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Pike County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Pike County

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  • Petersburg Walnut Hill Cemetery
  • Petersburg Walnut Hills Cemetery

    Walnut Hill Cemetery
    Petersburg, Pike County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Ellis Carl Kays (1890-1984) — of Petersburg, Pike County, Ind. Born in Algiers, Pike County, Ind., July 7, 1890. Republican. Pike County Recorder, 1930-38; mayor of Petersburg, Ind., 1939-43; chair of Pike County Republican Party, 1941-44. Church of Christ. Died in Petersburg, Pike County, Ind., June 1, 1984 (age 93 years, 330 days). Interment at Walnut Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Marion Francis Kays and Lida Myrtle (Pancake) Kays.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Walnut Hills Cemetery
    Petersburg, Pike County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      George H. Proffit (1807-1847) — of Petersburg, Pike County, Ind. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., September 7, 1807. Merchant; lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1831-33, 1836-39; U.S. Representative from Indiana 1st District, 1839-43; U.S. Minister to Brazil, 1843-44. French and English ancestry. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., September 7, 1847 (age 40 years, 0 days). Interment at Walnut Hills Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
      Arthur Herbert Taylor (1852-1922) — of Petersburg, Pike County, Ind. Born in Caledonia Springs, Ontario, February 29, 1852. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Indiana 1st District, 1893-95; defeated, 1894; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1904. Died February 20, 1922 (age 70 years, 0 days). Interment at Walnut Hills Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Francis Blackburn Posey (1848-1915) — also known as Francis B. Posey; Frank B. Posey — of Petersburg, Pike County, Ind.; Poseyville, Posey County, Ind.; Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Ind. Born in Petersburg, Pike County, Ind., April 28, 1848. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1880 (alternate), 1884; U.S. Representative from Indiana 1st District, 1889; defeated, 1910; U.S. Surveyor of Customs, 1903-13. Died in Rockport, Spencer County, Ind., October 31, 1915 (age 67 years, 186 days). Interment at Walnut Hills Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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