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Warren County
Kentucky

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Warren County

Index to Locations

  • Bowling Green Fairview Cemetery
  • Bowling Green Pioneer Cemetery


    Fairview Cemetery
    Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Rogers Underwood (1791-1876) — also known as Joseph R. Underwood — of Glasgow, Barren County, Ky.; Bowling Green, Warren County, Ky. Born in Goochland County, Va., October 24, 1791. Whig. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1816-19, 1825-26, 1861-63; Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1824; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1828; Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1828-35; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 3rd District, 1835-43; Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1844; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1847-53. Died near Bowling Green, Warren County, Ky., August 23, 1876 (age 84 years, 304 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Warner Lewis Underwood; father of John Cox Underwood (1840-1913); grandfather of Oscar Wilder Underwood.
      Political family: Underwood family of Bowling Green, Kentucky.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James Andrew McKenzie (1840-1904) — also known as James A. McKenzie — of Long View, Hardin County, Ky. Born in Bennettstown, Christian County, Ky., August 1, 1840. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1867; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 2nd District, 1877-83; secretary of state of Kentucky, 1883-87; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1884, 1888; U.S. Minister to Peru, 1893-97. Died in Christian County, Ky., June 25, 1904 (age 63 years, 329 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Uncle of John McKenzie Moss (1868-1929).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
      William Huston Natcher (1909-1994) — also known as William H. Natcher — of Bowling Green, Warren County, Ky. Born in Bowling Green, Warren County, Ky., September 11, 1909. Democrat. Lawyer; Warren County Attorney, 1938-50; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1940; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; commonwealth attorney, 8th District, 1951-53; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 2nd District, 1953-94; died in office 1994. Baptist. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Kiwanis; Odd Fellows. Died, in the Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., March 29, 1994 (age 84 years, 199 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of J. M. Natcher and Blanche (Hays) Natcher; married, June 17, 1937, to Virginia Reardon.
      The William H. Natcher Parkway (opened 1972 as the Green River Parkway; renamed 1994; redesignated 2018 as Interstate 165, without the Natcher name), which ran through Warren, Butler, Ohio, and Daviess counties, Kentucky, was named for him.  — The William H. Natcher Bridge (opened 2002), which takes U.S. Highway 231 over the Ohio River, between Daviess County, Kentucky and Spencer County, Indiana, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
      Warner Lewis Underwood (1808-1872) — also known as Warner L. Underwood — of Kentucky. Born in Virginia, 1808. Member of Kentucky state legislature, 1840; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 3rd District, 1855-59; U.S. Consul in Glasgow, 1862-64. Died in 1872 (age about 64 years). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Joseph Rogers Underwood (1791-1876).
      Political family: Underwood family of Bowling Green, Kentucky.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Edward Halsell (1826-1899) — of Bowling Green, Warren County, Ky. Born near Bowling Green, Warren County, Ky., September 11, 1826. Democrat. State court judge in Kentucky, 1870; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 3rd District, 1883-87; mayor of Bowling Green, Ky., 1888. Died in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex., December 26, 1899 (age 73 years, 106 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Rodes Kirby Myers (1900-1960) — also known as Rodes K. Myers — of Bowling Green, Warren County, Ky. Born in Warren County, Ky., 1900. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1956; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1939-43; candidate in primary for Governor of Kentucky, 1943. Died in 1960 (age about 60 years). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      John Cox Underwood (1840-1913) — also known as John C. Underwood — of Kentucky. Born in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., 1840. Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1875-79. Member, Odd Fellows. Died October 25, 1913 (age about 73 years). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Rogers Underwood (1791-1876).
      Political family: Underwood family of Bowling Green, Kentucky.
      Henry Herman Denhardt (1876-1937) — also known as Henry H. Denhardt — of Bowling Green, Warren County, Ky. Born in Bowling Green, Warren County, Ky., March 8, 1876. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1923-27; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1924; shot and injured on Election Day 1931.; his girlfriend, Mrs. Verna Garr Taylor, was found shot to death in November 1936; he was charged with murder and tried in New Castle, Ky.; the jury could not reach a verdict. Before he could be tried a second time, he was shot and killed, at the Armstrong Hotel, Shelbyville, Shelby County, Ky., September 20, 1937 (age 61 years, 196 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Margaret (Geiger) Denhardt (1838-1901) and William Denhardt (1845-1900).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      J. Boadley Davenport — of Bowling Green, Warren County, Ky. Democrat. Warren County Sheriff and Jailer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1936. Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      James Hobson — of Bowling Green, Warren County, Ky. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1928. Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Edward Hobson and Ida Morehead Hobson; grandnephew of Edward Henry Hobson (1825-1901).
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Edwin Lee Norris (1865-1924) — also known as Edwin L. Norris — of Dillon, Beaverhead County, Mont.; Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont. Born in Cumberland County, Ky., August 15, 1865. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Montana state senate from Beaverhead County, 1897-1900; Lieutenant Governor of Montana, 1905-08; Governor of Montana, 1908-13; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1912, 1916 (Honorary Vice-President). Died in Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont., April 25, 1924 (age 58 years, 254 days). Original interment at Fairview Cemetery; reinterment at Highland Cemetery, Great Falls, Mont.
      Relatives: Married to Elizabeth June Wilkins (1869-1942).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Pioneer Cemetery
    College and Center Streets
    Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Grider (1796-1866) — of Bowling Green, Warren County, Ky. Born in Garrard County, Ky., July 16, 1796. Whig. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1827, 1831; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 3rd District, 1843-47, 1861-66; died in office 1866. Died in Bowling Green, Warren County, Ky., September 7, 1866 (age 70 years, 53 days). Interment at Pioneer Cemetery; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail


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