Sunset Hill Cemetery
- Cockrell, Francis Marion b. October 1, 1834
- d. December 13, 1915
- Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. Perhaps the most nationally recognized person in the cemetery, Francis Marion Cockrell served the state of Missouri in Washington as a Senator for 31 years from 1874 to 1905. This former Confederate General passed away in Washington and his remains were brought back to his hometown to be buried at Sunset Hill. The Johnson County Historical Society has extensive records on him and numerous other Warrensburg residents.
- After his Johnson County birth in 1834, Francis Marion Cockrell would proudly serve the city of Warrensburg for the rest of his life. A practicing attorney when the Civil War began, Cockrell enlisted into the army and would make Missouri and the Confederate States of America proud. Beginning his military career as a state guard, Cockrell would eventually climb all the way up to Brigadier General and become the ferocious leader the south called upon while fighting in the western part of our divided nation.
- Comer, Readic was born on November 16, 1894 in Macon, Georgia. http://www.warrensburg-mo.com/Public_Works/Cemetery/readic_comer.htm
His parents were Makey Comer and Laura Daniels.
Comer was a Buffalo Soldier and served in both World War I and World War II.
He had the rank of Master Sgt. and later Captain after the armed forces were desegregated.
He served in the armed forces for 30 yrs.
He was the first African-American to reach the rank of captain in the state of MO.
He served as a boy scout leader in Warrensburg for several years.
He had a child named Angeline B. Hayes
- During the Civil War, 220,000 African American soldiers enlisted to fight for the Union. After fighting in the war, the all-black 10th Cavalry would continue fighting the Apaches during the 1870s and 1880s and even chase Pancho Villa south of the border during the Wilson administration. Comer, who joined the service at 18 year’s old against his mother’s wishes, would serve our country in the 10th cavalry during both World Wars. Harry S. Truman awarded Comer the rank of Captain as he became the first African American Captain from Missouri
- Falconer, John A. b. 1844 d. April 1, 1900
Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served during the Civil War as a Corporal in Company A, 17th Michigan Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Fort Sanders, Knoxville, Tennessee, on November 20, 1863. His citation reads "Conducted the "burning party" of his regiment at the time a charge was made on the enemy's picket line and burned the house which had sheltered the enemy's sharpshooters, thus insuring success to a hazardous enterprise". His Medal...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill Walker)
GPS coordinates: 38.7703018, -93.7525711 (hddd.dddd)
- Furlong, Rose A. b. 1885 d. 1972
Daughter of the Choctaw Nation.
- Grover, Col. Benjamin W. b. October 27, 1811 d. October 30, 1861
Served as county sheriff then elected to the state senate, served 4 years. During his career in the Senate, he was the leading proponent in securing the location of the Pacific Railway through Johnson County, MO. He became a Union Colonel of the 27th MO. Vols, one of the first regiments raised in this state. He was mortally wounded in the battle of Lexington, MO. (Sept 13-20,1861)when Col. James A. Mulligan and his forces were obligated to surrender the fort to the enemy, Confederate General...[Read More] (Bio by: Tom Denardo)
- Memorial to Confederate Veterans
Through the efforts of former Confederate Brigadier General, Senator Francis Marion Cockrell, the Confederate Reunion Association was formed for Confederate Missouri veterans memorials in 1901. In 1917, the completed monument to the memory of Confederate Veterans was dedicated at Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Missouri. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith)
- Memorial to Union Soldiers and Sailors [memorial]
In 1894, to honor the memory of those whom served in the Civil War, the Colonel Grover Post Grand Army of the Republic, erected the Union Soldiers and Sailors Memorial at Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Missouri. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith)
- Warren, Martin b. August 1763 d. August 1852
Revolutionary war veteran. Warrensburg, Missouri is named after him as well as a local school. County commissioners platted this town in 1836, it was originally called Warrens Corner for the early settler martin warren. The commissioners changed the name to Warrensburg in 1836.
Born in Augusta County, Virginia in 1763. The son of James Warren, Martin joined the Revolutionary War under the leadership of Captain John Daugherty and General George Rogers Clark at 18 years of age. Martin fought...[Read More]
Plot: Military section at east entrance
- Workman, Chuck b. January 6, 1915 d. January 3, 1953
Major League Baseball Player. Born Charles Thomas Workman. He played as an outfielder and third baseman for three different ML teams: the Cleveland Indians (1938, 1941), Boston Braves (1943 to 1946), and the Pittsburgh Pirates (1946). During his 6-year ML career, he had a batting average of .242 and batted in 230 runs. (Bio by: Mel Bashore)
Sunset Hill Cemetery, Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri, USA
|Lt. Col. Beverly "Bev" Hale Bunce|
World War II
May 16, 1919 Sep 28, 1980
Born: Twin Falls, Idaho, United States
Buried Sunset Hill Cemetery, Johnson County, MO Warrensburg