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Kenton County
Kentucky

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Kenton County

Index to Locations

  • Covington Linden Grove Cemetery
  • Erlanger Forest Lawn Cemetery
  • Fort Mitchell Highland Cemetery
  • Fort Mitchell St. John's Cemetery
  • Fort Mitchell St. Mary's Cemetery


    Linden Grove Cemetery
    1421 Holman Ave.
    Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky
    Founded 1842; approximate acreage: 23

    Politicians buried here:
    John G. Carlisle John Griffin Carlisle (1835-1910) — also known as John G. Carlisle — of Covington, Kenton County, Ky. Born in Kenton County, Ky., September 5, 1835. Democrat. Lawyer; law partner of Charles D. Foote; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1859-61; member of Kentucky state senate, 1866-71; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1868; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1871-75; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1877-90; resigned 1890; Speaker of the U.S. House, 1883-89; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1884; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1890-93; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1893-97. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., July 31, 1910 (age 74 years, 329 days). Interment at Linden Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of John A. Goodson; son of Lilborn Hardin Carlisle (1811-1852) and Mary A. (Reynolds) Carlisle (1813-1881); brother of Napoleon H. Carlisle (1840-?); married, January 15, 1857, to Mary Jane Goodson (1834-1905).
      Political family: Carlisle-Goodson family of Covington, Kentucky.
      Carlisle County, Ky. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about John G. Carlisle: James A. Barnes, John Carlisle : Financial Statesman
      Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
      William Wright Southgate (1800-1849) — of Covington, Kenton County, Ky. Born in Newport, Campbell County, Ky., November 27, 1800. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1827; mayor of Covington, Ky., 1835-36; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 13th District, 1837-39. Died in Covington, Kenton County, Ky., December 26, 1849 (age 49 years, 29 days). Interment at Linden Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Evans Arthur (1825-1897) — of Kentucky. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, March 3, 1825. Democrat. Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1860; circuit judge in Kentucky, 1866-68, 1886-93; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1871-75. Died in Covington, Kenton County, Ky., May 18, 1897 (age 72 years, 76 days). Interment at Linden Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John William Menzies (1819-1897) — of Kentucky. Born in Bryants Station, Bourbon County, Ky., April 12, 1819. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1848-55; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 10th District, 1861-63; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1864; chancery judge in Kentucky, 1873-93. Died in Falmouth, Pendleton County, Ky., October 3, 1897 (age 78 years, 174 days). Interment at Linden Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Eli Metcalfe Bruce (1828-1866) — of Nicholas County, Ky. Born near Flemingsburg, Fleming County, Ky., February 22, 1828. Delegate to Kentucky secession convention, 1861; Representative from Kentucky in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65. Died suddenly, of heart disease, at the Southern Hotel, New York, New York County, N.Y., December 15, 1866 (age 38 years, 296 days). Original interment at Linden Grove Cemetery; reinterment in 1917 at Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, Ky.
    Other politicians who have monuments here:
      Napoleon H. Carlisle (b. 1840) — of Independence, Kenton County, Ky.; Covington, Kenton County, Ky. Born in Kenton County, Ky., 1840. Democrat. Minister; postmaster at Covington, Ky., 1893-97. Baptist. Mysteriously disappeared in Covington, Ky., December 24, 1928, after sending a Christmas package at the Sixth Street bus terminal; his fate is unknown. Cenotaph at Linden Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lilborn Hardin Carlisle (1811-1852) and Mary A. (Reynolds) Carlisle (1813-1881); brother of John Griffin Carlisle (1835-1910); married, December 14, 1865, to Florence Alice Fiske (1842-1918).
      Political family: Carlisle-Goodson family of Covington, Kentucky.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — BillionGraves burial record


