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McLean County
Illinois

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in McLean County

Index to Locations

  • Bloomington Bloomington Cemetery
  • Bloomington East Lawn Memorial Gardens
  • Bloomington Evergreen Memorial Cemetery
  • Bloomington Old City Cemetery
  • Bloomington Park Hill Cemetery
  • Bloomington St. Mary's Cemetery
  • Bloomington Woodlawn Cemetery
  • Chenoa Chenoa Cemetery
  • Funk's Grove Funk's Grove Cemetery
  • Normal Holy Cross Cemetery
  • Saybrook Greenwood Cemetery
  • Towanda Pennell Cemetery


    Bloomington Cemetery
    Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Guy Loren Shaw (1881-1950) — also known as Guy L. Shaw — of Cass County, Ill. Born in Illinois, 1881. Republican. Delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention 30th District, 1920-22; U.S. Representative from Illinois 20th District, 1921-23; defeated, 1922, 1924. Died in 1950 (age about 69 years). Interment at Bloomington Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    East Lawn Memorial Gardens
    Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Grant M. Ridenour (1894-1960) — of Normal, McLean County, Ill. Born May 20, 1894. Mayor of Normal, Ill., 1934-40; police chief. Died June 18, 1960 (age 66 years, 29 days). Interment at East Lawn Memorial Gardens.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles R. Spear (1901-1969) — of Normal, McLean County, Ill. Born in Eureka, Woodford County, Ill., June 17, 1901. Mayor of Normal, Ill., 1964-68. Died in Normal, McLean County, Ill., December 7, 1969 (age 68 years, 173 days). Interment at East Lawn Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Thomas Spear (1862-1938) and Oda Mary (Duvall) Spear; married 1935 to Lavenia James (1905-1956); married 1959 to Treva Wells.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Clyde W. Hudelson (1888-1973) — of Normal, McLean County, Ill. Born October 26, 1888. Mayor of Normal, Ill., 1944-46. Died August 18, 1973 (age 84 years, 296 days). Interment at East Lawn Memorial Gardens.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Evergreen Memorial Cemetery
    302 East Miller Street
    Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois
    Founded 1850
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Adlai E. Stevenson Adlai Ewing Stevenson (1835-1914) — also known as Adlai E. Stevenson — of Metamora, Woodford County, Ill.; Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born in Christian County, Ky., October 23, 1835. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1864; U.S. Representative from Illinois 13th District, 1875-77, 1879-81; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1884, 1892; Vice President of the United States, 1893-97; defeated, 1900; candidate for Governor of Illinois, 1908. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Council on Foreign Relations; Phi Delta Theta. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., June 14, 1914 (age 78 years, 234 days). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Turner Stevenson (1808-1857) and Eliza Ann (Ewing) Stevenson (1809-1889); married, December 20, 1866, to Letitia Green (1843-1913); father of Lewis Green Stevenson (1868-1929); grandfather of Adlai Ewing Stevenson II; great-grandfather of Adlai Ewing Stevenson III; great-granduncle of McLean Stevenson (1927-1996; actor); cousin *** of James Stevenson Ewing and Sydenham Benoni Alexander.
      Political family: Stevenson-Ewing family of Bloomington, Illinois (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, September 1908
      Adlai Ewing Stevenson II (1900-1965) — also known as Adlai E. Stevenson — of Libertyville, Lake County, Ill. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 5, 1900. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1948 (member, Credentials Committee), 1952, 1956, 1960; Governor of Illinois, 1949-53; candidate for President of the United States, 1952, 1956; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1960; U.S. Representative to United Nations, 1961-65, died in office 1965. Unitarian. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Stricken with a heart attack, and died soon after, in St. George's Hospital, London, England, July 14, 1965 (age 65 years, 159 days). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lewis Green Stevenson (1868-1929) and Helen Louise (Davi) Stevenson (1869-1935); married, December 1, 1928, to Ellen Borden; father of Adlai Ewing Stevenson III; grandson of Adlai Ewing Stevenson; second cousin once removed of McLean Stevenson (1927-1996; actor).
