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Buchanan County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Buchanan County

Index to Locations

  • Halleck Cemetery
  • Easton Blakely Cemetery
  • Faucett Yates Cemetery
  • St. Joseph Ashland Cemetery
  • St. Joseph Calvary Cemetery (now gone)
  • St. Joseph Memorial Park Cemetery
  • St. Joseph Mt. Auburn Cemetery
  • St. Joseph Mt. Mora Cemetery
  • St. Joseph Mt. Olivet Cemetery
  • St. Joseph Oakland Cemetery
  • St. Joseph St. Joseph Memorial Park


    Halleck Cemetery
    Buchanan County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Hugh Maxwell McCauley (1879-1949) — also known as Hugh M. McCauley — of Faucett, Buchanan County, Mo. Born in Willow Brook, Buchanan County, Mo., January 14, 1879. Democrat. Banker; Buchanan County Recorder of Deeds, 1923-31; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Buchanan County 3rd District, 1945-48; defeated in primary, 1948. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Odd Fellows. Died in Faucett, Buchanan County, Mo., October 1, 1949 (age 70 years, 260 days). Interment at Halleck Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Gertie Lee Cawley (1877-1934).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Blakely Cemetery
    Easton, Buchanan County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Emmett J. Crouse (1888-1979) — of St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo. Born in Buchanan County, Mo., November 1, 1888. Democrat. Lawyer; Buchanan County Circuit Clerk, 1919-1926; member of Missouri state senate 2nd District, 1931-38; circuit judge in Missouri 6th Circuit, 1947-57. Died in 1979 (age about 90 years). Interment at Blakely Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George F. Crouse (1860-1932) and Vollisca Florentina (Zagrodzky) Crouse (1862-1951); married, October 10, 1909, to Gertrude E. Holmes (1887-1982).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Yates Cemetery
    Faucett, Buchanan County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Harry Clifton Yates (1878-1953) — also known as Harry C. Yates — of Faucett, Buchanan County, Mo. Born in Faucett, Buchanan County, Mo., October 12, 1878. Democrat. School teacher; banker; farmer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Buchanan County 3rd District, 1909-12, 1923-26; Buchanan County Recorder of Deeds, 1915-23; Buchanan County Judge, 1927-31. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Royal Arch Masons; Royal and Select Masters; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners. Died, from coronary occlusion, kidney disease, diverticulitis, and intestinal hemorrhage, in Missouri Methodist Hospital, St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., December 5, 1953 (age 75 years, 54 days). Interment at Yates Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Sarah Jane 'Sallie' (Williams) Yates (1845-1919) and Henry R. Yates (1847-1900); married to Lora Jane Means (1886-1910) and Edith M. Arnold (1888-1971); married, March 18, 1915, to Waunetta Bruce (1887-1917).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Ashland Cemetery
    St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      John R. A. Crossland (1864-1950) — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo.; St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo. Born in 1864. Republican. Physician; U.S. Minister to Liberia, 1902-03; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1908 (alternate), 1916 (alternate), 1920, 1932 (alternate), 1936. African ancestry. Died, from hypostatic pneumonia and senile dementia, in the State Hospital, St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., September 12, 1950 (age about 86 years). Interment at Ashland Cemetery.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      Emmett Felts Cook (1872-1941) — also known as Emmett F. Cook — of St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo. Born in Stewartsville, DeKalb County, Mo., August 5, 1872. Democrat. Physician; surgeon; major in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Buchanan County 2nd District, 1939-41; died in office 1941. Baptist. Member, American Legion; American Medical Association. Died in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., July 22, 1941 (age 68 years, 351 days). Interment at Ashland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John H. Cook and Lydia D. (Johnson) Cook; married, April 28, 1898, to Laura Bennett (1873-1951).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Walker LaBrunerie (1901-1959) — of St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo. Born in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., December 3, 1901. Democrat. Banker; chair of Buchanan County Democratic Party, 1945-49. Died in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., April 7, 1959 (age 57 years, 125 days). Interment at Ashland Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Calvary Cemetery (now gone)
    St. Joseph, Buchanan County,
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Joseph Robidoux (1783-1868) — of St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., August 10, 1783. Fur trader; bakery business; town president of St. Joseph, Missouri, 1845-46. Catholic. French Canadian ancestry. Founder of St. Joseph, Mo. Died in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., May 27, 1868 (age 84 years, 291 days). Original interment at Calvary Cemetery; reinterment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Robidoux and Catherine (Rollet) Robidoux; married to Eugenie Delisle (died 1805); married 1813 to Angelique Vaudry (1793-1857).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Memorial Park Cemetery
