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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in St. Louis County

Index to Locations

  • Oakdale Cemetery
  • Affton Lakewood Park Cemetery
  • Affton New Mt. Sinai Cemetery
  • Affton New St. Marcus Cemetery and Mausoleum
  • Affton Resurrection Cemetery
  • Affton Sunset Memorial Park and Mausoleum
  • Bel-Nor Lake Charles Park Cemetery
  • Bel-Nor Oak Grove Cemetery
  • Bel-Nor Valhalla Cemetery
  • Bel-Nor Zion Cemetery
  • Bellefontaine Neighbors Friedens Cemetery
  • Bellefontaine Neighbors St. John's Cemetery
  • Creve Coeur Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery No. 2
  • Jennings Memorial Park Cemetery
  • Kirkwood Oak Hill Cemetery
  • Ladue Beth Hamedrosh Hagodol Cemetery
  • Lemay Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
  • Lemay Mt. Hope Cemetery
  • Manchester Manchester Methodist Cemetery
  • Manchester St. Joseph Parish Cemetery
  • Normandy St. Peter's Cemetery
  • Pond Bethel Cemetery
  • Near St. Louis Thornhill Cemetery in Faust Park
  • University City Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery


    Oakdale Cemetery
    St. Louis County, Missouri
    Founded 1842
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Walthall M. Moore (1881-1960) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Marion, Perry County, Ala., May 1, 1881. Republican. Postal clerk; laundry business; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1921-22, 1925-30 (St. Louis City 6th District 1921-22, St. Louis City 3rd District 1925-30); defeated, 1936; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1928. African ancestry. Died in St. Louis, Mo., April 8, 1960 (age 78 years, 343 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Moore and Sarah Moore; married, December 29, 1911, to Fern A. Ferguson.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Lakewood Park Cemetery
    Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles F. W. Albrecht Jr. (1875-1951) — also known as Charles Albrecht — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., October 27, 1875. Republican. Real estate business; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis City 1st District, 1927-28. Died July 16, 1951 (age 75 years, 262 days). Interment at Lakewood Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Wilhelmina Albrecht (1841-1928) and Charles F. W. Albrecht (1842-1903); married, December 18, 1901, to Louise Hohmeyer (1875-1955).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    New Mt. Sinai Cemetery
    Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Nathan Frank (1852-1931) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Peoria, Peoria County, Ill., February 23, 1852. Republican. Lawyer; newspaper publisher; U.S. Representative from Missouri 9th District, 1889-91; defeated, 1886; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1896 (member, Arrangements Committee; member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Jewish. Died in St. Louis, Mo., April 5, 1931 (age 79 years, 41 days). Interment at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    New St. Marcus Cemetery and Mausoleum
    Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Frank H. Dickmann Jr. (1902-1949) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., June 10, 1902. Democrat. Member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis City 7th District, 1949; died in office 1949. Member, Freemasons. Died in St. Louis, Mo., August 15, 1949 (age 47 years, 66 days). Interment at New St. Marcus Cemetery and Mausoleum.
      Relatives: Son of Frank Jacob Dickmann (1876-1949) and Rose (Hills) Dickmann (1881-1948); married, April 24, 1926, to Frances Gebelein (1902-1986).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Resurrection Cemetery
    Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      James George Blaine (1897-1955) — also known as James G. Blaine — of St. Louis, Mo. Born September 15, 1897. Republican. Lawyer; general attorney for Missouri-Kansas-Texas (Katy) Railroad; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, 1944. Died, from a heart attack, in Chesterfield, St. Louis County, Mo., December 10, 1955 (age 58 years, 86 days). Interment at Resurrection Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James O. Andreatta (1912-1964) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Thurber, Erath County, Tex., February 10, 1912. Democrat. Stock clerk in electric power plant; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis City 1st District, 1945-46. Catholic. Died March 21, 1964 (age 52 years, 40 days). Interment at Resurrection Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, April 30, 1939, to Catherine Rose Martarona (1914-1998).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Sunset Memorial Park and Mausoleum
    10180 Gravois Road
    Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri
    Founded 1922
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Arthur Anderson (1899-1977) — also known as C. Arthur Anderson — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., September 26, 1899. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Missouri 12th District, 1937-41; defeated, 1940. Died in St. Louis, Mo., April 26, 1977 (age 77 years, 212 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Park and Mausoleum.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Medcalf Kinsey (1846-1931) — also known as William M. Kinsey — of Missouri. Born in Mt. Pleasant, Jefferson County, Ohio, October 28, 1846. Republican. U.S. Representative from Missouri 10th District, 1889-91; defeated, 1890; state court judge in Missouri, 1904. Died June 20, 1931 (age 84 years, 235 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Park and Mausoleum.
