PoliticalGraveyard.com
The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Fresno County
California

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Fresno County

Index to Locations

  • Fresno Belmont Memorial Cemetery
  • Fresno Belmont Memorial Park
  • Fresno Chapel of the Light Columbarium
  • Fresno Courthouse Park
  • Fresno Mountain View Cemetery
  • Fresno Reedley Cemetery
  • Fresno St. Peters Cemetery


    Belmont Memorial Cemetery
    Fresno, Fresno County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Denver Samuel Church (1862-1952) — also known as Denver S. Church — of Fresno, Fresno County, Calif. Born in Folsom City, Sacramento County, Calif., December 11, 1862. Democrat. U.S. Representative from California, 1913-19, 1933-35 (7th District 1913-19, 9th District 1933-35); delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1916; superior court judge in California, 1924-30. Died in Fresno, Fresno County, Calif., February 21, 1952 (age 89 years, 72 days). Interment at Belmont Memorial Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Belmont Memorial Park
    Fresno, Fresno County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Ellsworth Barbour (1877-1945) — also known as Henry E. Barbour — of Fresno, Fresno County, Calif. Born in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., March 8, 1877. Republican. U.S. Representative from California 7th District, 1919-33; defeated, 1932. Presbyterian. Member, Sigma Phi. Died in Fresno, Fresno County, Calif., March 21, 1945 (age 68 years, 13 days). Interment at Belmont Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of William J. Barbour and Mary M. (Houston) Barbour; married, October 29, 1907, to Mary D. Meux.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Charles R. Barnard (d. 1968) — Judge, California Court of Appeal 4th District, 1929-31. Died in Fresno, Fresno County, Calif., 1968. Interment at Belmont Memorial Park.


    Chapel of the Light Columbarium
    Fresno, Fresno County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Chester Abbott Rowell (1844-1912) — also known as Chester A. Rowell — of Fresno, Fresno County, Calif. Born in Woodsville, Haverhill, Grafton County, N.H., August 17, 1844. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; physician; newspaper publisher; member of California state senate, 1880-82, 1899-1901, 1903-05; Presidential Elector for California, 1884; member, University of California Board of Regents, 1891-1912.; mayor of Fresno, Calif., 1909-12; died in office 1912. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 9, 1912 (age 67 years, 266 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Chapel of the Light Columbarium; statue at Courthouse Park.
      Relatives: Son of Jonathan Barney Rowell (1800-1850) and Cynthia Hay (Abbott) Rowell (1806-1866); brother of Jonathan Harvey Rowell; married to Nellie (Hale) Rowell (1840-1881; his uncle's widow); uncle of Chester Harvey Rowell; fourth cousin once removed of Robert Foss Fernald (1890-?).
      Political families: Eastman family; Rowell family of Maine; Pitman family of Bartlett, New Hampshire (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Courthouse Park
    Fresno, Fresno County, California

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      Chester Abbott Rowell (1844-1912) — also known as Chester A. Rowell — of Fresno, Fresno County, Calif. Born in Woodsville, Haverhill, Grafton County, N.H., August 17, 1844. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; physician; newspaper publisher; member of California state senate, 1880-82, 1899-1901, 1903-05; Presidential Elector for California, 1884; member, University of California Board of Regents, 1891-1912.; mayor of Fresno, Calif., 1909-12; died in office 1912. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 9, 1912 (age 67 years, 266 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Chapel of the Light Columbarium; statue at Courthouse Park.
      Relatives: Son of Jonathan Barney Rowell (1800-1850) and Cynthia Hay (Abbott) Rowell (1806-1866); brother of Jonathan Harvey Rowell; married to Nellie (Hale) Rowell (1840-1881; his uncle's widow); uncle of Chester Harvey Rowell; fourth cousin once removed of Robert Foss Fernald (1890-?).
      Political families: Eastman family; Rowell family of Maine; Pitman family of Bartlett, New Hampshire (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mountain View Cemetery
    Fresno, Fresno County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Bertrand Wesley Gearhart (1890-1955) — also known as Bertrand W. Gearhart; Bud Gearhart — of Fresno, Fresno County, Calif. Born in Fresno, Fresno County, Calif., May 31, 1890. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to California convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933; U.S. Representative from California 9th District, 1935-49; defeated, 1948; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1948. Member, Elks; American Legion; Native Sons of the Golden West; Sons of the American Revolution; Zeta Psi; Phi Delta Phi. Among the founders of the American Legion. Died in a hospital at San Francisco, Calif., October 11, 1955 (age 65 years, 133 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Wesley Gearhart and Mary Elizabeth (Johnson) Gearhart.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Wiley James Tinnin (d. 1910) — also known as Wiley J. Tinnin — of California. Member of California state assembly 26th District, 1871-75. Died in Fresno, Fresno County, Calif., November 24, 1910. Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Edwin Bruce Linney (1852-1926) — also known as Edwin B. Linney — of Danville, Boyle County, Ky. Born in Danville, Boyle County, Ky., April 9, 1852. Republican. Postmaster at Danville, Ky., 1898-1914; grocer. Methodist. Died in Fresno, Fresno County, Calif., February 27, 1926 (age 73 years, 324 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Henderson Linney and Jan Ver Bryke Linney; married, March 27, 1877, to Sarah Belle Perry (died 1892); married, November 6, 1903, to Hattie Hardesty (1869-1953).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      David Monroe Barnwell (1875-1935) — of Fresno, Fresno County, Calif. Born in Comanche County, Tex., October 20, 1875. Democrat. Fresno County Clerk, 1910-33; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1932. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. U.S. Comptroller of Customs, San Francisco, 1933. Died, of a heart attack, in Fresno, Fresno County, Calif., 1935 (age about 59 years). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.


