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Will County
Illinois

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Will County

Index to Locations

  • Elwood Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
  • Joliet Elmhurst Cemetery
  • Joliet Mt. Olivet Cemetery
  • Joliet Oakwood Cemetery
  • Joliet St. Joseph's Cemetery
  • Lockport Resurrection Cemetery
  • Plainfield Plainfield Cemetery


    Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
    Elwood, Will County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      George Edward Sangmeister (1931-2007) — also known as George E. Sangmeister — of Mokena, Will County, Ill. Born in Frankfort, Will County, Ill., February 16, 1931. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; Will County State's Attorney, 1964-68; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1973-77; member of Illinois state senate, 1977-87; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, 1986; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1989-95 (4th District 1989-93, 11th District 1993-95). Congregationalist. Member, American Legion; Lions. Died, of leukemia, in Silver Cross Hospital, Joliet, Will County, Ill., October 7, 2007 (age 76 years, 233 days). Interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Doris M. Hinspeter.
      Cross-reference: Daniel Lipinski
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier


    Elmhurst Cemetery
    Joliet, Will County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Howard Malcolm Snapp (1855-1938) — also known as Howard M. Snapp — of Joliet, Will County, Ill. Born in Joliet, Will County, Ill., September 27, 1855. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1896, 1908; U.S. Representative from Illinois 11th District, 1903-11; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1924. Died in Joliet, Will County, Ill., August 14, 1938 (age 82 years, 321 days). Interment at Elmhurst Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Snapp (1822-1895).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Philip Cornelius Hayes (1833-1916) — of Morris, Grundy County, Ill. Born in Granby, Hartford County, Conn., February 3, 1833. Republican. U.S. Representative from Illinois 7th District, 1877-81. Died July 13, 1916 (age 83 years, 161 days). Interment at Elmhurst Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Everett Jerome Murphy (1852-1922) — also known as Everett J. Murphy — of East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Ill. Born in Illinois, 1852. Republican. Member of Illinois state legislature, 1890; U.S. Representative from Illinois 21st District, 1895-97. Died in 1922 (age about 70 years). Interment at Elmhurst Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Mt. Olivet Cemetery
    Joliet, Will County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      John Joseph Feely (1875-1905) — also known as John J. Feely — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born near Wilmington, Will County, Ill., August 1, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Illinois 2nd District, 1901-03. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., February 15, 1905 (age 29 years, 198 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oakwood Cemetery
    Joliet, Will County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Courtney Pinkney Holden (1827-1905) — also known as Charles C. P. Holden — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Groton, Grafton County, N.H., August 9, 1827. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; land agent for Illinois Central Railroad; helped to organize and build the Chicago and Illinois River Railroad; Republican candidate for mayor of Chicago, Ill., 1862, 1871; Democratic candidate for Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1872; Cook County Commissioner, 1874. Member, Sons of the American Revolution. Died in Matteson, Cook County, Ill., February 5, 1905 (age 77 years, 180 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Phineas Hemmenway Holden (1792-1872) and Elizabeth 'Betsey' (Parker) Holden (1792-1869); married, September 17, 1855, to Sarah Jane Reynolds (1836-1873); married, April 28, 1875, to Louise R. Jones (divorced 1880); married, July 11, 1888, to Thelena M. McCoy; first cousin of Ebenezer Gregg Danforth Holden; first cousin once removed of Charles Wayne Holden; first cousin twice removed of Charlotte H. McMorran; third cousin of Winfield Scott Holden; third cousin twice removed of Luther Lawrence, John Davis and Abbott Lawrence; fourth cousin once removed of Isaac Davis, Alonzo M. Garcelon, Amos Adams Lawrence, John Chandler Bancroft Davis, Samuel Abbott Green, Horace Davis and Gordon Woodbury (1863-1924).
      Political families: Chandler-Hale family of Portland, Maine; Lee-Randolph family; Woodbury-Holden family of Massachusetts and New Hampshire; Holden-Davis-Lawrence-Garcelon family of Massachusetts; Starkweather-Pendleton family of Preston, Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Joel Aldrich Matteson (1808-1873) — also known as Joel A. Matteson — of Will County, Ill. Born in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., August 2, 1808. Member of Illinois state senate, 1842-43, 1849-50 (Will County 1842-43, 21st District 1849-50); Governor of Illinois, 1853-57. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., January 31, 1873 (age 64 years, 182 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      See also National Governors Association biography
      Jesse Olds Norton (1812-1875) — also known as Jesse O. Norton — of Joliet, Will County, Ill. Born in Vermont, 1812. Republican. Delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention Iroquois and Will counties, 1847; member of Illinois state legislature, 1850; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1853-57, 1863-65 (3rd District 1853-57, 6th District 1863-65); delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1856. Member, Kappa Alpha Society. Died in 1875 (age about 63 years). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Alexander Steel (1836-1879) — also known as W. A. Steel — of Joliet, Will County, Ill. Born in Blairsville, Indiana County, Pa., October 11, 1836. Major in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; stone quarry proprietor; mayor of Joliet, Ill., 1869-71, 1872-73, 1875-76. Died, reportedly as the result of a horsedrawn sleigh accident, in Joliet, Will County, Ill., March 28, 1879 (age 42 years, 168 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Stewart Steel (1800-1861) and Myrtilla (Sterrett) Steel (1806-1876); married, January 16, 1862, to Frances Louise Sanger (1842-1880; daughter of Lorenzo P. Sanger (1809-1875)).
      Henry Snapp (1822-1895) — of Illinois. Born in Livonia, Livingston County, N.Y., June 30, 1822. Republican. Member of Illinois state legislature, 1860; U.S. Representative from Illinois 6th District, 1871-73. Died in Joliet, Will County, Ill., November 26, 1895 (age 73 years, 149 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Howard Malcolm Snapp (1855-1938).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Charles Augustus Hill (1833-1902) — of Joliet, Will County, Ill. Born in Truxton, Cortland County, N.Y., August 23, 1833. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Illinois 8th District, 1889-91. Died in Joliet, Will County, Ill., May 29, 1902 (age 68 years, 279 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Albert W. Bowen (1803-1881) — of Joliet, Will County, Ill. Born in Berkshire County, Mass., February 6, 1803. Democrat. Physician; postmaster at Joliet, Ill., 1845-49. Died in Wilmington, Will County, Ill., November 24, 1881 (age 78 years, 291 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1831 to Mary Catherine Shoemaker (1806-1881); father of Rodney S. Bowen (1832-1864; U.S. Army captain, wounded in battle of Franklin, Tenn., and died soon after).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Lorenzo P. Sanger (1809-1875) — of Joliet, Will County, Ill. Born in Littleton, Grafton County, N.H., March 2, 1809. Contractor; built canals and railroads; member of Illinois state senate, 1840; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; stone quarry proprietor. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., March 23, 1875 (age 66 years, 21 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Sanger, Jr. (1782-1851) and Mary 'Polly' (Palmer) Sanger (1783-1854); married, February 3, 1830, to Rachel Mary Denniston; father of Frances Louise Sanger (1842-1880; who married William Alexander Steel (1836-1879)).


