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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Jackson County

Index to Locations

  • Blue Springs Blue Springs Cemetery
  • Independence Independence Square
  • Independence Mt. Washington Cemetery
  • Independence Truman Presidential Library and Museum
  • Independence Woodlawn Cemetery
  • Kansas City Calvary Cemetery
  • Kansas City Elmwood Cemetery
  • Kansas City Forest Hill Cemetery
  • Kansas City Mt. Moriah Cemetery
  • Kansas City Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery
  • Kansas City Sheffield Cemetery
  • Kansas City Union Cemetery
  • Kansas City Westport Cemetery
  • Lee's Summit Lee's Summit Cemetery
  • Oak Grove Oak Grove Cemetery
  • Raytown Brooking Cemetery
  • Raytown Mt. Olivet Cemetery


    Blue Springs Cemetery
    Blue Springs, Jackson County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Jasper Bell (1885-1978) — also known as C. Jasper Bell — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo.; Blue Springs, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Lake City, Hinsdale County, Colo., January 16, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; circuit judge in Missouri 16th Circuit, 1931-34; U.S. Representative from Missouri 4th District, 1935-49. Disciples of Christ. Member, Phi Alpha Delta; Freemasons; Optimist Club. Died in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., January 21, 1978 (age 93 years, 5 days). Interment at Blue Springs Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thaddeus P. Bell and America Virginia (Palmer) Bell; married, June 15, 1915, to Grace G. Smith.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George G. Garrett (1902-1980) — also known as "Chief" — of Blue Springs, Jackson County, Mo. Born in 1902. Republican. Mayor of Blue Springs, Mo., 1950-51, 1955-56, 1960-62. Died in 1980 (age about 78 years). Interment at Blue Springs Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Vada Shepherd (1905-1994).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ervine Dale Baumgardner (1929-2004) — also known as Dale Baumgardner — of Blue Springs, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Grain Valley, Jackson County, Mo., July 26, 1929. Mayor of Blue Springs, Mo., 1970-78; Jackson County Executive, 1979-82. Died in Ozark, Christian County, Mo., December 10, 2004 (age 75 years, 137 days). Interment at Blue Springs Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Byri Baumgardner (1890-1970) and Ona (Stephenson) Baumgardner (1894-1979); married, April 23, 1950, to Rose Marie Schoonover.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Independence Square
    Independence, Jackson County, Missouri

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) — also known as "Give 'Em Hell Harry" — of Independence, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Lamar, Barton County, Mo., May 8, 1884. Democrat. Major in the U.S. Army during World War I; county judge in Missouri, 1922-24, 1926-34; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1935-45; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1940, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1952, 1960; Vice President of the United States, 1945; President of the United States, 1945-53; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1952. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; American Legion; Eagles; Elks; Lambda Chi Alpha; Phi Alpha Delta. Two members of a Puerto Rican nationalist group, Griselio Torresola and Oscar Collazo, tried to shoot their way into Blair House, temporary residence of the President, as part of an attempted assassination, November 1, 1950. Torresola and a guard, Leslie Coffelt, were killed. Collazo, wounded, was arrested, tried, and convicted of murder. Died at Research Hospital and Medical Center, Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., December 26, 1972 (age 88 years, 232 days). Interment at Truman Presidential Library and Museum; statue at Independence Square.
      Relatives: Son of John Anderson Truman (1851-1914) and Martha Ellen (Young) Truman (1852-1947); married, June 28, 1919, to Elizabeth Virginia "Bess" Wallace; grandnephew of James Chiles (1802-1883).
      Cross-reference: Andrew J. May — Milton Lipson — Samuel I. Rosenman — Stephen J. Spingarn — James M. Curley — George E. Allen — George E. Allen — Jonathan Daniels
      Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri, is named for him.
      Other politicians named for him: H. Truman ChafinHarry Truman Moore
      Personal motto: "The Buck Stops Here."
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books by Harry S. Truman: The Autobiography of Harry S. Truman
      Books about Harry S. Truman: David McCullough, Truman — Alonzo L. Hamby, Man of the People : A Life of Harry S. Truman — Sean J. Savage, Truman and the Democratic Party — Ken Hechler, Working With Truman : A Personal Memoir of the White House Years — Alan Axelrod, When the Buck Stops With You: Harry S. Truman on Leadership — Ralph Keyes, The Wit and Wisdom of Harry S. Truman — William Lee Miller, Two Americans: Truman, Eisenhower, and a Dangerous World — Matthew Algeo, Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip — David Pietrusza, 1948: Harry Truman's Improbable Victory and the Year that Transformed America


    Mt. Washington Cemetery
    614 South Brookside Avenue
    Independence, Jackson County, Missouri
    Founded 1900
    See also Findagrave page for this location.

    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Thompson Van Horn (1824-1916) — also known as Robert T. Van Horn — of Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio; Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in East Mahoning, Indiana County, Pa., May 19, 1824. Lawyer; postmaster at Kansas City, Mo., 1857-61; newspaper editor; mayor of Kansas City, Mo., 1861-62, 1863-65; member of Missouri state senate, 1862-64; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1864, 1868, 1872, 1876, 1880, 1884; U.S. Representative from Missouri, 1865-71, 1881-83, 1896-97 (6th District 1865-71, 8th District 1881-83, 5th District 1896-97); defeated (Republican), 1894, 1902; member of Republican National Committee from Missouri, 1872-74, 1884; Missouri Republican state chair, 1874-76; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 6th Missouri District, 1879. Died in Evanston Station (now part of Independence), Jackson County, Mo., January 3, 1916 (age 91 years, 229 days). Interment at Mt. Washington Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Alexander Reed (1861-1944) — also known as James A. Reed — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born near Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio, November 9, 1861. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Kansas City, Mo., 1900-04; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1908, 1912 (speaker), 1916; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1911-29; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1928, 1932. Died in Fairview, Oscoda County, Mich., September 8, 1944 (age 82 years, 304 days). Interment at Mt. Washington Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John A. Reed and Nancy Reed; married, August 1, 1887, to Lura M. Olmsted (1862-1932); married, December 13, 1933, to Nell Q. Donnelly (1889-1991).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Lee Peak (1839-1910) — also known as John L. Peak — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Scott County, Ky., April 5, 1839. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Minister to Switzerland, 1895-97. Died in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., September 24, 1910 (age 71 years, 172 days). Interment at Mt. Washington Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1862 to Mattie H. Daviess (1844-1910).
