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Christian County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Christian County

Index to Locations

  • Billings Rose Hill Cemetery
  • Sparta Sparta Odd Fellows Cemetery
  • Spokane Spokane Cemetery

    Rose Hill Cemetery
    Billings, Christian County, Missouri
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      William P. Sullivan (1870-1925) — of Billings, Christian County, Mo. Born in Wisconsin, June 3, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Christian County, 1899-1900; member of Missouri state senate 19th District, 1901-04; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1908, 1916. Convicted in 1905 of accepting a bribe while serving as State Senator, and fined $100. Died suddenly, from heart failure, in Billings, Christian County, Mo., April 17, 1925 (age 54 years, 318 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Sullivan and Angenette 'Nettie' (Glidden) Sullivan; married to Alice Virginia Reid.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Sparta Odd Fellows Cemetery
    Sparta, Christian County, Missouri
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Dallas Swiers (1876-1954) — also known as J. Dal Swiers — of Sparta, Christian County, Mo.; Springfield, Greene County, Mo. Born in Freeman, Cass County, Mo., December 29, 1876. Republican. Farmer; school teacher; lumber business; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1907-08, 1913-14, 1923-24, 1945-50 (Christian County 1907-08, 1913-14, 1923-24, Greene County 1st District 1945-50). Methodist. Died in Greene County, Mo., July 24, 1954 (age 77 years, 207 days). Interment at Sparta Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph S. Swiers and Rebecca (Clark) Swiers; married, March 3, 1898, to Martha Jane 'Mattie' Adams.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Spokane Cemetery
    Spokane, Christian County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Noel Cox (1911-1985) — of Spokane, Christian County, Mo.; Ozark, Christian County, Mo. Born in Spokane, Christian County, Mo., April 5, 1911. Republican. Member of Missouri state house of representatives from Christian County, 1945-50; member of Missouri state senate 29th District; elected unopposed 1952; elected 1956; elected unopposed 1960, 1964, 1968; candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 7th District, 1958. Died October 2, 1985 (age 74 years, 180 days). Interment at Spokane Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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