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Jefferson County
Illinois

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Jefferson County

Index to Locations

  • Mt. Vernon Oakwood Cemetery
  • Mt. Vernon Old Union Cemetery


    Oakwood Cemetery
    Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
    Louis L. Emmerson Louis Lincoln Emmerson (1863-1941) — also known as Louis L. Emmerson; Lou Emmerson — of Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, Ill. Born in Albion, Edwards County, Ill., December 27, 1863. Republican. Merchant; banker; member of Illinois Republican State Central Committee, 1910; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1912, 1920, 1924 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1928, 1932, 1936, 1940; secretary of state of Illinois, 1917-29; Governor of Illinois, 1929-33. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Redmen; Woodmen; Elks; Moose. Died in Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, Ill., February 4, 1941 (age 77 years, 39 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandson of Allan Emerson (born c.1798).
      See also National Governors Association biography — NNDB dossier
      Image source: Illinois Blue Book 1919
      William Black Anderson (1830-1901) — also known as William B. Anderson — of Illinois. Born in Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, Ill., April 2, 1830. Member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1856-58; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention 5th District, 1869-70; member of Illinois state senate 3rd District, 1871-73; U.S. Representative from Illinois 19th District, 1875-77. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., August 28, 1901 (age 71 years, 148 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Paul Broyles (1896-1974) — of Illinois. Born February 3, 1896. Member of Illinois state house of representatives 48th District, 1943-45; member of Illinois state senate, 1945-71 (46th District 1945-67, 55th District 1967-71). Died in February, 1974 (age about 77 years). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Hardy Maxey Swift (1870-1942) — of Illinois. Born in Jefferson County, Ill., August 29, 1870. Mayor of Mt. Vernon, Ill., 1911, 1927-29; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1934. Methodist. Member, Redmen; Elks; Woodmen; Lions. Died, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident, in Thompson Hospital, Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, Ill., February 15, 1942 (age 71 years, 170 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Willis Duff Piercy (1874-1918) — also known as W. Duff Piercy — of Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, Ill. Born in 1874. Democrat. Member of Illinois state senate, 1900; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1916. Died, of influenza, November 11, 1918 (age about 44 years). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, April 3, 1895, to Martha Eulalia Whitson.
      W. B. Phillips (1860-1929) — of Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, Ill. Born in Franklin County, Ill., February 5, 1860. Member of Illinois state house of representatives 56th District, 1919-29; died in office 1929. Member, Modern Woodmen; Knights of Pythias. Died of a heart attack, Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, Ill., April 19, 1929 (age 69 years, 73 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Willis Duff Green (1831-1904) — of Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, Ill. Born January 20, 1831. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1876. Died September 5, 1904 (age 73 years, 229 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.


    Old Union Cemetery
    Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Zadoc Casey (1796-1862) — of Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, Ill. Born in Greene County, Ga., March 7, 1796. Democrat. Member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1822-26, 1848-52; Speaker of the Illinois State House of Representatives, 1852; member of Illinois state senate, 1826-30, 1860-62; Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, 1830-33; U.S. Representative from Illinois 2nd District, 1833-43; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention Jefferson, Marion and Hamilton counties, 1847; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1860. Died in Caseyville, St. Clair County, Ill., September 4, 1862 (age 66 years, 181 days). Interment at Old Union Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Stinson H. Anderson (1800-1857) — of Jefferson County, Ill. Born in Sumner County, Tenn., April 11, 1800. Member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1832; served in the U.S. Army during the Black Hawk War; Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, 1838-42; candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1840. Died in 1857 (age about 57 years). Interment at Old Union Cemetery.

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