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Maxwell Blake (1877-1959) — of Oklahoma. Born in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., November 15, 1877. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Consul in Funchal, 1906-07; Dunfermline, 1907-10; U.S. Consul General in Bogotá, 1910; Tangier, 1910-21, 1925-41; Melbourne, 1924-25; U.S. Diplomatic Agent to Morocco, 1917-21, 1925-41. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Loyal Legion. Died January 22, 1959 (age 81 years, 68 days). Interment at Mt. Washington Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Thorn Blake and Annie (Maxwell) Blake; married 1906 to Ruth Maxwell.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Finis Philips (1834-1919) — also known as John F. Philips — of Georgetown, Pettis County, Mo.; Sedalia, Pettis County, Mo.; Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Thralls Prairie, Boone County, Mo., December 31, 1834. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention, 1861; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1868; mayor of Sedalia, Mo., 1870; U.S. Representative from Missouri 7th District, 1875-77, 1880-81; defeated, 1880 (7th District), 1886 (5th District); Judge, Missouri Court of Appeals, 1885-88; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Missouri, 1888-1910. Died in Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark., March 13, 1919 (age 84 years, 72 days). Interment at Mt. Washington Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John G. Philips.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Allen Coy (1835-1912) — also known as William A. Coy — of Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan. Born in Portage County, Ohio, November 30, 1835. Republican. Mayor of Kansas City, Kan., 1889-91. Died, of heart disease and nephritis, in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., March 27, 1912 (age 76 years, 118 days). Interment at Mt. Washington Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Allen Coy and Sarah Coy.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Manvel Humfrey Davis (1891-1959) — also known as Manvel H. Davis; "Cap" — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Greensburg, Kiowa County, Kan., April 7, 1891. Republican. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Jackson County 10th District, 1925-28; member of Missouri state senate 7th District, 1929-32; candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri at-large, 1932; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, 1936; candidate for U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1940; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1952 (Honorary Vice-President; member, Credentials Committee); candidate for Presidential Elector for Missouri, 1956. Died in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., February 10, 1959 (age 67 years, 309 days). Interment at Mt. Washington Cemetery.
      See also Wikipedia article
      Joseph Wayne Mercer (1845-1906) — of Independence, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Platte County, Mo., February 25, 1845. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Missouri state treasurer, 1875-77; mayor of Independence, Mo., 1891. Wounded during the Civil War, and lost his right arm. Died in Independence, Jackson County, Mo., March 13, 1906 (age 61 years, 16 days). Interment at Mt. Washington Cemetery.
      Cornell Crysler (1829-1900) — of Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y.; Independence, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., September 27, 1829. Republican. Lawyer; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; postmaster at Independence, Mo., 1873-85; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1884; mayor of Independence, Mo., 1890. Died in Independence, Jackson County, Mo., June 2, 1900 (age 70 years, 248 days). Interment at Mt. Washington Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Philip Crysler; married 1852 to Nancy W. Dunlap (1830-1912).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Barnes Hereford (1863-1935) — also known as J. B. Hereford — of Odessa, Lafayette County, Mo. Born in Mt. Hope, Lafayette County, Mo., February 18, 1863. Democrat. Dry goods merchant; member of Missouri state senate 17th District, 1925-28. Died in Odessa, Lafayette County, Mo., November 29, 1935 (age 72 years, 284 days). Interment at Mt. Washington Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1902 to Elizabeth McDonald (1878-1910); married, February 16, 1915, to Bertha McGlathery (1880-1955).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      LeGrand Alexander Copley (1844-1926) — also known as LeGrand A. Copley — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Harrisonville, Cass County, Mo., September 29, 1844. Real estate agent; Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 5th District, 1904, 1908. Died in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., December 29, 1926 (age 82 years, 91 days). Interment at Mt. Washington Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Almon G. Copley (1818-1853) and Lydia Ann (Anderson) Copley (1819-1886); brother of William C. Copley (1847-1936); married to Ellen Amelia 'Nellie' James (1852-1953).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Emile Stanislas Brus (1847-1919) — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Mazamet, France, December 13, 1847. Consular Agent for France in Kansas City, Mo.-Kan., 1900-07. French ancestry. Died, from hypostatic pneumonia, in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., February 27, 1919 (age 71 years, 76 days). Interment at Mt. Washington Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Nathan Scarritt (1902-1969) — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Independence, Jackson County, Mo., December 8, 1902. U.S. Vice Consul in Montevideo, 1927-29. Died June 23, 1969 (age 66 years, 197 days). Interment at Mt. Washington Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alfred J. Lane (1932-2009) — also known as Al Lane — of Mission Hills, Johnson County, Kan. Born in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, July 7, 1932. Airplane pilot; member of Kansas state house of representatives 25th District, 1989-2003. Died, in St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., October 3, 2009 (age 77 years, 88 days). Interment at Mt. Washington Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Daniel Lane and Mary Ann (Nardone) Lane; married to Peggy Wright.
