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Sedgwick County
Kansas

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Sedgwick County

Index to Locations

  • Goddard Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
  • Wichita Calvary Cemetery
  • Wichita Highland Cemetery
  • Wichita Maple Grove Cemetery
  • Wichita Mission Chapel Mausoleum
  • Wichita Old Mission Cemetery
  • Wichita White Chapel Memorial Gardens
  • Wichita Wichita Park Cemetery


    Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
    Goddard, Sedgwick County, Kansas
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Marion Lee Henshaw (1845-1929) — also known as Marion L. Henshaw — of Berkeley County, W.Va. Born in Berkeley County, Va. (now W.Va.), June 25, 1845. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Berkeley County, 1883. Died in Kansas, November 13, 1929 (age 84 years, 141 days). Interment at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Preston Henshaw (1813-1884) and Julia Ann Margaret (Hunsicker) Henshaw (1813-1903); married 1870 to Emily Polk Payne (1846-1936); uncle of Harry Preston Henshaw (1886-1961); second cousin of Edgar Craven Henshaw; second cousin once removed of William Thornton Henshaw and John Snodgrass Henshaw.
      Political family: Henshaw-Breathitt-Snodgrass-Sappington family of West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Calvary Cemetery
    610 South Vassar
    Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Terence John Scanlon (1931-1992) — also known as Terry Scanlon — Born in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., July 26, 1931. Democrat. Businessman who owned Pizza Hut restaurant franchises, a beer distributorship, and was publisher of the Wichita Business Journal; Kansas Democratic state chair, 1977-79. Irish ancestry. Died, of pancreatic cancer, in St. Francis Medical Center, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan., January 15, 1992 (age 60 years, 173 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Highland Cemetery
    Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas
    Politicians buried here:
      William Greiffenstein (1829-1899) — also known as "Father of Wichita" — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born in Germany, July 28, 1829. Mayor of Wichita, Kan., 1878, 1879-84. Died September 27, 1899 (age 70 years, 61 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Finlay Ross (c.1847-1933) — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born in Toronto, Ontario, about 1847. Mayor of Wichita, Kan., 1897-1900, 1905-06. Presbyterian. Died February 23, 1933 (age about 86 years). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      William Eugene Stanley (1844-1910) — also known as W. E. Stanley — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born in Knox County, Ohio, December 28, 1844. Republican. Member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1881; Governor of Kansas, 1899-1903. Died in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan., October 13, 1910 (age 65 years, 289 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Joseph P. Allen (1839-1903) — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born in Elkhart County, Ind., October 9, 1839. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; druggist; mayor of Wichita, Kan., 1887-88. Member, Freemasons; Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan., August 17, 1903 (age 63 years, 312 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Edwin Bird Allen (1836-1908).
      Edwin Bird Allen (1836-1908) — also known as Edwin B. Allen — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born near Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio, March 7, 1836. Republican. Physician; Sedgwick County Coroner, 1870-71; mayor of Wichita, Kan., 1871-72; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1872-76, 1883-84; secretary of state of Kansas, 1885-89. Member, Freemasons. Died, of a cerebral hemorrhage, in the State Hospital for Insane, St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., March 31, 1908 (age 72 years, 24 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Joseph P. Allen (1839-1903).
      Ralph Carter Harrison (1900-1963) — of Kansas. Born in Colwich, Sedgwick County, Kan., January 1, 1900. Member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1935-36; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kansas, 1950. Member, Shriners. Died of a heart attack, in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan., September 9, 1963 (age 63 years, 251 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.


