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Wayne County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Wayne County

Index to Locations

  • Cambridge City Riverside Cemetery
  • Hagerstown West Lawn Cemetery
  • Richmond Earlham Cemetery
  • Richmond Maple Grove Cemetery (now gone)


    Riverside Cemetery
    Cambridge City, Wayne County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      James Rariden (1795-1856) — of Centerville, Wayne County, Ind. Born in Cynthiana, Harrison County, Ky., February 14, 1795. Lawyer; member of Indiana state senate, 1823-29; candidate for Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1824; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1829-30, 1832-33; U.S. Representative from Indiana 5th District, 1837-41; defeated, 1835; delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1850-51. Died in Cambridge City, Wayne County, Ind., October 20, 1856 (age 61 years, 249 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    West Lawn Cemetery
    Hagerstown, Wayne County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      James M. Knapp (1876-1961) — of Indiana. Born in Indiana, December 11, 1876. Republican. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1919-32, 1935-45; Speaker of the Indiana State House of Representatives, 1929, 1939-41; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, 1932. Died in Spiceland, Henry County, Ind., March 20, 1961 (age 84 years, 99 days). Interment at West Lawn Cemetery.


    Earlham Cemetery
    Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Warren Bennett (1831-1893) — Born in Union County, Ind., February 16, 1831. Member of Indiana state senate, 1859-61, 1865-67; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; mayor of Richmond, Ind., 1869-71, 1877-83, 1885-87; Governor of Idaho Territory, 1871-75; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Idaho Territory, 1875-76. Methodist. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Odd Fellows; Freemasons. Died in Richmond, Wayne County, Ind., February 2, 1893 (age 61 years, 352 days). Interment at Earlham Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Albyne Burbank (1827-1905) — also known as John A. Burbank — of Falls City, Richardson County, Neb. Born in Centerville, Wayne County, Ind., July 23, 1827. Democrat. Postmaster at Falls City, Neb., 1858-61; Governor of Dakota Territory, 1869-73. Died in Richmond, Wayne County, Ind., December 19, 1905 (age 78 years, 149 days). Interment at Earlham Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Isaac Burbank (1788-1876) and Mary Elizabeth (Troxell) Burbank (1799-1883); brother of Lucinda Maria Burbank (1825-1907; who married Oliver Hazard Perry Throck Morton); married to Annie E. Yates (1837-1864) and Sarah Parry (1843-1911); father of Nora Burbank (1857-1923; who married Joseph Henry Kibbey); uncle of John M. Morton (1846-1900).
      Political family: Burbank-Morton-Kibbey-Cunningham family of Indiana.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Henry U. Johnson Henry Underwood Johnson (1850-1939) — also known as Henry U. Johnson — of Richmond, Wayne County, Ind. Born in Cambridge City, Wayne County, Ind., October 28, 1850. Republican. Lawyer; Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney, 1876-80; member of Indiana state senate, 1887-90; U.S. Representative from Indiana 6th District, 1891-99. Died in Richmond, Wayne County, Ind., June 4, 1939 (age 88 years, 219 days). Interment at Earlham Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
      Daniel Webster Comstock (1840-1917) — of Indiana. Born in Germantown, Montgomery County, Ohio, December 16, 1840. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Indiana state senate, 1879-81; state court judge in Indiana, 1885-96, 1897-1911; U.S. Representative from Indiana 6th District, 1917; died in office 1917. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Washington, D.C., May 19, 1917 (age 76 years, 154 days). Interment at Earlham Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Daniel Webster
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      David Pierson Holloway (1809-1883) — also known as David P. Holloway — of Indiana. Born in Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio, December 6, 1809. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1843-44; member of Indiana state senate, 1844-52; candidate for Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1848, 1852; U.S. Representative from Indiana 5th District, 1855-57. Quaker. Member, Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., September 9, 1883 (age 73 years, 277 days). Original interment at Maple Grove Cemetery (which no longer exists); reinterment at Earlham Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Jane Ann Paulson; father of William Robeson Holloway (1836-1911).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      David Worth Dennis (1912-1999) — also known as David W. Dennis — of Richmond, Wayne County, Ind. Born in Washington, D.C., June 7, 1912. Republican. Member of Indiana state legislature, 1950; U.S. Representative from Indiana 10th District, 1969-75. Died, of pneumonia, in Reid Hospital, Richmond, Wayne County, Ind., January 6, 1999 (age 86 years, 213 days). Interment at Earlham Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Franklin Kibbey (1826-1900) — also known as John F. Kibbey — of Indiana. Born in Richmond, Wayne County, Ind., May 4, 1826. Lawyer; Indiana state attorney general, 1862; district judge in Indiana 6th District, 1865-73; circuit judge in Indiana, 1873-85. Presbyterian. Died in Richmond, Wayne County, Ind., October 10, 1900 (age 74 years, 159 days). Interment at Earlham Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Crane Kibbey (1783-1860) and Mary (Espy) Kibbey; married, May 5, 1852, to Caroline E. Cunningham; father of Joseph Henry Kibbey (1853-1924).
      Political family: Burbank-Morton-Kibbey-Cunningham family of Indiana.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Robert Britten (1898-1955) — also known as John R. Britten — of Richmond, Wayne County, Ind. Born in Reading, Hamilton County, Ohio, December 16, 1898. Republican. Lawyer; Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney, 1935-39; mayor of Richmond, Ind., 1939-44. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Grotto; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Eagles; Moose; Junior Order; Elks; Kiwanis. Suffered severe burns to his feet and toes from overnight application of an electric pad, leading to a pulmonary embolism and ultimately death, in Reid Hospital, Spring Grove, Wayne County, Ind., February 25, 1955 (age 56 years, 71 days). Interment at Earlham Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Onda May Chenoweth.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Farquhar Hibberd (1816-1903) — also known as James F. Hibberd — of Ohio; Richmond, Wayne County, Ind. Born near New Market, Frederick County, Md., November 4, 1816. Physician; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1845-47; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; mayor of Richmond, Ind., 1875-77. Member, American Medical Association; American Public Health Association. Died in Richmond, Wayne County, Ind., September 8, 1903 (age 86 years, 308 days). Interment at Earlham Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Hibberd and Rachel (Wright) Hibberd; married, March 30, 1842, to Nancy D. Higgins; married, May 6, 1856, to Catherine Leeds; married, April 20, 1871, to Elizabeth M. Laws.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Maple Grove Cemetery (now gone)
    Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      David Pierson Holloway (1809-1883) — also known as David P. Holloway — of Indiana. Born in Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio, December 6, 1809. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1843-44; member of Indiana state senate, 1844-52; candidate for Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1848, 1852; U.S. Representative from Indiana 5th District, 1855-57. Quaker. Member, Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., September 9, 1883 (age 73 years, 277 days). Original interment at Maple Grove Cemetery; reinterment at Earlham Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Jane Ann Paulson; father of William Robeson Holloway (1836-1911).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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