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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Vigo County

Index to Locations

  • Terre Haute Unknown location
  • Terre Haute Calvary Cemetery
  • Terre Haute Highland Lawn Cemetery
  • Terre Haute Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
  • Terre Haute Roselawn Memorial Park
  • Terre Haute St. Joseph's Cemetery
  • Terre Haute Woodlawn Cemetery
  • West Terre Haute Bethesda Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      James Solomon Barcus (1863-1920) — also known as James S. Barcus — of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born in Sullivan County, Ind., March 18, 1863. Publisher; author; lawyer; member of Indiana state senate, 1903-05. Member, Freemasons. Died in Newark, Essex County, N.J., May 3, 1920 (age 57 years, 46 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of Solomon Barcus and Martha Barcus; married 1884 to Bettie Belle Tichenor.
      See also Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Calvary Cemetery
    Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      John Edward Lamb (1852-1914) — also known as John E. Lamb — of Indiana. Born in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., December 26, 1852. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Indiana 8th District, 1883-85; U.S. Attorney for Indiana, 1885-86; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1904, 1908 (speaker). Died in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., August 23, 1914 (age 61 years, 240 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John James O'Grady (1889-1971) — also known as Jack J. O'Grady — of Indiana. Born in Kewanee, Henry County, Ill., July 6, 1889. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; band and orchestra leader; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1927, 1939-41; member of Indiana state senate, 1943-53; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 6th District, 1948. Member, Elks; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Moose; Eagles; Lions. Died in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., June 4, 1971 (age 81 years, 333 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.


    Highland Lawn Cemetery
    4520 Wabash Ave.
    Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana
    Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1990
    Politicians buried here:
    Richard W. Thompson Richard Wigginton Thompson (1809-1900) — also known as Richard W. Thompson — of Bedford, Lawrence County, Ind.; Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born near Culpeper Court House, Culpeper County, Va., June 9, 1809. School teacher; lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1834-36; member of Indiana state senate, 1836-38; delegate to Whig National Convention from Indiana, 1839; Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1840; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1841-43, 1847-49 (2nd District 1841-43, 7th District 1847-49); Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1864; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 7th Indiana District, 1864-66; circuit judge in Indiana, 1867-69; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1868 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1876, 1888, 1896; U.S. Secretary of the Navy, 1877-80; chairman of the American Committee of the Panama Canal Company, 1881; director of the Panama Railroad Company, 1881-88. Member, Freemasons. Died in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., February 9, 1900 (age 90 years, 245 days). Interment at Highland Lawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
    Eugene V. Debs Eugene Victor Debs (1855-1926) — also known as Eugene V. Debs — of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., November 5, 1855. Socialist. Locomotive fireman on the Terre Haute and Indianapolis Railroad; secretary-treasurer of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen in 1880-93; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1885; founder in 1893 and president (1893-97) of the American Railway Union; arrested during a strike in 1894 and charged with conspiracy to commit murder; the charges were dropped, but he was jailed for six months for contempt of court; became a Socialist while incarcerated; candidate for President of the United States, 1900 (Social Democratic), 1904 (Socialist), 1908 (Socialist), 1912 (Socialist), 1920 (Socialist); in 1905, was a founder of the Industrial Workers of the World ("Wobblies"), which hoped to organize all workers in "One Big Union"; convicted under the Sedition and Espionage Act for an anti-war speech he made in 1918, and sentenced to ten years in federal prison; released in 1921. Member, Knights of Pythias; American Civil Liberties Union. Died in Lindlahr Sanitarium, Elmhurst, DuPage County, Ill., October 20, 1926 (age 70 years, 349 days). Interment at Highland Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Daniel Debs and Marguerite (Betterich) Debs; married, June 9, 1885, to Katherine 'Kate' Metzel (step-sister-in-law of Bertha D. Baur (1870-1967)).
      Cross-reference: Victor L. Berger — William A. Cunnea
      See also NNDB dossier
      Books about Eugene V. Debs: James Chace, 1912 : Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft and Debs : The Election that Changed the Country — Charles W. Carey, Jr., Eugene V. Debs : Outspoken Labor Leader and Socialist (for young readers)
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, September 1908
    Daniel W. Voorhees Daniel Wolsey Voorhees (1827-1897) — also known as Daniel W. Voorhees — of Covington, Fountain County, Ind.; Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born in Butler County, Ohio, September 26, 1827. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Indiana, 1858-61; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1861-66, 1869-73 (7th District 1861-66, 6th District 1869-73); defeated, 1856; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1868, 1876 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1880, 1884, 1888; U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1877-97. Died in Washington, D.C., April 10, 1897 (age 69 years, 196 days). Interment at Highland Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Charles Stewart Voorhees (1853-1909).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
      Claude Gernade Bowers (1878-1958) — also known as Claude G. Bowers — of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Westfield, Hamilton County, Ind., November 20, 1878. Democrat. Newspaper editor; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 5th District, 1904, 1906; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1908; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1928, 1932; U.S. Ambassador to Spain, 1933-39; Chile, 1939-53. Died of leukemia in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., January 21, 1958 (age 79 years, 62 days). Interment at Highland Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lewis Bowers and Juliet (Tipton) Bowers; married, November 28, 1911, to Sybil McCaslin.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
      Books about Claude G. Bowers: Peter J. Sehlinger & Holman Hamilton, Spokesman for Democracy : Claude G. Bowers
      John Givan Davis (1810-1866) — also known as John G. Davis — of Rockville, Parke County, Ind.; Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born in Fleming County, Ky., October 10, 1810. Democrat. Parke County Sheriff, 1830-33; U.S. Representative from Indiana 7th District, 1851-55, 1857-61; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1864. Died in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., January 18, 1866 (age 55 years, 100 days). Original interment at Woodlawn Cemetery; reinterment at Highland Lawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Ralph Tucker (1906-1977) — of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born in Hymera, Sullivan County, Ind., September 30, 1906. Democrat. Mayor of Terre Haute, Ind., 1948-68; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1948, 1952 (alternate), 1956, 1964; candidate for Governor of Indiana, 1956. Died of cancer, in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., November 12, 1977 (age 71 years, 43 days). Interment at Highland Lawn Cemetery.
      George Washington Faris (1854-1914) — also known as George W. Faris — of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born near Rensselaer, Jasper County, Ind., June 9, 1854. Republican. U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1895-1901 (8th District 1895-97, 5th District 1897-1901); alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1908. Member, Phi Kappa Psi. Died in Washington, D.C., April 17, 1914 (age 59 years, 312 days). Interment at Highland Lawn Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: George Washington
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James Everett Sanders (1882-1950) — also known as Everett Sanders — of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born in a log cabin near Coalmont, Clay County, Ind., March 8, 1882. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Indiana 5th District, 1917-25; secretary to President Calvin Coolidge, 1925-29; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1932-34. Baptist. Member, Elks. Died, from a heart ailment, in his law office, in Washington, D.C., May 12, 1950 (age 68 years, 65 days). Interment at Highland Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Sanders and Melissa Everal (Stark) Sanders; married, December 13, 1903, to Ella Neal; married to Hilda Sims.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
      Vernon Ream McMillan (1892-1968) — also known as Vernon R. McMillan — of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born in Morrill, Brown County, Kan., September 15, 1892. Founded sporting goods business; invented the football face mask and the basketball inflator; mayor of Terre Haute, Ind., 1943-48. Died in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., December 1, 1968 (age 76 years, 77 days). Interment at Highland Lawn Cemetery.
      Virginia Ellis Jenckes (1877-1975) — also known as Virginia E. Jenckes; Virginia Ellis Somes — of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., November 6, 1877. Democrat. Farmer; U.S. Representative from Indiana 6th District, 1933-39. Female. Episcopalian. Died in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., January 9, 1975 (age 97 years, 64 days). Interment at Highland Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of James Ellis Somes and Mary (Oliver) Somes; married, February 22, 1912, to Ray Green Jenckes.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Edward McLean (1832-1906) — of Indiana. Born in Calvert County, Md., October 12, 1832. Member of Indiana state senate, 1857-60, 1893-96; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1861, 1867-68; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1876. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Odd Fellows; Loyal Legion. Died in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., November 6, 1906 (age 74 years, 25 days). Interment at Highland Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Step-son-in-law of James Hughes; nephew of Grafton Fleener Cookerly (1815-1885).
      Political family: Hughes-McLean-Cookerly family of Terre Haute, Indiana.
      Bertha D. Baur (1870-1967) — also known as Bertha E. Duppler; Mrs. Jacob Baur — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Mineral Point, Iowa County, Wis., October 14, 1870. Republican. Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1924; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1932; member, Arrangements Committee, 1940; candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 9th District, 1936; member of Republican National Committee from Illinois, 1937-43. Female. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., July 10, 1967 (age 96 years, 269 days). Interment at Highland Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Step-sister-in-law of Katherine 'Kate' Metzel (who married Eugene Victor Debs (1855-1926)); married, November 23, 1908, to Jacob Baur (1856-1912; chemist; founder and head of Liquid Carbonic Company).
      John Engles Cox (1866-1927) — also known as John E. Cox — of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born near Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., December 27, 1866. Democrat. Superior court judge in Indiana, 1907-15, 1919-27; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1924. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Redmen; Woodmen. Died in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., October 12, 1927 (age 60 years, 289 days). Interment at Highland Lawn Cemetery.
      Ambrose B. Carlton (1825-1901) — of Indiana. Born in Lawrence County, Ind., December 18, 1825. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; state court judge in Indiana, 1856, 1873; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1877. Died in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., September 5, 1901 (age 75 years, 261 days). Interment at Highland Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert M. Carlton (1794-1863).
      Robert Noble Hudson (1819-1889) — of Indiana. Born in Brookville, Franklin County, Ind., November 7, 1819. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1851-52, 1855; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War. Uncovered a canal bond fraud in 1859-60, thus saving the state of Indiana more than $1.2 million. Died, of a stomach ailment, in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., August 30, 1889 (age 69 years, 296 days). Interment at Highland Lawn Cemetery.
      Chapman Jay Root (1864-1945) — also known as C. J. Root — of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born in Wayne County, Pa., November 22, 1864. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1936 (alternate; member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1940. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Founded Root Glass Company in 1901; in 1915, Root Glass designed and patented the "pod-shaped" Coca-Cola bottle. Died in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., November 20, 1945 (age 80 years, 363 days). Interment at Highland Lawn Cemetery.
      Madge P. Stephens (born c.1872) — also known as Madge Louise Patton; Madge Louise Hawkins — of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born in Indiana, about 1872. Socialist. Physician; delegate to Socialist National Convention from Indiana, 1920. Female. Interment at Highland Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, November 15, 1897, to Audley B. Hawkins (c.1877-1905); married to Wallace W. Stephens.
      Epitaph: "A follower of Christ's teaching, a socialist."; "She lived for those who loved her / Whose heart was kind & true / & the Heaven that smiled above her / Received her spirit too."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Martin M. Ray (1823-1872) — of Shelby County, Ind. Born in Butler County, Ohio, 1823. Lawyer; delegate to Whig National Convention from Indiana, 1848; Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1856; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1858; member of Indiana state senate, 1861-63; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1872. Irish ancestry. Died in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., August 5, 1872 (age about 49 years). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
      Relatives: Nephew of James Brown Ray and Martin M. Ray (1795-1865).
      Political family: Ray family of Indianapolis and Terre Haute, Indiana.
      Martin M. Ray (1795-1865) — of Fayette County, Ind.; Wayne County, Ind.; Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Kentucky, August 29, 1795. Cabinetmaker; merchant; banker; lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1826-27, 1834-36; candidate for Indiana state senate, 1848. Methodist. Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., May 16, 1865 (age 69 years, 260 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of James Brown Ray; uncle of Martin M. Ray (1823-1872).
      Political family: Ray family of Indianapolis and Terre Haute, Indiana.


    Roselawn Memorial Park
    Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Fred Wampler (1909-1999) — of Indiana. Born in Illinois, 1909. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict; U.S. Representative from Indiana 6th District, 1959-61. Died June 8, 1999 (age about 89 years). Interment at Roselawn Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Orly Edwin Adams (1859-1937) — also known as Orly E. Adams — of Brazil, Clay County, Ind. Born in 1859. Republican. Postmaster at Brazil, Ind., 1910-14. Died in 1937 (age about 78 years). Interment at Roselawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married to Mary Nees (1866-1948).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Joseph's Cemetery
    Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Elisha Mills Huntington (1806-1862) — also known as Elisha M. Huntington — of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born in Butternuts, Otsego County, N.Y., March 26, 1806. Lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1832-36; circuit judge in Indiana, 1837-41; delegate to Whig National Convention from Indiana, 1839 (Convention Vice-President); U.S. District Judge for Indiana, 1842-62; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1860. Catholic. Died of a lung ailment, in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., October 26, 1862 (age 56 years, 214 days). Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Nathaniel Huntington (1763-1815) and Mary (Corning) Huntington (1763-1852); brother of Nathaniel Huntington (1793-1828) and James Huntington; married, November 3, 1841, to Susan Mary Rudd (1820-1853); grandnephew of Samuel Huntington; great-grandfather of Helen Huntington Hull; first cousin once removed of Samuel H. Huntington; first cousin twice removed of William Barret Ridgely; first cousin thrice removed of Benjamin Huntington; second cousin twice removed of Henry Huntington and Gurdon Huntington; third cousin once removed of John Davenport, Ebenezer Huntington, Joshua Coit, James Davenport, Abel Huntington and Benjamin Nicoll Huntington; third cousin twice removed of Samuel Adams; fourth cousin of William Woodbridge, Zina Hyde, Jr., Jabez Williams Huntington, Isaac Backus, Theodore Davenport, Charles Phelps Huntington and Henry Titus Backus; fourth cousin once removed of Joseph Allen, Chauncey Goodrich, Elizur Goodrich, Augustus Seymour Porter, Samuel Nicholls Smallwood, Peter Buell Porter, John Hall Brockway, Robert Coit, Jr., Thomas Worcester Hyde, Alonzo Mark Leffingwell, Abial Lathrop, Roger Wolcott and William Clark Huntington.
      Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Donn M. Roberts (1867-1936) — of Indiana. Born in Annapolis, Crawford County, Ill., September 28, 1867. Mayor of Terre Haute, Ind., 1913-15. Convicted of bribery in 1915 and spent three and a half years in prison; convicted of embezzlement in 1936 and sentenced to prison. Released from prison following a heart attack, and died a few days later, in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., August 3, 1936 (age 68 years, 310 days). Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery.


    Woodlawn Cemetery
    Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Henry Nelson (1820-1896) — also known as Thomas H. Nelson — of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born in Mason County, Ky., October 20, 1820. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1860; U.S. Minister to Chile, 1861-66; Mexico, 1869-73; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1880. Died in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., March 14, 1896 (age 75 years, 146 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      Edward Allen Hannegan (1807-1859) — also known as Edward A. Hannegan — of Covington, Fountain County, Ind. Born in Hamilton County, Ohio, June 25, 1807. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1832-33, 1841-42; U.S. Representative from Indiana 7th District, 1833-37; U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1843-49; U.S. Minister to Prussia, 1849-50. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. In May, 1852, during a drunken argument, he stabbed his brother-in-law, Captain Duncan, who died the next day. Died from overdose of morphine (probably suicide), in St. Louis, Mo., February 25, 1859 (age 51 years, 245 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Holdsworth Blake (1792-1849) — also known as Thomas H. Blake — of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born in Frederick County, Md., July 25, 1792. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1816; U.S. Attorney for Indiana, 1817-18; state court judge in Indiana, 1818; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1819-20, 1823-24; member of Indiana state senate, 1821-22, 1829-30; U.S. Representative from Indiana 1st District, 1827-29. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died of cholera in a hotel at Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, November 28, 1849 (age 57 years, 126 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother-in-law of William Crawford Linton (1795-1835).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James McLean Hanna (1816-1872) — also known as James M. Hanna — of Clay County, Ind.; Sullivan County, Ind. Born in Franklin County, Ind., October 25, 1816. Democrat. Candidate for Indiana state house of representatives, 1847; Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1848, 1856; member of Indiana state senate, 1849-52, 1869; circuit judge in Indiana, 1856-57; justice of Indiana state supreme court, 1857-65; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1864. Member, Freemasons. Died in Curryville, Sullivan County, Ind., January 15, 1872 (age 55 years, 82 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Graem Hanna; nephew of Joseph Hanna and Robert Hanna; cousin *** of Albert G. Hanna (1807-1879).
      Political family: Hanna family of Indiana.
