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Riley County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Riley County

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  • Manhattan Sunset Cemetery

    Sunset Cemetery
    Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas
    Politicians buried here:
      Nehemiah Green (1837-1890) — of Manhattan, Riley County, Kan. Born in Hardin County, Ohio, March 8, 1837. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; Lieutenant Governor of Kansas, 1867-68; Governor of Kansas, 1868-69. Methodist. Died in Manhattan, Riley County, Kan., January 12, 1890 (age 52 years, 310 days). Interment at Sunset Cemetery.
      See also National Governors Association biography
      Charles Shirk Arthur Jr. (1917-2011) — also known as Charles Arthur — of Manhattan, Riley County, Kan. Born in Spirit Lake, Dickinson County, Iowa, July 16, 1917. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Riley County Attorney, 1949-53; chair of Riley County Republican Party, 1953-55; mayor of Manhattan, Kan., 1956-57; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1957-65; Speaker of the Kansas State House of Representatives, 1963-64; member of Kansas state senate, 1965-69. Methodist. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Alpha Tau Omega; Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary; Elks; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died in Manhattan, Riley County, Kan., February 16, 2011 (age 93 years, 215 days). Interment at Sunset Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Shirk Arthur and Anna (Pearson) Arthur; married, March 29, 1944, to Mary Ann Bowen.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Winter Robinson (d. 1863) — of Manhattan, Riley County, Kan. Republican. Secretary of state of Kansas, 1861-62; resigned 1862. Died in 1863. Interment at Sunset Cemetery.
      Delmar E. Deputy (1862-1932) — of Manhattan, Riley County, Kan. Born November 9, 1862. Republican. Postmaster at Manhattan, Kan., 1901-14. Died June 23, 1932 (age 69 years, 227 days). Interment at Sunset Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Silvester F. Deputy and Jane (Fowler) Deputy; second cousin once removed of John L. Deputy; third cousin twice removed of Harry Marshall Deputy and Willard Francis Deputy; fourth cousin of Harry Ennis Mayhew.
      Political family: Deputy family of Milford, Delaware.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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