    St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Richard Meloan Duncan (1889-1974) — also known as Richard M. Duncan — of St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo.; Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Platte County, Mo., November 10, 1889. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Missouri, 1933-43 (at-large 1933-35, 3rd District 1935-43); defeated, 1928 (4th District), 1942 (3rd District); U.S. District Judge for Missouri, 1943. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association. Died in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., August 1, 1974 (age 84 years, 264 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Richard F. Duncan and Margaret (Meloan) Duncan; married, June 4, 1913, to Glenna Davenport.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Philip James Welch (1895-1963) — also known as Phil J. Welch — of St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo. Born in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., April 4, 1895. Democrat. Sales manager for a furniture company; mayor of St. Joseph, Mo., 1936-46; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1940, 1944 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee); U.S. Representative from Missouri 3rd District, 1949-53; candidate in primary for Governor of Missouri, 1952. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died in Methodist Hospital, St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., April 26, 1963 (age 68 years, 22 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, September 26, 1917, to Esther E. Vinberg; father of Melvin J. Welch (Army pilot, died in World War II).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      David William Hopkins (1897-1968) — also known as David W. Hopkins — of St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo. Born in Troy, Doniphan County, Kan., October 31, 1897. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; school teacher; superintendent of schools; U.S. Representative from Missouri 4th District, 1929-33; defeated, 1932. Died in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., October 14, 1968 (age 70 years, 349 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Mt. Auburn Cemetery
    3137 Beck Road
    St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Earl Conrad Borchers (1891-1953) — also known as Earl C. Borchers — of St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo. Born in Rosendale, Andrew County, Mo., December 30, 1891. Democrat. School teacher; superintendent of schools; lawyer; candidate for Missouri state house of representatives from Buchanan County 1st District, 1944; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Missouri 6th District, 1952. Died, from a cerebral hemorrhage, in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., September 29, 1953 (age 61 years, 273 days). Interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Buchanan Borchers (1857-1937) and Hattie Elnora (Borchers) Borchers (1870-1950); married, July 24, 1918, to Grace Andrea Trimble (1896-1992).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles F. Strop (1868-1928) — of St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo. Born in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., February 20, 1868. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1904. Died in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., September 27, 1928 (age 60 years, 220 days). Interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Phillip Strop (1840-1922) and Henrietta (White) Strop.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mt. Mora Cemetery
    St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Marcellus Stewart (1815-1871) — of Missouri. Born March 12, 1815. Delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 7th District, 1845-46; Governor of Missouri, 1857-61. Died in St. Louis, Mo., September 21, 1871 (age 56 years, 193 days). Interment at Mt. Mora Cemetery.
      Silas Woodson (1819-1896) — of Knox County, Ky.; St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo. Born near Barbourville, Knox County, Ky., May 18, 1819. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1842, 1853-55; delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1849; Governor of Missouri, 1873-75; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1876, 1880; circuit judge in Missouri, 1881-96. Protestant; later Catholic. Died October 9, 1896 (age 77 years, 144 days). Interment at Mt. Mora Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Wade Netherland Woodson and Alice (Chick) Woodson; married, September 13, 1842, to Mary Jane McRoberts (1825-1845); married, July 27, 1846, to Olivia Adams (1828-1856); married, December 27, 1866, to Virginia Juliet Lard (1846-1907); first cousin of Samuel Hughes Woodson (1779-1827); first cousin once removed of Tucker Woodson, David Meade Woodson and Samuel Hughes Woodson (1815-1881); first cousin twice removed of John McDowell Woodson; third cousin once removed of Frederick Bates, James Woodson Bates and Edward Bates; third cousin twice removed of Daniel Woodson and John Archibald Woodson; third cousin thrice removed of James Alexander Woodson (1848-1908) and Urey Woodson.
