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Haywood County
North Carolina

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  • Waynesville Green Hill Cemetery


    Green Hill Cemetery
    Waynesville, Haywood County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      William Howell Smathers (1891-1955) — also known as William H. Smathers — of Margate City, Atlantic County, N.J. Born near Waynesville, Haywood County, N.C., January 7, 1891. Democrat. Lawyer; common pleas court judge in New Jersey, 1922; member of New Jersey state senate from Atlantic County, 1935-37; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1936, 1940, 1948; U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1937-43; defeated, 1942. Died in a hospital at Asheville, Buncombe County, N.C., September 24, 1955 (age 64 years, 260 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Dr. Benjamin Franklin Smathers and Laura (Howell) Smathers; married 1917 to Syd Brady (divorced 1934); married to Mary Jane Foley; uncle of George Armistead Smathers (1913-2007); granduncle of Bruce Armistead Smathers.
      Political family: Smathers family of Miami, Florida.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Thomas Crawford (1856-1913) — also known as William T. Crawford — of Waynesville, Haywood County, N.C. Born near Waynesville, Haywood County, N.C., June 1, 1856. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state legislature, 1890; U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1891-95, 1899-1900, 1907-09 (9th District 1891-95, 1899-1900, 10th District 1907-09). Died in Waynesville, Haywood County, N.C., November 16, 1913 (age 57 years, 168 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James Montraville Moody (1858-1903) — also known as James M. Moody — of Waynesville, Haywood County, N.C. Born in North Carolina, 1858. Republican. Member of North Carolina state legislature, 1890; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 9th District, 1901-03; died in office 1903. Died February 5, 1903 (age about 44 years). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Edward John Robeson, Jr. (1890-1966) — also known as Edward J. Robeson, Jr. — of Warwick (now part of Newport News), Va. Born in Waynesville, Haywood County, N.C., August 9, 1890. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Virginia 1st District, 1950-59. Died in Pascagoula, Jackson County, Miss., March 10, 1966 (age 75 years, 213 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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