    Other politicians who have monuments here:
      Charles Locke Madison (1915-1998) — also known as Charles L. Madison — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo.; Salem, Marion County, Ore. Born in Independence, Jackson County, Mo., August 28, 1915. Republican. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Jackson County 10th District, 1941-42; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; member of Missouri state senate 10th District, 1947-55; resigned 1955. Christian. Member, Beta Theta Pi; Phi Delta Phi. Died in Keizer, Marion County, Ore., January 18, 1998 (age 82 years, 143 days). Interment at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Ore.; cenotaph at Mt. Washington Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Truman Presidential Library and Museum
    Independence, Jackson County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) — also known as "Give 'Em Hell Harry" — of Independence, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Lamar, Barton County, Mo., May 8, 1884. Democrat. Major in the U.S. Army during World War I; county judge in Missouri, 1922-24, 1926-34; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1935-45; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1940, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1952, 1960; Vice President of the United States, 1945; President of the United States, 1945-53; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1952. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; American Legion; Eagles; Elks; Lambda Chi Alpha; Phi Alpha Delta. Two members of a Puerto Rican nationalist group, Griselio Torresola and Oscar Collazo, tried to shoot their way into Blair House, temporary residence of the President, as part of an attempted assassination, November 1, 1950. Torresola and a guard, Leslie Coffelt, were killed. Collazo, wounded, was arrested, tried, and convicted of murder. Died at Research Hospital and Medical Center, Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., December 26, 1972 (age 88 years, 232 days). Interment at Truman Presidential Library and Museum; statue at Independence Square.
      Relatives: Son of John Anderson Truman (1851-1914) and Martha Ellen (Young) Truman (1852-1947); married, June 28, 1919, to Elizabeth Virginia "Bess" Wallace; grandnephew of James Chiles (1802-1883).
      Cross-reference: Andrew J. May — Milton Lipson — Samuel I. Rosenman — Stephen J. Spingarn — James M. Curley — George E. Allen — George E. Allen — Jonathan Daniels
      Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri, is named for him.
      Other politicians named for him: H. Truman ChafinHarry Truman Moore
      Personal motto: "The Buck Stops Here."
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books by Harry S. Truman: The Autobiography of Harry S. Truman
      Books about Harry S. Truman: David McCullough, Truman — Alonzo L. Hamby, Man of the People : A Life of Harry S. Truman — Sean J. Savage, Truman and the Democratic Party — Ken Hechler, Working With Truman : A Personal Memoir of the White House Years — Alan Axelrod, When the Buck Stops With You: Harry S. Truman on Leadership — Ralph Keyes, The Wit and Wisdom of Harry S. Truman — William Lee Miller, Two Americans: Truman, Eisenhower, and a Dangerous World — Matthew Algeo, Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip — David Pietrusza, 1948: Harry Truman's Improbable Victory and the Year that Transformed America


    Woodlawn Cemetery
    Independence, Jackson County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      William Joseph Randall (1909-2000) — also known as William J. Randall; Bill Randall — of Independence, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Independence, Jackson County, Mo., July 16, 1909. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; county judge in Missouri, 1946-59; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1956; U.S. Representative from Missouri 4th District, 1959-77. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Optimist Club; Elks; Eagles; Moose; Phi Kappa Psi. Died, at Independence Regional Health Center, Independence, Jackson County, Mo., July 7, 2000 (age 90 years, 357 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William R. Randall and Lillie (Bridges) Randall; married, June 17, 1939, to Margaret F. Layden.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Roger T. Sermon (1890-1950) — of Independence, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Independence, Jackson County, Mo., November 2, 1890. Democrat. Mayor of Independence, Mo., 1924-45; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1940, 1948; candidate in primary for Governor of Missouri, 1944. Died in Independence, Jackson County, Mo., January 23, 1950 (age 59 years, 82 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Adelle B. (Todd) Sermon (1861-1922) and George T. Sermon (1862-1920).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel Locke Sawyer (1813-1890) — also known as Samuel L. Sawyer — of Independence, Jackson County, Mo. Born in New Hampshire, November 27, 1813. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Missouri 8th District, 1879-81. Died March 29, 1890 (age 76 years, 122 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Samuel Hughes Woodson (1815-1881) — also known as Samuel H. Woodson — of Independence, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Jessamine County, Ky., 1815. Lawyer; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 25th District, 1845-46; U.S. Representative from Missouri 5th District, 1857-61; circuit judge in Missouri, 1870. Died in 1881 (age about 66 years). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Hughes Woodson and Anna (Randolph) Woodson; brother of Tucker Woodson and David Meade Woodson; married 1839 to Margaret J. Ashby (died 1912); uncle of John McDowell Woodson; first cousin once removed of Silas Woodson (1819-1896).
      Political family: Woodson family of Jessamine County, Kentucky.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John T. Crisp (1838-1903) — of Independence, Jackson County, Mo. Born near Lone Jack, Jackson County, Mo., April 3, 1838. Democrat. Colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri, 1878 (Democratic, 8th District), 1880 (Democratic, 8th District), 1882 (Independent Democratic, 5th District); member of Missouri state house of representatives from Jackson County 1st District, 1895-98, 1903; died in office 1903. Sponsor of "Jim Crow" bill to require racial segregation on railroads. Died, from heart disease, in Independence, Jackson County, Mo., April 21, 1903 (age 65 years, 18 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Greenville Crisp (1813-1865) and Elizabeth 'Betsy' (Cockrell) Crisp; married, December 18, 1866, to Annie Parker; grandnephew of Moses Cockrell; great-grandson of Simon Cockrell; first cousin once removed of Elisha Logan Cockrell, Harrison Cockrill, Jeremiah Vardaman Cockrell and Francis Marion Cockrell; second cousin of Ewing Cockrell; second cousin once removed of Egbert Railey Cockrell and James Harris Baldwin (1876-1944); third cousin once removed of Hiram Phillips.
