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Pawnee County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Pawnee County

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  • Pawnee City Pawnee City Cemetery

    Pawnee City Cemetery
    Pawnee City, Pawnee County, Nebraska
    Politicians buried here:
      David Christy Butler (1829-1891) — also known as David C. Butler — of Nebraska. Born December 15, 1829. Republican. Member of Nebraska territorial House of Representatives, 1861; member Nebraska territorial council, 1864; Governor of Nebraska, 1867-71; removed 1871; member of University of Nebraska board of regents, 1869-71; impeached on March 4, 1871, and removed from office as Governor on June 2, 1871. Member, Freemasons. Died May 25, 1891 (age 61 years, 161 days). Interment at Pawnee City Cemetery.
      Butler County, Neb. is named for him.
      See also National Governors Association biography
      Kenneth Spicer Wherry (1892-1951) — also known as Kenneth S. Wherry — of Pawnee City, Pawnee County, Neb. Born in Liberty, Gage County, Neb., February 28, 1892. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; furniture merchant; funeral director; automobile dealer; member of Nebraska state senate, 1929-31; Nebraska Republican state chair, 1939-42; U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1943-51; died in office 1951; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1948. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Lions; Kiwanis; Beta Theta Pi. Died in Washington, D.C., November 29, 1951 (age 59 years, 274 days). Interment at Pawnee City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Emery Wherry and Jessie (Comstock) Wherry; married, September 15, 1920, to Marjorie Colwell.
      Cross-reference: Frederick H. Wagener
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William J. Halderman (1840-1917) — of Mission Creek, Pawnee County, Neb.; Burchard, Pawnee County, Neb.; Pawnee City, Pawnee County, Neb. Born in Butler County, Pa., April 13, 1840. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; farmer; merchant; postmaster; banker; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1877; Pawnee County Treasurer; member of Nebraska state senate, 1899. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died January 30, 1917 (age 76 years, 292 days). Interment at Pawnee City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Halderman and Margaret (Kohlmeyer) Halderman; married 1873 to Ida Fulton (1856-1924; sister of Charles William Fulton and Elmer Lincoln Fulton); father of Jacob Fulton Halderman (1874-1952).
      Political family: Fulton-Halderman family of Pawnee City, Nebraska (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jacob Fulton Halderman (1874-1952) — also known as Jacob F. Halderman — of Pawnee City, Pawnee County, Neb. Born June 13, 1874. Delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1919-20; member of Nebraska state senate, 1921. Died March 10, 1952 (age 77 years, 271 days). Interment at Pawnee City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William J. Halderman and Ida (Fulton) Halderman (1856-1924); married to Annetta Blanch Brown (1871-1929); nephew of Charles William Fulton and Elmer Lincoln Fulton (1865-1939).
      Political families: Fulton-Halderman family of Pawnee City, Nebraska; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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