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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Duval County

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  • Jacksonville Unknown location
  • Jacksonville Evergreen Cemetery
  • Jacksonville Greenlawn Cemetery
  • Jacksonville Oaklawn Cemetery
  • Jacksonville Old City Cemetery
  • Jacksonville Old St. Nicholas Cemetery
  • Jacksonville St. Mary's Cemetery
  • Jacksonville St. Nicholas Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      William Haydon Burns (1912-1987) — also known as Haydon Burns — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 17, 1912. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; public relations business; mayor of Jacksonville, Fla., 1949-65; Governor of Florida, 1965-67; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1968. Methodist. Member, Phi Sigma Kappa; Sigma Phi Epsilon; Alpha Kappa Psi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Moose; Knights of Pythias; Kiwanis. Died November 22, 1987 (age 75 years, 250 days). Interment somewhere.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier


    Evergreen Cemetery
    Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      Duncan Upshaw Fletcher (1859-1936) — also known as Duncan U. Fletcher — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born near Americus, Sumter County, Ga., January 6, 1859. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1893; mayor of Jacksonville, Fla., 1893-95, 1901-03; Florida Democratic state chair, 1905-08; U.S. Senator from Florida, 1909-36; died in office 1936. Unitarian. Member, Freemasons; American Bar Association. Died in Washington, D.C., June 17, 1936 (age 77 years, 163 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Jefferson Fletcher and Rebecca Ellen (McCowen) Fletcher; married, June 20, 1883, to Anna Louise Paine; uncle of John Fletcher Huddleston (1892-1966).
      Cross-reference: William Luther Hill
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Nathan Philemon Bryan (1872-1935) — also known as Nathan P. Bryan — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born near Fort Mason, Orange County (now Lake County), Fla., April 23, 1872. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Senator from Florida, 1911-17; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 1920-35; died in office 1935. Died in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., August 8, 1935 (age 63 years, 107 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John M. Bryan and Louisa M. (Norton) Bryan; brother of William James Bryan (1876-1908); married, October 26, 1898, to Julia Smith.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article
      John Wellborn Martin (1884-1958) — also known as John W. Martin — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born in Plainfield, Marion County, Fla., June 21, 1884. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Jacksonville, Fla., 1917-23; Governor of Florida, 1925-29; defeated in primary, 1932; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Florida, 1928; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1948, 1952, 1956. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Moose. Died in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., February 22, 1958 (age 73 years, 246 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Marshall Martin and Willie Martin (Owens) Martin; married, January 30, 1907, to Lottie Wilt Pepper; grandson of James Byeram Owens (1816?-1889).
      Political family: Barksdale family of Virginia.
      Martin County, Fla. is named for him.
      The John W. Martin Building (built 1925 for state government offices; sold and became City Hall 1964; later demolished), in Tallahassee, Florida, was named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ossian Bingley Hart (1821-1874) — also known as Ossian B. Hart — of Florida. Born in Florida, January 17, 1821. Republican. Justice of Florida state supreme court, 1868-73; Governor of Florida, 1873-74; died in office 1874. Died March 18, 1874 (age 53 years, 60 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Books about Ossian Bingley Hart: Canter Brown, Jr., Ossian Bingley Hart : Florida's Loyalist Reconstruction Governor
      George Franklin Drew (1827-1900) — also known as George F. Drew — of Florida. Born August 6, 1827. Democrat. Governor of Florida, 1877-81. Died September 26, 1900 (age 73 years, 51 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      James Piper Taliaferro (1847-1934) — also known as James P. Taliaferro — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born in Orange, Orange County, Va., September 30, 1847. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Senator from Florida, 1899-1911. Died in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., October 6, 1934 (age 87 years, 6 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      William James Bryan (1876-1908) — also known as William J. Bryan — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born near Fort Mason, Lake County, Fla., October 10, 1876. Democrat. U.S. Senator from Florida, 1907-08; died in office 1908. Died in Washington, D.C., March 22, 1908 (age 31 years, 164 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Nathan Philemon Bryan (1872-1935).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Napoleon Bonaparte Broward (1857-1910) — also known as Napoleon B. Broward — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born in Duval County, Fla., April 19, 1857. Democrat. Steamboat business; phosphate mining business; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1900; Governor of Florida, 1905-09; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1908. Died October 1, 1910 (age 53 years, 165 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Napoleon Bonaparte
