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Newton County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Newton County

Index to Locations

  • Brook Riverside Cemetery
  • Kentland Fairlawn Cemetery
  • Kentland Kentland Cemetery

    Riverside Cemetery
    Brook, Newton County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Hermansen — of Brook, Newton County, Ind. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1964; candidate for Indiana state auditor, 1968. Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Lawrence E. Lyons (1869-1939) — of Brook, Newton County, Ind. Born February 7, 1869. Republican. Chair of Newton County Republican Party, 1905; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1928. Died December 2, 1939 (age 70 years, 298 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Fairlawn Cemetery
    Kentland, Newton County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Warren Terry McCray (1865-1938) — also known as Warren T. McCray — of Kentland, Newton County, Ind. Born in Newton County, Ind., February 4, 1865. Republican. Farmer; grain shipper; banker; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1900; Governor of Indiana, 1921-24. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias. Died December 19, 1938 (age 73 years, 318 days). Interment at Fairlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Greenberry Ward McCray and Martha Jane (Galey) McCray; brother-in-law of George Ade; married, June 15, 1892, to Ella M. Ade.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jethro Ayers Hatch (1837-1912) — also known as Jethro A. Hatch — of Kentland, Newton County, Ind. Born in Pitcher, Chenango County, N.Y., June 18, 1837. Republican. Physician; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1872; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1888; U.S. Representative from Indiana 10th District, 1895-97. Died in Victoria, Victoria County, Tex., August 3, 1912 (age 75 years, 46 days). Interment at Fairlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jethro Hatch and Minerva (Pierce) Hatch; married to Sarah Melissa Shaeffer; fifth great-grandson of Thomas Welles; second cousin of Herschel Harrison Hatch; third cousin once removed of Gershom Birdsey, Benjamin Hard and Lorin Andrews Lathrop; third cousin twice removed of John Strong, Elijah Hunt Mills and Daniel Garrison; fourth cousin of Eli Coe Birdsey (1799-1843), Julius Levi Strong and Edward Wingate Hatch; fourth cousin once removed of Samuel Strong, Joseph Churchill Strong, Ebenezer Strong, Eli Coe Birdsey (1843-1929) and Edwin Dilworth Hatch.
      Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Garrison-Fithian-Hires-Sayers family of New Jersey; DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Ade (1866-1944) — of Kentland, Newton County, Ind. Born in Kentland, Newton County, Ind., February 9, 1866. Republican. Author; humorist; newspaper columnist; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1908. Member, Sigma Chi. Suffered a heart attack, fell into a coma, and died, in Brook, Newton County, Ind., May 16, 1944 (age 78 years, 97 days). Interment at Fairlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Ade and Adaline (Bush) Ade; brother-in-law of Warren Terry McCray.
      The Ross-Ade Stadium (built 1924), at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, is partly named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS George Ade (built 1944 at Panama City, Florida; scrapped 1968) was named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial

    Kentland Cemetery
    Kentland, Newton County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward C. Dowling (1900-1974) — of Hammond, Lake County, Ind. Born in Morocco, Newton County, Ind., November 5, 1900. Democrat. Machinist; mayor of Hammond, Ind., 1956-68; defeated in primary, 1951; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1956, 1960. Died February 20, 1974 (age 73 years, 107 days). Interment at Kentland Cemetery.

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