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Fountain County
Indiana

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Fountain County

Index to Locations

  • Attica Riverside Cemetery
  • Attica Union Cemetery
  • Covington Mt. Hope Cemetery
  • Covington Prescott Grove Cemetery
  • Near Veedersburg Rockfield Cemetery


    Riverside Cemetery
    Attica, Fountain County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Deon H. Swift II (1947-2009) — also known as "Butch" — of Attica, Fountain County, Ind. Born in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Ind., October 22, 1947. Republican. Facilities supervisor for Harrison Steel Castings Co.; mayor of Attica, Ind., 2000-09. Died, from prostate cancer, in a Home Hospital, Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Ind., December 10, 2009 (age 62 years, 49 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Betty (Zinsmeister) Swift and Deon Swift, Jr. (1924-1990); married, December 18, 1970, to Monica Lynn Parlier.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Union Cemetery
    Attica, Fountain County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Jacob Edwin Meeker (1878-1918) — also known as Jacob E. Meeker — of St. Louis, Mo. Born near Attica, Fountain County, Ind., October 7, 1878. Republican. Minister; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Missouri 10th District, 1915-18; died in office 1918. Died in St. Louis, Mo., October 16, 1918 (age 40 years, 9 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Mt. Hope Cemetery
    Covington, Fountain County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      John Thomas Myers (1927-2015) — also known as John T. Myers — of Covington, Fountain County, Ind. Born in Covington, Fountain County, Ind., February 8, 1927. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; banker; farmer; U.S. Representative from Indiana 7th District, 1967-97. Episcopalian. Died in Covington, Fountain County, Ind., January 27, 2015 (age 87 years, 353 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father-in-law of Brian D. Kerns (1957-).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
      Cecil Murray Harden (1894-1984) — also known as Cecil M. Harden; Cecil Murray; Mrs. F. R. Harden — of Covington, Fountain County, Ind. Born in Covington, Fountain County, Ind., November 21, 1894. Republican. School teacher; member of Republican National Committee from Indiana, 1944-59; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1948, 1952 (speaker), 1956, 1972; U.S. Representative from Indiana 6th District, 1949-59; defeated, 1958. Female. Member, Daughters of the American Revolution; American Legion Auxiliary; Order of the Eastern Star. Died in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Ind., December 5, 1984 (age 90 years, 14 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Timothy James Murray (1862-1935) and Sarah Jane 'Jennie' (Clotfelter) Murray (1864-1943); married, December 22, 1914, to Frost Revere Harden (1889-1965).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Prescott Grove Cemetery
    Covington, Fountain County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Elliot Newman Bowman (1826-1900) — also known as Elliot N. Bowman — of Fountain County, Ind. Born in Greene County, Tenn., October 11, 1826. Democrat. Lawyer; merchant; hotel owner; Fountain County Circuit Court Clerk, 1871-78; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1891; deputy auditor, U.S. Navy, 1893; Sixth Auditor, U.S. Treasury. Died, from a heart attack, in Covington, Fountain County, Ind., May 21, 1900 (age 73 years, 222 days). Interment at Prescott Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Bowman and Rebecca (Newman) Bowman; married, May 23, 1866, to Harriet A. (Spinning) Jarvis (1838-1901).


    Rockfield Cemetery
    Near Veedersburg, Fountain County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Fred Sampson Purnell (1882-1939) — also known as Fred S. Purnell — of Attica, Fountain County, Ind. Born in Fountain County, Ind., October 25, 1882. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Indiana 9th District, 1917-33; defeated, 1914. Disciples of Christ. Member, Delta Tau Delta; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Elks. Died in 1939 (age about 56 years). Interment at Rockfield Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel J. Purnell and Odessa (Furr) Purnell; married, June 27, 1907, to Elizabeth Shoaf.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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