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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Lancaster County

Index to Locations

  • Bethlehem Cemetery
  • Private or family graveyards
  • Lincoln Calvary Cemetery
  • Lincoln Evergreen Cemetery
  • Lincoln Lincoln Memorial Park
  • Lincoln Wyuka Cemetery
  • Panama Panama Cemetery
  • Waverly Rosehill Cemetery


    Bethlehem Cemetery
    Lancaster County, Nebraska
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Joseph Warner (1875-1955) — also known as Charles J. Warner — of Wayne, Wayne County, Neb.; Waverly, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Lancaster County, Neb., March 29, 1875. Republican. Farmer; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1901-06; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1944, 1952; Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska, 1949-55; died in office 1955. Member, Freemasons. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., September 24, 1955 (age 80 years, 179 days). Interment at Bethlehem Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Christina (Magnuson) Warner (1838-1913) and John Warner (1842-1930); married, December 9, 1914, to Esther Warner; father of Jerome Warner (1927-1997).
      Political family: Warner family of Waverly, Nebraska.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Esther Warner (1891-1980) — also known as Esther P. Anderson; Mrs. Charles J. Warner — of Waverly, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Virginia, Cass County, Ill., January 12, 1891. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1956, 1960 (member, Resolutions Committee). Female. Member, Order of the Eastern Star; Grange. Died, probably from a heart attack, while in an ambulance en route to a hospital, in Lancaster County, Neb., April 18, 1980 (age 89 years, 97 days). Interment at Bethlehem Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, December 9, 1914, to Charles Joseph Warner; mother of Jerome Warner (1927-1997).
      Political family: Warner family of Waverly, Nebraska.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Private or family graveyard
    Lancaster County, Nebraska
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Wilson Pierce (1823-1907) — of Demopolis, Marengo County, Ala.; Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Benton, Yates County, N.Y., October 7, 1823. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Alabama 4th District, 1868-69; delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1875; member of Nebraska state senate, 1881. Died in Hastings, St. Johns County, Fla., February 18, 1907 (age 83 years, 134 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Calvary Cemetery
    Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska
    Politicians buried here:
      Victor Vifquain (1836-1907) — of Saline County, Neb. Born in Brussels, Belgium, May 20, 1836. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; involved in unsuccessful effort to kidnap Confederate president Jefferson Davis; received the Medal of Honor for his actions in the assault of Fort Blakely, Alabama, April 9, 1865; newspaper publisher; delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1871; Saline County Surveyor, 1871; U.S. Consul in Barranquilla, 1886-87; Colón, 1887-90; Adjutant General of Nebraska, 1890-92; U.S. Consul General in Panama, 1893-97; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War. Died January 7, 1907 (age 70 years, 232 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      John Arthur Maguire (1870-1939) — also known as John A. Maguire — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Jo Daviess County, Ill., November 29, 1870. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1904; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1909-15; defeated, 1914; municipal judge in Nebraska, 1938-39. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., July 1, 1939 (age 68 years, 214 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Evergreen Cemetery
    Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska
    Politicians buried here:
    Amasa Cobb Amasa Cobb (1823-1905) — of Mineral Point, Iowa County, Wis.; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Palestine, Crawford County, Ill., September 27, 1823. Republican. Member of Wisconsin state senate, 1855-56; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1860-61; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 3rd District, 1863-71; mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1875-76; justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1878-92; chief justice of Nebraska state supreme court, 1884-86, 1890-92. Member, Loyal Legion. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., July 5, 1905 (age 81 years, 281 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Cobb and Nancy (Briggs) Cobb; married, December 26, 1849, to Philadelphia Sudduth (c.1819-1896).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Image source: City of Lincoln


    Lincoln Memorial Park
    6700 S. 14th Street
    Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska
    Politicians buried here:
      Clifford Morris Hardin (1915-2010) — also known as Clifford M. Hardin — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich.; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Knightstown, Henry County, Ind., October 9, 1915. University professor; chancellor, University of Nebraska, 1954-68; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1969-71. Quaker. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., April 4, 2010 (age 94 years, 177 days). Interment at Lincoln Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of J. Alvin Hardin and Mabel (Macy) Hardin; married to Martha Love Wood (1918-2010).
