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Norfolk County
Massachusetts

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Norfolk County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Braintree Blue Hills Cemetery
  • Braintree Lakeside Cemetery
  • Brookline Christ Church
  • Brookline Holyhood Cemetery
  • Brookline Walnut Hills Cemetery
  • Brookline Walnut Street Cemetery
  • Canton Canton Cemetery
  • Cohasset Unknown location
  • Dedham Old Village Cemetery
  • Dover Highland Cemetery
  • Foxboro Rock Hill Cemetery
  • Millis Prospect Hill Cemetery
  • Milton Milton Cemetery
  • Needham Needham Cemetery
  • Norwood Highland Cemetery
  • Quincy Hancock Cemetery
  • Quincy Mt. Wollaston Cemetery
  • Quincy United First Parish Church
  • East Walpole, Walpole Unknown location
  • Wellesley Woodlawn Cemetery
  • Weymouth Mt. Hope Cemetery
  • Weymouth Old North Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Norfolk County, Massachusetts


    Blue Hills Cemetery
    Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
    John Joseph Moakley John Joseph Moakley (1927-2001) — also known as Joe Moakley — of South Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., April 27, 1927. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1953-63; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1964-70; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1968, 1996; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 9th District, 1973-2001; defeated in primary, 1970; died in office 2001. Catholic. Died, of leukemia, at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., May 28, 2001 (age 74 years, 31 days). Interment at Blue Hills Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
      Image source: Public Officers of Massachusetts, 1979-80


    Lakeside Cemetery
    Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      David Thayer Bunker (1836-1888) — also known as David T. Bunker — of Auburndale, Newton, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Charleston, Penobscot County, Maine, December 12, 1836. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Consul in Demerara, 1887-88, died in office 1888. Died in Demerara, British Guiana (now Georgetown, Guyana), February 7, 1888 (age 51 years, 57 days). Interment somewhere in Guyana; cenotaph at Lakeside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Nahun Berry Bunker (1804-1888) and Irene (Thayer) Bunker (1811-1891); married, February 15, 1869, to Harriet Loring White (1848-1929); third cousin twice removed of Bennet Bicknell; third cousin thrice removed of Edward Biddle and Charles Biddle; fourth cousin of Charles Stetson, Caleb Stetson (1801-1885) and Isaiah Stetson; fourth cousin once removed of Isaiah Kidder Stetson.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Kidder family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Christ Church
    70 Colchester Street
    Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      David Sears (1787-1871) — Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 8, 1787. Merchant; real estate developer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1820; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1840; philanthropist. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., January 14, 1871 (age 83 years, 98 days). Entombed at Christ Church.
      Relatives: Son of David Sears (1752-1816) and Ann (Winthrop) Sears (1755-1789); married, June 13, 1809, to Miriam Clarke Mason (1789-1870); nephew of Thomas Lindall Winthrop; great-grandfather of Augustus Peabody Gardner and Charles Francis Adams; second great-grandfather of George Cabot Lodge; second great-grandnephew of Fitz-John Winthrop; third great-grandson of John Winthrop (1606-1676); third great-grandfather of William Amory Gardner Minot; fourth great-grandson of John Winthrop (1588-1649); first cousin of Robert Charles Winthrop; first cousin four times removed of John Forbes Kerry; third cousin once removed of Elijah Livermore Hamlin, Hannibal Hamlin and Henry Barrett Crosby; third cousin twice removed of Hannibal Emery Hamlin (1858-1938); third cousin thrice removed of James Kilbourne, Isaiah Kidder Stetson, Charles Sumner Hamlin and Ruth Baker Pratt.
      Political families: Appleton family of Massachusetts; Hamlin-Bemis-Stowell-Appleton family of Bangor, Maine; Kidder family of Connecticut; Winthrop-Hamlin family of Massachusetts and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Holyhood Cemetery
    587 Heath Street
    Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
    Founded 1857
    Politicians buried here:
      Patrick Andrew Collins (1844-1905) — also known as Patrick A. Collins — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Fermoy, County Cork, Ireland, March 12, 1844. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1868-69; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1870-71; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1876, 1880, 1888, 1892, 1904; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 4th District, 1883-89; U.S. Consul General in London, 1893-97; mayor of Boston, Mass., 1902-05; defeated, 1899; died in office 1905. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died in Hot Springs, Bath County, Va., September 13, 1905 (age 61 years, 185 days). Interment at Holyhood Cemetery; memorial monument at Commonwealth Avenue Mall, Boston, Mass.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Hugh O'Brien (1827-1895) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Ireland, July 13, 1827. Democrat. Mayor of Boston, Mass., 1885-89; defeated, 1888. Catholic. Irish ancestry. First Irish Catholic mayor of Boston. Died August 1, 1895 (age 68 years, 19 days). Interment at Holyhood Cemetery.
      Maurice Joseph Tobin (1901-1953) — also known as Maurice J. Tobin — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Roxbury, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., May 22, 1901. Democrat. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1927-28; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1928, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952; candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 11th District, 1928; mayor of Boston, Mass., 1938-45; Governor of Massachusetts, 1945-47; defeated, 1946; U.S. Secretary of Labor, 1948-53. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus; Moose; Foresters. Died, of a heart attack, in Scituate, Plymouth County, Mass., July 19, 1953 (age 52 years, 58 days). Interment at Holyhood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Tobin and Margaret (Daly) Tobin; married, November 19, 1932, to Helen Noonan.
      The Maurice J. Tobin Memorial Bridge (opened 1950, named 1967), which carries Route 1 over the Mystic River between Boston & Chelsea, Massachusetts, is named for him.
      See also NNDB dossier
      Books about Maurice J. Tobin: Vincent A. Lapomarda, The Boston Mayor Who Became Truman's Secretary of Labor : Maurice J. Tobin and the Democratic Party
      Frederick William Mansfield (1877-1958) — also known as Frederick W. Mansfield — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in East Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., March 26, 1877. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during the Spanish-American War; pharmacist; lawyer; Democratic candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1910 (primary), 1916, 1917; Massachusetts state treasurer, 1914-15, 1941; defeated, 1914; mayor of Boston, Mass., 1934-38; defeated, 1929. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Bar Association; Ancient Order of Hibernians; Knights of Columbus; Foresters; United Spanish War Veterans. Died, in St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., November 6, 1958 (age 81 years, 225 days). Interment at Holyhood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Michael Read Mansfield and Catherine (McDonough) Mansfield; married, June 29, 1904, to Helena Elizabeth Roe; father of Walter Roe Mansfield (1911-1987).
      Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Sr. (1888-1969) — also known as Joseph P. Kennedy; Joe Kennedy — of Brookline, Norfolk County, Mass.; Bronxville, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., September 6, 1888. Supervisor of the shipyard at Quincy, Mass.; banker; stockbroker; owner and financier of movie studios in the 1920s; organized the merger that created Radio-Keith-Orpheum (RKO) in 1928; chair, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 1934-35; U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, 1938-40. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died, of complications from a stroke, in Hyannis Port, Barnstable, Barnstable County, Mass., November 18, 1969 (age 81 years, 73 days). Interment at Holyhood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Mary Augusta (Hickey) Kennedy (1857-1923) and Patrick Joseph Kennedy (1858-1929); married, October 7, 1914, to Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald (1890-1995; daughter of John Francis Fitzgerald); father of Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Jr., John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Eunice Mary Kennedy (1921-2009; who married Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr.), Patricia Kennedy Lawford (who married Peter Lawford), Robert Francis Kennedy, Jean Kennedy Smith and Edward Moore Kennedy; grandfather of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Joseph Patrick Kennedy II, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr., Mark Kennedy Shriver (1964-) and Patrick Joseph Kennedy (1967-).
      Political family: Kennedy family.
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about Joseph P. Kennedy: Richard J. Whalen, The Founding Father : The Story of Joseph P. Kennedy, A Study in Power, Wealth, and Family Ambition
      Critical books about Joseph P. Kennedy: Ronald Kessler, The Sins of the Father : Joseph P. Kennedy and the Dynasty He Founded — Ted Schwarz, Joseph P. Kennedy : The Mogul, the Mob, the Statesman, and the Making of an American Myth
      William Francis Murray (1881-1918) — also known as William F. Murray — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., September 7, 1881. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1907-08; member of Massachusetts Governor's Council, 1910; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1911-14 (9th District 1911-13, 10th District 1913-14); resigned 1914; postmaster at Boston, Mass., 1914-18. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., September 21, 1918 (age 37 years, 14 days). Interment at Holyhood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Foster Furcolo (1911-1995) — also known as Foster Furcolo — of Longmeadow, Hampden County, Mass.; Newton, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., July 29, 1911. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 2nd District, 1949-52; defeated, 1946; resigned 1952; Massachusetts state treasurer, 1953-54; Democratic candidate for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1954, 1960 (primary); Governor of Massachusetts, 1957-61; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1960, 1964. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Americans for Democratic Action. Died in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass., July 5, 1995 (age 83 years, 341 days). Interment at Holyhood Cemetery.
      Cross-reference: Lawrence F. O'Brien
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
      James Ambrose Gallivan (1866-1928) — also known as James A. Gallivan — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 22, 1866. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1890; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1900; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 12th District, 1914-28; died in office 1928; candidate for mayor of Boston, Mass., 1917. Staunch opponent of alcohol prohibition. Died, from heart disease, in Ring Hospital, Arlington, Middlesex County, Mass., April 3, 1928 (age 61 years, 164 days). Interment at Holyhood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James S. Gallivan and Mary (Flynn) Gallivan; married to Louise A. Burke.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    Edward J. King Edward Joseph King (1925-2006) — also known as Edward J. King; Ed King — of Winthrop, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Chelsea, Suffolk County, Mass., May 11, 1925. Democrat. Governor of Massachusetts, 1979-83; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1980. Catholic. Played pro football as a guard with the Buffalo Bisons in 1948-49, and the Baltimore Colts in 1950. Died, following brain surgery after two falls, in Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Middlesex County, Mass., September 18, 2006 (age 81 years, 130 days). Interment at Holyhood Cemetery.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Public Officers of Massachusetts, 1979-80
      Joseph Henry O'Neil (1853-1935) — also known as Joseph H. O'Neil — of Roxbury, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Fall River, Bristol County, Mass., March 23, 1853. Democrat. Banker; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1878-82, 1884; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1889-95 (2nd District 1889-91, 4th District 1891-93, 9th District 1893-95); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1916 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1918; candidate for mayor of Boston, Mass., 1925. Died in 1935 (age about 82 years). Interment at Holyhood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Patrick Henry O'Neil and Mary (Harrington) O'Neil; married, July 1, 1884, to Mary Anastasia Ingoldsby.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Daniel H. Coakley (b. 1865) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass., December 10, 1865. Democrat. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1892-94; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1940; candidate for mayor of Boston, Mass., 1925, 1929; member of Massachusetts Governor's Council 4th District, 1933-36. Member, Knights of Columbus. Interment at Holyhood Cemetery.
      John I. Fitzgerald (d. 1966) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1948. Died in 1966. Interment at Holyhood Cemetery.


    Walnut Hills Cemetery
    Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
    Founded 1874
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Bacon (1860-1919) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Jamaica Plain, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., July 5, 1860. Republican. Financier; U.S. Secretary of State, 1909; U.S. Ambassador to France, 1909-12; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from New York, 1916; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I. Presbyterian. English ancestry. Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon. Died, from infection following surgery for mastoiditis, in the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 29, 1919 (age 58 years, 328 days). Original interment at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.; reinterment at Walnut Hills Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William B. Bacon (1823-1906) and Emily C. (Low) Bacon (1835-1871); married, October 10, 1883, to Martha Waldron Cowdin (1860-1940); father of Robert Low Bacon and Gaspar Griswold Bacon (1886-1947).
      Political family: Bacon family of Westbury, New York.
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Gaspar Griswold Bacon (1886-1947) — also known as Gaspar G. Bacon — of Jamaica Plain, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Dedham, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Jamaica Plain, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., March 7, 1886. Republican. Lawyer; major in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1920, 1932 (alternate), 1936, 1940; member of Massachusetts state senate Eighth Suffolk District, 1925-32; Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1933-35; candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1934; director, Southern Railway Co., Eliot Savings Bank; major in the U.S. Army during World War II. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Moose; Odd Fellows; Reserve Officers Association. Died in Dedham, Norfolk County, Mass., December 24, 1947 (age 61 years, 292 days). Interment at Walnut Hills Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Martha Waldron (Cowdin) Bacon (1860-1940) and Robert Bacon; brother of Robert Low Bacon (1884-1938); married, July 16, 1910, to Priscilla Toland (1888-1965).
