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Buffalo County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Buffalo County

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  • Kearney Kearney Cemetery

    Kearney Cemetery
    Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska
    Politicians buried here:
    William L. Greene William Laury Greene (1849-1899) — also known as William L. Greene — of Bloomington, Monroe County, Ind.; Kearney, Buffalo County, Neb. Born in Pike County, Ind., October 3, 1849. Lawyer; district judge in Nebraska 12th District, 1895-97; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 6th District, 1897-99; died in office 1899. Died March 11, 1899 (age 49 years, 159 days). Interment at Kearney Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
      Wesley C. Mues (1948-1999) — of Kearney, Buffalo County, Neb. Born in McCook, Red Willow County, Neb., May 5, 1948. Lawyer; Judge, Nebraska Court of Appeals, 1994-99; died in office 1999. Lutheran. Member, Sertoma. Injured in a traffic accident on Highway 281, and died soon after, at St. Francis Medical Center, Grand Island, Hall County, Neb., October 25, 1999 (age 51 years, 173 days). Interment at Kearney Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Dee Acy Wort (1861-1948) — also known as D. Wort — of Kearney, Buffalo County, Neb. Born in Woodstock, Ontario, December 18, 1861. Naturalized U.S. citizen; sheriff; grain dealer; automobile dealer; banker; mayor of Kearney, Neb., 1921-22, 1929-33, 1937-39. Member, Rotary. Died in Kearney, Buffalo County, Neb., April 3, 1948 (age 86 years, 107 days). Entombed at Kearney Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Wort and Martha (Teeple) Wort; married 1891 to Emma Jane Cheasbrough.
      John Wilson (1849-1918) — of Henry County, Ill.; Kearney, Buffalo County, Neb. Born in Allegheny County, Pa., February 21, 1849. Republican. Deputy sheriff; livery business; Buffalo County Sheriff, 1889-92; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1893. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias. Died, of stomach cancer, in Kearney, Buffalo County, Neb., January 13, 1918 (age 68 years, 326 days). Interment at Kearney Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Wilson and Mary (Owens) Wilson; married, May 25, 1881, to Rose M. Beecher.

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