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Hopkins County
Kentucky

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Hopkins County

Index to Locations

  • Madisonville Grapevine Cemetery
  • Madisonville Odd Fellows Cemetery
  • Near Madisonville Flat Creek Cemetery


    Grapevine Cemetery
    Madisonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Ruby Laffoon (1869-1941) — also known as "The Terrible Turk from Madisonville" — of Madisonville, Hopkins County, Ky. Born in Madisonville, Hopkins County, Ky., January 15, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Kentucky state treasurer, 1907; candidate in primary for Kentucky auditor of public accounts, 1911; circuit judge in Kentucky, 1921-31; Governor of Kentucky, 1931-35; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1932, 1940; member of Democratic National Committee from Kentucky, 1936. Disciples of Christ. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Woodmen. Died, from a stroke, in Madisonville, Hopkins County, Ky., March 1, 1941 (age 72 years, 45 days). Interment at Grapevine Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Bledsoe Laffoon and Martha (Earle) Laffoon; married, January 31, 1894, to Mary Bryant Nisbet (1874-1972); nephew of Polk Laffoon (1844-1906); first cousin of Polk Laffoon (1877-1945).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Mary Laffoon (1874-1972) — also known as Mary Bryant Nisbet; Mrs. Ruby Laffoon — of Madisonville, Hopkins County, Ky. Born February 13, 1874. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1960. Female. Died June 5, 1972 (age 98 years, 113 days). Interment at Grapevine Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, January 31, 1894, to Ruby Laffoon (1869-1941).
      Political family: Laffoon family of Madisonville, Kentucky.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Odd Fellows Cemetery
    Madisonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      David Hayes Kincheloe (1877-1950) — also known as David H. Kincheloe — of Madisonville, Hopkins County, Ky. Born near Sacramento, McLean County, Ky., April 9, 1877. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Kentucky 2nd District, 1915-30; federal judge, 1930. Died April 16, 1950 (age 73 years, 7 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert M. Kincheloe and Lucy A. Kincheloe.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Polk Laffoon (1844-1906) — of Madisonville, Hopkins County, Ky. Born near Madisonville, Hopkins County, Ky., October 24, 1844. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 2nd District, 1885-89. Died in Madisonville, Hopkins County, Ky., October 22, 1906 (age 61 years, 363 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Polk Laffoon; uncle of Ruby Laffoon (1869-1941).
      Political family: Laffoon family of Madisonville, Kentucky.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Flat Creek Cemetery
    Near Madisonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Andrew Sisk (1790-1859) — of Kentucky. Born in North Carolina, March 15, 1790. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1830; member of Kentucky state senate, 1840. Died in Madisonville, Hopkins County, Ky., January 10, 1859 (age 68 years, 301 days). Interment at Flat Creek Cemetery.


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