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Rush County
Indiana

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Rush County

Index to Locations

  • Arlington Arlington East Hill Cemetery
  • Rushville East Hill Cemetery


    Arlington East Hill Cemetery
    Arlington, Rush County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert E. Mansfield (1866-1925) — of Marion, Grant County, Ind. Born in Long Creek (unknown county), Iowa, June 13, 1866. Newspaper editor; U.S. Consul in Zanzibar, 1899-1901; Valparaiso, 1901-06; Lucerne, 1906-08; SAINT Gall, 1908-09; U.S. Consul General in Zurich, 1909-13; Vancouver, 1913-16; Stockholm, as of 1917. Died, in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., September 18, 1925 (age 59 years, 97 days). Interment at Arlington East Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Goble Mansfield and Margaret (Thornburg) Mansfield; married, April 17, 1906, to Fannie Alice Gowdy (1870-1937; daughter of John Kennedy Gowdy (1843-1918)).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    East Hill Cemetery
    Rushville, Rush County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
    Wendell L. Willkie Wendell Lewis Willkie (1892-1944) — also known as Wendell L. Willkie — of Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Born in Elwood, Madison County, Ind., February 18, 1892. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1924; Republican candidate for President of the United States, 1940. Episcopalian. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died, of complications from a heart attack, in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 8, 1944 (age 52 years, 233 days). Interment at East Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Herman Francis Willkie and Henrietta (Trisch) Willkie; married 1919 to Edith Wilk (1890-1978); father of Philip Herman Willkie (1919-1974).
      Cross-reference: Mary A. Sleeth — Raymond Moley
      Campaign slogan: "We Want Willkie."
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about Wendell Willkie: Charles Peters, Five Days in Philadelphia: The Amazing "We Want Willkie!" Convention of 1940 and How It Freed FDR to Save the Western World — Steve Neal, Dark Horse: A Biography of Wendell Willkie
      Image source: Official Report of the 22nd Republican National Convention (1940)
      John Larne Robinson (1813-1860) — also known as John L. Robinson — of Rushville, Rush County, Ind. Born in Kentucky, 1813. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Indiana 3rd District, 1847-53; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1856. Died in 1860 (age about 47 years). Interment at East Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Leonidas Sexton (1827-1880) — of Rushville, Rush County, Ind. Born in Indiana, 1827. Republican. Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, 1873-77; U.S. Representative from Indiana 4th District, 1877-79; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1880. Died in 1880 (age about 53 years). Interment at East Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Charlotte Sleeth Farrar (c.1873-1943) — also known as Charlotte Farrar; Charlotte L. Sleeth — of Rushville, Rush County, Ind.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Rushville, Rush County, Ind., about 1873. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1924, 1932 (alternate); member of New York Republican State Committee, 1930; candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1940. Female. Died, of heart trouble, in New York Infirmary for Women and Children, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 15, 1943 (age about 70 years). Interment at East Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Charlotte (McPike) Sleeth and George Sleeth (1850?-?); sister of Mary A. Sleeth; married to Herbert Farrar.
      Political family: Sleeth family of Rushville, Indiana.
      Philip Herman Willkie (1919-1974) — also known as Philip H. Willkie — of Rushville, Rush County, Ind.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born December 7, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; banker; farmer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1948, 1960; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1949-54. Member, Beta Theta Pi; Freemasons; Moose; Elks. Died April 10, 1974 (age 54 years, 124 days). Interment at East Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edith (Wilk) Willkie (1890-1978) and Wendell Lewis Willkie (1892-1944).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


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