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Clay County
Missouri

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Clay County

Index to Locations

  • Gladstone White Chapel Memorial Gardens
  • Liberty Fairview Cemetery
  • Missouri City Missouri City Cemetery


    White Chapel Memorial Gardens
    Gladstone, Clay County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Elwood Lauren Thomas (1930-1995) — of Missouri. Born in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, July 24, 1930. Justice of Missouri state supreme court, 1991-95. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association. Died July 30, 1995 (age 65 years, 6 days). Interment at White Chapel Memorial Gardens.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Fairview Cemetery
    Liberty, Clay County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Jacob Le Roy Milligan (1889-1951) — also known as Jacob L. Milligan; "Tuck" — of Richmond, Ray County, Mo. Born in Richmond, Ray County, Mo., March 9, 1889. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Missouri, 1920-21, 1923-35 (3rd District 1920-21, 1923-33, at-large 1933-35); defeated, 1920; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1928; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1934. Member, Freemasons; American Legion. Died in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., March 9, 1951 (age 62 years, 0 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William M. Milligan and Mary (Rothrock) Milligan; brother of Maurice Morton Milligan (1884-1959); married, November 24, 1925, to Mary Kate Simmons.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      John Dougherty (1857-1905) — of Liberty, Clay County, Mo. Born in Iatan, Platte County, Mo., February 25, 1857. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor; Clay County Prosecuting Attorney; U.S. Representative from Missouri 3rd District, 1899-1905. Died in Liberty, Clay County, Mo., August 1, 1905 (age 48 years, 157 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Annie Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Thorton (1786-1847) — of Missouri. Born December 24, 1786. Member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1824-32, 1836; Speaker of the Missouri State House of Representatives, 1828-30. Died in Clay County, Mo., October 24, 1847 (age 60 years, 304 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father-in-law of Alexander William Doniphan; grandson-in-law of John Johns Trigg (1748-1804).
      Political family: Trigg family of Virginia.
      Francis Henshaw Trimble (1867-1936) — also known as Francis H. Trimble; Frank H. Trimble — of Liberty, Clay County, Mo. Born in Clay County, Mo., December 21, 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; Clay County Prosecuting Attorney, 1899-1902; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Clay County, 1905-06; circuit judge in Missouri 7th Circuit, 1907-12; appointed 1907; Judge, Missouri Kansas City Court of Appeals, 1913-25. Died in Liberty, Clay County, Mo., February 11, 1936 (age 68 years, 52 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, September 10, 1891, to Lulu Timms (1871-1950).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alexander William Doniphan (1808-1887) — of Liberty, Clay County, Mo.; Richmond, Ray County, Mo. Born in Maysville, Mason County, Ky., July 9, 1808. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1836, 1840, 1854; in 1838, he refused to obey an order to execute Joseph Smith and other Mormon leaders, calling it "cold-blooded murder"; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; led Doniphan's Expedition into Mexico, 1846-47; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1876. Died in Richmond, Ray County, Mo., August 8, 1887 (age 79 years, 30 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery; statue at County Courthouse Grounds, Richmond, Mo.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of John Thorton (1786-1847); married, December 21, 1837, to Elizabeth Jane Thornton (1820-1873).
      Political family: Trigg family of Virginia.
      Doniphan County, Kan. is named for him.
      The city of Doniphan, Missouri, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS Alexander W. Doniphan (built 1944 at New Orleans, Louisiana; scrapped 1964) was named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about Alexander William Doniphan: Roger D. Launius, Alexander William Doniphan: Portrait of a Missouri Moderate
      Ruth Frances Barnes (1903-1980) — also known as Ruth Barnes; Ruth Frances O'Dell — of Liberty, Clay County, Mo. Born in Ray County, Mo., September 7, 1903. Democrat. Pharmacist; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1960; vice-chair of Missouri Democratic Party, 1968-73. Female. Protestant. Died February 13, 1980 (age 76 years, 159 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Francis Marion O'Dell and Ollie Mae (Turner) O'Dell; married, November 6, 1926, to James Richard Barnes (1898-1982).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Missouri City Cemetery
    Missouri City, Clay County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      James Allcorn (1770-1851) — of Missouri. Born in 1770. Member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1820. Founder of New Franklin, Mo. Died in 1851 (age about 81 years). Interment at Missouri City Cemetery.

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