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert LeRoy Cochran (1886-1963) — also known as Roy Cochran — of North Platte, Lincoln County, Neb.; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Avoca, Cass County, Neb., January 28, 1886. Democrat. Civil engineer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Governor of Nebraska, 1935-41; candidate for U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1940; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II. Episcopalian. Member, Alpha Tau Omega; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; American Society of Civil Engineers. Died February 23, 1963 (age 77 years, 26 days). Interment at Lincoln Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Charles A. Cochran and Jane (Wilkinson) Cochran; married, March 18, 1919, to Aileen Gantt.
      See also NNDB dossier
      Ralph Gilmour Brooks (1898-1960) — also known as Ralph G. Brooks — of Wymore, Gage County, Neb. Born in Eustis, Frontier County, Neb., July 6, 1898. Democrat. School teacher; superintendent of schools; candidate for U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1942; Governor of Nebraska, 1959-60; died in office 1960. Member, Lions; Freemasons; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Pi Kappa Delta; Delta Sigma Rho; Phi Kappa Delta. Died September 9, 1960 (age 62 years, 65 days). Interment at Lincoln Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Adam Hansford Brooks and Tina S. (Olson) Brooks; married, December 24, 1934, to Darleene L. Day (born 1907).
      Cross-reference: Robert B. Conrad
      See also NNDB dossier
      Robert Berkey Crosby (1911-2000) — also known as Robert B. Crosby; "The Boy Governor from North Platte" — of North Platte, Lincoln County, Neb.; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in North Platte, Lincoln County, Neb., March 26, 1911. Republican. Lawyer; member of Nebraska unicameral legislature, 1941-45; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska, 1947-49; Governor of Nebraska, 1953-55; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1954; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1956 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1960 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1964, 1972, 1976. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Kiwanis; American Legion; Elks. Died, of Parkinson's disease and prostate cancer, in Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., January 7, 2000 (age 88 years, 287 days). Interment at Lincoln Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Mainard E. Crosby and Cora May (Berkey) Crosby; married, November 29, 1934, to Elizabeth Ehler; married, May 22, 1971, to LaVon Kehoe (1924-).
      See also NNDB dossier
    Clark Jeary Clark Jeary (1892-1959) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., April 25, 1892. Republican. Lawyer; banker; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1920; member of Nebraska state senate, 1920; mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1953-56; resigned 1956. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Elks; Kappa Sigma. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., August 27, 1959 (age 67 years, 124 days). Interment at Lincoln Memorial Park.
      Image source: City of Lincoln
    Bartlett E. Boyles Bartlett E. Boyles (d. 1972) — also known as Pat Boyles — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Terry, Lawrence County, S.Dak. Lawyer; mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1959-63. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Order of the Coif; Phi Delta Phi; Kiwanis; United Commercial Travelers; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Died in McAuley Lake Resort, Atikolam, Ontario, June 7, 1972. Interment at Lincoln Memorial Park.
      Image source: City of Lincoln
    Fenton B. Fleming Fenton B. Fleming (1882-1953) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Athol, Smith County, Kan., July 17, 1882. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1928, 1932; mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1933-35. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., April 4, 1953 (age 70 years, 261 days). Interment at Lincoln Memorial Park.
      Image source: City of Lincoln
    Dean H. Petersen Dean H. Petersen (1904-1989) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Hampton, Hamilton County, Neb., January 26, 1904. Republican. Mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1963-67. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., July 21, 1989 (age 85 years, 176 days). Interment at Lincoln Memorial Park.
