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Williamson County
Illinois

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Williamson County

Index to Locations

  • Carterville Oakwood Cemetery
  • Herrin Herrin City Cemetery
  • Marion Maplewood Cemetery
  • Marion Marion Cemetery
  • Marion Rose Hill Cemetery


    Oakwood Cemetery
    Carterville, Williamson County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Cecil William Bishop (1890-1971) — also known as C. W. 'Runt' Bishop — of Carterville, Williamson County, Ill. Born near West Vienna, Johnson County, Ill., June 29, 1890. Republican. Tailor; laundry business; coal miner; professional football and baseball player and manager; postmaster; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1941-55 (25th District 1941-49, 26th District 1949-53, 25th District 1953-55); defeated, 1954. Christian. Member, Lions; Elks; Eagles; Odd Fellows; Woodmen; Knights of Pythias. Died in Marion, Williamson County, Ill., September 21, 1971 (age 81 years, 84 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William C. Bishop and Belle Z. (Ragsdale) Bishop; married, December 25, 1913, to Elizabeth Hutton.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Herrin City Cemetery
    Herrin, Williamson County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Wendell Lockwood Kane (1909-1970) — also known as Wendell L. Kane — of St. Louis, Mo.; near Herrin, Williamson County, Ill. Born in St. Louis, Mo., April 17, 1909. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1960. Died in Clayton, St. Louis County, Mo., March 7, 1970 (age 60 years, 324 days). Interment at Herrin City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Leonidas Kane (1884-1956) and Nellie Hester (Lockwood) Kane (1887-1958); married, July 16, 1932, to Ruth Elizabeth Perrine (1913-1983).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Maplewood Cemetery
    Marion, Williamson County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward Everett Denison (1873-1953) — also known as Edward E. Denison — of Marion, Williamson County, Ill. Born in Marion, Williamson County, Ill., August 28, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Illinois 25th District, 1915-31; defeated, 1930, 1932. Died in Carbondale, Jackson County, Ill., June 17, 1953 (age 79 years, 293 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Edward Everett
      Relatives: Son of Charles H. Denison and Mary E. (Bundy) Denison.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Marion Cemetery
    Marion, Williamson County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Willis Allen (1806-1859) — of Marion, Williamson County, Ill. Born near Roanoke, Roanoke County, Va., December 15, 1806. Democrat. Member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1838-40; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1844; member of Illinois state senate, 1845-49; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention Williamson, Franklin and Jackson counties, 1847; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1851-55 (2nd District 1851-53, 9th District 1853-55); circuit judge in Illinois, 1859; died in office 1859. Member, Freemasons. Died while holding court in Harrisburg, Saline County, Ill., April 15, 1859 (age 52 years, 121 days). Interment at Marion Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of William Joshua Allen (1829-1901).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Rose Hill Cemetery
    Marion, Williamson County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Otis Herman Burnett (1872-1909) — also known as Herman Burnett — of Illinois. Born in Marion, Williamson County, Ill., January 7, 1872. Member of Illinois state senate 50th District, 1901-07. Died in Marion, Williamson County, Ill., August 10, 1909 (age 37 years, 215 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Houston Burnett (1844-1934).
      John Houston Burnett (1844-1934) — of Marion, Williamson County, Ill. Born in Marion, Williamson County, Ill., September 19, 1844. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; mayor of Marion, Ill., 1895-97, 1911-13. Baptist. Died, following a fall which broke his hip, in Marion, Williamson County, Ill., July 13, 1934 (age 89 years, 297 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Otis Herman Burnett (1872-1909).


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