, Saint. Cessianus b. 295 d. 303 Roman Catholic Saint and Martyr. The Roman Emperor Diocletian martyred Saint Cessianus when he was eight years old. Pope Gregory XVI presented the remains to Bishop Mathias Loras, who brought the body to the United States in 1838. On November 23, 1986 the remains were installed in the main altar of Saint Raphael's Cathedral. (Bio by: Jesse) Saint Raphael's Cathedral, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA Plot: Buried in the main altar.
Allison, William Boyd b. March 2, 1829 d. August 14, 1908 US Congressman, US Senator. He was commissioned as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Iowa State Militia during the Civil War, and assisted Governor Samuel J. Kirkland in raising regiments for the Union Army. He was elected as a Republican to represent Iowa's 3rd Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1863 to 1871. He was later elected as a Republican Senator from Iowa to the United States Senate, serving in that office from 1873 until his death in 1908. Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA
Ameche (Amici), Don (Dominic Felix) b. May 31, 1908 d. December 6, 1993 Actor, Singer. He was born Dominic Felix Amici in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to a father who was a saloon keeper. At eleven he was attending St. Birchman's Boys Academy in Marion, Iowa, where the acting bug bit. While enrolled at Loras College in Dubuque he was deemed a promising actor. A stay in Chicago resulted in radio work. Don Ameche had an up and down radio, stage and screen career which spanned almost sixty years. He made his New York stage debut in 1930. In 1932, Ameche married Dubuque's...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Cause of death: Prostate Cancer Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA Plot: Ashes Buried and plot is unmarked [unmarked]
Byrne, Rev. James J. b. July 28, 1908 d. August 2, 1996 Roman Catholic Bishop. He was named the ninth bishop and seventh Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Dubuque on March 19, 1962. On May 8, he was installed as Archbishop by the Apostolic Delegate at St. Raphael's Cathedral. He was present at all four sessions of the Second Vatican Council from 1962 to 1965 and implemented reforms initiated by the Council in the Archdiocese of Dubuque. He retired as Archbishop of Dubuque on August 23, 1983. (Bio by: Jesse) Saint Raphael's Cathedral, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA Plot: Buried in the mortuary chapel.
Clark, William Hyde b. February, 1836 d. October 10, 1872 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Served in the Civil War first as a 1st Lieutenant in the 1st Iowa Volunteer Infantry, then as a Major and Assisstant Adjutant General on the staff of Major General Francis J. Herron, then as the Assisstant Mustering Officer for the Western Division of Pennsylvania. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "faithful and meritorious services during the war". (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA Plot: Section 1, Lot 3740
Clarke, Sr. Mary Frances b. 1803 d. December 4, 1887 Religious Figure, Educator. Mother Mary Frances Clarke emigrated to the United States from Ireland. She organized the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. At the invitation of Bishop Loras, the community moved to Dubuque, Iowa. She founded a school for girls in Dubuque, Iowa. Today that school is known as Clarke College. (Bio by: Jesse) Mount Carmel Cemetery, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA Plot: Buried in the Crypt
Davenport, Ira Nelson b. October 8, 1887 d. July 17, 1941 American Olympic Athlete. Ira first became known when he was a student at Tonakawa, Oklahoma when he established a new world's record for preparatory schools in the 100-yard dash. At the 1908 Oklahoma Interscholastic meet held in Norman he clocked 9.8 in the 100-yard dash. When he won this race he was wearing improvised spikes, running on a clay track and twice had been penalized a yard for a false start thus making him run a 102-yard race. He also won the 100, 200 and 440 races at the...[Read More] (Bio by: LeRoy A.) Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA
Dubuque, Julien b. January 10, 1762 d. March 24, 1810 Western Pioneer. Born in the area of Champlain, Quebec, he was a miner and the first European to settle in what would become the State of Iowa. In 1788, he became friends with Chief Peosta of the Fox Indians and received permission to search for lead. He married Peosta's daughter, started a settlement and the Spanish gave him a land grant in 1796. He remained there for the rest of his life, the village became the first city in Iowa, and was named Dubuque in his memory. He died of pneumonia. On...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Julien Dubuque National Historic Site, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA
