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Wayne County
Illinois

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Wayne County

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  • Private or family graveyards
  • Fairfield Maple Hill Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Wayne County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert T. Forth (1813-1886) — of Wayne County, Ill. Born in Bowling Green, Warren County, Ky., September 15, 1813. Farmer; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1859-61, 1873-75 (10th District 1859-61, 44th District 1873-75). Baptist. Died in 1886 (age about 72 years). Interment in a private or family graveyard.


    Maple Hill Cemetery
    Fairfield, Wayne County, Illinois
    Politicians buried here:
      James Vandaveer Heidinger (1882-1945) — also known as James V. Heidinger — of Fairfield, Wayne County, Ill. Born near Mt. Erie, Wayne County, Ill., July 17, 1882. Republican. Lawyer; county judge in Illinois, 1915-26; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1928, 1932 (alternate); U.S. Representative from Illinois 24th District, 1941-45; defeated, 1930, 1934; died in office 1945. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died, from pulmonary fibrosis, in Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., March 22, 1945 (age 62 years, 248 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William B. Heidinger and Elizabeth (Vandaveer) Heidinger.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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