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Adams County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Adams County

Index to Locations

  • Corning Unknown location
  • Corning Walnut Grove Cemetery

    Unknown Location
    Corning, Adams County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Daniel Webster Turner (1877-1969) — also known as Dan W. Turner — of Corning, Adams County, Iowa. Born in Corning, Adams County, Iowa, March 17, 1877. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; merchant; farmer; member of Iowa state senate, 1904; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1916 (alternate), 1928 (speaker), 1932, 1936; Governor of Iowa, 1931-33. Presbyterian. Member, United Spanish War Veterans; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons. Died April 15, 1969 (age 92 years, 29 days). Interment somewhere.
      Presumably named for: Daniel Webster
      Relatives: Son of Austin B. Turner and Almira (Baker) Turner; married, September 27, 1900, to Alice Sample.
      See also National Governors Association biography

    Walnut Grove Cemetery
    Corning, Adams County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
    Horace M. Towner Horace Mann Towner (1855-1937) — also known as Horace M. Towner — of Corning, Adams County, Iowa. Born in Belvidere, Boone County, Ill., October 23, 1855. Republican. Lawyer; Adams County Superintendent of Schools, 1881-84; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1888; district judge in Iowa 3rd District, 1891-1910; U.S. Representative from Iowa 8th District, 1911-23; Governor of Puerto Rico, 1923-29. Suffered a head injury in an accidental fall, and died ten days later, in Corning, Adams County, Iowa, November 23, 1937 (age 82 years, 31 days). Interment at Walnut Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Loop Towner (1820-1898) and Keziah B. (Brownell) Towner (1830-1906); married to Harriet Elizabeth Cole (1869-1942).
      Horace Mann Towner Primary School, in Comerío, Puerto Rico, is named for him.  — Horace Mann Towner Primary School, in Cataño, Puerto Rico, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Library of Congress

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