      Political family: Bacon family of Westbury, New York.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William A. Mosman (1862-1948) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Chestnut Hill, Newton, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in West Roxbury, Norfolk County (now part of Boston, Suffolk County), Mass., November 24, 1862. Insurance agent; Honorary Vice-Consul for Guatemala in Boston, Mass., 1914-21; Honorary Consul for Uruguay in Boston, Mass., 1920-48; Honorary Consul for Guatemala in Boston, Mass., 1926-45. German and English ancestry. Died in Chestnut Hill, Newton, Middlesex County, Mass., October 10, 1948 (age 85 years, 321 days). Interment at Walnut Hills Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Anton Mosman (died 1923) and Adeline (Reynolds) Mosman (died 1936).


    Walnut Street Cemetery
    Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Francis Channing Barlow (1834-1896) — also known as Francis C. Barlow; "The Boy General" — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., October 19, 1834. Republican. Lawyer; newspaper editor; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; secretary of state of New York, 1866-67; New York state attorney general, 1872-73. Member, American Bar Association. Died, from "the grip" (influenza), in New York, New York County, N.Y., January 11, 1896 (age 61 years, 84 days). Interment at Walnut Street Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Hatch Barlow and Almira (Penniman) Barlow; married, April 20, 1861, to Arabella Wharton Griffith (died 1864); married 1867 to Ellen Shaw (c.1847-1936).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Canton Cemetery
    Canton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Elijah Adams Morse (1841-1898) — also known as Elijah A. Morse — of Canton, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind., May 25, 1841. Republican. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1876; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1886-87; member of Massachusetts Governor's Council, 1888; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1889-97 (2nd District 1889-93, 12th District 1893-97). Died in Canton, Norfolk County, Mass., June 5, 1898 (age 57 years, 11 days). Interment at Canton Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Unknown Location
    Cohasset, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Ex Sumner Mansfield (1847-1923) — also known as E. Sumner Mansfield — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Brookline, Norfolk County, Mass.; North Scituate, Scituate, Plymouth County, Mass. Born in Norwich, New London County, Conn., October 25, 1847. Lawyer; Consul for Belgium in Boston, Mass., 1895-1919. Died in North Scituate, Scituate, Plymouth County, Mass., February 1, 1923 (age 75 years, 99 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of Asahel S. Mansfield (1821-1897) and Comfort Maria (Bates) Mansfield (1825-1907); married, November 20, 1871, to Maria Edgeworth Trowbridge (1851-1933; sister of John Trowbridge (1843-1923; physicist)); father of Philip Mansfield; fourth cousin once removed of Arthur Laban Bates (1859-1934).
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Adams-Rusling family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).


    Old Village Cemetery
    Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      George Fred Williams (1852-1932) — also known as George F. Williams — of Massachusetts. Born in Dedham, Norfolk County, Mass., July 10, 1852. Democrat. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1890; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 9th District, 1891-93; defeated, 1892; candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1895, 1896, 1897; U.S. Minister to Greece, 1913-14; Montenegro, 1913-14. Died in Brookline, Norfolk County, Mass., July 11, 1932 (age 80 years, 1 days). Interment at Old Village Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
      Fisher Ames (1758-1808) — of Massachusetts. Born in Dedham, Norfolk County, Mass., April 9, 1758. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1788; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1789-97 (1st District 1789-95, 6th District 1795-97); member of Massachusetts Governor's Council, 1798-1800. Died in Dedham, Norfolk County, Mass., July 4, 1808 (age 50 years, 86 days). Interment at Old Village Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Edward Dowse (1756-1828) — of Dedham, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Charlestown, Middlesex County (now part of Boston, Suffolk County), Mass., October 22, 1756. Democrat. Shipmaster; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1st District, 1819-20; resigned 1820. Died in Dedham, Norfolk County, Mass., September 3, 1828 (age 71 years, 317 days). Interment at Old Village Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Frederick David Ely (1838-1921) — of Massachusetts. Born in Wrentham, Norfolk County, Mass., September 24, 1838. Republican. Member of Massachusetts state legislature, 1870; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 9th District, 1885-87. Died in Dedham, Norfolk County, Mass., August 6, 1921 (age 82 years, 316 days). Interment at Old Village Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Highland Cemetery
    Dover, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Francis Williams Sargent (1915-1998) — also known as Francis W. Sargent — of Dover, Norfolk County, Mass. Born July 29, 1915. Republican. Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1967-69; Governor of Massachusetts, 1969-75; defeated, 1974; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1972 (delegation chair). Died October 21, 1998 (age 83 years, 84 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      See also NNDB dossier
      Mark John Dalton (c.1915-2004) — also known as Mark Dalton — Born in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass., about 1915. Democrat. Lawyer; law clerk to U.S. Judge John C. Mahoney, 1941-42; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; his intelligence report from Utah Beach, Normandy, paved the way for the D-Day invasion; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1954; aide to President John F. Kennedy. Died, of colon cancer, in South Woodstock, Woodstock, Windsor County, Vt., May 2, 2004 (age about 89 years). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1949 to Barbara Higgins.


