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Lee County
Iowa

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Lee County

Index to Locations

  • Keokuk Oakland Cemetery
  • Keokuk St. Peter's Cemetery
  • Montrose Montrose Cemetery


    Oakland Cemetery
    Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      George Washington McCrary (1835-1890) — of Iowa. Born near Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Ind., August 29, 1835. Republican. Member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1857; member of Iowa state senate, 1861-65; U.S. Representative from Iowa 1st District, 1869-77; member of Republican National Committee from Iowa, 1870-72; U.S. Secretary of War, 1877-79; Judge of U.S. Circuit Court for the 8th Circuit, 1879-84; resigned 1884. Died in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., June 23, 1890 (age 54 years, 298 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: George Washington
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article
      John Nichol Irwin (1847-1905) — also known as John N. Irwin — of Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa. Born in Butler County, Ohio, December 25, 1847. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1875; mayor of Keokuk, Iowa, 1876, 1887; Governor of Idaho Territory, 1883; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1888; Governor of Arizona Territory, 1891-92; U.S. Minister to Portugal, 1899-1900. Died in Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark., December 22, 1905 (age 57 years, 362 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      James Bruen Howell (1816-1880) — also known as James B. Howell — of Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa. Born near Morristown, Morris County, N.J., July 4, 1816. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1856 (member, Platform Committee); U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1870-71. Died June 17, 1880 (age 63 years, 349 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elias Howell (1792-1844).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Samuel Freeman Miller (1816-1890) — Born in Richmond, Madison County, Ky., April 5, 1816. Republican. Lawyer; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1862-90; died in office 1890. Unitarian. Died in Washington, D.C., October 13, 1890 (age 74 years, 191 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frederick Miller and Patsy (Freeman) Miller; married to Lucy Ballinger; married 1857 to Elizabeth Winter.
      See also federal judicial profile — NNDB dossier
      Books about Samuel Freeman Miller: Michael A. Ross, Justice of Shattered Dreams: Samuel Freeman Miller and the Supreme Court During the Civil War Era
      John Bruce (1832-1901) — of Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa; Prairie Bluff, Wilcox County, Ala. Born in Stirlingshire, Scotland, February 16, 1832. Lawyer; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1872-74; U.S. District Judge for Alabama, 1875-1901; died in office 1901. Scottish ancestry. Died in Walters Park, Berks County, Pa., October 1, 1901 (age 69 years, 227 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Johnathan McCarty (1795-1852) — of Connersville, Fayette County, Ind.; Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa. Born in Culpeper County, Va., August 3, 1795. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1818-19; Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1824, 1840; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1831-37 (3rd District 1831-33, 5th District 1833-37); defeated, 1836. Died in Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, March 30, 1852 (age 56 years, 240 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Enoch McCarty, Benjamin McCarty and Abner McCarty; uncle of William Monroe McCarty (1816-?).
      Political family: McCarty family of Indiana.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Samuel Ryan Curtis (1805-1866) — also known as Samuel R. Curtis — of Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa. Born near Champlain, Clinton County, N.Y., February 3, 1805. Republican. U.S. Representative from Iowa 1st District, 1857-61. Died in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, December 25, 1866 (age 61 years, 325 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Samuel Mercer Clark (1842-1900) — also known as Samuel M. Clark — of Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa. Born near Keosauqua, Van Buren County, Iowa, October 11, 1842. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1880; U.S. Representative from Iowa 1st District, 1895-99. Died in Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, August 11, 1900 (age 57 years, 304 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. Peter's Cemetery
    Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Daniel Fry Miller (1814-1895) — also known as Daniel F. Miller; "Nestor of the Iowa Bar" — of Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa; Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa. Born in Cumberland, Allegany County, Md., October 4, 1814. Lawyer; member of Iowa territorial House of Representatives, 1840; U.S. Representative from Iowa 1st District, 1850-51; defeated (Whig), 1848; Presidential Elector for Iowa, 1856; mayor of Fort Madison, Iowa, 1858-59; Independent candidate for justice of Iowa state supreme court, 1860; mayor of Keokuk, Iowa, 1873; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1894. Died in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., December 9, 1895 (age 81 years, 66 days). Interment at St. Peter's Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Montrose Cemetery
    Montrose, Lee County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Augustus Kennedy (1869-1951) — also known as Charles A. Kennedy — of Montrose, Lee County, Iowa. Born in Montrose, Lee County, Iowa, March 24, 1869. Republican. Member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1903; U.S. Representative from Iowa 1st District, 1907-21. Died January 10, 1951 (age 81 years, 292 days). Interment at Montrose Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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