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Franklin County
Ohio

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Franklin County

Index to Locations

  • Glen Rest Memorial Estate
  • Canal Winchester Union Grove Cemetery
  • Columbus Broad Street
  • Columbus Green Lawn Abbey
  • Columbus Green Lawn Cemetery
  • Columbus North Graveyard
  • Columbus St. Joseph's Cemetery
  • Columbus Sunset Cemetery
  • Columbus Union Cemetery
  • Westerville Otterbein Cemetery
  • Worthington St. John's Episcopal Church Burying Ground


    Glen Rest Memorial Estate
    Franklin County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Kenneth David McClure (c.1922-2000) — of Bexley, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Bexley, Franklin County, Ohio, about 1922. Mayor of Bexley, Ohio, 1968. Member, Kiwanis; Freemasons; Shriners; Delta Upsilon. Died October 3, 2000 (age about 78 years). Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estate.


    Union Grove Cemetery
    Canal Winchester, Franklin County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Jarvis W. Pike (c.1794-1854) — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born about 1794. Mayor of Columbus, Ohio, 1816-17. Died September 12, 1854 (age about 60 years). Original interment in private or family graveyard; reinterment at Union Grove Cemetery.
      John Charles Speaks (1859-1945) — also known as John C. Speaks — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Canal Winchester, Franklin County, Ohio, February 11, 1859. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; milling business; lumber business; U.S. Representative from Ohio 12th District, 1921-31. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Rotary. Died in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, November 6, 1945 (age 86 years, 268 days). Interment at Union Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles W. Speaks and Sarah (Hesser) Speaks; married 1889 to Edna Lawyer.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Chaney (1790-1881) — of Canal Winchester, Fairfield County, Ohio. Born in Washington County, Md., January 12, 1790. Justice of the peace; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1828-30, 1842, 1855; U.S. Representative from Ohio 9th District, 1833-39; member of Ohio state senate, 1844-45; delegate to Ohio state constitutional convention from Fairfield County, 1850-51. Died in Canal Winchester, Franklin County, Ohio, April 10, 1881 (age 91 years, 88 days). Interment at Union Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Broad Street
    Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      James Allen Rhodes (1909-2001) — also known as James A. Rhodes; Jim Rhodes — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio; Bexley, Franklin County, Ohio; Upper Arlington, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Coalton, Jackson County, Ohio, September 13, 1909. Republican. Mayor of Columbus, Ohio, 1944-52; Ohio auditor of state, 1953-63; Governor of Ohio, 1963-71, 1975-83; defeated, 1950, 1954, 1986; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1964, 1968; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1964, 1972; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1970. Presbyterian. His decision, in 1970, to send the National Guard to the Kent State University campus to quell a disturbance was blamed for the deaths of four students there. Along with Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace, he was the longest-serving state governor in U.S. history. Died, from infection complications and heart failure, in Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, March 4, 2001 (age 91 years, 172 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Green Lawn Cemetery; statue at Broad Street.
      Relatives: Son of James Allen Rhodes (1880-1918) and Susan Ann (Howe) Rhodes (1884-1950); married 1941 to Helen Bertha Rawlins (1915-1987); third cousin of Virginia A. Kittell; third cousin once removed of Arthur Callen Kittell, Jr. (1929-1999).
      Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier


    Green Lawn Abbey
    Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      George J. Karb — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Democrat. Mayor of Columbus, Ohio, 1891-94, 1912-19; sheriff. Entombed at Green Lawn Abbey.


    Green Lawn Cemetery
    1000 Greenlawn Avenue
    Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio
    Founded 1848
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Carroll Walcutt (1838-1898) — also known as Charles C. Walcutt — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, July 12, 1838. Republican. General in the Union Army during the Civil War; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1868; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 7th Ohio District, 1868-83; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1872; mayor of Columbus, Ohio, 1883-86. Died in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., May 2, 1898 (age 59 years, 294 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Charles Carroll
      Relatives: Son of John M. Walcutt and Mariel (Broderick) Walcutt; married 1860 to Phebe Neill (1842-1896); first cousin twice removed of David Crockett (1786-1836).
