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Hillsborough County
Florida

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Hillsborough County

Index to Locations

  • Tampa Unknown location
  • Tampa Myrtle Hill Memorial Park
  • Tampa Oaklawn Cemetery
  • Tampa Orange Hill Cemetery
  • Tampa Rodeph Sholom Cemetery
  • Tampa Woodlawn Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      William Julius Barker (1886-1968) — also known as William J. Barker — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla.; Bartow, Polk County, Fla.; Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla. Born in Marietta, Cobb County, Ga., June 25, 1886. Lawyer; circuit judge in Florida, 1925-40; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Florida, 1940-59; took senior status 1959. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Delta Phi; Phi Kappa Phi; Alpha Tau Omega; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Died April 13, 1968 (age 81 years, 293 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of William Dobbs Barker and Kate (Agricola) Barker; married, October 20, 1916, to Pauline Eleanor Bigham.
      See also federal judicial profile


    Myrtle Hill Memorial Park
    Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Doyle Elam Carlton (1885-1972) — also known as Doyle E. Carlton — of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla. Born in Wauchula, Hardee County, Fla., July 6, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Florida state senate, 1917-19; Governor of Florida, 1929-33; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1948, 1952, 1956. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Moose; Elks; Kiwanis. Died in a nursing home at Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla., October 25, 1972 (age 87 years, 111 days). Interment at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Albert Carlton and Martha (McEwan) Carlton; married, July 30, 1912, to Nell Ray; distant relative *** of Vassar B. Carlton (1929?-).
      The Doyle E. Carlton Building (built 1955 for state government offices), in Tallahassee, Florida, is named for him.
      See also NNDB dossier
      Sam Melville Gibbons (1920-2012) — also known as Sam M. Gibbons — of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla. Born in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla., January 20, 1920. Democrat. Major in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1953-58; member of Florida state senate, 1959-62; U.S. Representative from Florida, 1963-97 (10th District 1963-67, 6th District 1967-73, 7th District 1973-93, 11th District 1993-97); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1964, 1968, 1984, 1996. Presbyterian. Died in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla., October 9, 2012 (age 92 years, 263 days). Interment at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married to Martha Hanley (1923-2003).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas M. Shackleford — of Florida. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1888; justice of Florida state supreme court, 1902-17; chief justice of Florida state supreme court, 1905-09. Interment at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park.
      James Ward Morris (1890-1960) — also known as James W. Morris — of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla. Born in Smithfield, Johnston County, N.C., November 14, 1890. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1916, 1936 (alternate); served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Associate Justice, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1939-60; died in office 1960. Episcopalian. Member, Alpha Tau Omega; Knights of Pythias; Elks. Died November 15, 1960 (age 70 years, 1 days). Interment at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of James Ward Morris (1858-1927) and India (Fuller) Morris (1870-1940); married, May 26, 1930, to Mamie Frances (Duncan) Davey (1894-1960).
      See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Barbour Pedigo (1870-1932) — also known as W. B. Pedigo; "Bill Bob" — of Patrick County, Va.; Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va.; Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born, in a log cabin, at Elamsville, Patrick County, Va., January 28, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; Patrick County Commonwealth Attorney, 1895-99; candidate in primary for West Virginia state house of delegates, 1906; mayor of Parkersburg, W.Va., 1907-11. Baptist. French ancestry. Died, of tuberculosis, in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla., October 23, 1932 (age 62 years, 269 days). Interment at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park.
      Vicente Guerra (1850-1909) — of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla. Born in Ruenes, Asturias, Spain, March 7, 1850. Naturalized U.S. citizen; cigar manufacturer; Consular Agent for France in Tampa, Fla., 1898-1907; Honorary Vice-Consul for Spain in Tampa, Fla., 1900-07. Catholic. Spanish ancestry. Died, in St. Luke Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., January 9, 1909 (age 58 years, 308 days). Interment at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married, October 1, 1879, to Margarita Newshaffer (1864-1935); father of Elvira Guerra (1885-1984; who married George Wilder Hardee (1872-1943)).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      August Van Eepoel, Jr. (1901-1987) — of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla. Born in Florida, May 13, 1901. Honorary Vice-Consul for Belgium in Tampa, Fla., 1935-59. Died in Hillsborough County, Fla., August 5, 1987 (age 86 years, 84 days). Interment at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of August Van Eepoel (1872-1930) and Addie Van Eepoel (1880-1951); married to Catherine W. Weis (1905-1993).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Ward Morris (1858-1927) — of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla. Born in North Carolina, May 19, 1858. Railroad general agent; Vice-Consul for Great Britain in Tampa, Fla., 1905-07. Died January 27, 1927 (age 68 years, 253 days). Interment at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married to India Fuller (1870-1940); father of James Ward Morris (1890-1960).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oaklawn Cemetery
    Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Bradford Lancaster (1790-1856) — also known as Joseph B. Lancaster — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla.; Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla. Born in Kentucky, 1790. Whig. Lawyer; mayor of Jacksonville, Fla., 1846-47; justice of Florida state supreme court, 1848-50; mayor of Tampa, Fla., 1856; died in office 1856. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla., November 25, 1856 (age about 66 years). Interment at Oaklawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Lancaster and Catherine (Miles) Lancaster; married 1815 to Annie Blair.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Laurens Mitchell (1831-1903) — also known as Henry L. Mitchell — of Florida. Born September 3, 1831. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; justice of Florida state supreme court, 1888-90; resigned 1890; Governor of Florida, 1893-97. Died October 14, 1903 (age 72 years, 41 days). Interment at Oaklawn Cemetery.
      Books about Henry Laurens Mitchell: George B. Church, The Life of Henry Laurens Mitchell, Florida's 16th Governor


    Orange Hill Cemetery
    Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      Irwin Dean Arter (1886-1947) — also known as Irwin D. Arter — of Ohio. Born in Lisbon, Columbiana County, Ohio, August 3, 1886. U.S. Vice Consul in Nuevitas, 1918-20. Died December 18, 1947 (age 61 years, 137 days). Interment at Orange Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of A. Homer Arter (1863-1955).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Rodeph Sholom Cemetery
    Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Brash (1857-1928) — of Marianna, Jackson County, Fla.; Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla. Born in Graudenz, Prussia (now Grudziadz, Poland), March 18, 1857. Clothing merchant; mayor of Marianna, Fla., 1880. Jewish. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Died in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla., July 11, 1928 (age 71 years, 115 days). Interment at Rodeph Sholom Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Solomon Brash (1828-1914) and Henriette (Cohen) Brash (1836-1903); married 1888 to Sarah Zelnicker (1865-1838).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Woodlawn Cemetery
    Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      Stephen Milancthon Sparkman (1849-1929) — also known as Stephen M. Sparkman — of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla. Born in Hernando County, Fla., July 29, 1849. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1892; U.S. Representative from Florida 1st District, 1895-1917. Died in Washington, D.C., September 26, 1929 (age 80 years, 59 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      José A. Gregory (1883-1947) — of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla. Born in Cuba, December 2, 1883. Consul for Cuba in Tampa, Fla., 1935-40. Cuban ancestry. Died December 16, 1947 (age 64 years, 14 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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