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Richardson County
Nebraska

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Richardson County

Index to Locations

  • Falls City Steele Cemetery
  • Humboldt Humboldt Cemetery


    Steele Cemetery
    Falls City, Richardson County, Nebraska
    Politicians buried here:
      John Henry Morehead (1861-1942) — also known as John H. Morehead — of Falls City, Richardson County, Neb. Born near Columbia, Lucas County, Iowa, December 3, 1861. Democrat. Merchant; farmer; banker; Richardson County Treasurer, 1896-99; mayor, Falls City, Neb., 1900; member of Nebraska state senate, 1911; Governor of Nebraska, 1913-17; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1916 (alternate), 1940; candidate for U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1918; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1923-35. Presbyterian. Died in a hospital at St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo., May 31, 1942 (age 80 years, 179 days). Interment at Steele Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Andrew Morehead and Frances (Cooper) Morehead; married, February 14, 1885, to Minnie Weisenreder.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Arthur J. Weaver (1873-1945) — of Falls City, Richardson County, Neb. Born in Falls City, Richardson County, Neb., November 18, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; fruit grower; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1899; delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1919-20; Presidential Elector for Nebraska, 1920; Governor of Nebraska, 1929-31; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1932; chair of Richardson County Republican Party, 1940. Died in Falls City, Richardson County, Neb., October 17, 1945 (age 71 years, 333 days). Interment at Steele Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Martha Ann (Myers) Weaver (1841-1922) and Archibald Jerard Weaver; married, September 2, 1908, to Maude E. Hart; father of Arthur J. Weaver, Jr. and Phillip Hart Weaver (1919-1989).
      Political family: Weaver family of Falls City, Nebraska.
      See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Frank Reavis (1870-1932) — also known as C. Frank Reavis — of Falls City, Richardson County, Neb.; Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Falls City, Richardson County, Neb., September 5, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; Richardson County Prosecuting Attorney, 1894-96; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1915-22; resigned 1922; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1924, 1932. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Elks. Died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., May 26, 1932 (age 61 years, 264 days). Interment at Steele Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Isham Reavis and Anna (Dorrington) Reavis; married, June 26, 1895, to Myrta Abbey.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Archibald Jerard Weaver (1843-1887) — also known as Archibald J. Weaver — of Falls City, Richardson County, Neb. Born in Dundaff, Susquehanna County, Pa., April 15, 1843. Republican. Delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1871; delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1875; district judge in Nebraska 1st District, 1876-82; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1883-87. Died in Falls City, Richardson County, Neb., April 18, 1887 (age 44 years, 3 days). Interment at Steele Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Martha Ann Myers (1841-1922); father of Arthur J. Weaver; grandfather of Arthur J. Weaver, Jr. (1912-1996) and Phillip Hart Weaver.
      Political family: Weaver family of Falls City, Nebraska.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Phillip Hart Weaver (1919-1989) — also known as Phil Weaver — of Falls City, Richardson County, Neb. Born in Falls City, Richardson County, Neb., April 9, 1919. Republican. Radio announcer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; insurance business; automobile dealer; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1st District, 1955-63; defeated, 1962. Presbyterian. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Alpha Tau Omega; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died in 1989 (age about 70 years). Interment at Steele Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Arthur J. Weaver and Evelyn Maude (Hart) Weaver; brother of Arthur J. Weaver, Jr.; married, April 6, 1946, to Betty Jane Burner; grandson of Archibald Jerard Weaver (1843-1887).
      Political family: Weaver family of Falls City, Nebraska.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Aaron Wesley Loucks (1864-1920) — also known as Aaron W. Loucks — of Falls City, Richardson County, Neb. Born in Wakarusa, Elkhart County, Ind., November 19, 1864. Republican. Farmer; farm implement dealer; postmaster at Falls City, Neb., 1911-15 (acting, 1911). Died in Falls City, Richardson County, Neb., June 22, 1920 (age 55 years, 216 days). Interment at Steele Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rebecca K. (Culp) Loucks (1840-1917) and Isaac B. Loucks (1842-1931); married, May 15, 1889, to Ida Iowa Jones (1862-1937).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      August Earl Elam (1889-1987) — also known as August E. Elam — of Falls City, Richardson County, Neb. Born in Barada, Richardson County, Neb., October 16, 1889. Democrat. Postmaster at Falls City, Neb., 1944-59 (acting, 1944). Died in Falls City, Richardson County, Neb., September 27, 1987 (age 97 years, 346 days). Interment at Steele Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Manford R. Elam (1865-1933) and Flora Esabelle (Brannan) Elam (1867-1911); married 1909 to Mabel Mary Pearson (1895-1952); married to Emma Leona (Bean) Kieffer (1901-1977).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Arthur J. Weaver, Jr. (1912-1996) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Falls City, Richardson County, Neb., November 19, 1912. Republican. Insurance executive; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1944, 1948 (delegation chair), 1952 (member, Credentials Committee), 1956, 1960 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Presbyterian. Died in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., February 15, 1996 (age 83 years, 88 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Steele Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Arthur J. Weaver (1873-1945) and Eva Maude (Hart) Weaver (1885-1971); brother of Phillip Hart Weaver; married to Harriet Elizabeth Walt; grandson of Archibald Jerard Weaver.
      Political family: Weaver family of Falls City, Nebraska.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Humboldt Cemetery
    Humboldt, Richardson County, Nebraska
    Politicians buried here:
      Morris Nelson Hughes (1901-1987) — also known as Morris N. Hughes — Born in Champaign, Champaign County, Ill., January 13, 1901. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Montevideo, as of 1926-29; Naples, as of 1932; U.S. Consul in Tirana, as of 1938; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Tunisia, 1956. Died November 4, 1987 (age 86 years, 295 days). Interment at Humboldt Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Calista Cooper (1914-2004).
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial


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