Boies, Horace b. December 7, 1827 d. April 4, 1923 Iowa Governor. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1852 and was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1855. Moving to Iowa, in 1867, he established a successful legal career and was elected as the first Democrat the 14th Governor of Iowa, serving (1890-94). While in office, his primary focus was on securing legislation that would accommodate both sides of the state liquor prohibition issue. After his term, he was offered an appointment as Secretary of Agriculture, but declined...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Elmwood Cemetery, Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa, USA
Hibbs, Robert John b. April 21, 1943 d. March 5, 1966 Vietnam Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. He was a Second Lieutenant with the U.S. Army, Company B, 2d Battalion, 28th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism at Don Dien Lo Ke, Republic of Vietnam on March 5, 1966. His official CMOH citation reads as follows: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty. 2d Lt. Hibbs was in command of a 15-man ambush patrol of the 2d Battalion, when...[Read More] (Bio by: Forbin01) Greenwood Cemetery, Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa, USA
Pickett, Charles Edgar b. January 14, 1866 d. July 20, 1930 US Congressman. Born in Bonaparte, Iowa, he graduated from Iowa State University in 1888, from its law department in 1890, was admitted to the bar in 1890 and commenced to practice law in Waterloo, Iowa. He was vice president of the Pioneer National Bank and regent of the State University of Iowa, (1896-1909). In 1909, he was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congresses, serving until 1913. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he resumed the practice of law in...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Elmwood Cemetery, Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa, USA
Suckow, Ruth b. August 6, 1892 d. January 23, 1960 Author. She is one of the most important literary figures from Iowa. She was born in Hawarden and died in Claremont, California. She served on President Franklin Roosevelt's Farm Tenancy Commission during the Depression. Among her books "Country People" (1924), "The Odyssey of a Nice Girl" (1925), "Iowa Interiors" (1926), and "The Folks" (1934). (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Greenwood Cemetery, Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County, Iowa, USA Plot: First Addition. Lot 17.
Sullivan, Thomas F. b. January 24, 1883 d. March 1, 1965 Folk Figure. Father of the five Sullivan brothers who died in World War II naval action in the South Pacific. He and his wife made history by contributing 5 sons to the service. A motion picture was based on the family and of the boys. (Bio by: Laurie) Calvary Cemetery, Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa, USA