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Edgar County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Edgar County

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  • Paris Edgar Cemetery

    Unknown Location
    Paris, Edgar County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      George Washington Bristow (1894-1961) — also known as George W. Bristow — of Paris, Edgar County, Ill. Born in Grand Chain, Pulaski County, Ill., September 23, 1894. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Edgar County State's Attorney, 1920-24; circuit judge in Illinois 5th Circuit, 1927-51; Judge, Illinois Appellate Court, 1942-51; justice of Illinois state supreme court 3rd District, 1951-61; died in office 1961. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Elks; Phi Delta Phi; Delta Sigma Rho; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Forty and Eight. Died November 12, 1961 (age 67 years, 50 days). Interment somewhere.
      Presumably named for: George Washington
      Relatives: Son of John David Bristow and Fannie (Moore) Bristow; married, June 24, 1921, to Beryl F. Love.

    Edgar Cemetery
    Paris, Edgar County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      John Granville Woolley (1850-1922) — also known as John G. Woolley — of Illinois. Born in Collinsville, Butler County, Ohio, February 15, 1850. Lawyer; Prohibition candidate for President of the United States, 1900. Died, following a heart attack, in Granada, Spain, August 13, 1922 (age 72 years, 179 days). Interment at Edgar Cemetery.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
    Andrew J. Hunter Andrew Jackson Hunter (1831-1913) — also known as Andrew J. Hunter — of Paris, Edgar County, Ill. Born in Greencastle, Putnam County, Ind., December 17, 1831. Democrat. Civil engineer; lawyer; member of Illinois state senate, 1865-69; Edgar County Judge, 1886-92; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1893-95, 1897-99 (at-large 1893-95, 19th District 1897-99); defeated, 1870 (7th District), 1882 (15th District); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1908. Died in Paris, Edgar County, Ill., January 12, 1913 (age 81 years, 26 days). Interment at Edgar Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Andrew Jackson
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
      Frank Trimble O'Hair (1870-1932) — also known as Frank T. O'Hair — of Paris, Edgar County, Ill. Born near Paris, Edgar County, Ill., March 12, 1870. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1912, 1916 (member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee), 1924; U.S. Representative from Illinois 18th District, 1913-15; candidate for University of Illinois trustee, 1922. Died in 1932 (age about 62 years). Interment at Edgar Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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