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Unicoi County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Unicoi County

Index to Locations

  • Clearbranch Tilson Cemetery
  • Erwin Evergreen Cemetery

    Tilson Cemetery
    Clearbranch, Unicoi County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
    John Q. Tilson John Quillin Tilson (1866-1958) — also known as John Q. Tilson — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Clearbranch, Unicoi County, Tenn., April 5, 1866. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from New Haven, 1905-08; Speaker of the Connecticut State House of Representatives, 1907-08; U.S. Representative from Connecticut, 1909-13, 1915-32 (at-large 1909-13, 3rd District 1915-32); defeated, 1912; resigned 1932; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1932; Parliamentarian, 1936. Baptist. Member, Psi Upsilon; Phi Delta Phi. Died in New London, Merrimack County, N.H., August 14, 1958 (age 92 years, 131 days). Interment at Tilson Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Erwin Tilson (1827-1915) and Katharine (Sams) Tilson (1831-1911); married, November 10, 1910, to Marguerite North (1883-1963); father of John Quillin Tilson, Jr. (1911-2002).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Image source: Official Report of the 21st Republican National Convention (1936)
      John Quillin Tilson, Jr. (1911-2002) — also known as John Q. Tilson, Jr. — of Hamden, New Haven County, Conn. Born in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., August 27, 1911. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1953; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1956 (alternate), 1964; lobbyist. Died, from Parkinson's disease, in North Branford, New Haven County, Conn., November 1, 2002 (age 91 years, 66 days). Interment at Tilson Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Quillin Tilson (1866-1958) and Marguerite (North) Tilson (1883-1963); married to Catherine Jackson (1910-1994).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Evergreen Cemetery
    Erwin, Unicoi County, Tennessee
    Politicians buried here:
      Linville H. Allred (1876-1965) — of Smithfield, Johnston County, N.C. Born in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., June 14, 1876. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Johnston County, 1911-14. Member, Odd Fellows; Junior Order; Freemasons; Shriners. Died November 25, 1965 (age 89 years, 164 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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