    Rock Hill Cemetery
    Foxboro, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Bruce Barton (1886-1967) — also known as "Advertiser"; "The Advertising King"; "The Great Repealer" — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Robbins, Scott County, Tenn., August 5, 1886. Republican. Author; newspaper editor; U.S. Representative from New York 17th District, 1937-41; derided by Franklin Roosevelt as one of "Martin, Barton, and Fish", three Republican opponents of his New Deal policies; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1940, 1944; candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1940; a founder of the Batten, Barton, Durstine and Osborn (BBDO) advertising agency. Congregationalist. Member, Alpha Delta Phi; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., July 5, 1967 (age 80 years, 334 days). Interment at Rock Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rev. William E. Barton and Esther Treat (Bushnell) Barton; married, October 2, 1913, to Esther M. Randall (died 1951).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Prospect Hill Cemetery
    Millis, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Christian Archibald Herter (1895-1966) — also known as Christian A. Herter — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Millis, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Paris, France of American parents, March 28, 1895. Republican. Personal assistant to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover, 1921-24; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1931-43; Speaker of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1939-43; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1932, 1940, 1948, 1952 (member, Resolutions Committee; speaker), 1956; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 10th District, 1943-53; Governor of Massachusetts, 1953-57; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1956; U.S. Secretary of State, 1959-61. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Received the Medal of Freedom in 1961. Died December 30, 1966 (age 71 years, 277 days). Interment at Prospect Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Adele (McGinnis) Herter and Albert Herter (1871-1950; artist); married, August 25, 1917, to Mary Caroline Pratt (1895-1980); father of Christian Archibald Herter, Jr. (1919-2007).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier


    Milton Cemetery
    211 Centre Street
    Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
    Founded 1672
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      James Anthony Burke (1910-1983) — also known as James A. Burke — of Milton, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., March 30, 1910. Democrat. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1937-43; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1959-79 (13th District 1959-63, 11th District 1963-79); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1960, 1964. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 13, 1983 (age 73 years, 197 days). Interment at Milton Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Margaret Ethel Grant (c.1910-1964).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Wendell Phillips Wendell Phillips (1811-1884) — Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., November 29, 1811. Lawyer; abolitionist; orator; candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1870 (Labor Reform), 1877 (Greenback). English ancestry. Member, American Anti-Slavery Society. Died, from heart disease, in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., February 2, 1884 (age 72 years, 65 days). Interment at Milton Cemetery; statue erected 1915 at Boston Public Garden, Boston, Mass.
      Relatives: Son of John Phillips (1770-1823) and Sarah (Walley) Phillips.
      Wendell Phillips High School (opened 1904), in Chicago, Illinois, is named for him.  — Wendell Phillips School (opened 1890, closed 1950) in Washington, D.C., is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: William C. Roberts, Leading Orators (1884)
      Frederick Oakes Houghton (1860-1939) — also known as Frederick O. Houghton — of Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass.; Milton, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Somerville, Middlesex County, Mass., June 15, 1860. Steamship agent; Vice-Consul for Mexico in Boston, Mass., 1897-1901. Died in Milton, Norfolk County, Mass., April 7, 1939 (age 78 years, 296 days). Interment at Milton Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Francis Houghton (1821-1880) and Martha Richardson (Oakes) Houghton (1823-1909); married to Mary Irwin Laughlin (1871-1961).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William P. Homans, Jr. (c.1922-1997) — of Massachusetts. Born in Canton, Norfolk County, Mass., about 1922. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1963-65. Persuaded Massachusetts' high court to strike down the death penalty. Died at a nursing home in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., February 7, 1997 (age about 75 years). Interment at Milton Cemetery.
      Relatives: Nephew of Henry Parkman, Jr. (1894-1958); cousin *** of Endicott Peabody.
      Political family: Peabody-Parkman family of Massachusetts.


    Needham Cemetery
    Needham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      William Henry Carter (1864-1955) — also known as William H. Carter — of Needham Heights, Needham, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Needham Heights, Needham, Norfolk County, Mass., June 15, 1864. Republican. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1906; member of Massachusetts Republican State Committee, 1907-08; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 13th District, 1915-19. Died in Needham, Norfolk County, Mass., April 23, 1955 (age 90 years, 312 days). Interment at Needham Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Carter and Martha (Lee) Carter; married, June 1, 1892, to Miss Taylor.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Highland Cemetery
    Norwood, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Frank Gilman Allen (1874-1950) — also known as Frank G. Allen — of Norwood, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Lynn, Essex County, Mass., October 6, 1874. Republican. Chairman of Winslow Brothers & Smith, leather and wool manufacturers; director of banks and insurance firms; trustee of Norwood Hospital; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1918-19; member of Massachusetts state senate Norfolk District, 1921-24; Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1925-29; Governor of Massachusetts, 1929-31; defeated, 1930; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1932. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Moose; Union League. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 9, 1950 (age 76 years, 3 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frank Mitchell Allen and Abbie L. (Gilman) Allen; married, December 2, 1897, to Clara H. Winslow (died 1924); married, November 26, 1927, to Eleanor H. Wallace.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Hancock Cemetery
    Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
    George Washington Adams George Washington Adams (1801-1829) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Berlin, Germany, April 12, 1801. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1826. En route to New York City aboard the Benjamin Franklin, he apparently killed himself by jumping from the ship and drowning, in Long Island Sound, June 9, 1829 (age 28 years, 58 days). His body washed ashore a few days later. Interment at Hancock Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: George Washington
      Relatives: Son of John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) and Louisa Catherine (Johnson) Adams (1775-1852); brother of Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886); married to Mary Freeland; uncle of John Quincy Adams (1833-1894) and Brooks Adams; grandson of John Adams and Joshua Johnson; grandnephew of Thomas Johnson; granduncle of Charles Francis Adams (1866-1954); great-granduncle of Thomas Boylston Adams; first cousin once removed of William Cranch (1769-1855); second cousin of Bradley Tyler Johnson; second cousin twice removed of Samuel Adams; third cousin once removed of Joseph Allen and Edward M. Chapin; third cousin twice removed of Samuel Sewall, Josiah Quincy and Arthur Chapin; fourth cousin of John Milton Thayer; fourth cousin once removed of Jeremiah Mason, Josiah Quincy, Jr., George Bailey Loring and William Vincent Wells.
      Political families: Sewall-Adams-Cony family of Maine; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: National Park Service
    Politicians formerly buried here:
    John Adams John Adams (1735-1826) — also known as "His Rotundity"; "The Duke of Braintree"; "American Cato"; "Old Sink and Swim"; "The Colossus of Independence"; "Father of the American Navy" — of Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Braintree (part now in Quincy), Norfolk County, Mass., October 30, 1735. Lawyer; Delegate to Continental Congress from Massachusetts, 1774-78; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; U.S. Minister to Netherlands, 1781-88; Great Britain, 1785-88; Vice President of the United States, 1789-97; President of the United States, 1797-1801; defeated (Federalist), 1800; delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1820. Unitarian. English ancestry. Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1900. Died in Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass., July 4, 1826 (age 90 years, 247 days). Original interment at Hancock Cemetery; reinterment at United First Parish Church.
