854-58; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1856 (member, Credentials Committee); secretary of state of Wisconsin, 1860-62; Governor of Wisconsin, 1862; died in office 1862. While on a trip to inspect Wisconsin troops after the battle of Shiloh, during the Civil War, fell off a boat and drowned in the Tennessee River, near Pittsburg Landing, Hardin County, Tenn., April 19, 1862 (age 41 years, 271 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      James Ole Davidson (1854-1922) — also known as James O. Davidson — of Soldiers Grove, Crawford County, Wis. Born in Sogne, Norway, February 10, 1854. Republican. Miller; merchant; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1893-99; Wisconsin state treasurer, 1899-1903; Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, 1903-07; Governor of Wisconsin, 1906-11. Norwegian ancestry. Died December 16, 1922 (age 68 years, 309 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ole Davidson and Ingabor (Jenson) Davidson; married, February 19, 1883, to Helen Bliss.
      Albert George Schmedeman (1864-1946) — also known as Albert G. Schmedeman — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Madison, Dane County, Wis., November 25, 1864. Democrat. U.S. Minister to Norway, 1913-21; mayor of Madison, Wis., 1926-32; Governor of Wisconsin, 1933-35; defeated, 1928, 1934. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. One leg was amputated as a result of gangrene infection in 1934. Died November 26, 1946 (age 82 years, 1 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Schmedeman and Wilhelmina (Camien) Schmedeman; married to Kate M. Regan.
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
      Harlow S. Orton (1817-1895) — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born November 23, 1817. Member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1854, 1859, 1871; circuit judge in Wisconsin 9th Circuit, 1859-64; mayor of Madison, Wis., 1877-78; justice of Wisconsin state supreme court, 1878-95; died in office 1895; chief justice of Wisconsin Supreme Court, 1894-95; died in office 1895. Died July 4, 1895 (age 77 years, 223 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Horace Rublee (1829-1896) — of Wisconsin. Born in Berkshire, Franklin County, Vt., August 19, 1829. Republican. School teacher; newspaper reporter; Wisconsin Republican state chair, 1859-69, 1877-79; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1868; U.S. Minister to Switzerland, 1869-76; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Switzerland, 1876. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., October 19, 1896 (age 67 years, 61 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alvah Rublee (1802-1844) and Martha (Kent) Rublee (1804-1886); married 1857 to Katherine 'Kate' Hopkins (1833-1921); father of William Alvah Rublee and George Rublee (1868-1957); nephew of William Seymour Rublee.
      Political family: Rublee family of Madison, Wisconsin.
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Robert Taylor (1820-1909) — also known as William R. Taylor — of Cottage Grove, Dane County, Wis. Born in Connecticut, July 10, 1820. Democrat. Governor of Wisconsin, 1874-76; defeated, 1875. Died March 17, 1909 (age 88 years, 250 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Taylor County, Wis. is named for him.
      Oscar Rennebohm (1889-1968) — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born near Leeds, Columbia County, Wis., May 25, 1889. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; druggist; dairy farmer; Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, 1945-49; Governor of Wisconsin, 1947-51. Lutheran. Died October 15, 1968 (age 79 years, 143 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Carl Rennebohm and Julia (Brandt) Rennebohm; married, September 8, 1920, to Mary Fowler.
      See also NNDB dossier
      Timothy Brown (1889-1977) — Born in Madison, Dane County, Wis., February 24, 1889. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; Dane County Court Commissioner, 1926-49; justice of Wisconsin state supreme court, 1949-64; appointed 1949; chief justice of Wisconsin Supreme Court, 1962-64. Died December 31, 1977 (age 88 years, 310 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Margaret Titchener (1895-1936) and Louise Coxon.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Wisconsin Supreme Court biography
      John Mandt Nelson (1870-1955) — also known as John M. Nelson — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Burke town, Dane County, Wis., October 10, 1870. Republican. Superintendent of schools; lawyer; member of Wisconsin Republican State Central Committee, 1901-05; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin, 1905-19, 1921-33 (2nd District 1905-13, 3rd District 1913-19, 1921-33). Died in Madison, Dane County, Wis., January 29, 1955 (age 84 years, 111 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Christopher Nelson and Elsie Nelson; married, July 25, 1891, to Thea Johanna Stondall.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
      William Alvah Rublee (1861-1910) — also known as William A. Rublee — of Wisconsin. Born in Madison, Dane County, Wis., March 16, 1861. U.S. Consul in Prague, 1890-93; U.S. Consul General in Hong Kong, 1901-02, 1909-10, died in office 1910; Havana, 1902-03; Vienna, 1903-09. Died, from peritonitis, in Hong Kong, April 15, 1910 (age 49 years, 30 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Horace Rublee and Kate (Hopkins) Rublee (1833-1921); brother of George Rublee (1868-1957); grandnephew of William Seymour Rublee.
