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Pulaski County
Kentucky

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Pulaski County

Index to Locations

  • Near Nancy Zollicoffer Park Cemetery
  • Somerset Fountain Square
  • Somerset Old Baptist Cemetery
  • Somerset Somerset Cemetery


    Zollicoffer Park Cemetery
    Near Nancy, Pulaski County, Kentucky

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      Felix Kirk Zollicoffer (1812-1862) — also known as Felix K. Zollicoffer — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Bigbyville, Maury County, Tenn., May 19, 1812. Member of Tennessee state senate, 1849; fought a pistol duel with rival editor John L. Martin, in Nashville, Tenn., 1852; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 8th District, 1853-59; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Shot and killed in a Civil War battle near Mill Springs, Wayne County, Ky., January 19, 1862 (age 49 years, 245 days). Interment at Nashville City Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn.; cenotaph at Zollicoffer Park Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Fountain Square
    Somerset, Pulaski County, Kentucky

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      John Sherman Cooper (1901-1991) — of Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky. Born in Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky., August 23, 1901. Republican. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1928-30; county judge in Kentucky, 1930-38; candidate for Governor of Kentucky, 1939; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1946-49, 1952-55, 1956-73; defeated, 1948, 1954; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1948, 1956 (speaker), 1960 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1972 (delegation chair); U.S. Ambassador to India, 1955-56; Nepal, 1955-56; East Germany, 1974-76; member, President's Commission on the Assassination of President KNDY, 1963-64. Baptist or Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Rotary; American Bar Association; Beta Theta Pi. Died of heart failure, in Washington, D.C., February 21, 1991 (age 89 years, 182 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.; statue at Fountain Square.
      Relatives: Son of John Sherman Cooper, Sr. (1866-1924); married to Lorraine Rowan (1905-1985).
      Cross-reference: William Butts Macomber, Jr.
      The John Sherman Cooper Power Station, near Burnside, Kentucky, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Old Baptist Cemetery
    Somerset, Pulaski County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Tunstall Quarles (c.1770-1855) — of Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky. Born in Virginia, about 1770. Democrat. Member of Kentucky state legislature, 1810; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 9th District, 1817-20. Died in 1855 (age about 85 years). Interment at Old Baptist Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Somerset Cemetery
    Somerset, Pulaski County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Zantzinger Morrow (1835-1913) — of Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky. Born in Flemingsburg, Fleming County, Ky., September 3, 1835. Republican. Member of Kentucky state senate, 1860; circuit judge in Kentucky, 1870; candidate for Governor of Kentucky, 1883. Died in Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky., August 25, 1913 (age 77 years, 356 days). Interment at Somerset Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alexander S. Morrow (1792-1861) and Margaret (Boyd) Morrow (1795-1862); married, December 24, 1858, to Virginia Catherine Bradley (1842-1900; sister of William O'Connell Bradley); father of Edwin Porch Morrow; uncle of Christine Bradley South (1879-1957).
      Political family: Cockrell-South family of Kentucky.
      John Sherman Cooper, Sr. (1866-1924) — also known as J. S. Cooper — of Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky. Born February 16, 1866. Republican. Circuit judge in Kentucky, 1900; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1916. Died July 26, 1924 (age 58 years, 161 days). Interment at Somerset Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of John Sherman Cooper (1901-1991).
      John Summers Kindrick (1810-1898) — also known as John S. Kindrick — of Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky. Born in Washington County, Va., August 9, 1810. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1860. Died in Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky., January 17, 1898 (age 87 years, 161 days). Interment at Somerset Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Kindrick, Jr. and Elizabeth (Summers) Kindrick; grandfather of Sophia Kendrick Alcorn (1883-1967; inventor of "Tadoma Method" or "Alcorn System" for teaching the deaf-blind).
      Henry Green Trimble (1843-1912) — also known as H. G. Trimble — of Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky. Born in 1843. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1884; postmaster at Somerset, Ky., 1901. Died in 1912 (age about 69 years). Interment at Somerset Cemetery.
