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  • Lafayette Lafayette Cemetery


    Lafayette Cemetery
    Lafayette, Chambers County, Alabama
    Politicians buried here:
      James Thomas Heflin (1869-1951) — also known as J. Thomas Heflin — of Lafayette, Chambers County, Ala. Born in Louina, Randolph County, Ala., April 9, 1869. Lawyer; mayor of Lafayette, Ala., 1893-94; member of Alabama Democratic State Executive Committee, 1896-1902; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1897-1900; delegate to Alabama state constitutional convention, 1901; secretary of state of Alabama, 1903-04; resigned 1904; U.S. Representative from Alabama 5th District, 1904-20; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1908; speaker, 1912; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1920-31; defeated (Independent), 1930. Died April 22, 1951 (age 82 years, 13 days). Interment at Lafayette Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Dr. W. L. Heflin and Lavicie Catherine (Phillips) Heflin; married, December 18, 1895, to Minnie Kate Schussler; nephew of Robert Stell Heflin; uncle of Howell Thomas Heflin (1921-2005).
      Political family: Heflin family of Alabama.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      James Render Dowdell (1847-1921) — also known as James R. Dowdell — of Alabama. Born near Lafayette, Chambers County, Ala., April 2, 1847. Served in the Confederate Navy during the Civil War; lawyer; associate justice of Alabama state supreme court, 1898-1909; chief justice of Alabama state supreme court, 1909-14; appointed 1909. Died in Lafayette, Chambers County, Ala., June 28, 1921 (age 74 years, 87 days). Interment at Lafayette Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Ferguson Dowdell and Sarah Hamilton (Render) Dowdell (1822-1887); married 1871 to Rosie Turner; married 1878 to Ella M. Ware; nephew of William Crawford Dowdell; uncle of Armstead Brown (1875-1951); first cousin of William James Samford; first cousin once removed of William Hodges Samford and Thomas Drake Samford.
      Political family: Dowdell-Samford family of Auburn, Alabama.
      Epitaph: "A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Bismarck Bowling (1870-1946) — also known as William B. Bowling — of Lafayette, Chambers County, Ala. Born near Iron City, Calhoun County, Ala., September 24, 1870. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Alabama 5th District, 1920-28; resigned 1928; circuit judge in Alabama, 1928-41. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Knights of Pythias. Died in Lafayette, Chambers County, Ala., December 27, 1946 (age 76 years, 94 days). Interment at Lafayette Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William E. Bowling and Sarah (Elston) Bowling; married, June 2, 1896, to Frances Collins.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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