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Catawba County
North Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Catawba County

Index to Locations

  • Claremont St. Mark's Cemetery
  • Newton Eastview Cemetery
  • Near Sherrills Ford Rehoboth Methodist Church Cemetery

    St. Mark's Cemetery
    Claremont, Catawba County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Isabella Walton Cannon (1904-2002) — also known as Isabella W. Cannon; Isabella McLean Bett Walton; "Little Old Lady in Tennis Shoes" — of Raleigh, Wake County, N.C. Born in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, May 12, 1904. School teacher; mayor of Raleigh, N.C., 1977-79; defeated, 1979. Female. United Church of Christ. Member, League of Women Voters. Died, in Raleigh Community Hospital, Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., February 13, 2002 (age 97 years, 277 days). Interment at St. Mark's Cemetery.

    Eastview Cemetery
    Newton, Catawba County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      William Bost Gaither (1864-1952) — also known as W. B. Gaither — of Newton, Catawba County, N.C. Born in Newton, Catawba County, N.C., December 4, 1864. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Catawba County, 1901, 1913-14. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died, from acute myocarditis, in Catawba Hospital, Newton, Catawba County, N.C., April 14, 1952 (age 87 years, 132 days). Interment at Eastview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Belt Gaither and Mary Melinda Angeline (Bost) Gaither; married to Genevieve Wilfong.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Rehoboth Methodist Church Cemetery
    Near Sherrills Ford, Catawba County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry William Connor (1793-1866) — also known as Henry W. Connor — of Sherrills Ford, Catawba County, N.C. Born near Amelia Court House, Amelia County, Va., August 5, 1793. Democrat. U.S. Representative from North Carolina 11th District, 1821-41; member of North Carolina state legislature, 1830. Slaveowner. Died in Beattys Ford, Lincoln County, N.C., January 6, 1866 (age 72 years, 154 days). Interment at Rehoboth Methodist Church Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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