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Scott County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Scott County

Index to Locations

  • Davenport Fairmount Cemetery
  • Davenport Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery
  • Davenport Mt. Nebo Hebrew Cemetery
  • Davenport Oakdale Memorial Gardens
  • Davenport Pine Hill Cemetery
  • Le Claire Glendale Cemetery


    Fairmount Cemetery
    Davenport, Scott County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Rudolph Rohlfs (1856-1926) — of Davenport, Scott County, Iowa. Born in Iowa, February, 1856. Republican. Insurance agent; button manufacturer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1912. Lutheran. German ancestry. Died April 8, 1926 (age 70 years, 0 days). Interment at Fairmount Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of M. J. Rohlfs and Eliza (Rohde) Rohlfs.
      Milton Deatherage (1863-1936) — of Rio, Knox County, Ill. Born in Rio, Knox County, Ill., August 7, 1863. Democrat. Farmer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1920. Died in Rio, Knox County, Ill., February 17, 1936 (age 72 years, 194 days). Interment at Fairmount Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery
    (formerly St. Marguerite's Cemetery)
    Davenport, Scott County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Jeremiah Henry Murphy (1835-1893) — also known as Jeremiah H. Murphy; Jerrie Murphy — of Davenport, Scott County, Iowa. Born in Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass., February 13, 1835. Democrat. Mayor of Davenport, Iowa, 1873-74, 1879-80; member of Iowa state legislature, 1870; U.S. Representative from Iowa 2nd District, 1883-87. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died in Washington, D.C., December 10, 1893 (age 58 years, 300 days). Interment at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Timothy Murphy (1806-1866) and Gerusha (Shattuck) Murphy (1814-1901).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Mt. Nebo Hebrew Cemetery
    1350 East 39th Street
    Davenport, Scott County, Iowa
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Emanuel Philip Adler (1872-1949) — also known as E. P. Adler — of Davenport, Scott County, Iowa. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., September 30, 1872. Republican. Newspaper publisher; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1932. Jewish. Died, in St. Luke's Hospital, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, March 2, 1949 (age 76 years, 153 days). Interment at Mt. Nebo Hebrew Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Philipp Emanuel Adler (1840-1899) and Bertha (Blade) Adler (1848-1898); married to Lena Rothschild (1872-1926).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oakdale Memorial Gardens
    (formerly Oakdale Cemetery)
    Davenport, Scott County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      John Forrest Dillon (1831-1914) — also known as John F. Dillon — of Davenport, Scott County, Iowa. Born in Northampton, Montgomery County (now Fulton County), N.Y., December 25, 1831. Lawyer; law professor; author; district judge in Iowa 7th District, 1859-63; justice of Iowa state supreme court, 1864-69; chief justice of Iowa state supreme court, 1867-69; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, 1870-79. Member, American Bar Association. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 5, 1914 (age 82 years, 131 days). Interment at Oakdale Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Married to Anna Price (died 1898; daughter of Hiram Price (1814-1901)).
      See also Wikipedia article
      Hiram Price (1814-1901) — of Davenport, Scott County, Iowa. Born in Pennsylvania, January 10, 1814. Republican. Banker; U.S. Representative from Iowa 2nd District, 1863-69, 1877-81; U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1881-85. Died May 30, 1901 (age 87 years, 140 days). Interment at Oakdale Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Father of Anna Price (who married John Forrest Dillon (1831-1914)).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James Thorington (1816-1887) — of Davenport, Scott County, Iowa. Born in Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C., May 7, 1816. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Davenport, Iowa, 1843-47; U.S. Representative from Iowa 2nd District, 1855-57; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1856; Scott County Sheriff, 1861-65; U.S. Commercial Agent (Consul) in Aspinwall, 1872-82. Member, Odd Fellows; Ancient Order of United Workmen; Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons. Died in Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, N.M., June 12, 1887 (age 71 years, 36 days). Interment at Oakdale Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of John H. Thorington (born c.1800); married to Mary Parker (1821-1886).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James Grant (1812-1891) — of Davenport, Scott County, Iowa. Born near Enfield, Halifax County, N.C., December 12, 1812. Lawyer; member of Iowa territorial House of Representatives, 1842-43; delegate to Iowa state constitutional convention from Scott County, 1844; delegate to Iowa state constitutional convention from Scott County, 1846; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1852-53; Speaker of the Iowa State House of Representatives, 1852-53; mayor of Davenport, Iowa, 1854-55; president, Chicago and Rock Island Railroad. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., March 14, 1891 (age 78 years, 92 days). Interment at Oakdale Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Uncle of James Benton Grant (1848-1911).
      John Parsons Cook (1817-1872) — also known as John P. Cook — of Davenport, Scott County, Iowa. Born in Whitestown, Oneida County, N.Y., August 31, 1817. Member of Iowa state legislature, 1850; U.S. Representative from Iowa 2nd District, 1853-55. Died in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, April 17, 1872 (age 54 years, 230 days). Interment at Oakdale Memorial Gardens.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Joseph Reed Lane (1858-1931) — also known as Joe R. Lane — of Davenport, Scott County, Iowa. Born in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, May 6, 1858. Republican. U.S. Representative from Iowa 2nd District, 1899-1901; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1908, 1916, 1928 (member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee). Died May 1, 1931 (age 72 years, 360 days). Interment at Oakdale Memorial Gardens.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Charles August Ficke (1850-1931) — also known as Charles A. Ficke — of Davenport, Scott County, Iowa. Born in Beitzenburg, Germany, April 21, 1850. Democrat. Lawyer; Scott County Attorney, 1886-88; mayor of Davenport, Iowa, 1890-92. German ancestry. Died in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, December 10, 1931 (age 81 years, 233 days). Interment at Oakdale Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of Christoph Ficke and Elisabeth (Praesent) Ficke; married, March 23, 1882, to Frances 'Fannie' Davison.
      George Titus Baker (1857-1940) — also known as George T. Baker — of Davenport, Scott County, Iowa. Born in Homestead, Iowa County, Iowa, 1857. Civil engineer; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1895; mayor of Davenport, Iowa, 1898-1900. Died in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, December 13, 1940 (age about 83 years). Interment at Oakdale Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of A. W. Baker (1819-1868) and Freelove M. (Kenyon) Baker (1820-1912); married to Clara Isabel Poole (1859-1919).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Addison Hiatt Sanders (1823-1912) — also known as Addison H. Sanders — of Davenport, Scott County, Iowa. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, September 13, 1823. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; postmaster at Davenport, Iowa, 1865-69; secretary of Montana Territory, 1870-72. Died in Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa, November 7, 1912 (age 89 years, 55 days). Interment at Oakdale Memorial Gardens.


    Pine Hill Cemetery
    1530 East 39th Street
    Davenport, Scott County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Nicholas J. Rusch — of Davenport, Scott County, Iowa. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1860; Lieutenant Governor of Iowa, 1860-62. Interment at Pine Hill Cemetery.


    Glendale Cemetery
    Le Claire, Scott County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
    Samuel Rinnah Van_Sant Samuel Rinnah Van Sant (1844-1936) — also known as Samuel R. Van Sant — of Winona, Winona County, Minn.; Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Rock Island, Rock Island County, Ill., May 11, 1844. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 15, 1893-96; Speaker of the Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1895-96; Governor of Minnesota, 1901-05; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1904, 1916, 1932. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Attica, Fountain County, Ind., October 3, 1936 (age 92 years, 145 days). Interment at Glendale Cemetery.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, December 1902

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