      Image source: City of Lincoln
    Richard O. Johnson Richard O. Johnson (1894-1971) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Weston, Saunders County, Neb., April 24, 1894. Republican. Mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1941-43. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., October 14, 1971 (age 77 years, 173 days). Interment at Lincoln Memorial Park.
      Image source: City of Lincoln
    Thomas R. Pansing Thomas R. Pansing (d. 1973) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Morenci, Greenlee County, Ariz. Mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1950. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., April 13, 1973. Interment at Lincoln Memorial Park.
      Image source: City of Lincoln


    Wyuka Cemetery
    3600 O Street
    Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska
    Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1982
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Charles W. Bryan Charles Wayland Bryan (1867-1945) — also known as Charles W. Bryan — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Salem, Marion County, Ill., February 10, 1867. Democrat. Coal business; mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1915-17, 1935-37; Governor of Nebraska, 1923-25, 1931-35; defeated, 1926, 1928, 1938; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1924. Baptist. Member, Odd Fellows; Woodmen; Elks; Kiwanis. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., March 4, 1945 (age 78 years, 22 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Silas Lillard Bryan and Mariah Elizabeth (Jennings) Bryan; brother of William Jennings Bryan; married, November 29, 1892, to Bessie Elizabeth Brokaw; uncle of Ruth Bryan Owen (1885-1954).
      Political family: Bryan-Jennings family of Illinois.
      Cross-reference: Francis Radke
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: City of Lincoln
      John Milton Thayer (1820-1906) — also known as John M. Thayer — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Bellingham, Norfolk County, Mass., January 24, 1820. Republican. Member Nebraska territorial council, 1860; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1867-71; Governor of Wyoming Territory, 1875-78; Governor of Nebraska, 1887-91, 1891-92. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., March 19, 1906 (age 86 years, 54 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elias Nelson Thayer (1773-1833) and Ruth (Staples) Thayer (1775-1851); married, December 17, 1842, to Mary Laura Albee (1818-1892); granduncle of Arthur Laban Bates; second cousin twice removed of Samuel Adams (1722-1803), John Adams and Almur Stiles Whiting; third cousin once removed of Joseph Allen, John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) and Peter Rawson Taft; third cousin twice removed of Daniel Chapin (1761-1821) and Wilson Henry Fairbank; fourth cousin of Willard J. Chapin, George Washington Adams, Charles Francis Adams, Alphonso Taft and Eli Thayer; fourth cousin once removed of Jonathan Elmer, Ebenezer Elmer, Eli Elmer, Elijah Boardman, John Allen, William Bostwick, Elijah Hunt Mills, Daniel Warner Bostwick, Daniel Chapin (1791-1878), Chester William Chapin, Graham Hurd Chapin, Alexander Wheelock Thayer, William Aldrich, William Vincent Wells, Staley N. Wood, Edward M. Chapin, John Quincy Adams (1833-1894), Charles Phelps Taft, William Nelson Taft, Brooks Adams, John Alden Thayer, William Howard Taft and Henry Waters Taft.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Saltonstall-Weeks family of Massachusetts; Adams-Waite-Forshee-Cowan family of Dexter, Michigan; Pike family of Lubec, Maine; Kidder family of Connecticut; Adams-Rusling family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Thayer County, Neb. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John James Exon (1921-2005) — also known as J. James Exon; Jim Exon — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Geddes, Charles Mix County, S.Dak., August 9, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1964, 1972, 1976, 1988, 1992, 1996 (delegation chair), 2000, 2004; member of Nebraska Democratic State Central Committee, 1964-68; member of Democratic National Committee from Nebraska, 1968-70, 1981-83; Governor of Nebraska, 1971-79; U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1979-. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Optimist Club; Eagles; Elks; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., June 10, 2005 (age 83 years, 305 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Exon and Luella Exon; married, September 18, 1943, to Patricia A. Pros.