      Political family: Crockett-Walcutt family of Tennessee.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Dennison, Jr. (1815-1882) — of Ohio. Born November 23, 1815. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1856; Governor of Ohio, 1860-62; U.S. Postmaster General, 1864-66. Died June 15, 1882 (age 66 years, 204 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandfather of Edwin Haldeman Dennison (1872-?).
      The village of Dennison, Ohio, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
    Allen G. Thurman Allen Granberry Thurman (1813-1895) — also known as Allen G. Thurman; "The Old Roman" — of Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio; Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Lynchburg, Va., November 13, 1813. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Ohio 8th District, 1845-47; justice of Ohio state supreme court, 1852-56; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1864; candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1867; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1869-81; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1884; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1888. Died in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, December 12, 1895 (age 82 years, 29 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Pleasant Thurman and Mary Granberry (Allen) Thurman; father-in-law of Richard Cunningham McCormick; nephew of William Allen; uncle of Edwin Dun (1848-1931).
      Political family: Allen-McCormick-Thurman-Dun family of Chillicothe, Ohio.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Image source: James G. Blaine, Twenty Years of Congress, vol. 2 (1886)
      Philip H. Bruck (1845-1920) — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born January 6, 1845. Mayor of Columbus, Ohio, 1887-90. Died January 6, 1920 (age 75 years, 0 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      James Allen Rhodes (1909-2001) — also known as James A. Rhodes; Jim Rhodes — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio; Bexley, Franklin County, Ohio; Upper Arlington, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Coalton, Jackson County, Ohio, September 13, 1909. Republican. Mayor of Columbus, Ohio, 1944-52; Ohio auditor of state, 1953-63; Governor of Ohio, 1963-71, 1975-83; defeated, 1950, 1954, 1986; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1964, 1968; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1964, 1972; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1970. Presbyterian. His decision, in 1970, to send the National Guard to the Kent State University campus to quell a disturbance was blamed for the deaths of four students there. Along with Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace, he was the longest-serving state governor in U.S. history. Died, from infection complications and heart failure, in Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, March 4, 2001 (age 91 years, 172 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Green Lawn Cemetery; statue at Broad Street.
      Relatives: Son of James Allen Rhodes (1880-1918) and Susan Ann (Howe) Rhodes (1884-1950); married 1941 to Helen Bertha Rawlins (1915-1987); third cousin of Virginia A. Kittell; third cousin once removed of Arthur Callen Kittell, Jr. (1929-1999).
      Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
      John William Bricker (1893-1986) — also known as John W. Bricker — of Upper Arlington, Franklin County, Ohio. Born near Mt. Sterling, Madison County, Ohio, September 6, 1893. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Ohio state attorney general, 1933-37; defeated in primary, 1928; Governor of Ohio, 1939-45; defeated, 1936; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1940, 1948, 1952 (speaker), 1960 (speaker), 1964, 1972; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1944; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1947-59; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1972. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Rotary; American Legion; Freemasons; Shriners; Knights Templar; Delta Chi; Delta Sigma Rho; Order of the Coif; Optimist Club. Died in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, March 22, 1986 (age 92 years, 197 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lemuel Spencer Bricker and Laura (King) Bricker; married, September 4, 1920, to Harriet Day.
