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Black Hawk County
Iowa

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Black Hawk County

Index to Locations

  • Cedar Falls Fairview Cemetery
  • Waterloo Elmwood Cemetery
  • Waterloo Fairview Cemetery
  • Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery


    Fairview Cemetery
    Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Peter Melendy (1823-1901) — of Iowa. Born February 9, 1823. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1868. Died October 18, 1901 (age 78 years, 251 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.


    Elmwood Cemetery
    226 Elmwood Street
    Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
    Horace Boies Horace Boies (1827-1923) — of Hamburg, Erie County, N.Y.; Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa; Palermo Township, Grundy County, Iowa; Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Aurora, Erie County, N.Y., December 7, 1827. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Erie County 3rd District, 1857; Governor of Iowa, 1890-94; defeated, 1893; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1892; candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 3rd District, 1902. French and English ancestry. Died in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 4, 1923 (age 95 years, 118 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Heber Boies (1795-1873) and Ester 'Hattie' (Henshaw) Boies (1798-1852); married, May 10, 1848, to Adella King (died 1855); married 1858 to Versalia M. Barber; father of Herbert B. Boies; second cousin twice removed of David Henshaw; third cousin once removed of Amos Gustine (1789-1844) and Andrew Isbell Henshaw; third cousin twice removed of Charles Pennell Crosby.
      Political family: Henshaw-Torrey family of Claiborne, Alabama.
      Cross-reference: Frederick W. Hossfeld
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, October 1902
      Philip C. Hanna (1857-1929) — of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa; Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa. Born in Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa, June 27, 1857. Republican. U.S. Consul in La Guaira, 1891-94; Trinidad, 1897; San Juan, 1897-98; Honorary Consul for Venezuela in Des Moines, Iowa, 1895-97; U.S. Consul General in Monterrey, 1899-1919. Died in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., February 17, 1929 (age 71 years, 235 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George W. Hanna and Mary (Melrose) Hanna; married 1891 to Lulu May Cornick; great-grandnephew of Winfield Scott (1786-1866).
      Political family: Scott-DeHart-Hanna family of New Jersey and Alabama.
      Charles Edgar Pickett (1866-1930) — also known as Charles E. Pickett — of Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa. Born in Bonaparte, Van Buren County, Iowa, January 14, 1866. Republican. Lawyer; banker; U.S. Representative from Iowa 3rd District, 1909-13; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1920 (member, Credentials Committee; member, Resolutions Committee). Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Elks; Knights of Pythias. Died in 1930 (age about 64 years). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edgar C. Pickett and Glorvina (Ballard) Pickett; married, June 17, 1902, to India Ryan.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Herbert B. Boies (1867-1930) — of Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa. Born in Iowa, 1867. Lawyer; district judge in Iowa 10th District, 1915-20. Died January 14, 1930 (age about 62 years). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Horace Boies and Versalia (Barber) Boies; second cousin thrice removed of David Henshaw; third cousin twice removed of Amos Gustine (1789-1844) and Andrew Isbell Henshaw; fourth cousin once removed of Charles Pennell Crosby.
      Political family: Henshaw-Torrey family of Claiborne, Alabama.


    Fairview Cemetery
    Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Matt Parrott — of Black Hawk County, Iowa. Lieutenant Governor of Iowa, 1896-98. Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      John Washington Rath (1872-1951) — also known as John W. Rath — of Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa. Born in Ackley, Hardin County, Iowa, February 26, 1872. Republican. Meatpacking executive; president, First National Bank of Waterloo; director, Illinois Central Railroad; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1944. Presbyterian. German ancestry. Member, Rotary; Newcomen Society; Union League; Elks; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died, from cerebral thrombosis, in Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa, December 22, 1951 (age 79 years, 299 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Rath (1840-1914) and Elizabeth (Moser) Rath (1843-1917); brother of William Tecumseh Sherman Rath (1868-1952); married, August 21, 1895, to Maud Harbin (1875-1961).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Memorial Park Cemetery
    Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      John Williams Gwynne (1889-1972) — also known as John W. Gwynne — of Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa. Born in Victor, Iowa County, Iowa, October 20, 1889. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; municipal judge in Iowa, 1920-26; Black Hawk County Attorney, 1929-34; U.S. Representative from Iowa 3rd District, 1935-49; member, Federal Trade Commission, 1953-59; chair, Federal Trade Commission, 1955-59. Episcopalian. Member, Order of the Coif; American Legion; Elks. Died in Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa, July 5, 1972 (age 82 years, 259 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Williams Gwynne and Katherine (McGilway) Gwynne.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Albert Clinton Willford (1877-1937) — also known as Albert C. Willford — of Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa. Born in Vinton, Benton County, Iowa, 1877. Democrat. Merchant; U.S. Representative from Iowa 3rd District, 1933-35; defeated, 1934, 1936. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1937 (age about 60 years). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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