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Ripley County
Indiana

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Ripley County

Index to Locations

  • Batesville First Methodist Episcopal Cemetery
  • Batesville St. Louis Catholic Cemetery
  • Near Benham Benham Church Cemetery
  • Near Milan Old Milan Cemetery
  • Sunman St. Pauls United Methodist Cemetery
  • Versailles Cliff Hill Cemetery


    First Methodist Episcopal Cemetery
    Batesville, Ripley County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Harry Clifford Canfield (1875-1945) — also known as Harry C. Canfield — of Batesville, Ripley County, Ind. Born near Moores Hill, Dearborn County, Ind., November 22, 1875. Democrat. Furniture manufacturer; chairman, Batesville State Bank; U.S. Representative from Indiana 4th District, 1923-33; defeated, 1920. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Eagles. Died in Batesville, Ripley County, Ind., February 9, 1945 (age 69 years, 79 days). Interment at First Methodist Episcopal Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elias C. Canfield and Martha E. Canfield; married, October 4, 1899, to Kathryn E. Elder.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. Louis Catholic Cemetery
    Batesville, Ripley County, Indiana
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Urban Harry Blank (1915-2009) — also known as Urban H. Blank — of Batesville, Ripley County, Ind. Born in Batesville, Ripley County, Ind., November 18, 1915. Democrat. Postmaster at Batesville, Ind., 1961-75 (acting, 1961-62). Died in Batesville, Ripley County, Ind., June 13, 2009 (age 93 years, 207 days). Interment at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ann S. (Meyer) Blank (1883-1970) and Louis Adam Blank (1885-1973); married, October 4, 1938, to Verda Elizabeth Zirerer (1916-2008).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Benham Church Cemetery
    Near Benham, Ripley County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      John Samuel Benham (1863-1935) — also known as John S. Benham — of Benham, Ripley County, Ind. Born near Benham, Ripley County, Ind., October 24, 1863. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1916; U.S. Representative from Indiana 4th District, 1919-23; defeated, 1922. Died in Batesville, Ripley County, Ind., December 11, 1935 (age 72 years, 48 days). Interment at Benham Church Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Old Milan Cemetery
    1 mile N of Milan, E side Hwy 101.
    Near Milan, Ripley County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Stephen Selwyn Harding (1808-1891) — Born in Ontario County, N.Y., February 24, 1808. Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, 1842; candidate for Governor of Indiana, 1846; Governor of Utah Territory, 1862-63; justice of Colorado territorial supreme court, 1863-65. Died in Milan, Ripley County, Ind., February 12, 1891 (age 82 years, 353 days). Interment at Old Milan Cemetery.


    St. Pauls United Methodist Cemetery
    Sunman, Ripley County, Indiana
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Benjamin F. Ferris (1815-1904) — of Aurora, Dearborn County, Ind.; Franklin Township, Ripley County, Ind. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, October 19, 1815. Democrat. Postmaster at Aurora, Ind., 1839-40; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1865. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Ripley County, Ind., March 23, 1904 (age 88 years, 156 days). Interment at St. Pauls United Methodist Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Abram Ferris (1786-1857) and Rhoda (Wheeler) Ferris (1789-1871); married, June 13, 1839, to Martha Jane Taylor (1822-1906); nephew of Ezra Ferris.
      Political family: Ferris family of Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Cliff Hill Cemetery
    Versailles, Ripley County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      James Harrison Cravens (1802-1876) — of Harrisonburg, Va.; Franklin, Venango County, Pa.; Madison, Jefferson County, Ind.; Ripley County, Ind. Born in Harrisonburg, Va., August 12, 1802. Lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1831-33, 1846-47; member of Indiana state senate, 1839-41; Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1840; U.S. Representative from Indiana 4th District, 1841-43; candidate for Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1848, 1852; candidate for Governor of Indiana, 1849, 1852 (Free Soil); candidate for delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1850; candidate for Indiana state attorney general, 1856; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War. Died in Osgood, Ripley County, Ind., December 4, 1876 (age 74 years, 114 days). Interment at Cliff Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Cravens (1769-1842) and Mary (Nickel) Cravens (1774-1847); second cousin of James Addison Cravens (1818-1893).
      Political family: Cravens family of Indiana.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Smith (1799-1876) — of Versailles, Ripley County, Ind. Born in Fayette County, Pa., May 1, 1799. Democrat. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1829-30, 1833-36; member of Indiana state senate, 1836-39; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1839-41, 1843-47 (4th District 1839-41, 3rd District 1843-47); defeated, 1841; delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1850-51. Died in Versailles, Ripley County, Ind., April 12, 1876 (age 76 years, 347 days). Interment at Cliff Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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