      Relatives: Son of John Adams (1691-1761) and Susanna (Boylston) Adams (1699-1797); married, October 25, 1764, to Abigail Smith (1744-1818; aunt of William Cranch); father of Abigail Amelia Adams (1765-1813; who married William Stephens Smith) and John Quincy Adams (1767-1848); grandfather of George Washington Adams and Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886); great-grandfather of John Quincy Adams (1833-1894) and Brooks Adams; second great-grandfather of Charles Francis Adams (1866-1954); third great-grandfather of Thomas Boylston Adams; first cousin thrice removed of Edward M. Chapin; first cousin four times removed of Arthur Chapin; first cousin six times removed of Denwood Lynn Chapin; second cousin of Samuel Adams; second cousin once removed of Joseph Allen; second cousin twice removed of John Milton Thayer; second cousin thrice removed of William Vincent Wells; second cousin four times removed of Lyman Kidder Bass, Daniel T. Hayden, Arthur Laban Bates and Almur Stiles Whiting; second cousin five times removed of Charles Grenfill Washburn, Lyman Metcalfe Bass and Emerson Richard Boyles; third cousin once removed of Jeremiah Mason and George Bailey Loring; third cousin twice removed of Asahel Otis, Erastus Fairbanks, Charles Stetson, Henry Brewster Stanton, Charles Adams, Jr., Isaiah Stetson, Joshua Perkins, Eli Thayer and Bailey Frye Adams; third cousin thrice removed of Day Otis Kellogg, Dwight Kellogg, Caleb Stetson (1801-1885), Oakes Ames, Oliver Ames, Jr., Benjamin W. Waite, Alfred Elisha Ames, George Otis Fairbanks, Austin Wells Holden, Horace Fairbanks, Ebenezer Oliver Grosvenor, Joseph Washburn Yates, Augustus Brown Reed Sprague, Franklin Fairbanks, Erskine Mason Phelps, Arthur Newton Holden, John Alden Thayer, Irving Hall Chase, Isaiah Kidder Stetson and Giles Russell Taggart.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Kidder family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Adams counties in Idaho, Iowa, Miss., Neb., Ohio, Pa., Wash. and Wis. are named for him.
      Mount Adams (second highest peak in the Northeast), in the White Mountains, Coos County, New Hampshire, is named for him.
      Other politicians named for him: John Adams HarperJohn A. CameronJohn A. DixJohn Adams FisherJohn A. TaintorJohn A. GilmerJohn A. PerkinsJohn Adams HymanJohn A. DamonJohn A. LeeJohn A. SandersJohn Adams Hurson
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Books about John Adams: John Ferling, John Adams: A Life — Joseph J. Ellis, The Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams — David McCullough, John Adams — Gore Vidal, Inventing A Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson — John Ferling, Adams vs. Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800 — James Grant, John Adams : Party of One
      Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
    John Quincy Adams John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) — also known as "Old Man Eloquent"; "The Accidental President"; "The Massachusetts Madman" — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Braintree (part now in Quincy), Norfolk County, Mass., July 11, 1767. Lawyer; U.S. Minister to Netherlands, 1794-97; Prussia, 1797-1801; Russia, 1809-14; Great Britain, 1815-17; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1802; U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1803-08; resigned 1808; U.S. Secretary of State, 1817-25; President of the United States, 1825-29; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1831-48 (11th District 1831-33, 12th District 1833-43, 8th District 1843-48); died in office 1848; candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1834. Unitarian. English ancestry. Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1905. Suffered a stroke while speaking on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, February 21, 1848, and died two days later in the Speaker's office, U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., February 23, 1848 (age 80 years, 227 days). Original interment at Hancock Cemetery; reinterment at United First Parish Church; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
      Relatives: Son of John Adams and Abigail (Smith) Adams (1744-1818); brother of Abigail Amelia Adams (1765-1813; who married William Stephens Smith); married, July 26, 1797, to Louisa Catherine Johnson (1775-1852; daughter of Joshua Johnson; sister-in-law of John Pope; niece of Thomas Johnson); father of George Washington Adams and Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886); grandfather of John Quincy Adams and Brooks Adams; great-grandfather of Charles Francis Adams (1866-1954); second great-grandfather of Thomas Boylston Adams; first cousin of William Cranch; second cousin once removed of Samuel Adams; second cousin twice removed of Edward M. Chapin; second cousin thrice removed of Arthur Chapin; second cousin five times removed of Denwood Lynn Chapin; third cousin of Joseph Allen; third cousin once removed of Samuel Sewall, Josiah Quincy and John Milton Thayer; third cousin twice removed of William Vincent Wells; third cousin thrice removed of Lyman Kidder Bass, Daniel T. Hayden, Arthur Laban Bates and Almur Stiles Whiting; fourth cousin of Jeremiah Mason, Josiah Quincy, Jr. and George Bailey Loring; fourth cousin once removed of Asahel Otis, Erastus Fairbanks, Charles Stetson, Henry Brewster Stanton, Charles Adams, Jr., Isaiah Stetson (1812-1880), Joshua Perkins, Eli Thayer, Bailey Frye Adams and Samuel Miller Quincy.
      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).
      Cross-reference: John Smith — Thurlow Weed
      Adams counties in Ill. and Ind. are named for him.
      Mount Quincy Adams, in the White Mountains, Coos County, New Hampshire, is named for him.  — Mount Quincy Adams, on the border between British Columbia, Canada, and Hoonah-Angoon Census Area, Alaska, is named for him.
