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Benton County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Benton County

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  • Bentonville Unknown location
  • Bentonville Bentonville Cemetery
  • Bentonville Knights of Pythias Cemetery
  • Bentonville Odd Fellows Cemetery
  • Gravette Hillcrest Cemetery

    Unknown Location
    Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas
    Politicians buried here:
      Gus A. Koerner — of Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1876; delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Illinois, 1896. Interment somewhere.

    Bentonville Cemetery
    Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel West Peel (1831-1924) — also known as Samuel W. Peel — of Bentonville, Benton County, Ark. Born near Batesville, Independence County, Ark., September 13, 1831. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Arkansas, 1883-93 (4th District 1883-85, 5th District 1885-93); defeated (Independent Democratic), 1880. Died in Bentonville, Benton County, Ark., December 18, 1924 (age 93 years, 96 days). Interment at Bentonville Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Knights of Pythias Cemetery
    Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas
    Politicians buried here:
      James Henderson Berry (1841-1913) — also known as James H. Berry — of Bentonville, Benton County, Ark. Born in Jackson County, Ala., May 15, 1841. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; wounded at the battle of Corinth, Miss., October 4, 1862, and lost a leg; lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1866, 1872-74; Speaker of the Arkansas State House of Representatives, 1874; circuit judge in Arkansas, 1879-83; Governor of Arkansas, 1883-85; U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1885-1907; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1900, 1904. Died in Bentonville, Benton County, Ark., January 30, 1913 (age 71 years, 260 days). Interment at Knights of Pythias Cemetery.
      Relatives: Cousin *** of Campbell Polson Berry (1834-1901).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article

    Odd Fellows Cemetery
    Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas
    Politicians buried here:
      Alfred Burton Greenwood (1811-1889) — also known as Alfred B. Greenwood — of Bentonville, Benton County, Ark. Born in Franklin County, Ga., July 11, 1811. Democrat. Member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1842-45; circuit judge in Arkansas, 1851-53; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 1st District, 1853-59. Incorrectly credited in some sources as having been a member of the Confederate Congress. Slaveowner. Died in Bentonville, Benton County, Ark., October 4, 1889 (age 78 years, 85 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      Greenwood County, Kan. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Hillcrest Cemetery
    Gravette, Benton County, Arkansas

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      Max Waldo Schmidt Bishop (1908-1994) — also known as Max Waldo Bishop — of Bettendorf, Scott County, Iowa. Born in Gravette, Benton County, Ark., October 30, 1908. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Consul in Colombo, 1945; U.S. Ambassador to Thailand, 1955-58. Member, Rotary. Died in Ailey, Montgomery County, Ga., November 18, 1994 (age 86 years, 19 days). Interment at Peterson Cemetery, Ailey, Ga.; cenotaph at Hillcrest Cemetery.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial

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