      Relatives: Son of Napoleon Bonaparte Broward and Mary Dorcas (Parsons) Broward; married 1883 to Caroline Georgia Kemps (died 1883); married 1887 to Annie I. Douglas.
      Broward County, Fla. is named for him.
      See also NNDB dossier
      William Sherman Jennings (1863-1920) — also known as W. S. Jennings — of Brooksville, Hernando County, Fla. Born in Centralia, Marion County, Ill., March 24, 1863. Democrat. Lawyer; Hernando County Judge, 1888; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1893-96; Speaker of the Florida State House of Representatives, 1895; Presidential Elector for Florida, 1896; Governor of Florida, 1901-05; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1908. Died February 28, 1920 (age 56 years, 341 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Josephus W. Jennings and Amanda Jennings; married, May 12, 1891, to May Mann; cousin *** of William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925).
      Political family: Bryan-Jennings family of Illinois.
      Walter Marion Chandler (1867-1935) — also known as Walter M. Chandler — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Yazoo County, Miss., December 8, 1867. Cowboy; school teacher; lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York 19th District, 1913-19, 1921-23; defeated (Republican), 1918, 1922, 1923, 1924. Died, from a heart attack and intestinal malady, in Post-Graduate Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 16, 1935 (age 67 years, 98 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of King David Chandler and Mary Frances (Harrison) Chandler.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James McNair Baker (1821-1892) — of Florida. Born in Robeson County, N.C., July 20, 1821. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Florida, 1856; state court judge in Florida, 1859-62, 1881-90; Senator from Florida in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65; justice of Florida state supreme court, 1865-68. Died in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., June 20, 1892 (age 70 years, 336 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Baker County, Fla. is named for him.
      Noble Andrew Hull (1827-1907) — of Florida. Born in Little York, Camden County, Ga., March 11, 1827. Democrat. Member of Florida state house of representatives, 1860; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Lieutenant Governor of Florida, 1877-79; U.S. Representative from Florida 2nd District, 1879-81. Died January 28, 1907 (age 79 years, 323 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Leonidas William Spratt (1818-1903) — of Charleston, Charleston District (now Charleston County), S.C. Born in Fort Mill, York District (now York County), S.C., August 4, 1818. Delegate to South Carolina secession convention from St. Philips' & St. Michael's, 1860-62. Died October 4, 1903 (age 85 years, 61 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Spratt (1771-1852) and Margaret Elizabeth (McRee) Spratt (1775-1848); married 1862 to Mary Ann Wadsworth (1832-1881).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Greenlawn Cemetery
    Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      Emory Hilliard Price (1899-1976) — also known as Emory H. Price — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born in Bostwick, Putnam County, Fla., December 3, 1899. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Florida 2nd District, 1943-49; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1952. Died in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., February 11, 1976 (age 76 years, 70 days). Interment at Greenlawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Oaklawn Cemetery
    Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      Scott Marion Loftin (1878-1953) — of Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla.; Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., September 14, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1903-04; Escambia County Prosecuting Attorney, 1904-17; general counsel and director, Florida East Coast Hotel Co.; director, Gulf Life Insurance Co.; receiver, Florida East Coast Railway, 1931-41; president, American Bar Association, 1934-35; U.S. Senator from Florida, 1936. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Alpha Tau Omega; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; Blue Key; Knights of Pythias; Kiwanis; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Highlands, Macon County, N.C., September 22, 1953 (age 75 years, 8 days). Interment at Oaklawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Marion Loftin and Loreta C. (Thomason) Loftin.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Cecil Donald Hardesty (1907-2000) — also known as Cecil D. Hardesty — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif.; Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born near Kensington, Smith County, Kan., August 24, 1907. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; superintendent of schools; candidate for California superintendent of public instruction, 1962. Presbyterian. Died in a hospital at Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., June 21, 2000 (age 92 years, 302 days). Interment at Oaklawn Cemetery.


