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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Palm Beach County

Index to Locations

  • Unknown location
  • Boca Raton Boca Raton Cemetery
  • Boca Raton Boca Raton Mausoleum
  • Lake Worth Beach Lake Worth Memory Gardens
  • Lake Worth Beach South Florida National Cemetery
  • Loxahatchee Queen of Peace Cemetery
  • West Palm Beach Hillcrest Cemetery
  • West Palm Beach Woodlawn Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    Palm Beach County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      Jacob P. Nathanson (1901-1986) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Lake Worth (now Lake Worth Beach), Palm Beach County, Fla. Born in Russia, February 21, 1901. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 14th District, 1927-33; defeated in primary, 1933. Jewish. Charged in 1930 with professional misconduct by the Brooklyn Bar Association, over his handling of a client's $500 bail payment; suspended from the practice of law in 1931, and ordered to pay restitution. Indicted in October and November 1938 on charges of forgery, grand larceny, and subornation of perjury, over his involvement in fraudulent bail bonds; pleaded guilty to subornation of perjury, and testified against other conspirators; disbarred in 1939. Died in Palm Beach County, Fla., March 2, 1986 (age 85 years, 9 days). Interment somewhere.


    Boca Raton Cemetery
    Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      James Andrew Haley (1899-1981) — also known as James A. Haley; Jim Haley — of Sarasota, Sarasota County, Fla. Born in Jacksonville, Calhoun County, Ala., January 4, 1899. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; accountant; chair of Sarasota County Democratic Party, 1925-53; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1949-52; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1952 (alternate), 1960; U.S. Representative from Florida, 1953-77 (7th District 1953-73, 8th District 1973-77). Methodist. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Elks. Former president and director, Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus. Died in Sarasota, Sarasota County, Fla., August 6, 1981 (age 82 years, 214 days). Interment at Boca Raton Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Andrew Jackson Haley and Mary Lee (Stevenson) Haley; married to Aubrey B. Ringling.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Alfred Florian Beiter (1894-1974) — also known as Alfred F. Beiter — of Williamsville, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Clarence, Erie County, N.Y., July 7, 1894. Democrat. Merchant; U.S. Representative from New York 41st District, 1933-39, 1941-43; defeated, 1938, 1942. Catholic. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Moose; Eagles; Rotary. Died in Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Fla., March 11, 1974 (age 79 years, 247 days). Interment at Boca Raton Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Nicholas I. Beiter and Elizabeth (Wyman) Beiter; married, November 19, 1919, to Caroline A. Kibler.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Boca Raton Mausoleum
    Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      Aimé Joseph Forand (1895-1972) — also known as Aimé J. Forand — of Cumberland, Providence County, R.I. Born in Fall River, Bristol County, Mass., May 23, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1923-27; U.S. Representative from Rhode Island 1st District, 1937-39, 1941-61; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1952. Catholic. Member, Elks; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Knights of Columbus. Died in Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Fla., January 18, 1972 (age 76 years, 240 days). Interment at Boca Raton Mausoleum.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Lake Worth Memory Gardens
    Lake Worth Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      William S. Hults Jr. (1906-1999) — of Port Washington, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Port Washington, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., June 18, 1906. Republican. Real estate and insurance business; automobile dealer; member of New York state assembly from Nassau County 2nd District, 1943-44; member of New York state senate 3rd District, 1945-59. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Lions. Died in 1999 (age about 93 years). Interment at Lake Worth Memory Gardens.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    South Florida National Cemetery
    6501 South State Road 7
    Lake Worth Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida
    Founded 2007
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Claude Roy Kirk Jr. (1926-2011) — also known as Claude R. Kirk, Jr. — of Florida. Born in San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, Calif., January 7, 1926. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; insurance business; Republican candidate for U.S. Senator from Florida, 1964; Governor of Florida, 1967-71; defeated in Democratic primary, 1978. Episcopalian. Died in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla., September 28, 2011 (age 85 years, 264 days). Interment at South Florida National Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Claude R. Kirk and Sarah (McLure) Kirk; married 1947 to Sarah Stokes; married, February 18, 1967, to Erika Mattfeld; father of Katherine 'Kitty' Kirk (who married Ander Crenshaw (born1944)).
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Leo C. Zeferetti (1927-2018) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., July 15, 1927. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York 15th District, 1975-83; defeated, 1982; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984. Died in Davie, Broward County, Fla., March 21, 2018 (age 90 years, 249 days). Interment at South Florida National Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Victoria Coceano (1923-2005) — also known as Vicki Coceano — of Miramar, Broward County, Fla. Born in Italy, August 15, 1923. Real estate agent; mayor of Miramar, Fla., 1989-99. Female. Italian ancestry. Died January 8, 2005 (age 81 years, 146 days). Interment at South Florida National Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Americo Coceano (1924-2019).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
    Joe Viens Joseph Richard Viens (1938-2018) — also known as Joe Viens — of Miramar, Broward County, Fla. Born in Lawrence, Essex County, Mass., August 6, 1938. Mayor of Miramar, Fla., 1979-83; defeated, 1983, 1989. French Canadian ancestry. Died February 21, 2018 (age 79 years, 199 days). Interment at South Florida National Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Arsene Viens (1902-1970) and Winefred (Doucette) Viens (1913-1993); married 1963 to Marjorie Ann DiDio (1942-2019).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Image source: Fort Lauderdale News, April 11, 1984