      Political family: Rublee family of Madison, Wisconsin.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Arthur Loomis Sanborn (1850-1920) — of Elkhorn, Walworth County, Wis.; Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Brasher Falls, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., November 17, 1850. Walworth County Register of Deeds, 1875-79; lawyer; law partner of John C. Spooner; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Wisconsin, 1905-20; died in office 1920. Congregationalist. Died, from pneumonia, in Madison, Dane County, Wis., October 18, 1920 (age 69 years, 336 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Alice E. Golder.
      See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article
      Henry Cullen Adams (1850-1906) — also known as Henry C. Adams — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Verona, Oneida County, N.Y., November 28, 1850. Republican. Dairy farmer; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1883-86; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1888; Wisconsin Dairy and Food Commissioner, 1895-1902; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 2nd District, 1903-06; died in office 1906. Died, from intestinal illness, in Auditorium Hotel, Chicago, Cook County, Ill., July 9, 1906 (age 55 years, 223 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Franklin Adams and Caroline Melissa Adams; married, October 15, 1878, to Anna B. Norton.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Burr W. Jones (1846-1935) — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born near Evansville, Rock County, Wis., March 9, 1846. Democrat. Lawyer; Dane County District Attorney, 1873-76; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 3rd District, 1883-85; justice of Wisconsin state supreme court, 1921-26. Died January 7, 1935 (age 88 years, 304 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Jones and Sarah M. Jones; married 1873 to Olive L. Hoyt.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Benjamin Franklin Hopkins (1829-1870) — also known as Benjamin F. Hopkins — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Hebron, Washington County, N.Y., April 22, 1829. Republican. Telegraph operator; private secretary to Gov. Coles Bashford, 1856-57; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1862-63; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1866; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 2nd District, 1867-70; died in office 1870. Died in Madison, Dane County, Wis., January 1, 1870 (age 40 years, 254 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
      Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Nils Pederson Haugen (1849-1931) — also known as Nils P. Haugen — of River Falls, Pierce County, Wis. Born in Norway, March 9, 1849. Republican. Member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1879-80; Wisconsin railroad commissioner, 1882-87; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin, 1887-95 (8th District 1887-93, 10th District 1893-95). Died April 23, 1931 (age 82 years, 45 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Harry Sauthoff (1879-1966) — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Madison, Dane County, Wis., June 3, 1879. School teacher; lawyer; Dane County District Attorney, 1915-17; private secretary to Gov. John J. Blaine, 1921; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1925-28; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 2nd District, 1935-39, 1941-45; Progressive candidate for U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1944. Member, Eagles; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners; Moose; Lions; Sons of Union Veterans; American Bar Association; Phi Alpha Delta. Died in Madison, Dane County, Wis., June 16, 1966 (age 87 years, 13 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of August Sauthoff and Hermine (Brueggemann) Sauthoff; married, August 10, 1918, to Alice Thoroughgood Kimball; married, June 18, 1937, to Lenore Gilmour.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Tucker Whittlesey (1798-1868) — also known as Thomas T. Whittlesey — of Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn., December 8, 1798. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Connecticut, 1836-39 (at-large 1836-37, 3rd District 1837-39); member of Wisconsin state senate, 1853-54. Died in Pheasant Branch, Dane County, Wis., August 20, 1868 (age 69 years, 256 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Cousin *** of Elisha Whittlesey and Frederick Whittlesey (1799-1851).
