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Kane County
Illinois

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Kane County

Index to Locations

  • Aurora Catholic Cemetery
  • Aurora Spring Lake Cemetery
  • Batavia East Batavia Cemetery
  • Elgin Bluff City Cemetery
  • Geneva Oak Hill Cemetery
  • St. Charles North Cemetery
  • St. Charles Union Cemetery
  • Near Sugar Grove Jericho Cemetery


    Catholic Cemetery
    Aurora, Kane County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward M. Mangan — of Aurora, Kane County, Ill. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1916. Interment at Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father-in-law of Paul Egan (1898-1968).


    Spring Lake Cemetery
    Aurora, Kane County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Alschuler (1859-1939) — of Aurora, Kane County, Ill.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., November 20, 1859. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1892; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1896-1900; candidate for Governor of Illinois, 1900; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1904, 1908, 1912 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization; speaker); Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, 1915-36; took senior status 1936. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., November 9, 1939 (age 79 years, 354 days). Interment at Spring Lake Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob Alschuler (1825-1896) and Caroline (Stiefel) Alschuler (1839-1933); brother of Benjamin Phillip Alschuler; married, March 5, 1923, to Ella Kahn (1880-1976); uncle of Jacob Edward Alschuler (1902-1977); granduncle of Benjamin Philip Alschuler.
      Political family: Alschuler family of Aurora, Illinois.
      See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Albert J. Hopkins Albert Jarvis Hopkins (1846-1922) — also known as Albert J. Hopkins — of Aurora, Kane County, Ill. Born near Cortland, DeKalb County, Ill., August 15, 1846. Republican. Lawyer; Kane County State's Attorney, 1872-76; member of Illinois Republican State Central Committee, 1878-80; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1884; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1885-1903 (5th District 1885-95, 8th District 1895-1903); U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1903-09; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1904, 1908 (chair, Resolutions Committee). Died August 23, 1922 (age 76 years, 8 days). Interment at Spring Lake Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1873 to Emma C. Stolp.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, October 1902
      Frank R. Reid (1879-1945) — of Aurora, Kane County, Ill. Born in Aurora, Kane County, Ill., April 18, 1879. Republican. Lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1911-12; chair of Kane County Republican Party, 1914-15; U.S. Representative from Illinois 11th District, 1923-35; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1936 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1940. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Woodmen. Died January 25, 1945 (age 65 years, 282 days). Interment at Spring Lake Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Reid and Mary (Whiteside) Reid; married, March 18, 1905, to Emily Kelley.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Ira Clifton Copley (1864-1947) — also known as Ira C. Copley — of Aurora, Kane County, Ill. Born near Galesburg, Knox County, Ill., October 25, 1864. Republican. U.S. Representative from Illinois 11th District, 1911-23; defeated in primary, 1922; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1912. Died in Aurora, Kane County, Ill., November 1, 1947 (age 83 years, 7 days). Interment at Spring Lake Cemetery.
      Relatives: Nephew of Richard Henry Whiting (1826-1888).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Charlotte Thompson Reid (1913-2007) — also known as Charlotte T. Reid; Charlotte Leota Thompson; Annette King — of Aurora, Kane County, Ill. Born in Kankakee, Kankakee County, Ill., September 27, 1913. Republican. Professional singer; U.S. Representative from Illinois 15th District, 1963-71; member, Federal Communications Commission, 1971-76. Female. Died in Aurora, Kane County, Ill., January 25, 2007 (age 93 years, 120 days). Interment at Spring Lake Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Crocker Sherwin (1838-1904) — also known as John C. Sherwin — of Aurora, Kane County, Ill. Born in New York, 1838. Republican. U.S. Representative from Illinois 4th District, 1879-83. Died in 1904 (age about 66 years). Interment at Spring Lake Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Benjamin Philip Alschuler (1933-2001) — also known as Benjamin P. Alschuler — of Aurora, Kane County, Ill. Born in Aurora, Kane County, Ill., February 5, 1933. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 15th District, 1968. Jewish. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Zeta Beta Tau; American Bar Association; Elks. Died March 1, 2001 (age 68 years, 24 days). Interment at Spring Lake Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob Edward Alschuler and Carolyn (Strauss) Alschuler (1903-1987); married to Anne Cockfield; grandson of Benjamin Phillip Alschuler; grandnephew of Samuel Alschuler (1859-1939).
      Political family: Alschuler family of Aurora, Illinois.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jacob Edward Alschuler (1902-1977) — also known as Jacob E. Alschuler — of Aurora, Kane County, Ill. Born in Aurora, Kane County, Ill., July 9, 1902. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1940. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; Zeta Beta Tau; Elks; Moose; Freemasons; B'nai B'rith. Died May 23, 1977 (age 74 years, 318 days). Interment at Spring Lake Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Phillip Alschuler and Lillian R. (Reinheimer) Alschuler; married to Carolyn Strauss (1903-1987); father of Benjamin Philip Alschuler (1933-2001); nephew of Samuel Alschuler.
      Political family: Alschuler family of Aurora, Illinois.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    East Batavia Cemetery
    Batavia, Kane County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Isaac Wilson (1780-1848) — of Genesee County, N.Y.; Batavia, Kane County, Ill. Born in Middlebury, Addison County, Vt., June 25, 1780. Whig. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of New York state assembly from Genesee County, 1816-17; member of New York state senate Western District, 1817-21; county judge in New York, 1821-23, 1830-36; U.S. Representative from New York 29th District, 1823-24; postmaster at Batavia, Ill., 1841-46. Died in Batavia, Kane County, Ill., October 25, 1848 (age 68 years, 122 days). Interment at East Batavia Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Bluff City Cemetery
    Elgin, Kane County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Clinton Fillmore Irwin (1854-1923) — also known as Clinton F. Irwin — of Oklahoma; Elgin, Kane County, Ill. Born in Franklin Grove, Lee County, Ill., January 1, 1854. Justice of Oklahoma territorial supreme court, 1899-1907; circuit judge in Illinois 16th Circuit, 1913-19. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Died, from pneumonia, in Elgin, Kane County, Ill., November 4, 1923 (age 69 years, 307 days). Interment at Bluff City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Irwin and Ann Elizabeth (McNeel) Irwin; married, November 4, 1880, to Julia Helen Egan (1861-1946).
      The city of Clinton, Oklahoma, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Myron M. Lehman (1889-1977) — of Elgin, Kane County, Ill. Born in Elgin, Kane County, Ill., June 22, 1889. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; mayor of Elgin, Ill., 1931-43, 1951-55; defeated, 1943. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died in Whitehaven, Shelby County, Tenn., August 7, 1977 (age 88 years, 46 days). Interment at Bluff City Cemetery.
      Edward J. O'Beirne — of Elgin, Kane County, Ill. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1912, 1928; candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 11th District, 1922, 1926. Interment at Bluff City Cemetery.


