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Decatur County
Indiana

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Decatur County

Index to Locations

  • Greensburg Decatur County Courthouse Grounds
  • Greensburg South Park Cemetery


    Decatur County Courthouse Grounds
    Greensburg, Decatur County, Indiana

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      Thomas Hendricks (1773-1835) — of Greensburg, Decatur County, Ind. Born in Westmoreland County, Pa., January 28, 1773. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; founder of Greensburg, Indiana; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1823-25, 1827-31; member of Indiana state senate, 1831-34. Presbyterian. Died in Greensburg, Decatur County, Ind., March 31, 1835 (age 62 years, 62 days). Interment at South Park Cemetery; memorial monument at Decatur County Courthouse Grounds.
      Relatives: Son of Abraham 'Abram' Hendricks (1749-1819) and Ann (Jamison) Hendricks (1753-1834); brother of William Hendricks and John Hendricks; married to Elizabeth Trimble (1780-1825) and Elizabeth Cooper Paul (1800-1876); father of Abraham Hendricks; uncle of William Hendricks Jr., Thomas Andrews Hendricks (who married Eliza Carol Morgan), Abram Washington Hendricks and William Chalmers Hendricks (1825-1892); granduncle of Scott Springer Hendricks; third cousin thrice removed of Frederick B. Piatt.
      Political family: Hendricks family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    South Park Cemetery
    Greensburg, Decatur County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      William Cumback (1829-1905) — also known as Will Cumback — of Greensburg, Decatur County, Ind. Born in Franklin County, Ind., March 24, 1829. Republican. U.S. Representative from Indiana 4th District, 1855-57; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Indiana state senate, 1867; Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, 1867-72; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 4th Indiana District, 1879. Methodist. Member, Odd Fellows; Grand Army of the Republic; Freemasons. Died in Greensburg, Decatur County, Ind., August 1, 1905 (age 76 years, 130 days). Interment at South Park Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James Bradford Foley (1807-1886) — also known as James B. Foley — of Greensburg, Decatur County, Ind. Born near Dover, Mason County, Ky., October 18, 1807. Democrat. Delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1850; U.S. Representative from Indiana 4th District, 1857-59; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1860, 1864 (alternate). Died in Greensburg, Decatur County, Ind., December 5, 1886 (age 79 years, 48 days). Interment at South Park Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Hendricks (1773-1835) — of Greensburg, Decatur County, Ind. Born in Westmoreland County, Pa., January 28, 1773. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; founder of Greensburg, Indiana; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1823-25, 1827-31; member of Indiana state senate, 1831-34. Presbyterian. Died in Greensburg, Decatur County, Ind., March 31, 1835 (age 62 years, 62 days). Interment at South Park Cemetery; memorial monument at Decatur County Courthouse Grounds.
      Relatives: Son of Abraham 'Abram' Hendricks (1749-1819) and Ann (Jamison) Hendricks (1753-1834); brother of William Hendricks and John Hendricks; married to Elizabeth Trimble (1780-1825) and Elizabeth Cooper Paul (1800-1876); father of Abraham Hendricks; uncle of William Hendricks Jr., Thomas Andrews Hendricks (who married Eliza Carol Morgan), Abram Washington Hendricks and William Chalmers Hendricks (1825-1892); granduncle of Scott Springer Hendricks; third cousin thrice removed of Frederick B. Piatt.
      Political family: Hendricks family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Oscar L. Pulse (1851-1923) — of Decatur County, Ind. Born in Hamilton County, Ohio, February 14, 1851. Democrat. School teacher; farmer; lumber business; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1883. Methodist. Dutch and German ancestry. Died in Maryland, March 15, 1923 (age 72 years, 29 days). Interment at South Park Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Polk Thomson (1854-1942) — also known as John P. Thomson — of Greensburg, Decatur County, Ind. Born in Greensburg, Decatur County, Ind., September 5, 1854. Republican. Road and bridge contractor; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1900 (alternate), 1928. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Died in Greensburg, Decatur County, Ind., April 13, 1942 (age 87 years, 220 days). Interment at South Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Orville Thomson (1823-1910) and Nancy (Hazelrigg) Thomson (1825-1899); married, October 30, 1881, to Emma B. Walker (1860-1895).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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