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Washington County
Iowa

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Washington County

Index to Locations

  • Ainsworth Ainsworth Cemetery
  • Brighton Hillcrest Cemetery
  • Richmond Richmond Cemetery
  • Washington Elm Grove Cemetery
  • Washington Woodlawn Cemetery


    Ainsworth Cemetery
    Ainsworth, Washington County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Fred Dickinson Letts (1875-1965) — also known as F. Dickinson Letts — of Davenport, Scott County, Iowa. Born near Ainsworth, Washington County, Iowa, April 26, 1875. Republican. District judge in Iowa 7th District, 1911-13, 1915-17; U.S. Representative from Iowa 2nd District, 1925-31; defeated, 1930; justice of District of Columbia supreme court, 1931. Died January 19, 1965 (age 89 years, 268 days). Interment at Ainsworth Cemetery.
      Relatives: Cousin *** of Lester Jesse Dickinson (1873-1968).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Hillcrest Cemetery
    Brighton, Washington County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      George Weyand (1806-1885) — of Jefferson County, Iowa. Born in Somerset County, Pa., 1806. Member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1848-49. Died in Brighton, Washington County, Iowa, 1885 (age about 79 years). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.


    Richmond Cemetery
    Richmond, Washington County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      David Bunker (d. 1886) — of Washington County, Iowa. Delegate to Iowa state constitutional convention 14th District, 1857. Died June 26, 1886. Interment at Richmond Cemetery.


    Elm Grove Cemetery
    Washington, Washington County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Smith Wildman Brookhart (1869-1944) — also known as Smith W. Brookhart — of Washington, Washington County, Iowa. Born near Arbela, Scotland County, Mo., February 2, 1869. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; school teacher; lawyer; farmer; U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1922-26, 1927-33. Member, Farm Bureau; American Legion; National Rifle Association; Knights of Pythias. Died, from heart disease, in the Veterans Administration hospital in Whipple, Yavapai County, Ariz., November 15, 1944 (age 75 years, 287 days). Interment at Elm Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Abram Colar Brookhart and Cynthia (Wildman) Brookhart; married, June 22, 1897, to Jennie Hearne.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Books about Smith Wildman Brookhart: George W. McDaniel, Smith Wildman Brookhart : Iowa's Renegade Republican
      Charles Almon Dewey (1877-1958) — also known as Charles A. Dewey — of Washington, Washington County, Iowa; Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Born in Washington, Washington County, Iowa, September 11, 1877. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; Washington County Attorney, 1909-15; district judge in Iowa, 1918-28; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Iowa, 1928-49; took senior status 1949. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Rotary; Delta Tau Delta. Died in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, March 2, 1958 (age 80 years, 172 days). Interment at Elm Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Almon Ralph Dewey (1845-1905) and Sarah Ann (Rousseau) Dewey (1848-1922); married, September 1, 1910, to Jessie Dewey (1886-1963).
      See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jessie Dewey (1886-1963) — also known as Jessie Irene Laffer; Mrs. Charles A. Dewey — of Washington, Washington County, Iowa. Born in Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa, January 17, 1886. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1928. Female. Died December 23, 1963 (age 77 years, 340 days). Interment at Elm Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Henry Laffer (1847-1904) and Georgianna (Crist) Laffer (1851-1942); married, September 1, 1910, to Charles Almon Dewey (1877-1958).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Carl J. Jungbluth (1888-1964) — of Washington, Washington County, Iowa. Born in La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis., May 19, 1888. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1944. German ancestry. Died November 14, 1964 (age 76 years, 179 days). Interment at Elm Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Peter H. Jungbluth (1860-1925) and Theresia (Schubert) Jungbluth (1860-1934); brother of Peter H. Jungbluth, Jr. (1889-1963; who married Alvina Shedesky (1891-1973)); married to Olga Augusta Smevog (1887-1978).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Woodlawn Cemetery
    Washington, Washington County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward Clayton Eicher (1878-1944) — also known as Edward C. Eicher — of Washington, Washington County, Iowa; Alexandria, Va. Born in Noble, Washington County, Iowa, December 16, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Iowa 1st District, 1933-39; member, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 1938-42; chair, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 1941-42; Judge of U.S. District Court, 1942. Mennonite. Member, Alpha Delta Phi; Phi Delta Phi. Died in Alexandria, Va., November 30, 1944 (age 65 years, 350 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Eicher and Lydia (Sommer) Eicher; married, August 19, 1908, to Hazel Mount.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article

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