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Lafayette County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Lafayette County

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  • Oxford Unknown location
  • Oxford Oxford Memorial Cemetery
  • Oxford St. Peter's Cemetery

    Unknown Location
    Oxford, Lafayette County, Mississippi
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Bowen Howry (1844-1928) — also known as Charles B. Howry — of Mississippi. Born in Oxford, Lafayette County, Miss., May 14, 1844. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1880-84; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, 1885-89; Judge of U.S. Court of Claims, 1897-. Member, American Bar Association. Died July 20, 1928 (age 84 years, 67 days). Interment somewhere.

    Oxford Memorial Cemetery
    Oxford, Lafayette County, Mississippi
    Politicians buried here:
      William Nathaniel Ethridge, Jr. (1912-1971) — of Oxford, Lafayette County, Miss. Born in Columbus, Lowndes County, Miss., August 3, 1912. Lawyer; law professor; justice of Mississippi state supreme court, 1950-71; died in office 1971; chief justice of Mississippi state supreme court, 1966-71; died in office 1971. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Phi Delta Phi; Omicron Delta Kappa. Died July 29, 1971 (age 58 years, 360 days). Interment at Oxford Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Nathaniel Ethridge (1883-1967) and Laura Mae (Ramage) Ethridge (1886-1975); married, December 14, 1946, to Lura Elizabeth Clark (1923-2011).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    St. Peter's Cemetery
    Oxford, Lafayette County, Mississippi
    Politicians buried here:
    Lucius Q. C. Lamar Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (1825-1893) — also known as Lucius Q. C. Lamar — of Covington, Newton County, Ga.; Abbeville, Lafayette County, Miss.; Oxford, Lafayette County, Miss. Born near Eatonton, Putnam County, Ga., September 17, 1825. Democrat. Lawyer; president, University of Mississippi, 1849-52; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1853; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 1st District, 1857-60, 1873-77; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Mississippi state constitutional convention, 1865, 1868, 1875, 1877, 1881; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1877-85; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1885-88; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1888-93; died in office 1893. Methodist. Member, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Died in Macon, Bibb County, Ga., January 23, 1893 (age 67 years, 128 days). Original interment at Riverside Cemetery, Macon, Ga.; reinterment in 1894 at St. Peter's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar; nephew of Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar (1798-1859); uncle of William Bailey Lamar; cousin *** of Absalom Harris Chappell.
      Political family: Lamar family of Georgia.
      Lamar counties in Ala., Ga. and Miss. are named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — NNDB dossier
      Image source: James G. Blaine, Twenty Years of Congress, vol. 2 (1886)
      William Van Amberg Sullivan (1857-1918) — also known as William V. Sullivan — of Oxford, Lafayette County, Miss. Born in Mississippi, 1857. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1892; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 2nd District, 1897-98; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1898-1901. Died in 1918 (age about 61 years). Interment at St. Peter's Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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