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Fulton County
Illinois

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Fulton County

Index to Locations

  • Canton Greenwood Cemetery
  • Lewistown Oak Hill Cemetery
  • Near Rapatee Lyons Cemetery
  • Vermont Vermont Cemetery


    Greenwood Cemetery
    Canton, Fulton County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Bruce Chiperfield (1899-1971) — also known as Robert B. Chiperfield — of Canton, Fulton County, Ill. Born in Canton, Fulton County, Ill., November 20, 1899. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1939-63 (15th District 1939-49, 19th District 1949-63); alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1964. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Phi Delta Theta; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Elks; Eagles; Moose. Died in Canton, Fulton County, Ill., April 9, 1971 (age 71 years, 140 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Clara Louise (Ross) Chiperfield (1870-1948) and Burnett Mitchell Chiperfield (1870-1940); brother of Claude Burnett Chiperfield; married to Catherine Newbern.
      Political family: Chiperfield family of Canton, Illinois.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Burnett Mitchell Chiperfield (1870-1940) — also known as Burnett M. Chiperfield — of Canton, Fulton County, Ill. Born in Dover, Bureau County, Ill., June 14, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; Fulton County State's Attorney, 1896-1900; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1903-13; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1915-17, 1929-33 (at-large 1915-17, 15th District 1929-33); defeated, 1912 (at-large), 1932 (15th District), 1934 (15th District); delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1920, 1936. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association. Died in Canton, Fulton County, Ill., June 24, 1940 (age 70 years, 10 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Hannah Maria (Reynolds) Chiperfield (1835-1919) and Rev. Thomas Chiperfield (1838-1913); married, November 12, 1895, to Clara Louise Ross (1870-1948); father of Robert Bruce Chiperfield and Claude Burnett Chiperfield (1904-1976).
      Political family: Chiperfield family of Canton, Illinois.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Granville Barrere (1829-1889) — of Canton, Fulton County, Ill. Born in New Market, Highland County, Ohio, July 11, 1829. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Illinois 9th District, 1873-75. Died in Canton, Fulton County, Ill., January 13, 1889 (age 59 years, 186 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Mills Barrere and Margaret (MOrrow) Barrere (1802-1870); married, April 21, 1856, to Ellen R. Kennedy; nephew of Nelson Barrere (1808-1883); uncle of Granville Barrere.
      Political family: Barrere family of Hillsboro and New Market, Ohio.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oak Hill Cemetery
    Lewistown, Fulton County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      William Edgar Hull (1866-1942) — also known as William E. Hull — of Peoria, Peoria County, Ill. Born in Lewistown, Fulton County, Ill., January 13, 1866. Republican. Postmaster at Peoria, Ill., 1898-1906; chemical company executive; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1916, 1920, 1932, 1936, 1940 (alternate); U.S. Representative from Illinois 16th District, 1923-33. Died, in a hospital at Toronto, Ontario, May 30, 1942 (age 76 years, 137 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, February 27, 1889, to Ella Harris (1867-1956).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Wesley Ross (1841-1902) — also known as John W. Ross — of Washington, D.C. Born June 23, 1841. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1869; postmaster at Washington, D.C., 1888-90; member District of Columbia board of commissioners, 1890-1902; died in office 1902; President of the District of Columbia Board of Commissioners, 1893-98. Died July 29, 1902 (age 61 years, 36 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: John Wesley
      Relatives: Son of Lewis Winans Ross (1812-1895) and Mildred (Simms) Ross (1822-1902); married to Emma Brown Tenney (died 1879); married 1888 to Isabella McCullough.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Lewis Winans Ross (1812-1895) — also known as Lewis W. Ross — of Lewistown, Fulton County, Ill. Born in Seneca Falls, Seneca County, N.Y., December 8, 1812. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1840-41, 1844-45; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1848; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention from Fulton County, 1862; U.S. Representative from Illinois 9th District, 1863-69; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention 35th District, 1869-70; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1880. Died in Lewistown, Fulton County, Ill., October 20, 1895 (age 82 years, 316 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Frances Mildred Simms (1822-1902); father of John Wesley Ross (1841-1902).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Alexander Boyd (1830-1897) — of Lewistown, Fulton County, Ill. Born in Pennsylvania, June 25, 1830. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Illinois state senate 15th District, 1867-73; U.S. Representative from Illinois 9th District, 1877-81. Died in Lewistown, Fulton County, Ill., May 28, 1897 (age 66 years, 337 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Lyons Cemetery
    Near Rapatee, Fulton County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Stephen Arnold Hoxworth (1860-1930) — of Illinois. Born near Maquon, Knox County, Ill., May 1, 1860. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Illinois 15th District, 1913-15. Died in 1930 (age about 70 years). Interment at Lyons Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Vermont Cemetery
    Vermont, Fulton County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      John Clayton Allen (1860-1939) — also known as John C. Allen — of McCook, Red Willow County, Neb.; Monmouth, Warren County, Ill. Born in Hinesburg, Chittenden County, Vt., February 14, 1860. Republican. Merchant; banker; secretary of state of Nebraska, 1891-95; U.S. Representative from Illinois 14th District, 1925-33; defeated, 1932, 1934; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1936. Presbyterian. Member, Loyal Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Woodmen. Died in Monmouth, Warren County, Ill., January 12, 1939 (age 78 years, 332 days). Interment at Vermont Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John H. Allen and Elizabeth (Burns) Allen; married, August 2, 1881, to Abbie Stapleford; married, January 30, 1902, to Eudora Durrell.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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