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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Delaware County

Index to Locations

  • Mt. Pleasant Township Van Matre Cemetery
  • Muncie Beech Grove Cemetery
  • Yorktown Mt. Pleasant Cemetery


    Van Matre Cemetery
    Mt. Pleasant Township, Delaware County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      William Van Matre (1798-1861) — of Muncietown (now Muncie), Delaware County, Ind. Born in Highland County, Ohio, December 28, 1798. Postmaster at Muncietown, Ind., 1828-29; state court judge in Indiana, 1834-36; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1836-37. Presbyterian. Died near Muncie, Delaware County, Ind., October 8, 1861 (age 62 years, 284 days). Interment at Van Matre Cemetery.


    Beech Grove Cemetery
    1400 West Kilgore Avenue
    Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      George Washington Cromer (1856-1936) — also known as George W. Cromer — of Muncie, Delaware County, Ind. Born near Anderson, Madison County, Ind., May 13, 1856. Republican. Delaware County Prosecuting Attorney, 1887-91; mayor of Muncie, Ind., 1894-98; U.S. Representative from Indiana 8th District, 1899-1907; defeated, 1906. Died in Muncie, Delaware County, Ind., November 8, 1936 (age 80 years, 179 days). Interment at Beech Grove Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: George Washington
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Andrew Kennedy (1810-1847) — of Muncietown (now Muncie), Delaware County, Ind. Born in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, July 24, 1810. Democrat. Member of Indiana state senate, 1836-40; candidate for Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1840; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1841-47 (5th District 1841-43, 10th District 1843-47). Died of smallpox, in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., December 31, 1847 (age 37 years, 160 days). Original interment at Greenlawn Cemetery (which no longer exists), Indianapolis, Ind.; reinterment at Beech Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Evender Chalane Kennedy (1842-1893); cousin *** of David Colbreth Broderick and Case Broderick.
      Political family: Broderick-Kennedy family of Indianapolis and Muncie, Indiana.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John C. Quick (1862-1929) — of Muncie, Delaware County, Ind. Born near Frankton, Madison County, Ind., December 4, 1862. Republican. Physician; mayor of Muncie, Ind., 1922-26. Disciples of Christ. Member, American Medical Association. Died in Muncie, Delaware County, Ind., March 15, 1929 (age 66 years, 101 days). Interment at Beech Grove Cemetery.
    Marshall E. Hanley Marshall E. Hanley (1920-1981) — of Muncie, Delaware County, Ind. Born in Muncie, Delaware County, Ind., May 7, 1920. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, 1952-53. Presbyterian. Irish and English ancestry. Member, Rotary; Beta Theta Pi. Died, in Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Delaware County, Ind., May 23, 1981 (age 61 years, 16 days). Interment at Beech Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frank A. Hanley (1891-1965) and Emily (Shirk) Hanley (1893-1968); married, December 7, 1947, to Elaine L. Bowers (1924-2004).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Indiana Lives (1967)
      George Alexander Ball (1862-1955) — also known as George A. Ball — of Muncie, Delaware County, Ind. Born in Green, Summit County, Ohio, November 5, 1862. Republican. President, Ball Brothers glass manufacturing company; chairman, Merchants National Bank of Muncie; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1928 (Convention Vice-President), 1936; member of Republican National Committee from Indiana, 1932-37. Presbyterian. Member, Beta Gamma Sigma; Freemasons; Rotary. Died, from cerebral thrombosis, in Muncie, Delaware County, Ind., October 22, 1955 (age 92 years, 351 days). Entombed at Beech Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lucius Styles Ball (1814-1878) and Maria Polly (Bingham) Ball (1822-1892); married to Frances Woodworth (1872-1958); uncle of Edmund Arthur Ball; third cousin twice removed of Harrison Blodget; fourth cousin once removed of Walter Harrison Blodget (1850-1923) and Albert Lemando Bingham.
      Political families: Morris-Ingersoll family of New York and Connecticut; Seward family of New York; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edmund Arthur Ball (1894-1947) — also known as E. Arthur Ball — of Muncie, Delaware County, Ind.; Westwood, Bergen County, N.J. Born in Muncie, Delaware County, Ind., December, 1894. Democrat. Vice-president of the Ball Brothers glass container company; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1940. Died, from a heart seizure brought on by influenza, while seated in his parked car at the municipal airport, in Millville, Cumberland County, N.J., April 16, 1947 (age 52 years, 0 days). Entombed at Beech Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frank Clayton Ball (1858-1943) and Elizabeth Wolfe (Brady) Ball (1867-1944); married, January 24, 1920, to Frances Louise Davies; nephew of George Alexander Ball; third cousin thrice removed of Harrison Blodget (1801-1899).
      Political families: Morris-Ingersoll family of New York and Connecticut; Eastman family; Saltonstall-Weeks family of Massachusetts; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    John W. Fisher John Wesley Fisher (1915-2009) — also known as John W. Fisher — of Muncie, Delaware County, Ind. Born in Walland, Blount County, Tenn., July 15, 1915. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1952, 1960; president and CEO, Ball Corporation, 1970-81. Methodist. Member, Delta Tau Delta; Rotary. Died, from leukemia, in Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Delaware County, Ind., June 28, 2009 (age 93 years, 348 days). Interment at Beech Grove Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: John Wesley
      Relatives: Married, August 10, 1940, to Janice Kelsey Ball (1916-2010).
      Personal motto: "Ride hard, shoot straight, tell the truth, and be good to your fellow man."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: University of Tennessee Knoxville


    Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    Yorktown, Delaware County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      David Kilgore (1804-1879) — of Muncietown (now Muncie), Delaware County, Ind. Born in Harrison County, Ky., April 3, 1804. Republican. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1833-36, 1838-39, 1855; Speaker of the Indiana State House of Representatives, 1855; circuit judge in Indiana, 1839-46; candidate for Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1848; delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1850-51; U.S. Representative from Indiana 5th District, 1857-61. Methodist. Died in Yorktown, Delaware County, Ind., January 22, 1879 (age 74 years, 294 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Alfred Kilgore (1833-1871).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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