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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Montgomery County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Beallsville Monocacy Cemetery
  • Forest Glen St. John's Catholic Cemetery
  • Forest Glen St. John's Cemetery
  • Gaithersburg Forest Oak Cemetery
  • Rockville Parklawn Cemetery
  • Rockville Rockville Cemetery
  • Rockville St. Mary's Cemetery
  • Rockville Union Cemetery
  • Sandy Spring Sandy Spring Friends Cemetery
  • Silver Spring Gate of Heaven Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Montgomery County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Jeremiah Crabb (1760-1800) — of Maryland. Born in Frederick County, Md., 1760. Democrat. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1788-93; state court judge in Maryland, 1791-92; U.S. Representative from Maryland 3rd District, 1795-96. Died in Montgomery County, Md., February 19, 1800 (age about 39 years). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Monocacy Cemetery
    Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      James Edward Day (1914-1996) — also known as J. Edward Day — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill., October 11, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1952; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960; U.S. Postmaster General, 1961-63. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Kappa Psi. Implemented the ZIP code. Died, of a heart attack, in Hunt Valley, Prince George's County, Md., October 29, 1996 (age 82 years, 18 days). Interment at Monocacy Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Allmond Day (1869-1968) and Frances Edna (Wilmot) Day (1887-1954); married, July 2, 1941, to Mary Louise Burgess (1917-2012).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Waters Gilchrist (1936-1999) — also known as Charles W. Gilchrist; Charlie Gilchrist — Born in Washington, D.C., November 12, 1936. Lawyer; member of Maryland state senate 17th District, 1975-78; Montgomery County Executive, 1978; Episcopal priest. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Baltimore, Md., June 24, 1999 (age 62 years, 224 days). Interment at Monocacy Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Eleanor Yates (Waters) Gilchrist (1893-1951) and Ralph Alexander Gilchrist (1896-1983).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. John's Catholic Cemetery
    Forest Glen, Montgomery County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Daniel Carroll (1730-1796) — of Maryland. Born in Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, Md., July 22, 1730. Member of Maryland state senate, 1781-90; Delegate to Continental Congress from Maryland, 1781-83; signer, Articles of Confederation, 1781; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; U.S. Representative from Maryland at-large, 1789-91. Catholic. Member, Freemasons. Died in Rock Creek, Montgomery County, Md., May 7, 1796 (age 65 years, 290 days). Interment at St. John's Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Eleanor (Darnall) Carroll (1703-1796) and Daniel Carroll (1707-1754); uncle of Richard Brent; great-grandfather of Charles Holker Carroll; first cousin of Charles Carroll of Carrollton; first cousin four times removed of John Howell Carroll; first cousin five times removed of John Duffy Alderson (1896-1975); second cousin of Charles Carroll, Barrister; second cousin once removed of Thomas Sim Lee, Alexander Contee Hanson and Alexander Contee Magruder; second cousin twice removed of John Lee; second cousin thrice removed of John Read Magruder; second cousin four times removed of John Lee Carroll; third cousin twice removed of Reuben Handy Meriwether; third cousin thrice removed of Levin Irving Handy.
      Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Carroll-Hanson family of Maryland; Eisenhower-Nixon family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. John's Cemetery
    Forest Glen, Montgomery County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Frederick Nicholas Zihlman (1879-1935) — also known as Frederick N. Zihlman — of Cumberland, Allegany County, Md. Born in Carnegie, Allegheny County, Pa., October 2, 1879. Republican. Member of Maryland state senate, 1910-17; U.S. Representative from Maryland 6th District, 1917-31; defeated, 1914, 1930; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1928 (member, Resolutions Committee). Methodist. Died in Cumberland, Allegany County, Md., April 22, 1935 (age 55 years, 202 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Forest Oak Cemetery
    Gaithersburg, Montgomery County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Melvin Lee Ridgely (1900-1975) — also known as Melvin L. Ridgely — of Gaithersburg, Montgomery County, Md. Born in Montgomery County, Md., September 5, 1900. Democrat. Postmaster at Gaithersburg, Md., 1937-45 (acting, 1937). Died May 10, 1975 (age 74 years, 247 days). Interment at Forest Oak Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Towers Ridgely (1871-1928) and Carrie (Dwyer) Ridgely (1873-1965); married, July 31, 1923, to Mabel Virginia Sullivan (1902-1976).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Parklawn Cemetery
    Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Arthur Lewis Miller (1892-1967) — also known as Arthur L. Miller; A. L. Miller — of Kimball, Kimball County, Neb. Born near Plainview, Pierce County, Neb., May 24, 1892. Republican. Member of Nebraska unicameral legislature, 1937-41; candidate for Governor of Nebraska, 1940; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 4th District, 1943-59. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Elks; Knights of Pythias; Lions. Died in Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Md., March 16, 1967 (age 74 years, 296 days). Interment at Parklawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Reno Jesse Miller and Ada Mae (Berry) Miller.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Harold Orrin Lovre (1904-1972) — also known as Harold O. Lovre — of Hayti, Hamlin County, S.Dak.; Watertown, Codington County, S.Dak. Born in Toronto, Deuel County, S.Dak., January 30, 1904. Republican. Lawyer; member of South Dakota state senate 14th District, 1941-44; U.S. Representative from South Dakota 1st District, 1949-57; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1956. Member, Lambda Chi Alpha; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Elks. Died in Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Md., January 17, 1972 (age 67 years, 352 days). Interment at Parklawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1928 to Viola Florell.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Frank W. Kuehl (1894-1991) — of Fountain City, Buffalo County, Wis. Born September 14, 1894. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1924, 1928 (alternate). Died November 19, 1991 (age 97 years, 66 days). Interment at Parklawn Cemetery.


    Rockville Cemetery
    Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Elijah Barrett Prettyman (1891-1971) — of District of Columbia. Born in Lexington, Va., August 23, 1891. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 1945-62. Member, American Bar Association. Died August 4, 1971 (age 79 years, 346 days). Interment at Rockville Cemetery.
      Richard Johns Bowie (1807-1881) — also known as Richard J. Bowie — of Rockville, Montgomery County, Md. Born in Washington, D.C., June 23, 1807. Whig. Member of Maryland state senate, 1836-37; delegate to Whig National Convention from Maryland, 1839 (speaker); U.S. Representative from Maryland 1st District, 1849-53; candidate for Governor of Maryland, 1853; state court judge in Maryland, 1861-81. Died near Rockville, Montgomery County, Md., March 12, 1881 (age 73 years, 262 days). Interment at Rockville Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John G. England — of Rockville, Montgomery County, Md. Republican. Postmaster at Rockville, Md., 1870-85; mayor of Rockville, Md., 1894-96. Interment at Rockville Cemetery.
      John Trumbull Garvin (1892-1943) — also known as John T. Garvin — Born, of American parents, in Valparaiso, Chile, July 29, 1892. Importer and exporter; U.S. Vice Consul in Valparaiso, 1916-20, 1921-27, 1928-33; Magallanes, 1927-28; Santiago, as of 1938-40. Died in Washington, D.C., April 26, 1943 (age 50 years, 271 days). Interment at Rockville Cemetery.
      Epitaph: "Beloved Husband and Father."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Mary's Cemetery
    Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Patrick Tumulty (1879-1954) — also known as Joseph P. Tumulty — of Hudson County, N.J. Born in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., May 5, 1879. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Hudson County, 1907-10; private secretary to Woodrow Wilson, as governor in 1911-12, and as president in 1913-21. Irish ancestry. Died in 1954 (age about 75 years). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1904 to Mary Byrne.


