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Caddo Parish
Louisiana

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Caddo Parish

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  • Private or family graveyards
  • Shreveport Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Shreveport Centuries Memorial Park
  • Shreveport Forest Park East Cemetery
  • Shreveport Greenwood Cemetery
  • Shreveport Hebrew Rest Cemetery
  • Shreveport Oakland Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Caddo Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Jonas Robeson (1800-1871) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Massachusetts, 1800. Democrat. Mayor of Shreveport, La., 1858-59, 1860-62. Episcopalian. Died in Caddo Parish, La., 1871 (age about 71 years). Interment in a private or family graveyard.


    Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
    Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      C. C. Antoine (1836-1921) — of Louisiana. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., 1836. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Louisiana state senate, 1870-72; Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, 1872-76. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons. In 1890, he was vice-president of the New Orleans Comite des Citoyens, which mounted an unsuccessful legal challenge to the Louisiana segregation law; the case, Plessy v. Ferguson, went to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1896. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., 1921 (age about 85 years). Interment at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.


    Centuries Memorial Park
    Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Malcolm Emmett Lafargue (1908-1963) — also known as Malcolm E. Lafargue — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, La., November 4, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, 1945-50; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1950. Episcopalian. French ancestry. Member, Federal Bar Association; Sigma Nu; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., March 28, 1963 (age 54 years, 144 days). Interment at Centuries Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Martha Elizabeth (O'Bannon) Lafargue (1879-1969) and Edwin Louis Lafargue (1881-1922); married, December 19, 1931, to Jewett Todd; nephew of Alvan Lafargue; grandson of Adolphe Jolna Lafargue (1855-1917); great-grandson of Alfred Briggs Irion.
      Political family: Lafargue family of Marksville, Louisiana.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Forest Park East Cemetery
    Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
    Ruffin G. Pleasant Ruffin Golson Pleasant (1871-1937) — also known as Ruffin G. Pleasant — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Shiloh, Union Parish, La., June 2, 1871. Democrat. Colonel in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; Louisiana state attorney general, 1912-16; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1916, 1924; Governor of Louisiana, 1916-20. Baptist. Died September 12, 1937 (age 66 years, 102 days). Interment at Forest Park East Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Franklin Pleasant and Martha Washington (Duty) Pleasant; married, February 14, 1906, to Anne Ector.
      Image source: KnowLA Encyclopedia of Louisiana
      Rose McConnell Long (1892-1970) — also known as Rose M. Long; Rose McConnell — of Louisiana. Born in Greensburg, Decatur County, Ind., April 8, 1892. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1936; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1936-37. Female. Died in Boulder, Boulder County, Colo., May 27, 1970 (age 78 years, 49 days). Interment at Forest Park East Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, April 12, 1913, to Huey Pierce Long (brother of George Shannon Long and Earl Kemp Long (1895-1960)); mother of Russell Billiu Long.
      Political family: Long family of Louisiana.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Overton Brooks (1897-1961) — also known as Overton Brooks — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born near Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La., December 21, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 4th District, 1937-61; died in office 1961. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Kiwanis. Died in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., September 16, 1961 (age 63 years, 269 days). Interment at Forest Park East Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Claude M. Brooks and Penelope (Overton) Brooks; married, June 1, 1932, to Mollie Meriwether; nephew of John Holmes Overton (1875-1948).
      Political family: Overton-Early-Brown-Brooks family of Virginia.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Clyde Edward Fant (1905-1973) — also known as Clyde E. Fant — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Linden, Cass County, Tex., 1905. Democrat. Mayor of Shreveport, La., 1946-54, 1958-70. Baptist. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., 1973 (age about 68 years). Interment at Forest Park East Cemetery.
      Clyde Fant Park, along the Red River, in Shreveport, Louisiana, is named for him.