      Political family: Whittlesey family of New York and Connecticut.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Charles Henry Crownhart (1863-1930) — also known as Charles H. Crownhart — of Superior, Douglas County, Wis.; Watertown, Jefferson County, Wis. Born in New Cassel (now part of Campbellsport), Fond du Lac County, Wis., April 16, 1863. Lawyer; justice of Wisconsin state supreme court, 1922-30; died in office 1930. Died, following a heart attack, in Wisconsin General Hospital, Madison, Dane County, Wis., May 2, 1930 (age 67 years, 16 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Napoleon Crownhart (1836-1900) and Mehitable Ann (Burgess) Crownhart (1837-1882); married, July 17, 1895, to Jessie Elizabeth Evans (1865-1943).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Wisconsin Supreme Court biography
      Benjamin C. Eastman (1812-1856) — also known as Ben C. Eastman — of Platteville, Grant County, Wis. Born in Strong, Franklin County, Maine, October 24, 1812. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 2nd District, 1851-55. Died in Platteville, Grant County, Wis., February 2, 1856 (age 43 years, 101 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Eastman (1784-1864) and Jane (Hitchcock) Eastman (1786-1865); married, July 3, 1841, to Charlotte S. Sewell; third cousin once removed of Ira Allen Eastman (1809-1881) and Joseph Bartlett Eastman; fourth cousin once removed of Daniel Kellogg.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Eastman family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Elisha Williams Keyes (1828-1910) — also known as Elisha W. Keyes — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Northfield, Washington County, Vt., January 23, 1828. Republican. Postmaster at Madison, Wis., 1861-82, 1898-1910; mayor of Madison, Wis., 1865-67, 1886-87; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1882. Died in Madison, Dane County, Wis., November 29, 1910 (age 82 years, 310 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Eliza Melissa Schryver (1845-1922).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      David Atwood (1815-1889) — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Bedford, Hillsborough County, N.H., December 15, 1815. Republican. Member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1861; mayor of Madison, Wis., 1868-69; member of Republican National Committee from Wisconsin, 1868-; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 2nd District, 1870-71; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1876. Died in Madison, Dane County, Wis., December 11, 1889 (age 73 years, 361 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Robert McKee Bashford (1845-1911) — also known as Robert M. Bashford — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Lafayette County, Wis., December 31, 1845. Democrat. Newspaper editor; lawyer; mayor of Madison, Wis., 1890-91; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1893-96; law professor; justice of Wisconsin state supreme court, 1908. Died in Madison, Dane County, Wis., January 29, 1911 (age 65 years, 29 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Morris Bashford (1812-1850) and Mary Ann (McKee) Bashford (1817-1896); married to Florence E. Taylor (1853-1886) and Sarah Amelia Fuller.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alexander Stuart McDill (1822-1875) — also known as Alexander S. McDill — of Plover, Portage County, Wis. Born in Meadville, Crawford County, Pa., March 18, 1822. Republican. Physician; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1862; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1863-64; Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1864; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 8th District, 1873-75. Died November 12, 1875 (age 53 years, 239 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Frank L. Gilbert (1864-1930) — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Arena, Iowa County, Wis., March 3, 1864. Republican. Lawyer; Wisconsin state attorney general, 1907-11. Died in Madison, Dane County, Wis., October 10, 1930 (age 66 years, 221 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Gilbert and Mary (Lynch) Gilbert.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jairus C. Fairchild (1801-1862) — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born December 27, 1801. Democrat. Wisconsin state treasurer, 1848-52; mayor of Madison, Wis., 1856-57. Died July 18, 1862 (age 60 years, 203 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Cassius Fairchild and Lucius Fairchild (1831-1896).
      Political family: Fairchild family of Madison, Wisconsin.
      Alexander Campbell Botkin (1842-1905) — also known as Alexander C. Botkin — of Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Born in Madison, Dane County, Wis., October 13, 1842. Republican. Candidate for Delegate to U.S. Congress from Montana Territory, 1882; Lieutenant Governor of Montana, 1893-97; candidate for Governor of Montana, 1896. Suffered for twenty-five years from paralysis caused by exposure in a storm in 1880. Died in Washington, D.C., November 1, 1905 (age 63 years, 19 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alexander Botkin (1801-1857); married, June 11, 1872, to Harriet E. Sherman.
      John Henry Corscot (1839-1926) — also known as John Corscot — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Wenterswyk, Netherlands, September 12, 1839. Mayor of Madison, Wis., 1893-95. Died May 13, 1926 (age 86 years, 243 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Julia Francis Mayers (1850-1908).
