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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Knox County

Index to Locations

  • Camden Unknown location
  • Camden Mountain View Cemetery
  • Hope Hope Cemetery
  • Rockland Achorn Cemetery
  • Thomaston Elm Grove Cemetery
  • Thomaston Thomaston Cemetery


    Unknown Locations
    Camden, Knox County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      William Pennell Snow (1907-1986) — also known as William P. Snow — of Maine. Born in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, July 23, 1907. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Stockholm, as of 1938; U.S. Ambassador to Burma, 1959; Paraguay, 1961-67. Died in Rockport, Knox County, Maine, 1986 (age about 78 years). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of Donald Francis Snow (1877-1958) and Christine Lennox (Pennell) Snow (1884-1969); married to Ethel Lee Millard (1912-1997; daughter of Charles Dunsmore Millard).
      Political family: Floyd-Woodbridge-Edwards family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      James Crosby Hobbs (1879-1942) — also known as J. Crosby Hobbs — of Camden, Knox County, Maine. Born in Hope, Knox County, Maine, September 24, 1879. Democrat. Knox County Commissioner, 1907-12; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1908, 1936; Knox County Sheriff. Died, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, February 18, 1942 (age 62 years, 147 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of James Philbrick Hobbs (1835-1904) and Nancy Maria (Miller) Hobbs (1843-1907); married, October 8, 1910, to Annie Stewart Johnson.


    Mountain View Cemetery
    Camden, Knox County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Hall (1793-1859) — of Camden, Knox County, Maine; Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Methuen, Essex County, Mass., June 26, 1793. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; merchant; postmaster at Camden, Maine, 1830-33; U.S. Representative from Maine, 1833-37 (6th District 1833-35, 4th District 1835-37); candidate for mayor of Boston, Mass., 1849. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., December 31, 1859 (age 66 years, 188 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Farnham Hall and Sally (Bailey) Hall; married, March 17, 1816, to Mary Howe (daughter of Nathan Howe (1762-1851)).
      Political family: Howe family of Massachusetts.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ephraim Knight Smart (1813-1872) — of Belfast, Waldo County, Maine. Born in Searsport, Waldo County, Maine, September 3, 1813. Democrat. Member of Maine state senate, 1841; U.S. Representative from Maine 5th District, 1847-49, 1851-53; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1854; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1858. Died in Camden, Knox County, Maine, September 29, 1872 (age 59 years, 26 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ephraim Knight Smart (1788-1831) and Mary Hoyt (Cass) Smart (1791-1882); married to Sarah Robinson Thayer (1825-1858) and Rebecca Kingsbury Thayer (1826-1898).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Hope Cemetery
    Hope, Knox County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Dane (1778-1858) — of Kennebunk, York County, Maine. Born in Beverly, Essex County, Mass., October 25, 1778. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Maine at-large, 1820-23; member of Maine state legislature, 1820. Died in Kennebunk, York County, Maine, May 1, 1858 (age 79 years, 188 days). Interment at Hope Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Achorn Cemetery
    Old County Road
    Rockland, Knox County, Maine
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      William Titcomb Cobb (1857-1937) — also known as William T. Cobb — of Rockland, Knox County, Maine. Born in Rockland, Knox County, Maine, July 23, 1857. Republican. Lime manufacturing business; shipbuilder; president and receiver, Bath Iron Works; member of Maine Governor's Council, 1889; Governor of Maine, 1905-09; delegate to Maine convention to ratify 21st amendment from Knox County, 1933. Universalist. Died in Rockland, Knox County, Maine, July 24, 1937 (age 80 years, 1 days). Interment at Achorn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Francis Cobb and Martha J. (Chandler) Cobb; married, June 14, 1882, to Lucy C. Banks.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Obadiah Gardner (1852-1938) — of Rockland, Knox County, Maine. Born near Port Huron, St. Clair County, Mich., September 13, 1852. Democrat. Farmer; lumber business; candidate for Governor of Maine, 1908; U.S. Senator from Maine, 1911-13; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1912; delegate to Maine convention to ratify 21st amendment from Knox County, 1933. Universalist. Member, Grange; Odd Fellows. Died in Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, July 24, 1938 (age 85 years, 314 days). Interment at Achorn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Gardner and Mary (Stevens) Gardner; married, November 28, 1875, to Corinna A. Sherer.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Edgar Littlefield (1851-1915) — also known as Charles E. Littlefield — of Rockland, Knox County, Maine; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Lebanon, York County, Maine, June 21, 1851. Republican. Lawyer; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1885-88; Speaker of the Maine State House of Representatives, 1887-88; Maine state attorney general, 1889-92; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1892, 1896; U.S. Representative from Maine 2nd District, 1899-1908; defeated (People's), 1898; resigned 1908. Died, from an embolism ten days after surgery, in the Post-Graduate Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 2, 1915 (age 63 years, 315 days). Interment at Achorn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rev. William Hobbs Littlefield and Mary (Stevens) Littlefield; married, February 18, 1878, to Clara Ayer; third cousin twice removed of Nathaniel Swett Littlefield (1804-1882).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Nathan Allen Farwell (1812-1893) — of Rockland, Knox County, Maine. Born in Unity, Waldo County, Maine, February 24, 1812. Republican. Member of Maine state senate, 1853-54, 1861-62; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1860, 1863-64; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1864; U.S. Senator from Maine, 1864-65. Died in Rockland, Knox County, Maine, December 9, 1893 (age 81 years, 288 days). Interment at Achorn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Cousin *** of Owen Lovejoy (1811-1864).
      Political family: Lovejoy-Farwell family of Rockland, Maine.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edward Carleton Moran, Jr. (1894-1967) — also known as Edward C. Moran, Jr.; Carl Moran — of Rockland, Knox County, Maine. Born in Rockland, Knox County, Maine, December 29, 1894. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; insurance business; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1924, 1936; candidate for Governor of Maine, 1928, 1930; U.S. Representative from Maine 2nd District, 1933-37; member, U.S. Maritime Commission, 1937-40. Congregationalist. Member, Grange; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died in Rockland, Knox County, Maine, July 12, 1967 (age 72 years, 195 days). Interment at Achorn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edward Carleton Moran (1867-?) and Susie (Bunker) Moran.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      H. G. Berry (1824-1863) — of Rockland, Knox County, Maine. Born August 27, 1824. Democrat. Mayor of Rockland, Maine, 1856; general in the Union Army during the Civil War. Killed in battle at Chancellorville, Spotsylvania County, Va., May 3, 1863 (age 38 years, 249 days). Interment at Achorn Cemetery.


