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Hampden County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Hampden County

Index to Locations

  • Brimfield Brimfield Cemetery
  • Chester Pine Hill Cemetery
  • Chicopee Calvary Cemetery
  • Chicopee Chicopee Cemetery
  • Chicopee Fairview Cemetery
  • Chicopee Falls, Chicopee St. Patrick's Cemetery
  • Holyoke Unknown location
  • Holyoke Forestdale Cemetery
  • Longmeadow Unknown location
  • Palmer Oak Knoll Cemetery
  • Springfield Unknown location
  • Springfield Hillcrest Cemetery
  • Springfield Longmeadow Cemetery
  • Springfield Oak Grove Cemetery
  • Springfield Peabody Cemetery
  • Springfield St. Michael's Cemetery
  • Springfield Springfield Cemetery
  • West Springfield Beth El Cemetery
  • West Springfield Park Street Cemetery
  • Westfield Mechanic Street Cemetery
  • Westfield Pine Hill Cemetery


    Brimfield Cemetery
    Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      William Eaton (1764-1811) — of Windsor, Windsor County, Vt.; Brimfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Woodstock, Windham County, Conn., February 23, 1764. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Clerk, Vermont House of Representatives, 1791-92; U.S. Consul General in Tunis, 1797-1803; led multinational military force in North Africa, 1804-05, in an effort to overthrow the Barbary pirates; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1807-08. Died in Brimfield, Hampden County, Mass., June 1, 1811 (age 47 years, 98 days). Interment at Brimfield Cemetery.
      The town of Eaton, New York, is named for him.  — The USS Eaton, a World War II destroyer, was named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Marsena Baker (1802-1859) — of Cattaraugus County, N.Y. Born in 1802. Member of New York state assembly from Cattaraugus County 1st District, 1859; died in office 1859. Died in Brimfield, Hampden County, Mass., March 4, 1859 (age about 56 years). Interment at Brimfield Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Pine Hill Cemetery
    Chester, Hampden County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      H. Ward McGraw — of Madison County, N.Y. Democrat. Candidate for New York state assembly from Madison County, 1919. Interment at Pine Hill Cemetery.


    Calvary Cemetery
    Chicopee, Hampden County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Daniel Joseph Coakley (1880-1932) — also known as Daniel J. Coakley — of Chicopee, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., November 18, 1880. Democrat. Mayor of Chicopee, Mass., 1918; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Tenth Hampden District, 1925-32; died in office 1932. Died in Chicopee, Hampden County, Mass., May 2, 1932 (age 51 years, 166 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1902 to Elizabeth Moore (1881-1916).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Chicopee Cemetery
    Chicopee, Hampden County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Chester William Chapin (1798-1883) — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Ludlow, Hampden County, Mass., December 16, 1798. Democrat. Delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1853; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1860; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 11th District, 1875-77; defeated, 1876. Died in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., June 10, 1883 (age 84 years, 176 days). Original interment at Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Mass.; reinterment at Chicopee Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ephraim Chapin (1759-1806) and Mary (Smith) Chapin (1763-1744); married, June 1, 1825, to Dorcus Chapin (1801-1886); granduncle of Alfred Clark Chapin; second great-granduncle of Hamilton Fish, Jr.; third great-granduncle of Hamilton Fish and Alexa Fish Ward; first cousin twice removed of Arthur Beebe Chapin; second cousin twice removed of Daniel Chapin (1761-1821); third cousin of John Putnam Chapin (1810-1864); third cousin once removed of Samuel Clesson Allen, Daniel Chapin (1791-1878) and Graham Hurd Chapin; third cousin twice removed of Albert Clark Chapin; fourth cousin of Jonathan Elmer, Ebenezer Elmer, Eli Elmer, Elijah Boardman, John Allen, William Bostwick, Daniel Warner Bostwick, Marshall Chapin, John Hall Brockway and Elisha Hunt Allen; fourth cousin once removed of Peter B. Garnsey, Amaziah Brainard, Luther Walter Badger, Willard J. Chapin, Daniel Kellogg, Lucius Quintius Cincinnatus Elmer, William Whiting Boardman, John William Allen, Edmund Gillett Chapin, Albert Asahel Bliss, Philemon Bliss, John Milton Thayer, William Fessenden Allen, Zenas Ferry Moody, Andrew Bliss Chapin and Frederick Hobbes Allen.
      Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Fairview Cemetery
    Chicopee, Hampden County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      George Dexter Robinson (1834-1896) — also known as George D. Robinson — of Chicopee, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Massachusetts, January 20, 1834. Republican. Member of Massachusetts state legislature, 1870; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1877-84 (11th District 1877-83, 12th District 1883-84); Governor of Massachusetts, 1884-87. Died February 22, 1896 (age 62 years, 33 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Charles Robinson, Jr. (1829-?).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. Patrick's Cemetery
    Chicopee Falls, Chicopee, Hampden County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Eugene J. O'Neil, Jr. — of Chicopee, Hampden County, Mass. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1940. Interment at St. Patrick's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Eugene J. O'Neil (1856-?).
      Eugene J. O'Neil (b. 1856) — Born February 29, 1856. Democrat. Insurance business; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1890. Catholic. Interment at St. Patrick's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Eugene J. O'Neil, Jr. (1900?-?).


    Unknown Location
    Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      William Fairfield Whiting (1864-1936) — also known as William F. Whiting — of Holyoke, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Holyoke, Hampden County, Mass., July 20, 1864. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932; U.S. Secretary of Commerce, 1928-29. Congregationalist. Died August 31, 1936 (age 72 years, 42 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of William Whiting (1841-1911).
      See also NNDB dossier


    Forestdale Cemetery
    Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      William Whiting (1841-1911) — of Holyoke, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Dudley, Worcester County, Mass., May 24, 1841. Republican. Member of Massachusetts state senate, 1873; mayor of Holyoke, Mass., 1878-79; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 11th District, 1883-89; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1896. Died in Holyoke, Hampden County, Mass., January 9, 1911 (age 69 years, 230 days). Interment at Forestdale Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of William Fairfield Whiting (1864-1936).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Unknown Location
    Longmeadow, Hampden County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Alford W. Cooley — of Westchester, Westchester County (now part of Bronx, Bronx County), N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Westchester County 2nd District, 1900-01. Interment somewhere.


    Oak Knoll Cemetery
    Palmer, Hampden County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      George Ellsworth Chamberlin (1872-1952) — also known as George E. Chamberlin — of Oneonta, Otsego County, N.Y.; Lynchburg, Va. Born in West Woodstock, Woodstock, Windham County, Conn., February 17, 1872. Traveling salesman; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul General in Singapore, 1906-10; U.S. Consul in Swatow, 1910; Queenstown, 1910-14; Georgetown, 1914-19; Glasgow, 1919-26; U.S. Consul General in Glasgow, as of 1927-30; Halifax, as of 1932. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; American Geographic Society. Died in Lynchburg, Va., December 7, 1952 (age 80 years, 294 days). Interment at Oak Knoll Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edward Chandler Chamberlin and Maria Jane (Kinney) Chamberlin; married, September 7, 1911, to Grace Anna Stone (1873-1955).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Unknown Location
    Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      William Ely (1765-1817) — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Longmeadow, Hampden County, Mass., August 14, 1765. Member of Massachusetts state legislature, 1800; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1805-15 (5th District 1805-13, at-large 1813-15). Died in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., October 9, 1817 (age 52 years, 56 days). Interment somewhere.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Hillcrest Cemetery
    Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Leland Bowles (1866-1932) — also known as Henry L. Bowles — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Athens, Windham County, Vt., January 6, 1866. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1920, 1924; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 2nd District, 1925-29. Died in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., May 7, 1932 (age 66 years, 122 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Hillcrest Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Vernon Ensign Bradley (1912-1990) — also known as Vernon E. Bradley; Brad Bradley — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Olympia, Thurston County, Wash., September 27, 1912. Republican. Accountant; realtor; real estate developer; candidate for mayor of Springfield, Mass., 1949; candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 2nd District, 1954. United Church of Christ. Member, Civitan. Died, of arteriosclerosis, in a hospital at Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., September 7, 1990 (age 77 years, 345 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Hillcrest Cemetery.


