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Henry County
Iowa

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Henry County

Index to Locations

  • Finley Chapel Cemetery
  • Center Township Abraham Cemetery
  • Mt. Pleasant Forest Home Cemetery


    Finley Chapel Cemetery
    Henry County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Wilson Payne — also known as Charles W. Payne; Wils Payne — of Henry County, Iowa. Republican. Farmer; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1880-82. Interment at Finley Chapel Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Frank Smith Payne (1869-1933).


    Abraham Cemetery
    Center Township, Henry County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Lot Abraham (1838-1920) — of Center Township, Henry County, Iowa. Born in Butler County, Ohio, April 18, 1838. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; farmer; member of Iowa state senate, 1881-84; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1912. United Brethren. Died in Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa, July 23, 1920 (age 82 years, 96 days). Interment at Abraham Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Abraham (1806-1843) and Sarah (McCue) Abraham (1807-1872); married, September 24, 1865, to Sarah Cornelia Alden (1841-1888); married, October 22, 1891, to Mary Blount Blacker (1857-1961).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Forest Home Cemetery
    Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      James Harlan (1820-1899) — of Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa. Born in Clark County, Ill., August 26, 1820. Republican. Iowa superintendent of public instruction, 1847; president of Iowa Wesleyan College, 1853-55, 1869-70; U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1855-57, 1857-65, 1867-73; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1865-66; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1868. Methodist. Died in Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa, October 5, 1899 (age 79 years, 40 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Mary Harlan (who married Robert Todd Lincoln (1843-1926)).
      Political families: Lee-Randolph family; Lincoln-Lee family; Walker-Helm-Lincoln-Brown family of Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      The city of Harlan, Iowa, was named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS James Harlan (built 1943 at Richmond, California; wrecked and scrapped 1962) was named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
      Joshua G. Newbold (1830-1903) — of Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa. Born in Fayette County, Pa., May 12, 1830. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1870; Lieutenant Governor of Iowa, 1876-77; Governor of Iowa, 1877-78; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1880; mayor of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, 1899-1903. Presbyterian. Died June 10, 1903 (age 73 years, 29 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      See also National Governors Association biography
      William Frederick Kopp (1869-1938) — also known as William F. Kopp — of Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa. Born near Dodgeville, Des Moines County, Iowa, June 20, 1869. Republican. Member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1915; U.S. Representative from Iowa 1st District, 1921-33; defeated, 1932. Died August 24, 1938 (age 69 years, 65 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George Baker Corkhill (1838-1886) — also known as George B. Corkhill — of District of Columbia. Born in Harrison County, Ohio, 1838. U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, 1880-84. Died in Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa, 1886 (age about 48 years). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      James Lisle Gillis (1792-1881) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Hebron, Washington County, N.Y., October 2, 1792. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1840, 1851; Jefferson County Judge, 1842; member of Pennsylvania state senate 28th District, 1846-48; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 24th District, 1857-59. Died in Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa, July 8, 1881 (age 88 years, 279 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Washington Irving Babb (1844-1925) — also known as W. I. Babb — of Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa; Aurora, Kane County, Ill. Born in Des Moines County, Iowa, October 2, 1844. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1884; district judge in Iowa 2nd District, 1891-94; candidate for Governor of Iowa, 1895. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Union League. Died September 4, 1925 (age 80 years, 337 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Washington Irving
      Relatives: Son of Miles Babb and Mary (Moyer) Babb; married, October 9, 1873, to Alice Bird.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edward Kennedy Stall (1840-1932) — of Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa. Born in Pennsylvania, December, 1840. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1904 (alternate), 1916. Died November 16, 1932 (age 91 years, 0 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Kathryn Nicholson (1861-1925).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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