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Lewis County
Missouri

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Lewis County

Index to Locations

  • Canton Forest Grove Cemetery
  • Canton Old Cemetery
  • La Grange Riverview Cemetery
  • Maywood Maywood Cemetery


    Forest Grove Cemetery
    Canton, Lewis County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
    James T. Lloyd James Tilghman Lloyd (1857-1944) — also known as James T. Lloyd — of Monticello, Lewis County, Mo.; Shelbyville, Shelby County, Mo.; Washington, D.C.; Canton, Lewis County, Mo. Born in Canton, Lewis County, Mo., August 28, 1857. Democrat. Deputy sheriff; lawyer; Shelby County Prosecuting Attorney, 1889-93; U.S. Representative from Missouri 1st District, 1897-1917; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1908. Injured in an automobile accident, and subsequently died as a result, in a nursing home at Quincy, Adams County, Ill., April 3, 1944 (age 86 years, 219 days). Interment at Forest Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mary Bruce Graves (1855-1939).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
      Jesse W. Barrett (1884-1953) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Canton, Lewis County, Mo., March 17, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; secretary of Missouri Republican Party, 1919; Missouri state attorney general, 1921-25; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1922; candidate for Governor of Missouri, 1936. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Newcomen Society; American Academy of Political and Social Science; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Phi Sigma Kappa. Suffered a heart attack, and was dead on arrival at St. Louis City Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., November 12, 1953 (age 69 years, 240 days). Interment at Forest Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Harry Hooven Barrett and Jeanette Amelia (Bushman) Barrett; married, June 19, 1912, to Ethelyn Louthan (died 1913); married, February 21, 1925, to Mary Louise Church.
      James Gorrall Blair (1825-1904) — also known as James G. Blair — of Monticello, Lewis County, Mo.; Canton, Lewis County, Mo. Born near Blairville (unknown county), Ky., January 1, 1825. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Missouri 8th District, 1871-73. Died in Monticello, Lewis County, Mo., March 1, 1904 (age 79 years, 60 days). Interment at Forest Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Frank Crenshaw Millspaugh (1872-1947) — also known as Frank C. Millspaugh — of Canton, Lewis County, Mo.; Jasper County, Mo. Born in Shawneetown, Gallatin County, Ill., January 14, 1872. Republican. Banker; mayor of Canton, Mo., 1915-19; U.S. Representative from Missouri 1st District, 1921-23; defeated, 1918, 1922, 1924; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1924; county judge in Missouri, 1942-47. Died in Joplin, Jasper County, Mo., July 8, 1947 (age 75 years, 175 days). Interment at Forest Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Arch V. McRoberts (1877-1972) — of Monticello, Lewis County, Mo.; Canton, Lewis County, Mo. Born in Lewis County, Mo., June 16, 1877. Democrat. Member of Missouri state house of representatives from Lewis County, 1943-54. Died in 1972 (age about 95 years). Interment at Forest Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, December 20, 1905, to Ethel L. Flint (1885-1966).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Oliver Carroll Clay (1849-1929) — also known as Oliver C. Clay — of Canton, Lewis County, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., May 27, 1849. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; farmer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Lewis County, 1919-22. Died, from pneumonia, in Canton, Lewis County, Mo., March 5, 1929 (age 79 years, 282 days). Interment at Forest Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Littleberry B. Clay (1820-1890) and Barbara (Davidson) Clay; married, June 25, 1877, to Charlotte Biggs (1856-1935); first cousin four times removed of Matthew Clay and Green Clay; second cousin thrice removed of Henry Clay (1777-1852), Porter Clay and Cassius Marcellus Clay; third cousin of Bainbridge Colby; third cousin once removed of Archer Woodford; third cousin twice removed of Thomas Hart Clay, Henry Clay, Jr. (1811-1847) and James Brown Clay; fourth cousin once removed of Henry Clay (1849-1884).
      Political family: Clay family of Kentucky (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Old Cemetery
    Canton, Lewis County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      James Stephen Green (1817-1870) — also known as James S. Green — of Canton, Lewis County, Mo. Born near Rectortown, Fauquier County, Va., February 28, 1817. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 4th District, 1845-46; U.S. Representative from Missouri 3rd District, 1847-51; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to New Grenada, 1853-54; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1857-61. Died in St. Louis, Mo., January 19, 1870 (age 52 years, 325 days). Interment at Old Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary


    Riverview Cemetery
    La Grange, Lewis County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Frederick Barney Conrath (1900-1965) — also known as F. B. Conrath; "Fritz" — of Ewing, Lewis County, Mo. Born in La Grange, Lewis County, Mo., October 3, 1900. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; mayor of Ewing, Mo.; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Lewis County, 1939-42. Baptist. Died in Quincy, Adams County, Ill., July 21, 1965 (age 64 years, 291 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of B. F. Conrath and Belle (Day) Conrath; married, February 21, 1924, to Jayme Cason (1898-1990).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Maywood Cemetery
    Maywood, Lewis County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      William Merrill Quinn (1886-1958) — also known as William M. Quinn — of Maywood, Lewis County, Mo. Born near Maywood, Lewis County, Mo., July 14, 1886. Democrat. Farmer; lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Lewis County, 1933-34; member of Missouri state senate, 1935-58 (12th District 1935-46, 18th District 1947-58); died in office 1958; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1952. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Odd Fellows. Died in Maywood, Lewis County, Mo., December 24, 1958 (age 72 years, 163 days). Interment at Maywood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Abner Quinn (1854-1925) and Sarah Julia (Shackleford) Quinn (1859-1921); married, November 14, 1917, to Mary E. Schaller (1893-1978).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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