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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Clark County

Index to Locations

  • Springfield Ferncliff Cemetery
  • Springfield Masonic Home Cemetery


    Ferncliff Cemetery
    501 West McCreight Avenue
    Springfield, Clark County, Ohio
    Founded 1863
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Warren Keifer (1836-1932) — also known as J. Warren Keifer — of Springfield, Clark County, Ohio. Born in Bethel Township, Clark County, Ohio, January 30, 1836. Republican. Lawyer; banker; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Ohio state senate, 1868-69; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1876, 1908; U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1877-85, 1905-11 (8th District 1877-79, 4th District 1879-81, 8th District 1881-85, 7th District 1905-11); defeated, 1910; Speaker of the U.S. House, 1881-83; general in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War. Member, Phi Kappa Psi; Grand Army of the Republic; Loyal Legion; United Spanish War Veterans. Died April 22, 1932 (age 96 years, 83 days). Interment at Ferncliff Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Keifer and Mary (Smith) Keifer; married, March 22, 1860, to Eliza Stout.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Asa Smith Bushnell (1834-1904) — also known as Asa S. Bushnell — of Springfield, Clark County, Ohio. Born in Rome, Oneida County, N.Y., September 16, 1834. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; president, Warder, Bushnell & Glassner Company, manufacturers of mowers and reapers; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1884; Ohio Republican state chair, 1885; Governor of Ohio, 1896-1900. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Freemasons. Died January 15, 1904 (age 69 years, 121 days). Interment at Ferncliff Cemetery.
      Samuel Shellabarger (1817-1896) — of Ohio. Born near Enon, Clark County, Ohio, December 10, 1817. Republican. Member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1852-53; U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1861-63, 1865-69, 1871-73 (8th District 1861-63, 7th District 1865-69, 1871-73); U.S. Minister to Portugal, 1869-70. Died in Washington, D.C., August 7, 1896 (age 78 years, 241 days). Interment at Ferncliff Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
      Samson Mason (1793-1869) — of Clark County, Ohio. Born in New York, 1793. Whig. Member of Ohio state legislature, 1830; U.S. Representative from Ohio 10th District, 1835-43; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1844; delegate to Ohio state constitutional convention from Clark County, 1850-51; U.S. Attorney for Ohio, 1850-53. Died February 1, 1869 (age about 75 years). Interment at Ferncliff Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Walter Lowrie Weaver (1851-1909) — also known as Walter L. Weaver — of Springfield, Clark County, Ohio. Born in Ohio, 1851. Republican. U.S. Representative from Ohio 7th District, 1897-1901. Died May 27, 1909 (age about 57 years). Interment at Ferncliff Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Arthur William Aleshire (1900-1940) — also known as Arthur W. Aleshire — of Springfield, Clark County, Ohio. Born near Luray, Page County, Va., February 15, 1900. Democrat. Grocer; gasoline station business; His legs were paralyzed as the result of an accident in 1923; used a wheelchair; U.S. Representative from Ohio 7th District, 1937-39; defeated, 1938. Member, Knights of Pythias. Died, from uremia and heart disease, in a hospital at Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, March 11, 1940 (age 40 years, 25 days). Interment at Ferncliff Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James William Aleshire and Ada Aleshire; married, May 11, 1921, to Myrtle G. Marsh.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Newton Hamilton Fairbanks (1859-1937) — also known as Newton H. Fairbanks — of Springfield, Clark County, Ohio. Born in Unionville Center, Union County, Ohio, December 10, 1859. Republican. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1924. Died in Clark County, Ohio, March 22, 1937 (age 77 years, 102 days). Interment at Ferncliff Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Loriston Monroe Fairbanks (1824-1900) and Mary Adelaide DeForest (Smith) Fairbanks (1829-1916); brother of Charles Warren Fairbanks (1852-1918); married, November 17, 1887, to Lucy Joy Cruikshank; first cousin once removed of Merton William Fairbank; third cousin once removed of Isaac Davis; third cousin twice removed of Leone Fairbanks Burrell and Douglas Stanley Fairbanks; fourth cousin of Edward Livingston Davis, Wilson Henry Fairbank, John Barnard Fairbank and Alexander Warren Fairbank; fourth cousin once removed of Livingston Davis.
      Political family: Davis family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Masonic Home Cemetery
    Springfield, Clark County, Ohio
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Ellis Blackburn (1860-1928) — also known as Joseph E. Blackburn — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in a log cabin in Farmington, Belmont County, Ohio, June 30, 1860. Republican. Glass mold maker; organizer, president, and secretary, mold-maker's union; druggist; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1895; Ohio dairy and food commissioner, 1897-1901. Died in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, 1928 (age about 68 years). Interment at Masonic Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1880 to Dora C. Harkin (1858-1937).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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