    St. Joseph's Cemetery
    Joliet, Will County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Anton Nemanich Jr. (1890-1946) — of Illinois. Born February 12, 1890. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 11th District, 1920. Died July 31, 1946 (age 56 years, 169 days). Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery.


    Resurrection Cemetery
    Lockport, Will County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      George Miller O'Brien (1917-1986) — also known as George M. O'Brien — of Illinois. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., June 17, 1917. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1970-71; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1973-86 (17th District 1973-83, 4th District 1983-86); died in office 1986. Died, from prostate cancer, at the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., July 18, 1986 (age 69 years, 31 days). Interment at Resurrection Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier


    Plainfield Cemetery
    Plainfield, Will County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Noah Morgan Mason (1882-1965) — also known as Noah M. Mason — of Oglesby, La Salle County, Ill. Born in Wales, July 19, 1882. Republican. School teacher and principal; superintendent of schools; member of Illinois state senate 39th District, 1931-36; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1937-63 (12th District 1937-49, 15th District 1949-63); member, Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1953-54; resigned 1954. Died in Joliet, Will County, Ill., March 29, 1965 (age 82 years, 253 days). Interment at Plainfield Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Ulysses S. G. Blakely (1868-1948) — of Plainfield, Will County, Ill. Born in 1868. Republican. Postmaster at Plainfield, Ill., 1901; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1916. Died in 1948 (age about 80 years). Interment at Plainfield Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Ulysses S. Grant

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