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Sebastian County
Arkansas

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Sebastian County

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  • Private or family graveyards
  • Fort Smith Forest Park Cemetery
  • Fort Smith Fort Smith National Cemetery
  • Fort Smith Oak Cemetery
  • Fort Smith Oak Hill Cemetery
  • Greenwood City Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Sebastian County, Arkansas


    Forest Park Cemetery
    Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      John Elvis Miller (1888-1981) — also known as John E. Miller — of Searcy, White County, Ark.; Melbourne, Izard County, Ark. Born in Aid, Stoddard County, Mo., May 15, 1888. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Arkansas state constitutional convention, 1918; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 2nd District, 1931-37; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1936; U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1937-41; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Arkansas, 1941-67; took senior status 1967. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., January 30, 1981 (age 92 years, 260 days). Interment at Forest Park Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
      H. Heartsill Ragon (1885-1940) — of Clarksville, Johnson County, Ark. Born in Logan County, Ark., March 20, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1911-13; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1920; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 5th District, 1923-33; resigned 1933; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Arkansas, 1933-40; died in office 1940. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Woodmen. Died in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark., September 15, 1940 (age 55 years, 179 days). Interment at Forest Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of A. J. Ragon and Ann (Heartsill) Ragon; married to Mattie Smith; father of Hiram Heartsill Ragon (1917-1975).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Fadjo Cravens (1899-1974) — also known as Fadjo Cravens — of Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark. Born in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark., February 15, 1899. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 4th District, 1939-49; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1940. Member, Kappa Alpha Order; Phi Delta Phi. Died in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark., April 16, 1974 (age 75 years, 60 days). Interment at Forest Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Ben Cravens (1872-1939) and Carolyn (Dyal) Cravens; married, February 16, 1926, to Elizabeth B. Echols.
      Political family: Cravens family of Fort Smith, Arkansas.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Mathew C. Moore (1837-1877) — Born near Van Buren, Crawford County, Ark., April 24, 1837. Member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1875. Died in Van Buren, Crawford County, Ark., April 24, 1877 (age 40 years, 0 days). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Crawford County, Ark.; reinterment in 1915 at Forest Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Step-son of James Woodson Bates (1788-1846); son of Elizabeth Moore.
      Political family: Woodson family of Jessamine County, Kentucky.
      Horace Clyde Hiatt (1885-1967) — also known as H. Clyde Hiatt — of Charleston, Franklin County, Ark. Born in Vesta, Franklin County, Ark., October 8, 1885. Republican. Postmaster; delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1956 (alternate), 1964. Died in Charleston, Franklin County, Ark., October 3, 1967 (age 81 years, 360 days). Interment at Forest Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Henry Hiatt and Emma Hiatt; married to Farry Bonner (1886-1924).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Hiram Heartsill Ragon (1917-1975) — also known as H. Heartsill Ragon — of Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark. Born June 14, 1917. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1944. Died in August, 1975 (age 58 years, 0 days). Interment at Forest Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of H. Heartsill Ragon (1885-1940).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Fort Smith National Cemetery
    Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas
    Politicians buried here:
      Isaac Charles Parker (1838-1896) — also known as Isaac C. Parker; "Hanging Judge" — of St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo. Born in a log cabin near Barnesville, Belmont County, Ohio, October 15, 1838. Republican. Lawyer; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; Presidential Elector for Missouri, 1864; circuit judge in Missouri, 1868-70; U.S. Representative from Missouri, 1871-75 (7th District 1871-73, 9th District 1873-75); U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Arkansas, 1875-96. As judge, sentenced more than 160 people to death, of whom 79 were hanged. Died in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark., November 17, 1896 (age 58 years, 33 days). Interment at Fort Smith National Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Parker (1809-1878) and Jane (Shannon) Parker (1809-1870); married to Mary O'Toole (1839-1926); grandnephew of George F. Shannon, Thomas Shannon, James Shannon (c.1791-1832) and Wilson Shannon.
      Political family: Shannon-Shelby family.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about Isaac C. Parker: Roger H. Tuller, Let No Guilty Man Escape : A Judicial Biography of 'Hanging Judge' Isaac C. Parker


    Oak Cemetery
    Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas
    Politicians buried here:
      William Ben Cravens (1872-1939) — also known as William B. Cravens; Ben Cravens — of Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark. Born in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark., January 17, 1872. Democrat. Lawyer; cotton grower; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 4th District, 1907-13, 1933-39; died in office 1939. Christian. Died in Washington, D.C., January 13, 1939 (age 66 years, 361 days). Interment at Oak Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Murphy Cravens and Mary Eloise (Rutherford) Cravens; married, December 19, 1895, to Carolyn Dyal; father of William Fadjo Cravens; cousin *** of Jordan Edgar Cravens (1830-1914).
      Political family: Cravens family of Fort Smith, Arkansas.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Henry Rogers (1845-1911) — also known as John H. Rogers — of Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark. Born in North Carolina, 1845. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Arkansas, 1883-91 (3rd District 1883-85, 4th District 1885-91); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1892. Died in 1911 (age about 66 years). Interment at Oak Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Elias Cornelius Boudinot (1835-1890) — of Arkansas. Born near Rome, Floyd County, Ga., August 1, 1835. Democrat. Delegate to Arkansas secession convention, 1861; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Tribal Representative to Confederate Congress, 1862-65; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1868. Cherokee Indian ancestry. Died in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark., September 27, 1890 (age 55 years, 57 days). Interment at Oak Cemetery.
      Oscar Landon Miles (1854-1910) — also known as Oscar L. Miles — Born in Grainger County, Tenn., October 16, 1854. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1904 (Honorary Vice-President; member, Credentials Committee). Died in Booneville, Logan County, Ark., August 17, 1910 (age 55 years, 305 days). Interment at Oak Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rebecca (Austin) Miles (1828-1888) and George Washington Miles (1829-1892); married to Mary Lee McLaughlin (1862-1947).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oak Hill Cemetery
    Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas
    Politicians buried here:
      William Meade Fishback (1831-1903) — of Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark.; Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Jefferson, Culpeper County, Va., November 5, 1831. Delegate to Arkansas secession convention, 1861; delegate to Arkansas state constitutional convention, 1874; member of Arkansas state legislature, 1876; Governor of Arkansas, 1893-95. Died February 9, 1903 (age 71 years, 96 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also National Governors Association biography


    City Cemetery
    Greenwood, Sebastian County, Arkansas
    Politicians buried here:
    John S. Little John Sebastian Little (1853-1916) — also known as John S. Little — of Greenwood, Sebastian County, Ark. Born in Jenny Lind, Sebastian County, Ark., March 15, 1853. Democrat. Lawyer; district attorney, 12th circuit, 1877; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1884; circuit judge in Arkansas, 1886; U.S. Representative from Arkansas, 1894-1907 (2nd District 1894-1903, 4th District 1903-07); Governor of Arkansas, 1907. Died in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., October 29, 1916 (age 63 years, 228 days). Interment at City Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography
      Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)

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