    Maple Grove Cemetery
    Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas
    Politicians buried here:
      Ben F. McLean (c.1859-1930) — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born in Nebraska, about 1859. Republican. Mayor of Wichita, Kan., 1901-04, 1923-24; resigned 1924; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1908. Died October 13, 1930 (age about 71 years). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery.
      Henry Justin Allen (1868-1950) — also known as Henry J. Allen — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born in Pittsfield, Warren County, Pa., September 11, 1868. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1912, 1936; Governor of Kansas, 1919-23; defeated (Progressive), 1914; U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1929-30; defeated, 1930. Methodist. Member, Delta Tau Delta; Kiwanis. Inducted to the Kansas Newspaper Hall of Fame. Died of cerebral thrombosis, in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan., January 17, 1950 (age 81 years, 128 days). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Allen and Rebecca (Goodin) Allen; married, October 19, 1893, to Elsie J. Nuzman.
      Cross-reference: Clyde M. Reed
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Lindley M. Cox (c.1840-1913) — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born in Indiana, about 1840. Mayor of Wichita, Kan., 1893-96. Died March 7, 1913 (age about 73 years). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Lorenzo Dow Lewelling (1846-1900) — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born in Salem, Henry County, Iowa, December 21, 1846. Candidate for secretary of state of Kansas, 1886; Governor of Kansas, 1893-95; member of Kansas state senate, 1896. Died of heart disease in Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kan., September 3, 1900 (age 53 years, 256 days). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Lee Powell (c.1859-1946) — also known as John L. Powell — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born in Illinois, about 1859. Mayor of Wichita, Kan., 1919-20; appointed 1919. Died October 28, 1946 (age about 87 years). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery.
      Frank W. Coleman (d. 1965) — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Mayor of Wichita, Kan., 1939-40, 1946-47. Died February 8, 1965. Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George W. Clement (1830-1896) — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born in Plaistow, Rockingham County, N.H., February 22, 1830. Mayor of Wichita, Kan., 1889-90. Died January 3, 1896 (age 65 years, 315 days). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George E. Harris (c.1833-1915) — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born about 1833. Mayor of Wichita, Kan., 1875. Died July 8, 1915 (age about 82 years). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William J. Babb (1846-1923) — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born in South Carolina, October 28, 1846. Populist candidate for U.S. Representative from Kansas 7th District, 1903; mayor of Wichita, Kan., 1913-14. Died June 15, 1923 (age 76 years, 230 days). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Walter A. Minnick (c.1855-1925) — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born about 1855. Mayor of Wichita, Kan., 1911-12. Died April 30, 1925 (age about 70 years). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Wallace C. Kemp (d. 1929) — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born in Indiana. Mayor of Wichita, Kan., 1921-22. Died August 30, 1929. Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Jerry Simpson Jeremiah Simpson (1842-1905) — also known as Jerry Simpson — of Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kan. Born in Prince Edward Island, March 31, 1842. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Kansas 7th District, 1891-95, 1897-99; defeated, 1894, 1898. Died in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan., October 23, 1905 (age 63 years, 206 days). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
      Richard Ely Bird (1878-1955) — also known as Richard E. Bird — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, November 4, 1878. Republican. Lawyer; district judge in Kansas 18th District, 1917-20; U.S. Representative from Kansas 8th District, 1921-23; defeated, 1922. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 10, 1955 (age 76 years, 67 days). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Nicholas Bird and Laura Cordelia (Wilder) Bird; married, May 21, 1903, to Gertrude M. Hacker.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel Barker Amidon (1863-1926) — also known as S. B. Amidon — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born in Perry County, Ohio, May 3, 1863. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1916 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee); member of Democratic National Committee from Kansas, 1920-21. Died in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan., May 8, 1926 (age 63 years, 5 days). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Nelson Amidon (1821-1908) and Mary Ellen (Barker) Amidon (1823-1895).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mission Chapel Mausoleum
    Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward Ferdinand Arn (1906-1998) — also known as Edward F. Arn — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan., May 19, 1906. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Kansas state attorney general, 1947-49; resigned 1949; justice of Kansas state supreme court, 1949-50; Governor of Kansas, 1951-55; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1960; candidate for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1962. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Theta Phi; Freemasons; Lions; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Forty and Eight. Died in a hospital at Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan., January 22, 1998 (age 91 years, 248 days). Interment at Mission Chapel Mausoleum.
      Relatives: Son of Edward F. Arn and Grace Bell (Edwards) Arn; married, October 28, 1933, to Marcella Tillmanns.


