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Lawrence County
Indiana

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Lawrence County

Index to Locations

  • Bedford Crest Haven Memorial Gardens
  • Bedford Green Hill Cemetery
  • Bedford Leatherwood Church Cemetery
  • Bedford Sheeks Cemetery


    Crest Haven Memorial Gardens
    Bedford, Lawrence County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      William Ezra Jenner (1908-1985) — also known as William E. Jenner — of Bedford, Lawrence County, Ind. Born in Marengo, Crawford County, Ind., July 21, 1908. Republican. Lawyer; member of Indiana state senate, 1934-42; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1944-45, 1947-59; Indiana Republican state chair, 1945; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1948, 1952 (speaker), 1956, 1960; States Rights candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1956. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Delta Tau Delta; Freemasons; Elks. Died in Bedford, Lawrence County, Ind., March 9, 1985 (age 76 years, 231 days). Interment at Crest Haven Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of L. Lenwood Jenner and Jane (MacDonald) Jenner; married, June 30, 1933, to Janet Cuthill.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article


    Green Hill Cemetery
    Bedford, Lawrence County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      George Grundy Dunn (1812-1857) — of Indiana. Born in Washington County, Ky., December 20, 1812. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1847-49, 1855-57 (6th District 1847-49, 3rd District 1855-57); member of Indiana state senate, 1850-52. Died in Bedford, Lawrence County, Ind., September 4, 1857 (age 44 years, 258 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Moses Fell Dunn (1842-1915).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Eugene Burgess Crowe (1878-1970) — also known as Eugene B. Crowe — of Bedford, Lawrence County, Ind. Born near Jeffersonville, Clark County, Ind., January 5, 1878. Democrat. Farmer; furniture merchant; banker; real estate dealer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1928 (alternate), 1944 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1948, 1952, 1956, 1964, 1968; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1931-41 (3rd District 1931-33, 9th District 1933-41); defeated, 1940. Methodist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Moose; Elks; Rotary. Died in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., May 12, 1970 (age 92 years, 127 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Moses Fell Dunn (1842-1915) — of Indiana. Born in Bedford, Lawrence County, Ind., April 26, 1842. Republican. Lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1867-69; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 6th District, 1870. Died October 21, 1915 (age 73 years, 178 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Grundy Dunn (1812-1857).
      Dunn Memorial Hospital (now St. Vincent Dunn Hospital), in Bedford, Indiana, is named for him.


    Leatherwood Church Cemetery
    Bedford, Lawrence County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Abraham Jonathan Hostetler (1818-1899) — of Indiana. Born in Washington County, Ind., November 22, 1818. Democrat. Candidate for Indiana state house of representatives, 1850; member of Indiana state senate, 1855-57; U.S. Representative from Indiana 8th District, 1879-81; defeated, 1880; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1880. Disciples of Christ. Member, Freemasons. Died in Bedford, Lawrence County, Ind., November 24, 1899 (age 81 years, 2 days). Interment at Leatherwood Church Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Sheeks Cemetery
    Bedford, Lawrence County, Indiana
    Founded 1869
    Politicians buried here:
      Azel Dale Beeler (1893-1963) — also known as Azel D. Beeler — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Anderson, Madison County, Ind., May 17, 1893. U.S. Vice Consul in Rome, 1916-17; Bordeaux, 1917-18; Paris, as of 1919; university professor. Died July 12, 1963 (age 70 years, 56 days). Interment at Sheeks Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William H. Beeler and Alice Beeler; married to Mary Fern Fields (1894-1963).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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