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Greene County
Ohio

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Greene County

Index to Locations

  • Wilberforce Wilberforce Cemetery
  • Xenia Woodland Cemetery
  • Yellow Springs Unknown location
  • Yellow Springs Glen Forest Cemetery


    Wilberforce Cemetery
    Wilberforce, Greene County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Benjamin William Arnett (1838-1906) — also known as Benjamin W. Arnett — of Wilberforce, Greene County, Ohio. Born in Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., March 16, 1838. Republican. School teacher and principal; ordained minister; member of Ohio state house of representatives from Greene County, 1886-87; first Black state legislator elected to represent a majority white constituency; bishop; offered prayer, Republican National Convention, 1896. African Methodist Episcopal. African, Scottish, American Indian, and Irish ancestry. Lost a leg due to a tumor in 1858. Died, of uremia, in Wilberforce, Greene County, Ohio, October 7, 1906 (age 68 years, 205 days). Interment at Wilberforce Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel G. Arnett and Mary Louisa Arnett; married, May 25, 1858, to Mary Louisa Gordon.
      Arnett Hall, at Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, Ohio, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Woodland Cemetery
    Xenia, Greene County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      John Little (1837-1900) — of Greene County, Ohio. Born near Grape Grove, Greene County, Ohio, April 25, 1837. Republican. Mayor of Xenia, Ohio, 1864; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1869; Ohio state attorney general, 1872-78; U.S. Representative from Ohio 8th District, 1885-87. Died October 18, 1900 (age 63 years, 176 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Alexander (1777-1848) — of Ohio. Born in Crowsville, Spartanburg District (now Spartanburg County), S.C., April 16, 1777. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Ohio 2nd District, 1813-17; defeated, 1816; member of Ohio state senate, 1822-23; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1830. Died in Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, June 28, 1848 (age 71 years, 73 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Anna (McCrory) Alexander (1752-1796) and Alexander Alexander (1753-1806).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Edmund Scroggy (1843-1915) — also known as Thomas E. Scroggy — of Xenia, Greene County, Ohio. Born in Ohio, 1843. Republican. U.S. Representative from Ohio 6th District, 1905-07. Died in 1915 (age about 72 years). Interment at Woodland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James January Winans (1818-1879) — of Ohio. Born in Maysville, Mason County, Ky., June 7, 1818. Republican. Member of Ohio state senate, 1857; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1863; common pleas court judge in Ohio, 1864-71; U.S. Representative from Ohio 7th District, 1869-71. Died in Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, April 28, 1879 (age 60 years, 325 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Leroy Tate Marshall (1883-1950) — also known as Leroy T. Marshall — of Xenia, Greene County, Ohio. Born near Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio, November 8, 1883. Republican. School teacher; Greene County Clerk of Courts, 1909-13; lawyer; chair of Greene County Republican Party, 1920-32; member of Ohio state senate, 1925-28; U.S. Representative from Ohio 7th District, 1933-37. Died in Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, November 20, 1950 (age 67 years, 12 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Linden Crise Weimer (1880-1949) — also known as Linden C. Weimer — of Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. Born in Stark County, Ohio, May 5, 1880. Republican. Postmaster at Dayton, Ohio, 1921-35 (acting, 1921-23); alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1936; office building manager. Died in Montgomery County, Ohio, October 22, 1949 (age 69 years, 170 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Franklin Weimer (1841-1906) and Catherine (Crise) Weimer (1850-1920); married to Jessie Bieler.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Andrew Chew (1882-1964) — also known as James A. Chew — of Xenia, Greene County, Ohio. Born in Greene County, Ohio, July 10, 1882. Republican. Printing business; newspaper publisher; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1932. Died in Kettering, Montgomery County, Ohio, July 26, 1964 (age 82 years, 16 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Brown Chew (1854-1923) and Anna Vida (McBurney) Chew (1855-1937); married, October 26, 1904, to Jessie Ruth Baker (1881-1974).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Unknown Location
    Yellow Springs, Greene County, Ohio
    Politicians formerly buried here:
    Horace Mann Horace Mann (1796-1859) — also known as "The Father of American Public Education" — of Dedham, Norfolk County, Mass.; Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Franklin, Norfolk County, Mass., May 4, 1796. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1827-33; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1833-37; secretary, Massachusetts Board of Education, 1837-48; founder and editor of The Common School Journal; became a national leader in improving and reforming public schools; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 8th District, 1848-53; Free Soil candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1852; president and professor at Antioch College, 1852-59. Elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1900. Died in Yellow Springs, Greene County, Ohio, August 2, 1859 (age 63 years, 90 days). Original interment somewhere; reinterment at North Burial Ground, Providence, R.I.; statue at State House Grounds, Boston, Mass.
      Relatives: Married 1830 to Charlotte Messer (1809-1832); married, May 1, 1843, to Mary Tyler Peabody (1806-1887; sister-in-law of Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)).
      Political families: Roosevelt family of New York; Deming family of Maryland and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      The World War II Liberty ship SS Horace Mann (built 1942 at Terminal Island, California; scrapped 1970) was named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: U.S. postage stamp (1940)


    Glen Forest Cemetery
    Yellow Springs, Greene County, Ohio
    Politicians buried here:
      Simeon Davison Fess (1861-1936) — also known as Simeon D. Fess — of Yellow Springs, Greene County, Ohio. Born near Lima, Allen County, Ohio, December 11, 1861. Republican. University professor; author; editor; president of Ohio Northern University; president of Antioch College 1907-17; delegate to Ohio state constitutional convention, 1912; U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1913-23 (6th District 1913-15, 7th District 1915-23); U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1923-35; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1924, 1932; Temporary Chair, 1928; chair, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee, chair, 1928; speaker, 1928; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1930-32. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Died in Washington, D.C., December 23, 1936 (age 75 years, 12 days). Interment at Glen Forest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Fess and Barbara (Herring) Fess; married 1890 to Eva C. Thomas.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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