      Political family: Woodson family of Jessamine County, Kentucky.
      Willard Preble Hall (1820-1882) — also known as Willard P. Hall — of St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo. Born in Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Va. (now W.Va.), May 9, 1820. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; U.S. Representative from Missouri 4th District, 1847-53; Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, 1861-64; Governor of Missouri, 1864-65. Died in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., November 3, 1882 (age 62 years, 178 days). Interment at Mt. Mora Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Hall and Statica (Preble) Hall; brother of William Augustus Hall; married, October 28, 1847, to Ann Eliza Richardson; married, June 22, 1864, to Ollie C. Oliver (daughter of Mordecai Oliver); uncle of Uriel Sebree Hall (1852-1932).
      Political family: Hall family of Missouri.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Robert Wilson (1803-1870) — of St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo. Born in Virginia, 1803. Member of Missouri state legislature, 1840; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1862-63. Died in 1870 (age about 67 years). Interment at Mt. Mora Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James Nelson Burnes (1827-1889) — also known as James N. Burnes — of St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo. Born in Marion County, Ind., August 22, 1827. Democrat. Lawyer; banker; railroad executive; Presidential Elector for Missouri, 1856; common pleas court judge in Missouri, 1868-72; U.S. Representative from Missouri 4th District, 1883-89; died in office 1889. Died in Washington, D.C., January 23, 1889 (age 61 years, 154 days). Entombed at Mt. Mora Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Burnes (1779-1853) and Mary (Thompson) Burnes (1787-1862); father of Daniel Dee Burnes (1851-1899).
      Political family: Burnes-Kennett family of St. Joseph, Missouri.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Benjamin Franklin Loan (1819-1881) — also known as Benjamin F. Loan — of St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo. Born in Hardinsburg, Breckinridge County, Ky., October 4, 1819. Republican. U.S. Representative from Missouri 7th District, 1863-69; defeated, 1876; member of Republican National Committee from Missouri, 1868-70. Died in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., March 30, 1881 (age 61 years, 177 days). Interment at Mt. Mora Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Daniel Dee Burnes (1851-1899) — also known as Daniel D. Burnes — of St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo. Born in Ringgold, Platte County, Mo., January 4, 1851. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Missouri 4th District, 1893-95. Died in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., November 2, 1899 (age 48 years, 302 days). Entombed at Mt. Mora Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Nelson Burnes (1827-1889) and Mary (Skinner) Burnes (1828-1901); married, May 17, 1877, to Martha Swearingen Farrar (1855-1880; granddaughter of Luther Martin Kennett).
      Political family: Burnes-Kennett family of St. Joseph, Missouri.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Craig (1818-1888) — of St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo. Born in Washington County, Pa., February 28, 1818. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1856-57; U.S. Representative from Missouri 4th District, 1857-61; defeated, 1880; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1860, 1880; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; president, Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad. Died in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., October 22, 1888 (age 70 years, 237 days). Interment at Mt. Mora Cemetery.
      The city of Craig, Missouri, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Lawrence Archer Vories (1862-1939) — also known as Lawrence A. Vories — of St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo. Born in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., March 30, 1862. Democrat. Lawyer; Buchanan County Prosecuting Attorney, 1891-92; mayor of St. Joseph, Mo., 1896-98; member of Missouri state senate 2nd District, 1903-06; circuit judge in Missouri 6th Circuit, 1917-37; appointed 1917. Died in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., February 28, 1939 (age 76 years, 335 days). Interment at Mt. Mora Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Montfort Vories (1810-1876) and Laura Amanda (Cake) Vories (1820-1886); married, February 10, 1921, to Frances Anna Curtis (1871-1938).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Elijah P. Gates (1827-1915) — of Buchanan County, Mo. Born in Kentucky, 1827. Buchanan County Sheriff, 1872; Missouri state treasurer, 1877-81. Died in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., March 4, 1915 (age about 87 years). Interment at Mt. Mora Cemetery.