      Political family: Stevenson-Ewing family of Bloomington, Illinois (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Cross-reference: William McCormick Blair, Jr. — Daniel Walker — John Brademas — Marietta Tree — John Bartlow Martin
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about Adlai Stevenson: Jeff Broadwater, Adlai Stevenson and American Politics : The Odyssey of a Cold War Liberal — Porter McKeever, Adlai Stevenson: His Life and Legacy — Scott Farris, Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race but Changed the Nation
    David Davis David Davis (1815-1886) — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born near Cecilton, Cecil County, Md., March 9, 1815. Republican. Member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1845; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention from McLean County, 1847; state court judge in Illinois, 1848; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1860; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1862-77; received one electoral vote for President, 1872; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1877-83. Presbyterian. Died in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., June 26, 1886 (age 71 years, 109 days). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1838 to Sarah Woodruff Walker (1814-1879; daughter of William Perrin Walker); great-grandfather of David Davis IV (1906-1978); cousin *** of Henry Winter Davis; first cousin thrice removed of George Herbert Walker Bush.
      Political family: Bush family of Massachusetts.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Library of Congress
      Louis FitzHenry (1870-1935) — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., June 13, 1870. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Illinois 17th District, 1913-15; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1916; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois, 1918-33; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, 1933-35; died in office 1935. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Died in Normal, McLean County, Ill., November 18, 1935 (age 65 years, 158 days). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Lottie Rankin (1876-1963).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jonathan Harvey Rowell (1833-1908) — also known as Jonathan H. Rowell — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born in Haverhill, Grafton County, N.H., February 10, 1833. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1880; U.S. Representative from Illinois 14th District, 1883-91. Died in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., May 15, 1908 (age 75 years, 95 days). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jonathan Barney Rowell (1800-1850) and Cynthia Hay (Abbott) Rowell (1806-1866); brother of Chester Abbott Rowell; father of Chester Harvey Rowell; fourth cousin once removed of Robert Foss Fernald (1890-?).
      Political families: Eastman family; Rowell family of Maine; Pitman family of Bartlett, New Hampshire (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Benjamin Franklin Funk (1838-1909) — also known as Benjamin F. Funk — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born in Funks Grove Township, McLean County, Ill., October 17, 1838. Republican. Mayor of Bloomington, Ill., 1871-75, 1884-85; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1888; U.S. Representative from Illinois 14th District, 1893-95. Died in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., February 14, 1909 (age 70 years, 120 days). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
      Relatives: Son of Isaac Funk (1797-1865) and Cassandra (Sharp) Funk; married to Sarah Jane Hamilton (1846-1924); father of Frank Hamilton Funk.
      Political family: Funk family of Bloomington, Illinois.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John McNulta (1837-1900) — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 9, 1837. Republican. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Illinois state senate, 1869-73; U.S. Representative from Illinois 13th District, 1873-75. Died February 22, 1900 (age 62 years, 105 days). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Foster Tipton (1833-1904) — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born in Harrisburg, Franklin County, Ohio, August 29, 1833. Republican. Lawyer; McLean County State's Attorney, 1867-68; circuit judge in Illinois, 1870-77, 1891-97; U.S. Representative from Illinois 13th District, 1877-79. Died in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., February 7, 1904 (age 70 years, 162 days). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Daniel T. Foster (1841-1920) — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born July 22, 1841. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; mayor of Bloomington, Ill., 1892-94, 1897. Died October 13, 1920 (age 79 years, 83 days). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James S. Neville (1856-1906) — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born March 11, 1856. Mayor of Bloomington, Ill., 1905-06; died in office 1906. Died August 17, 1906 (age 50 years, 159 days). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Christopher Owen Neville (1802-1869) and Elizabeth (Lindsey) Neville (1814-1877); married to Nellie Bent (1860-1924).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Jefferson Bunn (1832-1915) — also known as Thomas J. Bunn — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born in Ohio, August 29, 1832. Mayor of Bloomington, Ill., 1870, 1877; postmaster at Bloomington, Ill., 1885-87. Died in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., October 21, 1915 (age 83 years, 53 days). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Thomas Jefferson
      Relatives: Son of Lewis Bunn (1805-1886) and Margery (Haines) Bunn (1808-1845).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Lewis Green Stevenson (1868-1929) — also known as Lewis G. Stevenson — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born August 15, 1868. Democrat. Secretary of state of Illinois, 1914-17; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1920 (alternate), 1928. Died April 5, 1929 (age 60 years, 233 days). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Adlai Ewing Stevenson and Letitia (Green) Stevenson (1843-1913); married to Helen Louise Davis (1869-1935); father of Adlai Ewing Stevenson II (1900-1965); grandfather of Adlai Ewing Stevenson III.
