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Ouachita County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Ouachita County

Index to Locations

  • Camden Unknown location
  • Camden Greenwood Cemetery
  • Camden Oakland Cemetery


    Unknown Locations
    Camden, Ouachita County, Arkansas
    Politicians buried here:
      George Washington Hays (1863-1927) — also known as George W. Hays — of Arkansas. Born in Camden, Ouachita County, Ark., September 23, 1863. Democrat. Probate judge in Arkansas, 1900-05; circuit judge in Arkansas, 1906-13; Governor of Arkansas, 1913-17. Died in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., September 15, 1927 (age 63 years, 357 days). Interment somewhere.
      Presumably named for: George Washington
      Benjamin Travis Laney (1896-1977) — also known as Ben Laney; "Business Ben" — of Camden, Ouachita County, Ark. Born November 25, 1896. Democrat. Governor of Arkansas, 1945-49; defeated in primary, 1952; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1948. Died January 21, 1977 (age 80 years, 57 days). Interment somewhere.
      See also NNDB dossier


    Greenwood Cemetery
    Camden, Ouachita County, Arkansas
    Politicians buried here:
      Osro Cobb (1904-1996) — of Caddo Gap, Montgomery County, Ark.; Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born May 28, 1904. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1928, 1932, 1936 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1940, 1948, 1952 (member, Resolutions Committee); candidate for Governor of Arkansas, 1936; Arkansas Republican state chair, 1937-41; candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 4th District, 1939; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, 1953-62; justice of Arkansas state supreme court, 1960. Died January 17, 1996 (age 91 years, 234 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, September 15, 1938, to Audrey Umsted.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oakland Cemetery
    Camden, Ouachita County, Arkansas
    Politicians buried here:
      James Thomas Elliott (1823-1875) — also known as James T. Elliott — of Arkansas. Born in Monroe County, Ga., April 22, 1823. Republican. Lawyer; president, Mississippi, Ouachita and Red River Railroad, 1858; circuit judge in Arkansas, 1865-66; newspaper editor; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 2nd District, 1869; defeated, 1868; member of Arkansas state senate, 1870; district judge in Arkansas 9th District, 1872-74. Died in Camden, Ouachita County, Ark., July 28, 1875 (age 52 years, 97 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Porter Clay (1779-1850) — of Kentucky. Born in Hanover County, Va., 1779. Minister; Kentucky auditor of public accounts, 1810. Died in Camden, Ouachita County, Ark., February 16, 1850 (age about 70 years). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Clay (1741-1781) and Elizabeth (Hudson) Clay (1750-1829); brother of Henry Clay (1777-1852); married, April 11, 1804, to Sophia Grosch (died 1829); married to Elizabeth Logan (1784-1863); uncle of Thomas Hart Clay, Henry Clay, Jr. and James Brown Clay; granduncle of Henry Clay (1849-1884); first cousin once removed of Matthew Clay (1754-1815) and Green Clay; second cousin of Matthew Clay (1795?-1827), Brutus Junius Clay (1808-1878) and Cassius Marcellus Clay (1810-1903); second cousin once removed of Brutus Junius Clay (1847-1932); second cousin thrice removed of Oliver Carroll Clay; second cousin four times removed of Archer Woodford; third cousin of Clement Comer Clay; third cousin once removed of Clement Claiborne Clay, Jr..
      Political families: Clay family of Kentucky; Wilson-Dunn-Goodloe family of Indiana (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).


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