    Queen of Peace Cemetery
    10941 Southern Boulevard
    Loxahatchee, Palm Beach County, Florida
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      William Joseph Campbell (1905-1988) — also known as William J. Campbell — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Lake Worth (now Lake Worth Beach), Palm Beach County, Fla. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 19, 1905. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, 1938-40; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, 1940-70; chairman, board of trustees, St. Agnes Hospital. Catholic. Died, in Good Samaritan Hospital, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla., October 19, 1988 (age 83 years, 214 days). Interment at Queen of Peace Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Campbell and Christina (Larson) Campbell; married 1937 to Mary Agnes Cloherty.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Leo J. Nowicki (1904-1990) — of Michigan. Born in Glecz, Poland, February 17, 1904. Democrat. Engineer; Wayne County Drain Commissioner, 1933-36; Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1937-38; defeated, 1938. Died September 15, 1990 (age 86 years, 210 days). Interment at Queen of Peace Cemetery.


    Hillcrest Cemetery
    West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      Roscoe Conkling McCulloch (1880-1958) — also known as Roscoe C. McCulloch — of Canton, Stark County, Ohio; Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Millersburg, Holmes County, Ohio, November 27, 1880. Republican. U.S. Representative from Ohio 16th District, 1915-21; defeated, 1912; candidate in primary for Governor of Ohio, 1920; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1929-30; defeated, 1930. Methodist. Died in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla., March 17, 1958 (age 77 years, 110 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Roscoe Conkling
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article


    Woodlawn Cemetery
    West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      Lena Marietta Thankful Clarke (1886-1967) — also known as Lena M. T. Clarke — of West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla. Born in Sheldon, Franklin County, Vt., March 1, 1886. Democrat. Postmaster at West Palm Beach, Fla., 1915-16, 1920-21 (acting, 1915-16, 1920); under suspicion for a shortage of $32,000 at the post office, she fled to Orlando, where she found Fred Miltimore, her married ex-lover, and apparently tried to get him to sign a statement confessing to the theft; when he refused, she shot and killed him; she was indicted and tried for murder, and found not guilty by reason of insanity. Female. Died in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla., August 5, 1967 (age 81 years, 157 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Rev. Almon Taylor Clarke (1840-1929) and Marietta Thankful (Whitney) Clarke (1842-1931); sister of John Paul Clarke (1880-1920).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Paul Clarke (1880-1920) — also known as J. Paul Clarke — of West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla. Born in Crown Point, Essex County, N.Y., October 7, 1880. Republican. Snake handler; taxidermist; postmaster at West Palm Beach, Fla., 1910-13; a prankster, he often left snakes in post office boxes and mailbags, to scare people. Bitten by a harlequin or coral snake, and died nineteen hours later, in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla., December 25, 1920 (age 40 years, 79 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rev. Almon Taylor Clarke (1840-1929) and Marietta Thankful (Whitney) Clarke (1842-1931); brother of Lena Marietta Thankful Clarke (1886-1967).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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