      Political family: Cockrell-South family of Kentucky.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles W. Brady (1865-1924) — of Independence, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Independence, Jackson County, Mo., July 22, 1865. Democrat. Postmaster at Independence, Mo., 1894-98, 1913-22. Died in Independence, Jackson County, Mo., July 2, 1924 (age 58 years, 346 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Brady and Hester (Farrell) Brady; married, October 10, 1895, to Nellie E. O'Dowd (1878-1946).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edgar G. Hinde (1890-1974) — of Independence, Jackson County, Mo. Born October 18, 1890. Democrat. Postmaster at Independence, Mo., 1935-60 (acting, 1935). Died December 28, 1974 (age 84 years, 71 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Anna Winn Ford (1891-1980); father of Edgar G. Hinde, Jr. (1920-2010).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Chiles (1802-1883) — of Missouri. Born in Clark County, Ky., August 14, 1802. Member of Missouri state senate, 1850. Died in Grayson (unknown county), Tex., March 23, 1883 (age 80 years, 221 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Granduncle of Harry S. Truman (1884-1972).
      Floyd L. Snyder, Sr. (1901-1983) — of Independence, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Stonington, Baca County, Colo., February 27, 1901. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; abstract and title business; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Jackson County 11th District, 1947-59; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1960. Presbyterian. Member, Forty and Eight; Disabled American Veterans; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died in 1983 (age about 82 years). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, June 8, 1934, to Sybil D. Burrus (1906-1977).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Taylor Hughes (1817-1862) — of Missouri. Born in Woodford County, Ky., July 25, 1817. Member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1854; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. While leading his troops, was killed in battle at Independence, Jackson County, Mo., August 11, 1862 (age 45 years, 17 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.


    Calvary Cemetery
    Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Bernard Shannon (1867-1943) — also known as Joseph B. Shannon — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., March 17, 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1908, 1912 (member, Credentials Committee), 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1940; Missouri Democratic state chair, 1910; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 7th District, 1922-23; U.S. Representative from Missouri, 1931-43 (5th District 1931-33, at-large 1933-35, 5th District 1935-43). Died March 28, 1943 (age 76 years, 11 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Charles Evans Whittaker (1901-1973) — Born in Troy, Doniphan County, Kan., February 22, 1901. Judge of U.S. District Court, 1954-56; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, 1956-57; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1957-62. Methodist. Member, Tau Kappa Epsilon. Died November 26, 1973 (age 72 years, 277 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      See also NNDB dossier
      Books about Charles Evans Whittaker: Richard Lawrence Miller, Whittaker : Struggles of a Supreme Court Justice — Craig Alan Smith, Failing Justice: Charles Evans Whittaker On The Supreme Court
      James Patrick Aylward (1885-1982) — also known as James P. Aylward — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Peoria, Peoria County, Ill., September 10, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; chair of Jackson County Democratic Party, 1918-36; Missouri Democratic state chair, 1934-40; member of Democratic National Committee from Missouri, 1934-44; Vice-Chair of Democratic National Committee, 1939. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Phi Alpha Delta. Died in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., July 22, 1982 (age 96 years, 315 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Clara E. Stanley (1888-1951); father of James Patrick Aylward, Jr. (1918-2011).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Patrick Aylward, Jr. (1918-2011) — also known as James P. Aylward, Jr.; Jim Aylward — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born June 20, 1918. Democrat. Major in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1956, 1960, 1968; Jackson County Tax Collector, 1971-74; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, 1972. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died, in Grace Hospice, Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., April 17, 2011 (age 92 years, 301 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Patrick Aylward (1885-1982) and Clara (Stanley) Aylward (1888-1951); married to Betty Bourk (1919-1993).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Elmwood Cemetery
    Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      James Cowgill (1848-1922) — also known as Jim Cowgill — of Caldwell County, Mo.; Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Henry County, Ind., April 2, 1848. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; farmer; stockman; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Caldwell County, 1891-92; Missouri railroad and warehouse commissioner, 1893-97; Missouri state treasurer, 1909-13; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1916; Missouri Democratic state chair, 1916; mayor of Kansas City, Mo., 1918-22; died in office 1922. Died suddenly, from a cerebral hemorrhage, in his office at City Hall, Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., January 20, 1922 (age 73 years, 293 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William M. Cowgill and Roda Cowgill; married, September 22, 1867, to Ella Myers.
