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Wayne County
North Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Wayne County

Index to Locations

  • Goldsboro Willowdale Cemetery
  • Mt. Olive Maplewood Cemetery


    Willowdale Cemetery
    Goldsboro, Wayne County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Kenneth Claiborne Royall (1894-1971) — also known as Kenneth C. Royall — of Goldsboro, Wayne County, N.C.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Goldsboro, Wayne County, N.C., July 24, 1894. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate, 1927; general in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Secretary of War, 1947; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Kappa Epsilon. Died in Durham, Durham County, N.C., May 25, 1971 (age 76 years, 305 days). Interment at Willowdale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Margaret Best Royall (born c.1895); father of Kenneth Claiborne Royall Jr..
      Political family: Royall family of Durham and Goldsboro, North Carolina.
      See also Wikipedia article
      Curtis Hooks Brogden (1816-1901) — also known as Curtis H. Brogden — of Wayne County, N.C. Born in Goldsboro, Wayne County, N.C., November 6, 1816. Farmer; justice of the peace; member of North Carolina house of commons, 1839-51; member of North Carolina state senate, 1852-57, 1868; Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1868; Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina, 1873-74; Governor of North Carolina, 1874-77; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 2nd District, 1877-79. Died in Goldsboro, Wayne County, N.C., January 5, 1901 (age 84 years, 60 days). Interment at Willowdale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Pierce Brogden (1790-1854) and Amy (Beard) Brogden (1800-1880); uncle of Willis James Brogden (1877-1935).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Theophilus Dortch (1824-1889) — of Goldsboro, Wayne County, N.C. Born near Rocky Mount, Nash County, N.C., August 23, 1824. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state legislature, 1852-60; Senator from North Carolina in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1876, 1880 (Convention Vice-President); member of North Carolina state senate, 1879-85. Died in Goldsboro, Wayne County, N.C., November 21, 1889 (age 65 years, 90 days). Interment at Willowdale Cemetery.
      George Ezekial Hood (1875-1960) — also known as George E. Hood — of Goldsboro, Wayne County, N.C. Born near Goldsboro, Wayne County, N.C., January 25, 1875. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1899-1901; mayor of Goldsboro, N.C., 1901-07; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 3rd District, 1915-19. Died in Goldsboro, Wayne County, N.C., March 8, 1960 (age 85 years, 43 days). Interment at Willowdale Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Albert Lyman Cox (b. 1883) — also known as Albert L. Cox — of Raleigh, Wake County, N.C.; Washington, D.C. Born in Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., December 1, 1883. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1909; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1912; superior court judge in North Carolina, 1916-17; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1920; delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1940, 1944, 1948. Episcopalian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; American Legion; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Rotary. Interment at Willowdale Cemetery.
      Margaret Best Royall — also known as Mrs. Kenneth Royall — of Goldsboro, Wayne County, N.C. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1944 (alternate), 1948. Female. Interment at Willowdale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Kenneth Claiborne Royall (1894-1971); mother of Kenneth Claiborne Royall Jr..
      Political family: Royall family of Durham and Goldsboro, North Carolina.


    Maplewood Cemetery
    Mt. Olive, Wayne County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Council Simmons Wooten (1840-1930) — also known as Council S. Wooten — of Lenoir County, N.C. Born in Lenoir County, N.C., November 12, 1840. Member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Lenoir County, 1895-96. Died in Mt. Olive, Wayne County, N.C., April 3, 1930 (age 89 years, 142 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Council Simmons Wooten (1804-1872) and Eliza (Isler) Wooten (1804-1869); married, September 2, 1879, to Cora Wooten (1858-1884).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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