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Hancock County
Mississippi

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Hancock County

Index to Locations

  • Bay St. Louis Cedar Rest Cemetery
  • Bay St. Louis St. Marys Cemetery


    Cedar Rest Cemetery
    Bay St. Louis, Hancock County, Mississippi
    Politicians buried here:
      Eaton Jackson Bowers (1865-1939) — also known as Eaton J. Bowers — of Bay St. Louis, Hancock County, Miss.; Gulfport, Harrison County, Miss. Born in Canton, Madison County, Miss., June 17, 1865. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Mississippi Democratic State Executive Committee, 1886-1900; Presidential Elector for Mississippi, 1888, 1892; member of Mississippi state senate, 1896-1900; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1900, 1916 (member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee); member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1900-02; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 6th District, 1903-11. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., October 26, 1939 (age 74 years, 131 days). Interment at Cedar Rest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Eaton Jackson Bowers and Sallie Lee (Dinkins) Bowers; married, September 3, 1888, to Lula G. Posey.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Ludwig Hermann Von Gohren (1844-1906) — also known as L. H. Von Gohren — of Bay St. Louis, Hancock County, Miss. Born in Germany, September 7, 1844. Physician; Vice-Consul for Netherlands in Bay SAINT Louis, Miss., 1889-1900. German ancestry. Died in Bay St. Louis, Hancock County, Miss., August 31, 1906 (age 61 years, 358 days). Interment at Cedar Rest Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Louis Joseph Piernas (1856-1954) — also known as L. J. Piernas — of Bay St. Louis, Hancock County, Miss. Born in Bay St. Louis, Hancock County, Miss., March 19, 1856. Republican. Postmaster at Bay St. Louis, Miss., 1889-94, 1898-1911. African ancestry. Died in Bay St. Louis, Hancock County, Miss., July 25, 1954 (age 98 years, 128 days). Interment at Cedar Rest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Louis Piernas (1812-1870) and Adelle (Labat) Piernas (1820-1896); married to Marie Louise Barabino.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Marys Cemetery
    Bay St. Louis, Hancock County, Mississippi
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph E. Saucier (1852-1931) — of Bay St. Louis, Hancock County, Miss. Born August 10, 1852. Democrat. Postmaster at Bay St. Louis, Miss., 1894-98, 1915-23. Died February 13, 1931 (age 78 years, 187 days). Interment at St. Marys Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Adele Esther Nicaise.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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