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Platte County
Missouri

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Platte County

Index to Locations

  • Dearborn Davis Chapel Cemetery
  • Platte City Marshall Cemetery
  • Platte City Platte City Cemetery
  • Weston Graceland Cemetery


    Davis Chapel Cemetery
    Dearborn, Platte County, Missouri
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Julian Pleasant Bretz (1876-1951) — also known as Julian P. Bretz — of Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y. Born in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., December 29, 1876. Democrat. University professor; historian; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1930 (Democratic, 37th District), 1932 (Democratic, 37th District), 1934 (Democratic, 37th District), 1944 (American Labor, 39th District); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1936; chair of Tompkins County Democratic Party, 1936; member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1942. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Kappa Alpha Order. Died June 15, 1951 (age 74 years, 168 days). Interment at Davis Chapel Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Grizelda (Shull) Bretz (1847-1937) and James Polk Bretz (1849-1911).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Marshall Cemetery
    Platte City, Platte County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Patterson Clark Wilson (1834-1916) — also known as Robert P. C. Wilson — of Platte City, Platte County, Mo. Born in Boonville, Cooper County, Mo., August 8, 1834. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1861; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Platte County 1st District, 1871-72; Speaker of the Missouri State House of Representatives, 1871-72; member of Missouri state senate 3rd District, 1877-80; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1888 (speaker); U.S. Representative from Missouri 4th District, 1889-93. Died in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., December 21, 1916 (age 82 years, 135 days). Interment at Marshall Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Platte City Cemetery
    Platte City, Platte County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Guy Brasfield Park (1872-1946) — also known as Guy B. Park — of Platte City, Platte County, Mo. Born in Platte City, Platte County, Mo., June 10, 1872. Democrat. Lawyer; Platte County Prosecuting Attorney; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 3rd District, 1922; resigned 1922; circuit judge in Missouri 5th Circuit, 1923-32; Governor of Missouri, 1933-37; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 3rd District, 1943-44. Disciples of Christ. Member, Beta Theta Pi; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died, from coronary thrombosis, in Missouri Hotel, Jefferson City, Cole County, Mo., October 1, 1946 (age 74 years, 113 days). Interment at Platte City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Woodson Park (1842-1907) and Margaret E. (Baxter) Park (1845-1915); married, November 16, 1909, to Eleanora Gabbert (1888-1981).
      See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Francis M. Wilson Francis M. Wilson (1867-1932) — of Platte City, Platte County, Mo. Born in 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Missouri state senate 3rd District, 1899-1900, 1909-14; candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 4th District, 1904; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, 1913-20; candidate for Governor of Missouri, 1928. Died, from stomach ulcers, in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., October 12, 1932 (age about 65 years). Interment at Platte City Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Missouri
      Elijah Hise Norton (1821-1914) — of Missouri. Born in Kentucky, 1821. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Missouri 4th District, 1861-63; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 3rd District, 1875. Died in 1914 (age about 93 years). Interment at Platte City Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Collins Wells (1834-1898) — also known as William C. Wells — of Platte City, Platte County, Mo. Born in Madison County, Ky., September 12, 1834. Democrat. Banker; member of Missouri state senate 3rd District, 1897-98; died in office 1898. Died in Platte City, Platte County, Mo., March 26, 1898 (age 63 years, 195 days). Interment at Platte City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Wells (1797-1851) and Elizabeth (Thorp) Wells (1801-1845).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Walter Farley (1871-1945) — also known as J. W. Farley; "Pop" — of Farley, Platte County, Mo. Born in Platte City, Platte County, Mo., June 1, 1871. Democrat. Banker; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Platte County, 1901-04, 1939-45; died in office 1945; member of Missouri Democratic State Committee, 1906-10. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in a hospital at Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kan., February 16, 1945 (age 73 years, 260 days). Interment at Platte City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, April 19, 1899, to Emma S. Wallace (1870-1935).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Andrew Dean Gresham (1868-1950) — also known as A. D. Gresham — of Parkville, Platte County, Mo.; Platte City, Platte County, Mo. Born in Lebanon, Boone County, Ind., January 5, 1868. Democrat. Lawyer; farmer; Platte County Prosecuting Attorney, 1911-15; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Platte County, 1921-22. Died in Platte City, Platte County, Mo., January 27, 1950 (age 82 years, 22 days). Interment at Platte City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Larkin Webster Gresham (1839-1892) and Sarah Elizabeth (Smith) Gresham (1843-1930); married, August 20, 1893, to Edna Richter (1878-1962).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Graceland Cemetery
    Weston, Platte County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      William Raleigh Hull, Jr. (1906-1977) — also known as William R. Hull, Jr.; Bill Hull — of Weston, Platte County, Mo. Born in Weston, Platte County, Mo., April 17, 1906. Democrat. Mayor of Weston, Mo., 1939-40; U.S. Representative from Missouri 6th District, 1955-73. Christian. Member, Elks. Died in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., August 15, 1977 (age 71 years, 120 days). Interment at Graceland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier


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