      Cross-reference: Robert L. Barton
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
      Wallace Ralston Westlake (1907-1978) — also known as Ralston Westlake — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, August 27, 1907. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; glass business; motel owner; mayor of Columbus, Ohio, 1960-63. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died, in Mt. Carmel Medical Center, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, December 9, 1978 (age 71 years, 104 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      De Witt Clinton Badger (1858-1926) — also known as De Witt C. Badger — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born near London, Madison County, Ohio, August 7, 1858. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Ohio 12th District, 1903-05; defeated, 1904; mayor of Columbus, Ohio, 1906-07. Died in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, May 20, 1926 (age 67 years, 286 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: DeWitt Clinton
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin F. Badger and Martha (Willoughby) Badger; married 1885 to Sidney B. Slaughter.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Samuel L. Black Samuel Luccock Black (1859-1929) — also known as Samuel L. Black — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Kimbolton, Guernsey County, Ohio, December 22, 1859. Lawyer; mayor of Columbus, Ohio, 1897-98; probate judge in Ohio, 1903. Died June 18, 1929 (age 69 years, 178 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Black and Marie (Luccock) Black.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Representative Men of Ohio, 1900-03
      Charles Anson Bond (1873-1943) — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio, February 3, 1873. Mayor of Columbus, Ohio, 1908-09. Methodist. Executive of the Bond Clothing Company. Died in the Wyoming Valley Homeopathic Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa., January 5, 1943 (age 69 years, 336 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      Robert T. Oestreicher (1897-1955) — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Nelsonville, Athens County, Ohio, February 28, 1897. Automobile dealer; mayor of Columbus, Ohio, 1953. Christian Reformed. Died, of cerebral thrombosis, in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, February 19, 1955 (age 57 years, 356 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      George Sidney Marshall (1869-1956) — also known as George S. Marshall — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Corning, Perry County, Ohio, January 29, 1869. Lawyer; mayor of Columbus, Ohio, 1910-11. Church of Christ. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Woodmen; Redmen; Royal Arcanum. Died in 1956 (age about 87 years). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Marshall and Theresa (Maxwell) Marshall; married, October 14, 1903, to Alice Badgley.
      Samuel Medary (1801-1864) — also known as "The Wheel Horse of Ohio Democracy" — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Montgomery Square, Montgomery County, Pa., February 25, 1801. Democrat. Newspaper editor; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1834; member of Ohio state senate, 1836; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1844, 1856, 1864; postmaster at Columbus, Ohio, 1847-49, 1858; Governor of Minnesota Territory, 1857-58; Governor of Kansas Territory, 1858-59, 1859-60, 1860, 1860; candidate for Governor of Kansas, 1859. Originated the slogan "Fifty-four forty or fight," calling for aggressive action on the Oregon boundary dispute with Great Britain in the 1840s; the American claim of all the land up to 54°40' north latitude encompassed most of what is now British Columbia. Indicted by a federal grand jury in 1864 for conspiracy against the government; arrested; released on bond; never tried. Died in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, November 7, 1864 (age 63 years, 256 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob Medary (1770-1839) and Elizabeth (Harris) Medary; married to Elizabeth Scott (1807-1885); great-grandfather of James Gillespie Blaine III (1888-1969).
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Waterman-Huntington family of Connecticut and New York; Dewey-Blaine-Coit-Huntington family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      The community of Medary, South Dakota, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel J. Swartz — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Mayor of Columbus, Ohio, 1899-1900. Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
    George K. Nash George Kilborn Nash (1842-1904) — also known as George K. Nash — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in York Township, Medina County, Ohio, August 14, 1842. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney, 1871-74; candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 12th District, 1876; Ohio state attorney general, 1880-83; defeated, 1877; justice of Ohio state supreme court, 1883-85; Governor of Ohio, 1900-04; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1900. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Elks. Died, of apoplexy, in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, October 28, 1904 (age 62 years, 75 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Asa Nash and Electa (Branch) Nash.
      Image source: Representative Men of Ohio, 1900-03
      William Turner Coggeshall (1824-1867) — also known as William T. Coggeshall — of Ohio. Born in 1824. U.S. Minister to Ecuador, 1866-67, died in office 1867. Died in Guapolo, Ecuador, August 3, 1867 (age about 43 years). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mary Maria Carpenter (1826-1915); father of Emancipation Proclamation Coggeshall (1862-1913).
