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  • Monticello Elk Spring Cemetery

    Private or family graveyard
    Wayne County, Kentucky

    Elk Spring Cemetery
    Monticello, Wayne County, Kentucky
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      James Stone Chrisman (1818-1881) — of Monticello, Wayne County, Ky. Born in Monticello, Wayne County, Ky., September 14, 1818. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1849; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 4th District, 1853-55; Representative from Kentucky in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1869-71. Slaveowner. Died in Monticello, Wayne County, Ky., July 29, 1881 (age 62 years, 318 days). Interment at Elk Spring Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edwin R. Denney (c.1904-1986) — of Mt. Vernon, Rockcastle County, Ky.; Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Wayne County, Ky., about 1904. Republican. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1940; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1952; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 1953-55; candidate for Governor of Kentucky, 1955. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died, of an apparent heart attack, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., June 22, 1986 (age about 82 years). Interment at Elk Spring Cemetery.
      Roscoe R. Dalton (1902-1975) — of Monticello, Wayne County, Ky. Born in Powersburg, Wayne County, Ky., June 7, 1902. Democrat. Superintendent of schools; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1928; Wayne County Judge, 1929. Member, Sigma Chi; Phi Alpha Delta. Died April 18, 1975 (age 72 years, 315 days). Interment at Elk Spring Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of C. T. Dalton and Laura (Bertram) Dalton.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Clarence H. Bates (1920-2003) — of Monticello, Wayne County, Ky. Born in Wayne County, Ky., December 2, 1920. Republican. School teacher; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 83rd District, 1956-57; superintendent of schools. Died, in Wayne County Hospital, Monticello, Wayne County, Ky., March 10, 2003 (age 82 years, 98 days). Interment at Elk Spring Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ruben Bates and Lila Upchurch Bates.

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