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Lewis County
Kentucky

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Lewis County

Index to Locations

  • Ribolt Mt. Tabor Cemetery
  • Vanceburg Greenlawn Cemetery
  • Vanceburg Lewis County Memory Gardens
  • Vanceburg Woodland Cemetery
  • Near Vanceburg McEldowney Cemetery


    Mt. Tabor Cemetery
    Ribolt, Lewis County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Lewis E. Fite (1888-1965) — of McDowell County, W.Va. Born in Fite Hollow, Lewis County, Ky., October 31, 1888. Democrat. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from McDowell County; elected 1934. Died in Hayswood Hospital, Maysville, Mason County, Ky., June 25, 1965 (age 76 years, 237 days). Interment at Mt. Tabor Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Cora Marie Logan.


    Greenlawn Cemetery
    Vanceburg, Lewis County, Kentucky


    Lewis County Memory Gardens
    Vanceburg, Lewis County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      George Martin Plummer (1912-1970) — also known as George M. Plummer — of Vanceburg, Lewis County, Ky. Born in Vanceburg, Lewis County, Ky., 1912. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Lewis County Court Clerk, 1942-70; member of Kentucky Republican State Central Committee, 1960; member of Kentucky state senate 18th District, 1970; died in office 1970. Methodist. Member, Lions. Died, from a heart attack, in Vanceburg, Lewis County, Ky., January 17, 1970 (age about 57 years). Interment at Lewis County Memory Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of Oscar Mitchell Plummer (1882-1958) and Stella (Burriss) Plummer (1890-1968); brother of Luther Karl Plummer; married to Mary Catheryn Pollitt (died 1964); uncle of George Mark Plummer (born1949).
      Political family: Plummer family of Vanceburg, Kentucky.
      Luther Karl Plummer (1923-1980) — also known as Luther K. Plummer — of Vanceburg, Lewis County, Ky. Born in Vanceburg, Lewis County, Ky., March 25, 1923. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Kentucky state senate 18th District, 1970-73; defeated, 1973. Methodist. Member, Lions; Elks; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Died, of heart disease, in Mercy Hospital, Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, December 29, 1980 (age 57 years, 279 days). Interment at Lewis County Memory Gardens.
      Relatives: Son of Oscar Mitchell Plummer (1882-1958) and Stella Lee (Burriss) Plummer (1890-1968); brother of George Martin Plummer; married, July 28, 1945, to Joan Grey Chapman (1927-1997); father of George Mark Plummer (born1949).
      Political family: Plummer family of Vanceburg, Kentucky.


    Woodland Cemetery
    Vanceburg, Lewis County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Johnson Pugh (1850-1922) — also known as Samuel J. Pugh — of Vanceburg, Lewis County, Ky. Born in Greenup County, Ky., January 28, 1850. Republican. Lawyer; Lewis County Attorney, 1878-86; Lewis County Judge, 1886-90; delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1890-91; member of Kentucky state senate, 1893-94; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 9th District, 1895-1901. Died in Vanceburg, Lewis County, Ky., April 17, 1922 (age 72 years, 79 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel B. Pugh and Mary A. Pugh.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George Morgan Thomas (1828-1914) — also known as George M. Thomas — of Vanceburg, Lewis County, Ky. Born near Poplar Flat, Lewis County, Ky., November 23, 1828. Republican. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1859-63, 1872-73; county judge in Kentucky, 1868; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1871; circuit judge in Kentucky, 1874-80; U.S. Attorney for Kentucky, 1881-85; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1884, 1888; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 9th District, 1887-89; defeated, 1870. Died, reportedly from angina pectoris, in Vanceburg, Lewis County, Ky., January 7, 1914 (age 85 years, 45 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elijah H. Thomas and Mary Arminta (Boggs) Thomas.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    McEldowney Cemetery
    Near Vanceburg, Lewis County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Clark Esham — of Vanceburg, Lewis County, Ky. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1936. Interment at McEldowney Cemetery.

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