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Monroe Stewart Comly (1832-1887) — also known as James M. Comly — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in 1832. Republican. Postmaster at Columbus, Ohio, 1870-77; U.S. Minister to Hawaiian Islands, 1877-82; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1884. Close friend and political ally of President Rutherford B. Hayes. Died in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, 1887 (age about 55 years). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: James Monroe
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
    James E. Campbell James Edwin Campbell (1843-1924) — also known as James E. Campbell — of Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio; Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Middletown, Butler County, Ohio, July 7, 1843. Democrat. Served in the Union Navy during the Civil War; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1884-89 (7th District 1884-85, 3rd District 1885-87, 7th District 1887-89); defeated, 1906; Governor of Ohio, 1890-92; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1912 (speaker), 1916, 1924. Died, of chronic myocarditis, in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, December 17, 1924 (age 81 years, 163 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Nephew of Lewis Davis Campbell (1811-1882).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
      Charles Nelson Sparks (1881-1950) — also known as C. Nelson Sparks — of Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Born in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, July 21, 1881. Republican. Postmaster at Akron, Ohio, 1921-27 (acting, 1921); mayor of Akron, Ohio, 1932-33. Died in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, November 22, 1950 (age 69 years, 124 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edward S. Sparks (1848-1920) and Isabell 'Belle' (Akin) Sparks (1850-1926); married, July 24, 1903, to Katherine W. Harrison (1881-1912); married, November 21, 1914, to Edith Reamey Smith (1881-1957); married, June 17, 1921, to Grace Black Pugh (1892-1961).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Wilson Campbell (1782-1833) — also known as John W. Campbell — of West Union, Adams County, Ohio. Born in Augusta County, Va., February 23, 1782. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1810, 1813, 1815; U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1817-27 (2nd District 1817-23, 5th District 1823-27); candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1828; U.S. District Judge for Ohio, 1829-33. Died in Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio, September 24, 1833 (age 51 years, 213 days). Original interment at North Graveyard; reinterment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George Leroy Converse (1827-1897) — also known as George L. Converse — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Georgesville, Franklin County, Ohio, June 4, 1827. Democrat. Member of Ohio state house of representatives from Franklin County, 1860-63, 1874-77; member of Ohio state senate 10th District, 1864-65; U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1879-85 (9th District 1879-81, 12th District 1881-83, 13th District 1883-85). Died in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, March 30, 1897 (age 69 years, 299 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Joseph Hodson Outhwaite (1841-1907) — also known as Joseph H. Outhwaite — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Ohio, 1841. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1885-95 (13th District 1885-91, 9th District 1891-93, 12th District 1893-95). Died in 1907 (age about 66 years). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Edward Livingston Taylor, Jr. (1869-1938) — also known as Edward L. Taylor, Jr. — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Ohio, August 10, 1869. Republican. U.S. Representative from Ohio 12th District, 1905-13; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1916. Died March 10, 1938 (age 68 years, 212 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Edward Livingston
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Martin Vorys (1896-1968) — also known as John M. Vorys — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio, June 16, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1923-24; member of Ohio state senate, 1925-26; U.S. Representative from Ohio 12th District, 1939-59. Died in 1968 (age about 72 years). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Edward Crawford Turner (1872-1950) — also known as Edward C. Turner — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, March 26, 1872. Republican. Lawyer; Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney, 1911-15; Ohio state attorney general, 1915-17, 1927-29; candidate in primary for Governor of Ohio, 1928; candidate in primary for justice of Ohio state supreme court, 1938. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died September 13, 1950 (age 78 years, 171 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert M. Turner and Jane L. (Crawford) Turner; married, December 11, 1902, to Nan A. Jahn.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edward Franklin Bingham (1828-1907) — also known as Edward F. Bingham — of McArthur, Vinton County, Ohio; Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in West Concord, Concord, Essex County, Vt., August 13, 1828. Democrat. Lawyer; Vinton County Prosecuting Attorney, 1850-55; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1856-57; common pleas court judge in Ohio, 1873-87; candidate for justice of Ohio state supreme court, 1881; justice of District of Columbia supreme court, 1887-1903. Died in Union, Monroe County, W.Va., September 5, 1907 (age 79 years, 23 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Warner Bingham (1790-1872) and Lucy (Wheeler) Bingham (1792-1839); married, November 21, 1850, to Susannah F. Gunning (died 1886); married, August 8, 1888, to Melinda Caperton Patton; fourth cousin once removed of Bela Edgerton, Heman Ticknor, Harrison Blodget, Clement Phineas Kellogg and Claudius Victor Pendleton (1885-1968).
