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Lincoln Parish

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Lincoln Parish

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  • Ruston Greenwood Cemetery

    Greenwood Cemetery
    Ruston, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Riley Joseph Wilson (1871-1946) — also known as Riley J. Wilson — of Harrisonburg, Catahoula Parish, La.; Ruston, Lincoln Parish, La. Born in Winn Parish, La., November 12, 1871. Democrat. School principal; lawyer; delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1898; newspaper editor; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1900-04; district judge in Louisiana 8th District, 1910-14; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 5th District, 1915-37; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1920; candidate in primary for Governor of Louisiana, 1928. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Woodmen of the World; Columbian Woodmen. Died in Ruston, Lincoln Parish, La., February 23, 1946 (age 74 years, 103 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1899 to Pearl Barnett (1874-1951).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Walter Elder (1882-1941) — also known as J. Walter Elder — of Farmerville, Union Parish, La. Born in Grand Prairie, Dallas County, Tex., October 5, 1882. Democrat. Member of Louisiana state senate, 1908-12; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 5th District, 1913-15. Died December 16, 1941 (age 59 years, 72 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Allen Arnold Barksdale (1878-1924) — also known as A. Arnold Barksdale — of Ruston, Lincoln Parish, La. Born in Lincoln Parish, La., July 8, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1912; U.S. Surveyor of Customs, 1917. Died in Ruston, Lincoln Parish, La., May 26, 1924 (age 45 years, 323 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Eliza Jane (Copeland) Barksdale (1842-1919) and Allen Barksdale (1843-1905); married, December 14, 1905, to Sarah Agnes Calhoun (1880-1918); third cousin twice removed of William Barksdale, Ethelbert Barksdale and George Annesley Barksdale (1835-1910); fourth cousin once removed of William Randolph Barksdale and Champe Terrell Barksdale.
      Political family: Barksdale family of Virginia.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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