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Racine County
Wisconsin

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Racine County

Index to Locations

  • Racine Graceland Cemetery
  • Racine Monument Square
  • Racine Mound Cemetery
  • Racine West Lawn Memorial Park
  • Wind Lake Norway Lutheran Cemetery


    Graceland Cemetery
    Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
    Walter S. Goodland Walter Samuel Goodland (1862-1947) — also known as Walter S. Goodland — of Racine, Racine County, Wis. Born in Sharon, Walworth County, Wis., December 22, 1862. Republican. Lawyer; newspaper editor and publisher; mayor of Racine, Wis., 1911-15; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1912, 1928; Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, 1939-45; Governor of Wisconsin, 1943-47; died in office 1947. Died March 12, 1947 (age 84 years, 80 days). Interment at Graceland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of John Goodland Jr. (born c.1890).
      Cross-reference: Arnie F. Betts — Frank N. Graass
      See also National Governors Association biography — NNDB dossier
      Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940


    Monument Square
    Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      Jerome Increase Case (1819-1891) — also known as Jerome I. Case — of Racine, Racine County, Wis. Born in Williamstown, Oswego County, N.Y., December 11, 1819. Inventor; threshing machine manufacturer; mayor of Racine, Wis., 1856, 1858, 1860; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1865-66; banker. Died in Racine, Racine County, Wis., December 22, 1891 (age 72 years, 11 days). Entombed at Mound Cemetery; memorial monument at Monument Square.
      Relatives: Son of Calebv Case (1787-1874) and Deborah (Jackson) Case (1792-1833); married 1849 to Lydia Ann Bull (1826-1909); father of Jackson Irving Case (1865-1903).
      Jerome I. Case High School, in MOUNT Pleasant, Wisconsin, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mound Cemetery
    Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
      James Rood Doolittle (1815-1897) — also known as James R. Doolittle — of Racine, Racine County, Wis. Born in Hampton, Washington County, N.Y., January 3, 1815. Democrat. Circuit judge in Wisconsin 1st Circuit, 1853-56; U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1857-69; candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1871; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1872, 1876 (speaker). Died in Edgewood, Cranston, Providence County, R.I., July 23, 1897 (age 82 years, 201 days). Interment at Mound Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Reuben Doolittle (1790-1856) and Sarah (Rood) Doolittle (1792-1880); married, July 27, 1837, to Mary Lovina Cutting (1816-1879); second cousin once removed of Charles M. Hotchkiss; third cousin twice removed of Philip Frisbee and James Doolittle Wooster; fourth cousin of Robert Cleveland Usher; fourth cousin once removed of Daniel Kellogg, Levi Yale, John Calhoun Lewis, Daniel Fiske Kellogg, Henry Gould Lewis and Charles E. Yale (1845-1914).
      Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Henry Allen Cooper (1850-1931) — also known as Henry A. Cooper — of Racine, Racine County, Wis. Born in Spring Prairie, Walworth County, Wis., September 8, 1850. Republican. Lawyer; Racine County District Attorney, 1880-86; delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1884, 1908, 1924; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1887-89; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 1st District, 1893-1919, 1921-31; defeated, 1890, 1918; died in office 1931. Died March 1, 1931 (age 80 years, 174 days). Interment at Mound Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Jerome Increase Case (1819-1891) — also known as Jerome I. Case — of Racine, Racine County, Wis. Born in Williamstown, Oswego County, N.Y., December 11, 1819. Inventor; threshing machine manufacturer; mayor of Racine, Wis., 1856, 1858, 1860; member of Wisconsin state senate, 1865-66; banker. Died in Racine, Racine County, Wis., December 22, 1891 (age 72 years, 11 days). Entombed at Mound Cemetery; memorial monument at Monument Square.
      Relatives: Son of Calebv Case (1787-1874) and Deborah (Jackson) Case (1792-1833); married 1849 to Lydia Ann Bull (1826-1909); father of Jackson Irving Case (1865-1903).
      Jerome I. Case High School, in MOUNT Pleasant, Wisconsin, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Peter Bering Nelson (1869-1960) — also known as Peter B. Nelson — of Racine, Racine County, Wis. Born in Wisconsin, April 16, 1869. Dry goods merchant; Vice-Consul for Denmark in Racine, Wis., 1892-1907; mayor of Racine, Wis., 1903-07. Danish ancestry. Died October 4, 1960 (age 91 years, 171 days). Interment at Mound Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William L. Utley (1813-1887) — of Wisconsin. Born in 1813. Greenback candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1884. Died in 1887 (age about 74 years). Interment at Mound Cemetery.
      Julia Anderson Schnetz — of Racine, Racine County, Wis. Republican. Member of Republican National Committee from Wisconsin, 1924. Female. Interment at Mound Cemetery.


    West Lawn Memorial Park
    Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
    Lawrence H. Smith Lawrence Henry Smith (1892-1958) — also known as Lawrence H. Smith — of Racine, Racine County, Wis. Born in Racine, Racine County, Wis., September 15, 1892. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 1st District, 1941-58; died in office 1958. Member, American Legion. Died in the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., January 22, 1958 (age 65 years, 129 days). Interment at West Lawn Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1954


    Norway Lutheran Cemetery
    6235 Heg Park Road
    Wind Lake, Racine County, Wisconsin
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Lynn Ellsworth Stalbaum (1920-1999) — also known as Lynn E. Stalbaum — of Racine, Racine County, Wis.; Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md. Born in Waterford, Racine County, Wis., May 15, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Wisconsin state senate 21st District, 1955-65; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 1st District, 1965-67; defeated, 1966, 1968. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Kiwanis. Died in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., June 27, 1999 (age 79 years, 43 days). Interment at Norway Lutheran Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Martin Stalbaum (1879-1969) and Amanda (Ebert) Stalbaum (1887-1979); brother of Merrill Emmet Stalbaum (1911-1999); married to Alice I. Gunderson (1919-1984).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Hans Christian Heg (1829-1863) — of Wisconsin. Born in Lierbyen, Norway, December 21, 1829. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; abolitionist; Wisconsin state prison commissioner, elected 1859; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War. Norwegian ancestry. Suffered wounds in battle, and died the next day, at Chickamauga, Walker County, Ga., September 20, 1863 (age 33 years, 273 days). Interment at Norway Lutheran Cemetery; statue at State Capitol Grounds, Madison, Wis.
      Relatives: Son of Even Heg (1789-1850) and Sigrid (Kallerud) Heg (1799-1842); married to Gunhild Einong (1833-1922).
      Heg Memorial Park, in Wind Lake, Wisconsin, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS Hans Heg (built 1944 at Richmond, California; scrapped 1961) was named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Merrill Emmet Stalbaum (1911-1999) — also known as Merrill E. Stalbaum — Born in Norway town, Racine County, Wis., April 24, 1911. Republican. Farmer; surveyor; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1961-72; candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 1st District, 1972. Lutheran. Norwegian ancestry. Died, in Burlington Memorial Hospital, Burlington, Racine County, Wis., August 30, 1999 (age 88 years, 128 days). Interment at Norway Lutheran Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Martin Stalbaum (1879-1969) and Amanda (Ebert) Stalbaum (1887-1979); brother of Lynn Ellsworth Stalbaum (1920-1999); married, July 15, 1944, to Lucille Anna Hanson (1916-1998).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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