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Vernon County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Vernon County

Index to Locations

  • Viroqua Unknown location
  • Viroqua Viroqua Cemetery
  • Near Viroqua Springville Cemetery

    Unknown Location
    Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry R. Holbrook (1866-1961) — of Saratoga County, N.Y. Born in Saratoga County, N.Y., July 31, 1866. Prohibition candidate for New York state assembly from Saratoga County, 1919. Died in Viroqua, Vernon County, Wis., February 1, 1961 (age 94 years, 185 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Married to Goldie Reed.

    Viroqua Cemetery
    Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Jeremiah M. Rusk Jeremiah McLain Rusk (1830-1893) — also known as Jeremiah M. Rusk — of Viroqua, Vernon County, Wis. Born in Malta, Morgan County, Ohio, June 17, 1830. Republican. Member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1862; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin, 1871-77 (6th District 1871-73, 7th District 1873-77); Governor of Wisconsin, 1882-89; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1889-93. Died in Viroqua, Vernon County, Wis., November 21, 1893 (age 63 years, 157 days). Interment at Viroqua Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Allen Rusk; married to Mary Martin (1832-1856) and Elizabeth M. Johnson (1838-1919); father of Lycurgus J. Rusk (1851-1928).
      Political family: Rusk family of Viroqua, Wisconsin.
      Rusk County, Wis. is named for him.
      The World War II Liberty ship SS Jeremiah M. Rusk (built 1943 at Richmond, California; scrapped 1970) was named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1874
      Joseph David Beck (1866-1936) — also known as Joseph D. Beck — of Viroqua, Vernon County, Wis. Born near Bloomingdale, Vernon County, Wis., March 14, 1866. Republican. School teacher; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 7th District, 1921-29. Died in Madison, Dane County, Wis., November 8, 1936 (age 70 years, 239 days). Interment at Viroqua Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Mitchel Beck and Susan A. (Snodgrass) Beck; married to Sarah Jane Peavy (1869-1957).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Charles W. Fowell, Jr. Charles W. Fowell Jr. (1901-1973) — of Viroqua, Vernon County, Wis. Born in Sullivan town, Richland County, Wis., May 7, 1901. Republican. Locomotive fireman; restaurant owner; Vernon County Sheriff; member of Wisconsin state assembly from Vernon County, 1939-42; defeated (Independent), 1954. Died December 6, 1973 (age 72 years, 213 days). Interment at Viroqua Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940

    Springville Cemetery
    Near Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin
    Politicians buried here:
      Reuben May (1815-1902) — of Springville, Vernon County, Wis. Born in Robinson Creek, Floyd County (now Pike County), Ky., June 23, 1815. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1870-72; candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1879 (Greenback), 1890 (Union Labor). Died in Vernon County, Wis., September 26, 1902 (age 87 years, 95 days). Interment at Springville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas May (1787-1867).

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