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Aroostook County
Maine

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Aroostook County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Eagle Lake St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
  • Houlton Evergreen Cemetery
  • Houlton Old St. Mary of the Visitation Church Cemetery
  • Houlton Soldiers Cemetery
  • New Canada Holy Family Catholic Cemetery
  • Perham Fairview Cemetery
  • Presque Isle Fairmount Cemetery
  • Van Buren Unknown location


    Private or family graveyard
    Aroostook County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      E. G. Dunn — of Aroostook County, Maine. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1864. Interment in a private or family graveyard.


    St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
    Eagle Lake, Aroostook County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      Michael Coughlin Burns (1875-1969) — also known as Michael C. Burns — of Eagle Lake, Aroostook County, Maine. Born in St. Sylvester, Quebec, May 9, 1875. Democrat. Lumberman; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1919-22, 1931-32 (Aroostook County 1919-22, Aroostook County (14th) 1931-32). Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Foresters; Maccabees. Died in May, 1969 (age about 93 years). Interment at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Burns and Mary (Coughlin) Burns; married, February 16, 1909, to Phoebe Martin.
      Claude Louis Martin (b. 1908) — also known as Claude Martin — of Eagle Lake, Aroostook County, Maine. Born in Eagle Lake, Aroostook County, Maine, March 9, 1908. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1948. Catholic. French Canadian ancestry. Interment at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Francois 'Frank' Martin (1854-1938) and Ozithe (Freeman) Martin (1869-1950); married, January 10, 1933, to Cynthia Clavette (1912-2005).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Evergreen Cemetery
    Houlton, Aroostook County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Putnam Barnes (1869-1951) — also known as Charles P. Barnes — of Norway, Oxford County, Maine; Houlton, Aroostook County, Maine. Born in Houlton, Aroostook County, Maine, October 12, 1869. Republican. School principal; superintendent of schools; lawyer; Oxford County Attorney, 1904-09; member of Maine state house of representatives from Aroostook County, 1917-22; Speaker of the Maine State House of Representatives, 1921-22; justice of Maine state supreme court, 1924-39; chief justice of Maine state supreme court, 1939-40; resigned 1940. Baptist. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; American Bar Association; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in Houlton, Aroostook County, Maine, December 14, 1951 (age 82 years, 63 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Isa A. (Putnam) Barnes (1838-1916) and Francis Barnes (1840-1893); married, August 19, 1896, to Annie Maud Richardson (1871-1951); father of George Butler Barnes (1904-1979).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ira Greenlief Hersey (1858-1943) — also known as Ira G. Hersey — of Houlton, Aroostook County, Maine. Born in Hodgdon, Aroostook County, Maine, March 31, 1858. Lawyer; Prohibition candidate for Governor of Maine, 1886; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1909-12; member of Maine state senate, 1913-16; U.S. Representative from Maine 4th District, 1917-29; Aroostook County Probate Judge, 1934-42. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks. Died in Washington, D.C., May 6, 1943 (age 85 years, 36 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel B. Hersey and Elizabeth (White) Hersey; married, January 6, 1884, to Annie Dillen.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Shepard Cary (1805-1866) — of Maine. Born in New Salem, Franklin County, Mass., July 3, 1805. Lumber and timber business; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1832-33, 1839-42, 1848-49, 1862; member of Maine state senate, 1843, 1850-53; U.S. Representative from Maine 7th District, 1844-45; Liberty candidate for Governor of Maine, 1854. Died in Houlton, Aroostook County, Maine, August 9, 1866 (age 61 years, 37 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James Putnam Archibald (1912-2006) — also known as James P. Archibald — of Houlton, Aroostook County, Maine. Born in Houlton, Aroostook County, Maine, May 17, 1912. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1948; justice of Maine state supreme court, 1971-80. Died May 28, 2006 (age 94 years, 11 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Bernard Archibald (1881-1942) and Emma Ruth (Putnam) Archibald (1884-1948); married to Leta Kitchen (1912-2000).