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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Oklahoma County

Index to Locations

  • Harrah St. Teresas Catholic Cemetery
  • Oklahoma City Fairlawn Cemetery
  • Oklahoma City Memorial Park Cemetery
  • Oklahoma City Rose Hill Burial Park


    St. Teresas Catholic Cemetery
    Harrah, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
    Politicians buried here:
      Frank Adelbert Balcer, Jr. (1889-1965) — also known as Frank A. Balcer — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., December 9, 1889. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 16th District, 1940, 1946, 1950; major in the U.S. Army during World War II; school teacher; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 8th District, 1961-62; candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 8th District, 1962. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Polish Legion of American Veterans; Disabled American Veterans; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Polish National Alliance. Died November 26, 1965 (age 75 years, 352 days). Interment at St. Teresas Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frank Balcerkiewicz and Elizabeth Balcerkiewicz; married to Anna Pascko.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Fairlawn Cemetery
    2700 N. Shartel
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
    Politicians buried here:
      Alfred Paul Murrah (1904-1975) — also known as Alfred P. Murrah — of Oklahoma. Born in Tishomingo, Johnston County, Okla., October 27, 1904. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, 1937-40; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma, 1937-40; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma, 1937-40; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, 1940-70. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Lambda Chi Alpha; Phi Alpha Delta; Freemasons. Died, in University Hospital, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., October 30, 1975 (age 71 years, 3 days). Interment at Fairlawn Cemetery.
      The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building (opened 1977, destroyed by truck bomb 1995), in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was named for him.
      See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Henry M. Scales Henry M. Scales (1869-1918) — of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Holly Springs, Marshall County, Miss., March 13, 1869. Lawyer; real estate and insurance business; mayor of Oklahoma City, Okla., 1907-10; resigned 1910. Died, from pneumonia, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., December 15, 1918 (age 49 years, 277 days). Interment at Fairlawn Cemetery.
      Campaign slogan (1907): "Let The People Rule."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: City of Oklahoma City
      John William Harreld (1872-1950) — also known as John W. Harreld — of Morgantown, Butler County, Ky.; Ardmore, Carter County, Okla.; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born near Morgantown, Butler County, Ky., January 24, 1872. Republican. Lawyer; oil producer; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 5th District, 1919-21; U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, 1921-27; defeated, 1926; delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1924. Died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., December 26, 1950 (age 78 years, 336 days). Interment at Fairlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas N. Harreld and Martha (Helm) Harreld; married, October 20, 1899, to Laura Ward.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    W. J. Gault William James Gault (1830-1899) — also known as W. J. Gault — of Lee's Summit, Jackson County, Mo.; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Washington County, N.Y., 1830. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lumber dealer; mayor of Oklahoma City, Okla., 1890-92; member of Oklahoma territorial House of Representatives, 1890. Died in 1899 (age about 69 years). Interment at Fairlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of William D. Gault (1867-1923).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: City of Oklahoma City
    Charles G. Jones Charles Gasham Jones (1856-1911) — also known as Charles G. Jones; "Gristmill" — of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Greenup, Cumberland County, Ill., November 3, 1856. Flour mill business; painting contractor; mayor of Oklahoma City, Okla., 1896-97, 1901-03; member of Oklahoma territorial House of Representatives, 1900. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks. Died, from a stomach hemorrhage, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., March 29, 1911 (age 54 years, 146 days). Interment at Fairlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Harrison Jones (1820-1894) and Rebeccal (Wall) Jones (1822-1858); married 1893 to Tena Stafford (1866-1901); married, April 10, 1909, to Nettie E. Wheeler (1854-1945); uncle of William Harrison Hallett (1867-1940).
