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Story County
Iowa

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Story County

Index to Locations

  • Ames Ames Municipal Cemetery
  • Ames Iowa State College Cemetery
  • Ames Riverview Cemetery


    Ames Municipal Cemetery
    Ames, Story County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Julius Galen Tilden (1874-1958) — also known as J. Galen Tilden — of Ames, Story County, Iowa. Born in Ames, Story County, Iowa, March 28, 1874. Dry goods merchant; mayor of Ames, Iowa, 1908-10. Congregationalist. Died in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., May 14, 1958 (age 84 years, 47 days). Interment at Ames Municipal Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lydia Ann (Cooper) Tilden (1842-1925) and George Galen Tilden; brother of Lucien Cooper Tilden; first cousin thrice removed of Stephen Daniel Tilden; second cousin twice removed of Daniel Rose Tilden; third cousin thrice removed of Moses Younglove Tilden and Samuel Jones Tilden (1814-1886).
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Otis family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Galen Tilden (1842-1892) — also known as George G. Tilden — of Ames, Story County, Iowa. Born in Rochester, Windsor County, Vt., November 6, 1842. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; mayor of Ames, Iowa, 1880-81. Congregationalist. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Ames, Story County, Iowa, July 31, 1892 (age 49 years, 268 days). Interment at Ames Municipal Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Julius Clark Tilden (1809-1892) and Elizabeth M. (Briggs) Tilden; married, September 26, 1867, to Lydia Ann Cooper (1842-1925); father of Lucien Cooper Tilden and Julius Galen Tilden; first cousin twice removed of Stephen Daniel Tilden; second cousin once removed of Daniel Rose Tilden; third cousin twice removed of Moses Younglove Tilden and Samuel Jones Tilden (1814-1886); fourth cousin once removed of Bela Edgerton, Heman Ticknor, Harrison Blodget and Calvin Tilden Hulburd.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Otis family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Lucien Cooper Tilden (1868-1953) — also known as Lucien C. Tilden — of Ames, Story County, Iowa. Born in Vermont, November 15, 1868. Department store executive; mayor of Ames, Iowa, 1897-98; postmaster at Ames, Iowa, 1925. Congregationalist. Member, Rotary. Died, in the Mary Greeley Hospital, Ames, Story County, Iowa, September 15, 1953 (age 84 years, 304 days). Interment at Ames Municipal Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lydia Ann (Cooper) Tilden (1842-1925) and George Galen Tilden; brother of Julius Galen Tilden; married to Ruth Duncan (1872-1959; daughter of John E. Duncan); first cousin thrice removed of Stephen Daniel Tilden; second cousin twice removed of Daniel Rose Tilden; third cousin thrice removed of Moses Younglove Tilden and Samuel Jones Tilden (1814-1886).
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Otis family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    John L. Stevens John Loomis Stevens (1850-1933) — also known as John L. Stevens — of Ames, Story County, Iowa; Boone, Boone County, Iowa. Born in Northfield, Washington County, Vt., May 29, 1850. Lawyer; district attorney 11th District, 1879-86; promoter of early telephone companies; organizer, Boone Brick and Tile Paving Company; district judge in Iowa 11th District, 1887-92; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1900, 1912; delegate to Progressive National Convention from Iowa, 1912; Progressive candidate for Governor of Iowa, 1912. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in Iowa, October 23, 1933 (age 83 years, 147 days). Interment at Ames Municipal Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Isaac Loomis Stevens and Harriet E. (Tucker) Stevens; married, August 10, 1876, to Rowena Estelle Edson (1852-1918).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Library of Congress
      John E. Duncan (1836-1900) — of Ames, Story County, Iowa. Born in 1836. Newspaper publisher; postmaster at Ames, Iowa, 1891. Died in 1900 (age about 64 years). Interment at Ames Municipal Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Ruth Duncan (1872-1959; who married Lucien Cooper Tilden (1868-1953)).
      Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Iowa State College Cemetery
    Ames, Story County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Adonijah Strong Welch (1821-1889) — also known as Adonijah S. Welch — of Jonesville, Hillsdale County, Mich.; Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla.; Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla.; Ames, Story County, Iowa. Born in East Hampton, Middlesex County, Conn., April 12, 1821. Republican. First principal, in 1851-65, of the Michigan State Normal School in Ypsilanti, Mich. (later Eastern Michigan University); member of Michigan state board of agriculture, 1863-66; established a lumber mill at Jacksonville, Fla.; U.S. Senator from Florida, 1868-69; first president, in 1869-83, of the Iowa Agricultural College in Ames, Iowa (later Iowa State University); college professor; author. Died in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 14, 1889 (age 67 years, 336 days). Interment at Iowa State College Cemetery.
      Welch Hall (built 1896), at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article


    Riverview Cemetery
    Ames, Story County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      William West (1822-1919) — of Ames, Story County, Iowa. Born in Williamsburg, Clermont County, Ohio, 1822. Member of Ohio state legislature, 1848; hotelier; mayor of Ames, Iowa, 1870-71. Methodist. Died in Ames, Story County, Iowa, December 29, 1919 (age about 97 years). Interment at Riverview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1847 to Harriet J. Porter.


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