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  • Shelbyville Glenwood Cemetery

    Glenwood Cemetery
    Shelbyville, Shelby County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Wheeler Moulton (1821-1905) — also known as Samuel W. Moulton — of Shelbyville, Shelby County, Ill. Born in Wenham, Essex County, Mass., January 20, 1821. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1852-59; candidate for Presidential Elector for Illinois; president, Illinois state board of education, 1859-76; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1865-67, 1881-85 (at-large 1865-67, 15th District 1881-83, 17th District 1883-85). Died in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Ill., June 3, 1905 (age 84 years, 134 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Moulton and Mary (Lunt) Moulton; married 1844 to Mary H. Afflick.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Anthony Thornton (1814-1904) — of Shelbyville, Shelby County, Ill. Born near Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., November 9, 1814. Democrat. Major in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention Moultrie and Shelby counties, 1847; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1850; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention Cumberland and Shelby counties, 1862; member of Illinois Democratic State Committee, 1862-64; U.S. Representative from Illinois 10th District, 1865-67; justice of Illinois state supreme court, 1870-73; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1884. Died in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Ill., September 10, 1904 (age 89 years, 306 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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