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Howard County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Howard County

Index to Locations

  • Kokomo Crown Point Cemetery
  • Kokomo Old Pioneer Cemetery

    Crown Point Cemetery
    Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Forest Arthur Harness (1895-1974) — also known as Forest A. Harness — of Kokomo, Howard County, Ind. Born in Kokomo, Howard County, Ind., June 24, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Howard County Prosecuting Attorney, 1921-24; represented the United States in the attempt to extradite Samuel Insull from Greece, 1932-34; U.S. Representative from Indiana 5th District, 1939-49; defeated, 1948; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1948. Protestant. Member, American Legion; Delta Chi; Freemasons; Elks. Died in Sarasota, Sarasota County, Fla., July 29, 1974 (age 79 years, 35 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Crown Point Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Oscar Melvin Harness and Elfie Marie (Willits) Harness; married, August 15, 1917, to Amy Bernardine Rose.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Walter Scott Armstrong (1838-1908) — also known as W. Scott Armstrong — of Kokomo, Howard County, Ind. Born in Clinton County, Ohio, February 3, 1838. Democrat. Hardware merchant; mayor of Kokomo, Ind., 1881-85, 1899-1902; postmaster at Kokomo, Ind., 1885-89. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Died in Kokomo, Howard County, Ind., January 14, 1908 (age 69 years, 345 days). Interment at Crown Point Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Andrew Armstrong and Sarah (Grant) Armstrong; married 1869 to Martha Ellen 'Mattie' Winfield.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Clay Cole (1838-1881) — also known as Henry C. Cole — of Kokomo, Howard County, Ind. Born in Ripley County, Ind., 1838. Physician; mayor of Kokomo, Ind., 1881; died in office 1881. Shot and killed by a sheriff's posse, allegedly while he was attempting to rob and burn a grist mill, in Kokomo, Howard County, Ind., September 19, 1881 (age about 43 years). The shooters were personal enemies of his, so some suspected a conspiracy. Four members of the posse were indicted for manslaughter by a grand jury, but the charges were later dismissed. Interment at Crown Point Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Henry Clay
      Relatives: Son of Jesse Cole and Elizabeth (Roberts) Cole.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Old Pioneer Cemetery
    Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Kennedy (1788-1855) — of Indiana. Born in Garrard County, Ky., November 17, 1788. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1823-24. Presbyterian; later Disciples of Christ. Died in Kokomo, Howard County, Ind., November 19, 1855 (age 67 years, 2 days). Interment at Old Pioneer Cemetery.

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