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Missouri

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Washington County

Index to Locations

  • Caledonia Bellevue Presbyterian Cemetery
  • Caledonia Caledonia Methodist Cemetery
  • Caledonia Methodist Cemetery
  • Hopewell Hopewell Cemetery
  • Old Mines St. Joachim Cemetery
  • Potosi Unknown location
  • Potosi Masonic Cemetery
  • Potosi New Masonic Cemetery
  • Potosi Potosi Presbyterian Cemetery
  • Richwoods Horine Cemetery


    Bellevue Presbyterian Cemetery
    Caledonia, Washington County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward Thompson Eversole (1902-1980) — also known as Edward T. Eversole — of Festus, Jefferson County, Mo. Born in Caledonia, Washington County, Mo., July 29, 1902. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1940, 1960; circuit judge in Missouri 21st Circuit; elected 1946. Died in Festus, Jefferson County, Mo., January 30, 1980 (age 77 years, 185 days). Interment at Bellevue Presbyterian Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Harrison Eversole (1862-1948) and Mamie (Amonett) Eversole (1868-1963); married to Nancy Lou Wallace (1910-1980); nephew of Edward Thompson Eversole (1866-1916).
      Political family: Eversole family of Caledonia and Potosi, Missouri.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Caledonia Methodist Cemetery
    Caledonia, Washington County, Missouri
    Founded 1834
    Politicians buried here:
      Perry Albert Hoffman (1881-1950) — also known as Perry Hoffman — of Caledonia, Washington County, Mo. Born September 27, 1881. Democrat. Member of Missouri state house of representatives from Washington County, 1937-40; defeated, 1940, 1942. Died January 16, 1950 (age 68 years, 111 days). Interment at Caledonia Methodist Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles G. Hoffman (1853-1945) and Ruth M. Hoffman (1855-1937); married to M. Frances Drew (1900-1976).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Bays (1904-1977) — of Caledonia, Washington County, Mo. Born in Munger, Reynolds County, Mo., April 11, 1904. Republican. Merchant; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Washington County, 1935-36, 1941-42; defeated, 1936; chair of Washington County Republican Party, 1949; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1956. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star. Died January 28, 1977 (age 72 years, 292 days). Interment at Caledonia Methodist Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Isaac Bays and Bertha (Johnston) Bays; married, August 2, 1925, to Bertha Lee Boring (1901-1993).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Methodist Cemetery
    Caledonia, Washington County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      James Hugh Relfe (1791-1863) — also known as James H. Relfe — of Caledonia, Washington County, Mo. Born in Virginia, 1791. Democrat. Member of Missouri state legislature, 1830; U.S. Representative from Missouri at-large, 1843-47. Slaveowner. Died in 1863 (age about 72 years). Interment at Methodist Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother-in-law of Lewis Fields Linn (1796-1843).
      Political family: Polk family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Hopewell Cemetery
    Hopewell, Washington County, Missouri
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Leslie Lemon (1894-1931) — also known as Joseph L. Lemon — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Irondale, Washington County, Mo., September 25, 1894. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis City 3rd District, 1931; died in office 1931. Died July 3, 1931 (age 36 years, 281 days). Interment at Hopewell Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, June 28, 1926, to Helen M. Hayden.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Joachim Cemetery
    Old Mines, Washington County, Missouri
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Alexander Young (1870-1943) — also known as Charles A. Young — of Cadet, Washington County, Mo. Born in Greencastle, Warren County, Ky., October 7, 1870. Republican. Merchant; postmaster; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Washington County, 1921-30, 1943; died in office 1943. While crossing a street, was hit by a car, badly injured, and died an hour and a half later in a hospital at Jefferson City, Cole County, Mo., May 8, 1943 (age 72 years, 213 days). Interment at St. Joachim Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, March 2, 1897, to Mary Louise Bouchard.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Unknown Location
    Potosi, Washington County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Wilson Bell (1897-1947) — of Potosi, Washington County, Mo.; Jefferson City, Cole County, Mo. Born in Potosi, Washington County, Mo., May 24, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Missouri state treasurer, 1941-45; secretary of state of Missouri, 1945-47; died in office 1947. Died, from metastasis of hydronephroma (renal cell carcinoma, i.e., kidney cancer), in Jefferson City, Cole County, Mo., May 20, 1947 (age 49 years, 361 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Bell and Mamie (Crane) Bell.


