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La Crosse County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in La Crosse County

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  • La Crosse Unknown location
  • La Crosse Catholic Cemetery of La Crosse
  • La Crosse Oak Grove Cemetery
  • La Crosse Onalaska Cemetery
  • West Salem Hamilton Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
      Raymond C. Bice (1896-1994) — of La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis. Born in La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis., April 5, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; building contractor; lumber dealer; member of Wisconsin state assembly from La Crosse County 1st District, 1947-53; member of Wisconsin state senate 32nd District, 1953-68. Died December 14, 1994 (age 98 years, 253 days). Interment somewhere.


    Catholic Cemetery of La Crosse
    La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
    Harold C. Ristow Harold Carl Ristow (1917-2009) — also known as Harold C. Ristow — of Huron, Beadle County, S.Dak.; La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis. Born in La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis., October 16, 1917. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of South Dakota state senate 15th District, 1949-50; chair of La Crosse County Democratic Party, 1960; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1960; candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 3rd District, 1964; postmaster at La Crosse, Wis., 1967-80 (acting, 1967-68). Died in La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis., June 6, 2009 (age 91 years, 233 days). Interment at Catholic Cemetery of La Crosse.
      Relatives: Son of Emil Ristow and Emilie (Herber) Ristow; married 1941 to Monica Morris.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: La Crosse Tribbune, July 19, 1969


    Oak Grove Cemetery
    La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
      Angus Cameron (1826-1897) — of La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis. Born in Caledonia, Livingston County, N.Y., July 4, 1826. Member of Wisconsin state senate, 1863-64, 1871-72; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1866-67; U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1875-81, 1881-85. Died in La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis., March 30, 1897 (age 70 years, 269 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Cadwallader Colden Washburn (1818-1882) — also known as Cadwallader C. Washburn — of Mineral Point, Iowa County, Wis.; La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis. Born in Livermore, Androscoggin County, Maine, April 22, 1818. Republican. U.S. Representative from Wisconsin, 1855-61, 1867-71 (2nd District 1855-61, 6th District 1867-71); general in the Union Army during the Civil War; Governor of Wisconsin, 1872-74; defeated, 1873. Died in Eureka Springs, Carroll County, Ark., May 15, 1882 (age 64 years, 23 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Israel Washburn and Martha (Benjamin) Washburn (1792-1861); brother of Israel Washburn Jr., Elihu Benjamin Washburne, Charles Ames Washburn (1822-1889) and William Drew Washburn; married, January 1, 1849, to Jeannette Garr; father of Fanny Washburn (1852-1925; who married Charles Payson); nephew of Reuel Washburn; uncle of Charles Fox Washburn, Hempstead Washburne, Robert Charles Washburn, William Drew Washburn Jr. and Stanley Washburn; fourth cousin once removed of Charles Sumner and Dwight May Sabin.
      Political families: Washburn family of Massachusetts; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Washburn County, Wis. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — NNDB dossier
    Gardner R. Withrow Gardner Robert Withrow (1892-1964) — also known as Gardner R. Withrow — of La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis. Born in La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis., October 5, 1892. Railroad worker; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1926-27; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin, 1931-39, 1949-61 (7th District 1931-33, 3rd District 1933-39, 1949-61); defeated (Progressive), 1940. Member, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Died September 23, 1964 (age 71 years, 354 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1954
    John J. Esch John Jacob Esch (1861-1941) — also known as John J. Esch — of La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis. Born near Norwalk, Monroe County, Wis., March 20, 1861. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 7th District, 1899-1921; member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1921-28. Died in La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis., April 27, 1941 (age 80 years, 38 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, December 24, 1890, to Anna Herbst.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Image source: Munsey's Magazine, June 1919
      Gilbert Motier Woodward (1835-1913) — also known as Gilbert M. Woodward — of Wisconsin. Born in Washington, D.C., December 25, 1835. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; La Crosse County District Attorney, 1866-73; mayor of La Crosse, Wis., 1874-75; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1880, 1888; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 7th District, 1883-85; candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1886. Died in La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis., March 13, 1913 (age 77 years, 78 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Charles Swan Benton (1810-1882) — also known as Charles S. Benton — of Little Falls, Herkimer County, N.Y.; Mohawk, Herkimer County, N.Y.; Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis.; La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis. Born in Fryeburg, Oxford County, Maine, July 12, 1810. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York 17th District, 1843-47; candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin, 1862; probate judge in Wisconsin, 1874-81. Died in La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis., May 4, 1882 (age 71 years, 296 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Nathaniel Seley Benton (1792-1869).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Edward C. Krause (1914-1950) — of La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis. Born in 1914. Republican. Member of Wisconsin state assembly from La Crosse County 1st District, 1941-46; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1944. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot, in La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis., November 20, 1950 (age about 36 years). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Politicians formerly buried here:
    Merlin Hull Merlin Hull (1870-1953) — of Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wis. Born in Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Ind., December 18, 1870. Lawyer; newspaper publisher; Jackson County District Attorney, 1907-09; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1909-16; Speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly, 1913-16; secretary of state of Wisconsin, 1917-21; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin, 1929-31, 1935-53 (7th District 1929-31, 9th District 1935-53); died in office 1953. Died in La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis., May 17, 1953 (age 82 years, 150 days). Original interment at Oak Grove Cemetery; reinterment in 1959 somewhere in Black River Falls, Wis.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940


    Onalaska Cemetery
    La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
      William Henry Stevenson (1891-1978) — also known as William H. Stevenson — of La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis. Born in Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wis., September 23, 1891. Republican. La Crosse County District Attorney, 1940; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 3rd District, 1941-49; defeated, 1948. Died in La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis., March 19, 1978 (age 86 years, 177 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Onalaska Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Hamilton Cemetery
    West Salem, La Crosse County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
    Harry W. Griswold Harry Wilbur Griswold (1886-1939) — also known as Harry W. Griswold — of West Salem, La Crosse County, Wis. Born near West Salem, La Crosse County, Wis., May 19, 1886. Republican. Farmer; member of Wisconsin state senate 32nd District, 1933-36; defeated, 1936; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 3rd District, 1939; died in office 1939. Died in Washington, D.C., July 4, 1939 (age 53 years, 46 days). Interment at Hamilton Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
      Frank Potter Coburn (1858-1932) — of Wisconsin. Born near West Salem, La Crosse County, Wis., December 6, 1858. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 7th District, 1891-93. Died in La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis., November 2, 1932 (age 73 years, 332 days). Interment at Hamilton Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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