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Calcasieu Parish
Louisiana

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Calcasieu Parish

Index to Locations

  • Lake Charles Consolata Cemetery
  • Lake Charles Orange Grove Cemetery
  • Lake Charles Prien Memorial Park Cemetery


    Consolata Cemetery
    Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Vance Gabriel Plauché (1897-1976) — also known as Vance Plauché — of Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, La. Born in Plaucheville, Avoyelles Parish, La., August 25, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 7th District, 1941-43. Died in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, La., April 2, 1976 (age 78 years, 221 days). Interment at Consolata Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Orange Grove Cemetery
    2023 East Broad Street
    Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Alvin Olin King (1890-1958) — also known as Alvin O. King — of Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, La. Born in Leoti, Wichita County, Kan., June 21, 1890. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Louisiana state senate, 1924-31; Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, 1931-32; Governor of Louisiana, 1932. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Died, in a hospital at Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, La., February 21, 1958 (age 67 years, 245 days). Interment at Orange Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Merritt King (1862-1935) and Elizabeth 'Bessie' (Stirling) King (1863-1940); married, January 29, 1916, to Willie Lee Voris (1895-1959).
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Arsène Paulin Pujo (1861-1939) — also known as Arsène P. Pujo — of Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, La. Born in Calcasieu Parish, La., December 16, 1861. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 7th District, 1903-13; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1908 (alternate), 1912. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., December 31, 1939 (age 78 years, 15 days). Interment at Orange Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Leon Locke (1869-1934) — of Fulton, Bourbon County, Kan.; Walnut, Crawford County, Kan.; Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, La. Born in Locke's Mills, Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine, January 4, 1869. Member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1908-16; mayor of Lake Charles, La., 1929-33. Died in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, La., April 5, 1934 (age 65 years, 91 days). Interment at Orange Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Frances E. King (1869-1948); nephew of Jabez Bradley Locke; first cousin thrice removed of John Locke (1764-1855).
      Political family: Locke family.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alvan Lafargue (1883-1963) — of Sulphur, Calcasieu Parish, La. Born in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, La., October 14, 1883. Physician; mayor of Sulphur, La., 1926-38. Catholic. French ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus; Rotary; Woodmen of the World. Died in Sulphur, Calcasieu Parish, La., February 11, 1963 (age 79 years, 120 days). Interment at Orange Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Adolphe Jolna Lafargue (1855-1917); uncle of Malcolm Emmett Lafargue; grandson of Alfred Briggs Irion.
      Political family: Lafargue family of Marksville, Louisiana.
      See also Wikipedia article
      James Stuart Thomson (1868-1945) — also known as J. Stuart Thomson — of Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, La. Born in Bayfield, Ontario, March 4, 1868. Republican. Postmaster at Lake Charles, La., 1901; delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1916, 1920. Scottish ancestry. Died in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, La., May 19, 1945 (age 77 years, 76 days). Interment at Orange Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Thomson (1837-1923) and Isobel Jane (McLeod) Thomson (1837-1931); married, November 6, 1895, to Marie Euphemie Gallaugher (1877-1953).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Albert J. Lyons (1918-1980) — also known as "Tubby" — of Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, La. Born in Sulphur, Calcasieu Parish, La., March 11, 1918. Member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1964-68. Died in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, La., May 10, 1980 (age 62 years, 60 days). Interment at Orange Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Julianne (LeBouef) Lyons (1886-1967) and Archie Swinford Lyons (1891-1946); married to Juanita May (1919-2004).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Prien Memorial Park Cemetery
    Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
    Sam Houston Jones Sam Houston Jones (1897-1978) — also known as Sam H. Jones — of Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, La. Born in Merryville, Beauregard Parish, La., July 15, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1921; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1940, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1952, 1960; Governor of Louisiana, 1940-44; defeated in primary, 1948; member, Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1953-55. Methodist. Died in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, La., February 8, 1978 (age 80 years, 208 days). Interment at Prien Memorial Park Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Sam Houston
      Relatives: Son of Robert D. Jones and Susan (Frazar) Jones; married to Louise (Gambrell) Boyer (1901-1995); father of Bob Jones (born c.1928).
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article
      Image source: KnowLA Encyclopedia of Louisiana

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