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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Tolland County

Index to Locations

  • Andover New Andover Cemetery
  • Bolton Bolton Center Cemetery
  • Bolton Quarryville Cemetery
  • Coventry Center Cemetery
  • South Coventry, Coventry Nathan Hale Cemetery
  • Ellington Ellington Center Cemetery
  • Hebron Old Cemetery
  • Hebron St. Peter's Episcopal Cemetery
  • Spring Hill, Mansfield Hillside Cemetery
  • Storrs, Mansfield New Storrs Cemetery
  • Rockville St. Bernard's Cemetery
  • Somers North Cemetery
  • Somers West Cemetery
  • Stafford Stafford Street Cemetery
  • Stafford Springs, Stafford St. Edward's Cemetery
  • Stafford Springs, Stafford Stafford Springs Cemetery
  • West Stafford, Stafford Meeting House Hill Cemetery
  • Tolland East Cemetery
  • Tolland North Cemetery
  • Rockville, Vernon Grove Hill Cemetery
  • Willington Willington Hill Cemetery
  • Willington Hill, Willington Old Cemetery


    New Andover Cemetery
    Andover, Tolland County, Connecticut
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Horace J. Backus (1889-1918) — of Andover, Tolland County, Conn. Born in Andover, Tolland County, Conn., October 13, 1889. Republican. Real estate agent; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Andover, 1915-16. Died in Connecticut, October 17, 1918 (age 29 years, 4 days). Interment at New Andover Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Backus (1848-1929) and Marion (Jacobs) Backus (1850-1929); married to Gertrude Pond (1888-1977).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Bolton Center Cemetery
    Bolton, Tolland County, Connecticut
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Alvord (1819-1877) — of Bolton, Tolland County, Conn. Born in Bolton, Tolland County, Conn., February 8, 1819. Member of Connecticut state senate 21st District, 1861. Died in Bolton, Tolland County, Conn., May 1, 1877 (age 58 years, 82 days). Interment at Bolton Center Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Saul Alvord (1781-1842) and Phebe (Buell) Alvord (1787-1857); married to Mary Williams Gillett (1824-1888).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ebenezer Strong (1780-1864) — of Bolton, Tolland County, Conn. Born May 24, 1780. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Bolton, 1832. Died March 23, 1864 (age 83 years, 304 days). Interment at Bolton Center Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ebenezer Strong (1754-1824) and Lucy (Kilbourn) Strong; married, September 3, 1800, to Mary 'Polly' Day (1782-1857); first cousin of Joseph Churchill Strong; first cousin twice removed of Julius Levi Strong (1828-1872); second cousin twice removed of Timothy E. Griswold; third cousin once removed of John Strong, Elijah Hunt Mills and John Arnold Rockwell; third cousin thrice removed of William Berkeley Hotchkiss; fourth cousin of John Taintor, Samuel Strong, Roger Taintor and Solomon Taintor; fourth cousin once removed of Ephraim Safford, Amaziah Brainard, DeGrasse Maltby, Henry Taintor, Charles Creighton Stratton, Asa H. Otis, John Adams Taintor, Theodore Sill, Ralph Smith Taintor, Henry G. Taintor, George Seymour, John Leake Newbold Stratton, Herschel Harrison Hatch, Jethro Ayers Hatch and Alfred Clark Chapin.
      Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Garrison-Fithian-Hires-Sayers family of New Jersey; DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Quarryville Cemetery
    Bolton, Tolland County, Connecticut
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Ernest M. Howard (1887-1958) — of Bolton Notch, Bolton, Tolland County, Conn. Born in Bolton, Tolland County, Conn., 1887. Democrat. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Bolton, 1915-16. Died in 1958 (age about 71 years). Interment at Quarryville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Ethel Meloney.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Center Cemetery
    Coventry, Tolland County, Connecticut
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Fred J. Olds (b. 1867) — of Bolton, Tolland County, Conn.; Andover, Tolland County, Conn.; Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Fla. Born in Wales, Hampden County, Mass., July, 1867. Democrat. Butcher; miller; member of Connecticut state house of representatives; elected 1906; defeated, 1922 (Andover). Interment at Center Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Annie M. Tyler (1870-1922).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Nathan Hale Cemetery
    South Coventry, Coventry, Tolland County, Connecticut
    Politicians buried here:
      Jesse Root (1736-1822) — of Connecticut. Born in Coventry, Tolland County, Conn., December 28, 1736. General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Delegate to Continental Congress from Connecticut, 1778-83; member of Connecticut council of assistants, 1789; superior court judge in Connecticut, 1789-1807; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1807-09; delegate to Connecticut state constitutional convention, 1818. Died in Coventry, Tolland County, Conn., March 29, 1822 (age 85 years, 91 days). Interment at Nathan Hale Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Arthur E. Brainard (1865-1927) — of Somersville, Somers, Tolland County, Conn. Born in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn., May 13, 1865. Republican. Postmaster at Somersville, Conn., 1905; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Somers; elected 1906. Died in Polk County, Fla., 1927 (age about 62 years). Interment at Nathan Hale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edwin S. Brainerd (1831-1901) and Jane C. (Wilson) Brainerd (1833-1902); married to Stella S. Kolb (1865-1917).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Ellington Center Cemetery
    Ellington, Tolland County, Connecticut
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      John Hall Brockway (1801-1870) — also known as John H. Brockway — of Ellington, Tolland County, Conn. Born in Ellington, Tolland County, Conn., January 31, 1801. Lawyer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Ellington, 1832, 1838; member of Connecticut state senate 20th District, 1834; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 6th District, 1839-43; Tolland County Prosecuting Attorney, 1849-67. Died in Ellington, Tolland County, Conn., July 29, 1870 (age 69 years, 179 days). Interment at Ellington Center Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Diodate Brockway (1776-1849) and Miranda (Hall) Brockway (1780-1824); married, January 22, 1829, to Flavia Field Cotton (1805-1889); second cousin of Henry Jarvis Raymond; second cousin once removed of Daniel Chapin (1791-1878); second cousin twice removed of Joshua Coit and Daniel Chapin (1761-1821); second cousin thrice removed of Samuel Huntington; third cousin of Beman Brockway; third cousin once removed of Ebenezer Huntington, Graham Hurd Chapin, Andrew Bliss Chapin and Charles Mann Hamilton; third cousin twice removed of John Davenport, James Davenport, Samuel H. Huntington, Henry Huntington, Gurdon Huntington, Augustus Seymour Porter (1769-1849), Samuel Lathrop, Peter Buell Porter, Edmond Otis Dewey, George Martin Dewey and James Gillespie Blaine III; third cousin thrice removed of Henry Scudder and Thomas Edmund Dewey; fourth cousin of Jabez Williams Huntington, Chester William Chapin, Marshall Chapin, John Putnam Chapin, Robert Coit Jr., Abial Lathrop and Lee Luther Brockway; fourth cousin once removed of Jonathan Elmer, Ebenezer Elmer, Eli Elmer, Elijah Boardman, John Allen, William Bostwick, Peter B. Garnsey, Elijah Abel, Daniel Warner Bostwick, Zina Hyde Jr., Theodore Davenport, Nathaniel Huntington (1793-1828), Erastus Corning, James Huntington, Augustus Seymour Porter (1798-1872), Peter Buell Porter Jr., Elisha Mills Huntington, Edmund Gillett Chapin, Benjamin Nicoll Huntington, Peter Augustus Porter, Zenas Ferry Moody, Charles A. Hungerford, William Barret Ridgely, Clayton Hyde Lathrop, William Brainard Coit and Austin Eugene Lathrop.
      Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edgar W. Aborn (1875-1940) — of Ellington, Tolland County, Conn. Born in 1875. Democrat. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Ellington, 1908. Died in 1940 (age about 65 years). Interment at Ellington Center Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Abbie J. G. Kibbe (1861-1941) — also known as Abbie J. Gannett — of Ellington, Tolland County, Conn. Born in 1861. Democrat. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Ellington, 1926. Female. Died in 1941 (age about 80 years). Interment at Ellington Center Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Edwin B. Kibbe (1854-1923).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Allerton Cushman Kibbe (1874-1956) — also known as Allerton C. Kibbe — of Ellington, Tolland County, Conn. Born in 1874. Democrat. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Ellington; elected 1902; defeated, 1906. Died in 1956 (age about 82 years). Interment at Ellington Center Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Horatio Kibbe (1827-1908) and Alice (Phelps) Kibbe (1853-1918); married to Mary Winifred Dimock (1877-1964); grandnephew of Amariah Kibbe Jr.; second cousin once removed of Aretas Frederick Kibbe (1850-1917).
      Political family: Kibbe family of Somers, Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jarvis Nelson Clapp (1904-1969) — also known as Jarvis N. Clapp — of Ellington, Tolland County, Conn. Born November 14, 1904. Republican. Farmer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Ellington, 1939-40; first selectman of Ellington, Connecticut, 1947-55. Died in November, 1969 (age about 64 years). Interment at Ellington Center Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Helen Hyde (1906-1950).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Old Cemetery
    Hebron, Tolland County, Connecticut
    Politicians buried here:
      Sylvester Gilbert (1755-1846) — of Hebron, Tolland County, Conn. Born in Hebron, Tolland County, Conn., October 20, 1755. Lawyer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Hebron, 1780-1812, 1826; probate judge in Connecticut, 1807-18; member of Connecticut council of assistants, 1818; U.S. Representative from Connecticut at-large, 1818-19. Slaveowner. Died January 2, 1846 (age 90 years, 74 days). Interment at Old Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article


    St. Peter's Episcopal Cemetery
    Church Street
    Hebron, Tolland County, Connecticut
    Politicians buried here:
      John Samuel Peters (1772-1858) — also known as John S. Peters — of Hebron, Tolland County, Conn. Born in Hebron, Tolland County, Conn., September 21, 1772. Whig. Physician; member of Connecticut council of assistants, 1818; member of Connecticut state senate at-large, 1819-22; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Hebron, 1824-25; Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut, 1827-31; Governor of Connecticut, 1831-33; delegate to Whig National Convention from Connecticut, 1839 (Convention Vice-President). Died March 30, 1858 (age 85 years, 190 days). Interment at St. Peter's Episcopal Cemetery.
      See also National Governors Association biography
      Cyrus Henry Pendleton (1830-1919) — also known as Cyrus H. Pendleton — of Hebron, Tolland County, Conn. Born in Norwich, New London County, Conn., October 5, 1830. Democrat. Physician; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Hebron; defeated, 1904; elected 1906; defeated, 1908. Died in Hebron, Tolland County, Conn., April 6, 1919 (age 88 years, 183 days). Interment at St. Peter's Episcopal Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Adam Pendleton (1786-1858) and Hannah (Marsh) Pendleton (1794-1872); brother of Charles Marsh Pendleton; married to Mary Maria Wells (1837-1922); grandnephew of Nathan Pendleton (1754-1841); granduncle of Claudius Victor Pendleton; first cousin once removed of Nathan Pendleton (1779-1827), Edward Wheeler Pendleton, Charles Henry Pendleton, Chauncey C. Pendleton and Eckford Gustavus Pendleton; second cousin of James Monroe Pendleton (1822-1889); second cousin once removed of Daniel Burrows, Calvin Crane Pendleton, Joseph Palmer Dyer, Harris Pendleton, Nathan William Pendleton and James Pendleton; second cousin twice removed of Cornelius Welles Pendleton; third cousin of Lorenzo Burrows; third cousin once removed of Enoch C. Chapman; fourth cousin once removed of Calvin Tilden Hulburd.
      Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Hillside Cemetery
    Spring Hill, Mansfield, Tolland County, Connecticut
    Politicians buried here:
      Dwight Nason (1841-1906) — of Mansfield, Tolland County, Conn. Born in 1841. Farmer; Prohibition candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Mansfield, 1904. Died in 1906 (age about 65 years). Interment at Hillside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Nason (1796-1874) and Anna O. Nason; married, August 17, 1871, to Ella Amelia Gurley (1852-1929).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    New Storrs Cemetery
    Storrs, Mansfield, Tolland County, Connecticut
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Audrey Phillips Beck (1931-1983) — also known as Audrey P. Beck; Audrey Elaine Phillips — of Storrs, Mansfield, Tolland County, Conn. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., August 6, 1931. Democrat. University professor; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1967-75; member of Connecticut state senate, 1975-83. Female. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Killed herself by slashing her wrists, in a wooded area of Willington, Tolland County, Conn., March 9, 1983 (age 51 years, 215 days). Interment at New Storrs Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Gilbert W. Phillips (1907-1996) and Mary Elizabeth (Reilly) Phillps (1910-1985); married to Curt Frederic Beck (1924-2020).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Bernard's Cemetery
    Rockville, Tolland County, Connecticut
    See also Findagrave page for this location.

    Politicians buried here:
    Antoni N. Sadlak Antoni Nicholas Sadlak (1908-1969) — also known as Antoni N. Sadlak — of Rockville, Tolland County, Conn. Born in Rockville, Tolland County, Conn., June 13, 1908. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from Connecticut at-large, 1947-59; defeated, 1958, 1960; probate judge in Connecticut, 1966-69; died in office 1969. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Moose; Knights of Columbus; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Polish Legion of American Veterans; Elks; Farm Bureau. Died in Rockville, Tolland County, Conn., October 18, 1969 (age 61 years, 127 days). Interment at St. Bernard's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, May 30, 1939, to Alfreda Janina Zalewska.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Connecticut Register and Manual 1950
    Other politicians who have monuments here:
      Edward William Broder (1881-1943) — also known as Edward W. Broder — of Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Rockville, Tolland County, Conn., July 23, 1881. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Connecticut state senate 1st District, 1917-20; candidate for mayor of Hartford, Conn., 1926. Died February 5, 1943 (age 61 years, 197 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Suffield, Conn.; cenotaph at St. Bernard's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Lillian Spencer (1898-1979).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    North Cemetery
    Somers, Tolland County, Connecticut
    Politicians buried here:
      Amariah Kibbe Jr. (1780-1840) — of Somers, Tolland County, Conn. Born in Somers, Tolland County, Conn., February 14, 1780. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Somers, 1820-24, 1827. Died in Somers, Tolland County, Conn., June 23, 1840 (age 60 years, 130 days). Interment at North Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Amariah Kibbe (1746-1829) and Hannah (Kibbe) Kibbe (1760-1823); married to Charlotte McKinney (1783-1860); granduncle of Allerton Cushman Kibbe; first cousin once removed of Aretas Frederick Kibbe; fourth cousin once removed of John Adams Dix (1798-1879).
      Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Sherman family of Connecticut; Roosevelt family of New York; Weeks-Bigelow-Andrew-Prescott family of Massachusetts and New York; Hoar-Sherman family of Massachusetts; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut; Kibbe family of Somers, Connecticut; Lockwood-Lanning family of New Jersey (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Aretas Frederick Kibbe (1850-1917) — also known as Aretas F. Kibbe — of Kibbe, Somers, Tolland County, Conn. Born in Connecticut, September 6, 1850. Republican. Postmaster at Kibbe, Conn., 1901; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Somers; elected 1902. Died in Somers, Tolland County, Conn., May 6, 1917 (age 66 years, 242 days). Interment at North Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frederic Kibbe (1804-1851) and Naomi Elvira (Cooley) Kibbe (1812-1893); married 1874 to Ida Luetta Cooley (1854-1939); first cousin once removed of Amariah Kibbe Jr.; second cousin once removed of Allerton Cushman Kibbe (1874-1956).
      Political family: Kibbe family of Somers, Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Randall Kibbe (1848-1931) — also known as Charles R. Kibbe — of Somers, Tolland County, Conn. Born March 16, 1848. Democrat. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Somers, 1906, 1918. Died November 10, 1931 (age 83 years, 239 days). Interment at North Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    West Cemetery
    Somers, Tolland County, Connecticut
    Politicians buried here:
      Leverett Erwin Pease (1818-1883) — also known as Leverett E. Pease — of Somers, Tolland County, Conn. Born February 14, 1818. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1860; secretary of state of Connecticut, 1866-69. Died April 4, 1883 (age 65 years, 49 days). Interment at West Cemetery.