      Relatives: Married to Lucy Loretta Chapin (1847-1929).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William F. Depelheuer (1871-1956) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., June 2, 1871. Republican. Painting contractor; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis City 2nd District, 1915-18; member of Missouri state senate 30th District, 1919-34; defeated, 1934, 1940. German ancestry. Died in Missouri, May 22, 1956 (age 84 years, 355 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Park and Mausoleum.
      Relatives: Married, April 15, 1903, to Elizabeth Lannerth (1880-1952).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Claude S. Hale (1883-1945) — of Mississippi County, Mo.; Morehouse, New Madrid County, Mo. Born in Caruthersville, Pemiscot County, Mo., August 18, 1883. Republican. Lawyer; Mississippi County Prosecuting Attorney, 1915-16; member of Missouri state house of representatives from New Madrid County, 1921-22. Died July 24, 1945 (age 61 years, 340 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Park and Mausoleum.
      Relatives: Married 1908 to Kathryn M. Shuppert (1885-1976).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Elizabeth Depelheuer (1880-1952) — also known as Elizabeth Lannerth — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Missouri, September 14, 1880. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1940. Female. Injured when struck by an automobile, and subsequently died, in Missouri, October 19, 1952 (age 72 years, 35 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Park and Mausoleum.
      Relatives: Married, April 15, 1903, to William F. Depelheuer (1871-1956).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Lake Charles Park Cemetery
    Bel-Nor, St. Louis County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Horace Grant Beedle (1868-1959) — also known as Horace G. Beedle — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Caseyville, St. Clair County, Ill., October 20, 1868. Republican. Insurance business; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1899-1900, 1925-28 (St. Louis City 3rd District 1899-1900, St. Louis City 2nd District 1925-28). Died in Normandy, St. Louis County, Mo., December 9, 1959 (age 91 years, 50 days). Interment at Lake Charles Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Hardesty Beedle (1840-1933) and Ellen (Bowler) Beedle (1842-1925); married, April 4, 1899, to Florence (Paynter) Childress (1872-1959).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oak Grove Cemetery
    7800 Saint Charles Rock Road
    Bel-Nor, St. Louis County, Missouri
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry W. Kiel (1871-1942) — also known as "Father of the Municipal Opera" — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., February 21, 1871. Republican. Bricklayer; brick contractor; Presidential Elector for Missouri, 1908; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1912; mayor of St. Louis, Mo., 1913-25; Missouri Republican state chair, 1926-28; candidate for U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1932. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Moose; Royal Arcanum. Died, from complications of a stroke, in St. Louis, Mo., November 26, 1942 (age 71 years, 278 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry F. Kiel and Minnie C. (Daues) Kiel; married, September 1, 1892, to Irene H. Moonan (1871-1963).
      Kiel Auditorium (built 1934 as Municipal Auditorium; name changed 1943; demolished 1992), in SAINT Louis, Missouri, was named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Stewart Caulfield (1873-1966) — also known as Henry S. Caulfield — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., December 9, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Missouri 11th District, 1907-09; defeated, 1904; Judge, Missouri Court of Appeals, 1910-12; Governor of Missouri, 1929-33; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1932; candidate for U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1938. Member, American Bar Association. Died in St. Louis, Mo., May 11, 1966 (age 92 years, 153 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Caulfield and Virilda (Milburn) Caulfield; married, October 22, 1902, to Fannie Alice Delano.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Xenophon Pierce Wilfley (1871-1931) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Audrain County, Mo., March 18, 1871. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1918; appointed 1918. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association. Died in St. Louis, Mo., May 5, 1931 (age 60 years, 48 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Frank Wilfley and Sarah (Pindall) Wilfley; married, October 28, 1908, to Rosamond Guthrie.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Leonidas C. Dyer Leonidas Carstarphen Dyer (1871-1957) — also known as Leonidas C. Dyer — of St. Louis, Mo. Born near Warrenton, Warren County, Mo., June 11, 1871. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; U.S. Representative from Missouri 12th District, 1911-14, 1915-33; defeated, 1932 (at-large), 1934 (11th District), 1936 (11th District), 1942 (11th District); delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1916, 1920, 1928 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Member, United Spanish War Veterans. Died in St. Louis, Mo., December 15, 1957 (age 86 years, 187 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Coleman Dyer and Martha E. (Camp) Dyer; nephew of David Patterson Dyer (1838-1924); relative *** of Otis M. Dyer.
