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Adams County
Illinois

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Adams County

Index to Locations

  • New Lorraine Cemetery
  • Clayton South Side Cemetery
  • Liberty Zander Cemetery
  • Quincy Calvary Cemetery
  • Quincy Quincy Memorial Park
  • Quincy St. Peter's Cemetery
  • Quincy Woodland Cemetery
  • Quincy Woodlawn Cemetery


    New Lorraine Cemetery
    Adams County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      A. Otis Arnold (1878-1941) — of Quincy, Adams County, Ill. Born near Big Neck, Adams County, Ill., January 24, 1878. Republican. Member of Illinois state house of representatives 36th District, 1919-29; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Illinois 15th District, 1938; member of Illinois state senate 36th District, 1941; died in office 1941. Methodist. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died September 11, 1941 (age 63 years, 230 days). Interment at New Lorraine Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    South Side Cemetery
    Clayton, Adams County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Jackson Leroy Adair (1887-1956) — also known as J. Leroy Adair; Jefferson Leroy Adair — of Muskogee, Muskogee County, Okla.; Quincy, Adams County, Ill. Born in Clayton, Adams County, Ill., February 23, 1887. Democrat. Lawyer; Adams County State's Attorney, 1916-20, 1924-28; member of Illinois state senate 36th District, 1929-33; U.S. Representative from Illinois 15th District, 1933-37; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1936; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois, 1937-56; died in office 1956. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; American Bar Association; Elks; Moose; Eagles. Died in Quincy, Adams County, Ill., January 19, 1956 (age 68 years, 330 days). Interment at South Side Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry L. Adair and Sarah Emily (Pevehouse) Adair; married to Maude E. Gruber.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Zander Cemetery
    Liberty, Adams County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Lewis Leonard Boyer (1886-1944) — also known as Lewis L. Boyer — of Illinois. Born near Richfield, Adams County, Ill., May 19, 1886. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Illinois 15th District, 1937-39; defeated, 1938; candidate for Illinois state senate 36th District, 1940, 1942. Died in Quincy, Adams County, Ill., March 12, 1944 (age 57 years, 298 days). Interment at Zander Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Calvary Cemetery
    Quincy, Adams County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Leo W. Lenane (born c.1891) — of Quincy, Adams County, Ill. Born about 1891. Democrat. Mayor of Quincy, Ill., 1935-38, 1953-54; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1956 (alternate), 1960, 1964. Interment at Calvary Cemetery.


    Quincy Memorial Park
    Quincy, Adams County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      John Thomas Reardon (1910-1984) — of Quincy, Adams County, Ill. Born in St. Mary's Hospital, Quincy, Adams County, Ill., March 3, 1910. Circuit judge in Illinois, 1957-76; Judge, Illinois Appellate Court, 1976. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Eagles; Elks; Lions; Knights of Columbus. Died, of pancreatic cancer, at St. Mary's Hospital, Quincy, Adams County, Ill., March 16, 1984 (age 74 years, 13 days). Interment at Quincy Memorial Park.
      William Kennedy Abbott (1860-1926) — also known as William K. Abbott — of Quincy, Adams County, Ill. Born February 21, 1860. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1916 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Died March 21, 1926 (age 66 years, 28 days). Interment at Quincy Memorial Park.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Peter's Cemetery
    Quincy, Adams County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas James Awerkamp (1923-1992) — also known as Thomas J. Awerkamp — of Quincy, Adams County, Ill. Born in Quincy, Adams County, Ill., May 23, 1923. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; member of Illinois state senate 36th District, 1965-67. Catholic. Member, Exchange Club; Knights of Columbus; Elks. Died July 2, 1992 (age 69 years, 40 days). Interment at St. Peter's Cemetery.


