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Boone County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Boone County

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  • Lebanon Oak Hill Cemetery

    Oak Hill Cemetery
    Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Moffett Ralston (1857-1925) — also known as Samuel M. Ralston — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born near New Cumberland, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, December 1, 1857. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Indiana state senate, 1888; Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1892; candidate for secretary of state of Indiana, 1896, 1898; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1904 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); Governor of Indiana, 1913-17; U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1923-25; died in office 1925; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1924. Presbyterian. Scottish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Died, from heart and kidney diseases, near Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., October 14, 1925 (age 67 years, 317 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Ralston (born 1811) and Sarah (Scott) Ralston (born 1821); married, December 26, 1881, to Mary Josephine Backous (died 1882); married, December 30, 1889, to Jennie Craven (born1861).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Jefferson Cason (1828-1901) — of Indiana. Born near Brownsville, Union County, Ind., September 13, 1828. Republican. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1861-63; member of Indiana state senate, 1865-67; state court judge in Indiana, 1867-71; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1873-77 (7th District 1873-75, 9th District 1875-77). Methodist. Died in Washington, D.C., July 10, 1901 (age 72 years, 300 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Thomas Jefferson
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel S. Heath (1850-1926) — of Lebanon, Boone County, Ind. Born in Jennings County, Ind., July 12, 1850. Republican. Livestock dealer; farmer; chair of Boone County Republican Party, 1905; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1924. Died in Lebanon, Boone County, Ind., June 1, 1926 (age 75 years, 324 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elizabeth (Neal) Heath (1821-1875) and James M. Heath (1822-1892); married, May 2, 1895, to Cora Belle Devol (1872-1949).
      Ollie M. Berry (1890-1968) — of Lebanon, Boone County, Ind. Born in Clinton County, Ind., January 16, 1890. Republican. Farmer; chair of Boone County Republican Party, 1938-44. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died in November, 1968 (age 78 years, 0 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Eugene C. Pulliam Eugene Collins Pulliam (1889-1975) — also known as Eugene C. Pulliam — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born, in a sod dugout, in Grant County, Kan., May 3, 1889. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; director, New York Central Railroad; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1952 (speaker), 1956. Methodist. Member, Sigma Delta Chi; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Freemasons; Elks; Rotary. Died in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., June 23, 1975 (age 86 years, 51 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rev. Irvin Brown Pulliam (1859-1946) and Martha Ellen (Collins) Pulliam (1860-1932); married 1912 to Myrta Smith (1887-1917); married 1919 to Martha Ott (1891-1991; divorced 1941); married 1941 to Nina G. Mason (1906-1997); grandfather of James Danforth Quayle (born1947) (who married Marilyn Quayle); great-grandfather of Benjamin Eugene Quayle.
      Political family: Quayle family of Indianapolis, Indiana.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: The Arizona Republic, August 31, 2011

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