      Political family: Dyer family of Henry County, Virginia.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Missouri Official Manual 1917
      James Robert Claiborne (1882-1944) — also known as James R. Claiborne — of St. Louis, Mo.; University City, St. Louis County, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., June 22, 1882. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Missouri, 1933-37 (at-large 1933-35, 12th District 1935-37). Died, from a cerebral hemorrhage, in University City, St. Louis County, Mo., February 16, 1944 (age 61 years, 239 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James R. Claiborne and Frances 'Fannie' (Moore) Claiborne; married, November 26, 1919, to Louise Minnis.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Rowland Louis Johnston (1872-1939) — also known as Rowland L. Johnston — of Clayton, St. Louis County, Mo.; Rolla, Phelps County, Mo. Born in Louisiana, Pike County, Mo., April 23, 1872. Republican. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis County 1st District, 1895-1900; defeated, 1938; St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney, 1904-08; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1908; U.S. Representative from Missouri 16th District, 1929-31; defeated, 1930 (16th District), 1932 (at-large). Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons. Died in Rolla, Phelps County, Mo., September 22, 1939 (age 67 years, 152 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Celeste T. Blesse (1881-1944) — of Webster Groves, St. Louis County, Mo.; St. Louis, Mo. Born in Missouri, November 26, 1881. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1936. Female. Died in St. Louis, Mo., February 4, 1944 (age 62 years, 70 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Theodore Papin Tracy and Margaret 'Maggie' (Boyce) Tracy; married, September 25, 1907, to William John Blesse (1882-1961).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William John Blesse (1882-1961) — also known as William J. Blesse — of Webster Groves, St. Louis County, Mo.; St. Louis, Mo. Born in Elgin, Kane County, Ill., February 28, 1882. Republican. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis City 6th District, 1917-18. German ancestry. Died in St. Louis County, Mo., January 25, 1961 (age 78 years, 332 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henrich J. Blesse and Caroline Wilhelmina Sophia (Soost) Blesse (1856-1940); married, September 25, 1907, to Celeste T. Blesse (1881-1944).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Valhalla Cemetery
    7600 St. Charles Rock Road
    Bel-Nor, St. Louis County, Missouri
    Founded 1912
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Jane Hadley Barkley (1911-1964) — also known as Elizabeth Jane Rucker; Jane Hadley — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Keytesville, Chariton County, Mo., September 23, 1911. Second Lady of the United States, 1949-53. Female. Died in Washington, D.C., September 6, 1964 (age 52 years, 349 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Valhalla Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Elizabeth Grace (Estle) Rucker (1883-1976) and Roy Waller Rucker (1884-1957); married 1931 to Carleton Sturdavant Hadley (1902-1945); married, November 18, 1949, to Alben William Barkley (1877-1956).