    Old Mission Cemetery
    Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas
    Politicians buried here:
      Andrew Frank Schoeppel (1894-1962) — also known as Andrew F. Schoeppel — of Ness City, Ness County, Kan.; Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born near Claflin, Barton County, Kan., November 23, 1894. Republican. Athletic coach; lawyer; Governor of Kansas, 1943-47; U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1949-62; died in office 1962; member, Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1953-55; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1956. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Sigma Nu; Phi Alpha Delta; Rotary; Lions; Freemasons; Shriners. Died of abdominal cancer, at the Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., January 21, 1962 (age 67 years, 59 days). Interment at Old Mission Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George J. Schoeppel and Anna (Phillip) Schoeppel; married, June 2, 1924, to Marie Thomsen.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Augustus Ayres (1867-1952) — also known as William A. Ayres — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Ill., April 19, 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; Sedgwick County Prosecuting Attorney, 1907-12; U.S. Representative from Kansas, 1915-21, 1923-34 (8th District 1915-21, 1923-33, 5th District 1933-34); defeated, 1920; resigned 1934; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1924 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); member, Federal Trade Commission, 1934-52; died in office 1952; chair, Federal Trade Commission, 1937, 1942, 1946. Christian. German ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows. Died in Washington, D.C., February 17, 1952 (age 84 years, 304 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Old Mission Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Warren Ayres (1836-1910) and Katharine (Drumm) Ayres (1848-1898); married, December 30, 1896, to Dula Pease (1874-1934).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Chester Isaiah Long (1860-1934) — also known as Chester I. Long — of Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kan. Born near Millerstown, Perry County, Pa., October 12, 1860. Republican. Member of Kansas state senate, 1889; U.S. Representative from Kansas 7th District, 1895-97, 1899-1903; defeated, 1924; U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1903-09; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1908. Died in Washington, D.C., July 1, 1934 (age 73 years, 262 days). Interment at Old Mission Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
    Victor Murdock Victor Murdock (1871-1945) — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born in Burlingame, Osage County, Kan., March 18, 1871. U.S. Representative from Kansas, 1903-15 (7th District 1903-07, 8th District 1907-15); Progressive candidate for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1914; member, Federal Trade Commission, 1917-24; chair, Federal Trade Commission, 1919-20, 1922-23. Died in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan., July 8, 1945 (age 74 years, 112 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Old Mission Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: McClure's Magazine, April 1912
      Orsemus Hills Bentley (1855-1927) — also known as O. H. Bentley — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born December 19, 1855. Lawyer; rancher; railroad promoter; historian; mayor of Wichita, Kan., 1915-16. Episcopalian. Died January 22, 1927 (age 71 years, 34 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Old Mission Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Herman W. Beuttel (d. 1986) — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Mayor of Wichita, Kan., 1944-45. Died in 1986. Entombed in mausoleum at Old Mission Cemetery.
      Garner Edward Shriver (1912-1998) — also known as Garner E. Shriver — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born in Towanda, Butler County, Kan., July 6, 1912. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1947-51; member of Kansas state senate, 1953-61; U.S. Representative from Kansas 4th District, 1961-77. Methodist. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Freemasons; American Bar Association; Moose; Kiwanis. Died in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan., March 1, 1998 (age 85 years, 238 days). Interment at Old Mission Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joe Skubitz (1906-2000) — of Pittsburg, Crawford County, Kan.; Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. Born in Frontenac, Crawford County, Kan., May 6, 1906. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1960; U.S. Representative from Kansas 5th District, 1963-79. Died in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan., September 11, 2000 (age 94 years, 128 days). Interment at Old Mission Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    White Chapel Memorial Gardens
    Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas
    Politicians buried here:
      Gerald Burton Winrod (1900-1957) — also known as Gerald B. Winrod — Born in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan., March 7, 1900. Republican. One of the founders, in 1925, of the group Defenders of the Christian Faith; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1938; sympathized with the Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, and and blamed the Depression and World War II on Jews, Catholics, and Communists; indicted in July 1942, with others, for sedition over an alleged conspiracy to cause insubordination in the Armed Forces in wartime; a mistrial was declared and charges were dropped. Died in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan., November 11, 1957 (age 57 years, 249 days). Interment at White Chapel Memorial Gardens.


    Wichita Park Cemetery
    Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas
    Politicians buried here:
      Payne Harry Ratner (1896-1974) — also known as Payne Ratner — of Parsons, Labette County, Kan. Born in Casey, Clark County, Ill., October 3, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; Labette County Attorney, 1923-27; member of Kansas state senate, 1929, 1937-39; Governor of Kansas, 1939-43. Disciples of Christ. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Delta Theta Pi; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Kiwanis. Died in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan., December 27, 1974 (age 78 years, 85 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Wichita Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Harry Ratner and Julia (Miller) Ratner; married, August 21, 1920, to Cliffe Dodd.


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