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Sarasota County
Florida

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Sarasota County

Index to Locations

  • Sarasota Manasota Memorial Park
  • Sarasota St. Boniface Episcopal Church
  • Sarasota Sarasota Memorial Park
  • Venice Epiphany Cathedral Memorial Garden


    Manasota Memorial Park
    Sarasota, Sarasota County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      Lathrop Brown (1883-1959) — of St. James, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y.; Montauk, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y.; Monterey County, Calif. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 26, 1883. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York 1st District, 1913-15; defeated, 1914, 1916; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1920, 1924, 1936. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died in Fort Myers, Lee County, Fla., November 28, 1959 (age 76 years, 275 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Manasota Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Charles S. Brown and Lucy Nevins (Barnes) Brown; married, April 5, 1911, to Helen Hooper.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. Boniface Episcopal Church
    Sarasota, Sarasota County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      John Levi Cable (1884-1971) — also known as John L. Cable — of Lima, Allen County, Ohio. Born in Lima, Allen County, Ohio, April 15, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; director and counsel, Lima Telephone and Telegraph Co., Napoleon Telephone Co., Lima Toledo Railroad, Lima City Street Railway Co.; Allen County Prosecuting Attorney; U.S. Representative from Ohio 4th District, 1921-25, 1929-33; defeated, 1912; candidate in primary for Governor of Ohio, 1924; candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1936. Episcopalian or Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Elks; Moose; Grange; Junior Order; Kiwanis. Died in Lima, Allen County, Ohio, September 15, 1971 (age 87 years, 153 days). Entombed at St. Boniface Episcopal Church.
      Relatives: Son of Davis J. Cable and Mary (Harnley) Cable; married to Rhea Watson; great-grandson of Joseph Cable (1801-1880).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Dwight (1903-1996) — of Holyoke, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Holyoke, Hampden County, Mass., August 10, 1903. Republican. Hampden County Commissioner, 1946-48; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1948, 1964. Died in Sarasota, Sarasota County, Fla., June 4, 1996 (age 92 years, 299 days). Cremated; ashes interred at St. Boniface Episcopal Church.
      Relatives: Son of Minnie Ryan Dwight; father of Donald R. Dwight (born1931).
      Political family: Dwight family of Holyoke, Massachusetts.


    Sarasota Memorial Park
    Sarasota, Sarasota County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      Wallace G. Wilkinson (1941-2002) — also known as "The Weasel" — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Casey County, Ky., December 12, 1941. Democrat. Governor of Kentucky, 1987-91. During bankruptcy proceedings in 2001, it was revealed that Wilkinson had been operating a Ponzi scheme, and that his liabilities exceeded his assets by $300 million; he repeatedly refused to answer questions under oath, invoking his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. However, he died before any prosecution could take place. Died, of lymphatic cancer and a stroke, in St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., July 5, 2002 (age 60 years, 205 days). Entombed at Sarasota Memorial Park.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier


    Epiphany Cathedral Memorial Garden
    350 Tampa AVenue
    Venice, Sarasota County, Florida
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Russell H. Strange II (1934-2001) — of Mt. Pleasant, Isabella County, Mich. Born in Mt. Pleasant, Isabella County, Mich., September 18, 1934. Republican. Tree farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1957-70 (Isabella District 1957-64, 100th District 1965-70); defeated in primary, 1970; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1968. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Sigma Chi; American Political Science Association; Rotary; Grange; Elks. Died in North Port, Sarasota County, Fla., December 6, 2001 (age 67 years, 79 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Epiphany Cathedral Memorial Garden.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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