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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Lake County

Index to Locations

  • Crown Point Maplewood Historic Cemetery
  • Crown Point Maplewood Memorial Cemetery
  • Gary Ridgelawn Cemetery
  • Hammond Concordia Cemetery
  • Hammond Elmwood Cemetery
  • Hammond Oak Hill Cemetery
  • Hammond St. John-St. Joseph Cemetery
  • Hammond St. Joseph's Cemetery
  • Lowell Plum Grove Cemetery
  • Merrillville Calumet Park Cemetery


    Maplewood Historic Cemetery
    Crown Point, Lake County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Alfred Augustus Winslow (1854-1929) — also known as Alfred A. Winslow — of Hammond, Lake County, Ind. Born in Crown Point, Lake County, Ind., June 20, 1854. School teacher; newspaper publisher; Hammond city treasurer; U.S. Consul in Liège, 1898-1902; Valparaiso, 1906-15; U.S. Consul General in Guatemala City, 1902-06; Auckland, 1915-20; Cape Town, 1920-22; Windsor, 1922-23; SAINT John's, 1923-24. Died in Crown Point, Lake County, Ind., August 16, 1929 (age 75 years, 57 days). Interment at Maplewood Historic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1879 to Sarah E. Dyer (1857-1947).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Barney Peterson (1850-1944) — also known as John B. Peterson — of Crown Point, Lake County, Ind. Born near Lowell, Lake County, Ind., July 4, 1850. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Indiana 10th District, 1913-15; defeated, 1910. Died in Crown Point, Lake County, Ind., July 16, 1944 (age 94 years, 12 days). Interment at Maplewood Historic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Cousin *** of Horatio Clifford Claypool (1859-1921) and Harold Kile Claypool.
      Political family: Claypool family of Chillicothe, Ohio.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Fremont Griffin (1857-1902) — also known as Charles F. Griffin — of Hammond, Lake County, Ind. Born in Crown Point, Lake County, Ind., June 10, 1857. Republican. Lawyer; secretary of state of Indiana, 1887-91; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1892. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Royal and Select Masters; Knights Templar; Scottish Rite Masons; Sons of Veterans. Died in Hammond, Lake County, Ind., December 21, 1902 (age 45 years, 194 days). Interment at Maplewood Historic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elihu Griffin (1830-1887) and Melissa (Scott) Griffin; married 1881 to Edith Burhans (1857-1925).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Elihu Griffin (1830-1887) — of Indiana. Born in Spiceland, Henry County, Ind., March 23, 1830. Republican. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1859; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1860; Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1860. Quaker or Disciples of Christ. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Crown Point, Lake County, Ind., December 14, 1887 (age 57 years, 266 days). Interment at Maplewood Historic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Melissa Scott; father of Charles Fremont Griffin (1857-1902).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Bartlett Woods (1818-1903) — also known as "Grand Old Man of Lake County" — of Ross, Lake County, Ind. Born in Winchelsea, Sussex, England, July 10, 1818. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1861, 1865. Member, Grange. Died, of pleurisy, in Merrillville, Lake County, Ind., May 1, 1903 (age 84 years, 295 days). Interment at Maplewood Historic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1841 to Sarah Ann Griffin (1822-1846).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Maplewood Memorial Cemetery
    555 South Indiana
    Crown Point, Lake County, Indiana
    Founded 1871
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Jefferson Wood (1844-1908) — of Crown Point, Lake County, Ind. Born in Athens County, Ohio, September 30, 1844. Democrat. Lawyer; Lake County Prosecuting Attorney, 1872-76; member of Indiana state senate, 1878-82; U.S. Representative from Indiana 10th District, 1883-85. Died in Crown Point, Lake County, Ind., October 15, 1908 (age 64 years, 15 days). Interment at Maplewood Memorial Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Thomas Jefferson
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Otto Glen Fifield (1885-1963) — also known as Otto G. Fifield — of Crown Point, Lake County, Ind. Born near Hebron, Lake County, Ind., November 9, 1885. Republican. Farmer; real estate business; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1919-21; secretary of state of Indiana, 1928-30; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 1st District, 1944; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1956, 1960. Died in Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Ariz., January 7, 1963 (age 77 years, 59 days). Interment at Maplewood Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Zacheus Henry Fifield (1862-1920) and Harrietta (Spencer) Fifield (1866-1939); married, September 15, 1910, to Mary Eva Brown (1885-1971).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Ridgelawn Cemetery
    4401 West Ridge Road
    Gary, Lake County, Indiana
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Rudolph M. Clay (1935-2013) — also known as Rudy Clay — of Gary, Lake County, Ind. Born in Courtland, Lawrence County, Ala., July 16, 1935. Democrat. Insurance agent; member of Indiana state senate 3rd District, 1972-76; Lake County Recorder, 1984; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 2004, 2008; chair of Lake County Democratic Party, 2005-09; mayor of Gary, Ind., 2006-11; defeated in primary, 2011. African ancestry. Survived an assassination attempt in 1986. Died in Gary, Lake County, Ind., June 4, 2013 (age 77 years, 323 days). Interment at Ridgelawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, November 30, 1957, to Christine Swan.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Concordia Cemetery
    6551 Calumet Avenue
    Hammond, Lake County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Adam Reinhart Ebert (1851-1934) — also known as Adam R. Ebert — of Hammond, Lake County, Ind. Born in Germany, December 21, 1851. Postmaster; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1891. Lutheran. Died December 23, 1934 (age 83 years, 2 days). Interment at Concordia Cemetery.