      See also Wikipedia article
      Henry Christian Kumpf (1830-1904) — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Germany, 1830. Republican. Mayor of Kansas City, Mo., 1886-89. German ancestry. Died in 1904 (age about 74 years). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Turner Anderson Gill (1841-1920) — also known as Turner A. Gill — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in 1841. Mayor of Kansas City, Mo., 1875-77; circuit judge in Missouri 24th Circuit, 1887. Died in 1920 (age about 79 years). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Webster Davis (1862-1923) — also known as Web Davis — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Ebensburg, Cambria County, Pa., June 1, 1862. Republican. Shoemaker; lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 5th District, 1892; mayor of Kansas City, Mo., 1894-96. Died February 22, 1923 (age 60 years, 266 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
    William Warner William Warner (1840-1916) — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Shullsburg, Lafayette County, Wis., June 11, 1840. Republican. Major in the Union Army during the Civil War; mayor of Kansas City, Mo., 1871-72; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, 1882-85, 1898-1905; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1884, 1888, 1896 (speaker), 1908; U.S. Representative from Missouri 5th District, 1885-89; candidate for Governor of Missouri, 1892; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1905-11. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., October 4, 1916 (age 76 years, 115 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Missouri
      George H. Edwards (1860-1941) — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in 1860. Mayor of Kansas City, Mo., 1916-18. Died in 1941 (age about 81 years). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Elijah Milton McGee (1819-1873) — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in 1819. Mayor of Kansas City, Mo., 1870-71. Died in 1873 (age about 54 years). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Thomas Brockway Bullene (1828-1894) — also known as Thomas B. Bullene — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Oswego, Oswego County, N.Y., August 10, 1828. Republican. Merchant; mayor of Kansas City, Mo., 1882-83; candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 5th District, 1888. Died December 4, 1894 (age 66 years, 116 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Edward Herrick Allen (1830-1895) — also known as Edward H. Allen — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in 1830. Mayor of Kansas City, Mo., 1867-68. Died in 1895 (age about 65 years). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Edward Lowe Martin (1842-1912) — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in 1842. Mayor of Kansas City, Mo., 1873-74. Died in 1912 (age about 70 years). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      William Patterson Borland (1867-1919) — also known as William P. Borland — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kan., October 14, 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; law professor; U.S. Representative from Missouri 5th District, 1909-19; died in office 1919. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died, of bronchial pneumonia, in U.S. Army Field Hospital No. 31, near Coblenz (Koblenz), Germany, February 20, 1919 (age 51 years, 129 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Patterson Borland and Elizabeth (Hassan) Borland; married, April 27, 1904, to Ona Winants.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Abram Comingo (1820-1889) — of Independence, Jackson County, Mo. Born near Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Ky., January 9, 1820. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Missouri, 1871-75 (6th District 1871-73, 8th District 1873-75). Died in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., November 10, 1889 (age 69 years, 305 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James Johnson Lindley (1822-1891) — also known as James J. Lindley — of Monticello, Lewis County, Mo. Born in Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio, January 1, 1822. U.S. Representative from Missouri 3rd District, 1853-57; state court judge in Missouri, 1871. Died in Nevada, Vernon County, Mo., April 18, 1891 (age 69 years, 107 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Hackney (1861-1946) — of Carthage, Jasper County, Mo. Born near Campbellsville, Giles County, Tenn., December 11, 1861. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Jasper County Eastern District, 1901-02; U.S. Representative from Missouri 15th District, 1907-09; defeated, 1908; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1912. Died in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., December 24, 1946 (age 85 years, 13 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edward Jones Hackney (1829-1875) and Francis Josephine (Langham) Hackney; brother of Benjamin Franklin Hackney (1849-1950); married, May 8, 1888, to Adelaide K. 'Addie' Newell; third cousin twice removed of James Lester Griffin.
      Political family: Hackney family.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Reginald Robert Brewster (1876-1946) — also known as Reginald R. Brewster — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in White Cloud, Doniphan County, Kan., October 23, 1876. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1922; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1924; trustee, Mercy Hospital. Died in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., June 3, 1946 (age 69 years, 223 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Arthur Seeley Brewster (1841-1905) and Anna (Byard) Brewster (1841-1922); married, December 29, 1898, to Grace A. Sloane (1878-1967).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John William Reid (1821-1881) — of Missouri. Born in Virginia, 1821. Democrat. Member of Missouri state legislature, 1860; U.S. Representative from Missouri 5th District, 1861. Died in 1881 (age about 60 years). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Edwin R. Heath (1839-1932) — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Janesville, Rock County, Wis., July 12, 1839. Physician; explorer; Honorary Consul for Bolivia in Kansas City, Mo.-Kan., 1895-1932; Honorary Consul for Guatemala in Kansas City, Mo.-Kan., 1896-1921; Consul-General for Central America in Kansas City, Mo.-Kan., 1897-98; Consul-General for Honduras in Kansas City, Mo.-Kan., 1898-1907; Consul-General for Nicaragua in Kansas City, Mo.-Kan., 1899-1925. Died in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., October 27, 1932 (age 93 years, 107 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Helen Marion MacGregor.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Ward Henry (1825-1902) — also known as John W. Henry — of Cooper County, Mo. Born in Cynthiana, Harrison County, Ky., January 27, 1825. Missouri superintendent of schools, 1854. Died in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., December 5, 1902 (age 77 years, 312 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jesse Henry (1795-1852); married to Maria Ridley Williams (1832-1901).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Hiram Smith Thompson (1855-1901) — also known as Hiram S. Thompson — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., October 24, 1855. Dentist; Vice-Consul for Mexico in Kansas City, Mo.-Kan., 1893-1901. Died in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., April 26, 1901 (age 45 years, 184 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Hiram L. Thompson (1822-1856) and Martha Elizabeth (Smith) Thompson (1829-1904); married, December 17, 1879, to Emma A. Smith (1849-1934).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Abraham Workman Allen (1846-1909) — also known as A. W. Allen — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Belmont County, Ohio, December 3, 1846. Democrat. Member of Missouri state house of representatives from Jackson County 6th District, 1909; died in office 1909. Died, in Bonaventure Hotel, Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., February 16, 1909 (age 62 years, 75 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Allen (1807-1874) and Jane (Workman) Allen (1813-1861); married, November 24, 1870, to Martha Ella Campbell (1852-1919); father of James B. Allen (1875-1919).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James B. Allen (1875-1919) — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., January 13, 1875. Democrat. Insurance business; candidate for Missouri state house of representatives from Jackson County 6th District, 1909. Died, from bronchial pneumonia due to influenza, in Bonaventure Hotel, Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., February 15, 1919 (age 44 years, 33 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Abraham Workman Allen (1846-1909) and Martha (Campbell) Allen.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Forest Hill Cemetery
    Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Harold Roe Bennett Sturdevant Bartle (1901-1974) — also known as H. Roe Bartle; "Chief" — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in 1901. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; mayor of Kansas City, Mo., 1955-63. Executive with the Boy Scouts of America. Died in 1974 (age about 73 years). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Albert Isaac Beach (1883-1939) — also known as Albert I. Beach — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Olathe, Johnson County, Kan., July 30, 1883. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Kansas City, Mo., 1924-30; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1928. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Beta Theta Pi; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Lions. Died, from coronary thrombosis, in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., January 21, 1939 (age 55 years, 175 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Henry Beach and Eva F. (Hull) Beach; married, December 21, 1907, to Marjorie Marshall.