      Political family: Stevenson-Ewing family of Bloomington, Illinois (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Albert L. Moore (1867-1933) — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born June 10, 1867. McLean County Sheriff, 1906-10; mayor of Bloomington, Ill., 1911-12; resigned 1912. Died February 27, 1933 (age 65 years, 262 days). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Carl Vrooman (1872-1966) — of Illinois. Born October 25, 1872. Democrat. U.S. Assistant Secretary of Agriculture; candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 17th District, 1946, 1948. Died April 9, 1966 (age 93 years, 166 days). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Julia Scott (1876-1981).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George C. Morrison (1843-1912) — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, March 4, 1843. Mayor of Bloomington, Ill., 1903-05. Died in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., January 26, 1912 (age 68 years, 328 days). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Asahel Gridley (1810-1881) — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born in Cazenovia, Madison County, N.Y., April 21, 1810. Whig. Served in the U.S. Army during the Black Hawk War; lawyer; merchant; banker; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1840-42; member of Illinois state senate 11th District, 1851-54. Died in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., January 25, 1881 (age 70 years, 279 days). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Asahel Gridley (1765-1814) and Elizabeth Gridley; married, March 18, 1836, to Mary Enos (1820-1900).
      The township and village of Gridley, Illinois, are named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Richard Lee Carlock (1856-1928) — also known as Richard L. Carlock — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born August 9, 1856. Mayor of Bloomington, Ill., 1909-11. Died February 10, 1928 (age 71 years, 185 days). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Sallie G. Dunlap (1859-1912).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edgar M. Heafer (1851-1936) — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born in Jamestown, Russell County, Ky., March 20, 1851. Mayor of Bloomington, Ill., 1896. Died in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., January 2, 1936 (age 84 years, 288 days). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Napoleon B. Heafer (1825-1898); married to Ida May Depew (1858-1937).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Leonidas H. Kerrick (1846-1907) — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born October 16, 1846. University of Illinois trustee, 1903-07; died in office 1907. Died March 13, 1907 (age 60 years, 148 days). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
      Otto Seibert (1858-1930) — of Normal, McLean County, Ill. Born July 11, 1858. Mayor of Normal, Ill., 1897-1905. Died November 20, 1930 (age 72 years, 132 days). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Leonard Seibert (1831-1905) and Anna Marie (Zeeb) Seibert (1835-1907).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      David Davis IV (1906-1978) — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., July 29, 1906. Lawyer; member of Illinois state senate, 1953-67; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention 37th District, 1969-70. Presbyterian. Member, American Judicature Society; American Bar Association. Died in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., April 14, 1978 (age 71 years, 259 days). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Great-grandson of David Davis (1815-1886).
      Political family: Bush family of Massachusetts.
      Walter J. Arbogast (1867-1944) — of Normal, McLean County, Ill. Born in Farmer City, DeWitt County, Ill., July 2, 1867. Mayor of Normal, Ill., 1926-28. Died in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., March 22, 1944 (age 76 years, 264 days). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Daniel Huffman Arbogast (1827-1916) and Minerva (Payne) Arbogast (1829-1914); married to Mary Fry (1867-1943).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    George Champion George Champion (1840-1928) — of Normal, McLean County, Ill. Born in Bristol, England, February 24, 1840. Mayor of Normal, Ill., 1892-93. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Normal, McLean County, Ill., July 2, 1928 (age 88 years, 129 days). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Champion (1804-1843) and Eleanor (Ellis) Champion (1814-1905); married to Hattie Baker (1847-1898) and Hannah McKnight (1858-1908).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Bloomington and Normal Spring Souvenir (1905)
      William Ward Orme (1832-1866) — also known as William W. Orme — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born in Washington, D.C., February 17, 1832. Lawyer; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention from McLean County, 1862; general in the Union Army during the Civil War. Died, probably from tuberculosis, in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., September 13, 1866 (age 34 years, 208 days). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Giles Alexander Smith (1829-1876) — also known as Giles A. Smith — of Illinois. Born in New York, September 29, 1829. Republican. General in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1868. Died November 5, 1876 (age 47 years, 37 days). Interment at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Martha McLain (1838-1890).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Old City Cemetery
    Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      John Wallis Ewing (1808-1855) — also known as John W. Ewing — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born in Iredell County, N.C., February 14, 1808. Mayor of Bloomington, Ill., 1854. Died in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., November 14, 1855 (age 47 years, 273 days). Interment at Old City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of James Stevenson Ewing (1835-1918) and William Gillespie Ewing.
