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Union County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Union County

Index to Locations

  • Caseyville Caseyville Cemetery
  • Morganfield Masonic Cemetery
  • Morganfield Odd Fellows Cemetery

    Caseyville Cemetery
    Caseyville, Union County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Lewis Casey (1821-1902) — also known as Samuel L. Casey — of Caseyville, Union County, Ky. Born in Caseyville, Union County, Ky., February 12, 1821. Republican. Member of Kentucky state legislature, 1860; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 1st District, 1862-63; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1868, 1872. Slaveowner. Died in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., August 25, 1902 (age 81 years, 194 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Caseyville Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Masonic Cemetery
    Morganfield, Union County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Dixon Allen (1854-1924) — also known as Henry D. Allen — of Morganfield, Union County, Ky. Born near Henderson, Henderson County, Ky., June 24, 1854. Democrat. Lawyer; Union County School Commissioner; Union County Attorney; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 2nd District, 1899-1903. Died in Morganfield, Union County, Ky., March 9, 1924 (age 69 years, 259 days). Interment at Masonic Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial

    Odd Fellows Cemetery
    Morganfield, Union County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Earle Chester Clements (1896-1985) — also known as Earle C. Clements — of Morganfield, Union County, Ky. Born in Morganfield, Union County, Ky., October 22, 1896. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; farmer; Union County Sheriff, 1922-26; county judge in Kentucky, 1934; member of Kentucky state senate 4th District, 1942-45; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 2nd District, 1945-48; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1972; Governor of Kentucky, 1948-50; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1950-57; defeated, 1956. Christian. Member, Pi Kappa Alpha; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows. Died in Morganfield, Union County, Ky., March 12, 1985 (age 88 years, 141 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Aaron Walker Clements and Sallie Anna (Tuley) Clements; married to Sara M. Blue.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography

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