      Julia Allen Keeney (1889-1959) — also known as Julia A. Keeney; Julia Allen; Mrs. Ralph D. Keeney — of Somersville, Somers, Tolland County, Conn. Born in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., August 26, 1889. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Somers, 1935-45; member of Connecticut Republican State Central Committee, 1940; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1952 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1956 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business); member of Republican National Committee from Connecticut, 1952-57. Female. Died April 13, 1959 (age 69 years, 230 days). Interment at West Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Normand Francis Allen and Caroline White (Olmsted) Allen; sister of Edward Normand Allen (who married Mildred Pomeranz); married, June 12, 1912, to Ralph Denison Keeney (brother of R. Leland Keeney (1883-1963); nephew of George Edward Keeney).
      Political family: Keeney family of Somers, Connecticut.
      R. Leland Keeney (1883-1963) — of Somers, Tolland County, Conn. Born November 23, 1883. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1920 (alternate), 1928, 1944. Died September 18, 1963 (age 79 years, 299 days). Interment at West Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lafayette Keeney; brother of Ralph Denison Keeney (who married Julia Allen); father of Robert L. Keeney Jr. (born c.1916); nephew of George Edward Keeney.
      Political family: Keeney family of Somers, Connecticut.


    Stafford Street Cemetery
    Patten Road
    Stafford, Tolland County, Connecticut
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Eliab Alden Converse (1806-1871) — also known as E. A. Converse — of Stafford, Tolland County, Conn. Born in Stafford, Tolland County, Conn., March 24, 1806. Republican. Manufacturer; member of Connecticut state senate 20th District, 1867, 1870. Died September 19, 1871 (age 65 years, 179 days). Interment at Stafford Street Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Josiah Converse (1776-1844) and Martha Hyde (Alden) Converse (1784-1860); married, March 21, 1830, to Sarah Adeline Young (1804-1878); father of Eliab Alden Converse (born1844); fourth cousin of Ira A. Locke; fourth cousin once removed of Ira Edgar Locke.
      Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Abijah Blodget (1797-1865) — of Stafford, Tolland County, Conn. Born in Stafford, Tolland County, Conn., April 29, 1797. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Stafford, 1831. Died in Stafford, Tolland County, Conn., January 16, 1865 (age 67 years, 262 days). Interment at Stafford Street Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Blodget (1748-1839) and Abigail (Bixby) Blodget (1752-1844); married, May 15, 1856, to Esther Jennings; married, April 1, 1858, to Hannah Cady; first cousin once removed of Harrison Blodget; first cousin twice removed of Walter Harrison Blodget; second cousin once removed of Oliver Ellsworth; second cousin thrice removed of Luther Thomas Ellsworth; second cousin four times removed of Hallet Thomas Ellsworth; third cousin of Henry Leavitt Ellsworth and William Wolcott Ellsworth (1791-1868); third cousin once removed of Augustus Seymour Porter (1769-1849), Peter Buell Porter, Jairus Case, Elisha Hunt Allen and Gouverneur Morris; third cousin twice removed of William Fessenden Allen, Hiram Augustus Huse and Frederick Hobbes Allen; fourth cousin of Gaylord Griswold, Parmenio Adams, Elisha Phelps, Augustus Seymour Porter (1798-1872), Peter Buell Porter Jr. and Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); fourth cousin once removed of Hezekiah Case, Oliver Owen Forward, Walter Forward, Abiel Case, Chauncey Forward, Edmund Holcomb, Norman A. Phelps, Anson Levi Holcomb, George Smith Catlin, John Smith Phelps, William Gleason Jr., Almon Case, Henry Williams Blodgett, Foster Blodgett Jr., Asiel Z. Blodgett, Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925), Allen Jacob Holcomb and Frank Dickinson Blodgett.
