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Hamilton County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Hamilton County

Index to Locations

  • Cicero Cicero Cemetery
  • Noblesville Crownland Cemetery
  • Noblesville Old Cemetery
  • Westfield Summit Lawn Cemetery

    Cicero Cemetery
    Cicero, Hamilton County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      John F. Sims (c.1819-1883) — Born about 1819. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1855-57. Died in 1883 (age about 64 years). Interment at Cicero Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Stephen Sims (1792-1863); brother of James Noble Sims; uncle of Frederick Augustus Sims.
      Political family: Sims family of Indiana.

    Crownland Cemetery
    Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      William Dudley Pelley (1890-1965) — of Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C.; Noblesville, Hamilton County, Ind. Born in Lynn, Essex County, Mass., March 12, 1890. Hollywood screenwriter in 1917-29 for about 12 films, including The Light in the Dark and The Shock, both starring Lon Chaney; founder (1933) and leader of the anti-Semitic Silver Legion of America organization (the "Silver Shirts", explicitly modeled after Adolf Hitler's Brownshirts); Christian candidate for President of the United States, 1936; arrested in April 1942 and charged with criminal sedition; convicted and sentenced to fifteen years in prison; released in 1950. Died in Noblesville, Hamilton County, Ind., July 1, 1965 (age 75 years, 111 days). Interment at Crownland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Grace (Goodale) Pelley (born 1861) and William George Apsey Pelley (1867-1920); married, December 16, 1911, to Marion Harriet Stone (divorced); married, July 24, 1934, to Minna Helen Hansmann; married to Agnes Marion Henderson (1898-1970).
      Cross-reference: Gerald L. K. Smith
      See also Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books by William Dudley Pelley: Know your karma; design for destiny
      James La Fayette Evans (1825-1903) — also known as James L. Evans — of Noblesville, Hamilton County, Ind. Born in Clayville, Harrison County, Ky., March 27, 1825. Republican. Merchant; grain elevator business; meat packing business; U.S. Representative from Indiana 11th District, 1875-79; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1880. Died in Noblesville, Hamilton County, Ind., May 28, 1903 (age 78 years, 62 days). Interment at Crownland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Emmett R. Fertig (1888-1956) — of Noblesville, Hamilton County, Ind. Born in Noblesville, Hamilton County, Ind., August 2, 1888. Republican. Lawyer; Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney, 1929-33; mayor of Noblesville, Ind., 1939-44, 1950-52. Christian. Member, Elks; Eagles; Kiwanis; American Legion. Died in 1956 (age about 67 years). Entombed in mausoleum at Crownland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Alice Longley (1886-1970).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Old Cemetery
    Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      John Coggswell Conner (1842-1873) — of Texas. Born in Noblesville, Hamilton County, Ind., October 14, 1842. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Texas 2nd District, 1869-73. Died in Washington, D.C., December 10, 1873 (age 31 years, 57 days). Interment at Old Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Summit Lawn Cemetery
    Westfield, Hamilton County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
    D. Leigh Colvin David Leigh Colvin (1880-1959) — also known as D. Leigh Colvin — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Evanston, Cook County, Ill. Born in South Charleston, Clark County, Ohio, January 28, 1880. Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1914 (15th District), 1922 (11th District); candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1916 (Prohibition), 1932 (Law Preservation); Prohibition candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1917; Prohibition candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1920; Chairman of Prohibition National Committee, 1926-32; Prohibition candidate for President of the United States, 1936. Methodist. Member, Alpha Tau Omega. Died, from uremia, in Lawrence Hospital, Bronxville, Westchester County, N.Y., September 7, 1959 (age 79 years, 222 days). Interment at Summit Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Taylor Colvin and Maria (Larkin) Colvin; married, September 19, 1906, to Mamie White (1883-1955).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Ingham County News, July 16, 1936
      Mamie White Colvin (1883-1955) — also known as Mamie W. Colvin; Mamie White — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Westview, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, June 12, 1883. Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 21st District, 1918, 1922; Prohibition candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1918; Prohibition candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1920; Dry candidate for delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Female. Methodist. Member, Women's Christian Temperance Union; Daughters of the American Revolution. Died in Clearwater, Pinellas County, Fla., October 30, 1955 (age 72 years, 140 days). Interment at Summit Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Rev. Levi White and Mary Belle (Hudelson) White; married, September 19, 1906, to David Leigh Colvin (1880-1959).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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