      Political families: Pendleton family of Connecticut; Waterman-Huntington family of Connecticut and New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      David Kemper Watson (1849-1918) — also known as David K. Watson — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born near London, Madison County, Ohio, June 18, 1849. Republican. Ohio state attorney general, 1888-92; U.S. Representative from Ohio 12th District, 1895-97; defeated, 1896. Died in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, September 28, 1918 (age 69 years, 102 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Joseph Ridgway (1783-1861) — of Ohio. Born in New York, 1783. Member of Ohio state legislature, 1820; U.S. Representative from Ohio 8th District, 1837-43. Died in 1861 (age about 78 years). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James Lockwood Conger (1805-1876) — of Mt. Clemens, Macomb County, Mich.; St. Clair, St. Clair County, Mich. Born in Trenton, Mercer County, N.J., February 18, 1805. Whig. School teacher; lawyer; merchant; banker; patent medicine manufacturer; U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1851-53. Died in St. Clair, St. Clair County, Mich., April 10, 1876 (age 71 years, 52 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery; cenotaph at Clinton Grove Cemetery, Clinton Township, Macomb County, Mich.
      Relatives: Son of David Beeman Conger (1779-1838) and Hannah (Lockwood) Conger (1779-1821); married, December 23, 1824, to Paulina Belvedere Clark (1806-1847); second cousin once removed of Hanford Nichols Lockwood; second cousin thrice removed of John Hart; third cousin of Homer Nichols Lockwood and Charles Franklin Conger; third cousin once removed of Daniel Lockwood and Hugh Conger; third cousin twice removed of Ebenezer Lockwood, Alfred Collins Lockwood and Daniel Clark Joyce; third cousin thrice removed of John Alsop, William Henry Rossell and Asbury Elliott Kellogg; fourth cousin of Thaddeus Betts, Anson Griffith Conger, Harmon Sweatland Conger, Omar Dwight Conger, Moore Conger, Chauncey Stewart Conger (1838-1916) and Frederick Ward Conger; fourth cousin once removed of Horatio Lockwood, Walter Booth, Abiel Case, Abraham Bogart Conger, Edwin Hurd Conger, James W. Conger, Franklin Barker Conger, Benn Conger, Frank Elisha Reed and Chauncey Stewart Conger (1882-1963).
      Political families: Conger family of New York; Conger-Hungerford family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Heman Allen Moore (1809-1844) — of Ohio. Born in Plainfield, Washington County, Vt., August 27, 1809. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Ohio 10th District, 1843-44; died in office 1844. Died April 3, 1844 (age 34 years, 220 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Thomas Ewing Miller (1829-1909) — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Ohio, June 19, 1829. U.S. Consul in Bordeaux, 1856-57; postmaster at Columbus, Ohio, 1857-58, 1858-60. Died in Franklin County, Ohio, May 6, 1909 (age 79 years, 321 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Eli Miller (1794-1864) and Eleanor G. (Krepps) Miller (1796-1872); brother of John Krepps Miller (1819-1863); married to Amanda Judson Harris (1836-1902; daughter of Ira Harris).
      Political family: Cornell family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel Galloway (1811-1872) — of Ohio. Born in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pa., March 20, 1811. Republican. Secretary of state of Ohio, 1844-50; U.S. Representative from Ohio 12th District, 1855-57. Died in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, April 5, 1872 (age 61 years, 16 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    John J. Lentz John Jacob Lentz (1856-1931) — also known as John J. Lentz — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born near St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio, January 27, 1856. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Ohio 12th District, 1897-1901; defeated, 1900. Died July 27, 1931 (age 75 years, 181 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
      Daniel Scofield Earhart (1907-1976) — also known as Daniel S. Earhart — of Ohio. Born in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, May 28, 1907. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Ohio at-large, 1935-37; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1940. Died in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, January 2, 1976 (age 68 years, 219 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Ebenezer Wilson Poe (1846-1898) — also known as Ebenezer W. Poe — of Ohio. Born in Ayersville, Defiance County, Ohio, November 11, 1846. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; Ohio auditor of state, 1888-96. Died, of apoplexy (stroke), on June 19, 1898 (age 51 years, 220 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George L. Poe and Jane (Wilson) Poe.
