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Roanoke city
Virginia

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Roanoke city

Index to Locations

  • Roanoke Buena Vista Plantation
  • Roanoke Evergreen Burial Park
  • Roanoke Evergreen Cemetery
  • Roanoke Fair View Cemetery


    Buena Vista Plantation
    Roanoke, Virginia
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      George Plater Tayloe (1804-1887) — of Virginia. Born October 16, 1804. Delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861. Episcopalian. Died April 18, 1887 (age 82 years, 184 days). Original interment at Buena Vista Plantation; reinterment at Fair View Cemetery.


    Evergreen Burial Park
    Roanoke, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      James Lindsay Almond, Jr. (1898-1986) — also known as J. Lindsay Almond, Jr. — of Roanoke, Va.; Richmond, Va. Born in Charlottesville, Va., June 15, 1898. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; hustings court judge in Virginia, 1933-45; U.S. Representative from Virginia 6th District, 1946-48; Virginia state attorney general, 1948-57; Governor of Virginia, 1958-62; Associate Judge of U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, 1962-82; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1982-86; died in office 1986. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Kiwanis; Eagles; Moose; American Bar Association; Delta Theta Pi; United Commercial Travelers; Omicron Delta Kappa; Alpha Kappa Psi. Died in Richmond, Va., April 14, 1986 (age 87 years, 303 days). Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.
      Relatives: Son of James Lindsay Almond and Eddie Nicholas (Burgess) Almond; married, August 15, 1925, to Josephine Katherine Minter (1901-1992).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Carter Lane Burgess (1916-2002) — also known as Carter L. Burgess — of Roanoke, Va. Born in Roanoke, Va., December 31, 1916. Insurance agent; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; while stationed in England, he delivered a message from Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower to Gen. Charles de Gaulle, then in North Africa, informing him of the plans to invade Normandy; business executive; chief executive officer of Trans World Airlines (TWA), 1956-57; U.S. Ambassador to Argentina, 1968-69. Episcopalian. Died, following two strokes, at Pheasant Ridge Nursing Home, Roanoke, Va., August 18, 2002 (age 85 years, 230 days). Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      James Pleasant Woods (1868-1948) — also known as James P. Woods — of Roanoke, Va. Born near Roanoke, Roanoke County, Va., February 4, 1868. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Roanoke, Va., 1898-1900; U.S. Representative from Virginia 6th District, 1919-23; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1920. Died in Roanoke, Va., July 7, 1948 (age 80 years, 154 days). Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Evergreen Cemetery
    Roanoke, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Posey Green Lester (1850-1929) — of Virginia. Born near Floyd, Floyd County, Va., March 12, 1850. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Virginia 5th District, 1889-93. Died February 9, 1929 (age 78 years, 334 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Fair View Cemetery
    Roanoke, Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Waller Redd Staples (1826-1897) — of Virginia. Born in Patrick Court House (now Stuart), Patrick County, Va., February 24, 1826. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1853-54; Delegate from Virginia to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Representative from Virginia in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65; justice of Virginia state supreme court, 1870-82. Died in Christiansburg, Montgomery County, Va., August 20, 1897 (age 71 years, 177 days). Interment at Fair View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Samuel Granville Staples; cousin by marriage of William Ballard Preston; second cousin once removed of John Norman Staples (1846-1920).
      Political family: Staples family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Clifton Alexander Woodrum (1887-1950) — also known as Clifton A. Woodrum — of Roanoke, Va. Born in Roanoke, Va., April 27, 1887. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1923-45 (6th District 1923-33, at-large 1933-35, 6th District 1935-45). Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in 1950 (age about 63 years). Interment at Fair View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandfather of Clifton Alexander Woodrum III (1938-).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Samuel Harris Hoge (1860-1947) — also known as S. Harris Hoge — of Patrick County, Va.; Roanoke, Va. Born April 6, 1860. Republican. Member of Virginia state house of delegates from Patrick County, 1885-87; postmaster at Roanoke, Va., 1898-1906, 1927-33 (acting, 1927-29); candidate for U.S. Representative from Virginia 6th District, 1904; delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1912, 1924 (alternate); candidate for Governor of Virginia, 1925. Died March 21, 1947 (age 86 years, 349 days). Interment at Fair View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Daniel Howe Hoge (1811-1867) and Ann Hawes (DeJarnette) Hoge (1824-1876).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Plater Tayloe (1804-1887) — of Virginia. Born October 16, 1804. Delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861. Episcopalian. Died April 18, 1887 (age 82 years, 184 days). Original interment at Buena Vista Plantation; reinterment at Fair View Cemetery.
      Samuel Granville Staples (1821-1895) — also known as Samuel G. Staples — of Patrick County, Va. Born in 1821. Delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861. Died in 1895 (age about 74 years). Interment at Fair View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Waller Redd Staples; second cousin once removed of John Norman Staples (1846-1920).
      Political family: Staples family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).


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