      Political families: Morris-Ingersoll family of New York and Connecticut; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Edward's Cemetery
    Stafford Springs, Stafford, Tolland County, Connecticut
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Attilio R. Frassinelli (1907-1976) — of Stafford Springs, Stafford, Tolland County, Conn. Born in Stafford Springs, Stafford, Tolland County, Conn., August 7, 1907. Democrat. Insurance and real estate business; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1947-53; first selectman of Stafford, Connecticut, 1950; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1952, 1956 (alternate), 1960 (alternate), 1972 (alternate); Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut, 1967-71. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Rotary; Knights of Columbus. Died in 1976 (age about 68 years). Interment at St. Edward's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John D. Frassinelli and Josephine (Dell'Agnese) Frassinelli; married to Mildred M. McLagan.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Renato B. Calchera (1904-2009) — also known as "Bigo" — of Stafford Springs, Stafford, Tolland County, Conn. Born in Stafford Springs, Stafford, Tolland County, Conn., 1904. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1968; candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives 49th District, 1970. Italian ancestry. Died in Stafford Springs, Stafford, Tolland County, Conn., January 13, 2009 (age about 104 years). Interment at St. Edward's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Luigi Calchera and Angela (Lazzeris) Calchera; married to Mildred L. Glazier.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Stafford Springs Cemetery
    Stafford Springs, Stafford, Tolland County, Connecticut
    Founded 1882
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Freeman F. Patten Freeman Fremont Patten (1856-1937) — also known as Freeman F. Patten — of Stafford Springs, Stafford, Tolland County, Conn. Born in Somers, Tolland County, Conn., November 3, 1856. Republican. Woollen manufacturer; bank director; warden (borough president) of Stafford Springs, Connecticut, 1904; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Stafford, 1905-06; Connecticut state treasurer, 1907-11. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Stafford Springs, Stafford, Tolland County, Conn., November 8, 1937 (age 81 years, 5 days). Interment at Stafford Springs Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Lily Daisy Welch (1868-1911).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Legislative History and Souvenir of Connecticut 1907-08
      Edwin Carpenter Pinney (1838-1917) — also known as Edwin C. Pinney — of Stafford, Tolland County, Conn. Born in Stafford, Tolland County, Conn., October 8, 1838. Democrat. Manufacturer; farmer; member of Connecticut state senate 24th District, 1891-92; defeated, 1910; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1892. Died in Stafford, Tolland County, Conn., 1917 (age about 78 years). Interment at Stafford Springs Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Phelps Daniel Pinney (1798-1876) and Azuba (Carpenter) Pinney (1803-1852); married, December 25, 1861, to Esther Smith Harvey (1838-1921); father of Claude Carpenter Pinney; grandfather of Harold B. Pinney; second cousin of Lucretia Garfield; second cousin once removed of Harry Augustus Garfield and James Rudolph Garfield (1865-1950); second cousin twice removed of Benjamin Trumbull; second cousin thrice removed of Erastus Wolcott and Oliver Wolcott Sr.; third cousin once removed of Hezekiah Case, George Smith Catlin and Lyman Trumbull; third cousin twice removed of Oliver Wolcott Jr., Roger Griswold, Frederick Wolcott and Lancelot Phelps; third cousin thrice removed of Noah Phelps, Oliver Ellsworth, Augustus Seymour Porter and Peter Buell Porter; fourth cousin of Parmenio Adams, William Dean Kellogg, Almon Case and Bushrod Ebenezer Hoppin; fourth cousin once removed of Gaylord Griswold, Asa H. Otis, Asahel Pierson Case, Hiram Bidwell Case, James Phelps and James Levi Hotchkiss.
      Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Solva Converse (1790-1877) — of Stafford, Tolland County, Conn. Born April 1, 1790. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Stafford, 1838. Died November 22, 1877 (age 87 years, 235 days). Interment at Stafford Springs Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Claude Carpenter Pinney (1880-1929) — also known as Claude C. Pinney — of Stafford, Tolland County, Conn. Born in Stafford, Tolland County, Conn., September 5, 1880. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1908. Died June 27, 1929 (age 48 years, 295 days). Interment at Stafford Springs Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Esther Smith (Harvey) Pinney (1838-1921) and Edwin Carpenter Pinney; uncle of Harold B. Pinney; second cousin once removed of Lucretia Garfield; second cousin thrice removed of Benjamin Trumbull; second cousin four times removed of Erastus Wolcott and Oliver Wolcott Sr. (1726-1797); third cousin of Harry Augustus Garfield and James Rudolph Garfield; third cousin twice removed of Hezekiah Case, George Smith Catlin and Lyman Trumbull; third cousin thrice removed of Oliver Wolcott Jr., Roger Griswold, Frederick Wolcott and Lancelot Phelps; fourth cousin once removed of Parmenio Adams, William Dean Kellogg, Almon Case and Bushrod Ebenezer Hoppin.
      Political families: Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Conger-Hungerford family; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Bolton-Whitney-Brainard-Wolcott family of Cleveland, Ohio; Wolcott-Griswold-Packwood-Brandegee family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Meeting House Hill Cemetery
    West Stafford, Stafford, Tolland County, Connecticut
    Politicians buried here:
      Daniel Davis (1768-1847) — of Connecticut. Born in West Stafford, Stafford, Tolland County, Conn., October 26, 1768. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1811-12. Congregationalist. Died in West Stafford, Stafford, Tolland County, Conn., October 27, 1847 (age 79 years, 1 days). Interment at Meeting House Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Sarah (Alden) Davis (1748-1776) and Noah Davis (1781-1863); half-uncle of Noah Davis (1818-1902); first cousin twice removed of Joseph Pomeroy Root; second cousin thrice removed of Aaron Augustus Sargent (1827-1887); third cousin once removed of Abel Merrill; third cousin thrice removed of Carl Edgar Mapes; fourth cousin once removed of Charles Dustin Coffin and John Greenleaf Whittier.
      Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Pike family of Lubec, Maine; Sargent-Davis-Pike-Flanders family of New Hampshire (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).


    East Cemetery
    Tolland, Tolland County, Connecticut
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Calvin Willey (1776-1858) — of Stafford Springs, Stafford, Tolland County, Conn.; Tolland, Tolland County, Conn. Born in East Haddam, Middlesex County, Conn., September 15, 1776. Democrat. Lawyer; postmaster; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Tolland, 1820-21; member of Connecticut state senate at-large, 1823-24; U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1825-31. Died in Stafford, Tolland County, Conn., August 23, 1858 (age 81 years, 342 days). Interment at East Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Willey (1741-1818) and Elizabeth (Marshall) Willey (1741-1817); married 1798 to Sally Brainerd (1783-1827); married 1827 to Abigail Brainerd (1790-1865); third cousin thrice removed of Edward Henry Willey; fourth cousin once removed of Waitman Thomas Willey (1811-1900).
      Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    North Cemetery
    Tolland, Tolland County, Connecticut
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward Eugene Fuller (1853-1932) — also known as Edward E. Fuller — of Tolland, Tolland County, Conn. Born in Tolland, Tolland County, Conn., May 13, 1853. Republican. Insurance business; member of Connecticut state senate 24th District, 1895-96; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1900; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Tolland, 1909-10, 1921-22; defeated, 1910. Died August 22, 1932 (age 79 years, 101 days). Interment at North Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Grove Hill Cemetery
    Rockville, Vernon, Tolland County, Connecticut
    Politicians buried here:
    E. Stevens Henry Edward Stevens Henry (1836-1921) — also known as E. Stevens Henry — of Rockville, Vernon, Tolland County, Conn. Born in Gill, Franklin County, Mass., February 10, 1836. Republican. Farmer; dry goods merchant; banker; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Vernon, 1883; member of Connecticut state senate 23rd District, 1887-88; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1888 (member, Committee to Notify Nominees); Connecticut state treasurer, 1889-93; mayor of Rockville, Conn., 1894-95; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 1st District, 1895-1913; defeated, 1892. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons. Died in Rockville, Vernon, Tolland County, Conn., October 10, 1921 (age 85 years, 242 days). Interment at Grove Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edward F. Henry and Eliza A. (Stevens) Henry; married, February 11, 1860, to Lucina E. Dewey.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