      See also Wikipedia article
      Thomas Theodore Crittenden, Jr. (1863-1938) — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born near Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill., December 23, 1863. Jackson County Clerk, 1894-1900; mayor of Kansas City, Mo., 1908-10. Died, of bronchopneumonia, in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., July 31, 1938 (age 74 years, 220 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Theodore Crittenden and Caroline Wheeler 'Carrie' (Jackson) Crittenden (1839-1914); grandnephew of John Jordan Crittenden, Thomas Turpin Crittenden and Robert Crittenden; great-grandson of John Crittenden; first cousin once removed of Alexander Parker Crittenden (1816-1870) and Thomas Leonidas Crittenden; first cousin four times removed of Thomas Jefferson; second cousin thrice removed of Dabney Carr; third cousin twice removed of Francis Wayles Eppes, Dabney Smith Carr, Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Meriwether Lewis Randolph and George Wythe Randolph; fourth cousin once removed of Thomas Jefferson Coolidge and Frederick Madison Roberts.
      Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
    Thomas T. Crittenden Thomas Theodore Crittenden (1832-1909) — also known as Thomas T. Crittenden; Tom Crittenden — of Warrensburg, Johnson County, Mo. Born near Shelbyville, Shelby County, Ky., January 1, 1832. Democrat. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; Missouri state attorney general, 1864-65; U.S. Representative from Missouri 7th District, 1873-75, 1877-79; Governor of Missouri, 1881-85; U.S. Consul General in Mexico City, as of 1893-97. Died in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., May 29, 1909 (age 77 years, 148 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Crittenden (1792-1834) and Anna Maria (Allen) Crittenden (1802-1877); married to Caroline Wheeler 'Carrie' Jackson (1839-1914); father of Thomas Theodore Crittenden, Jr.; nephew of John Jordan Crittenden, Thomas Turpin Crittenden and Robert Crittenden; grandson of John Crittenden; first cousin of Alexander Parker Crittenden (1816-1870) and Thomas Leonidas Crittenden; first cousin thrice removed of Thomas Jefferson; second cousin twice removed of Dabney Carr; third cousin once removed of Francis Wayles Eppes, Dabney Smith Carr, Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Meriwether Lewis Randolph and George Wythe Randolph; fourth cousin of Thomas Jefferson Coolidge and Frederick Madison Roberts; fourth cousin once removed of John Gardner Coolidge.
      Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: State Historical Society of Missouri
      Waldo Porter Johnson (1817-1885) — also known as Waldo P. Johnson — of Missouri. Born in Bridgeport, Harrison County, Va. (now W.Va.), September 16, 1817. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1847; state court judge in Missouri, 1851; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1861-62; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Senator from Missouri in the Confederate Congress, 1863-65; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 15th District, 1875. Expelled from the U.S. Senate on January 10, 1862 over his support for secession. Died in Osceola, St. Clair County, Mo., August 14, 1885 (age 67 years, 332 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Nephew of Joseph Johnson (1785-1877).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Mason Summers Peters (1844-1914) — also known as Mason S. Peters — of Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kan. Born near Kearney, Clay County, Mo., September 3, 1844. U.S. Representative from Kansas 2nd District, 1897-99. Died February 14, 1914 (age 69 years, 164 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Walter Halben Butler (1852-1931) — also known as Walter H. Butler — of Iowa. Born in Springboro, Crawford County, Pa., February 13, 1852. Democrat. Banker; U.S. Representative from Iowa 4th District, 1891-93. Died, from myocarditis and heart dilatation, in Roosevelt Hotel, Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., April 24, 1931 (age 79 years, 70 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Hiram Butler and Mary (Temple) Butler.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      W. Wallace Greene (1871-1923) — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born near Raytown, Jackson County, Mo., October 13, 1871. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Missouri state senate 7th District, 1909-20. Shot and killed by Ross Richardson, in the basement garage of his home, in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., June 30, 1923 (age 51 years, 260 days). Richardson was convicted of murder and sentenced to 99 years in prison. Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thaddeus Greene and Eliza Greene; married, July 22, 1903, to Edna L. Coleman.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Frank Lee Wilkinson (1888-1958) — also known as Frank L. Wilkinson — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., August 30, 1888. Democrat. Lawyer; law professor; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Jackson County 2nd District, 1915-20; defeated, 1942; real estate business; member of Missouri state senate, 1945-48, 1953-56 (7th District 1945-48, 11th District 1953-56). Christian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Sons of the Revolution. Died in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., December 3, 1958 (age 70 years, 95 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Francis Lee Wilkinson and Myrtle (Fuqua) Wilkinson; married 1916 to Frances Shryock.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Bernard Lipscomb Glover (1888-1985) — also known as Bernard L. Glover — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Jackson County, Mo., April 23, 1888. Democrat. Lawyer; law partner of Clyde M. Reed; farmer; member of Missouri state senate 7th District, 1941-44. Died in August, 1985 (age 97 years, 0 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, November 15, 1919, to Adelaide M. O'Dowd (1890-1972).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Dorr Howard Carroll (1874-1956) — also known as Dorr H. Carroll — of Minot, Ward County, N.Dak.; Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Village Creek, Allamakee County, Iowa, November 25, 1874. Republican. Newspaper publisher; farmer; lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Jackson County 8th District, 1945-48, 1953-54. Baptist. Died in Jackson County, Mo., October 7, 1956 (age 81 years, 317 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Leigh Carroll (1851-1927) and Ellen Eva 'Nellie' (Howard) Carroll (1853-1938); married, April 19, 1897, to Gertrude Barbara Hefner (1876-1959).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Vivian Eric Phillips (1889-1967) — also known as V. E. Phillips — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born October 25, 1889. Democrat. Member of Missouri state house of representatives from Jackson County 8th District, 1935-40; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention at-large, 1943-44. Died November 24, 1967 (age 78 years, 30 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert S. Phillips (1844-1917) and Ruth E. (Gaither) Phillips (1860-1929); married to Stella Mae Lindley (1890-1960).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Sidney Catlin Partridge (1857-1930) — also known as S. C. Partridge — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., September 1, 1857. Republican. Episcopal Bishop of Kyoto, Japan, 1900-11; Bishop of the Diocese of West Missouri, 1911-30; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1928. Episcopalian. Member, Skull and Bones. Died in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., June 22, 1930 (age 72 years, 294 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Sidney Partridge (1832-1875) and Helen Derby (Catlin) Partridge (1834-1906); married 1901 to Agnes Laura Louisa Simpson.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mt. Moriah Cemetery
    Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Lee Jost (1873-1950) — also known as Henry L. Jost — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 6, 1873. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Kansas City, Mo., 1912-16; U.S. Representative from Missouri 5th District, 1923-25. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Ancient Order of United Workmen. Died July 13, 1950 (age 76 years, 219 days). Interment at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Simeon Jost and Lena (Bahr) Jost; married 1911 to Alice Hanks.
      Cross-reference: Roger C. Slaughter
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Theodore Leonard Irving (1898-1962) — also known as Leonard Irving — of Independence, Jackson County, Mo. Born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., March 24, 1898. Democrat. Railroad work; theater manager; hotel manager; construction worker; president and business agent, Local 264, Construction and General Laborers Union; U.S. Representative from Missouri 4th District, 1949-53; defeated, 1952. Congregationalist. Member, Eagles. Died in Washington, D.C., March 8, 1962 (age 63 years, 349 days). Interment at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1918 to Effie A. Bjornstad.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Lewis Eddy Merrill (1883-1960) — also known as L. E. Merrill — of Brunswick, Chariton County, Mo. Born in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, December 5, 1883. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Chariton County, 1947-50. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Order of the Eastern Star. Died in Brunswick, Chariton County, Mo., May 9, 1960 (age 76 years, 156 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Eddy Gildersleeve Merrill (1853-1933) and Eleanora 'Ella' (Smith) Merrill (1853-1941); married, December 9, 1908, to Miss John Early Rucker (1885-1977).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery
    Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      John Charles Tarsney (1845-1920) — also known as John C. Tarsney — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Medina, Lenawee County, Mich., November 7, 1845. Democrat. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1888; U.S. Representative from Missouri 5th District, 1889-96; justice of Oklahoma territorial supreme court, 1896-99. Died in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., September 4, 1920 (age 74 years, 302 days). Interment at Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Mary E. Tarsney (who married Thomas Addis Emmet Weadock), Anna Elizabeth Tarsney (who married George William Weadock) and Timothy Edward Tarsney; uncle of George Leo Weadock (1881-1932); granduncle of George William Weadock II.
      Political family: Weadock-Tarsney family of Saginaw, Michigan.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Lewis MacDonald (1838-1903) — also known as John L. MacDonald — of Shakopee, Scott County, Minn.; St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn.; Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, February 22, 1838. Lawyer; probate judge in Minnesota, 1860-61; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 18, 1869-70; member of Minnesota state senate, 1871, 1873-76 (18th District 1871, 21st District 1873-76); candidate for Minnesota state attorney general, 1872 (Democratic), 1892 (People's); district judge in Minnesota, 1877-87; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 3rd District, 1887-89; defeated, 1888. Died from injuries received in a streetcar accident in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., July 13, 1903 (age 65 years, 141 days). Interment at Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
      Edgar John Keating (1889-1981) — also known as Edgar J. Keating — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 28, 1889. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Jackson County 6th District, 1931-40, 1943-44; member of Missouri state senate, 1945-72 (5th District 1945-48, 9th District 1949-72). Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Elks. Died in 1981 (age about 92 years). Interment at Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, June 10, 1918, to Hazel Murray.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Francis Lillis (1861-1938) — also known as Thomas F. Lillis — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo.; Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kan. Born in Lexington, Lafayette County, Mo., March 3, 1861. Republican. Catholic priest; bishop of Leavenworth, Kans. (1905-10) and Kansas City, Mo. (1913-38); offered prayer, Republican National Convention, 1928. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., December 29, 1938 (age 77 years, 301 days). Entombed at Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Lillis (1836-1898) and Margaret (Jordan) Lillis (1840-1901).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Sheffield Cemetery
    6200 Wilson Road
    Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Max Asotsky (1889-1947) — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., March 19, 1889. Democrat. Lawyer; druggist; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Jackson County 3rd District, 1923-40. Jewish. Died in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., September 30, 1947 (age 58 years, 195 days). Interment at Sheffield Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, October 3, 1924, to Sara Kazan.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Union Cemetery
    Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      James S. Calhoun (1802-1852) — of Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga. Born in 1802. Member of Georgia state legislature, 1830; mayor of Columbus, Ga., 1838-39; member of Georgia state senate, 1838-40, 1845; U.S. Consul in Havana, 1841-42; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; Governor of New Mexico Territory, 1851-52; died in office 1852. Died near Independence, Jackson County, Mo., July 2, 1852 (age about 50 years). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      John Manor (1829-1888) — of Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. Born May 25, 1829. Mayor of Toledo, Ohio, 1861-63. Died January 29, 1888 (age 58 years, 249 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Luke Lea (1783-1851) — of Tennessee. Born in Surry County, N.C., January 21, 1783. U.S. Representative from Tennessee 3rd District, 1833-37; secretary of state of Tennessee, 1835-39. Died June 17, 1851 (age 68 years, 147 days). Original interment at Westport Cemetery; reinterment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Pryor Lea; great-grandfather of Luke Lea (1879-1945).
