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Richland County
Illinois

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Richland County

Index to Locations

  • Olney Haven Hill Cemetery
  • Olney Olney Cemetery


    Haven Hill Cemetery
    Olney, Richland County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Aaron Shaw (1811-1887) — of Lawrenceville, Lawrence County, Ill. Born near Goshen, Orange County, N.Y., December 19, 1811. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1850, 1860; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1857-59, 1883-85 (7th District 1857-59, 16th District 1883-85); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1860; circuit judge in Illinois, 1863-69. Died in Olney, Richland County, Ill., January 7, 1887 (age 75 years, 19 days). Interment at Haven Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Martin David Foster (1861-1919) — also known as Martin D. Foster — of Olney, Richland County, Ill. Born near West Salem, Edwards County, Ill., September 3, 1861. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Illinois 23rd District, 1907-19; defeated, 1918. Died in Olney, Richland County, Ill., October 20, 1919 (age 58 years, 47 days). Interment at Haven Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Richard Sprigg Canby (1808-1895) — also known as Richard S. Canby — of Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio; Olney, Richland County, Ill. Born in Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio, September 30, 1808. Lawyer; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1845-46; U.S. Representative from Ohio 4th District, 1847-49; circuit judge in Illinois 2nd Circuit, 1867. Died in Olney, Richland County, Ill., July 27, 1895 (age 86 years, 300 days). Interment at Haven Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Eli Bowyer (1818-1886) — of Olney, Richland County, Ill. Born in Warren County, Ohio, March 20, 1818. Republican. Physician; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; postmaster at Olney, Ill., 1879-86. Died in Olney, Richland County, Ill., March 7, 1886 (age 67 years, 352 days). Interment at Haven Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Bowyer (1786-1864) and Jane (Shepler) Bowyer (1794-1860); married to Martha A. Cox (1824-1893; first cousin twice removed of James Earl Cox (1890-1969)).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Frederick Beck (1848-1925) — also known as William F. Beck — of Olney, Richland County, Ill. Born in Stuttgart, Germany, July 31, 1848. Democrat. Newspaper editor and publisher; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1888; postmaster at Olney, Ill., 1893-98. German ancestry. Died in Olney, Richland County, Ill., January 28, 1925 (age 76 years, 181 days). Interment at Haven Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Beck (1816-1871) and Barbara (Streich) Beck (1826-1911); married to Amelia Bechmann (1851-1904).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Barney A. Iaun (1867-1951) — of Olney, Richland County, Ill. Born in 1867. Democrat. Postmaster at Olney, Ill., 1914-22. Died in 1951 (age about 84 years). Interment at Haven Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Iaun (1840-1897) and Elizabeth Iaun (1845-1930).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Olney Cemetery
    Olney, Richland County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      James Cameron Allen (1822-1912) — also known as James C. Allen — of Palestine, Crawford County, Ill.; Olney, Richland County, Ill. Born in Shelby County, Ky., January 29, 1822. Democrat. Member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1850-51; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1853-56, 1856-57, 1863-65 (7th District 1853-56, 1856-57, at-large 1863-65); defeated, 1864; candidate for Governor of Illinois, 1860; circuit judge in Illinois, 1861-63, 1873-79; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention 11th District, 1869-70; postmaster at Olney, Ill., 1886-89. Died in Olney, Richland County, Ill., January 30, 1912 (age 90 years, 1 days). Interment at Olney Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


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