      Lee Emmett Thomas (1866-1935) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Marion, Union Parish, La., 1866. Democrat. Member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1912-16; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1916 (Honorary Vice-President); mayor of Shreveport, La., 1922-30. Baptist. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., 1935 (age about 69 years). Interment at Forest Park East Cemetery.
      Oscar Lee Gray (1865-1936) — also known as Oscar L. Gray — of Butler, Choctaw County, Ala. Born in Mississippi, July 2, 1865. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1912; U.S. Representative from Alabama 1st District, 1915-19; circuit judge in Alabama, 1935-36. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., January 2, 1936 (age 70 years, 184 days). Interment at Forest Park East Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Andrew Querbes (1864-1939) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., 1864. Democrat. Caddo Parish Police Juror, 1896-1900; mayor of Shreveport, La., 1902-06. Catholic. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., 1939 (age about 75 years). Interment at Forest Park East Cemetery.
      James Creswell Gardner (1924-2010) — also known as James C. Gardner; Jim Gardner; "Mr. Shreveport" — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., July 17, 1924. Democrat. Power company executive; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1952-54; mayor of Shreveport, La., 1954-58; defeated, 1958. Methodist. Member, Rotary. Died, from cancer in Willis-Knighton Pierremont Medical Center, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., August 27, 2010 (age 86 years, 41 days). Interment at Forest Park East Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Arvill Pitt 'Jack' Gardner and Marie (Creswell) Gardner; married 1944 to Mary Ella Buchanan (died 1976); married 1978 to Mary Ann Welsh.
      See also Wikipedia article
      George Washington Hardy (1900-1967) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex., 1900. Democrat. Mayor of Shreveport, La., 1932-34; Judge, Louisiana Circuit Court of Appeals, 1942-67. Disciples of Christ. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., 1967 (age about 67 years). Interment at Forest Park East Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: George Washington
      Ernest Ralph Bernstein, Sr. (1868-1932) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La., 1868. Democrat. Mayor of Shreveport, La., 1906-08. Jewish. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., 1932 (age about 64 years). Interment at Forest Park East Cemetery.
      James G. Palmer (1875-1952) — of Vernon Parish, La.; Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Arizona, Claiborne Parish, La., 1875. Democrat. Superintendent of schools; district judge in Louisiana, 1912-14; delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1921; mayor of Shreveport, La., 1930-32; Judge, Louisiana Circuit Court of Appeals, 1932-33. Methodist. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., 1952 (age about 77 years). Interment at Forest Park East Cemetery.
      Edward B. Herndon (1849-1930) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Meade County, Ky., 1849. Democrat. Caddo Parish Police Juror, 1876-77; mayor of Shreveport, La., 1890. Baptist. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., 1930 (age about 81 years). Interment at Forest Park East Cemetery.
      Charlton Havard Lyons, Sr. (1894-1973) — also known as Charlton H. Lyons, Sr. — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, La., September 3, 1894. Republican. Lawyer; oil business; candidate for U.S. Representative from Louisiana 4th District, 1961; candidate for Governor of Louisiana, 1964; Louisiana Republican state chair, 1964-68; delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1964 (delegation chair); Presidential Elector for Louisiana, 1972. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; American Legion; Kappa Alpha Order; Phi Delta Phi. Died August 8, 1973 (age 78 years, 339 days). Interment at Forest Park East Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ernest John Lyons and Joyce Bentley (Havard) Lyons; married, August 28, 1917, to Marjorie Gladys Hall (1895-1971); father of Hall McCord Lyons (1923-1998).
      See also Wikipedia article
      Robert Hodges Ward (1878-1946) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., 1878. Democrat. Mayor of Shreveport, La., 1916. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., 1946 (age about 68 years). Interment at Forest Park East Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel J. Ward (1834-1906).
      Hall McCord Lyons (1923-1998) — also known as Hall M. Lyons — of Louisiana. Born December 22, 1923. Oil business; Republican candidate for U.S. Representative from Louisiana, 1966; American candidate for U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1972. Mormon. Died in Jefferson, Jefferson Parish, La., July 22, 1998 (age 74 years, 212 days). Interment at Forest Park East Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charlton Havard Lyons, Sr. (1894-1973) and Marjorie Gladys (Hall) Lyons (1895-1971); married to Betty Sue Buffington McKeever (1925-1993) and Ann B. Barras (born 1936); married, July 31, 1975, to Rosamond Rosholt (born 1922).
      See also Wikipedia article
      Arthur Lionel Layton (1895-1979) — also known as Arthur L. Layton — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Delaware County, Okla., June 24, 1895. Republican. Postmaster at Shreveport, La., 1953-62 (acting, 1953-55). Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., April 10, 1979 (age 83 years, 290 days). Interment at Forest Park East Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Orville Layton and Lelah (Sherrod) Layton (1874-1931); married to Annie Sanders (1902-1985).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel Bailey Hicks (1860-1925) — also known as Samuel B. Hicks — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in 1860. Democrat. Member of Democratic National Committee from Louisiana, 1920-21. Died in 1925 (age about 65 years). Interment at Forest Park East Cemetery.
      John D. Ewing (died c.1952) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1940. Died about 1952. Interment at Forest Park East Cemetery.
      Julia Grimmet Fortson (1910-1985) — also known as Julia L. Grimmet — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Dyersburg, Dyer County, Tenn., July 8, 1910. Republican. Member of Republican National Committee from Louisiana, 1936-50. Female. Baptist. Member, Junior League. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., August 24, 1985 (age 75 years, 47 days). Interment at Forest Park East Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Roberta Phillips (Bass) Grimmet (1876-1955) and Judson Marion Grimmet; married to Dr. William Alwin Fortson (1905-1985); fourth cousin once removed of William Bradley Umstead and Angier Biddle Duke (1915-1995).
      Political families: Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Umstead-Grimmet-Byrd family of Durham, North Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Martin Foster, Jr. — also known as James M. Foster — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1912 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1920 (alternate), 1924. Interment at Forest Park East Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Martin Foster (1835-1900).


    Greenwood Cemetery
    Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Newton Crain Blanchard (1849-1922) — also known as Newton C. Blanchard — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Rapides Parish, La., January 29, 1849. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1879, 1913; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 4th District, 1881-94; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1894-97; justice of Louisiana state supreme court, 1897-1903; appointed 1897; resigned 1903; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1904, 1912 (member, Credentials Committee; speaker); Governor of Louisiana, 1904-08. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., June 22, 1922 (age 73 years, 144 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Carey H. Blanchard and Frances Amelia (Crain) Blanchard; married, December 16, 1873, to Emily Barret; married, January 25, 1909, to Charlotte Tracy.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Andrew Currie (1843-1918) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Ibricken, County Clare, Ireland, 1843. Democrat. Mayor of Shreveport, La., 1878-90; resigned 1890; member of Louisiana state senate, 1892-96; postmaster at Shreveport, La., 1894-99. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., 1918 (age about 75 years). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Samuel Augustus Dickson (1852-1916) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Bossier Parish, La., 1852. Democrat. Physician; mayor of Shreveport, La., 1908-10, 1914-16; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1916. Died in St. Louis, Mo., 1916 (age about 64 years). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Samuel Shepherd Caldwell (1892-1953) — also known as Sam S. Caldwell — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Mooringsport, Caddo Parish, La., 1892. Democrat. Caddo Parish Police Juror, 1932-34; mayor of Shreveport, La., 1934-46. Presbyterian. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., 1953 (age about 61 years). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      John McWilliams Ford (1880-1965) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., 1880. Democrat. Mayor of Shreveport, La., 1916-22; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1920; Shreveport commissioner of finance, 1946-65. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., 1965 (age about 85 years). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Jerome B. Gilmore (1827-1900) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., 1827. Mayor of Shreveport, La., 1869-71. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., 1900 (age about 73 years). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      John H. Eastham (1863-1938) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Mansfield, DeSoto Parish, La., 1863. Democrat. Mayor of Shreveport, La., 1910-14. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., 1938 (age about 75 years). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Littleberry Calhoun Allen, Jr. (1921-1991) — also known as L. Calhoun Allen, Jr. — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., February 8, 1921. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1956; mayor of Shreveport, La., 1970-78. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., February 23, 1991 (age 70 years, 15 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Mrs. W. K. Henderson (1882-1945) — also known as Josie Carter — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in 1882. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1932. Female. Died in 1945 (age about 63 years). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.


