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Johnson County
Iowa

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Johnson County

Index to Locations

  • Iowa City Municipal Cemetery
  • Iowa City Oakland Cemetery
  • Iowa City St. Joseph's Cemetery
  • Lone Tree Lone Tree Cemetery


    Municipal Cemetery
    Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Coe Isaac Crawford (1858-1944) — also known as Coe I. Crawford — of Pierre, Hughes County, S.Dak.; Huron, Beadle County, S.Dak. Born near Volney, Allamakee County, Iowa, January 14, 1858. Republican. Lawyer; Hughes County State's Attorney, 1886-88; member Dakota territorial council, 1889; member of South Dakota state senate 24th District, 1889-90; South Dakota state attorney general, 1893-97; candidate for U.S. Representative from South Dakota at-large, 1896; attorney for Chicago & North Western Railroad, 1897-1905; Governor of South Dakota, 1907-09; delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1908; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1909-15. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association. Died in Yankton, Yankton County, S.Dak., April 25, 1944 (age 86 years, 102 days). Interment at Municipal Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Crawford and Sarah (Shannon) Crawford; married, October 4, 1884, to May Robinson (died); married, November 26, 1896, to Lavinia Robinson.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Oakland Cemetery
    Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Jordan Kirkwood (1813-1894) — also known as Samuel J. Kirkwood — of Richland County, Ohio; Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa. Born in Harford County, Md., December 20, 1813. Republican. Delegate to Ohio state constitutional convention from Richland County, 1850-51; member of Iowa state senate, 1856; Governor of Iowa, 1860-64, 1876-77; resigned 1877; U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1866-67, 1877-81; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1881-82. Died in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, September 1, 1894 (age 80 years, 255 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Robert Lucas (1781-1853) — of Piketon, Pike County, Ohio; Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa. Born in Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, Va. (now W.Va.), April 1, 1781. Democrat. Member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1808-09, 1831-32; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Ohio state senate, 1814-22, 1824-30; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1820, 1828; Governor of Ohio, 1832-36; defeated, 1830; Governor of Iowa Territory, 1838-41; candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1842; delegate to Iowa state constitutional convention from Johnson County, 1844. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died February 7, 1853 (age 71 years, 312 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Lucas (1742-1814) and Susannah (Barnes) Lucas (1745-1809); married, April 4, 1810, to Eliza Brown; married, March 7, 1816, to Friendly A. Sumner.
      Lucas counties in Iowa and Ohio are named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article
      Emlin McClain (1851-1915) — of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa; Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa. Born in Salem, Columbiana County, Ohio, November 25, 1851. Republican. Lawyer; private secretary to U.S. Sen. George G. Wright, 1875-77; law professor; justice of Iowa state supreme court, 1901-12; chief justice of Iowa state supreme court, 1906-12. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Beta Theta Pi; Phi Delta Phi; American Bar Association. Died suddenly, of apoplexy, in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, May 25, 1915 (age 63 years, 181 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William McClain; married, February 19, 1879, to Ellen Griffiths (born 1855).
      Rush Clark (1834-1879) — of Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa. Born in Schellsburg, Bedford County, Pa., October 1, 1834. Republican. Lawyer; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1860-64, 1876; Speaker of the Iowa State House of Representatives, 1862-63; U.S. Representative from Iowa 5th District, 1877-79; died in office 1879. Died in Washington, D.C., April 29, 1879 (age 44 years, 210 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Clifton Clark Coldren (1869-1949) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Glencoe, Cook County, Ill. Born in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, August 22, 1869. Vice-president in charge of export, Quaker Oats Company; Honorary Consul for Estonia in Chicago, Ill., 1935. Died in Glencoe, Cook County, Ill., August 12, 1949 (age 79 years, 355 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Newton Coldren (1843-1905) and Phila Isabel (Clark) Coldren (1845-1920); married to Elizabeth Griffith (1868-1944).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Nagle (1900-1996) — of Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa. Born in Milton, Van Buren County, Iowa, September 26, 1900. Republican. Lumber business; banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1956; Iowa Republican state chair, 1961-63; member of Republican National Committee from Iowa, 1961-63. Methodist. Member, Beta Gamma Sigma; Rotary; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in December, 1996 (age 96 years, 0 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lee Nagle (1870-1942) and Sarah Elizabeth (Bell) Nagle (1870-1949); married, June 20, 1931, to Kathryn Ruth Cochrane (1906-1968).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Joseph's Cemetery
    Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Martin Joseph Wade (1861-1931) — also known as Martin J. Wade — of Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa. Born in Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt., October 20, 1861. Democrat. Lawyer; district judge in Iowa 8th District, 1893-1903; law professor; U.S. Representative from Iowa 2nd District, 1903-05; candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1912; speaker, Democratic National Convention, 1912 ; member of Democratic National Committee from Iowa, 1912; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Iowa, 1915-31; died in office 1931. Member, American Bar Association. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 16, 1931 (age 69 years, 178 days). Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Michael Wade and Mary (Breen) Wade; married, April 4, 1888, to Mary Gertrude McGovern.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Lone Tree Cemetery
    Lone Tree, Johnson County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Allan W. Ricker (1869-1955) — also known as Allen W. Ricker — of Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa; Pittsburg, Crawford County, Kan.; Ellsworth, Hamilton County, Iowa; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn.; West St. Paul, Dakota County, Minn. Born in Johnson County, Iowa, December 15, 1869. Socialist. Newspaper editor; People's candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 2nd District, 1898; candidate for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1912; candidate for New York state assembly from New York County 12th District, 1917. Died in Los Angeles County, Calif., February 11, 1955 (age 85 years, 58 days). Interment at Lone Tree Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob Ricker (1830-1913) and Elizabeth (Benjamin) Ricker (1831-1902); married, June 28, 1893, to Jesse Williams (1869-1948).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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