      Dwight Loomis (1821-1903) — of Rockville, Tolland County, Conn. Born in Columbia, Tolland County, Conn., June 27, 1821. Republican. Lawyer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1851; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1856; member of Connecticut state senate 21st District, 1857; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 1st District, 1859-63; superior court judge in Connecticut, 1864-75; justice of Connecticut state supreme court, 1875-91. Died in a train accident near Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn., September 17, 1903 (age 82 years, 82 days). Interment at Grove Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Charles Phelps (1852-1940) — of Rockville, Tolland County, Conn. Born in East Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., August 10, 1852. Republican. Lawyer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Vernon, 1885; member of Connecticut state senate 23rd District, 1893-94; secretary of state of Connecticut, 1897-99; Connecticut state attorney general, 1899-1903; delegate to Connecticut state constitutional convention from Vernon, 1902; Tolland County State's Attorney, 1904-15; bank director. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Psi Upsilon; Odd Fellows; Sons of the American Revolution. Died in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla., February 3, 1940 (age 87 years, 177 days). Entombed at Grove Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rev. Benjamin Clark Phelps (1810-1896) and Sarah Parker (Humphrey) Phelps (1812-1888); married, October 19, 1881, to Leila Loomis Bill (1861-1888); married, March 28, 1900, to Elsie Edith Sykes (1870-1965); second cousin four times removed of Jonathan Ingersoll (1747-1823) and Jared Ingersoll; third cousin thrice removed of Charles Jared Ingersoll, Joseph Reed Ingersoll, Ralph Isaacs Ingersoll and Charles Anthony Ingersoll.
      Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Morris-Ingersoll family of New York and Connecticut; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Law Sykes Bamforth (1864-1933) — also known as L. Sykes Bamforth — of Vernon Center, Vernon, Tolland County, Conn. Born in England, 1864. Socialist. Farmer; candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Vernon, 1904 (Socialist Labor), 1910 (Socialist). English ancestry. Died in 1933 (age about 69 years). Interment at Grove Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Annie J. Lutton (1868-1952).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Albert Edward Waite (1873-1937) — also known as Albert E. Waite — of Rockville, Vernon, Tolland County, Conn. Born in Rockville, Vernon, Tolland County, Conn., April 9, 1873. Accountant for a woolen mill; mayor of Rockville, Conn., 1930-33. English ancestry. Died in Rockville, Vernon, Tolland County, Conn., 1937 (age about 64 years). Interment at Grove Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edward Waite (1848-1923) and Eliza (Howell) Waite (1849-1930); married 1910 to Dorothea Marie Abbey (1883-1961).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Willington Hill Cemetery
    Willington, Tolland County, Connecticut
    Politicians buried here:
      William Henry Hall (1867-1922) — also known as William H. Hall — of South Willington, Willington, Tolland County, Conn. Born in South Willington, Willington, Tolland County, Conn., May 31, 1867. Republican. Manufacturer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Willington, 1893-98, 1905-06, 1909-16, 1919-20; member of Connecticut state senate, 1899-1900, 1917-18, 1921-22 (24th District 1899-1900, 35th District 1917-18, 1921-22); died in office 1922; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1908 (alternate), 1912 (alternate), 1916 (alternate), 1920. Died, from a heart attack, in the public writing room of the Ridgewood Hotel, Daytona (now part of Daytona Beach), Volusia County, Fla., February 14, 1922 (age 54 years, 259 days). Entombed at Willington Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Gardiner Hall (1837-1915) and Fanny (Parker) Hall (1839-1923); married to Alice Holman (1873-1933).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Old Cemetery
    Willington Hill, Willington, Tolland County, Connecticut
    Politicians buried here:
      Orrin Holt (1792-1855) — of Willington, Tolland County, Conn. Born in Willington, Tolland County, Conn., March 13, 1792. Democrat. Farmer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Willington, 1830-32; member of Connecticut state senate 20th District, 1835-36; U.S. Representative from Connecticut, 1836-39 (at-large 1836-37, 6th District 1837-39). Died in East Willington, Willington, Tolland County, Conn., June 20, 1855 (age 63 years, 99 days). Interment at Old Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article

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