Healey, George W. b. 1842 d. 1913 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served during the Civil War as a Private in Company E, 5th Iowa Volunteer Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery in action at Newnan, Georgia, on July 29, 1864. His citation reads: "When nearly surrounded by the enemy, captured a Confederate soldier, and with the aid of a comrade who joined him later, captured 4 other Confederate soldiers, disarmed the 5 prisoners, and brought them all into the Union lines." Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA
Hempstead, Stephen b. October 1, 1812 d. February 16, 1883 Former Governor of Iowa. Hempstead was Dubuque's first attorney. He helped represent the northern part of the Iowa Territory at the Territoral Legislature in Burlington, Iowa. He later served as one of the Dubuque County delegates to the Iowa constiutional convention of 1848. Hempstead also helped develop the laws which became the code of Iowa in 1851. In 1850, he was elected as the second Governor of the State of Iowa. In 1855 he was elected as a judge in Dubuque County - a position he held...[Read More] (Bio by: Jesse) Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA
Hennessy, Rev. John J. b. August 29, 1825 d. March 4, 1900 Roman Catholic Bishop. He was ordained as a priest on November 1, 1850. He was appointed as the third Bishop of Dubuque on 1866. In 1893 the Dubuque Diocese was elevated to an Archdiocese. When that happened, he became the first Archbishop of Dubuque, and served as such for the next seven years until his death. (Bio by: Jesse) Saint Raphael's Cathedral, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA Plot: Buried in the mortuary chapel.
Loras, Rev. Mathias b. August 30, 1792 d. February 19, 1858 Roman Catholic Bishop. He was appointed as the first Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dubuque, Iowa (now an Archdiocese) on July 28, 1837, and ordained as a Bishop on December 10 of the same year. In 1839, he founded the Saint Raphael Seminary, which is now a private liberal arts college. The school was renamed several times until its centennial year of 1939, when it was finally named Loras College in honor of the founder. (Bio by: Dustin Oliver) Saint Raphael's Cathedral, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA Plot: Buried in mortuary chapel
McNeely, Marian b. July 26, 1877 d. December 18, 1930 Author. Born to a very prominent Dubuque County (Iowa) attorney, McNeely was educated in public schools and showed her aptitude for writing while in high school when her column was published in the local newspaper. In 1905, she collaborated with Mrs. Edith Stokely on her first story Miss Billy. When She Came Home From College was McNeely's next story. Other stories from her included Rusty Ruston and The Jumping Off Place. It was the story The Jumping Off Place, a story about homesteading in...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA
Peosta Native American Mesquaki Chief. He was the chief of the Mesquaki tribe that was located in which is now Dubuque County, Iowa. In 1788, European explorer Julien Dubuque was one of the first white men to settle in the area. After Dubuque received permission to mine lead in the area, he became close friends with Chief Peosta and supposedly married his daughter Potosa. The town of Peosta, Iowa, was is named in memory of Chief Peosta. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Julien Dubuque National Historic Site, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA
Plumbe Jr., John b. 1809 d. 1857 Plumbe was one of the very first photographers in America, taking up the practice very shortly after Samuel F. B. Morse brought the idea from France in 1839. The first professional photographer on Washington D. C., some of Plumbe's work consists of the very earliest daguerreotypes of the U. S. Capitol Building. In addition to his photographic endeavors, beginning as early as 1836, he was a staunch proponent and agitator for a transcontinental railroad from the Great Lakes to the Pacific. (Bio by: Don Connelly) Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA
Rohlman, Rev. Henry P. b. 1876 d. 1957 Roman Catholic Bishop. He was the fifth Archbishop and seventh Bishop of the Archdiocese of Dubuque. At the time of his appointment as Coadjutor Archbishop of Dubuque, the Archdiocese was experincing financial problems. His appointment was part of a concerted effort by the Archdiocese to solve the problems that they faced. (Bio by: Jesse) Saint Raphael's Cathedral, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA
Smyth, Rev. Clement b. January 24, 1810 d. September 22, 1865 Roman Catholic Bishop. He was ordained as a priest on May 29, 1841. Prior to his appointment as Bishop he served as the Abbot of the New Melleray Abbey (located about 10 miles southwest of Dubuque). He was named Coadjutor Bishop in 1857 due to the failing health of Bishop Loras. He served from 1858 to 1865 as the second Bishop of the Dubuque Diocese. (Bio by: Jesse) Saint Raphael's Cathedral, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA Plot: Buried in the mortuary chapel