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Livingston County
Missouri

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Livingston County

Index to Locations

  • Chillicothe Catholic Cemetery
  • Chillicothe Edgewood Cemetery
  • Chillicothe Resthaven Memorial Gardens
  • Wheeling Wheeling Cemetery


    Catholic Cemetery
    Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Herman Rudolph Dietrich (1862-1938) — also known as Herman R. Dietrich — of Utica, Livingston County, Mo. Born in Utica, Livingston County, Mo., January 6, 1862. Farmer; merchant; postmaster; newspaper editor; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Livingston County, 1903-04; U.S. Consul General in Guayaquil, 1903-12. German ancestry. Died in Chillicothe, Livingston County, Mo., January 21, 1938 (age 76 years, 15 days). Interment at Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Martin Anthony Dietrich (1825-1884) and Wilhelmina M. (Kurth) Dietrich (1836-1911); married to Cora Helena Boschert (1873-1904).


    Edgewood Cemetery
    Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Alexander Monroe Dockery (1845-1926) — also known as Alexander M. Dockery — of Gallatin, Daviess County, Mo. Born near Gallatin, Daviess County, Mo., February 11, 1845. Democrat. Mayor of Gallatin, Mo., 1881-83; U.S. Representative from Missouri 3rd District, 1883-99; Governor of Missouri, 1901-05; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1904, 1912 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee; speaker). Died in Gallatin, Daviess County, Mo., December 26, 1926 (age 81 years, 318 days). Interment at Edgewood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Henry Moses Pollard (1836-1904) — also known as Henry M. Pollard — of Chillicothe, Livingston County, Mo.; St. Louis, Mo. Born in Plymouth, Windsor County, Vt., June 14, 1836. Republican. Lawyer; major in the Union Army during the Civil War; mayor of Chillicothe, Mo., 1876-77; U.S. Representative from Missouri 10th District, 1877-79; defeated, 1878; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1888. Died February 24, 1904 (age 67 years, 255 days). Interment at Edgewood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Joel Funk Asper (1822-1872) — of Geauga County, Ohio; Chillicothe, Livingston County, Mo. Born in Adams County, Pa., April 20, 1822. Republican. Geauga County Prosecuting Attorney, 1847; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1868; U.S. Representative from Missouri 7th District, 1869-71. Died in Chillicothe, Livingston County, Mo., October 1, 1872 (age 50 years, 164 days). Interment at Edgewood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Elbridge Jackson Broaddus (1835-1918) — also known as Elbridge J. Broaddus — of Chillicothe, Livingston County, Mo. Born in Madison County, Ky., June 19, 1835. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; mayor of Chillicothe, Mo., 1871-72, 1890-91; defeated, 1891; circuit judge in Missouri 7th Circuit, 1874-80, 1891-1900; appointed 1891; Greenback candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 10th District, 1878; Judge, Missouri Kansas City Court of Appeals, 1901-12. Died, from pneumonia, in Hobart, Kiowa County, Okla., March 2, 1918 (age 82 years, 256 days). Interment at Edgewood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Andrew Broaddus (1794-1872) and Grace (Askins) Broaddus (1797-1876); married, August 5, 1861, to Annie B. Chambers (1845-1873); married, May 6, 1874, to Martha Emma Hollingsworth (1849-1890); father of Joseph Broaddus and Bower Slack Broaddus; first cousin twice removed of William West Broaddus; third cousin twice removed of Willey Richard Broaddus, Jr. and Andrew Broaddus (1900-1972).
      Political family: Broaddus family of Madison County, Kentucky.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John L. Schmitz (1855-1928) — of Chillicothe, Livingston County, Mo. Born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, June 24, 1855. Republican. Superintendent of schools; mayor of Chillicothe, Mo., 1888-89; candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 2nd District, 1902; postmaster at Chillicothe, Mo., 1903-15. Died in Chillicothe, Livingston County, Mo., May 11, 1928 (age 72 years, 322 days). Interment at Edgewood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Schmitz and Sarah Elizabeth (Van Lehn) Schmitz; married, November 27, 1881, to Lillian Felton (1859-1896).