      Other politicians named for him: John Q. A. BrackettJohn Q. A. SheldenJ. Q. A. Reber
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Books about John Quincy Adams: Paul C. Nagel, John Quincy Adams : A Public Life, a Private Life — Lynn Hudson Parsons, John Quincy Adams — Robert V. Remini, John Quincy Adams — Joseph Wheelan, Mr. Adams's Last Crusade: John Quincy Adams's Extraordinary Post-Presidential Life in Congress
      Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)


    Mt. Wollaston Cemetery
    Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Josiah Quincy Josiah Quincy (1859-1919) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass., October 15, 1859. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1887-88, 1890-91; candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 2nd District, 1888; Massachusetts Democratic state chair, 1891-92, 1906; U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, 1893; mayor of Boston, Mass., 1896-1900; candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1901; delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1917; candidate for Massachusetts state attorney general, 1917. Member, Society of Colonial Wars. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., September 8, 1919 (age 59 years, 328 days). Interment at Mt. Wollaston Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Josiah Phillips Quincy (1829-1910) and Helen Frances 'Fanny' (Huntington) Quincy (1831-1903); married, February 17, 1900, to Ellen Francs Krebs (1862-1904); married, November 1, 1905, to Mary Honey (1872-1941; daughter of Samuel Robertson Honey); nephew of Samuel Miller Quincy; grandson of Charles Phelps Huntington and Josiah Quincy, Jr.; great-grandson of Josiah Quincy and Elijah Hunt Mills; first cousin five times removed of Benjamin Huntington; second cousin once removed of Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. and John Davis Lodge; second cousin twice removed of Charles Edward Phelps, William Amory Gardner Minot and George Cabot Lodge; second cousin thrice removed of Samuel Sewall; second cousin four times removed of Samuel Huntington, Henry Huntington and Gurdon Huntington; third cousin twice removed of Elisha Hunt Allen and Gouverneur Morris; third cousin thrice removed of Ebenezer Huntington, Samuel H. Huntington, Abel Huntington and Benjamin Nicoll Huntington; fourth cousin once removed of William Fessenden Allen and Frederick Hobbes Allen (1858-1937).
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Morris-Ingersoll family of New York and Connecticut; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Conger-Hungerford family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, October 1902
      Josiah Quincy, Jr. (1802-1882) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., January 17, 1802. Mayor of Boston, Mass., 1845-49; Independent candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1856. Died in Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass., November 2, 1882 (age 80 years, 289 days). Interment at Mt. Wollaston Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Josiah Quincy (1772-1864) and Elizabeth Susannah (Morton) Quincy (1774-1850); married 1827 to Mary Jane Miller (1806-1874); father of Samuel Miller Quincy; grandfather of Josiah Quincy (1859-1919); second cousin once removed of Samuel Sewall; third cousin twice removed of George Champlin; fourth cousin of John Quincy Adams and William Cranch (1769-1855); fourth cousin once removed of Christopher Grant Champlin, George Washington Adams and Charles Francis Adams.
      Political families: Sewall-Adams-Cony family of Maine; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Charles Francis Adams Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886) — also known as "C.F.A."; "A Whig of the Old School" — of Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., August 18, 1807. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1831; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1835-40; Free Soil candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1848; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1856 (Convention Vice-President; speaker); U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 3rd District, 1859-61; U.S. Minister to Great Britain, 1861-68; Democratic candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1876. French Huguenot ancestry. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., November 21, 1886 (age 79 years, 95 days). Interment at Mt. Wollaston Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) and Louisa Catherine (Johnson) Adams (1775-1852); brother of George Washington Adams; married, September 3, 1829, to Abigail Brown Brooks (1808-1889; sister-in-law of Edward Everett; niece of Benjamin Gorham; granddaughter of Nathaniel Gorham); father of John Quincy Adams (1833-1894) and Brooks Adams; nephew of Abigail Amelia Adams (1765-1813; who married William Stephens Smith); grandson of John Adams and Joshua Johnson; grandfather of Charles Francis Adams; grandnephew of Thomas Johnson; great-grandfather of Thomas Boylston Adams; first cousin once removed of William Cranch; second cousin of Bradley Tyler Johnson; second cousin twice removed of Samuel Adams; third cousin once removed of Joseph Allen and Edward M. Chapin; third cousin twice removed of Samuel Sewall, Josiah Quincy and Arthur Chapin (1855-?); fourth cousin of John Milton Thayer; fourth cousin once removed of Jeremiah Mason, Josiah Quincy, Jr., George Bailey Loring and William Vincent Wells.
      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 — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Image source: Humanities magazine, December 2011
    Charles Francis Adams Charles Francis Adams (1866-1954) — also known as "Deacon"; "Uncle Charlie" — of Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass.; Concord, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass., August 2, 1866. Republican. Lawyer; banker; mayor of Quincy, Mass., 1897-99; delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1917; U.S. Secretary of the Navy, 1929-33; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1936 (speaker). Unitarian. Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon; Alpha Delta Phi. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., June 10, 1954 (age 87 years, 312 days). Interment at Mt. Wollaston Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Quincy Adams (1833-1894) and Frances (Crowninshield) Adams (1839-1911); married, April 3, 1899, to Frances Lovering (daughter of William Croad Lovering); nephew of Brooks Adams; grandson of Charles Francis Adams; grandnephew of George Washington Adams; great-grandson of John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), Benjamin Williams Crowninshield and David Sears; great-grandnephew of Jacob Crowninshield and Benjamin Gorham; second great-grandson of John Adams, Nathaniel Gorham, Joshua Johnson and Jonathan Mason; second great-grandnephew of Thomas Johnson and Thomas Lindall Winthrop; fifth great-grandnephew of Fitz-John Winthrop; sixth great-grandson of John Winthrop (1606-1676); seventh great-grandson of John Winthrop (1588-1649); first cousin once removed of William Everett and Thomas Boylston Adams; first cousin thrice removed of William Cranch (1769-1855) and Robert Charles Winthrop; second cousin of Augustus Peabody Gardner; second cousin once removed of William Crowninshield Endicott, Leverett Saltonstall, Richard Saltonstall and George Cabot Lodge; second cousin twice removed of Bradley Tyler Johnson, William Amory Gardner Minot and William Lawrence Saltonstall; second cousin four times removed of Samuel Adams; third cousin thrice removed of Joseph Allen; fourth cousin once removed of Edward M. Chapin and John Forbes Kerry.
      Political families: Sewall-Adams-Cony family of Maine; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Image source: Library of Congress
      Samuel Miller Quincy (1832-1887) — of Louisiana. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., June 13, 1832. Lawyer; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; mayor of New Orleans, La., 1865. Died in Keene, Cheshire County, N.H., March 24, 1887 (age 54 years, 284 days). Interment at Mt. Wollaston Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Josiah Quincy, Jr. and Mary Jane (Miller) Quincy (1806-1874); uncle of Josiah Quincy (1859-1919); grandson of Josiah Quincy (1772-1864); second cousin twice removed of Samuel Sewall; third cousin thrice removed of George Champlin; fourth cousin once removed of John Quincy Adams and William Cranch (1769-1855).