      Epitaph: "89'er"
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: City of Oklahoma City
    Edward Overholser Edward Overholser (1869-1931) — also known as Ed Overholser — of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Sullivan, Sullivan County, Ind., June 20, 1869. Mayor of Oklahoma City, Okla., 1915-18. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Lions. Died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., April 21, 1931 (age 61 years, 305 days). Interment at Fairlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Overholser (1846-1915); married to Allie Garrison (1878-1944).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: City of Oklahoma City
    William L. Couch William Lewis Couch (1850-1890) — also known as William L. Couch — of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan.; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Wilkes County, N.C., November 20, 1850. Grocer; hardware business; horse and mule dealer; mayor of Oklahoma City, Okla., 1889; resigned 1889. Shot in the leg in dispute over a land claim; the wound probably became infected, and he subsequently died, in Oklahoma, April 21, 1890 (age 39 years, 152 days). Interment at Fairlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Meshach H. Couch (1828-1895) and Mary 'Polly' (Bryan) Couch (1828-1908); married to Cynthia Gordon (1843-1918).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: City of Oklahoma City
      Matthew John Kane (1863-1924) — of Kingfisher, Kingfisher County, Okla.; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Niagara County, N.Y., November 28, 1863. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Oklahoma state constitutional convention, 1907; justice of Oklahoma state supreme court, 1907-23; chief justice of Oklahoma state supreme court, 1909-12. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association. Died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., January 2, 1924 (age 60 years, 35 days). Interment at Fairlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Anthony Kane and Mary (Dunn) Kane; married, June 9, 1909, to Kathleen Reagan.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Whit M. Grant Whitaker McDonough Grant (1851-1927) — also known as Whit M. Grant — of Davenport, Scott County, Iowa; Sitka, Alaska; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Seale, Russell County, Ala., April 26, 1851. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1884-85; U.S. Attorney for Alaska Territory, 1887-89; member of Democratic National Committee from Oklahoma, 1896-99; mayor of Oklahoma City, Okla., 1911-15. Died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., December 10, 1927 (age 76 years, 228 days). Interment at Fairlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas McDonough Grant and Mary J. (Benton) Grant; married, October 9, 1878, to Kate Weagley (1856-1912).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: City of Oklahoma City
      Martin Edwin Trapp (1877-1951) — also known as Martin E. Trapp; M. E. Trapp — of Oklahoma. Born in Robinson, Brown County, Kan., April 18, 1877. Democrat. Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma, 1915-23; Governor of Oklahoma, 1923-27; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1924. Died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., July 26, 1951 (age 74 years, 99 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Fairlawn Cemetery.
      See also Wikipedia article
    O. A. Mitscher Oscar A. Mitscher (1861-1926) — of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Hillsboro, Vernon County, Wis., June 7, 1861. Republican. Merchant; mayor of Oklahoma City, Okla., 1892-94. Died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., July 24, 1926 (age 65 years, 47 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Fairlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Myrta Viola Shear (1865-1948; sister of Byron Delos Shear (1869-1929)); father of Marc Andrew Mitscher (1887-1947; U.S. Navy Admiral and aviation pioneer).
      Political family: Shear-Mitscher family of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: City of Oklahoma City
      Robert Minter Rainey (1882-1971) — also known as Robert M. Rainey — of Atoka, Atoka County, Okla.; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Sherman, Grayson County, Tex., September 29, 1882. Lawyer; member of Oklahoma state house of representatives, 1907-08; district judge in Oklahoma, 1909-15; justice of Oklahoma state supreme court, 1917-20; chief justice of Oklahoma state supreme court, 1920-21. Methodist. Member, Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died April 3, 1971 (age 88 years, 186 days). Interment at Fairlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jesse G. Rainey and Annie Elizabeth (Moore) Rainey; married, August 12, 1905, to Lillian Fryer (1885-1960).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Bower Slack Broaddus (1888-1949) — of Muskogee, Muskogee County, Okla. Born in Chillicothe, Livingston County, Mo., May 30, 1888. Lawyer; member of Oklahoma state house of representatives, 1933-35; member of Oklahoma state senate, 1935-38; U.S. District Judge for Oklahoma, 1940-49; died in office 1949. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association. Died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., December 10, 1949 (age 61 years, 194 days). Interment at Fairlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elbridge Jackson Broaddus and Martha Emma (Hollingsworth) Broaddus (1849-1890); half-brother of Joseph Broaddus; married, January 31, 1917, to Harriett Ann Noland (1891-1971); second cousin once removed of William West Broaddus; fourth cousin once removed of Willey Richard Broaddus, Jr. and Andrew Broaddus (1900-1972).