      Political family: Barkley-MacArthur family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Books by Jane Hadley Barkley: I Married the Veep (1958)
      Cleveland Alexander Newton (1873-1945) — also known as Cleveland A. Newton — of Hartville, Wright County, Mo.; St. Louis, Mo. Born in Wright County, Mo., September 3, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Wright County, 1903-05; resigned 1905; U.S. Representative from Missouri 10th District, 1919-27; defeated, 1934; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1928 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee). Member, Sigma Chi. Died in Washington, D.C., September 17, 1945 (age 72 years, 14 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Valhalla Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Newton and Rebecca E. Newton; married, June 7, 1907, to Meta Mitchell.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Jacob Lewis (1864-1933) — also known as Robert J. Lewis — of York, York County, Pa. Born in Dover, York County, Pa., December 30, 1864. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 19th District, 1901-03. Died in Camden, Ouachita County, Ark., July 24, 1933 (age 68 years, 206 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Valhalla Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      David A. Hess (1908-1994) — of St. Louis, Mo.; Ladue, St. Louis County, Mo. Born in Cameron, Marshall County, W.Va., March 29, 1908. Democrat. Gas and oil dealer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis City 2nd District, 1933-42; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Missouri state senate 2nd District, 1951-54; defeated in primary, 1954; real estate developer. Member, Disabled American Veterans; American Legion. Died, from complications of pneumonia, in St. John's Mercy Medical Center, Creve Coeur, St. Louis County, Mo., January 31, 1994 (age 85 years, 308 days). Interment at Valhalla Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, June 8, 1939, to Catherine L. Carman (1916-1998).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Carey Hennings Sr. (1874-1962) — also known as Thomas C. Hennings, Sr. — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., September 11, 1874. Democrat. Lawyer; circuit judge in Missouri, 1910; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 32nd District, 1943-44. Died in St. Louis, Mo., April 9, 1962 (age 87 years, 210 days). Interment at Valhalla Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, May 7, 1902, to Sarah P. Wilson; father of Thomas Carey Hennings Jr. (1903-1960).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Zion Cemetery
    Bel-Nor, St. Louis County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Augustus Witte, Sr. (1891-1968) — also known as Charles A. Witte — of Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., July 13, 1891. Republican. Farmer; deputy sheriff; real estate business; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1945-50 (St. Louis County 3rd District 1945-46, St. Louis County 7th District 1947-50); member of Missouri state senate, 1951-58 (12th District 1951-54, 14th District 1955-58); defeated, 1958. Member, Lions. Died in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Mo., July 31, 1968 (age 77 years, 18 days). Interment at Zion Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Arnold L. Witte (1863-1901) and Anne (O'Loughlin) Witte (c.1863-1897); married, November 16, 1914, to Adeline Josephine Kraft (1889-1976).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Frank O. Bittner (1861-1942) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Chemnitz, Germany, August 20, 1861. Republican. Naturalized U.S. citizen; building contractor; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis City 4th District, 1915-16, 1919-22, 1927-28. German ancestry. Died in 1942 (age about 80 years). Interment at Zion Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, November 22, 1892, to Ursula Blumer (1870-1942).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Friedens Cemetery
    Bellefontaine Neighbors, St. Louis County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Richard Goodenough (1871-1947) — of St. Louis, Mo.; Jefferson City, Cole County, Mo. Born in West Cowes, Hampshire, England, July 7, 1871. Republican. Printer; proofreader; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis City 5th District, 1921-26. English ancestry. Member, Knights of Pythias; Typographical Union. Died in St. Louis County, Mo., January 31, 1947 (age 75 years, 208 days). Interment at Friedens Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, April 6, 1887, to Annie Perrin (1867-1926); married, November 22, 1937, to Marietta Mayfield (1867-1952).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Oscar H. Jacobsmeyer (1887-1962) — of Clayton, St. Louis County, Mo. Born July 23, 1887. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1936. Died October 5, 1962 (age 75 years, 74 days). Interment at Friedens Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Laura Toelle (1886-1982).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. John's Cemetery
    1239 St. Cyr Road
    Bellefontaine Neighbors, St. Louis County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
    Arminius T. Haeberle Arminius Theophilus Haeberle (1874-1943) — also known as Arminius T. Haeberle — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., January 23, 1874. College instructor; school principal; U.S. Consul in Manzanillo, 1908-10; Tegucigalpa, 1910-13; St. Michaels, 1913-15; Pernambuco, 1915-19; Rio de Janeiro, 1919-23; Sao Paulo, 1923-25; U.S. Consul General in Dresden, 1925-36. German ancestry. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Rotary. Died October 26, 1943 (age 69 years, 276 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rev. Louis F. Haeberle (1838-1928) and Flora Lemen (Bock) Haeberle (1841-1909).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: U.S. passport application (1917)


    Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery No. 2
    7550 Olive Boulevard
    Creve Coeur, St. Louis County, Missouri
    Founded 1967
    Politicians buried here:
      Maurice Schechter (1904-2001) — of St. Louis, Mo.; University City, St. Louis County, Mo.; Creve Coeur, St. Louis County, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., June 27, 1904. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis City 5th District, 1935-40; member of Missouri state senate 13th District, 1961-76; defeated, 1956. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; B'nai B'rith. Died, from complications of pneumonia, in Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Town and Country, St. Louis County, Mo., January 31, 2001 (age 96 years, 218 days). Interment at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery No. 2.
