PoliticalGraveyard.com
The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Floyd County
Indiana

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Floyd County

Index to Locations

  • New Albany Fairview Cemetery
  • New Albany Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery


    Fairview Cemetery
    New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Michael Crawford Kerr (1827-1876) — also known as Michael C. Kerr — of New Albany, Floyd County, Ind. Born in Titusville, Crawford County, Pa., March 15, 1827. Democrat. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1857; Indiana reporter of state courts, 1863-64; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1865-73, 1875-76 (2nd District 1865-73, 3rd District 1875-76); died in office 1876; Speaker of the U.S. House, 1875-76; died in office 1876. Died in Rockbridge County, Va., August 19, 1876 (age 49 years, 157 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Samuel B. Kerr (1855-1924).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Ashbel Parsons Willard (1820-1860) — also known as Ashbel P. Willard — of New Albany, Floyd County, Ind. Born in Vernon, Oneida County, N.Y., October 31, 1820. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1850-51; Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, 1853-57; Governor of Indiana, 1857-60; died in office 1860. Member, Freemasons. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., October 4, 1860 (age 39 years, 339 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      See also National Governors Association biography
      James Whitson Dunbar (1860-1943) — also known as James W. Dunbar — of New Albany, Floyd County, Ind. Born in New Albany, Floyd County, Ind., October 17, 1860. Republican. U.S. Representative from Indiana 3rd District, 1919-23, 1929-31; defeated, 1930; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1932. Died in New Albany, Floyd County, Ind., May 19, 1943 (age 82 years, 214 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George Augustus Bicknell (1815-1891) — of New Albany, Floyd County, Ind. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., February 6, 1815. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Indiana 3rd District, 1877-81. Died in New Albany, Floyd County, Ind., April 11, 1891 (age 76 years, 64 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Simeon Kalfius Wolfe (1824-1888) — of Corydon, Harrison County, Ind.; New Albany, Floyd County, Ind. Born near Georgetown, Floyd County, Ind., February 14, 1824. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1860; member of Indiana state senate, 1860-64; U.S. Representative from Indiana 2nd District, 1873-75; circuit judge in Indiana, 1880-84. Died in New Albany, Floyd County, Ind., November 18, 1888 (age 64 years, 278 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Raymond L. Jaegers (1903-1946) — of New Albany, Floyd County, Ind. Born in New Albany, Floyd County, Ind., June 23, 1903. Republican. Floyd County Sheriff, 1939-42; mayor of New Albany, Ind., 1943-46; died in office 1946. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot, in his City Hall office, New Albany, Floyd County, Ind., September 5, 1946 (age 43 years, 74 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Virginia M. Huckeby (1902-1982).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert W. Morris (1858-1949) — of New Albany, Floyd County, Ind. Born November 10, 1858. Republican. Postmaster at New Albany, Ind., 1899-1911; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1924. Died April 11, 1949 (age 90 years, 152 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Duncan Morris (1820-1882) and Eliza A. (Cutshaw) Morris (1827-1870); brother of Maurice Morris (1866-1942).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert F. Kraft (1859-1894) — of New Albany, Floyd County, Ind. Born in Johnson County, Ill., October, 1859. Democrat. Shoemaker; candidate in primary for mayor of New Albany, Ind., 1894. Killed himself by swallowing arsenic, in New Albany, Floyd County, Ind., October 2, 1894 (age about 35 years). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ferdinand Kraft (1833-1908) and Sophia (Scharf) Kraft (1840-1905); married, April 22, 1884, to Blanche E. Riggle (1867-1934).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Maurice Morris (1866-1942) — of New Albany, Floyd County, Ind. Born December 27, 1866. Republican. Postmaster at New Albany, Ind., 1897-99. Died in New Albany, Floyd County, Ind., June 29, 1942 (age 75 years, 184 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Duncan Morris (1820-1882) and Eliza A. (Cutshaw) Morris (1827-1870); brother of Robert W. Morris (1858-1949).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Patrick Shields — of Indiana. Delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1816. Interment at Fairview Cemetery.


    Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery
    New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Sherman Minton (1890-1965) — of New Albany, Floyd County, Ind. Born in Georgetown, Floyd County, Ind., October 20, 1890. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1935-41; defeated, 1940; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1940; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, 1941-49; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1949-56; took senior status 1956. Member, Freemasons. Died in New Albany, Floyd County, Ind., April 9, 1965 (age 74 years, 171 days). Interment at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
      Books about Sherman Minton: William Franklin Radcliff, Sherman Minton : Indiana's Supreme Court Justice — Linda C. Gugin & James E. St. Clair, Sherman Minton: New Deal Senator, Cold War Justice
      John A. Cody (1871-1953) — of New Albany, Floyd County, Ind. Born March 4, 1871. Democrat. Postmaster at New Albany, Ind., 1915-22. Died May 4, 1953 (age 82 years, 61 days). Interment at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

  • "Enjoy the hospitable entertainment of a political graveyard."
    Henry L. Clinton, Apollo Hall, New York City, February 3, 1872
    The Political Graveyard

    The Political Graveyard is a web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries. Founded in 1996, it is the Internet's most comprehensive free source for American political biography, listing 315,917 politicians, living and dead.
     
      The coverage of this site includes (1) the President, Vice President, members of Congress, elected state and territorial officeholders in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories; and the chief elected official, typically the mayor, of qualifying municipalities; (2) candidates at election, including primaries, for any of the above; (3) all federal judges and all state appellate judges; (4) certain federal officials, including the federal cabinet, diplomatic chiefs of mission, consuls, U.S. district attorneys, collectors of customs and internal revenue, members of major federal commissions; and political appointee (pre-1971) postmasters of qualifying communities; (5) state and national political party officials, including delegates, alternate delegates, and other participants in national party nominating conventions. Note: municipalities or communities "qualify", for TPG purposes, if they have at least half a million person-years of history, inclusive of predecessor, successor, and merged entities.  
      The listings are incomplete; development of the database is a continually ongoing project.  
      Information on this page — and on all other pages of this site — is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. Users are advised to check with other sources before relying on any information here.  
      The official URL for this page is: https://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/IN/FL-buried.html.  
      Links to this or any other Political Graveyard page are welcome, but specific page addresses may sometimes change as the site develops.  
      If you are searching for a specific named individual, try the alphabetical index of politicians.  
      More information: FAQ; privacy policy; cemetery links.  
      If you find any error or omission in The Political Graveyard, or if you have information to share, please see the biographical checklist and submission guidelines.  
    Copyright notices: (1) Facts are not subject to copyright; see Feist v. Rural Telephone. (2) Politician portraits displayed on this site are 70-pixel-wide monochrome thumbnail images, which I believe to constitute fair use under applicable copyright law. Where possible, each image is linked to its online source. However, requests from owners of copyrighted images to delete them from this site are honored. (3) Original material, programming, selection and arrangement are © 1996-2019 Lawrence Kestenbaum. (4) This work is also licensed for free non-commercial re-use, with attribution, under a Creative Commons License.
    Site information: The Political Graveyard is created and maintained by Lawrence Kestenbaum, who is solely responsible for its structure and content. — The mailing address is The Political Graveyard, P.O. Box 2563, Ann Arbor MI 48106. — This site is hosted by HDL. — The Political Graveyard opened on July 1, 1996; the last full revision was done on May 10, 2022.

    Creative 
Commons License Follow polgraveyard on Twitter [Amazon.com]