    Forest Lawn Cemetery
    3227 Dixie Highway
    Erlanger, Kenton County, Kentucky
    Founded 1935
    Politicians buried here:
      Judson Lincoln Newhall (1870-1952) — also known as J. Lincoln Newhall — of Covington, Kenton County, Ky. Born in Hunterstown (now Louise), Quebec, March 26, 1870. Republican. U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1929-31; defeated, 1930, 1934. Died in Covington, Kenton County, Ky., July 23, 1952 (age 82 years, 119 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Highland Cemetery
    2167 Dixie Hwy.
    Fort Mitchell, Kenton County, Kentucky
    Founded 1869
    Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1989
    Politicians buried here:
      Richard Pretlow Ernst (1858-1934) — also known as Richard P. Ernst — of Covington, Kenton County, Ky. Born in Covington, Kenton County, Ky., February 28, 1858. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1896 (alternate), 1900, 1904, 1908, 1916, 1924 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business); candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1896; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1921-27; defeated, 1926; member of Republican National Committee from Kentucky, 1924. Died, in Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md., April 13, 1934 (age 76 years, 44 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Ernst and Sarah (Butler) Ernst; brother-in-law of Stella Frances Powell (sister of Nathan Powell (1865-1905)); married 1886 to Susan Brent.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Joseph Lafayette Rhinock (1863-1926) — also known as Joseph L. Rhinock — of Covington, Kenton County, Ky.; New Rochelle, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Owenton, Owen County, Ky., January 4, 1863. Democrat. Oil refiner; mayor of Covington, Ky., 1894-99; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1905-11; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1908; theater business. Died, from heart disease, in New Rochelle, Westchester County, N.Y., September 20, 1926 (age 63 years, 259 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Rhinock and Eliza A. (Short) Rhinock; married, November 1, 1883, to Emma McKain.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Sandford (1762-1808) — of Kentucky. Born in Westmoreland County, Va., 1762. Democrat. Member of Kentucky state senate, 1800; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1802; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 4th District, 1803-07. Drowned in the Ohio River near Covington, Kenton County, Ky., December 10, 1808 (age about 46 years). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Eli Metcalfe Bruce (1828-1866) — of Nicholas County, Ky. Born near Flemingsburg, Fleming County, Ky., February 22, 1828. Delegate to Kentucky secession convention, 1861; Representative from Kentucky in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65. Died suddenly, of heart disease, at the Southern Hotel, New York, New York County, N.Y., December 15, 1866 (age 38 years, 296 days). Original interment at Linden Grove Cemetery, Covington, Ky.; reinterment in 1917 at Highland Cemetery.
      George T. Beach (1843-1915) — of Covington, Kenton County, Ky. Born in Tredegar, Wales, February 2, 1843. Painter; banker; mayor of Covington, Ky., 1904-07. Welsh ancestry. Died in Covington, Kenton County, Ky., May 19, 1915 (age 72 years, 106 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Beach and Charlotte Beach.
      Orie Solomon Ware (1882-1974) — also known as Orie S. Ware — of Covington, Kenton County, Ky. Born in Peach Grove, Pendleton County, Ky., May 11, 1882. Democrat. Lawyer; postmaster at Covington, Ky., 1914-21; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1927-29. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons. Died in Fort Mitchell, Kenton County, Ky., December 16, 1974 (age 92 years, 219 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Mortimer Murray Benton (1807-1885) — also known as Mortimer M. Benton — of Covington, Kenton County, Ky. Born in Benton, Yates County, N.Y., January 21, 1807. Lawyer; mayor of Covington, Ky., 1834-35; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1840; member of Kentucky state senate, 1840. Died in Covington, Kenton County, Ky., March 5, 1885 (age 78 years, 43 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Harvey Myers (1828-1874) — of Kentucky. Born February 10, 1828. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1872. Shot and killed by Col. William G. Terrell, whose wife he had represented in a divorce case, in the Stevenson & Myers law office, Greer Building, Covington, Kenton County, Ky., March 28, 1874 (age 46 years, 46 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Charles Doolittle Foote (1812-1888) — also known as Charles D. Foote — of Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y.; Covington, Kenton County, Ky. Born in Chautauqua County, N.Y., December 25, 1812. Lawyer; law partner of John G. Carlisle; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1860; member of Kentucky state senate, 1870. Died in Covington, Kenton County, Ky., April 28, 1888 (age 75 years, 125 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Foote (1770-1848) and Sybil (Doolittle) Foote (1777-1832); brother of Elial Todd Foote (1796-1877); married, September 18, 1849, to Mary Daulton Arnold (1818-1883).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alfred M. Caldwell (1872-1948) — of Bellevue, Campbell County, Ky. Born in Lesage, Cabell County, W.Va., May 16, 1872. Republican. Lawyer; banker; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948. Died, following a cerebral hemorrhage, in Speers Hospital, Dayton, Campbell County, Ky., August 7, 1948 (age 76 years, 83 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Caldwell (1839-1906) and Elizabeth (Schlaegel) Caldwell (1852-1902); married 1897 to Beulah Rich (1880-1932).
      Gordon W. Jennings (1901-1983) — of Bromley, Kenton County, Ky. Born in 1901. Democrat. Kenton County Sheriff, 1942-46; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1956. Member, Freemasons. Died, in St. Elizabeth South Hospital, Edgewood, Kenton County, Ky., March 27, 1983 (age about 81 years). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Dorothy Traylor.


    St. John's Cemetery
    Fort Mitchell, Kenton County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Heinrich Andreas Knollmann (1876-1968) — also known as Henry A. Knollmann; "Doc" — of Covington, Kenton County, Ky. Born in Covington, Kenton County, Ky., September 23, 1876. Meat merchant; mayor of Covington, Ky., 1936-39; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1940. Died in Vandalia, Montgomery County, Ohio, October 15, 1968 (age 92 years, 22 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery.


    St. Mary's Cemetery
    Fort Mitchell, Kenton County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Maurice L. Galvin (1872-1940) — of Covington, Kenton County, Ky. Born in Covington, Kenton County, Ky., July 9, 1872. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 6th Kentucky District, 1909; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1912, 1916, 1920 (member, Credentials Committee), 1924 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1928, 1932, 1936. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, August 25, 1940 (age 68 years, 47 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Maurice Galvin and Ellen Galvin; married, October 17, 1900, to Grace Wilson (1877-1911).


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