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Warren County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Warren County

Index to Locations

  • Indianola Odd Fellows Cemetery
  • New Virginia New Virginia Cemetery

    Odd Fellows Cemetery
    Indianola, Warren County, Iowa
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Orlando Harrison Baker (1830-1913) — also known as Orlando H. Baker — of Indianola, Warren County, Iowa. Born in Union County, Ind., September 16, 1830. College professor; newspaper editor; U.S. Consul in Copenhagen, 1892-94; Sydney, 1900-08; Sandakan, 1908-13, died in office 1913. Died, from uremia, on board the steamship Thomas, en route to San Francisco, in the North Pacific Ocean, August 6, 1913 (age 82 years, 324 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mary Catherine Ridley (1837-1890).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Don Lytton Berry (1880-1974) — also known as Don L. Berry — of Indianola, Warren County, Iowa. Born in Indianola, Warren County, Iowa, October 8, 1880. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1936 (member, Resolutions Committee). Methodist. Member, Farm Bureau; Rotary. Died November 11, 1974 (age 94 years, 34 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William H. Berry and Alice M. (Barker) Berry; married, October 10, 1905, to Bertha Sloan (1880-1966).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    New Virginia Cemetery
    New Virginia, Warren County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
    William S. Beardsley William S. Beardsley (1901-1954) — also known as Bill Beardsley — of New Virginia, Warren County, Iowa. Born in Beacon, Mahaska County, Iowa, May 13, 1901. Republican. Pharmacist; farmer; member of Iowa state senate, 1933-41; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1947-48; Governor of Iowa, 1949-54; died in office 1954; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1952. Methodist. English and Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Farm Bureau; Rotary; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Killed in an automobile accident, November 21, 1954 (age 53 years, 192 days). Interment at New Virginia Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Beardsley and Carrie (Shane) Beardsley; married, January 29, 1919, to Charlotte E. Manning.
      See also NNDB dossier
      Image source: Iowa Official Register 1951-52

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