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Keokuk County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Keokuk County

Index to Locations

  • Near Ollie Rock Creek Cemetery
  • Sigourney Prairie Grove Cemetery
  • Sigourney Sigourney Cemetery
  • Near Thornburg No. 16 Cemetery


    Rock Creek Cemetery
    Near Ollie, Keokuk County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Gordon Davis Bennett (1911-2001) — also known as Gordon Bennett; Connie Bennett — of Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa. Born in Hedrick, Keokuk County, Iowa, March 21, 1911. Mayor of Ottumwa, Iowa, 1962-66. Died, in Ottumwa Regional Health Center, Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa, November 15, 2001 (age 90 years, 239 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery.


    Prairie Grove Cemetery
    (formerly West Cemetery)
    Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Ezekiel Silas Sampson (1831-1892) — also known as Ezekiel S. Sampson — of Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa. Born in Huron County, Ohio, December 6, 1831. Republican. Lawyer; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; district judge in Iowa 6th District, 1867-75; U.S. Representative from Iowa 6th District, 1875-79. Died in Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa, October 7, 1892 (age 60 years, 306 days). Interment at Prairie Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Mary Polly (Merrifield) Sampson (1788-1870) and Ezekiel Sampson (1793-1853).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Sigourney Cemetery
    Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
    Frederick E. White Frederick Edward White (1844-1920) — of Iowa. Born in Prussia, January 19, 1844. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Iowa 6th District, 1891-93; candidate for Governor of Iowa, 1897, 1899, 1908. Died in Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa, January 14, 1920 (age 75 years, 360 days). Interment at Sigourney Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, August 1897


    No. 16 Cemetery
    Near Thornburg, Keokuk County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Daniel Webster Hamilton (1861-1936) — also known as Daniel W. Hamilton — of Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa. Born near Dixon, Ogle County, Ill., December 20, 1861. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Iowa 6th District, 1907-09; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1912; state court judge in Iowa, 1918. Died in a hospital at Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., August 21, 1936 (age 74 years, 245 days). Interment at No. 16 Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Daniel Webster
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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