Colmery, Harry b. December 11, 1890 d. August 23, 1979 Advocate for American Veterans. He was one of four children born to grocery store owner Walter S. Colmery and his wife Flora. He was an industrious young man working in his fatherís store, delivering newspapers and later working for the Union Pacific Railroad. After high school, he graduated from Oberlin College in 1913; earned a degree from the law school at the University of Pittsburgh in 1916; and relocated to Utah, where he was admitted to the bar in 1917. His law career was interrupted...[Read More] (Bio by: Linda Davis) Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA Plot: Section: Circle Lot : 25-B Space: 14 GPS coordinates: 39.0404701, -95.7388916 (hddd.dddd)
Landon, Alf (Alfred Mossman) b. September 9, 1887 d. October 12, 1987 Kansas Governor. He was the 1936 Republican Candidate for President, losing to Franklin D. Roosevelt. Born in West Middlesex, Pennsylvania, in 1908, he graduated from the University of Kansas with a law degree, and decided to remain in Kansas, working in a bank. In 1912, he and three partners started a business to develop oil wells, then a new burgeoning business, and Landon quickly became a leader in the petroleum industry. In 1917, when the United States entered World War I, he joined the...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA Plot: Singing Tower, Lot 325, Space 10 (NW corner of section, along road) GPS coordinates: 39.0379791, -95.7424088 (hddd.dddd)
Owen, Edwyn Robert b. June 8, 1936 d. October 5, 2007 Olympian. Born in Minnesota, he attended Harvard University and was a star on the Harvard hockey team. In 1960, he was named to the United States Olympic Hockey team where he played defense at the Winter Olympic games in Squaw Valley, California. As a member of this team, he won a gold medal.
Roy, Dr. William Robert b. February 23, 1926 d. May 26, 2014 US Congressman. A member of the Democratic Party, he served Kansas' 2nd Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives from 1971 until 1975. Raised on a farm in Illinois, he attained his medical degree from Northwestern University and served with the United States Air Force. Following his discharge, he practiced medicine in Topeka, Kansas and in 1970, he received a law degree from Washburn University. During his tenure in Congress, he focused on issues regarding health...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
Thompson, William Howard b. October 14, 1871 d. February 9, 1928 William Howard Thompson served as a US Senator from Kansas from 1913 to 1919. Born in 1871 in Crawfordsville, Indiana, he moved to Kansas with his family in 1880. After graduating from Seneca High School, he studied law under the direction of his father who was both a farmer and lawyer. Thompson first practiced law in Seneca, Topeka and Iola. In 1894 he married Bertha Felt with whom he would have three children: Thelma Bertha, Wilbert Felt and William Howard, Jr. In 1905 the family moved to...[Read More] (Bio by: Ron Roberson) Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
Woodring, Harry Hines b. May 31, 1890 d. September 9, 1967 Kansas Governor, Presidential Cabinet Secretary. Served in the United States Army during World War I. Served as Governor of Kansas from 1931 to 1933. Served as United States Secretary of War in the 2nd Franklin Roosevelt Administration, serving from 1936 to 1940. Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA