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Vermillion County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Vermillion County

Index to Locations

  • Clinton City Cemetery
  • Clinton Riverside Cemetery
  • Dana Bales Cemetery
  • Highland Township Lowe-Hicks Cemetery

    City Cemetery
    Clinton, Vermillion County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
    Claude Matthews Claude Matthews (1845-1898) — of Indiana. Born in Bath County, Ky., December 14, 1845. Democrat. Farmer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1876; secretary of state of Indiana, 1891-93; Governor of Indiana, 1893-97. Suffered a stroke while making a speech in Veedersburg, Ind., and died three days later, April 28, 1898 (age 52 years, 135 days). Interment at City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of James Whitcomb (1795-1852).
      Political family: Whitcomb-Matthews family of Ohio.
      The town of Matthews, Indiana, is named for him.
      Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)

    Riverside Cemetery
    Clinton, Vermillion County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Dana Washburn (1832-1871) — also known as Henry D. Washburn — of Clinton, Vermillion County, Ind. Born in Windsor, Windsor County, Vt., March 28, 1832. Republican. Lawyer; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Indiana 7th District, 1866-69. As Surveyor-General of Montana Territory in 1870, led the Washburn Expedition into what is now Yellowstone National Park. Died of tuberculosis, in Clinton, Vermillion County, Ind., January 26, 1871 (age 38 years, 304 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Mount Washburn, in Park County, Wyoming, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article

    Bales Cemetery
    Dana, Vermillion County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Otis McCullough Keyes (1854-1937) — also known as Otis M. Keyes — of Dana, Vermillion County, Ind. Born in Dana, Vermillion County, Ind., August 3, 1854. Physician; member of Indiana state senate, 1899-1901; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1905. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Died in Dana, Vermillion County, Ind., January 24, 1937 (age 82 years, 174 days). Interment at Bales Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Dr. Cuthbert F. Keyes (1822-1885) and Jane (Bales) Keyes (1822-1904); married, August 7, 1878, to Labelle Hunt (1856-1913); grandson of William Bales (1789-1844).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Bales (1789-1844) — of Indiana. Born in York County, Va., April 19, 1789. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1842-43. Died in Dana, Vermillion County, Ind., June 24, 1844 (age 55 years, 66 days). Interment at Bales Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, July 3, 1819, to Sarah Lenier Durham (1802-1843); grandfather of Otis McCullough Keyes (1854-1937).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Lowe-Hicks Cemetery
    Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Chenoweth III (1800-1859) — of Vermillion County, Ind. Born in Franklin County, Ohio, November 2, 1800. Democrat. Delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1850-51. Died in Highland Township, Vermillion County, Ind., February 13, 1859 (age 58 years, 103 days). Interment at Lowe-Hicks Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Chenoweth; married, January 27, 1825, to Rachel Perrin (1806-1866).

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