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Douglas County
Kansas

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Douglas County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Clinton Clinton Cemetery
  • Lawrence Lawrence Cemetery
  • Lawrence Memorial Park Cemetery
  • Lawrence Oak Hill Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Douglas County, Kansas
    Politicians buried here:
      Ely Moore (1798-1860) — of New York. Born near Belvidere, Warren County, N.J., July 4, 1798. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York 3rd District, 1835-39. Died in Lecompton, Douglas County, Kan., January 27, 1860 (age 61 years, 207 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Clinton Cemetery
    Clinton, Douglas County, Kansas
    Politicians buried here:
      Walter Levi Payne — also known as Walter L. Payne — of Burlingame, Osage County, Kan. Republican. Kansas state treasurer, 1917-21. Interment at Clinton Cemetery.


    Lawrence Cemetery
    Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas
    Politicians buried here:
    Walter R. Stubbs Walter Roscoe Stubbs (1858-1929) — also known as W. R. Stubbs — of Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan. Born near Richmond, Wayne County, Ind., November 7, 1858. Republican. Rancher; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1903-07; Speaker of the Kansas State House of Representatives, 1905-06; Kansas Republican state chair, 1904-08; Governor of Kansas, 1909-13; defeated in primary, 1924; candidate for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1912. Quaker. Member, Freemasons. Died, after a short illness and some heart trouble, in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan., March 25, 1929 (age 70 years, 138 days). Interment at Lawrence Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John T. Stubbs and Esther (Bailey) Stubbs; married 1886 to Stella Hostettler.
      Cross-reference: John S. Dawson
      Image source: McClure's Magazine, April 1912
      William Ripley Brown (1840-1916) — also known as William R. Brown — of Emporia, Lyon County, Kan.; Hutchinson, Reno County, Kan.; El Reno, Canadian County, Okla. Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., July 16, 1840. Republican. Lawyer; district judge in Kansas, 1867-77; U.S. Representative from Kansas 3rd District, 1875-77; probate judge in Oklahoma, 1894-98. Died, from a cerebral hemorrhage, in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., March 4, 1916 (age 75 years, 232 days). Interment at Lawrence Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Brown and Mary (Ripley) Brown.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Memorial Park Cemetery
    1517 East 15th Street
    Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Elda Frank Caldwell (1859-1926) — also known as Eldie F. Caldwell — of Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan. Born near Rockville, Parke County, Ind., September 6, 1859. Republican. Lawyer; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1895; postmaster at Lawrence, Kan., 1898-1903. Died in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan., September 15, 1926 (age 67 years, 9 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Allen Caldwell (1818-1896) and Mary (Smick) Caldwell (1818-1881); married, October 21, 1885, to Mary Viola McFarland (1862-1887); married 1903 to Hattie B. (Newton) Eberly (1860-1945).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oak Hill Cemetery
    Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas
    Politicians buried here:
      Wilson Shannon (1802-1877) — of St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio; Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan. Born in Mt. Olivet, Belmont County, Ohio, February 24, 1802. Democrat. Lawyer; Governor of Ohio, 1838-40, 1842-44; defeated, 1840; U.S. Minister to Mexico, 1844-45; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; U.S. Representative from Ohio 17th District, 1853-55; defeated, 1832; Governor of Kansas Territory, 1855-56, 1856; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1876. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan., August 30, 1877 (age 75 years, 187 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George David Shannon (1758-1803) and Jane (Milligan) Shannon (1758-1823); brother of George F. Shannon, Thomas Shannon (1786-1843) and James Shannon; married, November 30, 1825, to Elizabeth Ellis (1802-1831); married, November 27, 1832, to Sarah Osbun (1815-1881); granduncle of Isaac Charles Parker.
      Political family: Shannon-Shelby family.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
      John Palmer Usher (1816-1889) — of Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind.; Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan. Born in Brookfield, Madison County, N.Y., January 9, 1816. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1850-51; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1856; Indiana state attorney general, 1861-62; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1863-65. Died of cancer at University Hospital, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., April 13, 1889 (age 73 years, 94 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Nathaniel Usher (1786-1865) and Lucy (Palmer) Usher (1791-1870); married, January 26, 1844, to Margaret Patterson; first cousin once removed of Jonathan Usher; second cousin of Robert Cleveland Usher; second cousin twice removed of Rollin Usher Tyler; third cousin of Francis Landon Cleveland and Roland Greene Usher; third cousin once removed of Grover Cleveland and James Harlan Cleveland; third cousin twice removed of Ephraim Safford, Isaiah Kidder, Samuel Lord, James Harlan Cleveland, Jr. and Richard Folsom Cleveland; third cousin thrice removed of Joseph Wheeler Bloodgood; fourth cousin once removed of Chauncey Fitch Cleveland, Charles Stetson, James Safford, Luther Kidder and Isaiah Stetson (1812-1880).
      Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; Greene family of Providence, Rhode Island; DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Thayer-Capron-Aldrich-Stetson family; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Stetson family of New York and Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      James Henry Lane (1814-1866) — also known as James H. Lane; "Liberator of Kansas"; "Fighting Jim" — of Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Ind.; Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan. Born in Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Ind., June 22, 1814. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, 1849-53; U.S. Representative from Indiana 4th District, 1853-55; delegate to Kansas state constitutional convention, 1855, 1857; Kansas Democratic state chair, 1855; U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1861-66; died in office 1866; general in the Union Army during the Civil War. Member, Freemasons. Deranged, and charged with financial irregularities, he was mortally wounded by a self-inflicted gunshot on July 1, 1866, and died ten days later, near Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kan., July 11, 1866 (age 52 years, 19 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Amos Lane (1778-1849) and Mary (Foote) Lane; brother of George W. Lane; married 1842 to Mary E. Baldridge (granddaughter of Arthur St. Clair).
      Political family: Lane family of Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
      Lane County, Kan. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
      William Alexander Harris (1841-1909) — also known as William A. Harris — of Linwood, Leavenworth County, Kan. Born near Luray, Loudoun County, Va., October 29, 1841. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Kansas at-large, 1893-95; member of Kansas state senate, 1896; U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1897-1903; candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1904; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1904, 1908. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., December 20, 1909 (age 68 years, 52 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Alexander Harris (1805-1864).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Charles Lawrence Robinson (1818-1894) — also known as Charles Robinson — of Sacramento County, Calif.; Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan. Born in Hardwick, Worcester County, Mass., July 21, 1818. Republican. Member of California state assembly 12th District, 1851-52; delegate to Kansas state constitutional convention, 1855; Governor of Kansas, 1861-63; member of Kansas state senate, 1873. Died near Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan., August 17, 1894 (age 76 years, 27 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Dudley Chase Haskell (1842-1883) — also known as Dudley C. Haskell — of Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan. Born in Springfield, Windsor County, Vt., March 23, 1842. Republican. Member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1872; U.S. Representative from Kansas 2nd District, 1877-83; died in office 1883. Died December 16, 1883 (age 41 years, 268 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandfather of Otis Halbert Holmes (1902-1977).
      Haskell County, Kan. is named for him.
      Haskell Indian Nations University (founded in 1884 as a residential boarding school for Amerian Indian children), in Lawrence, Kansas, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Justin De Witt Bowersock (1842-1922) — also known as Justin D. Bowersock — of Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan. Born near Columbiana, Columbiana County, Ohio, September 19, 1842. Republican. President, Lawrence National Bank, Bowersock Mills and Power Co., Kansas Water Power Co., Lawrence Iron Works, Lawrence Paper Manufacturing Co., Kansas and Colorado Railroad; mayor of Lawrence, Kan., 1881-85; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1887; member of Kansas state senate, 1895; U.S. Representative from Kansas 2nd District, 1899-1907. Congregationalist. Died in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan., October 27, 1922 (age 80 years, 38 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of I. Bowersock and Adaline (McDonald) Bowersock; married, September 5, 1866, to Mary C. Gower.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Alexander Clark Mitchell (1860-1911) — also known as Alexander C. Mitchell — of Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan. Born in Ohio, 1860. Republican. Member of Kansas state legislature, 1900; U.S. Representative from Kansas 2nd District, 1911; died in office 1911. Died July 7, 1911 (age about 51 years). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Solon O. Thatcher (1830-1895) — of Kansas. Born August 31, 1830. Candidate for Governor of Kansas, 1864. Died August 11, 1895 (age 64 years, 345 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Horace Ladd Moore (1837-1914) — of Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan. Born in Ohio, 1837. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Kansas 2nd District, 1894-95. Died in 1914 (age about 77 years). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Samuel Kress Huson (1828-1875) — also known as Samuel K. Huson — of Dundee, Yates County, N.Y.; Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan. Born in New York, 1828. Physician; postmaster at Lawrence, Kan., 1859-61; mayor of Lawrence, Kan., 1862. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons. Died in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan., January 2, 1875 (age about 46 years). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Richard Huson (1798-1881) and Rebecca (Kress) Huson (1800-1890); married to Polly Ann Spicer (1830-1901).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Andrew Gregg (1877-1953) — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla.; Wilberforce, Greene County, Ohio; Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Eureka, Greenwood County, Kan., February 18, 1877. Republican. Pastor; missionary; president, Edward Waters College, 1913-20; president, Wilberforce University, 1920-24; bishop; offered prayer, Republican National Convention, 1940. African Methodist Episcopal. African ancestry. Member, NAACP. Died in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., February 17, 1953 (age 75 years, 365 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alexander Gregg (1849-1909) and Eliza Frances (Allen) Gregg (1855-1935); married, August 21, 1900, to Celia Ann Nelson (1877-1941).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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