    O. H. Waddle Odolphus Ham Waddle (1851-1918) — also known as O. H. Waddle — of Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky. Born March 4, 1851. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1912. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, December 29, 1918 (age 67 years, 300 days). Interment at Somerset Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Waddle and Maria (Ham) Waddle; married to Mary Austin Hall.
      Image source: The Confederate Veteran (1910)
      Edwin Monroe Porch (1852-1927) — also known as Edwin M. Porch — of Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky. Born in Kentucky, February 4, 1852. Republican. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1888; agent for Standard Oil Company. Died April 18, 1927 (age 75 years, 73 days). Interment at Somerset Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edwin Denton Porch (1817-1878) and Elizabeth Jane (Cox) Porch (1826-1868); married, December 1, 1869, to Mary Harreitt Gossett (1851-1909).
      John W. Colyer (1863-1932) — of Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky. Born in 1863. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1888, 1916, 1924. Died in August, 1932 (age about 69 years). Interment at Somerset Cemetery.
      James Denton (1860-1932) — of Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky. Born in 1860. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1904. Died in 1932 (age about 72 years). Interment at Somerset Cemetery.
      Virgil P. Smith (1861-1940) — of Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky. Born in 1861. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1908, 1928. Died in 1940 (age about 79 years). Interment at Somerset Cemetery.
      Beecher Smith (1868-1952) — of Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky. Born August 9, 1868. Delegate to Kentucky convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Died July 29, 1952 (age 83 years, 355 days). Interment at Somerset Cemetery.
      Jacob Schuyler Sandusky (1881-1953) — also known as J. S. Sandusky — of Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky. Born September 2, 1881. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1944. Died January 5, 1953 (age 71 years, 125 days). Interment at Somerset Cemetery.
      Ben V. Smith (1864-1956) — of Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky. Born May 19, 1864. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1896, 1912 (alternate). Died August 15, 1956 (age 92 years, 88 days). Interment at Somerset Cemetery.
      Sherman E. Carter (1904-1970) — of Cain's Store, Pulaski County, Ky. Born April 3, 1904. Republican. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives 41st District, 1942-43. Died October 1, 1970 (age 66 years, 181 days). Interment at Somerset Cemetery.
      Alonzo Carter (1889-1972) — of Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky. Born in 1889. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1948. Died in 1972 (age about 83 years). Interment at Somerset Cemetery.
      Ben Dodge Smith (1891-1977) — also known as B. D. Smith — of Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky. Born in Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky., June 20, 1891. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1944. Died in Pulaski County, Ky., January 16, 1977 (age 85 years, 210 days). Interment at Somerset Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ben V. Smith and Jennie Smith; married to Niola Colyer.
      Barthenia Joplin (1896-1979) — also known as Barthenia Sallee; Mrs. George A. Joplin, Jr. — of Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky. Born in 1896. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1948. Female. Died in 1979 (age about 83 years). Interment at Somerset Cemetery.
      Elizabeth Williams (1888-1982) — also known as Elizabeth Sallee; Mrs. R. G. Williams — of Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky. Born in Kentucky, November 10, 1888. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee). Died March 15, 1982 (age 93 years, 125 days). Interment at Somerset Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Richard G. Williams (druggist).
      Don Edward Cooper (1907-1987) — also known as Don E. Cooper — of Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky. Born April 25, 1907. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1960. Died January 2, 1987 (age 79 years, 252 days). Interment at Somerset Cemetery.
      Leonard Russell Hislope (1913-1992) — also known as Leonard Hislope — of Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky. Born in 1913. Republican. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives 83rd District; elected 1973; candidate in primary for Kentucky state senate 15th District, 1975. Died in 1992 (age about 79 years). Interment at Somerset Cemetery.
      Margy Johns (1931-2003) — also known as Margaret Gover — of Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky. Born September 9, 1931. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1980. Female. Died June 5, 2003 (age 71 years, 269 days). Interment at Somerset Cemetery.


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