    Reedley Cemetery
    Fresno, Fresno County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles B. Garrigus (1914-2000) — also known as Gus Garrigus — of Reedley, Fresno County, Calif. Born June 13, 1914. Democrat. College professor; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1956, 1960; member of California state assembly, 1958-66; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960. California poet laureate, 1996-2000. Died, of colon cancer, at Hinds Hospice, Fresno, Fresno County, Calif., 2000 (age about 86 years). Interment at Reedley Cemetery.


    St. Peters Cemetery
    Fresno, Fresno County, California
    Politicians buried here:
      Hugh Aloysius Donohoe (1905-1987) — also known as Hugh A. Donohoe — of San Francisco, Calif.; Stockton, San Joaquin County, Calif.; Fresno, Fresno County, Calif. Born in San Francisco, Calif., June 28, 1905. Republican. Catholic priest; offered prayer, Republican National Convention, 1956 ; auxiliary bishop of San Francisco, 1947-62; bishop of Stockton, 1962-69; bishop of Fresno, 1969-80. Catholic. Died in Fresno, Fresno County, Calif., October 26, 1987 (age 82 years, 120 days). Interment at St. Peters Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


  • "Enjoy the hospitable entertainment of a political graveyard."
    Henry L. Clinton, Apollo Hall, New York City, February 3, 1872
    The Political Graveyard

    The Political Graveyard is a web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries. Founded in 1996, it is the Internet's most comprehensive free source for American political biography, listing 312,576 politicians, living and dead.
      The listings are incomplete; development of the database is a continually ongoing project.  
      Information on this page — and on all other pages of this site — is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. Users are advised to check with other sources before relying on any information here.  
      The official URL for this page is: https://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/CA/FR-buried.html.  
      Links to this or any other Political Graveyard page are welcome, but specific page addresses may sometimes change as the site develops.  
      If you are searching for a specific named individual, try the alphabetical index of politicians.  
      More information: FAQ; privacy policy; cemetery links.  
      If you find any error or omission in The Political Graveyard, or if you have information to share, please see the biographical checklist and submission guidelines.  
    Copyright notices: (1) Facts are not subject to copyright; see Feist v. Rural Telephone. (2) Politician portraits displayed on this site are 70-pixel-wide monochrome thumbnail images, which I believe to constitute fair use under applicable copyright law. Where possible, each image is linked to its online source. However, requests from owners of copyrighted images to delete them from this site are honored. (3) Original material, programming, selection and arrangement are © 1996-2019 Lawrence Kestenbaum. (4) This work is also licensed for free non-commercial re-use, with attribution, under a Creative Commons License.
    Site information: The Political Graveyard is created and maintained by Lawrence Kestenbaum, who is solely responsible for its structure and content. — The mailing address is The Political Graveyard, P.O. Box 2563, Ann Arbor MI 48106. — This site is hosted by HDL. — The Political Graveyard opened on July 1, 1996; the last full revision was done on March 10, 2021.

    Creative 
Commons License Follow polgraveyard on Twitter [Amazon.com]