      Cross-reference: Norman A. Otto
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about J. James Exon: Duane Hutchinson, Exon : Biography of a Governor
      Albinus Nance (1848-1911) — of Osceola, Polk County, Neb.; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in La Fayette, Stark County, Ill., March 30, 1848. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1875-78; Speaker of the Nebraska State House of Representatives, 1877-78; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1876; Governor of Nebraska, 1879-83; president, Osceola Bank and Stromsburg Bank, 1879-88. Congregationalist. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., December 6, 1911 (age 63 years, 251 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Dr. Hiram Nance (1822-1886) and Sarah R. (Smith) Nance (1826-1904); married, September 30, 1875, to Sarah White (1854-1933).
      Nance County, Neb. is named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Elmer Jacob Burkett (1867-1935) — also known as Elmer J. Burkett — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born near Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa, December 1, 1867. Republican. School principal; lawyer; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1897-98; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1899-1905; U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1905-11; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1908; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1916; director, First National Bank; director, State Oil Company. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Ancient Order of United Workmen; Woodmen. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., May 23, 1935 (age 67 years, 173 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry W. Burkett and Catherine (Kearney) Burkett; married, September 1, 1891, to Fannie Fern Wright.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    Victor E. Anderson Victor Emanuel Anderson (1902-1962) — also known as Victor E. Anderson — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Havelock, Lancaster County, Neb., March 30, 1902. Republican. Hardware business; member of Nebraska unicameral legislature, 1949-50; mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1950-53; Governor of Nebraska, 1955-59; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1960. Methodist. Member, Sigma Phi Epsilon; Freemasons; Elks; Odd Fellows; Moose. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., August 15, 1962 (age 60 years, 138 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ernest F. Anderson and Marie (Larson) Anderson; married, December 27, 1941, to Betty May.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
      Image source: City of Lincoln
      William Amos Poynter (1848-1909) — also known as William A. Poynter — of Albion, Boone County, Neb. Born May 29, 1848. Member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1885; member of Nebraska state senate, 1891; Governor of Nebraska, 1899-1901. While making a speech, in the Nebraska State Capitol, was stricken by apoplexy, and died soon after, in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., April 5, 1909 (age 60 years, 311 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Samuel Roy McKelvie (1881-1956) — also known as Sam R. McKelvie — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Fairfield, Clay County, Neb., April 15, 1881. Republican. Publisher, The Nebraska Farmer magazine; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1911-13; Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska, 1913-15; Governor of Nebraska, 1919-23; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1928 (speaker), 1932, 1936, 1944. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks. Died in Arizona, October 6, 1956 (age 75 years, 174 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel McKelvie and Jennie (Glandon) McKelvie; married, June 19, 1904, to Flossie DeArnold.
      The Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest (established 1902; given current name 1971), in Cherry County, Nebraska, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Hazel Hempel Abel (1888-1966) — also known as Hazel Pearl Hempel; Mrs. George P. Abel — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Plattsmouth, Cass County, Neb., July 10, 1888. Republican. School teacher and principal; Nebraska Republican state chair, 1954; U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1954; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1956 (delegation chair). Female. German and English ancestry. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., July 30, 1966 (age 78 years, 20 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Charles L. Hempel (1861-1954) and Ella A. (Beetison) Hempel (1866-1950); married, December 21, 1916, to George Philip Abel (1882-1937).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Charles E. Magoon Charles Edward Magoon (1861-1920) — also known as Charles E. Magoon — of Nebraska. Born in Owatonna, Steele County, Minn., December 5, 1861. U.S. Minister to Panama, 1905-06. Congregationalist. Died, two days after surgery for acute appendicitis, in Washington, D.C., January 14, 1920 (age 58 years, 40 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry C. Magoon (1814?-?).
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, December 1901
      Thomas Charles Munger (1861-1941) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Fletcher, Miami County, Ohio, July 7, 1861. Lawyer; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1895-97; Lancaster County Attorney, 1897-1901; U.S. District Judge for Nebraska, 1907-41; took senior status 1941. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., November 29, 1941 (age 80 years, 145 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Cyrus Munger (1832-1900) and Margaret Mary (Ervin) Munger (1832-1902); married, June 5, 1888, to Carrie Anna Case (1864-1946); fourth cousin once removed of Erastus Clark Scranton and Sereno Hamilton Scranton (1811-1896).
      Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Frank C. Zehrung Frank Connell Zehrung (1858-1942) — also known as Frank C. Zehrung; F. C. Zehrung — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, October 7, 1858. Republican. Druggist; theater business; mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1913-15, 1921-27, 1931-33. Methodist. Member, Rotary; Elks. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., September 8, 1942 (age 83 years, 336 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Zehrung and Mary (Connell) Zehrung; married, March 15, 1911, to Jessie L. Voris.
      Image source: City of Lincoln
    Oren S. Copeland Oren Sturman Copeland (1887-1958) — also known as Oren S. Copeland — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born near Huron, Beadle County, S.Dak., March 16, 1887. Republican. Coal and oil dealer; mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1937-39; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1941-43; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1944. Christian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Optimist Club. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., April 10, 1958 (age 71 years, 25 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel R. Copeland and Josephine D. (French) Copeland; married, March 16, 1916, to Iva C. Young.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Image source: City of Lincoln
    Austin H. Weir Austin H. Weir (1842-1907) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born January 10, 1842. Republican. Mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1891-95. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., April 8, 1907 (age 65 years, 88 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Image source: City of Lincoln
    Francis W. Brown Francis W. Brown (1854-1915) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Maryland, June 16, 1854. Democrat. Mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1905-09; candidate for U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1905; postmaster at Lincoln, Neb., 1914-15. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., July 7, 1915 (age 61 years, 21 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Image source: City of Lincoln
      Gilbert Lafayette Laws (1838-1907) — of Nebraska. Born near Olney, Richland County, Ill., March 11, 1838. Republican. Secretary of state of Nebraska, 1887-89; resigned 1889; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 2nd District, 1889-91. Died April 25, 1907 (age 69 years, 45 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    Hudson J. Winnett Hudson J. Winnett (1846-1918) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Washington County, Pa., April 19, 1846. Republican. Mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1899-1903; member of Nebraska railway commission, 1907-13. Died in Baltimore, Md., December 19, 1918 (age 72 years, 244 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Image source: City of Lincoln
      Jesse Burr Strode (1845-1924) — also known as Jesse B. Strode — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Farmers Township, Fulton County, Ill., February 18, 1845. Republican. District judge in Nebraska 3rd District, 1892-94; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1895-99. Died November 10, 1924 (age 79 years, 266 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Eugene Jerome Hainer (1851-1929) — also known as Eugene J. Hainer — of Aurora, Hamilton County, Neb. Born in Hungary, August 16, 1851. Republican. U.S. Representative from Nebraska 4th District, 1893-97; defeated, 1896. Died March 17, 1929 (age 77 years, 213 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    John Eschelman Miller John Eschelman Miller (1859-1938) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Cumberland (unknown county), Pa., August 2, 1859. Democrat. Mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1917-20. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., March 15, 1938 (age 78 years, 225 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Image source: City of Lincoln
      Roy Henry Thorpe (1874-1951) — also known as Roy H. Thorpe — of Nebraska. Born in Indiana, 1874. Republican. U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1922-23. Died in 1951 (age about 77 years). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    Clarence G. Miles Clarence Gillespie Miles (1887-1959) — also known as Clarence G. Miles — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Beattie, Marshall County, Kan., June 12, 1887. Democrat. Mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1947-50; candidate for U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1950. Died in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Calif., March 7, 1959 (age 71 years, 268 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Image source: City of Lincoln
    Robert B. Graham Robert B. Graham (1842-1912) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 17, 1842. Mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1889-91. Died February 8, 1912 (age 69 years, 267 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Image source: City of Lincoln
    Harvey Wesley Hardy Harvey Wesley Hardy (1825-1913) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Gainesville, Wyoming County, N.Y., October 29, 1825. Republican. Mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1877-79. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., January 10, 1913 (age 87 years, 73 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Image source: City of Lincoln
