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Clinton County
Missouri

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Clinton County

Index to Locations

  • Cameron Evergreen Cemetery
  • Cameron Graceland Cemetery
  • Lathrop Lathrop Cemetery
  • Plattsburg Clinton County Courthouse Grounds
  • Plattsburg Greenlawn Cemetery


    Evergreen Cemetery
    Cameron, Clinton County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Frank B. Klepper (1864-1933) — of Polo, Caldwell County, Mo.; Kingston, Caldwell County, Mo.; Cameron, Clinton County, Mo. Born in St. John, Putnam County, Mo., June 22, 1864. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; Caldwell County Prosecuting Attorney, 1900-05; U.S. Representative from Missouri 3rd District, 1905-07; defeated, 1906; banker; Clinton County Prosecuting Attorney, 1916-20. Died in Cameron, Clinton County, Mo., August 4, 1933 (age 69 years, 43 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Graceland Cemetery
    Cameron, Clinton County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Franklin Lawrence (1868-1950) — also known as Henry F. Lawrence — of Cameron, Clinton County, Mo. Born near Greensburg, Decatur County, Ind., January 31, 1868. Republican. Banker; U.S. Representative from Missouri 3rd District, 1921-23; defeated, 1922, 1924, 1928, 1930; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1924. Died January 12, 1950 (age 81 years, 346 days). Interment at Graceland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Ledgerwood (1897-1980) — of Cameron, Clinton County, Mo. Born in Nebraska, January 9, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Clinton County, 1949-52. Died May 22, 1980 (age 83 years, 134 days). Interment at Graceland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Louis Ledgerwood (1855-1918) and Clara V. Ledgerwood (1872-1949).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Lathrop Cemetery
    Lathrop, Clinton County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Gerald Cross (1898-1987) — of Lathrop, Clinton County, Mo. Born in Clinton County, Mo., January 20, 1898. Democrat. Lawyer; chair of Clinton County Democratic Party, 1939-49, 1963. Died in Lathrop, Clinton County, Mo., 1987 (age about 89 years). Interment at Lathrop Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Pross Tid Cross (1876-1969) and Nina C. (Peel) Cross (1879-1947); married, November 2, 1918, to Dorothy Nowland Heck (1900-1971).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Clinton County Courthouse Grounds
    Plattsburg, Clinton County, Missouri

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      David Rice Atchison (1807-1886) — also known as David R. Atchison — of Plattsburg, Clinton County, Mo.; Platte City, Platte County, Mo. Born in Frogtown, Fayette County, Ky., August 11, 1807. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1834, 1838; circuit judge in Missouri, 1841; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1843-48, 1849-55. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. An organizer of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad. Thought by some to have been president for one day in 1849, because President Zachary Taylor refused to be inaugurated on a Sunday. Died near Gower, Clinton County, Mo., January 26, 1886 (age 78 years, 168 days). Interment at Greenlawn Cemetery; statue at Clinton County Courthouse Grounds.
      Relatives: Son of William Atchison and Catherine (Allen) Atchison.
      Atchison counties in Kan. and Mo. are named for him.
      The city of Atchison, Kansas, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Greenlawn Cemetery
    Plattsburg, Clinton County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      David Rice Atchison (1807-1886) — also known as David R. Atchison — of Plattsburg, Clinton County, Mo.; Platte City, Platte County, Mo. Born in Frogtown, Fayette County, Ky., August 11, 1807. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1834, 1838; circuit judge in Missouri, 1841; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1843-48, 1849-55. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. An organizer of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad. Thought by some to have been president for one day in 1849, because President Zachary Taylor refused to be inaugurated on a Sunday. Died near Gower, Clinton County, Mo., January 26, 1886 (age 78 years, 168 days). Interment at Greenlawn Cemetery; statue at Clinton County Courthouse Grounds.
      Relatives: Son of William Atchison and Catherine (Allen) Atchison.
      Atchison counties in Kan. and Mo. are named for him.
      The city of Atchison, Kansas, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial


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