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Whitley County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Whitley County

Index to Locations

  • Coesse Coesse Hope Lutheran Cemetery
  • Columbia City Eel River Cemetery
  • Columbia City Greenhill Cemetery
  • Columbia City Masonic Cemetery

    Coesse Hope Lutheran Cemetery
    Coesse, Whitley County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Alexander Morton Campbell (1907-1968) — also known as Alexander M. Campbell; Alex Campbell — of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind.; Coesse, Whitley County, Ind. Born in Coldwater, Mercer County, Ohio, April 14, 1907. Democrat. Chair of Allen County Democratic Party, 1934-36, 1958-63; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, 1941-49; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1956; member of Democratic National Committee from Indiana, 1960-64. Christian. Member, Delta Theta Phi; Tau Kappa Alpha; Delta Chi; American Bar Association; Freemasons; Jesters; Shriners; Elks; Moose; Eagles; Kiwanis. Died in 1968 (age about 61 years). Interment at Coesse Hope Lutheran Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel T. Campbell and Elsie (Bolman) Campbell; married, April 8, 1958, to Ruby Marie Tharp.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Eel River Cemetery
    Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Alfred James Brown (1856-1913) — of Colorado. Born in Binghamton, Broome County, N.Y., March 23, 1856. Physician; druggist; member of Colorado state legislature, 1890. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Died, of cerebral apoplexy, at his drugstore in Higbee, Randolph County, Mo., February 17, 1913 (age 56 years, 331 days). Interment at Eel River Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Brown.

    Greenhill Cemetery
    Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Ralph Fesler Gates (1893-1978) — also known as Ralph F. Gates — of Columbia City, Whitley County, Ind. Born in Columbia City, Whitley County, Ind., February 24, 1893. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1928 (member, Credentials Committee), 1936, 1940 (alternate), 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960; Indiana Republican state chair, 1941-44; Governor of Indiana, 1945-49; member of Republican National Committee from Indiana, 1946-50. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; American Bar Association; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Elks; Moose; Rotary. Died July 28, 1978 (age 85 years, 154 days). Interment at Greenhill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Robert Edwards Gates; grandfather of Marjorie Gates (who married Kenneth N. Giffin).
      Political family: Gates family of Columbia City, Indiana.
      See also National Governors Association biography — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Dupont Adams (1887-1966) — also known as James D. Adams — of Columbia City, Whitley County, Ind. Born in Columbia City, Whitley County, Ind., July 2, 1887. Democrat. President, Citizens State Bank; among the organizers of Columbia Woolen Mills; publisher, Columbia City Post newspaper; owner of movie theaters; president, Whitley County Telephone Co., 1912-26; cattle breeder; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1940. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Rotary; American Bankers Association. Died in August, 1966 (age 79 years, 0 days). Interment at Greenhill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Garland F. Stickler (1909-1988) — of Columbia City, Whitley County, Ind. Born in 1909. Democrat. Mayor of Columbia City, Ind., 1956-63; defeated, 1963; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1956; postmaster at Columbia City, Ind., 1964-72 (acting, 1964-65). Died in 1988 (age about 79 years). Interment at Greenhill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Georgia M. Kneller.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Masonic Cemetery
    Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      William Forgy McNagny (1850-1923) — of Indiana. Born in Ohio, 1850. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Indiana 12th District, 1893-95. Died in 1923 (age about 73 years). Interment at Masonic Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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