    Longmeadow Cemetery
    Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Russell Clason (1890-1985) — also known as Charles R. Clason — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Gardiner, Kennebec County, Maine, September 3, 1890. Republican. Rhodes scholar; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 2nd District, 1937-49; defeated, 1934, 1948; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1952 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1956, 1960. Methodist. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Freemasons; Rotary. Died in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., July 7, 1985 (age 94 years, 307 days). Interment at Longmeadow Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Oliver Barrett Clason (1850-?) and Lizzie Julia (Trott) Clason; married, August 4, 1928, to Emma M. Pattillo.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Oak Grove Cemetery
    426 Bay Street
    Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Elisha Burr Maynard (1842-1906) — also known as Elisha B. Maynard — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Wilbraham, Hampden County, Mass., November 21, 1842. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Springfield, Mass., 1887-88; superior court judge in Massachusetts, 1905. Died in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., May 28, 1906 (age 63 years, 188 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Walter Maynard and Hannah (Burr) Maynard; married to Kate C. Doty (1848-1889).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Dwight O. Gilmore (1838-1918) — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in 1838. Republican. Mayor of Springfield, Mass., 1899. Died June 10, 1918 (age about 79 years). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Kirk Kaynor (1884-1929) — also known as William K. Kaynor — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Sanborn, O'Brien County, Iowa, November 29, 1884. Republican. Postmaster at Springfield, Mass., 1923-28; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 2nd District, 1929; died in office 1929. Killed in the crash of a military plane, shortly after takeoff from the Bolling Field air base, Anacostia, Washington, D.C., December 20, 1929 (age 45 years, 21 days). It was his first time in an airplane. Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Alice Chapin Reed (1884-1968).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Arthur Atwood Ballantine, Jr. (1914-1975) — also known as Art Ballantine — of Durango, La Plata County, Colo. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 12, 1914. Republican. Lawyer; newspaper publisher; bank director; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1960. Episcopalian. Member, Sigma Delta Chi; Lions; Sons of the American Revolution. Died November 14, 1975 (age 61 years, 33 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Helen Bailey (Graves) Ballantine (1882-1966) and Arthur Atwood Ballantine (1883-1960); married, July 26, 1947, to Morley Cowles Gale.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Peabody Cemetery
    Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Dwight (1758-1819) — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., October 29, 1758. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1794-95; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1796-1803; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts at-large, 1803-05; member of Massachusetts Governor's Council, 1808-09. Died January 2, 1819 (age 60 years, 65 days). Interment at Peabody Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Mark Trafton (1810-1901) — of Massachusetts. Born in Massachusetts, 1810. U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 11th District, 1855-57. Died in 1901 (age about 91 years). Interment at Peabody Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Samuel Knox (1815-1905) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Blandford, Hampden County, Mass., March 21, 1815. Republican. U.S. Representative from Missouri 1st District, 1864-65. Died March 7, 1905 (age 89 years, 351 days). Interment at Peabody Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. Michael's Cemetery
    Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Lawrence Francis O'Brien (1917-1990) — also known as Lawrence F. O'Brien; Larry O'Brien — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., July 17, 1917. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; administrative assistant to U.S. Rep. Foster Furcolo, 1948-50; public relations business; U.S. Postmaster General, 1965-68; Chairman of Democratic National Committee, 1968-69, 1970-72; his office was the target of the Watergate burglary, 1972; commissioner, National Basketball Association, 1975-84. Irish ancestry. Member, Elks; American Legion. Died, of cancer, in New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., September 28, 1990 (age 73 years, 73 days). Interment at St. Michael's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lawrence F. O'Brien, Sr. and Myra (Sweeney) O'Brien; married, May 30, 1944, to Elva Lena Brassard.