    Woodland Cemetery
    Quincy, Adams County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Orville Hickman Browning (1806-1881) — also known as Orville H. Browning — of Quincy, Adams County, Ill. Born in Cynthiana, Harrison County, Ky., February 10, 1806. Republican. Member of Illinois state senate, 1837-41; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1860; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1861-63; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1866-69; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention 28th District, 1869-70. Died in Quincy, Adams County, Ill., August 10, 1881 (age 75 years, 181 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      William Alexander Richardson (1811-1875) — also known as William A. Richardson — of Quincy, Adams County, Ill. Born near Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., January 16, 1811. Democrat. Member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1837-39, 1845-47; member of Illinois Democratic State Committee, 1837-38; member of Illinois state senate, 1838-42; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1844; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; U.S. Representative from Illinois 5th District, 1847-56, 1861-63; candidate for Governor of Illinois, 1856; Governor of Nebraska Territory, 1858; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1860, 1868; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1863-65. Died in Quincy, Adams County, Ill., December 27, 1875 (age 64 years, 345 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery.
      Richardson County, Neb. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      John Wood (1798-1880) — of Quincy, Adams County, Ill. Born in Moravia, Cayuga County, N.Y., December 20, 1798. Member of Illinois state senate, 1850; Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, 1857-60; Governor of Illinois, 1860-61. Died in Quincy, Adams County, Ill., June 4, 1880 (age 81 years, 167 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Dr. David Wood (surgeon in Revolutionary War).
      See also National Governors Association biography
      John Montgomery Glover (1822-1891) — also known as John M. Glover — of La Grange, Lewis County, Mo. Born in Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Ky., September 4, 1822. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Missouri 12th District, 1873-79. Died near Newark, Knox County, Mo., November 15, 1891 (age 69 years, 72 days). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Knox County, Mo.; reinterment at Woodland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Uncle of John Milton Glover (1852-1929).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Isaac Newton Morris (1812-1879) — also known as Isaac N. Morris — of Quincy, Adams County, Ill. Born in Ohio, 1812. Democrat. Member of Illinois state legislature, 1850; U.S. Representative from Illinois 5th District, 1857-61. Died in 1879 (age about 67 years). Interment at Woodland Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Isaac Newton
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Morris (1776-1844); brother of Jonathan David Morris.
      Political family: Morris family of Ohio.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Bernard Arntzen (1833-1895) — of Illinois. Born August 5, 1833. Member of Illinois state senate 37th District, 1875-79. Died November 2, 1895 (age 62 years, 89 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Harriet Munn.
      John Tillson (d. 1892) — of Quincy, Adams County, Ill. Born in Illinois. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1856; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Illinois state house of representatives 37th District, 1873-75; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 4th Illinois District, 1879. Died in 1892. Interment at Woodland Cemetery.
      Lyman McCarl (1859-1920) — of Quincy, Adams County, Ill. Born in Richfield Township, Adams County, Ill., May 3, 1859. Democrat. County judge in Illinois, 1910-20; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1916. Unitarian. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks. Died from a stroke, in his office at the Adams County Courthouse, Quincy, Adams County, Ill., April 13, 1920 (age 60 years, 346 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of Benjamin F. Berrian (born c.1829).
      Eugene Wallace Godfrey (1861-1940) — also known as Eugene W. Godfrey — of Fort Payne, DeKalb County, Ala. Born in Quincy, Adams County, Ill., March 14, 1861. Republican. Postmaster at Fort Payne, Ala., 1889-91. Died in Palmyra, Marion County, Mo., June 23, 1940 (age 79 years, 101 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Eugene Wallace Godfrey (1819-1862; Captain, U.S. Army, killed at battle of Shiloh, Tenn.) and Caroline Cobb (Savage) Godfrey (1820-1892); nephew of Cyrus Orlando Godfrey; second cousin of Albert G. Godfrey (1855-1922).
      Political family: Godfrey family of Taunton, Massachusetts (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Woodlawn Cemetery
    Quincy, Adams County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      George Alburtus Anderson (1853-1896) — also known as George A. Anderson — of Quincy, Adams County, Ill. Born in Botetourt County, Va., March 11, 1853. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Illinois 12th District, 1887-89. Died in Quincy, Adams County, Ill., January 31, 1896 (age 42 years, 326 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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