    Union Cemetery
    Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland
    Politicians buried here:
    John McDonald John McDonald (1837-1917) — of Rockville, Montgomery County, Md. Born in County Kerry, Ireland, May 24, 1837. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1882; U.S. Representative from Maryland 6th District, 1897-99. Episcopalian. Died in Rockville, Montgomery County, Md., January 30, 1917 (age 79 years, 251 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
      Walter Perry Johnson (1887-1946) — also known as Walter P. Johnson — of Germantown, Montgomery County, Md. Born near Humboldt, Allen County, Kan., November 6, 1887. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 6th District, 1940. Professional baseball pitcher with Washington Senators, 1907-27; won 417 games, second only to Cy Young; held major league record in career strikeouts (3508) from 1921 until 1983; holds record for career shutouts (110) and other records; was pitcher at the 1910 baseball game at which William H. Taft became the first President to attend Opening Day; also was manager of the Washington Senators and the Cleveland Indians; elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936. Died, of a brain tumor in Georgetown Hospital, Washington, D.C., December 10, 1946 (age 59 years, 34 days). Interment at Union Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of Edwin Ewing Roberts (1870-1933).
      See also NNDB dossier


    Sandy Spring Friends Cemetery
    17715 Meeting House Road
    Sandy Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland
    Founded 1754
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Harold LeClair Ickes (1874-1952) — also known as Harold L. Ickes — of Hubbard Woods, Cook County, Ill.; Winnetka, Cook County, Ill.; Olney, Montgomery County, Md. Born in Frankstown, Blair County, Pa., March 15, 1874. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1920; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1933-46; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1936, 1940, 1944; newspaper columnist. Presbyterian. Scottish and German ancestry. Member, American Civil Liberties Union; American Bar Association; Phi Delta Theta; Phi Delta Phi. Died, in Emergency Hospital, Washington, D.C., February 3, 1952 (age 77 years, 325 days). Interment at Sandy Spring Friends Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jesse Boone Williams Ickes and Martha Ann (McCune) Ickes; married 1911 to Anna Wilmarth Thompson; married, May 24, 1938, to Jane Dahlman; father of Harold McEwen Ickes; nephew by marriage of John Clarence Cudahy (1887-1943).
      Political family: Ickes family.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
    David Scull David Scull (1917-1968) — of Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Md. Born in Overbrook, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., September 16, 1917. Republican. Major in the U.S. Army during World War II; real estate business; chair of Montgomery County Republican Party, 1958-60; Maryland Republican state chair, 1962-64; candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland at-large, 1964; member and chair, Montgomery County Council, 1967-68. Prominent civil rights advocate; successfully fought for a Montgomery County law against racial discrimination in housing. Suffered a heart attack during the noon recess of a County Council meeting, in the Montgomery County Building, Rockville; never regained consciousness; died soon after in Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., January 23, 1968 (age 50 years, 129 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Sandy Spring Friends Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edward Marshall Scull (1880-1952) and Anna Price (Johnson) Scull; married 1942 to Elizabeth Lee (1924-1981; daughter of Edward Brooke Lee; sister of Blair Lee III (1916-1985); granddaughter of Francis Preston Blair Lee); second cousin twice removed of Samuel Scull; third cousin thrice removed of Edward Biddle, Charles Biddle and John Scull.
      Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Muhlenberg-Hiester family of Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
      Image source: Washington Post, January 24, 1968


    Gate of Heaven Cemetery
    13801 Georgia Avenue
    Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Ryan Byrne (1923-2014) — also known as Thomas R. Byrne — of Pennsylvania. Born in West Englewood, Bergen County, N.J., February 4, 1923. Historian; economist; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Norway, 1973-76; Czechoslovakia, 1976-78. Died in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., March 20, 2014 (age 91 years, 44 days). Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
    John B. Bennett John Bonifas Bennett (1904-1964) — also known as John B. Bennett — of Ontonagon, Ontonagon County, Mich. Born in Garden, Delta County, Mich., January 10, 1904. Republican. Lawyer; Ontonagon County Prosecuting Attorney, 1929-30, 1933-36; U.S. Representative from Michigan 12th District, 1943-45, 1947-64; defeated, 1936, 1938, 1940, 1944; died in office 1964. Member, Gamma Eta Gamma; American Bar Association; Rotary; Elks. Died in Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Md., August 9, 1964 (age 60 years, 212 days). Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James G. Bennett and Mary (Bonifas) Bennett; married, May 4, 1929, to Corinne Waldhuetter.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
      Herbert Sidney Bursley (1896-1961) — also known as Herbert S. Bursley — of Washington, D.C. Born in Washington, D.C., September 25, 1896. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Sofia, as of 1921-22; Constantinople, as of 1924; U.S. Consul in Guaymas, as of 1926-29; Izmir, as of 1932; U.S. Ambassador to Honduras, 1947. Died in Orlando, Orange County, Fla., February 27, 1961 (age 64 years, 155 days). Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Sidney Gile Bursley (1873-1949) and Mildred (Herbert) Bursley (1874-1964); married, June 2, 1924, to Robertina Mary Harty (1900-1993).
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Joseph O'Connor (1885-1960) — also known as John J. O'Connor — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Raynham, Bristol County, Mass., November 23, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 12th District, 1921-23; U.S. Representative from New York 16th District, 1923-39; defeated (Andrew Jackson), 1938; delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1936. Member, Phi Kappa. Died in 1960 (age about 74 years). Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Daniel B. O'Connor and Elizabeth A. (Gorman) O'Connor; married, April 26, 1916, to Grace Brennan.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Charles Francis McLaughlin (1887-1976) — also known as Charles F. McLaughlin — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., June 19, 1887. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1919-20; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 2nd District, 1935-43; defeated, 1942; U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia, 1949-64; took senior status 1964. Died in Washington, D.C., February 5, 1976 (age 88 years, 231 days). Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile
      Joseph Patrick O'Hara (1895-1975) — also known as Joseph P. O'Hara — of Glencoe, McLeod County, Minn. Born in Tipton, Cedar County, Iowa, January 23, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; McLeod County Attorney, 1934-38; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 2nd District, 1941-59. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion. Died in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., March 4, 1975 (age 80 years, 40 days). Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Patrick O'Hara and Catharine (Doyle) O'Hara; married, June 18, 1921, to Leila Lee White.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Joseph Sirica (1904-1992) — also known as John J. Sirica — of Washington, D.C. Born in Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn., March 19, 1904. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from District of Columbia, 1956; U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia, 1957-77; took senior status 1977. Italian ancestry. Died in Washington, D.C., August 14, 1992 (age 88 years, 148 days). Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
      See also federal judicial profile — NNDB dossier
      John Miller Baer (1886-1970) — of North Dakota. Born in Black Creek, Outagamie County, Wis., March 29, 1886. Civil engineer; farmer; cartoonist; postmaster; U.S. Representative from North Dakota 1st District, 1917-21; defeated (Non-Partisan League), 1920. Congregationalist. Died in Washington, D.C., February 18, 1970 (age 83 years, 326 days). Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Leo Joseph Callanan (1900-1982) — also known as Leo J. Callanan — of Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Md. Born in South Boston, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., January 18, 1900. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Genoa, 1924-26; Melbourne, 1926-27; Adelaide, 1926-29; Nassau, 1929-30; U.S. Consul in Port Said, as of 1931; Madras, as of 1932; Malaga, as of 1938; Oporto, as of 1940; Pernambuco, as of 1943; Victoria, as of 1947; U.S. Consul General in Hankow, as of 1949. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died, from chronic emphysema, in Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Md., January 5, 1982 (age 81 years, 352 days). Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edward John Callanan (c.1867-1948) and Helena Clare (Murphy) Callanan (c.1868-1951); married, February 20, 1935, to Helene English Bradley (1904-1996).


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