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Champaign County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Champaign County

Index to Locations

  • Champaign Unknown location
  • Rantoul Maplewood Cemetery
  • Urbana Mt. Hope Cemetery
  • Urbana Woodlawn Cemetery


    Unknown Locations
    Champaign, Champaign County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Sveinbjorn Johnson (1883-1946) — of Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, N.Dak.; Champaign, Champaign County, Ill. Born in Holum, Hjaltadal, Iceland, July 10, 1883. Democrat. Lawyer; North Dakota Democratic state chair, 1920-22; North Dakota state attorney general, 1921-22; justice of North Dakota state supreme court, 1923-26; resigned 1926; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1936; candidate for Illinois state attorney general, 1944. Lutheran. Icelandic ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Sigma Rho; Phi Delta Theta; Gamma Eta Gamma; Pi Gamma Mu; Freemasons; Kiwanis. Died in Champaign, Champaign County, Ill., March 10, 1946 (age 62 years, 243 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of John Johnson and Gudbjorg Johnson; married, September 16, 1917, to Esther Henryetta Slette (1894-1965?).
      Frank B. Vennum (1853-1926) — of Champaign, Champaign County, Ill. Born in Milford, Iroquois County, Ill., October 12, 1853. Prohibition candidate for U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1918, 1920; Prohibition candidate for Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1924. Died, in Mayo Brothers' Hospital, Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., November 22, 1926 (age 73 years, 41 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of Christopher Columbus Vennum (1805-1868) and Mahala (Horn) Vennum (1816-1890); brother of Thomas Gaylord Vennum (1833-1898); married, November 25, 1877, to Sarah Alvira Marsh (1856-1932); uncle of Thomas Gaylord Vennum (1873-1925).
      Political family: Vennum family of Watseka, Illinois.
      Henriette Esther Slette Johnson (1894-c.1965) — also known as Esther Henryetta Slette; Mrs. Sveinbjorn Johnson — of Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, N.Dak.; Champaign, Champaign County, Ill. Born in Manchester, Freeborn County, Minn., August 16, 1894. Democrat. Member of Democratic National Committee from North Dakota, 1920. Female. Died in Champaign, Champaign County, Ill., about 1965 (age about 71 years). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Married, September 16, 1917, to Sveinbjorn Johnson (1883-1946).


    Maplewood Cemetery
    Rantoul, Champaign County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      William Howard Wheat (1879-1944) — also known as William H. Wheat — of Rantoul, Champaign County, Ill. Born in Kahoka, Clark County, Mo., February 19, 1879. Republican. Banker; U.S. Representative from Illinois 19th District, 1939-44; defeated, 1936; died in office 1944. Died in Washington, D.C., January 16, 1944 (age 64 years, 331 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Second cousin of Roscoe Delmor Wheat (1876-1951).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Mt. Hope Cemetery
    Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      William Brown McKinley (1856-1926) — also known as William B. McKinley — of Champaign, Champaign County, Ill. Born in Petersburg, Menard County, Ill., September 5, 1856. Republican. Banker; electric utility and street railway executive; University of Illinois trustee, 1903-05; resigned 1905; U.S. Representative from Illinois 19th District, 1905-13, 1915-21; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1908, 1916, 1924 (chair, Credentials Committee); U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1921-26; died in office 1926. Died December 7, 1926 (age 70 years, 93 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George McKinley and Hannah (Finley) McKinley; married 1881 to Kate Frisbee.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Lee Springer (1909-1992) — also known as William L. Springer — of Champaign, Champaign County, Ill. Born in Sullivan, Sullivan County, Ind., April 12, 1909. Republican. Lawyer; Champaign County State's Attorney, 1940-42; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; county judge in Illinois, 1946-50; U.S. Representative from Illinois 22nd District, 1951-73; member, Federal Power Commission, 1973-75; member, Federal Election Commission, 1976-79. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons. Died September 20, 1992 (age 83 years, 161 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Otha Lee Springer and Dasie 'Daisy' (Tucker) Springer; married, May 9, 1942, to Elsie Cora Mattis (1914-1997).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Donald Claude Dobbins (1878-1943) — also known as Donald C. Dobbins — of Champaign, Champaign County, Ill. Born near Dewey, Champaign County, Ill., March 20, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Illinois 19th District, 1933-37; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1936. Presbyterian. Member, Elks. Died in Champaign, Champaign County, Ill., February 14, 1943 (age 64 years, 331 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Vernon Lewis Nickell (1891-1969) — also known as Vernon L. Nickell — of Champaign, Champaign County, Ill. Born in Bellflower, McLean County, Ill., March 2, 1891. Republican. School teacher; athletic coach; superintendent of schools; Illinois superintendent of public instruction, 1943-59; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1952. Methodist. Member, Phi Delta Kappa; Kappa Delta Pi; Kappa Phi Kappa; Exchange Club; Union League; Elks; Freemasons. Died in Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill., August 15, 1969 (age 78 years, 166 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elias Dolison Nickell (1857-1935) and Ida Mae (Lewis) Nickell (1861-1946); married 1916 to Leta O. Nofzigger (1891-1961).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Charles James Mullikin (1867-1955) — also known as C. J. Mullikin — of Champaign, Champaign County, Ill. Born in Bondville, Champaign County, Ill., April 4, 1867. Democrat. Mayor of Champaign, Ill., 1902, 1936; candidate for Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1924. Died in Champaign County, Ill., June 30, 1955 (age 88 years, 87 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Clark Mullikin and Nancy (Jones) Mullikin.
      Isaac Stuart Raymond (1849-1915) — also known as Isaac S. Raymond — of Raymond Township, Champaign County, Ill. Born in Union County, Ohio, January 29, 1849. Democrat. Farmer; banker; University of Illinois trustee, 1893-99. Died in Champaign County, Ill., July 15, 1915 (age 66 years, 167 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Nathaniel Raymond (1811-1890) and Melissa (Stuart) Raymond (1818-1865); married, October 27, 1875, to Edith Eaton (1853-1928); grandfather of Stuart Edmond Haseltine; second cousin once removed of Zachariah Chandler; third cousin once removed of Frederick Hale; fourth cousin of Gordon Woodbury (1863-1924); fourth cousin once removed of Levi Woodbury, George Anson Starkweather, Samuel Starkweather, David Austin Starkweather and Florence H. Pendleton.
      Political families: Chandler-Hale family of Portland, Maine; Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Woodbury-Holden family of Massachusetts and New Hampshire; Holden-Davis-Lawrence-Garcelon family of Massachusetts; Starkweather-Pendleton family of Preston, Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Woodlawn Cemetery
    Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Thompson Busey (1835-1909) — also known as "The Hero of Fort Blakely" — of Urbana, Champaign County, Ill. Born in Greencastle, Putnam County, Ind., November 16, 1835. Democrat. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; banker; mayor of Urbana, Ill., 1880-89; U.S. Representative from Illinois 15th District, 1891-93. Died in Urbana, Champaign County, Ill., August 12, 1909 (age 73 years, 269 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Col. Matthew Wales Busey (1798-1852) and Elizabeth (Bush) Busey (1801-1880); married, December 25, 1877, to Mary Elizabeth Busey (1854-1930).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Harry Barr (1889-1937) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Aledo, Mercer County, Ill., August 18, 1889. Democrat. Member, Illinois Commerce Commission, 1934-37; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1936. Died in Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill., December 9, 1937 (age 48 years, 113 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.


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