      Political family: Broaddus family of Madison County, Kentucky.
      See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Sidney Clarke (1831-1909) — of Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan. Born in Southbridge, Worcester County, Mass., October 16, 1831. Republican. U.S. Representative from Kansas at-large, 1865-71; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1879. Died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., June 18, 1909 (age 77 years, 245 days). Interment at Fairlawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Charles M. Thacker (1866-1918) — of Ennis, Ellis County, Tex.; Mangum, Greer County, Okla. Born in Brunswick County, Va., January 17, 1866. Bookkeeper; lawyer; newspaper editor; member of Oklahoma territorial legislature, 1899; mayor of Mangum, Okla., 1909-10; justice of Oklahoma state supreme court, 1915; appointed 1915. Died in 1918 (age about 52 years). Interment at Fairlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William J. Thacker and Allie (Parham) Thacker.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Claude Weaver (1867-1954) — of Gainesville, Cooke County, Tex.; Pauls Valley, Chickasaw Nation County, Indian Territory (now Garvin County, Okla.); Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Gainesville, Cooke County, Tex., March 19, 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma at-large, 1913-15; defeated, 1919; postmaster at Oklahoma City, Okla., 1915-23; district judge in Oklahoma 13th District, 1934-35. Methodist. Died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., May 19, 1954 (age 87 years, 61 days). Interment at Fairlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of W. T. G. Weaver (1826?-1876).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Henry Overholser (1846-1915) — of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Ohio, 1846. Candidate for mayor of Oklahoma City, Okla., 1890. Died August 25, 1915 (age about 69 years). Interment at Fairlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Edward Overholser (1869-1931).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William D. Gault (1867-1923) — of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in December, 1867. Democrat. Lumber dealer; candidate for mayor of Oklahoma City, Okla., 1915; real estate business. Died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., November 13, 1923 (age 55 years, 0 days). Interment at Fairlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William James Gault (1830-1899).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Bayard Taylor Hainer (1860-1933) — also known as Bayard T. Hainer — of Perry, Noble County, Okla. Born in Columbia, Boone County, Mo., May 31, 1860. Republican. Lawyer; journalist; author; justice of Oklahoma territorial supreme court, 1898; candidate for U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 5th District, 1920; chief counsel, Federal Trade Commission, 1925-27. Died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., July 10, 1933 (age 73 years, 40 days). Interment at Fairlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, October 6, 1891, to Florence Weatherby (1868-1956).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Dennis Thomas Flynn (1861-1939) — also known as Dennis T. Flynn — of Kiowa, Barber County, Kan.; Guthrie, Logan County, Okla.; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Phoenixville, Chester County, Pa., February 13, 1861. Republican. Lawyer; member of Republican National Committee from Oklahoma, 1890-92; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Oklahoma Territory, 1893-97, 1899-1903; defeated, 1890, 1896; delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1908. Catholic. Died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., June 19, 1939 (age 78 years, 126 days). Interment at Fairlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Dennis T. Flynn and Margaret (Clancy) Flynn; married 1887 to Addie M. Blanton.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    Politicians formerly buried here:
    Thomas P. Gore Thomas Pryor Gore (1870-1949) — also known as Thomas P. Gore — of Texas; Lawton, Comanche County, Okla.; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born near Embry, Webster County, Miss., December 10, 1870. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas, 1898; member Oklahoma territorial council, 1903-05; U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, 1907-21, 1931-37; defeated, 1920, 1936; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1912 (speaker), 1928; member of Democratic National Committee from Oklahoma, 1912-16. Member, Knights of Pythias; Moose; Woodmen; Elks. Blind due to an accident suffered when he was a boy; first blind member of the U.S. Senate. Died March 16, 1949 (age 78 years, 96 days). Originally entombed at Rose Hill Burial Park; later interred in 1949 at Fairlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Tom M. Gore and Carrie E. (Wingo) Gore; married, December 27, 1900, to Nina Kay; father of Nina Gore Auchincloss (who married Hugh Dudley Auchincloss); grandfather of Eugene Luther Gore Vidal, Jr. (1925-2012).
