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LaPorte County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in LaPorte County

Index to Locations

  • LaPorte Patton Cemetery
  • LaPorte Pine Lake Cemetery
  • Michigan City Greenwood Cemetery
  • Westville Westville Cemetery

    Patton Cemetery
    LaPorte, LaPorte County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      James Bradley (1810-1887) — of LaPorte, LaPorte County, Ind. Born in Chester County, Pa., August 19, 1810. Lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1850-51; justice of Nebraska territorial supreme court, 1854-57; member of Indiana state senate, 1869-71. Died in LaPorte, LaPorte County, Ind., April 30, 1887 (age 76 years, 254 days). Interment at Patton Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of John H. Bradley (1805-1872).

    Pine Lake Cemetery
    LaPorte, LaPorte County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles William Cathcart (1809-1888) — also known as Charles W. Cathcart — of LaPorte, LaPorte County, Ind. Born in Madeira of American parents, July 24, 1809. Democrat. Candidate for Indiana state house of representatives, 1835, 1843; member of Indiana state senate, 1837-40; Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1844; U.S. Representative from Indiana 9th District, 1845-49; candidate for delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1850; U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1852-53. Died in Westville, LaPorte County, Ind., August 21, 1888 (age 79 years, 28 days). Interment at Pine Lake Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Harold Willis Handley (1909-1972) — also known as Harold W. Handley; "Home Rule Harold"; "High Tax Harold" — of LaPorte, LaPorte County, Ind. Born November 27, 1909. Republican. Governor of Indiana, 1957-61; candidate for U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1958; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1960. Died in Rawlins, Carbon County, Wyo., August 30, 1972 (age 62 years, 277 days). Interment at Pine Lake Cemetery.
      See also National Governors Association biography — NNDB dossier
      Andrew James Hickey (1872-1942) — also known as Andrew J. Hickey — of LaPorte, LaPorte County, Ind. Born in Albion, Orleans County, N.Y., August 27, 1872. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Indiana 13th District, 1919-31; defeated, 1930. Died in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., August 20, 1942 (age 69 years, 358 days). Interment at Pine Lake Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Commodore Bruce Roberts (1875-1941) — also known as C. B. Roberts — of Fortine, Lincoln County, Mont.; Shelby, Toole County, Mont. Born in Newcastle Township, Fulton County, Ind., December 9, 1875. Republican. Lumber business; realtor; banker; member of Montana state senate, 1915-18. Died, of a heart attack, in LaPorte, LaPorte County, Ind., June 3, 1941 (age 65 years, 176 days). Interment at Pine Lake Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Wilson Roberts (1849-1920) and Lavinia Jane (Eley) Roberts (1849-1918); married, August 30, 1903, to Annis Elliott (1880-1963); nephew of Ning S. Eley (1868-1943).

    Greenwood Cemetery
    Michigan City, LaPorte County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Werden Deane (1837-1914) — also known as Charles W. Deane; C. W. Deane; Charles W. Dean — of Pentwater, Oceana County, Mich.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Antigo, Langlade County, Wis. Born in Grafton, Windham County, Vt., 1837. Republican. Lawyer; Oceana County Prosecuting Attorney, 1861-62; major in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Newaygo District, 1867-68; village president, Pentwater, Mich., 1867; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1868. Died in Antigo, Langlade County, Wis., June 4, 1914 (age about 76 years). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Peter Werden Dean and Philinder (Willey) Dean; married to Adele C. Woodward.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Westville Cemetery
    Westville, LaPorte County, Indiana
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Jonathan William Crumpacker (1854-1904) — also known as J. W. Crumpacker — of LaPorte, LaPorte County, Ind. Born in New Durham Township, LaPorte County, Ind., September 6, 1854. Republican. School teacher; civil engineer; lawyer; candidate for mayor of LaPorte, Ind., 1882; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1888; member of Indiana state senate, 1893-96; justice of New Mexico territorial supreme court, 1897-1903. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows. Died, from typhoid fever, in LaPorte, LaPorte County, Ind., March 15, 1904 (age 49 years, 191 days). Interment at Westville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Shepherd Crumpacker (1824-1898) and Deborah Ann (Williams) Crumpacker (1830-1856); married, September 17, 1881, to Maggie Ragon (died 1898); married 1899 to Margaret Murray (1862-1956); granduncle of Shepard J. Crumpacker Jr.; first cousin of Edgar Dean Crumpacker; first cousin once removed of Maurice Edgar Crumpacker; first cousin twice removed of Owen Windle Crumpacker (1912-1998).
      Political family: Crumpacker family of Indiana.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Phineas Orange Small (1858-1939) — also known as P. O. Small — of LaPorte, LaPorte County, Ind. Born in Indiana, May 25, 1858. Republican. Lawyer; LaPorte County Sheriff, 1894-95; chair of LaPorte County Republican Party, 1905; postmaster. Died November 3, 1939 (age 81 years, 162 days). Interment at Westville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Phineas Small (1805-1886) and Mary (Pinney) Small (1821-1900); married, March 31, 1892, to Louis C. Sholtz (1862-1926); second cousin of Timothy E. Griswold; third cousin once removed of William Sidney Pinney and Oliver Dwight Filley; third cousin thrice removed of Augustus Seymour Porter and Peter Buell Porter; fourth cousin once removed of Parmenio Adams (1776-1832).
      Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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