      Political families: Sewall-Adams-Cony family of Maine; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Brooks Adams (1848-1927) — also known as Peter Chardon Brooks Adams — of Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass., June 24, 1848. Lawyer; author; delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1917; candidate for Massachusetts legislative seat. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., February 13, 1927 (age 78 years, 234 days). Interment at Mt. Wollaston Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886) and Abigail Brown (Brooks) Adams (1808-1889); brother of John Quincy Adams (1833-1894); married, September 7, 1889, to Evelyn Davis (daughter of Admiral Charles Henry Davis (1807-1877); sister-in-law of Henry Cabot Lodge); nephew of George Washington Adams; uncle of Charles Francis Adams (1866-1954); grandson of John Quincy Adams (1767-1848); grandnephew of Benjamin Gorham; granduncle of Thomas Boylston Adams; great-grandson of John Adams, Nathaniel Gorham and Joshua Johnson; great-grandnephew of Thomas Johnson; first cousin of William Everett; first cousin twice removed of William Cranch (1769-1855), Leverett Saltonstall and Richard Saltonstall; first cousin thrice removed of William Lawrence Saltonstall; second cousin once removed of Bradley Tyler Johnson; second cousin thrice removed of Samuel Adams; third cousin twice removed of Joseph Allen; third cousin thrice removed of Samuel Sewall and Josiah Quincy; fourth cousin of Edward M. Chapin; fourth cousin once removed of John Milton Thayer and Arthur Chapin.
      Political families: Sewall-Adams-Cony family of Maine; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Daniel O'Sullivan (c.1921-2000) — also known as Danno O'Sullivan — of Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., about 1921. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1953-60. Died, in Quincy Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass., October 6, 2000 (age about 79 years). Interment at Mt. Wollaston Cemetery.


    United First Parish Church
    Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
    John Adams John Adams (1735-1826) — also known as "His Rotundity"; "The Duke of Braintree"; "American Cato"; "Old Sink and Swim"; "The Colossus of Independence"; "Father of the American Navy" — of Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Braintree (part now in Quincy), Norfolk County, Mass., October 30, 1735. Lawyer; Delegate to Continental Congress from Massachusetts, 1774-78; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; U.S. Minister to Netherlands, 1781-88; Great Britain, 1785-88; Vice President of the United States, 1789-97; President of the United States, 1797-1801; defeated (Federalist), 1800; delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1820. Unitarian. English ancestry. Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1900. Died in Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass., July 4, 1826 (age 90 years, 247 days). Original interment at Hancock Cemetery; reinterment at United First Parish Church.
      Relatives: Son of John Adams (1691-1761) and Susanna (Boylston) Adams (1699-1797); married, October 25, 1764, to Abigail Smith (1744-1818; aunt of William Cranch); father of Abigail Amelia Adams (1765-1813; who married William Stephens Smith) and John Quincy Adams (1767-1848); grandfather of George Washington Adams and Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886); great-grandfather of John Quincy Adams (1833-1894) and Brooks Adams; second great-grandfather of Charles Francis Adams (1866-1954); third great-grandfather of Thomas Boylston Adams; first cousin thrice removed of Edward M. Chapin; first cousin four times removed of Arthur Chapin; first cousin six times removed of Denwood Lynn Chapin; second cousin of Samuel Adams; second cousin once removed of Joseph Allen; second cousin twice removed of John Milton Thayer; second cousin thrice removed of William Vincent Wells; second cousin four times removed of Lyman Kidder Bass, Daniel T. Hayden, Arthur Laban Bates and Almur Stiles Whiting; second cousin five times removed of Charles Grenfill Washburn, Lyman Metcalfe Bass and Emerson Richard Boyles; third cousin once removed of Jeremiah Mason and George Bailey Loring; third cousin twice removed of Asahel Otis, Erastus Fairbanks, Charles Stetson, Henry Brewster Stanton, Charles Adams, Jr., Isaiah Stetson, Joshua Perkins, Eli Thayer and Bailey Frye Adams; third cousin thrice removed of Day Otis Kellogg, Dwight Kellogg, Caleb Stetson (1801-1885), Oakes Ames, Oliver Ames, Jr., Benjamin W. Waite, Alfred Elisha Ames, George Otis Fairbanks, Austin Wells Holden, Horace Fairbanks, Ebenezer Oliver Grosvenor, Joseph Washburn Yates, Augustus Brown Reed Sprague, Franklin Fairbanks, Erskine Mason Phelps, Arthur Newton Holden, John Alden Thayer, Irving Hall Chase, Isaiah Kidder Stetson and Giles Russell Taggart.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Kidder family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Adams counties in Idaho, Iowa, Miss., Neb., Ohio, Pa., Wash. and Wis. are named for him.
      Mount Adams (second highest peak in the Northeast), in the White Mountains, Coos County, New Hampshire, is named for him.
