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Allen County
Ohio

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Allen County

Index to Locations

  • Bluffton Ebenezer Cemetery
  • Lima Gethsemane Cemetery
  • Lima Lima Memorial Park Cemetery
  • Lima Old Cemetery
  • Lima Woodlawn Cemetery
  • Rockport Rockport Cemetery
  • Spencerville Spencerville Cemetery


    Ebenezer Cemetery
    Bluffton, Allen County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Cyrus Locher (1878-1929) — of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Putnam County, Ohio, March 8, 1878. Democrat. U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1928; defeated in primary, 1928. Died in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, August 17, 1929 (age 51 years, 162 days). Interment at Ebenezer Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Gethsemane Cemetery
    Lima, Allen County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      John Henry Goeke (1869-1930) — also known as J. Henry Goeke — of Wapakoneta, Auglaize County, Ohio; Lima, Allen County, Ohio. Born near Minster, Auglaize County, Ohio, October 28, 1869. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Ohio 4th District, 1911-15; defeated, 1922; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1912, 1924, 1928 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Died March 25, 1930 (age 60 years, 148 days). Interment at Gethsemane Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Lima Memorial Park Cemetery
    Lima, Allen County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Franklin Jones (1907-1968) — also known as Robert F. Jones — of Lima, Allen County, Ohio; Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Md. Born in Cairo, Allen County, Ohio, June 25, 1907. Republican. Lawyer; Allen County Prosecuting Attorney, 1935-39; U.S. Representative from Ohio 4th District, 1939-47; member, Federal Communications Commission, 1947-52. Methodist; later Baptist. Member, Delta Sigma Phi; American Bar Association; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons. Died June 22, 1968 (age 60 years, 363 days). Interment at Lima Memorial Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jenkin Charles Jones and Josephine (Devine) Jones; married, June 21, 1930, to Ida Marie Spreen.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Old Cemetery
    Lima, Allen County, Ohio
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Matthias H. Nichols (1824-1862) — of Lima, Allen County, Ohio. Born in New Jersey, October 3, 1824. U.S. Representative from Ohio 4th District, 1853-59. Died September 15, 1862 (age 37 years, 347 days). Original interment at Old Cemetery; reinterment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Woodlawn Cemetery
    Lima, Allen County, Ohio
    Founded 1873
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Calvin S. Brice Calvin Stewart Brice (1845-1898) — also known as Calvin S. Brice — of Lima, Allen County, Ohio. Born in Denmark, Morrow County, Ohio, September 17, 1845. Democrat. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; active in railroad law; president of railroad companies; candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1876, 1884; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1888; member of Democratic National Committee from Ohio, 1888; Chairman of Democratic National Committee, 1889-92; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1891-97. Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon. Died, of pneumonia, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., December 15, 1898 (age 53 years, 89 days). Entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rev. William Kilpatrick Brice (1812-1870) and Elizabeth (Stewart) Brice (1820-1852); married 1870 to Catherine Olivia Meily (1840-1900).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
      Matthias H. Nichols (1824-1862) — of Lima, Allen County, Ohio. Born in New Jersey, October 3, 1824. U.S. Representative from Ohio 4th District, 1853-59. Died September 15, 1862 (age 37 years, 347 days). Original interment at Old Cemetery; reinterment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Nelson Lamison (1826-1896) — also known as Charles N. Lamison — of Lima, Allen County, Ohio. Born in Columbia County, Pa., 1826. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Ohio 5th District, 1871-75. Died April 24, 1896 (age about 69 years). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Benjamin Franklin Welty (1870-1962) — also known as Benjamin F. Welty — of Lima, Allen County, Ohio. Born near Bluffton, Allen County, Ohio, August 9, 1870. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; Allen County Prosecuting Attorney; U.S. Representative from Ohio 4th District, 1917-21; defeated, 1920, 1926. Died in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, October 23, 1962 (age 92 years, 75 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
      Relatives: Son of Frederick Welty and Katharine (Steiner) Welty; married to Cora Gottschalk.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Fred C. Becker (1875-1941) — of Lima, Allen County, Ohio. Born in Lima, Allen County, Ohio, September 18, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Lima, Ohio, 1908-10; Allen County Probate Judge, 1913-21; common pleas court judge in Ohio, 1921. Member, Modern Woodmen of America; Elks; Moose; Beta Theta Pi. Died in 1941 (age about 65 years). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Martin L. Becker (1846-1929) and Mary J. (Fenstermaker) Becker (1849-1934); married, November 4, 1904, to Caroline Jones.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Wood Halfhill (1861-1923) — also known as James W. Halfhill — of Lima, Allen County, Ohio. Born in Mercer, Mercer County, Ohio, March 1, 1861. Republican. Lawyer; director, The Old National Bank of Lima, Ohio, First National Bank of Ada, Ohio, Ada Heat, Water and Light Company, Ohio State Life Insurance Company; delegate to Ohio state constitutional convention, 1911-12; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1920. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Elks. Died, from influenza, in Lima, Allen County, Ohio, April 15, 1923 (age 62 years, 45 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Moses Halfhill and Elanor Maria (Wood) Halfhill; married, September 23, 1896, to Cora Agnes Miller.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Rockport Cemetery
    Rockport, Allen County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Neil L. Lora (1895-1944) — of Lima, Allen County, Ohio. Born in Rockport, Allen County, Ohio, April 4, 1895. Lawyer; piano player; played in his own band in the 1920s; municipal judge in Ohio, 1932-39; common pleas court judge in Ohio, 1939-44. Methodist. Died, from a coronary thrombosis, in Lima, Allen County, Ohio, September 4, 1944 (age 49 years, 153 days). Interment at Rockport Cemetery.


    Spencerville Cemetery
    Spencerville, Allen County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      William Benjamin Hartzog (1863-1945) — also known as William B. Hartzog — of Tecumseh, Lenawee County, Mich.; Mason, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Wilshire Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, May 29, 1863. Republican. Pastor; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Ingham County 2nd District, 1925-28. Baptist. Member, Anti-Saloon League. Died in Mason, Ingham County, Mich., July 12, 1945 (age 82 years, 44 days). Interment at Spencerville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin F. Hartzog (1836-1910) and Nancy (Boyer) Hartzog (1843-1877); married, June 25, 1887, to Caroline W. Richardson (1867-1953).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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