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Wayne County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Wayne County

Index to Locations

  • Greenville Twidwell Cemetery
  • Near Lowndes Cowan Cemetery
  • Piedmont Masonic Cemetery

    Twidwell Cemetery
    Greenville, Wayne County, Missouri
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Matthias Monroe Alexander (1880-1962) — also known as M. M. Alexander; "Tice" — of Mill Spring, Wayne County, Mo. Born near Gravelton, Wayne County, Mo., October 18, 1880. Democrat. Farmer; livestock raiser; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Wayne County, 1931-34, 1943-44, 1947-48; defeated, 1944. Died January 13, 1962 (age 81 years, 87 days). Interment at Twidwell Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, December 11, 1902, to Minnie Catherine 'Tattie' Ward; married to Viola (McKelvey) Murray.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Cowan Cemetery
    Near Lowndes, Wayne County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      Richard Dickey Cowan, Sr. (1782-1868) — of Wayne County, Mo. Born in Lincoln County, N.C., October 15, 1782. Major in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1828, 1834, 1838. Slaveowner. Died in Missouri, September 14, 1868 (age 85 years, 335 days). Interment at Cowan Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, February 3, 1807, to Hanah Sietze; married, April 12, 1836, to Susanna (Landers) Wallow.

    Masonic Cemetery
    Piedmont, Wayne County, Missouri
    Politicians buried here:
      John Henry Raney (1849-1928) — also known as John H. Raney — of Piedmont, Wayne County, Mo. Born in Missouri, September 28, 1849. Republican. U.S. Representative from Missouri 13th District, 1895-97; defeated, 1902. Died January 23, 1928 (age 78 years, 117 days). Interment at Masonic Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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