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Winn Parish
Louisiana

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Winn Parish

Index to Locations

  • St. Maurice St. Maurice Cemetery
  • Winnfield Unknown location
  • Winnfield Earl K. Long Memorial Park
  • Winnfield Winnfield Cemetery


    St. Maurice Cemetery
    St. Maurice, Winn Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Will A. Strong (1847-1908) — of Louisiana. Born in 1847. Democrat. Secretary of state of Louisiana, 1876; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1880. Died in 1908 (age about 61 years). Interment at St. Maurice Cemetery.


    Unknown Location
    Winnfield, Winn Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      R. W. Oglesby (c.1872-1963) — of Winnfield, Winn Parish, La. Born about 1872. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1920. Died in 1963 (age about 91 years). Interment somewhere.


    Earl K. Long Memorial Park
    Winnfield, Winn Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Earl Kemp Long (1895-1960) — also known as Earl Long — of Winnfield, Winn Parish, La. Born in Winnfield, Winn Parish, La., August 26, 1895. Democrat. Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, 1936-39; defeated, 1932, 1944; Governor of Louisiana, 1939-40, 1948-52, 1956-60; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1956; candidate for U.S. Representative from Louisiana 8th District 1960, but died before election. In 1959, after making a speech defending the rights of Blacks to vote, was committed to a state mental hospital by his wife Blanche R. Long; he used his gubernatorial powers to obtain his release. Suffered a heart attack while campaigning, but refused medical attention until the polls had closed; died a few days later, in Baptist Hospital, Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La., September 5, 1960 (age 65 years, 10 days). Interment at Earl K. Long Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Hugh Pierce Long (1852-1937) and Caledonia Palestine (Tison) Long (1860-1913); brother of George Shannon Long and Huey Pierce Long (who married Rose McConnell); married, August 17, 1932, to Blanche B. Revere; uncle of Russell Billiu Long; second cousin once removed of Gillis William Long and Speedy Oteria Long (1928-2006).
      Political family: Long family of Louisiana.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
      Books about Earl K. Long: A. J. Liebling, The Earl of Louisiana


    Winnfield Cemetery
    Winnfield, Winn Parish, Louisiana
    Politicians buried here:
      Oscar Kelly Allen (1882-1936) — also known as O. K. Allen — of Louisiana. Born in a log cabin in Winn Parish, La., August 8, 1882. Democrat. School teacher; member of Louisiana state senate, 1920; Governor of Louisiana, 1932-36; died in office 1936. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died, from a cerebral hemorrhage, in the Louisiana Governor's mansion, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La., January 28, 1936 (age 53 years, 173 days). Interment at Winnfield Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Asa Levi Allen and Sophronia (Perkins) Allen; brother of Asa Leonard Allen (1891-1969); married, December 4, 1912, to Florence Scott Love (1894-1938).
      Cross-reference: Richard W. Leche
      The Huey P. Long - O.K. Allen Bridge (opened 1940), which carries U.S. Highway 190 and a rail line over the Mississippi River, between East Baton Rouge Parish and West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, is partly named for him.
      Epitaph: "A friend to man, a follower of God, great builder, courageous leader, humble in life, exalted in death."
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Asa Leonard Allen (1891-1969) — also known as A. Leonard Allen — of Winnfield, Winn Parish, La. Born in a log cabin near Winnfield, Winn Parish, La., January 5, 1891. Democrat. Superintendent of schools; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1936; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 8th District, 1937-53. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Scottish Rite Masons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Knights of Pythias. Died January 5, 1969 (age 78 years, 0 days). Interment at Winnfield Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Asa Levi Allen and Sophronia (Perkins) Allen; brother of Oscar Kelly Allen (1882-1936); married, August 25, 1915, to Lottie Mae Thompson.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Amos Morris Peters (1878-1941) — also known as A. Morris Peters — of Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La. Born in Winnfield, Winn Parish, La., February 26, 1878. Democrat. Physician; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1936. Member, American Medical Association; American Legion. Died in Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La., June 19, 1941 (age 63 years, 113 days). Interment at Winnfield Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jonathan Joseph Peters (1852-1925) and Minerva Jane (Stacy) Peters (1858-1927); married to Ethel Wilson.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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