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Apache County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Apache County

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  • St. Johns Unknown location
  • St. Johns St. Johns Cemetery

    Unknown Location
    St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona

    St. Johns Cemetery
    West 4th North
    St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona

    Politicians buried here:
      David King Udall (1851-1938) — of St. Johns, Apache County, Ariz. Born in St. Louis, Mo., September 7, 1851. Member of Arizona territorial legislature, 1899. Mormon. Indicted in 1884 on charges of polygamy and unlawful cohabitation; not convicted because his second wife Ida could not be found to testify against him. Convicted in 1885 of perjury in connection with a land claim, and sentenced to three years in prison. On December 12, 1885, he received a "full and unconditional pardon" from President Grover Cleveland, and was released from prison. Died, as a result of an accidental fall and myocardial insufficiency, in St. Johns, Apache County, Ariz., February 18, 1938 (age 86 years, 164 days). Interment at St. Johns Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Eliza (King) Udall (1826-1863) and David Udall (1829-1910); brother of Mary Ann Udall (who married William Thomas Stewart (1853-1935)); married, February 1, 1875, to Eliza Luella Stewart (1855-1937; sister of William Thomas Stewart (1853-1935)); married, May 25, 1882, to Ida Frances Hunt (1858-1915; granddaughter of Jefferson Hunt); married, April 9, 1903, to Mary Ann (Linton) Morgan (1865-1951; widow of John Hamilton Morgan); father of John Hunt Udall, Levi Stewart Udall, Jesse Addison Udall and Don Taylor Udall; grandfather of John Nicholas Udall, Stewart Lee Udall, Morris King Udall and Lee Kenyon Udall; great-grandfather of Milan Dale Smith, Jr. (1942-), Thomas Stewart Udall, Mark E. Udall and Gordon Harold Smith.
      Political family: Udall family of Arizona.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Other politicians who have monuments here:
      Levi Stewart Udall (1891-1960) — of Arizona. Born in St. Johns, Apache County, Ariz., January 20, 1891. Democrat. Lawyer; Apache County Attorney, 1923-24, 1927-28; superior court judge in Arizona, 1931-46; justice of Arizona state supreme court, 1947-60; died in office 1960; chief justice of Arizona Supreme Court, 1951-53, 1957-59. Mormon. Died in Wickenburg, Maricopa County, Ariz., May 30, 1960 (age 69 years, 131 days). Interment at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Ariz.; cenotaph at St. Johns Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David King Udall and Eliza Luella (Stewart) Udall (1855-1937); half-brother of John Hunt Udall, Jesse Addison Udall and Don Taylor Udall; married 1914 to Louise Lee (1893-1974; granddaughter of John Doyle Lee); father of Stewart Lee Udall and Morris King Udall; nephew of William Thomas Stewart; half-uncle of John Nicholas Udall; uncle of Lee Kenyon Udall; grandfather of Thomas Stewart Udall (1948-) and Mark E. Udall; granduncle of Milan Dale Smith, Jr. and Gordon Harold Smith.
      Political family: Udall family of Arizona.
      Morris King Udall (1922-1998) — also known as Morris K. Udall; Mo Udall — of Tucson, Pima County, Ariz. Born in St. Johns, Apache County, Ariz., June 15, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; played professional basketball with the Denver Nuggets, 1948-49; lawyer; co-founder and director, Bank of Tucson; Pima County Attorney, 1953-54; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1956, 1972; speaker, 1984, 1988; U.S. Representative from Arizona 2nd District, 1961-91; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1976. Mormon. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Legion; Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Delta Phi. Lost an eye in an accident when he was a boy. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1996. Died, of Parkinson's disease, in the Veterans Administration Hospital, Washington, D.C., December 12, 1998 (age 76 years, 180 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in a private or family graveyard, Pima County, Ariz.; cenotaph at St. Johns Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Levi Stewart Udall and Louise (Lee) Udall (1893-1974); brother of Stewart Lee Udall; married 1949 to Patricia Emery (1926-2003); married 1968 to Ella Royston Ward (1929-1988); father of Mark E. Udall; nephew of John Hunt Udall, Jesse Addison Udall and Don Taylor Udall; uncle of Thomas Stewart Udall (1948-); grandson of David King Udall; great-grandson of John Doyle Lee; first cousin of John Nicholas Udall, Lee Kenyon Udall and Rex E. Lee; first cousin once removed of Milan Dale Smith, Jr., Gordon Harold Smith and Mike Lee.
      Political family: Udall family of Arizona.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about Morris K. Udall: Donald W. Carson & James W. Johnson, Mo : The Life and Times of Morris K. Udall

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