    Robert Emmett Moore Robert Emmett Moore (1849-1921) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Darwin, Clark County, Ill., October 22, 1849. Republican. Mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1883-85; member of Nebraska state senate, 1887, 1891-93. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., December 6, 1921 (age 72 years, 45 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Image source: City of Lincoln
    Carlos C. Burr Carlos C. Burr (1846-1927) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in DeKalb, DeKalb County, Ill., 1846. Republican. Lawyer; member of Nebraska state senate, 1875-76, 1885-86; mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1885-87. Died in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, December 5, 1927 (age about 81 years). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Image source: City of Lincoln
    Bennett S. Martin Bennett S. Martin (1904-1975) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Oregon, Holt County, Mo., March 6, 1904. Republican. Mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1956-59; defeated, 1959; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1960. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., January 3, 1975 (age 70 years, 303 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Image source: City of Lincoln
      Turner Mastin Marquette (1831-1894) — also known as Turner M. Marquette — of Plattsmouth, Cass County, Neb. Born near Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, July 19, 1831. Republican. Member of Nebraska territorial legislature, 1857-59; member Nebraska territorial council, 1860-61; U.S. Representative from Nebraska at-large, 1867. Died in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla., December 22, 1894 (age 63 years, 156 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    John Doolittle John Doolittle (1836-1898) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass., 1836. Mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1882-83. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., August 21, 1898 (age about 62 years). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Image source: City of Lincoln
    Vern Hedge Vern Hedge (1877-1963) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Montezuma, Poweshiek County, Iowa, September 3, 1877. Republican. Mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1927-29. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., August 31, 1963 (age 85 years, 362 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Image source: City of Lincoln
      H. Francis Cunningham, Jr. (d. 1999) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. U.S. Vice Consul in Vigo, 1940; Stockholm, 1943-45; Oslo, 1945; U.S. Consul General in Quebec City, 1965-68. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., May 5, 1999. Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
    Erastus E. Brown Erastus E. Brown (1836-1908) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Jordan, Onondaga County, N.Y., 1836. Republican. Mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1872-73; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1879, 1883. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., August 15, 1908 (age about 72 years). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Image source: City of Lincoln
    Robert Erle Campbell Robert Erle Campbell (1888-1978) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born March 13, 1888. Mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1939-41. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., January 22, 1978 (age 89 years, 315 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Image source: City of Lincoln
    John H. Wright John H. Wright (1845-1925) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., December 10, 1845. Republican. Mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1880-81. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., January 14, 1925 (age 79 years, 35 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Image source: City of Lincoln
      Walter Lincoln Anderson (1868-1959) — also known as Walter L. Anderson — of Sidney, Fremont County, Iowa; Hot Springs, Fall River County, S.Dak.; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Sidney, Fremont County, Iowa, February 19, 1868. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1916; delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1919-20; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1921-22; Speaker of the Nebraska State House of Representatives, 1922; candidate for U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1922. Member, Beta Theta Pi; United Spanish War Veterans; American Legion; Forty and Eight; Kiwanis; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Elks. Died in 1959 (age about 91 years). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Albert Raney Anderson (1837-1898) and Sarah Jane (Woods) Anderson; married, October 29, 1902, to Helen Marie Nance.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Frank Marsh (1924-2001) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Norfolk, Madison County, Neb., April 27, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; secretary of state of Nebraska, 1953-71; Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska, 1971-75; Nebraska state treasurer, 1975-81, 1987-91; defeated, 1990. Methodist. Welsh and English ancestry. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Sertoma; Alpha Phi Omega. Died, of pulmonary fibrosis, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., March 10, 2001 (age 76 years, 317 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, March 5, 1942, to Shirley Marsh (1924?-).
