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Clay County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Clay County

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  • West Point Greenwood Cemetery

    Greenwood Cemetery
    West Point, Clay County, Mississippi
    Politicians buried here:
      John Elliott Rankin (1882-1960) — also known as John E. Rankin — of Tupelo, Lee County, Miss. Born in Itawamba County, Miss., March 29, 1882. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 1st District, 1921-53; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1948; candidate for U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1947. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Woodmen; American Legion; Rotary. Died November 26, 1960 (age 78 years, 242 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Braxton Rankin and Modest (Rutledge) Rankin; married, October 1, 1919, to Annie Laurie Burrous.
      Cross-reference: Frank E. Hook
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    Andrew F. Fox Andrew Fuller Fox (1849-1926) — also known as Andrew F. Fox — of West Point, Clay County, Miss. Born in Reform, Pickens County, Ala., April 26, 1849. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1888 (member, Credentials Committee); member of Mississippi state senate, 1891-93; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, 1893-96; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 4th District, 1897-1903. Died in West Point, Clay County, Miss., August 29, 1926 (age 77 years, 125 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Sarah (Hughes) Fox (1819-1862) and Henry 'Hally' Fox (1820-1896); married, August 24, 1873, to Phoebe Augusta Branson (1853-1900); married 1902 to Annetta Scott (died 1951); second cousin four times removed of Thomas Claiborne (1749-1812); third cousin thrice removed of Ferdinand Leigh Claiborne, William Charles Cole Claiborne, John Claiborne, Nathaniel Herbert Claiborne and Thomas Claiborne (1780-1856).
      Political family: Claiborne-Dallas family of Virginia and Louisiana (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
      Thomas Jefferson Tubb (1899-1981) — also known as Thomas J. Tubb; Tom Tubb — of West Point, Clay County, Miss. Born in Amory, Monroe County, Miss., August 14, 1899. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1952, 1956; Mississippi Democratic state chair, 1955. Died in Tupelo, Lee County, Miss., December 8, 1981 (age 82 years, 116 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Iler Rebecca (West) Tubb (1867-1957) and Brice Milton Tubb (1868-1930); married to Sarah Frances Spalding (1908-1979); first cousin once removed of Lindsey Hilton Tubb (1857-1928).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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