      Political family: Stevenson-Ewing family of Bloomington, Illinois (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).


    Park Hill Cemetery
    1105 South Morris Avenue
    Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois
    Founded 1916
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Wilson Fifer (1840-1938) — also known as Joseph W. Fifer; "Private Joe" — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born in Staunton, Va., October 28, 1840. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; McLean County State's Attorney, 1872-80; member of Illinois state senate, 1881-84; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1884, 1896 (speaker); Governor of Illinois, 1889-93; defeated, 1892; member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1899-1905; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention 26th District, 1920-22. Unitarian. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., August 6, 1938 (age 97 years, 282 days). Interment at Park Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Fifer and Mary (Daniels) Fifer; married to Gertrude Lewis; father of Florence Fifer Bohrer (1884?-?).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Stevenson Ewing (1835-1918) — also known as James S. Ewing — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born in McLean County, Ill., July 19, 1835. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1876, 1888, 1892; U.S. Minister to Belgium, 1893-97. Died February 7, 1918 (age 82 years, 203 days). Interment at Park Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Wallis Ewing (1808-1855) and Maria M. (Stevenson) Ewing; brother of William Gillespie Ewing; married, June 28, 1866, to Katherine Spencer; cousin *** of Adlai Ewing Stevenson.
      Political family: Stevenson-Ewing family of Bloomington, Illinois (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      John Allen Sterling (1857-1918) — also known as John A. Sterling — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born in Le Roy, McLean County, Ill., February 1, 1857. Republican. Superintendent of schools; lawyer; McLean County State's Attorney, 1892-96; member of Illinois Republican State Central Committee, 1896-98; U.S. Representative from Illinois 17th District, 1903-13, 1915-18; died in office 1918. Died as the result of an automobile accident, near Pontiac, Livingston County, Ill., October 17, 1918 (age 61 years, 258 days). Interment at Park Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Thomas Sterling (1851-1930).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Homer William Hall (1870-1954) — also known as Homer W. Hall — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Ill., July 22, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; probate judge in Illinois, 1909-14; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1916, 1936 (member, Resolutions Committee); U.S. Representative from Illinois 17th District, 1927-33; defeated, 1932. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Woodmen; Odd Fellows. Died in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., September 22, 1954 (age 84 years, 62 days). Interment at Park Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William W. Hall and Margaret (Byers) Hall; married, June 21, 1893, to Susan Forman; descendant *** of Lyman Hall (1724-1790).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James Frank Gillespie (1869-1954) — also known as Frank Gillespie — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born in White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier County, W.Va., April 18, 1869. Democrat. Member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1913; U.S. Representative from Illinois 17th District, 1933-35; defeated, 1920, 1922, 1924, 1926, 1928, 1934, 1936, 1942. Died November 26, 1954 (age 85 years, 222 days). Interment at Park Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Gillespie and Henrietta Gillespie.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Edwin E. Jones (1860-1931) — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born in Towanda, McLean County, Ill., August 18, 1860. Mayor of Bloomington, Ill., 1915-23. Died in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., August 21, 1931 (age 71 years, 3 days). Interment at Park Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Josephine Shaw (1858-1935).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Frank Shorthose (1865-1924) — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born in Danvers, McLean County, Ill., March 29, 1865. Mayor of Bloomington, Ill., 1923-24; died in office 1924. Died in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., January 4, 1924 (age 58 years, 281 days). Interment at Park Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Flora Schlegel (1886-1946).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      O. Lloyd Welsh (1899-1968) — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born near Sciota, McDonough County, Ill., June 29, 1899. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; farmer; president and general manager of Prairie Lumber and Fuel Company, which sells feed and fertilizer, coal, and building materials; mayor of Bloomington, Ill., 1953-57. Christian. Member, Kiwanis; American Legion; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons. Died in Normal, McLean County, Ill., December 17, 1968 (age 69 years, 171 days). Interment at Park Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Byron Welsh (died 1949) and Dora (Hauser) Welsh (died 1933); married, June 16, 1921, to Hazel Jury (1898-2006).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Christian F. Koch (1849-1926) — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born in 1849. Mayor of Bloomington, Ill., 1891, 1898-99. Died in 1926 (age about 77 years). Entombed in mausoleum at Park Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Katherine L. Feisel (1848-1905).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Frank H. Blose (1860-1941) — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born May 16, 1860. Mayor of Bloomington, Ill., 1924-27. Died January 13, 1941 (age 80 years, 242 days). Interment at Park Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Ora Batson (1865-1944).