      Relatives: Married, June 28, 1931, to Bess Ragin.


    Memorial Park Cemetery
    5200 Lucas
    Jennings, St. Louis County, Missouri
    Founded 1919
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Anton Young III (1923-2007) — also known as Robert A. Young III — of St. Ann, St. Louis County, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., November 27, 1923. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; pipefitter; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis County 1st District, 1957-63; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1960, 1964; member of Missouri state senate, 1963-77; U.S. Representative from Missouri 2nd District, 1977-87; defeated, 1986. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Lions; Knights of Columbus; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets. Died, of liver failure, in St. Ann, St. Louis County, Mo., October 17, 2007 (age 83 years, 324 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, November 27, 1947, to Irene Slawson.
      The Robert A. Young Federal Building (built 1931 as St. Louis Mart & Terminal Warehouse; acquired by U.S. Army 1941; converted to civilian federal agency offices 1961; given current name 1988), in SAINT Louis, Missouri, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Walker Bamber (1881-1939) — also known as William W. Bamber — of Jennings, St. Louis County, Mo. Born in Harrisonville, Monroe County, Ill., October 22, 1881. Republican. Efficiency expert; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis County 1st District, 1925-32. Died in Jennings, St. Louis County, Mo., June 23, 1939 (age 57 years, 244 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Bamber and Ella (Sinclair) Bamber; married, August 20, 1908, to Elsa Lamar Jeffers.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Harold Joseph Patrick Gibbons (1910-1982) — also known as Harold J. Gibbons — of Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Mo. Born in Archibald Patch, Lackawanna County, Pa., April 10, 1910. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1952, 1956. Irish ancestry. Member, Teamsters Union; NAACP; American Civil Liberties Union. The site of the original Sportsman's Park baseball stadium in St. Louis, now a neighborhood playground, was named "Harold J. Gibbons Field" for him. Died, from complications of a ruptured aortic aneurysm, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., November, 1982 (age 72 years, 0 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oak Hill Cemetery
    Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Benjamin Gratz Brown (1826-1885) — also known as B. Gratz Brown; "Boozy Gratz" — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., May 28, 1826. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1852-58; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1860; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1863-67; Governor of Missouri, 1871-73; Democratic candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1872. Died in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Mo., December 13, 1885 (age 59 years, 199 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Mason Brown (1799-1867) and Judith Ann (Bledsoe) Brown (1803-1827); married 1858 to Mary Hanson Gunn (1842-1888); grandson of John Brown and Jesse Bledsoe; second cousin of Emily Todd Helm.
      Political families: Brown-Breckinridge family of Lexington, Kentucky; Walker-Helm-Lincoln-Brown family of Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Van Ness Bay (1818-1894) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Hudson, Columbia County, N.Y., November 23, 1818. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1844-48; U.S. Representative from Missouri 2nd District, 1849-51; justice of Missouri state supreme court, 1862-65. Died in Eureka, St. Louis County, Mo., February 10, 1894 (age 75 years, 79 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Henry Samuel Priest (1853-1930) — also known as Henry S. Priest — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Ralls County, Mo., February 7, 1853. Democrat. Lawyer; counsel for railroad and streetcar companies; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri, 1894-95; resigned 1895; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1920; candidate in primary for Governor of Missouri, 1924. Died, from coronary thrombosis, in St. Louis, Mo., July 9, 1930 (age 77 years, 152 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Jefferson Priest (1816-1873) and Amelia Elliott (Brown) Priest (1824-1893); married to Henrietta King 'Etta' Parsell (1854-1910); married 1912 to Mabel Cameron Watrous (born 1886); father of Wells Blodgett Priest (1888-1951).
