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Linn County
Iowa

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Linn County

Index to Locations

  • Cedar Rapids Cedar Memorial Cemetery
  • Cedar Rapids Linwood Cemetery
  • Cedar Rapids Oak Hill Cemetery
  • Marion Oak Shade Cemetery


    Cedar Memorial Cemetery
    Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Bourke Blakemore Hickenlooper (1896-1971) — also known as Bourke B. Hickenlooper — of Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa. Born in Blockton, Taylor County, Iowa, July 21, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1934-38; Lieutenant Governor of Iowa, 1939-43; Governor of Iowa, 1943-45; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1944, 1952, 1956 (speaker), 1960; U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1945-69. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Odd Fellows; Moose; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died in Shelter Island, Suffolk County, N.Y., September 4, 1971 (age 75 years, 45 days). Entombed at Cedar Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Verna Eileen Bensch (1897-1970).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Robert M. L. Johnson (1921-2009) — of Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa. Born in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, January 6, 1921. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; newspaper reporter; radio and television newsman; mayor of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1962-67; candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 2nd District, 1966; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1979-82; candidate for Iowa state senate 25th District, 1982. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Optimist Club; Delta Phi Epsilon. Died in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, April 13, 2009 (age 88 years, 97 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Cedar Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Max L. Johnson and Nell (Lanphear) Johnson; married, July 20, 1941, to Edna Mae Haldy (died 1997).
      Milo J. Sedlacek (1898-1955) — of Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa. Born in 1898. Mayor of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1953-54. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1955 (age about 57 years). Interment at Cedar Memorial Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Linwood Cemetery
    Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Ernest Robert Moore (1868-1957) — also known as E. R. Moore — of Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa. Born in Anamosa, Jones County, Iowa, November 1, 1868. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1908; member of Iowa state legislature, 1900; Lieutenant Governor of Iowa, 1917-21. Member, Freemasons. Died in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, March 4, 1957 (age 88 years, 123 days). Interment at Linwood Cemetery.


    Oak Hill Cemetery
    Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
    James W. Good James William Good (1866-1929) — also known as James W. Good; "Jimmy Good" — of Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa. Born near Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, September 24, 1866. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Iowa 5th District, 1909-21; U.S. Secretary of War, 1929; died in office 1929. Presbyterian. Swiss ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., November 18, 1929 (age 63 years, 55 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Good and Margaret Elizabeth (Combs) Good; married, October 4, 1894, to Lucy Deacon.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Image source: Time Magazine, September 2, 1929
      James Harvey Rothrock (1829-1899) — also known as James H. Rothrock — of Tipton, Cedar County, Iowa. Born in Milroy, Mifflin County, Pa., June 1, 1829. Member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1861; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; justice of Iowa state supreme court, 1876-96. Died in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, January 14, 1899 (age 69 years, 227 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      John Taylor Hamilton (1843-1925) — also known as John T. Hamilton — of Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa. Born near Geneseo, Henry County, Ill., October 16, 1843. Democrat. Mayor of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1878; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1885-91; Speaker of the Iowa State House of Representatives, 1890-91; U.S. Representative from Iowa 5th District, 1891-93; candidate for Governor of Iowa, 1914. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, January 25, 1925 (age 81 years, 101 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Otis Pratt (1838-1931) — of Iowa. Born in Maine, 1838. Republican. Member of Iowa state legislature, 1870; U.S. Representative from Iowa 4th District, 1873-77. Died in 1931 (age about 93 years). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Greene Dows (1864-1926) — also known as William G. Dows — of Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa. Born in Clayton County, Iowa, August 12, 1864. Republican. President, Iowa Railway and Light Company, Cedar Rapids & Iowa City Railway; Iowa Electric Company; Central States Electric Company; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1897-99; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1912. Presbyterian. Scottish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Elks; United Spanish War Veterans; Loyal Legion. Died, in University Hospital, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, November 25, 1926 (age 62 years, 105 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Stephen Leland Dows (1832-1909) and Henrietta Weddell (Safley) Dows (1834-1893); married, October 9, 1890, to Margaret B. Cook; third cousin thrice removed of Nathan Read (1759-1849).
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Saltonstall-Weeks family of Massachusetts; Weeks-Bigelow-Andrew-Prescott family; Hamlin-Bemis-Stowell-Appleton family of Bangor, Maine; Hoar-Sherman family of Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oak Shade Cemetery
    Marion, Linn County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      William Smyth (1824-1870) — of Marion, Linn County, Iowa. Born in County Tyrone, Ireland (now Northern Ireland), January 3, 1824. Republican. District judge in Iowa 4th District, 1853-57; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1860; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Iowa 2nd District, 1869-70; died in office 1870. Died in Marion, Linn County, Iowa, September 30, 1870 (age 46 years, 270 days). Interment at Oak Shade Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William George Thompson (1830-1911) — also known as William G. Thompson — of Marion, Linn County, Iowa. Born in Pennsylvania, 1830. Republican. U.S. Representative from Iowa 5th District, 1879-83; member of Iowa state legislature, 1880. Died in 1911 (age about 81 years). Interment at Oak Shade Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of John McCandless Thompson (1829-1903).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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