      See also Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Edward P. Boland Edward Patrick Boland (1911-2001) — also known as Edward P. Boland — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., October 1, 1911. Democrat. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1935-40; Hampden County Register of Deeds, 1941-52; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1952, 1960, 1964, 1972; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 2nd District, 1953-89. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Sponsor of amendments that outlawed U.S. aid to the Nicaraguan "contra" rebels in the 1980s. Died, of cardiovascular complications, following a fractured hip, at Mercy Medical Center, Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., November 4, 2001 (age 90 years, 34 days). Interment at St. Michael's Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
      Image source: Public Officers of Massachusetts, 1979-80
      William Joseph Granfield (1889-1959) — also known as William J. Granfield — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass.; Longmeadow, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., December 18, 1889. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1917-19; delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1917-18; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 2nd District, 1930-37; district judge in Massachusetts, 1936-49. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Catholic Order of Foresters; Elks; Eagles. Died in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., May 28, 1959 (age 69 years, 161 days). Interment at St. Michael's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Granfield and Ellen (O'Connor) Granfield; married, August 30, 1919, to Jane Campbell (died 1929); married, July 26, 1938, to Elsie I. Bemis (born 1901); married, July 28, 1950, to Ruth Rosamond Belding (born 1902).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Springfield Cemetery
    Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
    Founded 1841
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Emerson Wight (1815-1890) — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Sturbridge, Worcester County, Mass., March 27, 1815. Republican. Mayor of Springfield, Mass., 1875-78. Died in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., January 1, 1890 (age 74 years, 280 days). Interment at Springfield Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lucinda (Marsh) Wight (1785-1860) and David Wight (1786-1861); married, May 23, 1854, to Margaret B. Gleason (1828-1858); married, February 15, 1862, to Elizabeth N. Lewis (1830-1871); third cousin twice removed of Charles Stetson and Isaiah Stetson (1812-1880); third cousin thrice removed of Samuel Huntington; fourth cousin once removed of George Otis Fairbanks, Isaiah Kidder Stetson and Perry Gittean Williams.
      Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; Greene family of Providence, Rhode Island; DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Thayer-Capron-Aldrich-Stetson family; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Stetson family of New York and Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ansel Phelps, Jr. (d. 1860) — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Mayor of Springfield, Mass., 1856-58. Died in June, 1860. Interment at Springfield Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Barron Calhoun (1796-1865) — also known as William B. Calhoun — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., December 29, 1796. Whig. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1825-34, 1861; Speaker of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1828-34; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 8th District, 1835-43; Presidential Elector for Massachusetts, 1844; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1846; secretary of state of Massachusetts, 1848-51; mayor of Springfield, Mass., 1859. Died in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., November 8, 1865 (age 68 years, 314 days). Interment at Springfield Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Andrew Calhoun and Martha (Chamberlain) Calhoun; married to Margaret Kingsbury (died 1877).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Leonard Long (1851-1930) — also known as Charles L. Long — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born September 16, 1851. Republican. Mayor of Springfield, Mass., 1895. Died April 29, 1930 (age 78 years, 225 days). Interment at Springfield Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Harriet Clyde (1857-1952).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Moses Phillips (d. 1911) — also known as Henry M. Phillips — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Republican. Mayor of Springfield, Mass., 1883-85; postmaster at Springfield, Mass., 1890-94; Massachusetts state treasurer, 1894-95; resigned 1895; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1900. Died in March, 1911. Interment at Springfield Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Philos B. Tyler (d. 1876) — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Mayor of Springfield, Mass., 1854. Died in January, 1876. Interment at Springfield Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Margaret B. Hunting (1830-1902).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Henry Haile (1833-1901) — also known as William H. Haile — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Chesterfield, Cheshire County, N.H., September 23, 1833. Republican. Member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1865, 1871; manufacturer; mayor of Springfield, Mass., 1881; member of Massachusetts state senate First Hampden District, 1882-83; Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1890-93; candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1892. Died, from a kidney ailment, in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., February 13, 1901 (age 67 years, 143 days). Interment at Springfield Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Haile (1807-1876) and Sabrana (Walker) Haile; married to Amelia Louisa Chapin (1840-1919).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edwin W. Ladd (1830-1887) — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Ellington, Tolland County, Conn., 1830. Democrat. Mayor of Springfield, Mass., 1882. Died March 29, 1887 (age about 56 years). Interment at Springfield Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob Ladd and Rebecca (Charter) Ladd; married to Mary L. Bailey (1833-1901).