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Lewis County
West Virginia

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Lewis County

Index to Locations

  • Berlin Friendship Cemetery
  • Lightburn Broad Run Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Weston Macpelah Cemetery
  • Near Weston Masonic Cemetery


    Friendship Cemetery
    Berlin, Lewis County, West Virginia
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Sabinus Murray McWhorter (1891-1971) — also known as Sabinus M. McWhorter — of Weston, Lewis County, W.Va. Born January 25, 1891. Republican. Postmaster at Weston, W.Va., 1954-61 (acting, 1954). Died in July, 1971 (age 80 years, 0 days). Interment at Friendship Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Sabinus Bruce McWhorter (1857-1899) and Emeline May (Lawson) McWhorter (1859-1936); married to Eunice Bernetta Mann (1895-1985).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Broad Run Baptist Church Cemetery
    Lightburn, Lewis County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      George E. Arnold (1914-2007) — of Weston, Lewis County, W.Va. Born in Upshur County, W.Va., March 25, 1914. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; automobile dealer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates 24th District, 1975-80. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Moose; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans. Died January 29, 2007 (age 92 years, 310 days). Interment at Broad Run Baptist Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of A. D. Arnold and Vida (Queen) Arnold; married, June 26, 1942, to Eileen Ballard.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Macpelah Cemetery
    Weston, Lewis County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      Rush Dew Holt (1905-1955) — also known as Rush D. Holt — of Weston, Lewis County, W.Va. Born in Weston, Lewis County, W.Va., June 19, 1905. School teacher; athletic coach; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Lewis County, 1931-35, 1942-50, 1955; defeated (Democratic), 1928; died in office 1955; U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1935-41; defeated in Democratic primary, 1940; candidate for Governor of West Virginia, 1944, 1952. Member, Elks; Moose. Died in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., February 8, 1955 (age 49 years, 234 days). Interment at Macpelah Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Dr. Matthew S. Holt and Lela (Dew) Holt; married to Helen Holt; father of Rush D. Holt (1948-); distant cousin *** of Homer Adams Holt.
      Political family: Holt family of Weston, West Virginia.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Andrew Edmiston (1892-1966) — of Weston, Lewis County, W.Va. Born in Weston, Lewis County, W.Va., November 13, 1892. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; newspaper editor; director, Weston National Bank; mayor of Weston, W.Va., 1924-26; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1928, 1952, 1956; West Virginia Democratic state chair, 1928-32; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 3rd District, 1933-43; defeated, 1942; Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1960. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Rotary; Delta Tau Delta; Moose. Died in Weston, Lewis County, W.Va., August 28, 1966 (age 73 years, 288 days). Interment at Macpelah Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Matthew Edmiston and Ella B. (Jackson) Edmiston; married, April 21, 1920, to Merle Williams (died 1950); married, January 31, 1953, to Beth Gage.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article


    Masonic Cemetery
    Near Weston, Lewis County, West Virginia
    Politicians buried here:
      George Conaway Cole (1856-1940) — also known as George C. Cole — of Weston, Lewis County, W.Va. Born in Cassville, Monongalia County, W.Va., February 5, 1856. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state senate, 1897-1900, 1903-06 (10th District 1897-1900, 12th District 1903-06); U.S. Consul General in Buenos Aires, 1905-06; U.S. Consul in Dawson, 1906-14. Died in Washington, D.C., January 11, 1940 (age 83 years, 340 days). Interment at Masonic Cemetery.
      Kenneth S. Kurtz (1903-1939) — of Weston, Lewis County, W.Va. Born October 16, 1903. Republican. Lawyer; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Lewis County, 1937-39; died in office 1939. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Theta Chi; Phi Alpha Delta; Rotary. Died July 10, 1939 (age 35 years, 267 days). Interment at Masonic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Harry W. Kurtz and Blanche (Swan) Kurtz; married, August 17, 1928, to Virginia Dent Reay; father of Kenneth Reay Kurtz (1929-).
      Political family: Kurtz-Dent family of West Virginia.


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