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Jay County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Jay County

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  • Portland Green Park Cemetery

    Green Park Cemetery
    Portland, Jay County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      John Alfred McDowell Adair (1864-1938) — also known as John A. M. Adair — of Portland, Jay County, Ind. Born near Portland, Jay County, Ind., December 22, 1864. Democrat. Merchant; banker; manufacturer; Jay County Clerk, 1891-95; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1902-03; U.S. Representative from Indiana 8th District, 1907-17; defeated, 1924; candidate for Governor of Indiana, 1916. Methodist. Died in Portland, Jay County, Ind., October 5, 1938 (age 73 years, 287 days). Interment at Green Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James G. Adair and Sarah A. (Hutson) Adair; married, October 21, 1891, to Grace R. Johnson.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Peter Cleaver Shanks (1826-1901) — also known as John P. C. Shanks — of Portland, Jay County, Ind. Born in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, Va. (now W.Va.), June 17, 1826. Republican. Member of Indiana state legislature, 1860; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1861-63, 1867-75 (11th District 1861-63, 1867-69, 9th District 1869-75). Died in Portland, Jay County, Ind., January 23, 1901 (age 74 years, 220 days). Interment at Green Park Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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