      Romulus Estep Culver (1865-1957) — also known as Romulus E. Culver — of St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo. Born in Plattsburg, Clinton County, Mo., January 12, 1865. Democrat. Lawyer; Buchanan County Prosecuting Attorney, 1892-93; criminal court judge in Missouri, 1895-98; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 2nd District, 1922-23; candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 4th District, 1930; candidate for delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention at-large, 1943. Died April 6, 1957 (age 92 years, 84 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Mt. Mora Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William L. Culver and Augusta (McMichael) Culver; married, April 21, 1897, to Sara C. Judson (1873-1959).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Oliver Martin Spencer (1849-1924) — also known as Oliver M. Spencer — of St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo. Born in Buchanan County, Mo., August 23, 1849. Democrat. Lawyer; circuit judge in Missouri 12th Circuit, 1887-90; general solicitor for the Burlington Railroad System in Missouri. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., June 5, 1924 (age 74 years, 287 days). Interment at Mt. Mora Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Obediah Martin Spencer (1808-1886) and Nancy (Williams) Spencer (1813-1893); married 1875 to Lillian Tootle (1856-1880); married, March 5, 1895, to Katherine E. Turner (1874-1941).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Harry Niedorp (1873-1929) — of Buchanan County, Mo. Born in Nebraska City, Otoe County, Neb., October 7, 1873. Republican. Insurance business; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Buchanan County 1st District, 1923-24. Dutch ancestry. Died in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., July 9, 1929 (age 55 years, 275 days). Interment at Mt. Mora Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lambertus Niedorp (1839-1901) and Cornelia M. Niedorp (1845-1905); married to Cora Mae Poe (1878-1953).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Albus, Jr. (1860-1940) — of St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo. Born in Kansas, October 4, 1860. Republican. Insurance business; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1888; U.S. Surveyor of Customs, 1909-10. German ancestry. Died October 22, 1940 (age 80 years, 18 days). Interment at Mt. Mora Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Albus and Elizabeth Albus; married to Clara Hanssen (1867-1956).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Margaret Wyeth — also known as Mrs. John Wyeth — of St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1932; member of Republican National Committee from Missouri, 1937. Female. Interment at Mt. Mora Cemetery.


    Mt. Olivet Cemetery
    St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Robidoux (1783-1868) — of St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., August 10, 1783. Fur trader; bakery business; town president of St. Joseph, Missouri, 1845-46. Catholic. French Canadian ancestry. Founder of St. Joseph, Mo. Died in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., May 27, 1868 (age 84 years, 291 days). Original interment at Calvary Cemetery (which no longer exists); reinterment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Robidoux and Catherine (Rollet) Robidoux; married to Eugenie Delisle (died 1805); married 1813 to Angelique Vaudry (1793-1857).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oakland Cemetery
    St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      George Calhoun Crowther (1849-1914) — also known as George C. Crowther — of St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo. Born in Lancashire, England, January 26, 1849. Republican. Member of Missouri state legislature, 1880; U.S. Representative from Missouri 4th District, 1895-97; defeated, 1892, 1896. Died in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., March 18, 1914 (age 65 years, 51 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. Joseph Memorial Park
    St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles H. Schindler (1883-1972) — of Cosby, Andrew County, Mo. Born near Cosby, Andrew County, Mo., May 19, 1883. Republican. Farmer; Andrew County Judge, 1941-47; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Andrew County, 1947-58. Evangelical United Brethren. Died March 14, 1972 (age 88 years, 300 days). Interment at St. Joseph Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married 1913 to Clara E. Bermond (died 1949).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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