    Elmwood Cemetery
    Hammond, Lake County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Daniel Brown (d. 1936) — of Hammond, Lake County, Ind. Republican. Restaurant owner; mayor of Hammond, Ind., 1918-25; defeated in primary, 1929. Died April 20, 1936. Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Charles O. Schonert (1887-1963) — of Hammond, Lake County, Ind. Born near Rushville, Rush County, Ind., December 27, 1887. Republican. Engineer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; mayor of Hammond, Ind., 1930-35; defeated, 1935. Died August 11, 1963 (age 75 years, 227 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, February 14, 1920, to Florence Leidecker.
      Frank R. Martin (1879-1959) — of Hammond, Lake County, Ind. Born in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, 1879. Democrat. Real estate business; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1928 (alternate), 1932; mayor of Hammond, Ind., 1935-42; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Indiana 1st District, 1936. Died September 17, 1959 (age about 80 years). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Adrian E. Tinkham (1879-1942) — of Hammond, Lake County, Ind. Born near Columbia City, Whitley County, Ind., January 22, 1879. Lawyer; mayor of Hammond, Ind., 1925-30. Died November 6, 1942 (age 63 years, 288 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, January 1, 1901, to Grace Remley.
      Vernon C. Anderson (1908-1985) — of Hammond, Lake County, Ind. Born in Valparaiso, Porter County, Ind., March 27, 1908. Republican. Mayor of Hammond, Ind., 1948-56; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1952. Baptist. Died September 28, 1985 (age 77 years, 185 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.