      Jared Comstock Gregory (1828-1892) — also known as Jared C. Gregory — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Butternuts, Otsego County, N.Y., January 13, 1828. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Madison, Wis., 1873-74; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1880 (Convention Vice-President); postmaster at Madison, Wis., 1886-90. Episcopalian. Died February 17, 1892 (age 64 years, 35 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1848 to Charlotte Caroline Camp (1820-1904).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Breese J. Stevens (1834-1903) — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in 1834. Mayor of Madison, Wis., 1884-85. Died October 28, 1903 (age about 69 years). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Jabe B. Alford (1850-1927) — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born September 21, 1850. Laundry owner; mayor of Madison, Wis., 1895-96. Died September 10, 1927 (age 76 years, 354 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Simeon Mills (1810-1895) — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in 1810. Democrat. Treasurer of Wisconsin Territory, 1840; member of Wisconsin state senate 9th District, 1848; village president of Madison, Wisconsin, 1851-52, 1854-55. Died June 1, 1895 (age about 84 years). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      James Morrison (1799-1860) — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in 1799. Whig. Postmaster at Madison, Wis., 1849-50; treasurer of Wisconsin Territory, 1850. Died in 1860 (age about 61 years). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      William A. Fricke (1857-1927) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born May 15, 1857. Wisconsin insurance commissioner, 1895-98. Died in Madison, Dane County, Wis., September 26, 1927 (age 70 years, 134 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Claire Lobre (1881-1978).
      Chauncey Abbott (1815-1872) — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born September 16, 1815. Whig. Lawyer; postmaster at Madison, Wis., 1850-53; village president of Madison, Wisconsin, 1852-53; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1860. Died January 30, 1872 (age 56 years, 136 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Jane Strong (1828-1852).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jabez Burritt Smith (1852-1914) — also known as J. Burritt Smith — of Wisconsin. Born in Sherburne, Chenango County, N.Y., March 17, 1852. Prohibition candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1900. Died in Hammond, St. Croix County, Wis., December 31, 1914 (age 62 years, 289 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Alexander Botkin (1801-1857) — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Kentucky, March 4, 1801. Whig. Lawyer; candidate for delegate to Wisconsin state constitutional convention, 1846; member of Wisconsin state senate 9th District, 1849-50; defeated, 1850; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Dane County, 1852. Died in Sun Prairie, Dane County, Wis., March 5, 1857 (age 56 years, 1 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Alexander Campbell Botkin (1842-1905).
    Herbert C. Schenk Herbert Christian Schenk (1880-1972) — also known as Herbert C. Schenk — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Leeds, Columbia County, Wis., June 26, 1880. Progressive. Lumber yard manager; hardware dealer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Dane County 1st District, 1935-40; candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 2nd District, 1944. Died in Concord, Contra Costa County, Calif., April 18, 1972 (age 91 years, 297 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frederick Schenk (1848-1913) and Wilhelmina (Kilgust) Schenk (1849-1935); married to Clara Junette Sater (1877-1961).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
      Ebenezer Brigham (1789-1861) — of Dane County, Wis. Born in 1789. Member of Wisconsin territorial legislature, 1840. Died in 1861 (age about 72 years). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Cassius Fairchild (1829-1868) — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in 1829. Democrat. Member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1860; served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Died, from war wounds, 1868 (age about 39 years). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jairus C. Fairchild (1801-1862); brother of Lucius Fairchild.
      Political family: Fairchild family of Madison, Wisconsin.
      Darwin Clark (1812-1899) — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in 1812. . Episcopalian. Died in 1899 (age about 87 years). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
    Otto F. Toepfer Otto F. Toepfer (1872-1949) — of Middleton, Dane County, Wis. Born in Middleton, Dane County, Wis., January 31, 1872. Republican. Farmer; bank director; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Dane County 3rd District, 1939-40. Died in Madison, Dane County, Wis., February 17, 1949 (age 77 years, 17 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Otto Toepfer and Louise (Neibuhr) Toepfer.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
      Gretchen Pfankuchen (c.1912-2002) — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born about 1912. Democrat. Member of Wisconsin Democratic State Central Committee, 1954. Female. Died in Waunakee, Dane County, Wis., September 14, 2002 (age about 90 years). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.


