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Hempstead County
Arkansas

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Hempstead County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Hope Memory Gardens Cemetery
  • Hope Rosehill Gardens
  • Washington Old Washington Cemetery
  • Washington Presbyterian Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Hempstead County, Arkansas
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward Cross (1798-1887) — of Washington, Hempstead County, Ark. Born in Hawkins City (unknown county), Tenn., November 11, 1798. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Arkansas at-large, 1839-45. Died near Washington, Hempstead County, Ark., April 6, 1887 (age 88 years, 146 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Cross County, Ark. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Memory Gardens Cemetery
    Hope, Hempstead County, Arkansas
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert James Huber (1922-2001) — also known as Robert J. Huber — of Troy, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., August 29, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; president, Michigan Chrome and Chemical Inc.; mayor of Troy, Mich., 1959-64; member of Michigan state senate 16th District, 1965-70; defeated in primary, 1962; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1970, 1976, 1982, 1988; U.S. Representative from Michigan 18th District, 1973-75; defeated, 1974. Catholic. Member, Rotary; Elks; American Legion; Catholic War Veterans. Died, of cancer, in Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Oakland County, Mich., April 23, 2001 (age 78 years, 237 days). Interment at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Rosehill Gardens
    Hope, Hempstead County, Arkansas
    Politicians buried here:
      George Lloyd Spencer (1893-1981) — of Hope, Hempstead County, Ark. Born in Sarcoxie, Jasper County, Mo., March 27, 1893. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1941-43; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Died in Hope, Hempstead County, Ark., January 14, 1981 (age 87 years, 293 days). Interment at Rosehill Gardens.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article


    Old Washington Cemetery
    Washington, Hempstead County, Arkansas
    Politicians buried here:
      Rufus King Garland (1830-1886) — of Arkansas. Born in Tipton County, Tenn., May 22, 1830. Member of Arkansas state legislature, 1858-61; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Representative from Arkansas in the Confederate Congress 2nd District, 1864-65; delegate to Arkansas state constitutional convention, 1874; Greenback candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 2nd District, 1880; candidate for Governor of Arkansas, 1882. Died in Prescott, Nevada County, Ark., December 12, 1886 (age 56 years, 204 days). Interment at Old Washington Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Rufus King
      Relatives: Son of Rufus K. Garland and Barbara (Hill) Garland; brother of Augustus Hill Garland (1832-1899).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Presbyterian Cemetery
    Washington, Hempstead County, Arkansas
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Burton Mitchel (1815-1864) — also known as Charles B. Mitchel — of Arkansas. Born in Gallatin, Sumner County, Tenn., September 19, 1815. Democrat. Member of Arkansas state legislature, 1848; candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas, 1860; U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1861; Senator from Arkansas in the Confederate Congress, 1862-64; died in office 1864. When the Civil War began, he left Washington but did not resign his seat in the Senate; one of ten Southern senators expelled in absentia on July 11, 1861. Died in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., September 20, 1864 (age 49 years, 1 days). Interment at Presbyterian Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Grandison Delaney Royston (1809-1889) — also known as Grandison D. Royston — of Arkansas. Born in Carter County, Tenn., December 9, 1809. Delegate to Arkansas state constitutional convention, 1836, 1877; U.S. Attorney for Arkansas, 1836, 1843-44; member of Arkansas state legislature, 1837; member of Arkansas state senate, 1858; Representative from Arkansas in the Confederate Congress 2nd District, 1862-64; defeated, 1863. Died in Washington, Hempstead County, Ark., August 14, 1889 (age 79 years, 248 days). Interment at Presbyterian Cemetery.


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