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Butler Barnes (1904-1979) — also known as George B. Barnes — of Houlton, Aroostook County, Maine. Born in Norway, Oxford County, Maine, October 17, 1904. Republican. Lawyer; Aroostook County State's Attorney, 1933-39; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1943-46; Speaker of the Maine State House of Representatives, 1945-46; member of Maine state senate, 1947-51; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1952. Baptist. Member, Lions; Elks; Freemasons; Delta Kappa Epsilon. Died in Houlton, Aroostook County, Maine, August 8, 1979 (age 74 years, 295 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Putnam Barnes (1869-1951) and Annie (Richardson) Barnes; married to Ada Flora Wheeler (1907-2001).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Old St. Mary of the Visitation Church Cemetery
    112 Military Street
    Houlton, Aroostook County, Maine
    Founded 1839
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      John B. Madigan (1864-1918) — of Houlton, Aroostook County, Maine. Born in Houlton, Aroostook County, Maine, January 24, 1864. Justice of Maine state supreme court, 1916-18; died in office 1918. Died in Houlton, Aroostook County, Maine, January 19, 1918 (age 53 years, 360 days). Interment at Old St. Mary of the Visitation Church Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Cottrill Madigan (1821-1879) and Maryanna (Whittier) Madigan (1828-1898); married to Lucia J. Rose (1866-1918).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Soldiers Cemetery
    Houlton, Aroostook County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      Benjamin Ames (1778-1835) — of Bath, Lincoln County (now Sagadahoc County), Maine. Born in Andover, Essex County, Mass., October 30, 1778. Lawyer; common pleas court judge in Massachusetts, 1811-14; delegate to Maine state constitutional convention, 1819; Governor of Maine, 1821-22. Died in Houlton, Aroostook County, Maine, September 28, 1835 (age 56 years, 333 days). Interment at Soldiers Cemetery.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Holy Family Catholic Cemetery
    New Canada, Aroostook County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      Belonie Hebert (1842-1918) — of Upper Madawaska (now part of Madawaska), Aroostook County, Maine. Born in Madawaska, Aroostook County, Maine, October, 1842. Republican. Farmer; postmaster at Upper Madawaska, Maine, 1889-93, 1901. Catholic. French ancestry. Died in New Canada, Aroostook County, Maine, November 22, 1918 (age 76 years, 0 days). Interment at Holy Family Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, July 28, 1867, to Ozithee 'Sophie' Gagnon (1845-1898).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Fairview Cemetery
    Perham, Aroostook County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      Clifford Guy McIntire (1908-1974) — also known as Clifford G. McIntire — of Perham, Aroostook County, Maine. Born in Perham, Aroostook County, Maine, May 4, 1908. Republican. U.S. Representative from Maine, 1951-65 (3rd District 1951-63, 2nd District 1963-65); candidate for U.S. Senator from Maine, 1964. Member, Farm Bureau. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, October 1, 1974 (age 66 years, 150 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Fairmount Cemetery
    174 Main Street
    Presque Isle, Aroostook County, Maine
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward Irving Waddell (1872-1941) — also known as Edward I. Waddell — of Presque Isle, Aroostook County, Maine. Born in 1872. Republican. Postmaster at Presque Isle, Maine, 1922-35. Died in 1941 (age about 69 years). Interment at Fairmount Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Unknown Location
    Van Buren, Aroostook County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      Elmer H. Violette (c.1921-2000) — of Maine. Born in Van Buren, Aroostook County, Maine, about 1921. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Maine state house of representatives; elected 1942, 1946; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; member of Maine state senate; elected 1964, 1968; candidate for U.S. Senator from Maine, 1966; candidate for U.S. Representative from Maine 2nd District, 1972; superior court judge in Maine, 1973-81; justice of Maine state supreme court, 1981-86. Injured in an automobile accident and died ten days later, in Cary Medical Center, Caribou, Aroostook County, Maine, June 18, 2000 (age about 79 years). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Father of Paul Violette (1950?-).


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