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Jersey County

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  • Jerseyville Oak Grove Cemetery

    Oak Grove Cemetery
    Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert McCarty Knapp (1831-1889) — of Jerseyville, Jersey County, Ill. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 21, 1831. Democrat. Member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1867; U.S. Representative from Illinois 11th District, 1873-75, 1877-79. Died June 24, 1889 (age 58 years, 64 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Anthony Lausett Knapp.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Hugh Ware Cross (1896-1972) — also known as Hugh W. Cross — of Jerseyville, Jersey County, Ill. Born in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Ill., August 24, 1896. Republican. Lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives 38th District, 1933-40; Speaker of the Illinois State House of Representatives, 1939-40; Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, 1941-49; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1944, 1948; member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1949-55; resigned under fire from the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1955, following a unanimous vote of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations to open an inquiry into the propriety of his actions influencing the award of a Chicago transportation contract; the committee later reported that he had "made a mistake and acted indiscreetly". Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Jesters; Elks; Alpha Tau Omega; Phi Delta Phi. Died in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Ill., October 15, 1972 (age 76 years, 52 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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