    Oak Hill Cemetery
    Hammond, Lake County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Hammond (1843-1909) — of Hammond, Lake County, Ind. Born in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Mass., February 27, 1843. Democrat. Assistant superintendent of the G. H. Hammond meat packing plant; real estate business; banker; mayor of Hammond, Ind., 1888-93; U.S. Representative from Indiana 10th District, 1893-95. Died in Hammond, Lake County, Ind., September 21, 1909 (age 66 years, 206 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Lawrence Becker (1869-1947) — of Montana; Hammond, Lake County, Ind.; East Chicago, Lake County, Ind. Born in Finnentrop, Germany, August 10, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Hammond, Ind., 1904-11; superior court judge in Indiana, 1911-14, 1934-46; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1912 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Member, American Political Science Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died, following a kidney operation, in St. Catherine's Hospital, East Chicago, Lake County, Ind., March 12, 1947 (age 77 years, 214 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Eberhard Becker and Margaret (Alvers) Becker; married, September 8, 1898, to Agnes D. Eaton.
      John D. Smalley (1859-1920) — of Hammond, Lake County, Ind. Born near Upper Sandusky, Wyandot County, Ohio, May 6, 1859. Democrat. Hammond city comptroller, 1905-11; mayor of Hammond, Ind., 1911-18. Died December 15, 1920 (age 61 years, 223 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Marcus M. Towle (1841-1910) — of Hammond, Lake County, Ind. Born in Danville, Rockingham County, N.H., January 12, 1841. Co-founder of the G. H. Hammond meat packing plant, and of the city of Hammond; financed and built railroads and port facilities; mayor of Hammond, Ind., 1884-88. Died, in Longcliffe Asylum for the Insane, Logansport, Cass County, Ind., September 6, 1910 (age 69 years, 237 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, December 5, 1866, to Irena Dow (died 1905).
      Fred Mott (1857-1935) — of Hammond, Lake County, Ind. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., July 29, 1857. Mayor of Hammond, Ind., 1894-99. Died December 8, 1935 (age 78 years, 132 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1884 to Emma Hohman.
      Raleigh P. Hale (1883-1931) — of East Chicago, Lake County, Ind. Born in Columbia, Boone County, Mo., June 6, 1883. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; physician; mayor of East Chicago, Ind., 1926-30; resigned 1930; in 1929, accused of protecting vice as mayor, he and 18 others, including the East Chicago police chief and the reputed business agent for gangster Al Capone were charged in federal court with conspiracy to violate liquor prohibition laws; convicted in January 1930, and sentenced to two years in prison; on appeal, a new trial was ordered. Member, American Legion. Died suddenly, from dilated cardiomyopathy, in East Chicago, Lake County, Ind., December 1, 1931 (age 48 years, 178 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, September 9, 1913, to Harriet Phillips.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Nicholas Mashino (1836-1915) — of Cullman, Cullman County, Ala.; Hammond, Lake County, Ind. Born in Bavaria, Germany, September, 1836. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; teamster; mayor of Cullman, Ala., 1880-81. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died in 1915 (age about 78 years). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Bertha Mashino (1844-1897).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Walter E. Schrage (1884-1941) — of Whiting, Lake County, Ind. Born in Whiting, Lake County, Ind., December 31, 1884. Republican. Banker; mayor of Whiting, Ind., 1914-29; resigned 1929; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1920, 1924; chair of Lake County Republican Party, 1928-29. Member, Freemasons; Eagles; Elks; Knights of Pythias. Died in 1941 (age about 56 years). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Schrage; married, February 20, 1909, to Lois Lawrence Coffman (1883-1959).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. John-St. Joseph Cemetery
    Hammond, Lake County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      William Theodore Schulte (1890-1966) — also known as William T. Schulte — of Hammond, Lake County, Ind. Born in St. Bernard, Platte County, Neb., August 19, 1890. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Indiana 1st District, 1933-43. Died in Hammond, Lake County, Ind., December 7, 1966 (age 76 years, 110 days). Interment at St. John-St. Joseph Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. Joseph's Cemetery
    Hammond, Lake County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Patrick Reilley (1848-1924) — of Hammond, Lake County, Ind. Born in Verplanks Point, Westchester County, N.Y., January 1, 1848. Mayor of Hammond, Ind., 1893-94, 1899-1902. Died February 18, 1924 (age 76 years, 48 days). Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mary A. McSweeney.


    Plum Grove Cemetery
    Lowell, Lake County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Jerome Dinwiddie (1848-1931) — of Lowell, Lake County, Ind. Born in Crown Point, Lake County, Ind., February 8, 1848. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1895-96; bank director. Fell from a ladder while putting up storm windows, broke his hip, and died two days later in Methodist Hospital, Gary, Lake County, Ind., November 30, 1931 (age 83 years, 295 days). Interment at Plum Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Wilson Dinwiddie (1813-1861) and Mary Janette (Perkins) Dinwiddie (1818-1888); married, December 27, 1871, to Mary M. Chapman (1853-1913); married 1917 to Delia Ann (Wade) Owens (1865-1930).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Calumet Park Cemetery
    Merrillville, Lake County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Adam Benjamin, Jr. (1935-1982) — of Indiana. Born in Gary, Lake County, Ind., August 6, 1935. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1967; U.S. Representative from Indiana 1st District, 1977-82; died in office 1982. Eastern Orthodox. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Freemasons; Jaycees; Exchange Club. Died, from heart disease, in Washington, D.C., September 7, 1982 (age 47 years, 32 days). Interment at Calumet Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Patricia Ann Sullivan.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Joseph E. Klen (1907-1988) — of Hammond, Lake County, Ind. Born in Whiting, Lake County, Ind., January 9, 1907. Democrat. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1935; mayor of Hammond, Ind., 1968-76; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1968, 1972 (alternate). Died February 19, 1988 (age 81 years, 41 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Calumet Park Cemetery.


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