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Bossier Parish
Louisiana

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Bossier Parish

Index to Locations

  • Bellevue Bellevue Cemetery
  • Benton Cottage Grove Cemetery
  • Haughton Hillcrest Cemetery
  • Haughton Mt. Zion Cemetery
  • Plain Dealing Plain Dealing Cemetery
  • Rocky Mount Rocky Mount Cemetery


    Bellevue Cemetery
    Bellevue, Bossier Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      John Augusta Way Lowry, Jr. (1848-1899) — also known as J. A. W Lowry, Jr. — of Bossier Parish, La. Born January 12, 1848. Lawyer; member of Louisiana state senate, 1893. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows. Died March 20, 1899 (age 51 years, 67 days). Interment at Bellevue Cemetery.


    Cottage Grove Cemetery
    Benton, Bossier Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Warren Ogden (1842-1905) — also known as Henry W. Ogden — of Benton, Bossier Parish, La. Born in Virginia, 1842. Democrat. Member of Louisiana state legislature, 1880; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 4th District, 1894-99. Died in 1905 (age about 63 years). Interment at Cottage Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Samuel Milton Thomas (1833-1910) — of Bossier Parish, La. Born near Jackson, East Feliciana Parish, La., January 12, 1833. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Louisiana state senate 21st District; elected 1870. On April 10, 1881, he killed his brother-in-law, M. Hugh Dickson; he claimed that Dickson had committed an "outrage" against a female member of his family. Died in Camden, Ouachita County, Ark., December 16, 1910 (age 77 years, 338 days). Interment at Cottage Grove Cemetery.


    Hillcrest Cemetery
    Haughton, Bossier Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Volney Voss Whittington (1893-1974) — also known as V. V. Whittington — of Benton, Bossier Parish, La. Born in Ivan, Bossier Parish, La., September 26, 1893. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; banker; member of Louisiana state senate, 1928-32. Baptist. Member, Lions; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Freemasons. Died in 1974 (age about 80 years). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.


    Mt. Zion Cemetery
    Haughton, Bossier Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Asbury Arnold Abney (1817-1866) — also known as A. A Abney — of Bossier Parish, La. Born in South Carolina, June 28, 1817. Member of Louisiana state senate, 1850; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons. Died November 4, 1866 (age 49 years, 129 days). Interment at Mt. Zion Cemetery.


    Plain Dealing Cemetery
    Plain Dealing, Bossier Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Joe David Waggonner, Jr. (1918-2007) — also known as Joe Waggonner, Jr. — of Plain Dealing, Bossier Parish, La. Born near Plain Dealing, Bossier Parish, La., September 7, 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict; wholesale petroleum products distribution business; member, Louisiana state board of education, 1960-61; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 4th District, 1961-79. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Lions; Kappa Sigma. Arrested in Washington, D.C., 1976, for soliciting a policewoman posing as a prostitute. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., October 7, 2007 (age 89 years, 30 days). Interment at Plain Dealing Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joe David Waggonner and Elizzibeth (Johnston) Waggonner; married, December 14, 1942, to Mary Ruth Carter.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Rocky Mount Cemetery
    Rocky Mount, Bossier Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert H. Curry (1842-1892) — of Bossier Parish, La. Born in Fairfield District (now Fairfield County), S.C., November 26, 1842. Member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1887. Presbyterian. Member, Grange; Knights of Pythias. Shot in the right ankle during the Battle of Manassas, and crippled for the rest of his life. Died June 24, 1892 (age 49 years, 211 days). Interment at Rocky Mount Cemetery.


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