      See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
      George F. Heege (1891-1983) — of Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Mo. Born in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Mo., June 15, 1891. Republican. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1919-24, 1927-32 (St. Louis County 2nd District 1919-22, St. Louis County 3rd District 1923-24, 1927-32); delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention at-large, 1943-44. Died March 8, 1983 (age 91 years, 266 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1915 to Clara K. Wegener (1892-1982).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Webster Sutherland (1827-1889) — of Missouri. Born in Smithfield, Jefferson County, Ohio, April 5, 1827. Member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1864. Died in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Mo., June 8, 1889 (age 62 years, 64 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Howard Sutherland (1865-1950).


    Beth Hamedrosh Hagodol Cemetery
    9125 Ladue Road
    Ladue, St. Louis County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph H. Goldenhersh (1914-1992) — of Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill. Born in East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Ill., November 2, 1914. Lawyer; Judge, Illinois Appellate Court, 1964-70; justice of Illinois state supreme court 5th District, 1970-87. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association. Died, of a stroke following heart surgery, March 11, 1992 (age 77 years, 130 days). Interment at Beth Hamedrosh Hagodol Cemetery.


    Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
    2900 Sheridan Road
    Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Richard Gentry (1788-1837) — of Columbia, Boone County, Mo. Born in Madison County, Ky., August 25, 1788. Democrat. Member of Missouri state senate, 1826-29; postmaster at Columbia, Mo., 1829-37. One of the founders of Smithton, later Columbia, Mo., 1820. Killed while fighting Indians at the battle of Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Fla., December 25, 1837 (age 49 years, 122 days). Original interment somewhere in Okeechobee, Fla.; reinterment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Richard William Gentry (1763-1843) and Jane (Harris) Gentry (17630-1821); married, February 13, 1810, to Ann Hawkins; grandfather of North Todd Gentry (1866-1944).
      Political family: Gentry family of Columbia, Missouri.
      Gentry County, Mo. is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Pentland (1908-1975) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Bowhill, Scotland, February 7, 1908. Democrat. Coal miner; grocery clerk; warehouse worker; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; business representative, Teamsters Local 688; member of Missouri state senate 1st District, 1949-72. Presbyterian. Member, Teamsters Union. Died June 7, 1975 (age 67 years, 120 days). Interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, April 25, 1935, to Irma Seaman (1912-1997).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Emil Bohrer (1907-1960) — also known as George E. Bohrer — of Affton, St. Louis County, Mo. Born in Jefferson County, Mo., February 22, 1907. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; insurance broker; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis County 6th District, 1947-52. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Lions. Died November 16, 1960 (age 53 years, 268 days). Interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1939 to Loretta Svoboda.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Harry Nettle (1894-1957) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., June 27, 1894. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army on the Mexican border; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis City 2nd District, 1923-26. Died August 5, 1957 (age 63 years, 39 days). Interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Walter Victor Lay (1924-1983) — also known as Walter V. Lay — of St. Louis, Mo. Born May 20, 1924. Democrat. Member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis City 11th District, 1949-54. Died January 19, 1983 (age 58 years, 244 days). Interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mt. Hope Cemetery
    Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry F. Weber (1892-1944) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., June 5, 1892. Republican. Coal dealer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis City 2nd District, 1919-24. Died May 18, 1944 (age 51 years, 348 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, June 13, 1916, to Adela Schroer.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Manchester Methodist Cemetery
    Manchester, St. Louis County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Malcolm Andrews Bliss (1863-1934) — also known as Malcolm A. Bliss — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Warsaw, Hancock County, Ill., July 2, 1863. Republican. Physician; Independent candidate for delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention at-large, 1922. Died in Manchester, St. Louis County, Mo., September 4, 1934 (age 71 years, 64 days). Interment at Manchester Methodist Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, April 19, 1891, to Clementine Chilton Carter (1865-1927).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Joseph Parish Cemetery
    Manchester, St. Louis County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Louis Strothkamp (c.1816-1885) — of Ballwin, St. Louis County, Mo. Born in Prussia, about 1816. Postmaster at Ballwin, Mo., 1866-85. German ancestry. Died in Missouri, April 20, 1885 (age about 69 years). Interment at St. Joseph Parish Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, March 31, 1867, to Rosina Tritschler (born c.1831); father of Louis E. Strothkamp.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Louis E. Strothkamp (1868-1939) — of Ballwin, St. Louis County, Mo. Born in St. Louis County, Mo., February 24, 1868. Republican. Funeral business; postmaster at Ballwin, Mo., 1885-86, 1889-94, 1897-1902, 1904-11 (acting, 1885-86). German ancestry. Died in Manchester, St. Louis County, Mo., September 2, 1939 (age 71 years, 190 days). Interment at St. Joseph Parish Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Louis Strothkamp (c.1816-1885) and Rosina Strothkamp.