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Eliphalet Trask (1806-1890) — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Monson, Hampden County, Mass., January 8, 1806. Whig. Foundry business; banker; mayor of Springfield, Mass., 1855; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1856-57, 1862; Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1858-61. Universalist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., December 9, 1890 (age 84 years, 335 days). Interment at Springfield Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Ruby Squier (1811-1890).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Lawson Sibley (1836-1898) — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in 1836. Democrat. Flour and feed business; Hampden County Commissioner, 1873-76; mayor of Springfield, Mass., 1892. Died March 18, 1898 (age about 61 years). Interment at Springfield Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1863 to Harriet Emmons Aikens (1834-1906).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry S. Dickinson (1863-1912) — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born September 26, 1863. Republican. Mayor of Springfield, Mass., 1898. Died June 12, 1912 (age 48 years, 260 days). Interment at Springfield Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Lewis J. Powers (1837-1915) — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., January 15, 1837. Paper manufacturer; mayor of Springfield, Mass., 1879-80. Died in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., September 15, 1915 (age 78 years, 243 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Springfield Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Martha Bangs.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ralph Waterbury Ellis (1856-1945) — also known as Ralph W. Ellis — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in South Hadley, Hampshire County, Mass., November 25, 1856. Republican. Lawyer; banker; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1893; mayor of Springfield, Mass., 1902. Died September 28, 1945 (age 88 years, 307 days). Interment at Springfield Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Theodore Waterbury Ellis and Maria Louise (Van Boskerck) Ellis; married, April 13, 1882, to Katherine Alice Rice.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Newrie D. Winter (1859-1947) — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born February 12, 1859. Democrat. Mayor of Springfield, Mass., 1896-97. Died August 19, 1947 (age 88 years, 188 days). Interment at Springfield Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Delia M. Beach (1860-1911).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Ashmun (1804-1870) — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Blandford, Hampden County, Mass., December 25, 1804. Whig. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1833, 1835-36, 1838, 1841; Speaker of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1841; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1838-39; delegate to Whig National Convention from Massachusetts, 1839 (member, Balloting Committee); U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 6th District, 1845-51. Died in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., July 16, 1870 (age 65 years, 203 days). Interment at Springfield Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Eli Porter Ashmun (1770-1819).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Calvin Clifford Chaffee (1811-1896) — also known as Calvin C. Chaffee — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, N.Y., August 28, 1811. Physician; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 10th District, 1855-59; librarian of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1860-62. Died in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., August 8, 1896 (age 84 years, 346 days). Interment at Springfield Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Owen Appleton (1909-1937) — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., November 1, 1909. Communist. Candidate for New York state assembly from New York County 12th District, 1933. Lieutenant in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade (U.S. volunteers for the Republican or anti-Fascist side in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39); killed in action at Fuentes de Ebro, Spain, October 17, 1937 (age 27 years, 350 days). Interment at Springfield Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lydia D. (Owen) Appleton (1874-1948) and Allen L. Appleton (1880-1944).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Augustus Wolcott (1866-1941) — also known as Henry A. Wolcott — of West Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Lynn, Essex County, Mass., August 6, 1866. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from West Hartford; elected 1926. Died in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., July 12, 1941 (age 74 years, 340 days). Interment at Springfield Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Peter Augustus Wolcott (1839-1904) and Harriet M. (Breed) Wolcott (1840-1913); married, February 22, 1895, to Susan Lawrence (1871-1971); fourth great-grandnephew of Roger Wolcott; first cousin five times removed of Erastus Wolcott and Oliver Wolcott, Sr. (1726-1797); second cousin four times removed of Oliver Wolcott, Jr., Roger Griswold and Frederick Wolcott; second cousin five times removed of William Pitkin; third cousin twice removed of George Washington Wolcott; third cousin thrice removed of Samuel Clesson Allen, Henry Leavitt Ellsworth and William Wolcott Ellsworth.
      Political families: Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Conger-Hungerford family; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Bolton-Whitney-Brainard-Wolcott family of Cleveland, Ohio; Wolcott-Packwood-Griswold family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Meinhard Balliet (1852-1942) — also known as Thomas M. Balliet — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New Mahoning, Carbon County, Pa., March 1, 1852. Republican. Superintendent of schools; university professor; dean, School of Education, New York University, 1904-19; Law Preservation candidate for New York state senate 19th District, 1932; Dry candidate for delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 18, 1942 (age 89 years, 354 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Springfield Cemetery; cenotaph at Lehighton Cemetery, Lehighton, Pa.
