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DeKalb County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in DeKalb County

Index to Locations

  • Auburn Woodlawn Cemetery
  • Garrett Christian Union Cemetery
  • St. Joe Riverview Cemetery
  • Waterloo Waterloo Cemetery

    Woodlawn Cemetery
    Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      James Indus Farley (1871-1948) — also known as James I. Farley — of Auburn, DeKalb County, Ind. Born near Hamilton, Steuben County, Ind., February 24, 1871. Democrat. School teacher; automobile dealer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1928; U.S. Representative from Indiana 4th District, 1933-39; defeated, 1938. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Moose. Died in Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pa., June 16, 1948 (age 77 years, 113 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Franklin Farley and Nancy Jane (McCurdy) Farley; married, April 15, 1893, to Charlotte Gramling.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Christian Union Cemetery
    Garrett, DeKalb County, Indiana
    Founded 1888
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Clark Springer (1894-1980) — also known as Henry C. Springer — of Butler, DeKalb County, Ind. Born in Huntington, Huntington County, Ind., January 24, 1894. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1940 (member, Credentials Committee), 1944, 1948, 1952 (alternate), 1960 (alternate). Died June 30, 1980 (age 86 years, 158 days). Interment at Christian Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elizabeth Springer (1867-1959) and Samuel C. Springer (1869-1932); married to Madolin Springer (1896-1986); second great-grandnephew of Thomas Glasby Waterman; third great-grandson of David Waterman (born1749); third cousin once removed of Joshua Milton Fiero Jr..
      Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Waterman-Huntington family of Connecticut; Otis family of Connecticut; Roundy-Welles-Hadley family of Illinois (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Riverview Cemetery
    St. Joe, DeKalb County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Jacob D. Leighty (1839-1912) — of St. Joe, DeKalb County, Ind. Born near Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pa., November 15, 1839. Republican. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1886; U.S. Representative from Indiana 12th District, 1895-97. Died October 18, 1912 (age 72 years, 338 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Waterloo Cemetery
    Waterloo, DeKalb County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles A. O. McClellan (1835-1898) — of Auburn, DeKalb County, Ind. Born in Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio, May 25, 1835. Democrat. Lawyer; banker; circuit judge in Indiana, 1879-81; U.S. Representative from Indiana 12th District, 1889-93. Died in Auburn, DeKalb County, Ind., January 31, 1898 (age 62 years, 251 days). Interment at Waterloo Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William McClellan (1807-1870) and Eliza (Wiggins) McClellan (1812-1885); married to Elizabeth A. Long (1839-1924).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial

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