Humphrey, William Ewart b. March 31, 1862 d. February 14, 1934 US Congressman. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1903 to 1917 as a representative from Washington state. He received his formal education in the field of law from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. He was admitted to the Indiana State Bar in 1887 and began his practice in Crawfordsville. He moved to Seattle in 1893, serving as a city attorney from 1898 to 1902. In February 1925 he was appointed to the Federal Trade Commission by President [Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA
Lane, Henry Smith b. February 24, 1811 d. June 18, 1881 US Congressman, 13th Indiana Governor, US Senator. Elected to represent Indiana's 7th District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1840 to 1843. Served as Governor of Indiana for two days, January 14 to 16, 1861. Elected as a Senator from Indiana to the United States Senate, serving from 1861 to 1867. Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA
Manson, Mahlon Dickerson b. February 20, 1820 d. February 4, 1895 Civil War Union Brigadier General, US Congressman. During the Mexican War, he served as Captain in the 5th Indiana Volunteers and was a member of the Indiana State House of Representatives, 1851 to 1852. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he was a Captain in the 10th Indiana Regiment when promoted Colonel in May, 1861. He led the regiment at the Battle of Rich Mountain and was promoted Brigadier General March 24, 1862. Wounded and captured at Richmond October 30, 1862, he was prisoner exchanged...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA
Morgan, William Henry b. March 13, 1834 d. March 3, 1878 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He attended Wabash College at Crawfordsville, Indiana and his occupation was as a merchant prior to the war. In June 1861, he was mustered into the 10th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment as Captain of Company K. With the 10th, he fought in the battle at Rich Mountain, West Virginia and on August 19, 1861, he was commissioned a Lieutenant Colonel of the 25th Indiana Infantry. The 25th first served in the Missouri interior and in February 1862 became...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA
Wallace, Gen. Lewis 'Lew' b. April 10, 1827 d. February 15, 1905 Politician, American Civil War Major General, New Mexico Territorial Governor, Diplomat, and Author. He is best remembered for his historical novel "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ" (1880), a bestselling book since its publication, and called "the most influential Christian book of the nineteenth century." His father was a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point, New York and served as lieutenant governor and governor of Indiana. When he was seven years old his mother died and two years...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA
Wallace, Susan Arnold b. December 25, 1830 d. October 1, 1907 Author. She wrote six books that were published in her lifetime: "The Storied Sea" (1883), "Ginevra" (1887), "The Land of the Pueblos" (1888), "The Repose in Egypt" (1888), "Along the Bosphorus and Other Sketches" (1898), and "The City of the King" (1903). The wife of author and Civil War Union General Lew Wallace, she completed his Autobiography after his death. (Bio by: Roger) Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA
Wilson, James b. April 9, 1825 d. August 8, 1867 US Congressman, Minister to Venezuela. He was the father of John Lockwood Wilson who was also a US Congressman and a US Senator. James was an 1842 graduate of Wabash College. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1842. His law practice in Crawfordsville was interrupted by his service in the Mexican-American War from June of 1846 to June of 1847. He was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses. During the Civil War he was appointed captain of Volunteers in...[Read More] (Bio by: Tom Todd) Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA Plot: Buried near his son, John Lockwood Wilson.
Wilson, John Lockwood b. August 7, 1850 d. November 6, 1912 US Senator and US Congressman. He attended the common schools and served as a messenger during the Civil War. He was the son of James Wilson, also a member of the US House of Representatives from Indiana. John studied law at Wabash College and was admitted to the bar in 1878 and commenced practice in Crawfordsville. Entering politics in 1880, he was elected to the Indiana House of Representatives.When President Chester Alan Arthur appointed him as receiver of public monies at Spokane Falls and...[Read More] (Bio by: Tom Todd) Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA