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Wabash County
Indiana

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Wabash County

Index to Locations

  • Servia Fairview Cemetery
  • Wabash Falls Cemetery
  • Wabash Matlock Cemetery


    Fairview Cemetery
    Servia, Wabash County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Wilbur Bone Brookover (1911-2003) — also known as Wilbur B. Brookover — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born near Bippus, Huntington County, Ind., March 30, 1911. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; university professor; mayor of East Lansing, Mich., 1971-75. Member, Tau Kappa Alpha. Died April 6, 2003 (age 92 years, 7 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, June 21, 1937, to Edna Mae Eberhart (1912-2008).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Falls Cemetery
    Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      John Valentine Beamer (1896-1964) — also known as John V. Beamer — of Wabash, Wabash County, Ind. Born in Wabash County, Ind., November 17, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1949-50; U.S. Representative from Indiana 5th District, 1951-59; defeated, 1958. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Farm Bureau; Kappa Sigma; Freemasons; Elks. Died in Anderson, Madison County, Ind., September 8, 1964 (age 67 years, 296 days). Interment at Falls Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob Beamer and Rosa Bender (Rosenthal) Beamer; married, June 30, 1928, to Letha Urschel.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Upfold Pettit (1820-1881) — also known as John U. Pettit — of Wabash, Wabash County, Ind. Born in Fabius, Onondaga County, N.Y., September 11, 1820. Republican. Lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1844-45, 1865; Speaker of the Indiana State House of Representatives, 1865; circuit judge in Indiana, 1853-54, 1873-79; U.S. Representative from Indiana 11th District, 1855-61; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War. Episcopalian. Scottish and French ancestry. Member, Odd Fellows. Died in Wabash, Wabash County, Ind., March 21, 1881 (age 60 years, 191 days). Interment at Falls Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Henry Corbin Pettit (1863-1913).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Calvin Cowgill (1819-1903) — of Indiana. Born in Martinsville, Clinton County, Ohio, January 7, 1819. Republican. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1851-52, 1865; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1872; U.S. Representative from Indiana 11th District, 1879-81. Died in Wabash County, Ind., February 10, 1903 (age 84 years, 34 days). Interment at Falls Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Cary E. Cowgill (1843-1914).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Matlock Cemetery
    Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      James Lester Smallwood (1885-1969) — also known as James L. Smallwood — of Wabash, Wabash County, Ind. Born in Wabash County, Ind., May 29, 1885. Mayor of Wabash, Ind., 1952-55. Died in Wabash County, Ind., September 12, 1969 (age 84 years, 106 days). Interment at Matlock Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John M. Smallwood (1861-1953) and Ida (Dufton) Smallwood (1865-1950); married to Maude Marie Bechtol (1886-1949); second cousin thrice removed of Samuel Nicholls Smallwood; second cousin four times removed of William Smallwood (1732-1792); third cousin thrice removed of Alfred William Grayson.
      Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Grayson-Breckinridge-Smallwood family of Virginia and Kentucky; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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