      James I. Allread (1858-1940) — of Greenville, Darke County, Ohio. Born in Darke County, Ohio, September 29, 1858. Republican. Circuit judge in Ohio 2nd Circuit, 1895, 1909-13; Judge, Ohio Court of Appeals 2nd District, 1913-. Died in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, May 30, 1940 (age 81 years, 244 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Isaac Allread and Hanna (Hork) Allread; married to Emma S. Roland (1862-1941).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Holmes Arnold (1862-1944) — also known as John H. Arnold — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Freeport, Armstrong County, Pa., December 11, 1862. Lumberman; railroad mechanic; lawyer; Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, 1915-17. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Woodmen; Moose. Died in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, March 29, 1944 (age 81 years, 109 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Richard V. Arnold and Araminta J. (Holmes) Arnold (1837-1923); married, August 17, 1904, to Eleanor A. Moore.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jacob Leo Bachman (1861-1920) — also known as Jacob L. Bachman — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Canal Winchester, Franklin County, Ohio, October 11, 1861. Socialist. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 12th District, 1910; delegate to Socialist National Convention from Ohio, 1920. German ancestry. Died in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, July 7, 1920 (age 58 years, 270 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob Bachman and Margaret (Kolb) Bachman; married, October 6, 1895, to Dora Olivia Sandoe (1869-1930).
      Epitaph: "A Friend of Humanity."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Annie Norton Battelle (1863-1925) — also known as Mrs. John G. Battelle — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born January 26, 1863. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1924 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); member of Republican National Committee from Ohio, 1924. Female. Died March 23, 1925 (age 62 years, 56 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to John Gordon Battelle (1845-1918).
      Wayne Bidwell Wheeler (1869-1927) — also known as Wayne B. Wheeler — of Ohio. Born in Brookfield, Trumbull County, Ohio, November 10, 1869. Lawyer; leader of the movement to bring about national prohibition of alcohol. Member, Anti-Saloon League. Died September 5, 1927 (age 57 years, 299 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Wheeler and Mary Ursula (Hutchinson) Wheeler.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alfredo Lutz Demorest (1881-1934) — also known as Alfredo L. Demorest — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del.; Washington, D.C. Born in Santiago, Chile, of American parents, February 13, 1881. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; artist; author; U.S. Vice Consul in Trinidad, 1922-34, died in office 1934. Died in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, November 15, 1934 (age 53 years, 275 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Isaac N. Demorest (1849-1921) and Lyda (Morris) Demorest (1852-1948).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Leroy Barton (1906-1977) — also known as Robert L. Barton — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, June 14, 1906. Republican. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1936, 1956; secretary to Gov. John W. Bricker, 1943-44. Died January 14, 1977 (age 70 years, 214 days). Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Homer M. Barton and Julia M. (Schaller) Barton; married to Margaret King.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Alfred Parish Stone (1813-1865) — of Ohio. Born in Worthington, Hampshire County, Mass., June 28, 1813. U.S. Representative from Ohio 16th District, 1844-45; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1856 (speaker); Ohio treasurer of state, 1857-62. Died, from congestion of the brain, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, August 2, 1865 (age 52 years, 35 days). Original interment at Green Lawn Cemetery; reinterment in 1888 at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, N.Y.
      Relatives: Son of John Stone and Lora (Parish) Stone; married 1841 to Ann M. Townsend.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    North Graveyard
    Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      John Kerr (c.1778-1823) — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in County Tyrone, Ireland (now Northern Ireland), about 1778. Mayor of Columbus, Ohio, 1818-19. Died in 1823 (age about 45 years). Original interment at North Graveyard; reinterment to unknown location.
      See also Wikipedia article
      John Wilson Campbell (1782-1833) — also known as John W. Campbell — of West Union, Adams County, Ohio. Born in Augusta County, Va., February 23, 1782. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1810, 1813, 1815; U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1817-27 (2nd District 1817-23, 5th District 1823-27); candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1828; U.S. District Judge for Ohio, 1829-33. Died in Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio, September 24, 1833 (age 51 years, 213 days). Original interment at North Graveyard; reinterment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. Joseph's Cemetery
    Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Chalmers Pangburn Wylie (1920-1998) — also known as Chalmers P. Wylie — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Norwich, Muskingum County, Ohio, November 23, 1920. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; candidate in primary for Ohio state attorney general, 1956; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1961-67; U.S. Representative from Ohio 15th District, 1967-93. Methodist. Suffered a heart attack and died, while waiting for an eye examination at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, August 14, 1998 (age 77 years, 264 days). Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
      John G. Price — of Franklin County, Ohio. Republican. Ohio state attorney general, 1919-23. Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery.


