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Carroll County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Carroll County

Index to Locations

  • Berryville Berryville Memorial Park
  • Carrollton Carrollton Cemetery
  • Eureka Springs Christ of the Ozarks Cemetery
  • Eureka Springs Odd Fellows Cemetery

    Berryville Memorial Park
    Berryville, Carroll County, Arkansas
    Politicians buried here:
      James William Trimble (1894-1972) — also known as James W. Trimble — of Berryville, Carroll County, Ark. Born in Osage, Carroll County, Ark., February 3, 1894. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; circuit judge in Arkansas, 1938; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1940; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 3rd District, 1945-67; defeated, 1966. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; American Legion. Died in Eureka Springs, Carroll County, Ark., March 10, 1972 (age 78 years, 36 days). Interment at Berryville Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Carrollton Cemetery
    Carrollton, Carroll County, Arkansas
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      William Wirt Watkins (1826-1898) — of Carrollton, Carroll County, Ark. Born in Jefferson County, Tenn., April 1, 1826. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state senate, 1856-60, 1866, 1878; delegate to Arkansas secession convention, 1861; Delegate from Arkansas to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62. Died, from pneumonia, in Harrison, Boone County, Ark., January 15, 1898 (age 71 years, 289 days). Interment at Carrollton Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: William Wirt
      Relatives: Son of Isaac Jones Watkins (born 1788) and Margaret Jane 'Peggy' (Chamberlain) Watkins (born 1799); half-brother of Albert Galiton Watkins (1818-1895); married, February 22, 1850, to Martha Elmyra Wilson; married to Mary Watkins Crump.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Christ of the Ozarks Cemetery
    Eureka Springs, Carroll County, Arkansas
    Politicians buried here:
      Gerald Lyman Kenneth Smith (1898-1976) — also known as Gerald L. K. Smith — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Eureka Springs, Carroll County, Ark. Born in Pardeeville, Columbia County, Wis., February 27, 1898. Pastor; orator; political administrator and organizer for Huey P. Long, 1934-35; as a white supremacist, he joined and organized for William Dudley Pelley's Silver Shirts of America, an organization modeled directly on Adolf Hitler's Brownshirts; candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1942 (Republican primary), 1942; founder of the America First party; charged with sedition in 1944, as part of an alleged Nazi conspiracy; tried along with many others, but after seven months, a mistrial was declared; America First candidate for President of the United States, 1944; founder of the Christian Nationalist Crusade; advocated deportation from the U.S. of Jews and African-Americans. Disciples of Christ. Died, of pneumonia, in Glendale, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 15, 1976 (age 78 years, 48 days). Interment at Christ of the Ozarks Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lyman Z. Smith and Sarah Smith; married, June 21, 1922, to Elna (Robe) Sorenson (1898-1981).
      Cross-reference: Charles J. Anderson, Jr. — Lorence E. Asman
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial

    Odd Fellows Cemetery
    Eureka Springs, Carroll County, Arkansas
    Politicians buried here:
      Claude Albert Fuller (1876-1968) — also known as Claude A. Fuller — of Eureka Springs, Carroll County, Ark. Born in Prophetstown, Whiteside County, Ill., January 20, 1876. Democrat. Lawyer; farmer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1903-05; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1908, 1936, 1940, 1952, 1956, 1960; prosecuting attorney, 4th circuit, 1910-15; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 3rd District, 1929-39. Baptist. Member, Elks; Knights of Pythias. Died in Eureka Springs, Carroll County, Ark., January 8, 1968 (age 91 years, 353 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to May Obenshain.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Festus Orestes Butt (1875-1972) — also known as Festus O. Butt; F. O. Butt — of Eureka Springs, Carroll County, Ark. Born near Chicago, Cook County, Ill., 1875. Lawyer; newspaper editor; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1900; member of Arkansas state senate, 1900. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Died June 30, 1972 (age about 96 years). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Alvin Butt; father of Thomas Franklin Butt (1917-2000).

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