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Union County
North Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Union County

Index to Locations

  • Marshville Marshville Cemetery
  • Monroe Suncrest Cemetery
  • The Waxhaws Tirzah Presbyterian Church Cemetery


    Marshville Cemetery
    Marshville, Union County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Joe Max Thomas (1915-1993) — also known as J. Max Thomas — of Marshville, Union County, N.C. Born in Marshville, Union County, N.C., July 9, 1915. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Union County Recorder's Court Judge, 1948-52; member of North Carolina state senate 19th District, 1955-59. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Lions; American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., August 15, 1993 (age 78 years, 37 days). Interment at Marshville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John W. Thomas and Lillian Maude (Hasty) Thomas; married 1940 to Myrtle Herron Glenn (died 1946); married 1947 to Vergie Emma Griffin (1915-2006).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Suncrest Cemetery
    Monroe, Union County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      John James Hasty (1830-1894) — also known as John J. Hasty — of Monroe, Union County, N.C. Born in Marshville, Union County, N.C., March 30, 1830. Republican. Postmaster at Monroe, N.C., 1873-75. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Monroe, Union County, N.C., March 20, 1894 (age 63 years, 355 days). Interment at Suncrest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jesse Hasty and Nancy (Heath) Hasty; married, January 27, 1853, to Jane Ellen Harrell (1836-1906); father of Jesse Vernon Hasty, Nancy Hasty Sweiger (1860-1942) and John S. Hasty.
      Political family: Hasty-Harrell family of Monroe, North Carolina.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas D. Winchester (1821-1895) — of Monroe, Union County, N.C. Born February 25, 1821. Postmaster at Monroe, N.C., 1844-61. Died July 21, 1895 (age 74 years, 146 days). Interment at Suncrest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Elizabeth Jane Stitt (1829-1898); father of Edwin Cheatham Winchester (1867-1936).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John S. Hasty (1864-1909) — of Monroe, Union County, N.C. Born January 21, 1864. Republican. Postmaster at Monroe, N.C., 1884-85, 1889-94, 1898-1908. Died November 19, 1909 (age 45 years, 302 days). Interment at Suncrest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John James Hasty and Jane Ellen (Harrell) Hasty (1836-1906); brother of Jesse Vernon Hasty (1858-1913) and Nancy Hasty Sweiger; married to Letitia Stewart (1868-1908).
      Political family: Hasty-Harrell family of Monroe, North Carolina.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edwin Cheatham Winchester (1867-1936) — also known as Edwin C. Winchester — of Monroe, Union County, N.C. Born in Union County, N.C., June 18, 1867. Democrat. Postmaster at Monroe, N.C., 1914-24. Died in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., October 5, 1936 (age 69 years, 109 days). Interment at Suncrest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas D. Winchester (1821-1895) and Elizabeth Jane (Stitt) Winchester (1829-1898).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Tirzah Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    The Waxhaws, Union County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Walker Huey (1798-1854) — also known as Thomas W. Huey — of South Carolina. Born November 27, 1798. Member of South Carolina state senate, 1844-47, 1852-54; died in office 1854; Presidential Elector for South Carolina, 1844. Presbyterian. Died April 23, 1854 (age 55 years, 147 days). Interment at Tirzah Presbyterian Church Cemetery.


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