      Political family: Strothkamp family of Ballwin, Missouri.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Peter's Cemetery
    2101 Lucas and Hunt Road
    Normandy, St. Louis County, Missouri
    Founded 1855
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Coulton Meldrom Becker (1888-1947) — also known as Coulton M. Becker — of Williamsville, Wayne County, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., March 20, 1888. Republican. Farmer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Wayne County, 1921-22; candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 8th District, 1936. Died in Richmond Heights, St. Louis County, Mo., January 15, 1947 (age 58 years, 301 days). Interment at St. Peter's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edward C. Becker (1846-1926) and Auguste (Thais) Becker (1855-1921); married to Grace Dulaney (1892-1978).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Benjamin F. Bowles Benjamin F. Bowles (1869-1928) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born near Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, April 3, 1869. Republican. School teacher and principal; lecturer; musician; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 32nd District, 1922-23. African ancestry. Died September 29, 1928 (age 59 years, 179 days). Interment at St. Peter's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Annie R. Anderson (died 1900) and Caroline 'Carrie' Johnson (1873-1942).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Missouri Official Manual 1923
      John H. Ahrens (1860-1934) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., August 13, 1860. Republican. Insurance and real estate business; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis City 4th District, 1927-28. Died September 29, 1934 (age 74 years, 47 days). Interment at St. Peter's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Anna (Drees) Ahrens (1839-1920) and John Ahrens (1841-1919); married 1885 to Martha Mary Grossenheider (1862-1953).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jordan W. Chambers (1896-1962) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in 1896. Democrat. Undertaker; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1944, 1952 (alternate), 1956, 1960. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1962 (age about 66 years). Interment at St. Peter's Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Bethel Cemetery
    Pond, St. Louis County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Frederick Essen (1863-1946) — of Clayton, St. Louis County, Mo. Born near Pond, St. Louis County, Mo., April 22, 1863. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1912 (alternate), 1920; U.S. Representative from Missouri 10th District, 1918-19. Died in Creve Coeur, St. Louis County, Mo., August 18, 1946 (age 83 years, 118 days). Interment at Bethel Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Thornhill Cemetery in Faust Park
    Near St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Frederick Bates (1777-1825) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; St. Louis, Mo. Born in Belmont, Goochland County, Va., June 23, 1777. Lawyer; postmaster at Detroit, Mich., 1802-05; justice of Michigan territorial supreme court, 1805; secretary of Missouri Territory, 1806; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention, 1820; Governor of Missouri, 1824-25; died in office 1825. Died in Chesterfield, St. Louis County, Mo., August 4, 1825 (age 48 years, 42 days). Interment at Thornhill Cemetery in Faust Park.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Fleming Bates (1742-1803) and Caroline Matilda (Woodson) Bates (born 1751); brother of James Woodson Bates and Edward Bates; married 1819 to Nancy Opie Ball; third cousin once removed of Samuel Hughes Woodson, Silas Woodson (1819-1896), Daniel Woodson and John Archibald Woodson; third cousin twice removed of Urey Woodson.
      Political family: Woodson family of Jessamine County, Kentucky.
      Bates County, Mo. is named for him.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society


    Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery
    University City, St. Louis County, Missouri
    Founded 1893
    Politicians buried here:
      Harry C. Raiffie (1908-1968) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo., April 12, 1908. Democrat. Vending machine business; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis City 1st District, 1953-67. Jewish. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1968 (age about 60 years). Interment at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, March 13, 1938, to Sue M. Grunberg.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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