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Louis F. Wellmerling (1875-1952) — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born March 15, 1875. Mayor of Bloomington, Ill., 1935-37. Died in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., August 10, 1952 (age 77 years, 148 days). Interment at Park Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Louis J. Wellmerling (1845-1903) and Bertha (Laesch) Wellmerling (1854-1921); married to Emma M. Thomas (1879-1969).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Orson Leroy Manchester (1864-1928) — of Normal, McLean County, Ill. Born in Lake County, Ill., February 19, 1864. Mayor of Normal, Ill., 1907-17. Died in Normal, McLean County, Ill., June 4, 1928 (age 64 years, 106 days). Interment at Park Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John P. Manchester and Sylvia (Demmon) Manchester; married, July 10, 1891, to Kitty Buck (died 1900); married, December 25, 1895, to Flora Thompson (1875-1947).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Edward Raab (1891-1968) — also known as W. E. Raab — of Normal, McLean County, Ill. Born July 19, 1891. Dentist; mayor of Normal, Ill., 1952-60. Died in Normal, McLean County, Ill., March 29, 1968 (age 76 years, 254 days). Interment at Park Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Noah W. Cline (1876-1944) — of Normal, McLean County, Ill. Born March 29, 1876. Mayor of Normal, Ill., 1944; died in office 1944. Died in Normal, McLean County, Ill., June 20, 1944 (age 68 years, 83 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Park Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert D. Randall (1904-1970) — of Normal, McLean County, Ill. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., June 23, 1904. Mayor of Normal, Ill., 1960-64. Died in Normal, McLean County, Ill., November 11, 1970 (age 66 years, 141 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Park Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Harrison M. Randall (1870-1969) and Ida May (Muma) Randall (1871-1942); married, June 12, 1928, to Lucilla Hall (1898-1982).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James S. Courtright (1858-1941) — of Normal, McLean County, Ill. Born in Adena, Jefferson County, Ohio, November 9, 1858. Mayor of Normal, Ill., 1900; postmaster. Died in Normal, McLean County, Ill., February 28, 1941 (age 82 years, 111 days). Interment at Park Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Margaret Etta Jay (1861-1929).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edward James Metcalf (1868-1949) — also known as Edward J. Metcalf — of Normal, McLean County, Ill. Born in Warsaw, Hancock County, Ill., January 1, 1868. Mayor of Normal, Ill., 1905-07. Died in Normal, McLean County, Ill., February 13, 1949 (age 81 years, 43 days). Interment at Park Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mary Annette Burt (1870-1954).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles E. Clarke (1858-1945) — of Normal, McLean County, Ill. Born in Mt. Pulaski, Logan County, Ill., June 28, 1858. Mayor of Normal, Ill., 1928-29. Died in Normal, McLean County, Ill., April 22, 1945 (age 86 years, 298 days). Interment at Park Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mary DeHass (died 1906); married, July 13, 1907, to Margaret (Reeling) Davison (1872-1961).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Allen Thomas Barnes (1832-1901) — also known as Allen T. Barnes — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born in Trimble County, Ky., June 21, 1832. Physician; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1896; postmaster at Bloomington, Ill., 1899-1901. Died in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., May 30, 1901 (age 68 years, 343 days). Interment at Park Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Elizabeth Helen Green (1834-1925).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Mary's Cemetery
    Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Martin Adlai Brennan (1879-1941) — also known as Martin A. Brennan — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., September 21, 1879. Democrat. Lawyer; Judge, Illinois Court of Claims, 1913-15; member of Illinois state house of representatives 26th District, 1921-25; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1924; U.S. Representative from Illinois at-large, 1933-37. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Elks; Phi Alpha Delta; Woodmen. Died in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., July 4, 1941 (age 61 years, 286 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Dominick Brennan and Bridget (Cunningham) Brennan.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Mark B. Hayes (1889-1959) — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born October 6, 1889. Mayor of Bloomington, Ill., 1937-49. Died December 1, 1959 (age 70 years, 56 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Hayes and Catherine Hayes; married to Margaret Kalahar (1890-1974).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Costello (1848-1924) — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born in Ireland, October 2, 1848. Mayor of Bloomington, Ill., 1912-15. Irish ancestry. Died in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., February 16, 1924 (age 75 years, 137 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mary O'Neil (1847-1929).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Vincent Watson (1897-1981) — also known as Thomas V. Watson — of Illinois. Born in 1897. Democrat. Dentist; candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 17th District, 1938. Died in 1981 (age about 84 years). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Edward Holland (1862-1925) — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born April 27, 1862. Mayor of Bloomington, Ill., 1907-09. Died June 6, 1925 (age 63 years, 40 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Margaret Carmody (1877-1957).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John A. Moore (1871-1946) — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born in 1871. Democrat. Dentist; candidate in primary for Illinois state house of representatives, 1908; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1928, 1936; candidate in primary for mayor of Bloomington, Ill., 1940. Died in 1946 (age about 75 years). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.


