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Craighead County
Arkansas

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Craighead County

Index to Locations

  • Jonesboro City Cemetery
  • Jonesboro Oaklawn Cemetery
  • Jonesboro West Lawn Cemetery


    City Cemetery
    Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas
    Politicians buried here:
      William Henderson Cate (1839-1899) — also known as William H. Cate — of Arkansas. Born near Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tenn., November 11, 1839. Democrat. Member of Arkansas state legislature, 1870; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 1st District, 1889-93. Died in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, August 23, 1899 (age 59 years, 285 days). Interment at City Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Oaklawn Cemetery
    Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas
    Politicians buried here:
      Francis Adams Cherry (1908-1965) — of Jonesboro, Craighead County, Ark. Born in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex., September 5, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; district judge in Arkansas, 1942; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1944; Governor of Arkansas, 1953-55. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Kappa Alpha Order; Freemasons; Shriners; Lions. Died July 15, 1965 (age 56 years, 313 days). Interment at Oaklawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Haskille Scott Cherry and Clara Bell (Taylor) Cherry; married, November 10, 1937, to Margaret Frierson.
      See also NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Joe Clifford Barrett (1897-1980) — also known as Joe C. Barrett — of Jonesboro, Craighead County, Ark. Born in Jonesboro, Craighead County, Ark., March 29, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1936, 1940; Arkansas Democratic state chair, 1941-44. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society. Died October 7, 1980 (age 83 years, 192 days). Interment at Oaklawn Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    West Lawn Cemetery
    Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas
    Politicians buried here:
      Thaddeus Horatius Caraway (1871-1931) — also known as Thaddeus H. Caraway — of Jonesboro, Craighead County, Ark. Born in Stoddard County, Mo., October 17, 1871. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1912 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1924 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1928; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 1st District, 1913-21; U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1921-31; died in office 1931. Member, Knights of Pythias; Elks; American Bar Association. Died, from heart disease, in a hospital at Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., November 6, 1931 (age 60 years, 20 days). Interment at West Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Dr. Tolbert F. Caraway and Mary Ellen (Scales) Caraway; married, February 5, 1902, to Hattie Ophelia Wyatt (1878-1950).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Hattie Ophelia Wyatt Caraway (1878-1950) — also known as Hattie W. Caraway; Hattie Ophelia Wyatt — of Jonesboro, Craighead County, Ark. Born in Bakerville, Humphreys County, Tenn., February 1, 1878. Democrat. U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1931-45; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1936, 1944. Female. Methodist. Died in Washington, D.C., December 21, 1950 (age 72 years, 323 days). Interment at West Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of William Carroll Wyatt and Lucy Mildred (Burch) Wyatt; married, February 5, 1902, to Thaddeus Horatius Caraway (1871-1931).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier


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