      Political family: Kennedy family.
      The town of Gore, Oklahoma, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Library of Congress


    Memorial Park Cemetery
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
    Politicians buried here:
      James Howard Edmondson (1925-1971) — also known as J. Howard Edmondson — of Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla.; Edmond, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Muskogee, Muskogee County, Okla., September 27, 1925. Democrat. Lawyer; Tulsa County Attorney, 1954-58; Governor of Oklahoma, 1959-63; U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, 1963-64. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Freemasons; Rotary; Phi Gamma Delta. Died in Edmond, Oklahoma County, Okla., November 17, 1971 (age 46 years, 51 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edmond Augustus Edmondson and Esther (Pullen) Edmondson; brother of Ed Edmondson; married to Jeanette Bartleson (1925-1990).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
      Everette Burgess Howard (1873-1950) — also known as Everette B. Howard; Everett B. Howard — of Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla. Born in Morgantown, Butler County, Ky., September 19, 1873. Democrat. Lawyer; oil and gas producer; Oklahoma state auditor, 1915-18; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 1st District, 1919-21, 1923-25, 1927-29; defeated, 1920. Methodist. Died in 1950 (age about 76 years). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Addison A. Howard and Addie P. (Harreld) Howard; married, December 4, 1895, to Hollis Hope.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Robert Potter Hill (1874-1937) — Born near Ewing, Franklin County, Ill., April 18, 1874. Democrat. Member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1910-12; U.S. Representative from Illinois 25th District, 1913-15; state court judge in Oklahoma, 1931-36; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 5th District, 1937; died in office 1937. Died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., October 29, 1937 (age 63 years, 194 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Charles Swindall (1876-1939) — of Woodward, Woodward County, Okla. Born in Oklahoma, 1876. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1916; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 8th District, 1920-21; state court judge in Oklahoma, 1924; justice of Oklahoma state supreme court, 1929-31. Died in 1939 (age about 63 years). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Franklin Gilmer (1901-1954) — also known as Dixie Gilmer — of Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla. Born in Mt. Airy, Surry County, N.C., June 7, 1901. Democrat. Member of Oklahoma state house of representatives, 1940; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 1st District, 1949-51; defeated, 1950. Died June 9, 1954 (age 53 years, 2 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Jeanette Bartleson Edmondson (1925-1990) — also known as Jeanette Bartleson — of Oklahoma. Born June 6, 1925. Secretary of state of Oklahoma, 1970. Female. Died July 11, 1990 (age 65 years, 35 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to James Howard Edmondson (1925-1971).
      Political family: Edmondson family of Muskogee and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


    Rose Hill Burial Park
    6001 N.W. Grand Boulevard
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
    Politicians buried here:
    John C. Walton John Calloway Walton (1881-1949) — also known as Jack C. Walton; "Rarin' Jack" — of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born near Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., March 6, 1881. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; engineer; mayor of Oklahoma City, Okla., 1919-23; Governor of Oklahoma, 1923; impeached and removed from office as Governor, 1923; candidate for U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, 1924. Died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., November 25, 1949 (age 68 years, 264 days). Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Lewis W. Walton (1850-1939) and Emma Sarah (Calloway) Walton (1850-1934); married, February 3, 1905, to Madeline Cecile Orrick (1883-1947).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: City of Oklahoma City
      John Henry Burford (1852-1922) — also known as John H. Burford — of Guthrie, Logan County, Okla. Born in Parkeville, Parke County, Ind., February 29, 1852. Lawyer; prosecuting attorney, Indiana 22nd Circuit, 1880; register, U.S. Land Office, Oklahoma City, 1890; probate judge in Oklahoma, 1890-92; justice of Oklahoma territorial supreme court, 1892-1906; chief justice of Oklahoma territorial supreme court, 1898-1903; member of Oklahoma state senate, 1912-15. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 2, 1922 (age 70 years, 0 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Rose Hill Burial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Rev. James Burford; married, February 14, 1876, to Mary A. Cheek.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Roy Joseph Turner (1894-1973) — also known as Roy J. Turner — of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Kendrick, Lincoln County, Okla., November 6, 1894. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; real estate business; oil producer; rancher; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956; Governor of Oklahoma, 1947-51. Methodist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons. Died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., June 11, 1973 (age 78 years, 217 days). Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Reason Turner and Etta Louise (Rogers) Turner; married 1937 to Jessica E. Grimm.
