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Daviess County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Daviess County

Index to Locations

  • Gallatin Brown Cemetery
  • Gallatin Hillcrest Cemetery
  • Jamesport Jamesport Masonic Cemetery

    Brown Cemetery
    Gallatin, Daviess County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
    Joshua W. Alexander Joshua Willis Alexander (1852-1936) — also known as Joshua W. Alexander — of Gallatin, Daviess County, Mo. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, January 22, 1852. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1883-87; Speaker of the Missouri State House of Representatives, 1887; mayor of Gallatin, Mo., 1891-92; circuit judge in Missouri 7th Circuit, 1901-07; U.S. Representative from Missouri 3rd District, 1907-19; resigned 1919; U.S. Secretary of Commerce, 1919-21; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention at-large, 1922-23. Presbyterian; later Christian. Member, Freemasons; Delta Kappa Epsilon. Died in Gallatin, Daviess County, Mo., February 27, 1936 (age 84 years, 36 days). Interment at Brown Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Wilson Alexander and Jane (Robinson) Alexander; married, February 3, 1876, to Roe Ann Richardson; father of George Forrest Alexander.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Missouri Official Manual 1917

    Hillcrest Cemetery
    Gallatin, Daviess County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Henry Bryant (1879-1951) — also known as Charles H. Bryant — of Gallatin, Daviess County, Mo. Born in Caldwell County, Mo., January 7, 1879. Republican. School teacher; superintendent of schools; dairy farmer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Daviess County, 1945-48. Methodist. Died in Gallatin, Daviess County, Mo., April 25, 1951 (age 72 years, 108 days). Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Harrison Henry Bryant and Mary Catherine (Ivory) Bryant; married, August 26, 1914, to Frances Clara Blackburn.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Jamesport Masonic Cemetery
    Jamesport, Daviess County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Urcil Wilford Smoot (1899-1957) — also known as Urcil W. Smoot — of Lock Springs, Daviess County, Mo. Born in Nelsonville, Marion County, Mo., November 7, 1899. Democrat. Automobile dealer; farmer; candidate for Missouri state house of representatives from Daviess County, 1942, 1944, 1948; candidate for Missouri state senate 16th District, 1950. Died May 28, 1957 (age 57 years, 202 days). Interment at Jamesport Masonic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Sobeska Taylor Smoot and Lillian Mae (Samuel) Smoot; married to Ruth Elizabeth Williams.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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