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Shelby County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Shelby County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Clarence Maplewood Cemetery
  • Oak Dale Oak Dale Cemetery

    Private or family graveyard
    Shelby County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      John Forbes Benjamin (1817-1877) — also known as John F. Benjamin — of Shelbyville, Shelby County, Mo.; Washington, D.C. Born in Cicero, Onondaga County, N.Y., January 23, 1817. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1850-52; Presidential Elector for Missouri, 1856; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1864; U.S. Representative from Missouri 8th District, 1865-71; defeated (Republican), 1872. Died in Washington, D.C., March 8, 1877 (age 60 years, 44 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Maplewood Cemetery
    Clarence, Shelby County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Frank David Griswold (1888-1967) — also known as F. D. Griswold — of Clarence, Shelby County, Mo. Born in Shelby County, Mo., January 17, 1888. Republican. Candidate for Missouri state house of representatives from Shelby County, 1942, 1944. Died in Shelby County, Mo., May 19, 1967 (age 79 years, 122 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Wesley Griswold (1858-1937) and Mary Frances Griswold (1863-1943); married to Anna Ashby (1889-1983).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Oak Dale Cemetery
    Oak Dale, Shelby County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Lewis Wood (1876-1948) — also known as C. L. Wood — of Shelby County, Mo. Born near Oak Dale, Shelby County, Mo., October 2, 1876. Democrat. Member of Missouri state house of representatives from Shelby County, 1921-26. Died in Shelbina, Shelby County, Mo., September 24, 1948 (age 71 years, 358 days). Interment at Oak Dale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles S. Wood (1821-1912) and Mary Joyce (Kincheloe) Wood (1858-1936); married, October 13, 1897, to Mae Sharp.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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