      The Turner Turnpike (opened 1953), in Tulsa, Creek, Lincoln, and Oklahoma counties, Oklahoma, is named for him.
      See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
    J. G. Messenbaugh Joseph Fife Messenbaugh (1873-1928) — also known as J. F. Messenbaugh — of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born near Kingston, Caldwell County, Mo., January 10, 1873. Physician; mayor of Oklahoma City, Okla., 1905-07. Baptist. Died, from peritonitis, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., June 19, 1928 (age 55 years, 161 days). Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park.
      Relatives: Son of John Messenbaugh (1824-1903) and Susan (McGavran) Messenbaugh (1832-1910); married to Laura M. Whisler (1875-1958).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: City of Oklahoma City
      William Judson Holloway (1888-1970) — also known as William J. Holloway — of Oklahoma. Born in Arkadelphia, Clark County, Ark., December 15, 1888. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Oklahoma state senate, 1919-26; Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma, 1927-29; Governor of Oklahoma, 1929-31. Died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., January 28, 1970 (age 81 years, 44 days). Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Byron D. Shear Byron Delos Shear (1869-1929) — also known as Byron D. Shear — of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Hillsboro, Vernon County, Wis., April 12, 1869. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Oklahoma City, Okla., 1918-19; delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1924. Unitarian. Died, from a heart attack, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., June 9, 1929 (age 60 years, 58 days). Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas J. Shear (1836-1901) and Emergene (Woodbury) Shear (1837-1890); brother of Myrta Viola Shear (1865-1948; who married Oscar A. Mitscher); married, February 26, 1892, to Hulda Ludwig (1836-1901); married 1899 to Ida Malinda Cunningham (1874-1936); uncle of Marc Andrew Mitscher (1887-1947; U.S. Navy Admiral and aviation pioneer).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: City of Oklahoma City
      James Vernon McClintic (1878-1948) — also known as James V. McClintic; Jim V. McClintic; "Sunny Jim" — of Snyder, Kiowa County, Okla. Born near Bremond, Robertson County, Tex., September 8, 1878. Democrat. Kiowa County Clerk, 1909; member of Oklahoma state house of representatives, 1911-14; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma, 1915-35 (1st District 1915-17, 7th District 1917-35); lawyer. Died, from a heart attack, on a train en route to Los Angeles, near Chicago, Cook County, Ill., April 22, 1948 (age 69 years, 227 days). Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park.
      Relatives: Son of G. V. McClintic and Emma McClintic; married to Emma May Biggs.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Scott Ferris (1877-1945) — of Lawton, Comanche County, Okla. Born in Neosho, Newton County, Mo., November 3, 1877. Democrat. Lawyer; farmer; member of Oklahoma territorial legislature, 1904-05; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma, 1907-21 (5th District 1907-15, 6th District 1915-21); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1912 (speaker), 1916; candidate for U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, 1920; member of Democratic National Committee from Oklahoma, 1924-40; Vice-Chair of Democratic National Committee, 1929. Protestant. Member, Freemasons; Woodmen. Died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., June 8, 1945 (age 67 years, 217 days). Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Scott Ferris and Anna M. (Thorp) Ferris; married 1906 to Grace Hobbert.
