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Grant County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Grant County

Index to Locations

  • Marion Estates of Serenity
  • Marion Grant Memorial Park

    Estates of Serenity
    (formerly Odd Fellows Cemetery)
    Marion, Grant County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      George Washington Steele (1839-1922) — also known as George W. Steele — of Marion, Grant County, Ind. Born near Connersville, Fayette County, Ind., December 13, 1839. Republican. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Indiana 11th District, 1881-89, 1895-1903; Governor of Oklahoma Territory, 1890-91. Died in Marion, Grant County, Ind., July 12, 1922 (age 82 years, 211 days). Interment at Estates of Serenity.
      Presumably named for: George Washington
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Albert Richardson Hall (1884-1969) — also known as Albert R. Hall — of Marion, Grant County, Ind. Born near West Baden, Orange County, Ind., August 27, 1884. Republican. School principal; superintendent of schools; U.S. Representative from Indiana 11th District, 1925-31; defeated, 1930. Presbyterian. Member, Rotary. Died in Marion, Grant County, Ind., November 29, 1969 (age 85 years, 94 days). Interment at Estates of Serenity.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph A. Hall and Mary F. (Apple) Hall; married 1913 to Evelyn Wood.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James Foster McDowell (1825-1887) — of Marion, Grant County, Ind. Born in Mifflin County, Pa., December 3, 1825. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Indiana 11th District, 1863-65; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1876. Died April 18, 1887 (age 61 years, 136 days). Interment at Estates of Serenity.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Isaac Vandevanter (1821-1898) — also known as Isaac Vandeventer — of Indiana. Born in Delaware County, Ohio, May 28, 1821. Member of Indiana state senate, 1853-55. Methodist. Died in Marion, Grant County, Ind., November 26, 1898 (age 77 years, 182 days). Interment at Estates of Serenity.
      Relatives: Father of Willis Van Devanter.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Politicians formerly buried here:
    Thomas R. Marshall Thomas Riley Marshall (1854-1925) — also known as Thomas R. Marshall — of Columbia City, Whitley County, Ind. Born in North Manchester, Wabash County, Ind., March 14, 1854. Democrat. Lawyer; Governor of Indiana, 1909-13; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1912, 1920; Vice President of the United States, 1913-21. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Moose; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Gamma Delta. Coined the saying: "What this country needs is a good five-cent cigar.". Died, from the effects of a heart attack, in his room at the Willard Hotel, Washington, D.C., June 1, 1925 (age 71 years, 79 days). Originally entombed at Estates of Serenity; re-entombed at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
      Relatives: Son of Daniel M. Marshall and Martha A. (Patterson) Marshall; married, October 2, 1895, to Lois Irene Kimsey.
      The city of Marshall, Alaska, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Munsey's Magazine, June 1919

    Grant Memorial Park
    Marion, Grant County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Vahan Kewin Beshgetoor (1866-1951) — also known as Vahan K. Beshgetoor — of Alma, Gratiot County, Mich. Born February 10, 1866. Minister; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan; Prohibition candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Gratiot County, 1914; Commonwealth candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1938. Died August 17, 1951 (age 85 years, 188 days). Interment at Grant Memorial Park.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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