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Newton County
Missouri

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Newton County

Index to Locations

  • Neosho Odd Fellows Cemetery
  • Seneca Seneca Cemetery
  • Wanda Wanda Cemetery


    Odd Fellows Cemetery
    Neosho, Newton County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Maecenas Eason Benton (1848-1924) — also known as Maecenas E. Benton — of Neosho, Newton County, Mo. Born near Dyersburg, Dyer County, Tenn., January 29, 1848. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Newton County Prosecuting Attorney, 1878-82; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, 1885-89; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1896; U.S. Representative from Missouri 15th District, 1897-1905; defeated, 1904; candidate for Presidential Elector for Missouri, 1908; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 18th District, 1922-23. Died, from carcinoma of larynx, in Springfield, Greene County, Mo., April 27, 1924 (age 76 years, 89 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Hart Benton (1824-1879) and Mary Ellen (Eason) Benton (1831-1880); married, June 24, 1888, to Elizabeth Wise (1866-1952); grandnephew of Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858); first cousin once removed of Thomas Hart Benton, Jr. (1816-1879).
      Political family: Benton family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Cassius McLean Shartel (1860-1943) — also known as Cassius M. Shartel — of Neosho, Newton County, Mo. Born in Crawford County, Pa., April 27, 1860. Republican. Lawyer; farmer; farm loans business; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1900, 1936; U.S. Representative from Missouri 15th District, 1905-07; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention at-large, 1922-23. Died in Neosho, Newton County, Mo., September 27, 1943 (age 83 years, 153 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Stratton Shartel (1895-1956).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Stratton Shartel (1895-1956) — of Missouri. Born in Nevada, Vernon County, Mo., 1895. Republican. Lawyer; Missouri state attorney general, 1928-33. Southern Methodist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners. Died February 2, 1956 (age about 60 years). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Cassius McLean Shartel (1860-1943).
      David Stuck Landis (1856-1944) — also known as David S. Landis — of Neosho, Newton County, Mo. Born in Pennsylvania, August 9, 1856. Socialist. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 15th District, 1918; candidate for secretary of state of Missouri, 1920, 1924. Died in Neosho, Newton County, Mo., December 6, 1944 (age 88 years, 119 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Landis (1825-1872) and Susan (Stuck) Landis (1834-1880); married to Mary Ellen Beers (1855-1937).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Edward Prettyman (1852-1928) — also known as C. E. Prettyman — of Neosho, Newton County, Mo. Born in Niles, Berrien County, Mich., October 13, 1852. Railway station agent; mayor of Neosho, Mo., 1924-26; defeated, 1922, 1926. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star. Died in Neosho, Newton County, Mo., June 23, 1928 (age 75 years, 254 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Craig Prettyman (1826-1899) and Margaret L. (Miller) Prettyman (1835-1914); married, June 24, 1875, to Emma Kerns (1854-1942); grandfather of Charles Edward Prettyman III (1909-1964).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Edward Prettyman III (1909-1964) — also known as Charles E. Prettyman III — of Neosho, Newton County, Mo. Born in Neosho, Newton County, Mo., April 23, 1909. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for Missouri state house of representatives from Newton County, 1936. Died in Neosho, Newton County, Mo., November 19, 1964 (age 55 years, 210 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles E. Prettyman, Jr. (1878-1957) and Lenore (Keller) Prettyman (1887-1970); grandson of Charles Edward Prettyman (1852-1928).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Seneca Cemetery
    Seneca, Newton County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      David Archibald Harvey (1845-1916) — Born in Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, March 20, 1845. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; state court judge in Kansas, 1881-89; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Oklahoma Territory, 1890-93. Died in Hope, Eddy County, N.M., May 24, 1916 (age 71 years, 65 days). Interment at Seneca Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Wanda Cemetery
    Wanda, Newton County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas C. Fulkerson (1842-1891) — of Newton County, Mo. Born April 3, 1842. Member of Missouri state house of representatives from Newton County, 1891; died in office 1891. Died April 2, 1891 (age 48 years, 364 days). Interment at Wanda Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John P. Fulkerson (1818-1898) and Julianna (Chester) Fulkerson (1819-1908); married to Martha V. Weems (1848-1916).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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