Barber, Amos Walker b. July 25, 1861 d. May 18, 1915 Acting Governor of Wyoming from 1890 until 1893. Trained as a physician, he was elected Secretary of State of Wyoming in 1890, and ascended to the governor's chair upon the resignation of Governor Francis E. Warren to take a seat in the U. S. Senate in 1890. As governor, he called out the state militia to quell a Pine Ridge Indian outbreak, and asked for federal assistance to settle the Rustler War between cattlemen and sheepmen in Johnson County in 1892. He returned to his medical practice in...[Read More] (Bio by: Thomas Fisher) Lakeview Cemetery, Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming, USA
Barrett, Frank Aloysius b. November 10, 1892 d. May 30, 1962 US Congressman, US Senator, Wyoming Governor. Served as Sergeant during World War I. Elected as a Republican and served in the Wyoming State Senate from 1933 to 1935. Elected to the U.S. Congress from Wyoming and served from 1943 to 1950. Served as Governor of Wyoming from 1951 to 1953. Elected to the United States Senate and served from 1953 to 1959. (Bio by: Russ Pickett) Lusk Cemetery, Lusk, Niobrara County, Wyoming, USA
Beckwourth, James Pierson b. April 6, 1798 d. October 29, 1866 One of America's first African-American frontiersmen. Beckwourth was a rugged individualist and a trailblazer who played a major role in the early exploration and settlement of the American West. He was born a slave in Fredricksburg County, Virginia the third of thirteen children to a mulatto mother and white father. Beckwourth's father was a officer in the Revolutionary War, and his mother was a slave in the service of his father's household. Beckwourth's family later moved to St. Louis...[Read More] (Bio by: Curtis Jackson) Crow Indian Settlement, Laramie, Albany County, Wyoming, USA Plot: Buried on an elevated platform customary of the Crow indians.
Blyzka, Michael John b. December 28, 1928 d. October 13, 2004 Major Leagye Baseball Player. A native of Hamtramck, Michigan, he made his major league debut on April 21, 1953, and played his final game on September 25, 1954, playing for the St. Louis Browns in 1953, and the Baltimore Orioles in 1954. In 2 seasons Blyzka pitched a 3-11 record with a 3.58 ERA in 180.2 innings pitched. Blyzka was also a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army. After his baseball career he ended up taking work as a salesman and bartender. He passed...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Lakeview Cemetery, Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming, USA
Bracken, Donald Craig 'Don' b. February 16, 1962 d. October 29, 2014 Professional Football Player. For eight seasons (1985 to 1990 and 1992 to 1993), he played at the punter position in the National Football League with the Green Bay Packers and Los Angeles Rams. Born Donald Craig Bracken, he played collegiate football at the University of Michigan and set a record with his 73-yard punt during the Rose Bowl game played on January 1, 1981. A record for the Rose Bowl contest. Signed as a non-drafted player by Green Bay, he played in 99 regular season NFL games. In...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Monument Hill Cemetery, Thermopolis, Hot Springs County, Wyoming, USA
Carey, Joseph Maull b. January 19, 1845 d. February 5, 1924 US Politician. Served many posts including, Justice of the Wyoming Territorial Supreme Court in 1871, Mayor of Cheyenne, Wyoming, in 1881, Delegate to the United States Congress from Wyoming Territory from 1885 to 1890, United States Senator from Wyoming from 1890 to 1895, and Governor of Wyoming from 1911-1915. (Bio by: K) Lakeview Cemetery, Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming, USA
Carey, Robert Davis b. August 12, 1878 d. January 17, 1937 US Senator, Wyoming Governor. He graduated from Yale University in 1900, moved to Careyhurst, Wyoming, then engaged in the raising of livestock and agricultural pursuits. He was into banking, was a member of the Progressive National Committee for Wyoming, (1912-16) and chairman of the Wyoming State Highway Commission, (1917-18). He was president of the Wyoming Stock Growers’ Association (1917-21), when elected as a Republican the 11th Governor of Wyoming in 1919, serving until 1923 and was...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Lakeview Cemetery, Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming, USA
Champion, Nate b. September 29, 1857 d. April 9, 1892 Wild West Folk Hero to some and Cattle Rustler to others, Nate Champion was the leader of the Small Rancher Association who fought the Cattle Barons in the infamous Johnson County War of the 1890's. Nate Champion was gunned down after battling more than 50 assailants working for the Cattle Barons. Nate was able to hold them off for most of the day, but was driven from his cabin after they set it on fire. (Bio by: Curt Benge) Willow Grove Cemetery, Buffalo, Johnson County, Wyoming, USA
Charbonneau, Jean Baptiste 'Pomp' b. February 11, 1805 d. May 16, 1866 Sacajawea's son. He was born at the Lewis and Clark's winter camp in Fort Mandan, N.D. His mother was Sacagawea, a Shoshone living among the Hidatsa tribe, and his father, Toussaint Charbonneau was a French-Canadian trapper. The explorers hired the couple as guides and interpreters for their journey from the Northern Plains to the Pacific. Sacagawea and her infant played a significant role in the expedition. He was an emblem of peace. Indians along the way perceived the party to be...[Read More] Washakie Cemetery*, Wind River, Fremont County, Wyoming, USA Plot: The body buried here is believed to be incorrectly identified as Charbonneau *This location is unconfirmed or in dispute.
