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Dubuque County
Iowa

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Dubuque County

Index to Locations

  • Dubuque Linwood Cemetery
  • Dubuque Mt. Olivet Cemetery


    Linwood Cemetery
    Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
    David B. Henderson David Bremner Henderson (1840-1906) — also known as David B. Henderson — of Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa. Born in Old Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, March 14, 1840. Republican. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 3rd Iowa District, 1865-69; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1880, 1888, 1896 (speaker); U.S. Representative from Iowa 3rd District, 1883-1903; Speaker of the U.S. House, 1899-1903. Scottish ancestry. Wounded during the Civil War, in 1863, and lost a leg. Died in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, February 25, 1906 (age 65 years, 348 days). Interment at Linwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
    William B. Allison William Boyd Allison (1829-1908) — also known as William B. Allison — of Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio; Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa. Born in a log cabin in Perry, Wayne County, Ohio, March 2, 1829. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1860, 1904; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Iowa 3rd District, 1863-71; U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1873-1908; died in office 1908; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1888, 1896. Died, from kidney disease and prostate enlargement, in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, August 4, 1908 (age 79 years, 155 days). Interment at Linwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Allison and Mary Allison; married 1854 to Anna Carter.
      Cross-reference: James R. Sheffield
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, September 1908
      Stephen P. Hempstead (1812-1883) — of Iowa. Born in New London, New London County, Conn., October 1, 1812. Lawyer; member Iowa territorial council, 1838-48; delegate to Iowa state constitutional convention from Dubuque, Delaware, Black Hawk and Fayette counties, 1844; Governor of Iowa, 1850-54. Congregationalist. Died in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, February 16, 1883 (age 70 years, 138 days). Interment at Linwood Cemetery.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
    John Taylor Adams John Taylor Adams (1862-1939) — also known as John T. Adams — of Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa. Born in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, December 22, 1862. Republican. Door and sash manufacturer; member of Republican National Committee from Iowa, 1912-24; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1921-24; Vice-Chair of Republican National Committee, 1917-21; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1924. Died, following a heart attack, in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, October 28, 1939 (age 76 years, 310 days). Interment at Linwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Shubael Pratt Adams (1817-1894) and Diana R. (Taylor) Adams; married, May 19, 1902, to Winifred Rose (1878-1943).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Library of Congress
      Shubael Pratt Adams (1817-1894) — also known as Shubael P. Adams — of Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass.; Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa. Born in Medfield, Norfolk County, Mass., February 5, 1817. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1845, 1857; delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1853; candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa, 1862. Died in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, March 14, 1894 (age 77 years, 37 days). Interment at Linwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Nehemiah Adams (1773-1854) and Mary (Clark) Adams (1777-1821); married to Lydia Stetson (1816-1853); married, December 4, 1853, to Diancy Rawson Taylor (1825-1914); father of John Taylor Adams (1862-1939).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Frederick W. Carberry (1875-1938) — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, February 3, 1875. Republican. Music teacher; musical instrument dealer; director of community singing; performed, Republican National Convention, 1920 ; blind in his later years. Died, from heart disease, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., January 27, 1938 (age 62 years, 358 days). Interment at Linwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Alma Charlotte Schwanke.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mt. Olivet Cemetery
    Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      George Wallace Jones (1804-1896) — also known as George W. Jones — of Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa. Born in Vincennes, Knox County, Ind., April 12, 1804. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Black Hawk War; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Michigan Territory, 1835-36; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Wisconsin Territory, 1836-39; U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1848-59; U.S. Minister to New Grenada, 1859-61. Welsh ancestry. In 1861, was arrested in New York City by order of Secretary of State William H. Seward on a charge of disloyalty, based on correspondence with his friend Jefferson Davis; imprisoned for 64 days; released by order of President Abraham Lincoln. Slaveowner. Died in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, July 22, 1896 (age 92 years, 101 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Rice Jones (1759-1824); brother-in-law of John Scott (1782-1861) and Andrew Scott; brother of Myers F. Jones and John Rice Jones (1792-1845); uncle of John Rice Homer Scott.
      Political family: Jones family of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.
      Jones County, Iowa is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
      Richard Louis Murphy (1875-1936) — also known as Louis Murphy — of Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa. Born in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, November 6, 1875. Democrat. Newspaper editor; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1920, 1936; U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1933-36; died in office 1936. Catholic. Died in an automobile accident near Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, Wis., July 16, 1936 (age 60 years, 253 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Maurice Connolly (1877-1921) — of Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa. Born in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, March 13, 1877. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Iowa 3rd District, 1913-15; candidate for U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1914; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1916 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); postmaster at Dubuque, Iowa, 1917-18. Member, Elks. Died in an airplane accident near Indian Head, Charles County, Md., May 28, 1921 (age 44 years, 76 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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