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Oldham County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Oldham County

Index to Locations

  • Duncan Memorial
  • Mt. Tabor Methodist Cemetery
  • Private or family graveyards

    Duncan Memorial
    Oldham County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Marion Eugene Snyder (1928-2007) — also known as Gene Snyder — of Brownsboro Farms, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., January 26, 1928. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1963-65, 1967-87 (3rd District 1963-65, 4th District 1967-87); defeated, 1964. Lutheran. Member, Optimist Club. Died in Naples, Collier County, Fla., February 16, 2007 (age 79 years, 21 days). Interment at Duncan Memorial.
      Relatives: Son of Marion Hustavus Snyder and Lois E. Snyder; married 1961 to Mary Louise Hodges (divorced 1974).
      The Gene Snyder U.S. Courthouse and Custom House (opened 1932, renamed 1986), in Louisville, Kentucky, is named for him.  — The Gene Snyder Freeway (I-265 and Ky-841), in Louisville, Kentucky, is named for him.  — The Gene Snyder Airport (general aviation), in Pendleton County, Kentucky, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier

    Mt. Tabor Methodist Cemetery
    Oldham County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Jacob Wark Griffith (1819-1885) — also known as "Roaring Jake"; "Thundering Jake" — of Kentucky. Born in Jefferson County, Va. (now W.Va.), October 13, 1819. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; member of Kentucky state legislature, 1854-55, 1878-79; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died, of peritonitis, in Oldham County, Ky., March 31, 1885 (age 65 years, 169 days). Interment at Mt. Tabor Methodist Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of D. W. Griffith (early 20th century filmmaker).

    Private or family graveyard
    Oldham County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Mallory (1815-1885) — of La Grange, Oldham County, Ky. Born in Madison Court House, Madison County, Va., November 15, 1815. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1859-65 (7th District 1859-63, 5th District 1863-65). Slaveowner. Died near La Grange, Oldham County, Ky., August 11, 1885 (age 69 years, 269 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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