    Elm Grove Cemetery
    Thomaston, Knox County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Knox (1750-1806) — Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., July 25, 1750. General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; U.S. Secretary of War, 1789-94. Member, Society of the Cincinnati. He brought 59 cannon from Fort Ticonderoga to Dorchester, Mass., leading the British forces to evacuate Boston on March 17, 1776. Swallowed a small chicken bone that damaged his intestines, and died three days later of peritonitis, in Thomaston, Knox County, Maine, October 21, 1806 (age 56 years, 88 days). Interment at Elm Grove Cemetery.
      Knox counties in Ill., Ind., Ky., Maine, Mo., Neb., Ohio, Tenn. and Tex. are named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article
      John Ruggles (1789-1874) — of Thomaston, Knox County, Maine. Born in Westborough, Worcester County, Mass., October 8, 1789. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1823-31; Speaker of the Maine State House of Representatives, 1825-29, 1831; state court judge in Maine, 1831-34; U.S. Senator from Maine, 1835-41. Died in Thomaston, Knox County, Maine, June 20, 1874 (age 84 years, 255 days). Interment at Elm Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Jonathan Cilley (1802-1838) — of Thomaston, Knox County, Maine. Born in Nottingham, Rockingham County, N.H., July 2, 1802. Lawyer; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1831-36; Speaker of the Maine State House of Representatives, 1835-36; U.S. Representative from Maine 3rd District, 1837-38; died in office 1838. Killed in a duel by Representative William J. Graves of Kentucky, on the Marlboro Pike, in Prince George's County, Md., February 24, 1838 (age 35 years, 237 days). Interment at Elm Grove Cemetery; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
      Relatives: Brother of Joseph Cilley; nephew of Bradbury Cilley (1760-1831).
      Political family: Cilley family of Nottingham, New Hampshire.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier


    Thomaston Cemetery
    Thomaston, Knox County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward Robinson (1796-1857) — of Maine. Born in Maine, 1796. Member of Maine state legislature, 1830; U.S. Representative from Maine 3rd District, 1838-39; candidate for Governor of Maine, 1842, 1843, 1844. Died in 1857 (age about 61 years). Interment at Thomaston Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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