    Resurrection Cemetery
    Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
      John Arthur Aylward (1861-1916) — also known as John A. Aylward — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born in Black Earth, Dane County, Wis., March 16, 1861. Democrat. School principal; lawyer; candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1906, 1908; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1912 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business); U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, 1913-16. Irish ancestry. Died in Madison, Dane County, Wis., November 12, 1916 (age 55 years, 241 days). Interment at Resurrection Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Michael Aylward and Catherine (Gaul) Aylward; married, June 12, 1898, to Jennie Huenkemier.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Conklin (1831-1899) — of Madison, Dane County, Wis. Born June 12, 1831. Democrat. Mayor of Madison, Wis., 1881-84, 1887-88; postmaster at Madison, Wis., 1894-98. Died February 27, 1899 (age 67 years, 260 days). Interment at Resurrection Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mary Eagan (1832-1900).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Sunset Memory Gardens
    Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Ryum Amlie (1897-1973) — also known as Thomas R. Amlie — of Elkhorn, Walworth County, Wis. Born in Griggs County, N.Dak., April 17, 1897. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 1st District, 1931-33, 1935-39. Member, American Legion. Died in Madison, Dane County, Wis., August 22, 1973 (age 76 years, 127 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Sunset Memory Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of Paul William Amlie and Julia (Ryum) Amlie; married, February 21, 1925, to Marian C. Strong (died 1930); married, May 7, 1932, to Gehrta Beyer.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Laurie E. Carlson Laurie Edwin Carlson (1908-1999) — also known as Laurie E. Carlson — of Bayfield, Bayfield County, Wis. Born in Bayfield town, Bayfield County, Wis., January 12, 1908. Progressive. Fruit and dairy farmer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Bayfield County, 1937-42; defeated, 1942; Dane County Clerk of Courts, 1966-76. Died in Madison, Dane County, Wis., March 26, 1999 (age 91 years, 73 days). Interment at Sunset Memory Gardens.
      Relatives: Married to Helen Mary Whipple (1915-1994).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940


    St. Barnabas Cemetery
    Mazomanie, Dane County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
      Leonard George Wolf (1925-1970) — also known as Leonard G. Wolf — of Iowa. Born near Mazomanie, Dane County, Wis., October 29, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from Iowa 2nd District, 1959-61; defeated, 1956, 1960. Died in Washington, D.C., March 28, 1970 (age 44 years, 150 days). Interment at St. Barnabas Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Lutheran Cemetery
    Mt. Horeb, Dane County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
      Herman Bjorn Dahle (1855-1920) — also known as Herman B. Dahle — of Mt. Horeb, Dane County, Wis. Born in Perry, Dane County, Wis., March 30, 1855. Republican. U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 2nd District, 1899-1903. Died in Mt. Horeb, Dane County, Wis., April 25, 1920 (age 65 years, 26 days). Interment at Lutheran Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. William Cemetery
    Paoli, Dane County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
      Salome Schroeder (1842-1917) — also known as Salome Minch — of Middleton, Dane County, Wis. Born in Germany, December 7, 1842. Postmaster at Middleton, Wis., 1888-1905. Female. German ancestry. Died March 3, 1917 (age 74 years, 86 days). Interment at St. William Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Bernhard Minch (1815-1905) and Frances (Fischer) Minch (1815-1895); married to Jacob Schroeder (1836-1873).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Riverside Cemetery
    Riverside Drive
    Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry A. Huber (1869-1933) — also known as "The Great Pacificator" — of Stoughton, Dane County, Wis. Born in Evergreen, Allegheny County, Pa., November 6, 1869. Republican. Lawyer; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1904; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1913-25; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1924 (alternate), 1928 (Convention Vice-President); Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, 1925-33. Died, of a heart ailment, at Madison General Hospital, Madison, Dane County, Wis., January 31, 1933 (age 63 years, 86 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.


    Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Cemetery
    Columbus Street
    Sun Prairie, Dane County, Wisconsin
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      John Matthew Blaska (1885-1957) — also known as John M. Blaska — of Marshall, Dane County, Wis. Born in Medina town, Dane County, Wis., May 14, 1885. Democrat. Farmer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Dane County 2nd District, 1949-50. Member, Farm Bureau. Died in Madison, Dane County, Wis., May 27, 1957 (age 72 years, 13 days). Interment at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Peregrin Blaska (1858-1942) and Anna Ludmilla (Fiedler) Blaska (1865-1949); married, May 11, 1909, to Rose Frances Schuster (1885-1978); father of Jerome L. Blaska (1919-2000) and John James Blaska.
      Political family: Blaska family of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jerome L. Blaska (1919-2000) — of Sun Prairie, Dane County, Wis. Born in Sun Prairie, Dane County, Wis., July 4, 1919. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; farmer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Dane County 4th District, 1959-66. Catholic. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Died in Sun Prairie, Dane County, Wis., May 2, 2000 (age 80 years, 303 days). Interment at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rose F. (Schuster) Blaska (1885-1978) and John Matthew Blaska; brother of John James Blaska (1923-1978); married to Helen Curl (1915-1981).
      Political family: Blaska family of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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