Chatterton, Fenimore b. July 21, 1860 d. May 5, 1958 Wyoming Governor. In Novermber of 1903, Chatterton refused to commute the hanging sentence of Tom Horn. Powerful people in the Cheyenne community warned Chatterton that this action would stop him from ever holding public office again. They were right. He lost the next election and never held public office again. Lakeview Cemetery, Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming, USA Plot: Lot 0227 Space A
Coffeen, Henry Asa b. February 14, 1841 d. December 8, 1912 US Congressman. He graduated from the scientific department of Abingdon College Illinois, engaged in teaching as a member of the faculty of Hiram College, Ohio and moved to Sheridan, Wyoming, 1884. He was a delegate from Wyoming to the World’s Fair Congress of Bankers and Financiers at Chicago in 1893 and a member of the constitutional convention that framed the constitution of the new State of Wyoming in 1889. In 1893, he was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress, serving until...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Sheridan Municipal Cemetery, Sheridan, Sheridan County, Wyoming, USA
Corlett, William Wellington b. April 10, 1842 d. July 22, 1890 US Congressman. He graduated from Ohio's Willoughby Collegiate Institute in 1861 and enlisted as a Private for the Civil War in July, 1862. He was captured with most of his regiment at Harper's Ferry in September. After he was paroled, Corlett returned to Ohio and taught school. He reentered the Army in 1863 and served until the end of the war in 1865. He then attended law school at the University of Michigan and Cleveland's Ohio State and Union Law College, graduating in 1866 and attaining...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill McKern) Lakeview Cemetery, Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming, USA
Doolen, William b. 1826 d. September 14, 1895 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. His true name was William Dolan. He served as a Coal Heaver in the Union Navy. His citation reads "On board the USS Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Although knocked down and seriously wounded in the head, Doolen refused to leave his station as shot and shell passed. Calm and courageous, he rendered gallant service throughout the prolonged battle, which resulted in...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Mount Olivet Cemetery, Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming, USA Plot: Block 1, Row 6, Lot 15
Downey, Stephen Wheeler b. July 25, 1839 d. August 3, 1902 Civil War Union Army Officer, US Congressman. He enlisted in the Union Army after the outbreak of the Civil War, and was mustered in as a Private in Company C, 3rd Potomac Home Brigade, Maryland Volunteer Infantry on September 12, 1861. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant on January 1, 1862, it began his rise in the ranks that culminated in his being commissioned Colonel and commander of the regiment on September 8, 1862. He was captured with his unit at Harper's Ferry, Virginia when it capitulated to...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Greenhill Cemetery, Laramie, Albany County, Wyoming, USA
Emerson, Frank Collins b. May 26, 1882 d. February 18, 1931 Governor of Wyoming from 1927 until 1931. He was State Engineer from 1919 until 1927. In that capacity, he took a leading part in the drafting of the Colorado River Compact among seven western states interested in the disposition of that river's waters. In 1926, he was elected Governor of the state, defeating Democrat Nellie Tayloe Ross. He was re-elected in 1930, but died six weeks into his second term. (Bio by: Thomas Fisher) Lakeview Cemetery, Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming, USA
Fisher, Joseph Washington b. October 16, 1814 d. October 18, 1900 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He served during the Civil War first as Colonel and commander of the 5th Pennsylvania Reserves, then as Colonel and commander of the 195th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. During the July 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, he commanded a brigade in the Army of the Potomac. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on November 4, 1865 for "faithful and meritorious services during the war". After the end of the conflict, he served as Chief Justice of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Lakeview Cemetery, Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming, USA Plot: Section F, Lot 209