PoliticalGraveyard.com
The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Prowers County
Colorado

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Prowers County

Index to Locations

  • Lamar Fairmount Cemetery


    Fairmount Cemetery
    Lamar, Prowers County, Colorado
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    John F. Parrish John Festus Parrish (1887-1928) — also known as John F. Parrish; Jaddo Parrish — of Lamar, Prowers County, Colo. Born in Colorado, July 8, 1887. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1928. Shot and killed, along with his father Amos N. Parrish, by the Fleagle Gang, who were robbing the First National Bank, in Lamar, Prowers County, Colo., May 23, 1928 (age 40 years, 320 days). The gang members were captured in 1929, tried, convicted, sentenced to death and excuted. Interment at Fairmount Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Amos Newton Parrish and May (Labrick) Parrish; third cousin of Harry Wayne Hamilton Sr. (1897-1966).
      Political family: Parrish family of Lamar, Colorado.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: The Fleagle Gang: Betrayed by a Fingerprint
    Amos N. Parrish Amos Newton Parrish (1851-1928) — also known as A. Newton Parrish — of Lamar, Prowers County, Colo. Born in Missouri, April 2, 1851. Republican. Rancher; banker; member of Colorado state house of representatives, 1890; delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1908 (alternate), 1912. Shot and killed, along with his son, John F. Parrish, by the Fleagle Gang, who were robbing the First National Bank, in Lamar, Prowers County, Colo., May 23, 1928 (age 77 years, 51 days). The gang members were captured in 1929, tried, convicted, sentenced to death and excuted. Interment at Fairmount Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Comley Parrish (1819-1854) and Mary Ann (Prichard) Parrish; married to May Labrick; father of John Festus Parrish (1887-1928); second cousin once removed of Harry Wayne Hamilton Sr..
      Political family: Parrish family of Lamar, Colorado.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: The Fleagle Gang: Betrayed by a Fingerprint

  • "Enjoy the hospitable entertainment of a political graveyard."
    Henry L. Clinton, Apollo Hall, New York City, February 3, 1872
    The Political Graveyard

    The Political Graveyard is a web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries. Founded in 1996, it is the Internet's most comprehensive free source for American political biography, listing 315,917 politicians, living and dead.
     
      The coverage of this site includes (1) the President, Vice President, members of Congress, elected state and territorial officeholders in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories; and the chief elected official, typically the mayor, of qualifying municipalities; (2) candidates at election, including primaries, for any of the above; (3) all federal judges and all state appellate judges; (4) certain federal officials, including the federal cabinet, diplomatic chiefs of mission, consuls, U.S. district attorneys, collectors of customs and internal revenue, members of major federal commissions; and political appointee (pre-1971) postmasters of qualifying communities; (5) state and national political party officials, including delegates, alternate delegates, and other participants in national party nominating conventions. Note: municipalities or communities "qualify", for TPG purposes, if they have at least half a million person-years of history, inclusive of predecessor, successor, and merged entities.  
      The listings are incomplete; development of the database is a continually ongoing project.  
      Information on this page — and on all other pages of this site — is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. Users are advised to check with other sources before relying on any information here.  
      The official URL for this page is: https://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/CO/PR-buried.html.  
      Links to this or any other Political Graveyard page are welcome, but specific page addresses may sometimes change as the site develops.  
      If you are searching for a specific named individual, try the alphabetical index of politicians.  
      More information: FAQ; privacy policy; cemetery links.  
      If you find any error or omission in The Political Graveyard, or if you have information to share, please see the biographical checklist and submission guidelines.  
    Copyright notices: (1) Facts are not subject to copyright; see Feist v. Rural Telephone. (2) Politician portraits displayed on this site are 70-pixel-wide monochrome thumbnail images, which I believe to constitute fair use under applicable copyright law. Where possible, each image is linked to its online source. However, requests from owners of copyrighted images to delete them from this site are honored. (3) Original material, programming, selection and arrangement are © 1996-2019 Lawrence Kestenbaum. (4) This work is also licensed for free non-commercial re-use, with attribution, under a Creative Commons License.
    Site information: The Political Graveyard is created and maintained by Lawrence Kestenbaum, who is solely responsible for its structure and content. — The mailing address is The Political Graveyard, P.O. Box 2563, Ann Arbor MI 48106. — This site is hosted by HDL. — The Political Graveyard opened on July 1, 1996; the last full revision was done on May 10, 2022.

    Creative 
Commons License Follow polgraveyard on Twitter [Amazon.com]