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Cass County
Missouri

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Cass County

Index to Locations

  • Belton Belton Cemetery
  • Garden City Garden City Cemetery
  • Harrisonville Orient Cemetery
  • Pleasant Hill Depot Park
  • Pleasant Hill Pleasant Hill Cemetery
  • Raymore Raymore Cemetery
  • Sherman Township Lost Creek Cemetery


    Belton Cemetery
    Belton, Cass County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Temple Forrest (1891-1960) — of Belton, Cass County, Mo.; Harrisonville, Cass County, Mo. Born in Forest Green, Chariton County, Mo., August 16, 1891. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; automobile dealer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1940; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Missouri 6th District, 1942; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; Cass County Sheriff, 1948. Member, Kiwanis; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Died in 1960 (age about 68 years). Interment at Belton Cemetery.
      William Allen Holloway (1897-1966) — also known as W. A. Holloway — of Harrisonville, Cass County, Mo. Born in 1897. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1944. Died in 1966 (age about 69 years). Interment at Belton Cemetery.


    Garden City Cemetery
    Garden City, Cass County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Alvin William Wilhite (1876-1964) — also known as Alvin W. Wilhite — of Garden City, Cass County, Mo. Born near Drexel, Cass County, Mo., 1876. Democrat. Merchant; banker; mayor of Garden City, Mo., 1914; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Cass County, 1921-26. Died in 1964 (age about 88 years). Interment at Garden City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mabel Brandt (1900-1994).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Orient Cemetery
    Harrisonville, Cass County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Roscoe Conkling Summers (1895-1981) — also known as Roscoe C. Summers — of Pleasant Hill, Cass County, Mo.; Harrisonville, Cass County, Mo. Born in Harrisonville, Cass County, Mo., January 16, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Cass County, 1937-42. Christian. Member, American Legion; Delta Tau Delta. Died in Los Angeles County, Calif., December 2, 1981 (age 86 years, 320 days). Interment at Orient Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Roscoe Conkling
      Relatives: Son of William Douglas Summers (1861-1928) and Margaret 'Maggie' (Caldwell) Summers; married, November 16, 1926, to Elizabeth Collier.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Depot Park
    Pleasant Hill, Cass County, Missouri

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      Hiram Miller Bledsoe (1825-1899) — also known as Hiram M. Bledsoe — of Pleasant Hill, Cass County, Mo. Born in Bourbon County, Ky., April 25, 1825. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Missouri state senate 17th District, 1893-96. Died, from pneumonia, in Pleasant Hill, Cass County, Mo., February 5, 1899 (age 73 years, 286 days). Interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery; memorial monument at Depot Park.
      Relatives: Son of Hiram Miller Bledsoe (1797-1876) and Susan T. (Hughes) Bledsoe (1802-1875); married 1868 to Mary D. Harrison.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Pleasant Hill Cemetery
    Pleasant Hill, Cass County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      James Garrard Sparks (1856-1888) — also known as James G. Sparks — Born in Bourbon County, Ky., October 26, 1856. Member of Missouri state senate 16th District, 1887-88; died in office 1888. Died in Cass County, Mo., January 12, 1888 (age 31 years, 78 days). Interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of W. B. Sparks and Fannie (Breckenridge) Sparks; married, September 16, 1879, to Amanda Mers (1853-1898).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Hiram Miller Bledsoe (1825-1899) — also known as Hiram M. Bledsoe — of Pleasant Hill, Cass County, Mo. Born in Bourbon County, Ky., April 25, 1825. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Missouri state senate 17th District, 1893-96. Died, from pneumonia, in Pleasant Hill, Cass County, Mo., February 5, 1899 (age 73 years, 286 days). Interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery; memorial monument at Depot Park.
      Relatives: Son of Hiram Miller Bledsoe (1797-1876) and Susan T. (Hughes) Bledsoe (1802-1875); married 1868 to Mary D. Harrison.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Elizabeth Buchanan (1855-1931) — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Simpson County, Ky., December 21, 1855. Democrat. School principal; assistant superintendent of schools; Independent candidate for delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention at-large, 1922. Female. Died in San Francisco, Calif., July 24, 1931 (age 75 years, 215 days). Interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Thomas Jefferson Buchanan (1831-1897) and Georgiana Margaret (Jones) Buchanan (1837-1928).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Raymore Cemetery
    Raymore, Cass County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      James Ivan Spainhower (1928-2018) — also known as Jim Spainhower — of Marshall, Saline County, Mo. Born in Stanberry, Gentry County, Mo., August 3, 1928. Democrat. Minister; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Saline County, 1963-70; Missouri state treasurer, 1973-81; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1976; candidate in primary for Governor of Missouri, 1980; president, Colleege of he Ozarks; president, Lindenwood University. Disciples of Christ. Died, in the Foxwood Springs Living Center, Raymore, Cass County, Mo., December 12, 2018 (age 90 years, 131 days). Interment at Raymore Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Stella Irene (Cox) Spainhower (1882-1947) and Elmer Enoch Spainhower (1889-1970); married, June 10, 1950, to Joanne Steanson (1927-2020).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail


    Lost Creek Cemetery
    Sherman Township, Cass County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph H. Page (1835-1896) — of Cass County, Mo. Born in Henry County, Mo., February 3, 1835. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; common pleas court judge in Missouri, 1874; candidate for Missouri state house of representatives, 1883. Died in 1896 (age about 61 years). Interment at Lost Creek Cemetery.


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