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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Lee County

Index to Locations

  • Unknown location
  • Cape Coral Coral Ridge Cemetery
  • Fort Myers Fort Myers Memorial Gardens
  • Fort Myers Old Fort Myers Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    Lee County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
    Stafford C. Cleveland Stafford Canning Cleveland (1822-1885) — also known as Stafford C. Cleveland — of Penn Yan, Yates County, N.Y.; Fort Myers, Lee County, Fla. Born in Hector, Tompkins County (now Schuyler County), N.Y., September 21, 1822. Republican. Newspaper editor; village president of Penn Yan, New York, 1865-66; candidate for New York state senate 26th District, 1871; postmaster at Penn Yan, N.Y., 1879-82; member of New York state assembly from Yates County, 1883. Died, from Bright's disease, in Fort Myers, Lee County, Fla., December 3, 1885 (age 63 years, 73 days). Interment somewhere; cenotaph at West Lodi Cemetery, Lodi, N.Y.
      Relatives: Son of E. R. Cleveland (1799-1873) and Mary Mead 'Polly' (Hanley) Cleveland (1799-1840); married, August 19, 1847, to Obedience Fraser (1822-1900); first cousin twice removed of Grover Fredrick Cleveland; second cousin twice removed of Ephraim Safford; third cousin once removed of Chauncey Fitch Cleveland and James Safford; third cousin twice removed of Isaiah Kidder; third cousin thrice removed of Lyman Kidder, Ezra Kidder and David Kidder; fourth cousin of William Dean Kellogg and Robert Crawford Safford; fourth cousin once removed of Jonathan Usher, Jedediah Sabin, Caleb Blodgett (1793-1872), Charles Stetson, Luther Kidder and Isaiah Stetson.
      Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Penn Yan (N.Y.) Chronicle-Express, December 15, 1885


    Coral Ridge Cemetery
    Cape Coral, Lee County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Milton Blackburn (1912-1982) — also known as Charles Blackburn — of Versailles, Woodford County, Ky. Born in Woodford County, Ky., May 31, 1912. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; chair of Woodford County Democratic Party, 1952-55; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1956. Methodist. Member, Sigma Chi; Kiwanis; American Legion. Died in Lee County, Fla., August 19, 1982 (age 70 years, 80 days). Interment at Coral Ridge Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Smith Alford Blackburn and Laura Browning Blackburn; married 1933 to Martha Hardesty (divorced); great-grandnephew of Luke Pryor Blackburn and Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn; first cousin five times removed of Gabriel Slaughter; third cousin thrice removed of Charles Rice Slaughter (1819-1862).
      Political families: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Fort Myers Memorial Gardens
    Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      Lawrence E. Imhoff (1895-1988) — of St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio. Born in Round Bottom, Monroe County, Ohio, December 28, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; lawyer; probate judge in Ohio, 1925-33; U.S. Representative from Ohio 18th District, 1933-39, 1941-43; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Eagles; Elks. Died in North Fort Myers, Lee County, Fla., April 18, 1988 (age 92 years, 112 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of Eugene A. Imhoff and Laura (Clegg) Imhoff; married, September 1, 1923, to Martha Elizabeth Korn.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Old Fort Myers Cemetery
    Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      R. A. Henderson Jr. — of Fort Myers, Lee County, Fla. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1940. Interment at Old Fort Myers Cemetery.

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