      Relatives: Son of Nathan Balliet (1816-1896) and Sarah (Meinhard) Balliet (1832-1915); brother of Andrew Jackson Balliet (1863-1960); married, August 2, 1898, to Elizabeth O. Stearns (1862-1953); second cousin once removed of Stephen David Balliet.
      Political family: Balliet family of Wisconsin.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Chester William Chapin (1798-1883) — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Ludlow, Hampden County, Mass., December 16, 1798. Democrat. Delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1853; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1860; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 11th District, 1875-77; defeated, 1876. Died in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., June 10, 1883 (age 84 years, 176 days). Original interment at Springfield Cemetery; reinterment at Chicopee Cemetery, Chicopee, Mass.
      Relatives: Son of Ephraim Chapin (1759-1806) and Mary (Smith) Chapin (1763-1744); married, June 1, 1825, to Dorcus Chapin (1801-1886); granduncle of Alfred Clark Chapin; second great-granduncle of Hamilton Fish, Jr.; third great-granduncle of Hamilton Fish and Alexa Fish Ward; first cousin twice removed of Arthur Beebe Chapin; second cousin twice removed of Daniel Chapin (1761-1821); third cousin of John Putnam Chapin (1810-1864); third cousin once removed of Samuel Clesson Allen, Daniel Chapin (1791-1878) and Graham Hurd Chapin; third cousin twice removed of Albert Clark Chapin; fourth cousin of Jonathan Elmer, Ebenezer Elmer, Eli Elmer, Elijah Boardman, John Allen, William Bostwick, Daniel Warner Bostwick, Marshall Chapin, John Hall Brockway and Elisha Hunt Allen; fourth cousin once removed of Peter B. Garnsey, Amaziah Brainard, Luther Walter Badger, Willard J. Chapin, Daniel Kellogg, Lucius Quintius Cincinnatus Elmer, William Whiting Boardman, John William Allen, Edmund Gillett Chapin, Albert Asahel Bliss, Philemon Bliss, John Milton Thayer, William Fessenden Allen, Zenas Ferry Moody, Andrew Bliss Chapin and Frederick Hobbes Allen.
      Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Beth El Cemetery
    West Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Frank Harlan Freedman (1924-2003) — also known as Frank H. Freedman — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., December 15, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; mayor of Springfield, Mass., 1968-72; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1972; U.S. District Judge for Massachusetts, 1972-92; took senior status 1992; senior judge, 1992-2003. Jewish. Died in Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., August 21, 2003 (age 78 years, 249 days). Interment at Beth El Cemetery.
      See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Park Street Cemetery
    West Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Lathrop (1772-1846) — of West Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in West Springfield, Hampden County, Mass., May 1, 1772. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1819-27 (5th District 1819-25, 8th District 1825-27); member of Massachusetts state senate, 1829. Died July 11, 1846 (age 74 years, 71 days). Interment at Park Street Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Lathrop (1731-1820) and Elizabeth (Dwight) Lathrop (1736-1821); married, November 4, 1797, to Mary McCracken (1778-1853); grandfather of Samuel Lathrop Bronson; second cousin thrice removed of Benjamin Huntington; third cousin of Joshua Coit, Augustus Seymour Porter (1769-1849) and Peter Buell Porter; third cousin once removed of Henry Scudder, Ebenezer Huntington, Augustus Seymour Porter (1798-1872), Peter Buell Porter, Jr. and Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); third cousin twice removed of Samuel Huntington, Henry Huntington, Gurdon Huntington, Jabez Williams Huntington, Samuel George Andrews, John Hall Brockway, Waitman Thomas Willey, Ulysses Simpson Grant, Robert Coit, Jr., Abial Lathrop and Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); third cousin thrice removed of William Patrick Willey, Charles A. Hungerford, Frederick Dent Grant, Ulysses Simpson Grant, Jr., William Barret Ridgely, George Harrison Hall, Clayton Hyde Lathrop, William Brainard Coit, Austin Eugene Lathrop, Arthur Eugene Parmelee and Hiram Bingham; fourth cousin of Bela Edgerton; fourth cousin once removed of Samuel H. Huntington, Abel Huntington, William Woodbridge, Isaac Backus, Heman Ticknor, Eli Thacher Hoyt, Caleb Scudder (1795-1866), Henry Titus Backus, Alfred Peck Edgerton, Benjamin Nicoll Huntington, Joseph Ketchum Edgerton, Bailey Frye Adams, Henry Joel Scudder and Augustus Frank.
      Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Mechanic Street Cemetery
    Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      William Shepard (1737-1817) — of Massachusetts. Born in Massachusetts, 1737. U.S. Representative from Massachusetts at-large, 1797-1803. Died in 1817 (age about 80 years). Interment at Mechanic Street Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Pine Hill Cemetery
    Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Frederick H. Gillett Frederick Huntington Gillett (1851-1935) — also known as Frederick H. Gillett — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Westfield, Hampden County, Mass., October 16, 1851. Republican. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1890-91; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 2nd District, 1893-1925; Speaker of the U.S. House, 1919-25; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1920, 1924, 1928 (member, Resolutions Committee); U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1925-31. Died July 31, 1935 (age 83 years, 288 days). Interment at Pine Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edward Bates Gillett and Lucy Douglas (Fowler) Gillett; married, November 25, 1915, to Christine (Rice) Hoar (widow of Rockwood Hoar (1855-1906)).
      Political families: Sherman family of Connecticut; Greene family of Providence, Rhode Island; Hoar-Sherman family of Massachusetts; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Epitaph: "Loyal to Duty, Honor, Country."
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
      Joseph Buell Ely (1881-1956) — also known as Joseph B. Ely — of Westfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Westfield, Hampden County, Mass., February 22, 1881. Democrat. Lawyer; director, Hampton National Bank and Trust Company; director, American Woolen Company; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1940, 1944; Governor of Massachusetts, 1931-35. Congregationalist. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Elks; Kiwanis. Died in Westfield, Hampden County, Mass., June 13, 1956 (age 75 years, 112 days). Interment at Pine Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Sarah Naomi (Buell) Ely (1852-1945) and Henry Wilson Ely (1853-1933); married, May 1, 1906, to Harriet Z. Dyson; first cousin once removed of Addison Ely; first cousin five times removed of Matthew Griswold; second cousin of William Harvey Johnson Ely (1891-1942); second cousin four times removed of Roger Griswold; third cousin thrice removed of Thomas Hale Sill, Samuel George Andrews and Henry Titus Backus; fourth cousin once removed of Erastus Clark Scranton, Sereno Hamilton Scranton and James Levi Hotchkiss.
      Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Bernhard Dirks (1884-1955) — also known as Henry B. Dirks — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., June 21, 1884. College professor; mayor of East Lansing, Mich., 1928-29; defeated (Independent), 1925, 1929. German ancestry. Died September 18, 1955 (age 71 years, 89 days). Interment at Pine Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Hermann Johannes Dirks (1850-1896) and Anna Elizabeth (Meyer) Dirks (1852-1932); married 1913 to Blanche Breckenridge (1884-1959).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Harry Bancroft Putnam (1878-1952) — also known as Harry B. Putnam — of Westfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Westfield, Hampden County, Mass., September 7, 1878. Republican. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1911-13; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1932; member of Massachusetts state senate Berkshire, Hampshire & Hampden District, 1933-35. Member, Freemasons; Grange; Moose. Died in 1952 (age about 73 years). Interment at Pine Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rufus E. Putnam and Ophelia C. (Bancroft) Putnam; married, February 23, 1903, to Margaret McLeod (1881-1921); married to Pearl Luther (1881-1941) and Helen E. Campbell (1905-1991).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Clinton Leo Chapin (1894-1970) — also known as Clinton L. Chapin — of Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Westfield, Hampden County, Mass., March 24, 1894. Republican. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Hartford, 1930. Died in May, 1970 (age 76 years, 0 days). Interment at Pine Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edward O. Chapin (1870-1939) and Mary J. (Scanlon) Chapin (1874-1962); married to Edythe E. Harris (1893-1994).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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