      Other politicians named for him: John Adams HarperJohn A. CameronJohn A. DixJohn Adams FisherJohn A. TaintorJohn A. GilmerJohn A. PerkinsJohn Adams HymanJohn A. DamonJohn A. LeeJohn A. SandersJohn Adams Hurson
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Books about John Adams: John Ferling, John Adams: A Life — Joseph J. Ellis, The Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams — David McCullough, John Adams — Gore Vidal, Inventing A Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson — John Ferling, Adams vs. Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800 — James Grant, John Adams : Party of One
      Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
    John Quincy Adams John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) — also known as "Old Man Eloquent"; "The Accidental President"; "The Massachusetts Madman" — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Braintree (part now in Quincy), Norfolk County, Mass., July 11, 1767. Lawyer; U.S. Minister to Netherlands, 1794-97; Prussia, 1797-1801; Russia, 1809-14; Great Britain, 1815-17; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1802; U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1803-08; resigned 1808; U.S. Secretary of State, 1817-25; President of the United States, 1825-29; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1831-48 (11th District 1831-33, 12th District 1833-43, 8th District 1843-48); died in office 1848; candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1834. Unitarian. English ancestry. Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1905. Suffered a stroke while speaking on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, February 21, 1848, and died two days later in the Speaker's office, U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., February 23, 1848 (age 80 years, 227 days). Original interment at Hancock Cemetery; reinterment at United First Parish Church; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
      Relatives: Son of John Adams and Abigail (Smith) Adams (1744-1818); brother of Abigail Amelia Adams (1765-1813; who married William Stephens Smith); married, July 26, 1797, to Louisa Catherine Johnson (1775-1852; daughter of Joshua Johnson; sister-in-law of John Pope; niece of Thomas Johnson); father of George Washington Adams and Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886); grandfather of John Quincy Adams and Brooks Adams; great-grandfather of Charles Francis Adams (1866-1954); second great-grandfather of Thomas Boylston Adams; first cousin of William Cranch; second cousin once removed of Samuel Adams; second cousin twice removed of Edward M. Chapin; second cousin thrice removed of Arthur Chapin; second cousin five times removed of Denwood Lynn Chapin; third cousin of Joseph Allen; third cousin once removed of Samuel Sewall, Josiah Quincy and John Milton Thayer; third cousin twice removed of William Vincent Wells; third cousin thrice removed of Lyman Kidder Bass, Daniel T. Hayden, Arthur Laban Bates and Almur Stiles Whiting; fourth cousin of Jeremiah Mason, Josiah Quincy, Jr. and George Bailey Loring; fourth cousin once removed of Asahel Otis, Erastus Fairbanks, Charles Stetson, Henry Brewster Stanton, Charles Adams, Jr., Isaiah Stetson (1812-1880), Joshua Perkins, Eli Thayer, Bailey Frye Adams and Samuel Miller Quincy.
      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).
      Cross-reference: John Smith — Thurlow Weed
      Adams counties in Ill. and Ind. are named for him.
      Mount Quincy Adams, in the White Mountains, Coos County, New Hampshire, is named for him.  — Mount Quincy Adams, on the border between British Columbia, Canada, and Hoonah-Angoon Census Area, Alaska, is named for him.
      Other politicians named for him: John Q. A. BrackettJohn Q. A. SheldenJ. Q. A. Reber
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Books about John Quincy Adams: Paul C. Nagel, John Quincy Adams : A Public Life, a Private Life — Lynn Hudson Parsons, John Quincy Adams — Robert V. Remini, John Quincy Adams — Joseph Wheelan, Mr. Adams's Last Crusade: John Quincy Adams's Extraordinary Post-Presidential Life in Congress
      Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)


    Unknown Locations
    East Walpole, Walpole, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Francis William Bird — also known as Francis W. Bird — of East Walpole, Walpole, Norfolk County, Mass. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1856, 1864 (alternate), 1868; Liberal Republican candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1872; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1876. Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Father of Charles Sumner Bird (who married Anna J. Child); grandfather of Charles Sumner Bird, Jr. (1884-?).
      Political family: Bird family of East Walpole, Massachusetts.
      Anna Child Bird (b. 1856) — also known as Anna J. Child; Mrs. Charles Sumner Bird — of East Walpole, Walpole, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Worcester, Worcester County, Mass., January 12, 1856. Republican. Chair, Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association, 1917-19; delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1924 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); member of Republican National Committee from Massachusetts, 1924. Female. Episcopalian. Member, Daughters of the American Revolution. Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Daughter of Elisha Norwin Child and Elizabeth Humphrey (Martin) Child; married, October 19, 1880, to Charles Sumner Bird (son of Francis William Bird (1816?-?)); mother of Charles Sumner Bird, Jr..
      Political family: Bird family of East Walpole, Massachusetts.


    Woodlawn Cemetery
    Wellesley, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Wendell Arthur Garrity, Jr. (1920-1999) — also known as W. Arthur Garrity, Jr. — of Massachusetts. Born in Worcester, Worcester County, Mass., June 20, 1920. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, 1961-66; U.S. District Judge for Massachusetts, 1966-85. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association. Ordered the desegregation of Boston schools in 1974. Died, of cancer, in Wellesley, Norfolk County, Mass., September 16, 1999 (age 79 years, 88 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      William Russell Langdon (1891-1963) — also known as William R. Langdon — of Dedham, Norfolk County, Mass.; Wellesley, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Smyrna (now Izmir), Turkey, of American parents, July 31, 1891. Interpreter; U.S. Vice Consul in Yokohama, 1916-22; U.S. Consul in Antung, 1922-24; Tsinan, as of 1926; Mukden, as of 1927, as of 1938; Dairen, as of 1929-32; U.S. Consul General in Seoul, as of 1947. Died in Wellesley, Norfolk County, Mass., July 18, 1963 (age 71 years, 352 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Noah Allen Plympton (1841-1911) — also known as Noah A. Plympton — of Worcester, Worcester County, Mass.; Wellesley, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Mass., September 7, 1841. Watchmaker; jeweler; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1880; Massachusetts Democratic state chair, 1884; insurance business; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Ninth Norfolk District, 1905. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons. Died September 9, 1911 (age 70 years, 2 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1862 to Helen Marion Flint (1842-1920).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mt. Hope Cemetery
    Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      William Wallace Sampson (1841-1924) — also known as William W. Sampson — of Malden, Middlesex County, Mass.; Turner, Androscoggin County, Maine. Born in Turner, Androscoggin County, Maine, September 12, 1841. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; postmaster at Malden, Mass., 1890-99. Member, Freemasons. Died in Middleboro, Plymouth County, Mass., February 23, 1924 (age 82 years, 164 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elisha Sampson (1797-1847) and Sylvia (Gurney) Sampson (1802-1870); married, October 5, 1864, to Loreta Adelaide Loud (1845-1866); married to Emma B. Reed (1851-1924).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Old North Cemetery
    Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
    Politicians buried here:
      Raymond Percival Palmer (1895-1959) — also known as Raymond P. Palmer — of Braintree, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in East Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Mass., December 27, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1939-43, 1947-50; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1940; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II. Congregationalist. Died March 28, 1959 (age 63 years, 91 days). Interment at Old North Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Margaret L. Campbell (1892-1963).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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