    Woodlawn Cemetery
    Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Benjamin S. Rhodes (1889-1969) — also known as Ben S. Rhodes — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill.; Normal, McLean County, Ill. Born in Saunemin, Livingston County, Ill., April 11, 1889. Republican. Plasterer; president of the Plasterer's Union; mayor of Bloomington, Ill., 1927-33; member of Illinois state house of representatives 26th District, 1939-64. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight. Died July 21, 1969 (age 80 years, 101 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jeremiah J. Rhodes (1852-1912) and Mary (Gahagan) Rhodes (1854-1930); married to Julie O'Neil (1883-1970).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Chenoa Cemetery
    Chenoa, McLean County, Illinois
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward Lawrence Beach (1868-1944) — of Normal, McLean County, Ill. Born August 20, 1868. Mayor of Normal, Ill., 1931-33. Died October 27, 1944 (age 76 years, 68 days). Interment at Chenoa Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Funk's Grove Cemetery
    Funk's Grove, McLean County, Illinois
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Frank Hamilton Funk (1869-1940) — also known as Frank H. Funk — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., April 5, 1869. Member of Illinois state senate, 1909-13; Progressive candidate for Governor of Illinois, 1912; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1920; U.S. Representative from Illinois 17th District, 1921-27. Died in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., November 24, 1940 (age 71 years, 233 days). Interment at Funk's Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Franklin Funk and Sarah Jane (Hamilton) Funk (1846-1924); married to Florence Mae Risser (1871-1923) and Mary B. Morris (1890-1957); grandson of Isaac Funk (1797-1865).
      Political family: Funk family of Bloomington, Illinois.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Isaac Funk (1797-1865) — of Illinois. Born in Clark County, Ky., November 17, 1797. Member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1840; member of Illinois state senate, 1862-64. Died in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., January 29, 1865 (age 67 years, 73 days). Interment at Funk's Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Cassandra Sharp; father of Benjamin Franklin Funk; grandfather of Frank Hamilton Funk (1869-1940).
      Political family: Funk family of Bloomington, Illinois.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Holy Cross Cemetery
    South Cottage Avenue
    Normal, McLean County, Illinois
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert J. McGraw (1915-1998) — also known as Bob McGraw — of Bloomington, McLean County, Ill. Born in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., December 22, 1915. Mayor of Bloomington, Ill., 1957-69; defeated, 1953. Died in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., December 31, 1998 (age 83 years, 9 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John F. McGraw (1876-1945) and Agnes C. (Kinsella) McGraw (1877-1968); married, February 14, 1938, to Norma F. Buff (1917-2004).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Greenwood Cemetery
    Saybrook, McLean County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Frank Scott Foulk (1865-1944) — also known as Frank S. Foulk — of Normal, McLean County, Ill. Born June 22, 1865. Mayor of Normal, Ill., 1919-25. Died May 19, 1944 (age 78 years, 332 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Elizabeth R. Kepner (1867-1948).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Pennell Cemetery
    Towanda, McLean County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Murray (1910-2007) — also known as Chuck Murray — of Normal, McLean County, Ill. Born in Normal, McLean County, Ill., April 10, 1910. Mayor of Normal, Ill., 1948-52. Died November 27, 2007 (age 97 years, 231 days). Interment at Pennell Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Peter Murray and Frances (Converse) Murray; married, June 28, 1936, to Glenna K. Green (1909-2001).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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