    Old City Cemetery
    Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      Francis Philip Fleming (1841-1908) — also known as Francis P. Fleming — of Florida. Born September 28, 1841. Governor of Florida, 1889-93. Died December 20, 1908 (age 67 years, 83 days). Interment at Old City Cemetery.
      Claude L'Engle (1868-1919) — of Florida. Born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., October 19, 1868. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Florida at-large, 1913-15. Died November 6, 1919 (age 51 years, 18 days). Interment at Old City Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Old St. Nicholas Cemetery
    Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Bruce Van Valkenburgh (1821-1888) — also known as Robert B. Van Valkenburgh — of Steuben County, N.Y. Born in Prattsburg, Steuben County, N.Y., September 4, 1821. Republican. Member of New York state assembly from Steuben County 1st District, 1852, 1857-58; U.S. Representative from New York, 1861-65 (28th District 1861-63, 27th District 1863-65); colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Minister to Japan, 1866-69; justice of Florida state supreme court, 1874-88; died in office 1888. Died in Suwanee Springs, Suwannee County, Fla., August 1, 1888 (age 66 years, 332 days). Interment at Old St. Nicholas Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary


    St. Mary's Cemetery
    Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Merian Cooper (1856-1923) — also known as Charles M. Cooper — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born in Athens, Clarke County, Ga., January 16, 1856. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Florida 2nd District, 1893-97. Died in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., November 14, 1923 (age 67 years, 302 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Emilio Carles (1877-1954) — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born in Barcelona, Spain, 1877. Importer and exporter; Honorary Consul for Guatemala in Jacksonville, Fla., 1931; Honorary Consul for Honduras in Jacksonville, Fla., 1931-54; Honorary Consul for Panama in Jacksonville, Fla., 1935; Honorary Vice-Consul for Spain in Jacksonville, Fla., 1935-54; Honorary Vice-Consul for Dominican Republic in Jacksonville, Fla., 1950-54. Spanish ancestry. Died in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., August 4, 1954 (age about 77 years). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Cristina Serra (1880-1958).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — BillionGraves burial record
      Cristina Serra Carles (1880-1958) — also known as Cristina S. Carles; Cristina Serra — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born in Girona, Spain, 1880. Consul for Honduras in Jacksonville, Fla., 1954-58; Vice-Consul for Spain in Jacksonville, Fla., 1954-58. Female. Died, in a hospital at Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., December 10, 1958 (age about 78 years). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Emilio Carles (1877-1954).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Nicholas Cemetery
    Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      Harrison Reed (1813-1899) — of Florida. Born in Littleton, Middlesex County, Mass., August 26, 1813. Republican. Newspaper editor; Governor of Florida, 1868-73; delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1876; postmaster at Tallahassee, Fla., 1890-93. Died in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., March 25, 1899 (age 85 years, 211 days). Interment at St. Nicholas Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Seth Reed (1781-1848) and Rhoda (Finney) Reed (1781-1874); brother of Mary Reed (1817-1902; who married Alexander Mitchell (1817-1887)).
      Political family: Mitchell-Reed family of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Rhydon Mays Call (1858-1927) — also known as Rhydon M. Call — of Florida. Born in Fernandina (now part of Fernandina Beach), Nassau County, Fla., January 13, 1858. U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, 1887-89; circuit judge in Florida, 1893-1913; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Florida, 1913. Died December 15, 1927 (age 69 years, 336 days). Interment at St. Nicholas Cemetery.


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