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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Newport News city

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  • Newport News Greenlawn Memorial Park
  • Newport News Peninsula Memorial Park


    Greenlawn Memorial Park
    Newport News, Virginia
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Schuyler Otis Bland (1872-1950) — also known as S. Otis Bland — of Newport News, Va.; Hampton, Va. Born in Gloucester County, Va., May 4, 1872. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1918-50 (1st District 1918-33, at-large 1933-35, 1st District 1935-50); died in office 1950. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Kappa Alpha Order. Died in the Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., February 16, 1950 (age 77 years, 288 days). Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Schuyler Bland (1832-1877) and Olivia James (Anderson) Bland (1849-1930); married to Mary Crawford Putzel (1887-1969).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Allen A. Moss (1854-1929) — also known as A. A. Moss — of Newport News, Va. Born December 3, 1854. Mayor of Newport News, Va., 1898-1904, 1916-20. Member, Freemasons. Died in 1929 (age about 74 years). Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married to Louise Barndollar (1859-1927).
      Epitaph: "At Rest."
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Cowles Taylor (1893-1955) — also known as R. Cowles Taylor — of Newport News, Va. Born August 12, 1893. Mayor of Newport News, Va., 1942-55; died in office 1955. Died December 20, 1955 (age 62 years, 130 days). Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Warren J. Taylor and Mary Isabel (Eubank) Taylor (1868-1913); married to Lucille Ritchie Bland (1897-1936) and Ellen Walker Longan (1886-1963).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Walter A. Post (1857-1912) — of Newport News, Va. Born in New York, January 7, 1857. Railroad executive; shipbuilder; mayor of Newport News, Va., 1896-98. Died in Newport News, Va., February 12, 1912 (age 55 years, 36 days). Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Frances Angeline Post (1830-1875) and Thomas A. Post (1831-1891); married 1879 to Ada F. White (1849-1920).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alfred Martin Monfalcone (1890-1970) — also known as Alfred M. Monfalcone — of Newport News, Va. Born May 11, 1890. Gasoline station business; mayor of Newport News, Va., 1956. Died June 18, 1970 (age 80 years, 38 days). Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Nelms Wise (1874-1934) — also known as George N. Wise — of Newport News, Va.; Hampton, Va. Born in Virginia, September 13, 1874. Republican. Lawyer; Honorary Vice-Consul for Paraguay in Newport News, Va., 1921; candidate for U.S. Representative from Virginia 1st District, 1922. Died, following a heart attack, in Hampton, Va., March 28, 1934 (age 59 years, 196 days). Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married to Eliza Jane Gatewood Stephenson (1880-1950).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Haughton (1836-1912) — of New York, New York County, N.Y.; Newport News, Va. Born in County Carlow, Ireland, October 17, 1836. Vice-Consul for Portugal in Newport News, Va., 1890-1912; Vice-Consul for Uruguay in Norfolk, Va., 1892-97; Vice-Consul for Great Britain in Newport News, Va., 1898-1912; Vice-Consul for Netherlands in Newport News, Va., 1905-12; Vice-Consul for Norway in Newport News, Va., 1908-12. Episcopalian. Died in Newport News, Va., August 23, 1912 (age 75 years, 311 days). Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry C. Leslie (1871-1941) — of Newport News, Va. Born May 27, 1871. Vice-Consul for Argentina in Newport News, Va., 1910-35. Died September 4, 1941 (age 70 years, 100 days). Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Nathaniel Jarrett Webb (1891-1943) — also known as N. J. Webb — of Newport News, Va. Born in Prince George County, Va., April 25, 1891. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; school teacher; athletic coach; lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1936-39. Methodist. Died, of a heart attack, in Isle of Wight County, Va., July 18, 1943 (age 52 years, 84 days). Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of James Duncan Webb (1848-1933) and Helen Howerton (Rives) Webb (1851-1930); married to Lalie Lett (1899-1992; niece of Robert Walker Perkins (1859-1919)).


    Peninsula Memorial Park
    Newport News, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Herbert Harvell Bateman (1928-2000) — also known as Herbert H. Bateman — of Newport News, Va. Born in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, N.C., August 7, 1928. Served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict; lawyer; member of Virginia state senate, 1968-82 (27th District 1968-71, 2nd District 1972-82); resigned 1982; candidate in Republican primary for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, 1981; U.S. Representative from Virginia 1st District, 1983-2000; died in office 2000. Member, Jaycees; American Legion; American Judicature Society; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; Pi Kappa Alpha. Died, of lung cancer and prostate cancer, at Loudoun Hospital Center, Leesburg, Loudoun County, Va., September 11, 2000 (age 72 years, 35 days). Interment at Peninsula Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Elbert E. Bateman (1889-1957) and Edna Lee (Buffkin) Bateman (1895-1984); married 1954 to Laura Anne Yacobi (1929-2008).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Nelms Downing (1919-2001) — also known as Thomas N. Downing — of Newport News, Va. Born in Newport News, Va., January 2, 1919. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Virginia 1st District, 1959-77. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Lions; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died, from complications of intestinal surgery, in a hospital at Newport News, Va., October 23, 2001 (age 82 years, 294 days). Interment at Peninsula Memorial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Samuel Roland Buxton (1874-1951) — also known as Samuel R. Buxton — of Newport News, Va. Born in Jackson, Northampton County, N.C., February 10, 1874. Mayor of Newport News, Va., 1904-08. Died in El Paso, El Paso County, Tex., November 9, 1951 (age 77 years, 272 days). Interment at Peninsula Memorial Park.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Parker Host, Sr. (1892-1962) — also known as T. Parker Host, Sr. — of Newport News, Va. Born October 2, 1892. Maritime shipping business; Honorary Vice-Consul for Norway in Newport News, Va., 1935-50; Honorary Vice-Consul for Peru in Newport News, Va., 1935; mayor of Newport News, Va., 1940-42. Died December 7, 1962 (age 70 years, 66 days). Interment at Peninsula Memorial Park.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Bruce Smith (1901-1985) — also known as Robert B. Smith — of Newport News, Va. Born in New York, May 1, 1901. Newspaper executive; mayor of Newport News, Va., 1956-58. Died April 29, 1985 (age 83 years, 363 days). Interment at Peninsula Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married to Margaret Coleman (1906-1991).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


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