      Political family: Lea family of Tennessee.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879) — of Jackson County, Mo. Born in Augusta County, Va., March 20, 1811. Member of Missouri state legislature, 1848; Missouri state treasurer, 1862-65. Died in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., July 7, 1879 (age 68 years, 109 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      See also NNDB dossier
      William C. Copley (1847-1936) — of Rosedale (now part of Kansas City), Wyandotte County, Kan. Born in Cass County, Mo., 1847. Republican. Postmaster at Rosedale, Kan., 1889-93. Died in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., 1936 (age about 89 years). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Almon G. Copley (1818-1853) and Lydia Ann (Anderson) Copley (1819-1886); brother of LeGrand Alexander Copley (1844-1926); married 1870 to Caroline 'Carrie' Wygal (1852-1927); married 1893 to Margaret 'Maggie' Evans (1872-1902).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Westport Cemetery
    Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Luke Lea (1783-1851) — of Tennessee. Born in Surry County, N.C., January 21, 1783. U.S. Representative from Tennessee 3rd District, 1833-37; secretary of state of Tennessee, 1835-39. Died June 17, 1851 (age 68 years, 147 days). Original interment at Westport Cemetery; reinterment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Pryor Lea; great-grandfather of Luke Lea (1879-1945).
      Political family: Lea family of Tennessee.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Lee's Summit Cemetery
    Lee's Summit, Jackson County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      William Strother Cowherd (1860-1915) — also known as William S. Cowherd — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born near Lee's Summit, Jackson County, Mo., September 1, 1860. Democrat. Mayor of Kansas City, Mo., 1892-94; U.S. Representative from Missouri 5th District, 1897-1905; defeated, 1904; candidate for Governor of Missouri, 1908. Died in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif., June 20, 1915 (age 54 years, 292 days). Interment at Lee's Summit Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Todd Menzies George (1879-1979) — also known as Todd M. George — of Lee's Summit, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Woodford County, Ky., February 26, 1879. Mayor of Lee's Summit, Mo., 1916, 1928, 1930-31. Died November 22, 1979 (age 100 years, 269 days). Interment at Lee's Summit Cemetery.
      Oliver Houx Lewis (1847-1916) — of Lee's Summit, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Independence, Jackson County, Mo., March 16, 1847. Mayor of Lee's Summit, Mo., 1890. Died September 7, 1916 (age 69 years, 175 days). Interment at Lee's Summit Cemetery.


    Oak Grove Cemetery
    Oak Grove, Jackson County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles D. Capelle (1882-1939) — of Independence, Jackson County, Mo. Born August 5, 1882. Democrat. Mayor of Independence, Mo., 1922-24; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Jackson County 7th District, 1933-34. Died, from a cerebral hemorrhage, in Independence Sanitarium, Independence, Jackson County, Mo., May 14, 1939 (age 56 years, 282 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John O. Capelle and Bettie (Duncan) Capelle.


    Brooking Cemetery
    Raytown, Jackson County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Alvan Brooking (1796-1857) — of Missouri. Born March 7, 1796. County judge in Missouri, 1842-48; member of Missouri state senate, 1850-54. Died November 30, 1857 (age 61 years, 268 days). Interment at Brooking Cemetery.


    Mt. Olivet Cemetery
    7601 Blue Ridge Boulevard
    Raytown, Jackson County, Missouri
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Floyd R. Gibson (1910-2001) — of Independence, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Prescott, Yavapai County, Ariz., March 3, 1910. Democrat. Lawyer; banker; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Jackson County 7th District, 1941-46; member of Missouri state senate 8th District, 1947-59; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1956, 1960. Catholic. Member, Phi Delta Phi. Died October 4, 2001 (age 91 years, 215 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1935 to Gertrude Lee Walker.
      Epitaph: "Beloved husband father."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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    Copyright notices: (1) Facts are not subject to copyright; see Feist v. Rural Telephone. (2) Politician portraits displayed on this site are 70-pixel-wide monochrome thumbnail images, which I believe to constitute fair use under applicable copyright law. Where possible, each image is linked to its online source. However, requests from owners of copyrighted images to delete them from this site are honored. (3) Original material, programming, selection and arrangement are © 1996-2019 Lawrence Kestenbaum. (4) This work is also licensed for free non-commercial re-use, with attribution, under a Creative Commons License.
    Site information: The Political Graveyard is created and maintained by Lawrence Kestenbaum, who is solely responsible for its structure and content. — The mailing address is The Political Graveyard, P.O. Box 2563, Ann Arbor MI 48106. — This site is hosted by HDL. — The Political Graveyard opened on July 1, 1996; the last full revision was done on March 10, 2021.

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