    Oak Hill Cemetery
    Geneva, Kane County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Cliffard Dale Carlson (1915-1977) — also known as Cliffard D. Carlson — of Geneva, Kane County, Ill. Born in Aurora, Kane County, Ill., December 30, 1915. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1960, 1964, 1968; U.S. Representative from Illinois 15th District, 1972-73. Died near Dixon, Lee County, Ill., August 28, 1977 (age 61 years, 241 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    North Cemetery
    St. Charles, Kane County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      John Franklin Farnsworth (1820-1897) — also known as John F. Farnsworth — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; St. Charles, Kane County, Ill. Born in Canada, March 27, 1820. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Illinois 2nd District, 1857-61, 1863-73; general in the Union Army during the Civil War. Died July 14, 1897 (age 77 years, 109 days). Interment at North Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Union Cemetery
    St. Charles, Kane County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      John E. Grotberg (1925-1986) — of Illinois. Born in Winnebago, Faribault County, Minn., March 23, 1925. Republican. Member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1973-77; member of Illinois state senate, 1977-85; U.S. Representative from Illinois 14th District, 1985-86; died in office 1986. Died in St. Charles, Kane County, Ill., November 15, 1986 (age 61 years, 237 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Jericho Cemetery
    Near Sugar Grove, Kane County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Lee Mighell (1870-1948) — of Aurora, Kane County, Ill. Born in Jericho, Kane County, Ill., December 1, 1870. Lawyer; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention 14th District, 1920-22. Died in Aurora, Kane County, Ill., 1948 (age about 77 years). Interment at Jericho Cemetery.


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