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Johnson County
Indiana

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Johnson County

Index to Locations

  • Franklin Unknown location
  • Franklin Greenlawn Cemetery
  • Greenwood Greenwood Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Lemuel Ertus Slack (1874-1952) — also known as L. Ert Slack — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Johnson County, Ind., October 8, 1874. Democrat. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1901-05; member of Indiana state senate, 1905-09; candidate for Governor of Indiana, 1908; U.S. Attorney for Indiana, 1916-18; mayor of Indianapolis, Ind., 1927-29; superior court judge in Indiana, 1936-38. Died in the Masonic Home in Franklin, Johnson County, Ind., February 24, 1952 (age 77 years, 139 days). Interment somewhere.


    Greenlawn Cemetery
    Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Roger Douglas Branigin (1902-1975) — also known as Roger D. Branigin — of Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Ind. Born in Franklin, Johnson County, Ind., July 26, 1902. Democrat. Lawyer; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1964, 1968 (delegation chair); Governor of Indiana, 1965-69; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1968. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Legion; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners; Newcomen Society; Phi Delta Phi; Phi Delta Theta. Died November 19, 1975 (age 73 years, 116 days). Interment at Greenlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elba L. Branigin and Zula (Francis) Branigin; married, November 2, 1929, to Josephine Mardis.
      See also National Governors Association biography — NNDB dossier
      William Watson Wick (1796-1868) — also known as William W. Wick — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind.; Franklin, Johnson County, Ind. Born in Canonsburg, Washington County, Pa., February 23, 1796. Democrat. Lawyer; circuit judge in Indiana 5th Circuit, 1822-25, 1834-37, 1850-53; secretary of state of Indiana, 1825-29; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1839-41, 1845-49 (6th District 1839-41, 5th District 1845-49); postmaster at Indianapolis, Ind., 1853-57. Died in Franklin, Johnson County, Ind., May 19, 1868 (age 72 years, 86 days). Interment at Greenlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Wick (died 1815) and Elizabeth (McFarland) Wick.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Samuel Petitt Oyler (1819-1898) — of Franklin, Johnson County, Ind. Born in Hawkhurst, Kent, England, August 26, 1819. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1860; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Indiana state senate, 1865-67; defeated, 1860; circuit judge in Indiana, 1869-70. Universalist. Member, Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Grand Army of the Republic. Led the charge at Missionary Ridge, Georgia, November 25, 1863. Died, of a stroke, at Franklin, Johnson County, Ind., September 6, 1898 (age 79 years, 11 days). Interment at Greenlawn Cemetery.
      Gabriel Monroe Overstreet Jr. (1842-1897) — also known as G. M. Overstreet, Jr. — of Franklin, Johnson County, Ind. Born in Johnson County, Ind., May 26, 1842. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1880. Died in Franklin, Johnson County, Ind., November 2, 1897 (age 55 years, 160 days). Interment at Greenlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Madison Overstreet (1812-1845) and Melissa Orlinday (McClure) Overstreet; married, June 18, 1873, to Bell Pruitt (died 1876); married, December 13, 1877, to Ida O. Riker (1856-1942); first cousin of Jesse Overstreet (1859-1910).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Greenwood Cemetery
    Greenwood, Johnson County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Eccles (1788-1859) — of Johnson County, Ind. Born in Virginia, March 15, 1788. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1851-52. Presbyterian. Died in Greenwood, Johnson County, Ind., August 30, 1859 (age 71 years, 168 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of John Eccles; uncle of Joseph T. Eccles (born c.1807).
      Political family: Eccles family of Illinois and Indiana.

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