    Dell L. Tyrell Dell L. Tyrell (d. 1965) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Mayor of Lincoln, Neb., 1963. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., December 8, 1965. Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Image source: City of Lincoln
      Joel Alfred Piper (d. 1944) — also known as Joel A. Piper — of Nebraska. Secretary of state of Nebraska, 1895-97. Died in 1944. Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Samuel G. Hudson (1856-1920) — also known as Sam Hudson — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Luray, Page County, Va., February 3, 1856. Democrat. Traveling salesman; postmaster at Lincoln, Neb., 1915-20. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., March 12, 1920 (age 64 years, 38 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Gould Cooke Dietz (1868-1948) — also known as Gould Dietz — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Anamosa, Jones County, Iowa, May 26, 1868. Republican. Lumberman; aviation pioneer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1916, 1920, 1924, 1928 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1932, 1936 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1940 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee). Member, Freemasons. Died, from a heart attack, in Groveland (now part of Minnetonka), Hennepin County, Minn., June 29, 1948 (age 80 years, 34 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Florence Putnam (1879-1922).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles A. Lord (1868-1936) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Rushville, Schuyler County, Ill., March 21, 1868. Democrat. Automobile dealer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1920, 1924, 1928. Methodist. Member, Kiwanis. Died November 10, 1936 (age 68 years, 234 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph L. Lord, Sr. (1826-1874) and Judidiah Anna (Boyd) Lord (1828-1902); married 1892 to Nellie M. Malone (1874-1947).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Marcus White Woods (1870-1956) — also known as Mark W. Woods — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Bonus Township, Boone County, Ill., January 23, 1870. Republican. Builder; real estate developer; telephone business; financier; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1924, 1928 (speaker), 1932. Member, Kiwanis; Elks; Woodmen of the World. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., June 29, 1956 (age 86 years, 158 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      C. Petrus Peterson (1880-1965) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born March 10, 1880. Republican. Delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1919-20; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1928. Swedish ancestry. Died August 12, 1965 (age 85 years, 155 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Elvera May Malmquest (1887-1978).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Franz Christopher Radke (1889-1966) — also known as Francis Radke — of Hartington, Cedar County, Neb.; Tecumseh, Johnson County, Neb. Born near Wynot, Cedar County, Neb., June 23, 1889. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1917; delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1919-20; private secretary to Gov. Charles W. Bryan, 1923-25; Johnson County Judge, 1925. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Izaak Walton League; Forty and Eight; Modern Woodmen of America; Kiwanis. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., April 3, 1966 (age 76 years, 284 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Carl Radke (1841-1897) and Ottillo (Reips) Radke (1853-1947); married, June 26, 1921, to Magdeleene Craft.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Chauncey Edward Barney (1915-1989) — also known as Chauncey E. Barney — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., August 10, 1915. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1952. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Phi Delta Phi; Order of the Coif. Died July 2, 1989 (age 73 years, 326 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George P. Barney and Nettie (Hillis) Barney; married to Melba Devoe.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Panama Cemetery
    Panama, Lancaster County, Nebraska
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Dinsmore Harrison (1897-1977) — also known as R. D. Harrison — of Norfolk, Madison County, Neb. Born near Panama, Lancaster County, Neb., January 26, 1897. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 3rd District, 1951-59. Died in Norfolk, Madison County, Neb., June 11, 1977 (age 80 years, 136 days). Interment at Panama Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Rosehill Cemetery
    Waverly, Lancaster County, Nebraska
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Andrew Clifford Anderson (1905-1976) — also known as A. Clifford Anderson — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Waverly, Lancaster County, Neb., April 15, 1905. Democrat. Real estate business; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1948, 1952, 1956 (member, Credentials Committee). Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., September 17, 1976 (age 71 years, 155 days). Interment at Rosehill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Mary Christine (Hamlow) Anderson (1873-1962) and Albert Pär Anderson (1876-1961); married to Arlouine Lucille 'Peg' Spooner (1913-1996).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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