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Cherokee County
Kansas

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Cherokee County

Index to Locations

  • Columbus City Cemetery
  • Columbus Park Cemetery
  • Galena Galena Cemetery
  • Galena Oakhill Cemetery


    City Cemetery
    Columbus, Cherokee County, Kansas
    Politicians buried here:
      Marcellus G. Boss (1901-1967) — also known as Marc Boss — of Columbus, Cherokee County, Kan. Born in Bremen, Marshall County, Ind., January 24, 1901. Republican. Lawyer; Cherokee County Attorney, 1931-33; member of Kansas state senate, 1945-49; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1952; Governor of Guam, 1959-60. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Suffered a heart attack while addressing a meeting of the Kansas Business and Professional Women, and died soon after, in the City Hospital, Columbus, Cherokee County, Kan., March 21, 1967 (age 66 years, 56 days). Interment at City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frank W. Boss and Alice M. (Lehr) Boss; married, August 11, 1926, to Margery Griswold.


    Park Cemetery
    Columbus, Cherokee County, Kansas
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Daniel Winter (1896-1951) — also known as Thomas D. Winter — of Girard, Crawford County, Kan. Born in Kansas, 1896. Republican. U.S. Representative from Kansas 3rd District, 1939-47. Died in 1951 (age about 55 years). Interment at Park Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    Charles Stephens Charles Stephens (1870-1942) — of Columbus, Cherokee County, Kan. Born in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind., February 28, 1870. Democrat. Lawyer; Cherokee County Attorney, 1896; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kansas 3rd District, 1922, 1924; candidate for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1926; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1928. Presbyterian. Died, in City Hospital, Columbus, Cherokee County, Kan., December 29, 1942 (age 72 years, 304 days). Interment at Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas M. Stephens (1838-1879) and Maurine Mary 'Mamie' (Jenness) Stephens (1850-1919); married, April 27, 1896, to Emma Mary Stump (1871-1906); married, December 1, 1908, to Viola Townsend (1878-1961).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: The Modern Light, Industrial Edition, July 23, 1914


    Galena Cemetery
    Galena, Cherokee County, Kansas
    Politicians buried here:
      William Frederick Sapp (1856-1917) — also known as William F. Sapp — of Galena, Cherokee County, Kan. Born in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., August 30, 1856. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kansas, 1894; Kansas Democratic state chair, 1904-06; member of Democratic National Committee from Kansas, 1912. Died March 8, 1917 (age 60 years, 190 days). Original interment at Oakhill Cemetery; reinterment at Galena Cemetery.


    Oakhill Cemetery
    Galena, Cherokee County, Kansas
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      William Frederick Sapp (1856-1917) — also known as William F. Sapp — of Galena, Cherokee County, Kan. Born in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., August 30, 1856. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kansas, 1894; Kansas Democratic state chair, 1904-06; member of Democratic National Committee from Kansas, 1912. Died March 8, 1917 (age 60 years, 190 days). Original interment at Oakhill Cemetery; reinterment at Galena Cemetery.


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