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Lyon County
Kansas

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Lyon County

Index to Locations

  • Americus Americus Cemetery
  • Emporia Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery


    Americus Cemetery
    Americus, Lyon County, Kansas
    Politicians buried here:
      James Anthony Gray (1882-1951) — also known as J. A. Gray — of Watson, Atchison County, Mo. Born in Ansonia, Darke County, Ohio, October 27, 1882. Republican. Physician; newspaper publisher; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Atchison County, 1935-51; died in office 1951. Died, following a heart attack, in a hospital at Jefferson City, Cole County, Mo., June 6, 1951 (age 68 years, 222 days). Interment at Americus Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Harrison Gray (1847-1935) and Sara (Douds) Gray; married, December 9, 1903, to Helen Anderson (1884-1945).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joseph M. Tanner (1894-1976) — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Macon County, Mo., January 6, 1894. Democrat. Traveling salesman; druggist; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1943-58 (Jackson County 3rd District 1943-46, Jackson County 2nd District 1947-58). Protestant. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in August, 1976 (age 82 years, 0 days). Interment at Americus Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1912 to Edith (Wright) Hart.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery
    Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas
    Founded 1869
    Politicians buried here:
      Preston Bierce Plumb (1837-1891) — also known as Preston B. Plumb — of Emporia, Lyon County, Kan. Born in Delaware County, Ohio, October 12, 1837. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; lawyer; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1863, 1867-68; Lyon County Prosecuting Attorney; banker; U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1877-91; died in office 1891; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1880. Died in Washington, D.C., December 20, 1891 (age 54 years, 69 days). Interment at Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Prince Plumb (1812-1897) and Hannah Maria (Bierce) Plumb (1813-1886); married 1867 to Caroline Adeline Southwick (1846-1919).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edward Herbert Rees (1886-1969) — also known as Edward H. Rees — of Emporia, Lyon County, Kan. Born near Emporia, Lyon County, Kan., June 3, 1886. Republican. Lawyer; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1927-33; member of Kansas state senate, 1933-35; U.S. Representative from Kansas 4th District, 1937-61. Congregationalist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Lions. Died in Emporia, Lyon County, Kan., October 25, 1969 (age 83 years, 144 days). Interment at Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John J. Rees and Martha S. (Evans) Rees; married, June 21, 1926, to Margaret Agnes Antle.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    William Allen White William Allen White (1868-1944) — also known as "The Sage of Emporia" — of Emporia, Lyon County, Kan. Born in Emporia, Lyon County, Kan., February 10, 1868. Republican. Newspaper editor; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1920 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1928 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1936 (member, Resolutions Committee); Independent candidate for Governor of Kansas, 1924. Received a Pulitzer Prize in 1923 for his editorial, "To An Anxious Friend". Died in Emporia, Lyon County, Kan., January 29, 1944 (age 75 years, 353 days). Interment at Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Dr. Allen White and Mary (Hatton) White; married, April 27, 1893, to Sallie Lindsay.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
      Image source: Time Magazine, August 19, 1940
      William Stevens Jay (1820-1892) — also known as William Jay — of Trenton, Mercer County, N.J.; Whitmore Lake, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Emporia, Lyon County, Kan. Born in Pennington, Mercer County, N.J., July 22, 1820. Republican. Merchant; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Mercer County, 1855; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1856; member of Michigan state senate 7th District, 1863-65; mayor of Emporia, Kan., 1870. Died in Emporia, Lyon County, Kan., March 20, 1892 (age 71 years, 242 days). Interment at Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Smith Jay (1790-1870) and Hannah (Wilson) Jay; married, June 7, 1841, to Jane A. Stevens (1820-1893).
      Judge Marshall McCowan (1855-1940) — also known as J. M. McCowan — of Emporia, Lyon County, Kan. Born in Newman, Douglas County, Ill., November 24, 1855. Democrat. Real estate dealer; newspaper editor; postmaster at Emporia, Kan., 1894-97; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1904 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1908 (alternate). Died in Emporia, Lyon County, Kan., June 3, 1940 (age 84 years, 192 days). Interment at Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jonathan McCown and Olive (Blackman) McCown; married, September 10, 1885, to Minnie E. Parker.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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