CHARLES DURKEE (1805-1870)
Charles Durkee was a Wisconsin senator from Southport. He owned the land that is now Green Ridge Cemetery. When his young wife Catherine died in 1838, she was buried here and Charles donated the land to the city for a cemetery.
JOHN BULLEN (1803-1884)
BEATRICE WELLES (1881-1924)
Beatrice Welles was the first woman in Kenosha to hold an elected post when she was elected to the Board of Education in 1914. She served alongside Mary D. Bradford, the first woman Superintendent of Schools. Beatrice was also the mother of movie actor Orson Welles.
TONY PINGITORE (1885-1919)
1ST WISCONSIN CAVALRY (CIVIL WAR)
From Fall, 1861 to Spring, 1862, men of the 1st Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry encamped in what is now part of Green Ridge Cemetery. Known as Camp Harvey, after the governor, this area was sandy beach. The stone marker reads:
The First Wisconsin Cavalry
From 1862 To 1865
The Regiment Fought To Preserve The Union
On Fame's Eternal Camping Ground
Their Silent Tents Are Spread
And Glory Guards With Solemn Round
The Bivouac Of The Dead