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Wesley A. Jacobs (1847-1909) — of Chillicothe, Livingston County, Mo. Born in Calhoun County, Mich., November 2, 1847. Republican. Grain and farm implement dealer; member of Missouri state senate 5th District, 1881-88; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1888. Died in Norfolk, Va., November 20, 1909 (age 62 years, 18 days). Interment at Edgewood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Bolina Del Ray Saunders (1850-1918).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Hiram Taylor (1870-1939) — also known as John H. Taylor — of Chillicothe, Livingston County, Mo. Born in Livingston County, Mo., September 12, 1870. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Chillicothe, Mo., 1909-11, 1931-33; postmaster at Chillicothe, Mo., 1915-21; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1928. Died in Chillicothe, Livingston County, Mo., May 24, 1939 (age 68 years, 254 days). Interment at Edgewood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edward Lemuel 'Buck' Taylor (1844-1897) and Martha E. (Ryan) Taylor (1845-1921); married, September 6, 1899, to Dora Irene Blackburn (1874-1957).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Randall R. Kitt (1905-1964) — of Chillicothe, Livingston County, Mo. Born in Chillicothe, Livingston County, Mo., April 14, 1905. Republican. Lawyer; Livingston County Prosecuting Attorney, 1935-36; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Livingston County, 1939-46; bank director. Episcopalian. Member, Rotary; Kappa Sigma; Phi Delta Phi. Died in Columbia, Boone County, Mo., March 1, 1964 (age 58 years, 322 days). Interment at Edgewood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Paul D. Kitt (1877-1951) and Mary B. (Elliott) Kitt (1879-1957); brother of Elliott Kitt (1910-1943; Flying Officer, Royal Canadian Air Force; killed in World War II); married, May 31, 1930, to Mabel Lewis; married, August 12, 1944, to Mary Susan Moberly (1909-2005).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joseph Broaddus (1862-1925) — also known as Joe Broaddus — of Chillicothe, Livingston County, Mo. Born in Madison County, Ky., May 28, 1862. Democrat. Civil engineer; Livingston County Surveyor; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1916. Died in Chillicothe, Livingston County, Mo., June 22, 1925 (age 63 years, 25 days). Interment at Edgewood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elbridge Jackson Broaddus and Anna B. (Chambers) Broaddus (1845-1873); half-brother of Bower Slack Broaddus; married, December 22, 1887, to Jessie Florence Ware; second cousin once removed of William West Broaddus; fourth cousin once removed of Willey Richard Broaddus, Jr. and Andrew Broaddus (1900-1972).
      Political family: Broaddus family of Madison County, Kentucky.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Resthaven Memorial Gardens
    Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Jerry Lon Litton (1937-1976) — also known as Jerry Litton — of Chillicothe, Livingston County, Mo. Born near Lock Springs, Daviess County, Mo., May 12, 1937. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Missouri 6th District, 1973-76; died in office 1976. Member, Omicron Delta Kappa; Alpha Zeta. While running for U.S. Senator, died in the crash of a private plane, shortly after takeoff from the Municipal Airport, Chillicothe, Livingston County, Mo., August 3, 1976 (age 39 years, 83 days). Interment at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Married to Sharon Summerville.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier


    Wheeling Cemetery
    Wheeling, Livingston County, Missouri
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Arthur J. Buster (1869-1950) — of Livingston County, Mo. Born near Callao, Macon County, Mo., December 18, 1869. Republican. Member of Missouri state house of representatives from Livingston County, 1919-24. Died in 1950 (age about 80 years). Interment at Wheeling Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Felix Redon Buster (1839-1917) and Sarah Jane (Stephenson) Buster (1842-1876); married, November 25, 1896, to Josephine Edna 'Josie' Crist (1876-1956).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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