    Hebrew Rest Cemetery
    Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Benjamin Holzman (1844-1922) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Germany, 1844. Democrat. Mayor of Shreveport, La., 1900-02. Jewish. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., 1922 (age about 78 years). Interment at Hebrew Rest Cemetery.
      William Winter (1849-1917) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., 1849. Member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1904-08. Jewish. Died in 1917 (age about 68 years). Interment at Hebrew Rest Cemetery.
      Moyse H. Levy (1865-1953) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born January 10, 1865. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1940. Jewish. Died January 29, 1953 (age 88 years, 19 days). Interment at Hebrew Rest Cemetery.


    Oakland Cemetery
    Bounded by Milam, Christian, Sprague and Baker Sts.
    Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana
    Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1977
    Politicians buried here:
      George McWillie Williamson (1829-1882) — also known as George Williamson — of Louisiana. Born in Fairfax, Allendale County, S.C., September 29, 1829. Lawyer; delegate to Louisiana secession convention, 1861; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Minister to Costa Rica, 1873-79; Salvador, 1873-79; Guatemala, 1873-79; Honduras, 1873-79; Nicaragua, 1873-79. Died in 1882 (age about 52 years). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Taylor Williamson; father of Mary Leigh Williamson (1870-1938; who married Edgar Williamson Sutherlin (1851-1924)).
      Political family: Elam-Williamson family of Mansfield, Louisiana.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      William Austin Seay (1831-1888) — also known as William A. Seay — of Louisiana. Born in 1831. U.S. Minister to Bolivia, 1885-87. Died in 1888 (age about 57 years). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      John Reeves Jones Daniel (1802-1868) — also known as John R. J. Daniel — of Halifax, Halifax County, N.C. Born near Halifax, Halifax County, N.C., January 13, 1802. Democrat. North Carolina state attorney general, 1835-41; U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1841-53 (2nd District 1841-43, 7th District 1843-47, 6th District 1847-53). Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., June 21, 1868 (age 66 years, 160 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Alexander John Boarman (1839-1916) — also known as Aleck Boarman — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Miss., December 10, 1839. Republican. Major in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; mayor of Shreveport, La., 1865-67; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 4th District, 1872-73; circuit judge in Louisiana, 1877-81; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana, 1881-1916; died in office 1916. Died in Loon Lake, Franklin County, N.Y., August 30, 1916 (age 76 years, 264 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of I. A. Boarman and Martha (Thompson) Boarman; married, November 29, 1898, to Frances I. Capen.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile
      Joseph Clinton Beall (1813-1867) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Prince George's County, Md., 1813. Democrat. Mayor of Shreveport, La., 1845-46, 1851-54, 1862-64. Presbyterian. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., 1867 (age about 54 years). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Lawrence Pike Crain (1818-1859) — also known as Lawrence P. Crain — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Fauquier County, Va., 1818. Democrat. Mayor of Shreveport, La., 1846-47; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, 1850-53. Episcopalian. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., 1859 (age about 41 years). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      John Morgan Landrum (1815-1861) — also known as John M. Landrum — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Edgefield District (now Edgefield County), S.C., July 3, 1815. Democrat. Mayor of Shreveport, La., 1848-49; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 4th District, 1859-61. Presbyterian. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., October 18, 1861 (age 46 years, 107 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Walton George (1807-1865) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Georgia, 1807. Democrat. Physician; mayor of Shreveport, La., 1840-41, 1842-44. Baptist. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., 1865 (age about 58 years). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Benjamin Lewis Hodge (1824-1864) — of Louisiana. Born in Tennessee, 1824. Member of Louisiana state legislature, 1850; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; candidate for Senator from Louisiana in the Confederate Congress, 1861; Representative from Louisiana in the Confederate Congress, 1864; died in office 1864. Died near Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., August 12, 1864 (age about 40 years). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Richard Tucker Vinson (1842-1904) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Assumption Parish, La., 1842. Democrat. Caddo Parish Police Juror, 1884-90; mayor of Shreveport, La., 1890-96. Episcopalian. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., 1904 (age about 62 years). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Albert Harris Leonard (1839-1917) — also known as Albert H. Leonard — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in 1839. Republican. Member of Louisiana state senate, 1872-77; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 1878-85; delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1888, 1896. Died in 1917 (age about 78 years). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      John Wallace Jones (1822-1895) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Moulton, Lawrence County, Ala., 1822. Democrat. Mayor of Shreveport, La., 1854-58. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., 1895 (age about 73 years). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Roland Jones (1813-1869) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C., November 18, 1813. Democrat. Member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1844; state court judge in Louisiana, 1851; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 4th District, 1853-55. Died February 5, 1869 (age 55 years, 79 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Moses Hodge Crowell (1826-1875) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in 1826. Republican. Mayor of Shreveport, La., 1871-73. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., 1875 (age about 49 years). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Martin Tally (1803-1876) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Tennessee, 1803. Republican. Mayor of Shreveport, La., 1867-69. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., 1876 (age about 73 years). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Reuben Neil McKellar (1855-1933) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Kickapoo, Anderson County, Tex., 1855. Democrat. Mayor of Shreveport, La., 1896-1900; Shreveport street commissioner, 1908-10; Shreveport commissioner of streets and parks, 1922-30. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., 1933 (age about 78 years). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      William Rabun Shivers (1819-1871) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Georgia, 1819. Democrat. Elected mayor of Shreveport, La. 1871, but died before taking office. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., 1871 (age about 52 years). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      John N. Howell (1807-1882) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C., 1807. Democrat. Mayor of Shreveport, La., 1844-45. Baptist. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., 1882 (age about 75 years). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Samuel Levy (1835-1883) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Niedersbach, Alsace, France, 1835. Republican. Mayor of Shreveport, La., 1873. Jewish. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., 1883 (age about 48 years). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Samuel J. Ward (1834-1906) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Wales, 1834. Democrat. Mayor of Shreveport, La., 1874-75; Caddo Parish Sheriff, 1900-06. Episcopalian. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., 1906 (age about 72 years). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Robert Hodges Ward (1878-1946).
      John Smith Young (1834-1916) — of Homer, Claiborne Parish, La. Born in North Carolina, 1834. Democrat. Member of Louisiana state legislature, 1870; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 5th District, 1878-79. Sheriff of Caddo Parish, 1892-99. Died in 1916 (age about 82 years). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Shelby Gooch (1807-1853) — also known as John S. Gooch — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born September 3, 1807. Whig. Postmaster at Shreveport, La., 1852-53. Died October 15, 1853 (age 46 years, 42 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1827 to Martha Lee (1813-1859).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Conway Moncure (1827-1915) — also known as John C. Moncure — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Stafford County, Va., 1827. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1876. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., 1915 (age about 88 years). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Taliaferro Alexander (1846-1924) — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Catahoula Parish, La., March 17, 1846. Democrat. Lawyer; attorney for railroads; delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1898. Episcopalian. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., January 3, 1924 (age 77 years, 292 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Steele Alexander and Susan (Taliaferro) Alexander; married, October 31, 1876, to Laura Lister (died 1930); grandson of James T. Taliaferro (1800?-?).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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