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Clarke County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Clarke County

Index to Locations

  • Osceola Maple Hill Cemetery
  • Near Osceola Green Bay Cemetery

    Maple Hill Cemetery
    Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Manoah Bostic Reese (1839-1917) — also known as Manoah B. Reese — of Wahoo, Saunders County, Neb.; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Macoupin County, Ill., September 5, 1839. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1875; District Attorney, 4th District, 1876-83; justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1884-90, 1908-15; chief justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1888-90. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Sedan, Chautauqua County, Kan., 1917 (age about 77 years). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Simon Reese and Mary Ann (Steidly) Reese; married, January 1, 1862, to Carrie Burrows (1840-1901).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Lloyd Thurston (1880-1970) — of Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa. Born in Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa, March 27, 1880. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; member of Iowa state senate, 1920-24; U.S. Representative from Iowa, 1925-39 (8th District 1925-33, 5th District 1933-39); candidate for U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1938. Protestant. Member, American Legion; United Spanish War Veterans; Rotary. Died in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, May 7, 1970 (age 90 years, 41 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of S. Thurston and Margaret (Maloy) Thurston; married, January 13, 1910, to Louella Bolibaugh.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Green Bay Cemetery
    Near Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Smiley Hughes Bonham (1814-1879) — also known as Smiley H. Bonham — of Johnson County, Iowa; Clarke County, Iowa. Born in Ohio, May 30, 1814. Speaker of the Iowa State House of Representatives, 1848-49. Died April 18, 1879 (age 64 years, 323 days). Interment at Green Bay Cemetery.

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