      William Kirkpatrick Edwards (1820-1878) — of Indiana. Born near Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., December 26, 1820. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1846-51, 1859, 1873; Speaker of the Indiana State House of Representatives, 1873; mayor of Terre Haute, Ind., 1853-55; Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1860. Member, Odd Fellows; Freemasons. Died in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., September 26, 1878 (age 57 years, 274 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Albert Lange (1801-1869) — of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born in Charlottenburg, Prussia (now part of Berlin, Germany), December 16, 1801. Republican. He belonged to a secret society which advocated a constitutional government for the German Empire; in 1824, the conspiracy was uncovered; he was convicted of treason and sentenced to fifteen years in in prison; pardoned in 1829, and left Germany for the United States; U.S. Consul in Amsterdam, 1849-50; Indiana state auditor, 1861-63; mayor of Terre Haute, Ind., 1863-67. Died in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., July 25, 1869 (age 67 years, 221 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Lange Elementary School (now closed), in Terre Haute, Indiana, was named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel Barnes Gookins (1809-1880) — of Indiana. Born in Rupert, Bennington County, Vt., May 30, 1809. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1851-52; justice of Indiana state supreme court, 1854-57. Died in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., June 14, 1880 (age 71 years, 15 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Grafton Fleener Cookerly (1815-1885) — of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born in Frederick County, Md., February 4, 1815. Democrat. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1845-48; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1849; delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1850-51; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1856; mayor of Terre Haute, Ind., 1867-71. Member, Ancient Order of United Workmen. Died in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., July 5, 1885 (age 70 years, 151 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Uncle of William Edward McLean (1832-1906).
      Political family: Hughes-McLean-Cookerly family of Terre Haute, Indiana.
      Ballard Smith (1821-1866) — of Cannelton, Perry County, Ind.; Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born in Durham, Strafford County, N.H., January 13, 1821. Lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1855-57; Speaker of the Indiana State House of Representatives, 1857; circuit judge in Indiana, 1858-59; served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Episcopalian. Member, Odd Fellows. Died in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., October 3, 1866 (age 45 years, 263 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Hamilton Smith (1804-1875).
      William Crawford Linton (1795-1835) — of Indiana. Born in Lancaster County, Pa., 1795. Member of Indiana state senate, 1828-31; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1833. Presbyterian. Died of a heart attack in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., January 31, 1835 (age about 39 years). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother-in-law of Thomas Holdsworth Blake (1792-1849).
      The city of Linton, Indiana, is named for him.
      James M. Farrington (1798-1869) — of Vigo County, Ind. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., December 6, 1798. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1825, 1840-41; Vigo County Treasurer, 1829-1842; member of Indiana state senate, 1831-34. Died in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., October 8, 1869 (age 70 years, 306 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Jacob Drennan Early (1859-1919) — also known as Jacob D. Early — of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., November 4, 1859. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1888; member of Indiana state senate, 1897-99. Member, Freemasons; Sons of the American Revolution; Knights of Pythias. Died in Stamford, Fairfield County, Conn., October 18, 1919 (age 59 years, 348 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Stockwell Early (1827-1884) and Anna Louisa (Andrews) Early (born 1835).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Dowling (c.1806-1876) — of Indiana. Born in Ireland, about 1806. Democrat. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1836-38, 1840-41, 1843-46, 1848-49; member of Democratic National Committee from Indiana, 1876. Member, Freemasons. Died in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., December 6, 1876 (age about 70 years). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      John Pierson Baird (1830-1881) — also known as John P. Baird — of Vigo County, Ind. Born in Spencer County, Ky., January 5, 1830. Republican. Lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1859; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1868. Was commander at Fort Granger in Tennessee in June 1863, when he was required to execute by hanging Lawrence Orton Williams and Walter Peter as Confederate spies; an engraving of the execution was on the front page of Harper's Weekly. Both spies were related to Gen. Robert E. Lee's wife and were descendants of Martha Washington. Baird was severely affected by this episode, and had a mental breakdown in 1875. Died in the Indiana Hospital for the Insane, Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., March 7, 1881 (age 51 years, 61 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      John Givan Davis (1810-1866) — also known as John G. Davis — of Rockville, Parke County, Ind.; Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born in Fleming County, Ky., October 10, 1810. Democrat. Parke County Sheriff, 1830-33; U.S. Representative from Indiana 7th District, 1851-55, 1857-61; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1864. Died in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., January 18, 1866 (age 55 years, 100 days). Original interment at Woodlawn Cemetery; reinterment at Highland Lawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Bethesda Cemetery
    West Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Noble Jacob Johnson (1887-1968) — also known as Noble J. Johnson — of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind. Born in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., August 23, 1887. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1925-31, 1939-48 (5th District 1925-31, 6th District 1939-48); defeated, 1930 (5th District), 1936 (6th District); Associate Judge of U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, 1948-58. Died March 17, 1968 (age 80 years, 207 days). Interment at Bethesda Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Abraham S. Johnson and Ida M. Johnson; married, October 6, 1913, to Mercy Chase Broadhurst.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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    The Political Graveyard is a web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries. Founded in 1996, it is the Internet's most comprehensive free source for American political biography, listing 312,576 politicians, living and dead.
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