    Masonic Cemetery
    Potosi, Washington County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Marion Edwards Rhodes (1868-1928) — also known as Marion E. Rhodes — of Potosi, Washington County, Mo. Born near Glenallen, Bollinger County, Mo., January 4, 1868. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; Washington County Prosecuting Attorney, 1900-04; member of Missouri Republican State Committee, 1902-04; U.S. Representative from Missouri 13th District, 1905-07, 1919-23; defeated, 1906, 1916, 1922; mayor of Potosi, Mo., 1908-09; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1908; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Washington County, 1909-10. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., December 25, 1928 (age 60 years, 356 days). Interment at Masonic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Rhodes and Georgia (Floyd) Rhodes; married, September 2, 1896, to Annie P. Davidson.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    New Masonic Cemetery
    Potosi, Washington County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Parke Monroe Banta (1891-1970) — also known as Parke M. Banta — of Potosi, Washington County, Mo.; Arcadia, Iron County, Mo. Born in Berryman, Crawford County, Mo., November 21, 1891. Republican. Lawyer; Washington County Prosecuting Attorney, 1917-18; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; chair of Washington County Republican Party, 1925-27; member of Missouri Republican State Committee, 1926-28; U.S. Representative from Missouri 8th District, 1947-49; defeated, 1940, 1948, 1950; general counsel, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1953-61. Methodist or Baptist. Member, Rotary; American Legion; American Bar Association; Delta Theta Phi; Freemasons. Died in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Mo., May 12, 1970 (age 78 years, 172 days). Interment at New Masonic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Cyrus Newton Banta (1850-1929) and Susan Price 'Susie' (Larned) Banta (1862-1942); married, April 13, 1918, to Gladys Nichols (1892-1989); second cousin once removed of Richard Leroy Banta Jr..
      Political family: Banta family of Berryman, Missouri.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Elbridge Milton Dearing (1867-1938) — also known as Elbridge M. Dearing — of Potosi, Washington County, Mo. Born in Washington County, Mo., December 20, 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; Washington County Prosecuting Attorney, 1897-1900; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Washington County, 1905-06; circuit judge in Missouri 21st Circuit, 1911-37; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1912. Died June 24, 1938 (age 70 years, 186 days). Interment at New Masonic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry R. Dearing and Eliza (Cole) Dearing; married, September 4, 1895, to Fannie E. Bust (1868-1921); married, March 10, 1924, to Latty J. Bust (1881-1960).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel Richeson (1904-1976) — of Potosi, Washington County, Mo. Born in Potosi, Washington County, Mo., September 20, 1904. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Missouri 8th District, 1944; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1948. Member, Freemasons. Died in Hillsboro, Jefferson County, Mo., May 5, 1976 (age 71 years, 228 days). Interment at New Masonic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Hardin Richeson (1868-1941) and Zoe Isabel (McGready) Richson (1878-1944); married, June 6, 1929, to Ruth Elisabeth Goff (1905-1985); married, March 29, 1953, to Amanda Erleen Montgomery (1919-2005).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Hardin Richeson (1868-1941) — also known as Charles H. Richeson — of Potosi, Washington County, Mo. Born in Amherst, Amherst County, Va., August 5, 1868. Democrat. Lawyer; chair of Washington County Democratic Party, 1921; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1928. Died in Potosi, Washington County, Mo., June 29, 1941 (age 72 years, 328 days). Interment at New Masonic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel M. Richeson (1830-1904) and Leanna Ellen (Milner) Richeson (1833-1903); married, July 22, 1899, to Zoe Isabel McGready (1878-1944); father of Samuel Richeson (1904-1976).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Potosi Presbyterian Cemetery
    Potosi, Washington County, Missouri
    Founded 1833
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward Thompson Eversole (1866-1916) — also known as Edward T. Eversole — of Washington County, Mo. Born in Caledonia, Washington County, Mo., March 3, 1866. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Washington County, 1901-02. Died December 29, 1916 (age 50 years, 301 days). Interment at Potosi Presbyterian Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Goforth Eversole (1819-1894) and Rebecca Anne (Rutledge) Eversole (1830-1909); married, November 15, 1898, to Mary B. Eversole (1871-1962); uncle of Edward Thompson Eversole.
      Political family: Eversole family of Caledonia and Potosi, Missouri.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Mary B. Eversole (1871-1962) — also known as Mary Ellen Bugg — of Washington County, Mo. Born May 3, 1871. Democrat. Candidate for Missouri state house of representatives from Washington County, 1920. Female. Died April 28, 1962 (age 90 years, 360 days). Interment at Potosi Presbyterian Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Richard M. Bugg and Anna M. (Cole) Bugg; married, November 15, 1898, to Edward Thompson Eversole (1866-1916).
      Political family: Eversole family of Caledonia and Potosi, Missouri.


    Horine Cemetery
    Richwoods, Washington County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Bert Lavance McMullin (1886-1947) — also known as Bert L. McMullin — of Richwoods, Washington County, Mo. Born in De Soto, Jefferson County, Mo., April 17, 1886. Socialist. Candidate for Missouri state house of representatives from Washington County, 1934. Died in Richwoods, Washington County, Mo., April 15, 1947 (age 60 years, 363 days). Interment at Horine Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert McMullin.
      Epitaph: "Warm Southern wind, blow gently here / Warm Western sun, shine softly here / Green sod above, lie light, lie light / Good night dear heart, good night, good night."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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