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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in White County

Index to Locations

  • Carmi Maple Ridge Cemetery
  • Carmi Old Graveyard
  • Herald Union Ridge Cemetery


    Maple Ridge Cemetery
    Carmi, White County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      James Robert Williams (1850-1923) — also known as James R. Williams; Bob Williams — of Carmi, White County, Ill. Born in Carmi, White County, Ill., December 27, 1850. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1889-95, 1899-1905 (19th District 1889-95, 20th District 1899-1903, 24th District 1903-05); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1900, 1912; candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1904. Member, Phi Kappa Psi. Died in Loma Linda, San Bernardino County, Calif., November 8, 1923 (age 72 years, 316 days). Interment at Maple Ridge Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Montgomery Crebs (1830-1890) — also known as John M. Crebs — of Carmi, White County, Ill. Born in Middleburg, Loudoun County, Va., April 9, 1830. Democrat. Lawyer; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; candidate for Illinois superintendent of public instruction, 1866; U.S. Representative from Illinois 13th District, 1869-73; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1880. Died in Carmi, White County, Ill., June 26, 1890 (age 60 years, 78 days). Interment at Maple Ridge Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ferdinand Berry Crebs (1803-1884) and Lucy Jones (Wilson) Crebs (1803-1879); married, October 13, 1857, to Annie E. Stewart (1836-1899); father of John Montgomery Crebs, Jr. (1869-1955); grandfather of Caswell Jones Crebs.
      Political family: Crebs family of Carmi, Illinois.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Orlando Burrell (1826-1921) — of Carmi, White County, Ill. Born in Newton, Bradford County, Pa., July 26, 1826. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; county judge in Illinois, 1873-81; White County Sheriff, 1892-94; U.S. Representative from Illinois 20th District, 1895-97; defeated, 1896. Died in Carmi, White County, Ill., June 7, 1921 (age 94 years, 316 days). Interment at Maple Ridge Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Chauncey Stewart Conger (1838-1916) — also known as Chauncey S. Conger — of Carmi, White County, Ill. Born in Strong Ridge, Wood County, Ohio, January 14, 1838. Civil engineer; lawyer; White County Superintendent of Schools, 1861-62; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1863-64; circuit judge in Illinois, 1879. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Ancient Order of United Workmen. Died in Carmi, White County, Ill., July 24, 1916 (age 78 years, 192 days). Interment at Maple Ridge Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Enoch Conger (1792-1872) and Esther (West) Conger (1796-1882); brother of Omar Dwight Conger; married, November 28, 1861, to Ellen Stewart; father of Chauncey Stewart Conger; uncle of Franklin Barker Conger; first cousin once removed of Hugh Conger and Edwin Hurd Conger (1843-1907); second cousin of Moore Conger and Frederick Ward Conger; second cousin thrice removed of Ralph Waldo Hungerford; third cousin of Anson Griffith Conger and Harmon Sweatland Conger; third cousin twice removed of Edward Augustus Conger; third cousin thrice removed of Robert John Conger; fourth cousin of James Lockwood Conger and Charles Franklin Conger; fourth cousin once removed of Abraham Bogart Conger, James W. Conger and Benn Conger.
      Political families: Conger family of New York; Conger-Hungerford family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Montgomery Crebs, Jr. (1869-1955) — also known as John M. Crebs, Jr. — of Carmi, White County, Ill. Born in Illinois, January 24, 1869. Democrat. Banker; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1912 (alternate), 1916 (member, Credentials Committee); candidate for University of Illinois trustee, 1918. Died June 21, 1955 (age 86 years, 148 days). Interment at Maple Ridge Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Montgomery Crebs and Annie (Stewart) Crebs (1836-1899); married, May 1, 1890, to Eledith Hinde Powell (1868-1957); uncle of Caswell Jones Crebs (1912-1988).
      Political family: Crebs family of Carmi, Illinois.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Chauncey Stewart Conger (1882-1963) — also known as Chauncey S. Conger — of Carmi, White County, Ill. Born in Carmi, White County, Ill., October 1, 1882. Democrat. Newspaper editor and publisher; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1932; White County Judge, 1934-42; director, First National Bank of Carmi. Presbyterian. Member, Kiwanis. Died in Carmi, White County, Ill., April 16, 1963 (age 80 years, 197 days). Interment at Maple Ridge Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Chauncey Stewart Conger and Ellen (Stewart) Conger; married, February 2, 1910, to Lena Patrick; nephew of Omar Dwight Conger (1818-1898); first cousin of Franklin Barker Conger; first cousin twice removed of Hugh Conger; second cousin of Edwin Hurd Conger; second cousin once removed of Moore Conger and Frederick Ward Conger; third cousin once removed of Anson Griffith Conger and Harmon Sweatland Conger; third cousin twice removed of Ralph Waldo Hungerford; fourth cousin once removed of James Lockwood Conger, Charles Franklin Conger and Edward Augustus Conger.
      Political families: Conger family of New York; Conger-Hungerford family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Old Graveyard
    Carmi, White County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      John McCracken Robinson (1794-1843) — also known as John M. Robinson — of Carmi, White County, Ill. Born near Georgetown, Scott County, Ky., April 10, 1794. Democrat. U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1830-41; justice of Illinois state supreme court, 1843; died in office 1843. Died in Ottawa, La Salle County, Ill., April 25, 1843 (age 49 years, 15 days). Interment at Old Graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      William Wilson (1795-1857) — of Illinois. Born in Loudoun County, Va., 1795. Justice of Illinois state supreme court, 1819-48. Died April 29, 1857 (age about 61 years). Interment at Old Graveyard.


    Union Ridge Cemetery
    Herald, White County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      James Winfield Karber (1914-1976) — also known as James W. Karber — of Ridgway, Gallatin County, Ill. Born in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ill., July 8, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; banker; Gallatin County State's Attorney, 1936-40; member of Illinois Democratic State Central Committee, 1941-44; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1946-48; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1964. Methodist. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Ind., September, 1976 (age 62 years, 0 days). Interment at Union Ridge Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James F. Karber and Myrtle C. (Tyer) Karber; married to Irma Cox.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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