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Bourbon County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Bourbon County

Index to Locations

  • Bronson Bronson Cemetery
  • Fort Scott Evergreen Cemetery
  • Near Fort Scott Maple Grove Cemetery
  • Mapleton Stevenson Cemetery


    Bronson Cemetery
    Bronson, Bourbon County, Kansas
    Politicians buried here:
      Jonathan McMillan Davis (1871-1943) — also known as Jonathan M. Davis — of Bronson, Bourbon County, Kan. Born in Bronson, Bourbon County, Kan., April 27, 1871. Democrat. Farmer; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1905-13; member of Kansas state senate, 1913-17; Governor of Kansas, 1923-25; defeated, 1920, 1924, 1926, 1936 (primary), 1938 (Independent); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1924 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1924; candidate for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1930. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Eagles; Moose; Elks; Kiwanis. Arrested the day after his gubernatorial term expired; indicted twice for bribery; tried and acquitted both times. Died June 27, 1943 (age 72 years, 61 days). Interment at Bronson Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jonathan McMillan Davis and Eve (Holeman) Davis; married, September 26, 1894, to Mollie Purdom (died 1926); married, December 16, 1931, to Mary E. (Winston) Raymond.


    Evergreen Cemetery
    Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas
    Politicians buried here:
      David Perley Lowe (1823-1882) — also known as David P. Lowe — of Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kan. Born near Utica, Oneida County, N.Y., August 22, 1823. Republican. Lawyer; member of Kansas state senate, 1863-64; district judge in Kansas, 1867-71, 1879-82; U.S. Representative from Kansas at-large, 1871-75; chief justice of Utah territorial supreme court, 1875. Died in Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kan., April 10, 1882 (age 58 years, 231 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Maple Grove Cemetery
    Near Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas
    Politicians buried here:
      William Alexander McIntosh (1833-1912) — of Barnsville, Bourbon County, Kan. Born in Grant, Herkimer County, N.Y., March 18, 1833. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Kansas state legislature, 1866-67. Methodist. Member, Odd Fellows. Died in 1912 (age about 79 years). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery.


    Stevenson Cemetery
    Mapleton, Bourbon County, Kansas
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Welch Libby (1819-1885) — also known as Charles W. Libby — of Roscoe, Goodhue County, Minn. Born in Gray, Cumberland County, Maine, February 8, 1819. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 6, 1857-58. Died in Xenia, Bourbon County, Kan., August 5, 1885 (age 66 years, 178 days). Interment at Stevenson Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Moses Libby (1781-1850) and Sarah 'Sally' (Lawrence) Libby (1791-1864); married, July 8, 1847, to Mary Jane Mayberry (1827-1900); third cousin once removed of Fred Melville Libby; fourth cousin of Artemas Libbey, Isaac Libbey and Eugene Harvey Libby; fourth cousin once removed of Augustine B. Libby, Edward Everett Libby (1867-1934) and Arthur Leroy Nason.
      Political family: Libby-Felt family of Maine (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record


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