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Jasper County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Jasper County

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  • Newton Unknown location
  • Newton Riverside Cemetery
  • Newton Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    Newton, Jasper County, Illinois


    Riverside Cemetery
    Newton, Jasper County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
    Hale Johnson Hale Johnson (1847-1902) — of Newton, Jasper County, Ill. Born in Montgomery County, Ind., August 21, 1847. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; mayor of Newton, Ill.; Prohibition candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1896. Disciples of Christ. While attempting to collect a debt from a farmer, the debtor, Harry Harris, shot and killed him, in Bogota, Jasper County, Ill., November 4, 1902 (age 55 years, 75 days). Harris was arrested that day, but poisoned himself on the way to jail. Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John B. Johnson; married 1871 to Mary E. Loofbourrow (1848-1944).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
      Edwin Bruce Brooks (1868-1933) — also known as Edwin B. Brooks — of Newton, Jasper County, Ill. Born in Newton, Jasper County, Ill., September 20, 1868. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1916; U.S. Representative from Illinois 23rd District, 1919-23; defeated, 1922. Died in Newton, Jasper County, Ill., September 18, 1933 (age 64 years, 363 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Cousin *** of Edmund Howard Hinshaw (1860-1932).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George Washington Fithian (1854-1921) — also known as George W. Fithian — of Newton, Jasper County, Ill. Born near Willow Hill, Jasper County, Ill., July 4, 1854. Democrat. Lawyer; Jasper County Prosecuting Attorney, 1876-84; U.S. Representative from Illinois 16th District, 1889-95; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1912 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1916, 1920; member of Illinois Democratic State Central Committee, 1919. Died of pneumonia, in a hospital at Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., January 21, 1921 (age 66 years, 201 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: George Washington
      Relatives: Son of Glover Fithian (1818-1861) and Mary Ann (Catt) Fithian (1820-1904); married to Mary A. Martin (1858-1920); third cousin twice removed of Reuben Fithian; fourth cousin once removed of Amos Fithian Garrison, Sr., James Ezra Sayers (1845-1926) and Mary Estelle Sayers.
      Political family: Garrison-Fithian-Hires-Sayers family of New Jersey (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Charles Schoenlaub Charles Schoenlaub (1868-1909) — of Cook County, Ill. Born in Indiana, June, 1868. Prohibition candidate for Illinois state house of representatives 23rd District, 1908. German ancestry. Died in Cook County, Ill., December 3, 1909 (age 41 years, 0 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Emil Schoenlaub (1829-1889) and Appolonia (Strasser) Schoenlaub; married 1892 to Anna M. Robertson (1868-1945).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Campaign palm card (1908)


    Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery
    Newton, Jasper County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Laurence Fletcher Arnold (1891-1966) — also known as Laurence F. Arnold — of Newton, Jasper County, Ill. Born in Newton, Jasper County, Ill., June 8, 1891. Democrat. Banker; member of Illinois state house of representatives 46th District, 1923-27, 1933-37; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1924, 1952 (alternate); U.S. Representative from Illinois 23rd District, 1937-43; defeated, 1942, 1950. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Woodmen. Died in Newton, Jasper County, Ill., December 6, 1966 (age 75 years, 181 days). Interment at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John F. Arnold and Della (Barton) Arnold; married, June 3, 1914, to Chlora Lane.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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