      Cross-reference: Fletcher B. Swank
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Dick Thompson Morgan (1853-1920) — also known as Dick T. Morgan — of Woodward, Woodward County, Okla. Born in Prairie Creek, Vigo County, Ind., December 6, 1853. Republican. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1880-82; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma, 1909-20 (2nd District 1909-15, 8th District 1915-20); died in office 1920. Died in Danville, Vermilion County, Ill., July 4, 1920 (age 66 years, 211 days). Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Valentine Morgan and Frances Morgan; married to Ora Heath.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John H. Jarman, Jr. (1915-1982) — of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Sallisaw, Sequoyah County, Okla., July 17, 1915. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Oklahoma state house of representatives, 1947-48; member of Oklahoma state senate, 1949-50; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 5th District, 1951-77. Died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., January 15, 1982 (age 66 years, 182 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Rose Hill Burial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ulysses Stevens Stone (1878-1962) — also known as Ulysses S. Stone — of Norman, Cleveland County, Okla. Born near Weldon, DeWitt County, Ill., December 17, 1878. Republican. Candidate in primary for Governor of Oklahoma, 1918; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, 1926; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 5th District, 1929-31; defeated, 1922. Died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., December 8, 1962 (age 83 years, 356 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Rose Hill Burial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joseph Albert Gill (1854-1933) — also known as Joseph A. Gill — of Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill.; Colby, Thomas County, Kan.; Vinita, Craig County, Okla. Born in Wheeling, Ohio County, Va. (now W.Va.), January 17, 1854. Republican. Justice of Oklahoma territorial supreme court, 1899; delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1912. Died March 23, 1933 (age 79 years, 65 days). Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park.
      James Riley Keaton (1861-1946) — also known as James R. Keaton — of Guthrie, Logan County, Okla.; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Carter County, Ky., December 10, 1861. Democrat. Lawyer; justice of Oklahoma territorial supreme court, 1896-98; candidate for Delegate to U.S. Congress from Oklahoma Territory, 1898. Member, American Bar Association. Died, from a heart ailment, in Wesley Hospital, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., April 3, 1946 (age 84 years, 114 days). Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Nelson T. Keaton (1835-1912) and Mary Ann (Huff) Keaton (1844-1936); married 1890 to Lucille Johnston (1863-1923).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Gomer Griffith Smith (1896-1953) — of Oklahoma. Born in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., July 11, 1896. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 5th District, 1937-39. Died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., May 26, 1953 (age 56 years, 319 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Rose Hill Burial Park.
      Relatives: Married to Hazel Mae Mizner (1894-1961).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ida M. Shear (1874-1936) — also known as Ida Malinda Cunningham; Mrs. Byron D. Shear — of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Burden, Cowley County, Kan., April 16, 1874. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1928. Female. Died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., March 15, 1936 (age 61 years, 334 days). Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park.
      Relatives: Married 1899 to Byron Delos Shear (1869-1929).
      Political family: Shear-Mitscher family of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Robert Samuel Kerr (1896-1963) — also known as Robert S. Kerr — of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born near Ada, Pontotoc County, Okla., September 11, 1896. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; state court judge in Oklahoma, 1931; member of Democratic National Committee from Oklahoma, 1940-48; Governor of Oklahoma, 1943-47; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1944 (Temporary Chair; speaker), 1952, 1956; U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, 1949-63; died in office 1963. Baptist. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., January 1, 1963 (age 66 years, 112 days). Original interment at Rose Hill Burial Park; reinterment at Kerr Family Cemetery, Ada, Okla.
      Relatives: Grandfather of Robert S. Kerr III (1947?-).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Thomas P. Gore Thomas Pryor Gore (1870-1949) — also known as Thomas P. Gore — of Texas; Lawton, Comanche County, Okla.; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born near Embry, Webster County, Miss., December 10, 1870. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas, 1898; member Oklahoma territorial council, 1903-05; U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, 1907-21, 1931-37; defeated, 1920, 1936; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1912 (speaker), 1928; member of Democratic National Committee from Oklahoma, 1912-16. Member, Knights of Pythias; Moose; Woodmen; Elks. Blind due to an accident suffered when he was a boy; first blind member of the U.S. Senate. Died March 16, 1949 (age 78 years, 96 days). Originally entombed at Rose Hill Burial Park; later interred in 1949 at Fairlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Tom M. Gore and Carrie E. (Wingo) Gore; married, December 27, 1900, to Nina Kay; father of Nina Gore Auchincloss (who married Hugh Dudley Auchincloss); grandfather of Eugene Luther Gore Vidal, Jr. (1925-2012).
      Political family: Kennedy family.
      The town of Gore, Oklahoma, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Library of Congress


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