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Pike County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Pike County

Index to Locations

  • Troy Green Hills Cemetery
  • Troy Oakwood Cemetery

    Green Hills Cemetery
    Troy, Pike County, Alabama
    Founded 1955
    Politicians buried here:
      William Jennings Dyess (1929-1996) — also known as Billy Dyess — of Alabama. Born in Troy, Pike County, Ala., August 1, 1929. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Netherlands, 1981-83. Died, of cancer, in Washington, D.C., January 6, 1996 (age 66 years, 158 days). Interment at Green Hills Cemetery.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
      Maxwell Lewis Rafferty (1917-1982) — also known as Max Rafferty — of La Canada (now part of La Canada Flintridge), Los Angeles County, Calif.; Alabama. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., May 9, 1917. Republican. School teacher and principal; superintendent of schools; newspaper columnist; California superintendent of public instruction, 1963-70; defeated, 1970; candidate for U.S. Senator from California, 1968; dean, Education Department, Troy State University, 1971-82. Episcopalian. Irish ancestry. Member, Phi Delta Kappa; Lions; Rotary. Drowned when his car went off the road into a pond, in Troy, Pike County, Ala., June 13, 1982 (age 65 years, 35 days). Interment at Green Hills Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Maxwell Lewis Rafferty (1886-1967) and DeEtta (Cox) Rafferty; married, June 4, 1944, to Frances Luella Longman.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail

    Oakwood Cemetery
    Troy, Pike County, Alabama
    Politicians buried here:
      Lucien Dunbibbin Gardner (1876-1952) — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Troy, Pike County, Ala., November 28, 1876. Democrat. Member of Alabama state senate, 1906; associate justice of Alabama state supreme court, 1914-40; chief justice of Alabama state supreme court, 1940-51. Baptist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Phi Beta Kappa. Died November 2, 1952 (age 75 years, 340 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Dunbibbin Gardner and Julia (Starke) Gardner; married, December 26, 1900, to Henrietta Wiley; grandson of Benjamin Gardner.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Charles Henderson Charles Henderson (1860-1937) — of Troy, Pike County, Ala. Born in Pike County, Ala., April 26, 1860. Democrat. Mayor of Troy, Ala., 1886-91, 1901-06; alternate delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Alabama, 1896; president, Alabama Railroad Commission, 1907-15; Governor of Alabama, 1915-19. Died, from influenza, in Troy, Pike County, Ala., January 7, 1937 (age 76 years, 256 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article
      Image source: Library of Congress
      Oliver Cicero Wiley (1851-1917) — also known as Oliver C. Wiley — of Troy, Pike County, Ala. Born in Troy, Pike County, Ala., January 30, 1851. Democrat. Chair of Pike County Democratic Party, 1884-86; president, Alabama Midland Railway, 1887-92; bank director; member of Alabama Democratic State Executive Committee, 1888; U.S. Representative from Alabama 2nd District, 1908-09. Died in Troy, Pike County, Ala., October 18, 1917 (age 66 years, 261 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James McCaleb Wiley and Cornelia Ann (Appling) Wiley; brother of Ariosto Appling Wiley; married 1874 to Augusta Murphree.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Hodges Samford (1866-1940) — of Troy, Pike County, Ala.; Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Auburn, Lee County, Ala., August 7, 1866. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alabama Democratic State Executive Committee, 1900-05; delegate to Alabama state constitutional convention, 1901; candidate for Presidential Elector for Alabama; Judge, Alabama Court of Appeals, 1917-36. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Alpha Tau Omega. Died February 2, 1940 (age 73 years, 179 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William James Samford and Caroline Elizabeth (Drake) Samford; brother of Thomas Drake Samford; married, December 18, 1890, to Kate Connor Park; grandnephew of James Ferguson Dowdell and William Crawford Dowdell; great-grandson of John Hodges Drake; first cousin once removed of James Render Dowdell; second cousin of Armstead Brown.
      Political family: Candler family of Georgia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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