    Sunset Cemetery
    West Broad Street
    Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry William Worley — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Mayor of Columbus, Ohio, 1932-35. Interment at Sunset Cemetery.


    Union Cemetery
    3349 Olentangy River Road
    Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio
    Founded 1806
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Myron B. Gessaman (1894-1975) — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio, October 15, 1894. Lawyer; Franklin County Prosecutor, 1928-31; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1934-35; mayor of Columbus, Ohio, 1936-39. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; American Legion. Died, in Mt. Carmel Hospital, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, August 20, 1975 (age 80 years, 309 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Paul M. Herbert (1889-1983) — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in McComb, Hancock County, Ohio, December 2, 1889. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1922-26; member of Ohio state senate, 1926-30; Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, 1939-45, 1947-49, 1957-59; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1952; justice of Ohio state supreme court, 1960. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Elks; Freemasons. Died in Dublin, Franklin County, Ohio, July 5, 1983 (age 93 years, 215 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      James Franklin Atwood (1883-1965) — also known as J. F. Atwood — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Preston County, W.Va., May 8, 1883. Republican. Lawyer; member of Ohio state senate 10th District, 1921-22; defeated, 1918; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, 1924. Member, Knights of Pythias; Modern Woodmen of America. Died in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, July 14, 1965 (age 82 years, 67 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James C. Atwood and Katherine Atwood; married, November 12, 1904, to Mamie C. Hiltburner.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Otterbein Cemetery
    Westerville, Franklin County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Howard Hyde Russell (1855-1946) — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo.; Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Westerville, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Stillwater, Washington County, Minn., October 21, 1855. Lawyer; Adams County Superintendent of Schools, 1878-84; minister; founder (1895) and national superintendent (1895-1903) of the Anti-Saloon League; Dry candidate for delegate to Ohio convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Congregationalist. Member, Anti-Saloon League; Sons of the American Revolution. Died June 30, 1946 (age 90 years, 252 days). Interment at Otterbein Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rev. Joseph A. Russell and Sarah (Parker) Russell; married, July 17, 1880, to Lillian Davis (1861-1939).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. John's Episcopal Church Burying Ground
    Worthington, Franklin County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      James Kilbourne (1770-1850) — of Worthington, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in New Britain, Hartford County, Conn., October 19, 1770. Democrat. Surveyor; merchant; U.S. Representative from Ohio 5th District, 1813-17; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1820; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1823. Episcopalian. Died April 9, 1850 (age 79 years, 172 days). Interment at St. John's Episcopal Church Burying Ground.
      Relatives: Son of Josiah Kilbourne (1730-1814) and Anna (Neal) Kilbourne (1734-1832); married, November 8, 1789, to Lucy Fitch (1769-1807); married 1808 to Cynthia Goodale (1775-1861); father of Byron H. Kilbourn; grandfather of James Kilbourne; second cousin once removed of Charles H. Eastman (1819-1879); second cousin twice removed of Robert Cleveland Usher; second cousin four times removed of James Warren Driver; third cousin of John Taintor, Roger Taintor, Solomon Taintor and Jonathan Stratton; third cousin once removed of John Adams Taintor and Henry G. Taintor; third cousin twice removed of Lemuel Stetson, Samuel Lount Kilbourne and George Eastman; third cousin thrice removed of Warren Walter Rich and Charles Dudley Kilbourn; fourth cousin of Jonathan Brace, Samuel Clesson Allen and Greene Carrier Bronson; fourth cousin once removed of Gold Selleck Silliman, Benjamin Silliman, Thomas Kimberly Brace, Theodore Davenport, Millard Fillmore, Eliphalet Adams Bulkeley, Elisha Hunt Allen and William Alfred Buckingham.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Eastman family; Flanders family of Vermont; Rowell family of Maine (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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