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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Penobscot County

Index to Locations

  • Bangor Kenduskeag Parkway
  • Bangor Maple Grove Cemetery
  • Bangor Mt. Hope Cemetery
  • Bangor Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
  • Bradford Mills Cemetery
  • Dexter Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
  • Hampden Hampden Cemetery
  • Lincoln West Broadway Cemetery
  • Newport Riverside Cemetery
  • Old Town Forest Hill Cemetery
  • Old Town Lawndale Cemetery
  • Stillwater, Old Town Stillwater Cemetery
  • Plymouth Butman Cemetery


    Kenduskeag Parkway
    Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine

    Politicians who have monuments here:
    Hannibal Hamlin Hannibal Hamlin (1809-1891) — of Hampden, Penobscot County, Maine; Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Paris, Oxford County, Maine, August 27, 1809. Farmer; surveyor; compositor; lawyer; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1836-41, 1847; Speaker of the Maine State House of Representatives, 1837, 1839-40; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1840; U.S. Representative from Maine 6th District, 1843-47; U.S. Senator from Maine, 1848-57, 1857-61, 1869-81; Governor of Maine, 1857; Vice President of the United States, 1861-65; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1864, 1868; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1865-66; U.S. Minister to Spain, 1881-82. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, July 4, 1891 (age 81 years, 311 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery; statue at Kenduskeag Parkway.
      Relatives: Son of Cyrus Hamlin (1769-1829) and Anna (Livermore) Hamlin (1775-1852); brother of Elijah Livermore Hamlin; married, December 10, 1833, to Sarah Jane Emery (1815-1855; daughter of Stephen Emery); married 1856 to Ellen Vesta Emery (1835-1925; half-sister of first wife); father of Hannibal Emery Hamlin (1858-1938); granduncle of Isaiah Kidder Stetson; great-granduncle of Clarence Cutting Stetson; first cousin once removed of John Appleton; first cousin twice removed of Charles Sumner Hamlin; third cousin once removed of David Sears; fourth cousin of George Pickering Bemis; fourth cousin once removed of Henry Fisk Janes, John Mason, Jr., William Henry Harrison Stowell, Walter S. Bemis and Eldred C. Pitkin.
      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).
      Hamlin County, S.Dak. is named for him.
      The town of Hamlin, Maine, is named for him.  — The town of Hamlin, New York, is named for him.  — The city of Hamlin, Kansas, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS Hannibal Hamlin (built 1942, scrapped 1971) was named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
      Books about Hannibal Hamlin: Charles Eugene Hamlin, The Life and Times of Hannibal Hamlin — Mark Scroggins, Hannibal
      Image source: James G. Blaine, Twenty Years of Congress, vol. 2 (1886)


    Maple Grove Cemetery
    Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles A. Jellison (1894-1963) — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in 1894. Republican. Acting postmaster at Bangor, Maine, 1960-63. Died in 1963 (age about 69 years). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mt. Hope Cemetery
    U.S. 2
    Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine
    Founded 1834
    Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1974

    Politicians buried here:
    Hannibal Hamlin Hannibal Hamlin (1809-1891) — of Hampden, Penobscot County, Maine; Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Paris, Oxford County, Maine, August 27, 1809. Farmer; surveyor; compositor; lawyer; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1836-41, 1847; Speaker of the Maine State House of Representatives, 1837, 1839-40; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1840; U.S. Representative from Maine 6th District, 1843-47; U.S. Senator from Maine, 1848-57, 1857-61, 1869-81; Governor of Maine, 1857; Vice President of the United States, 1861-65; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1864, 1868; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1865-66; U.S. Minister to Spain, 1881-82. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, July 4, 1891 (age 81 years, 311 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery; statue at Kenduskeag Parkway.
      Relatives: Son of Cyrus Hamlin (1769-1829) and Anna (Livermore) Hamlin (1775-1852); brother of Elijah Livermore Hamlin; married, December 10, 1833, to Sarah Jane Emery (1815-1855; daughter of Stephen Emery); married 1856 to Ellen Vesta Emery (1835-1925; half-sister of first wife); father of Hannibal Emery Hamlin (1858-1938); granduncle of Isaiah Kidder Stetson; great-granduncle of Clarence Cutting Stetson; first cousin once removed of John Appleton; first cousin twice removed of Charles Sumner Hamlin; third cousin once removed of David Sears; fourth cousin of George Pickering Bemis; fourth cousin once removed of Henry Fisk Janes, John Mason, Jr., William Henry Harrison Stowell, Walter S. Bemis and Eldred C. Pitkin.
      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).
      Hamlin County, S.Dak. is named for him.
      The town of Hamlin, Maine, is named for him.  — The town of Hamlin, New York, is named for him.  — The city of Hamlin, Kansas, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS Hannibal Hamlin (built 1942, scrapped 1971) was named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
      Books about Hannibal Hamlin: Charles Eugene Hamlin, The Life and Times of Hannibal Hamlin — Mark Scroggins, Hannibal
      Image source: James G. Blaine, Twenty Years of Congress, vol. 2 (1886)
      John Appleton (1804-1891) — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in New Ipswich, Hillsborough County, N.H., July 12, 1804. Lawyer; justice of Maine state supreme court, 1852-62; chief justice of Maine state supreme court, 1862-83. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, February 7, 1891 (age 86 years, 210 days). Entombed at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Appleton (1763-1849) and Elizabeth (Peabody) Appleton (1778-1809); married 1834 to Sarah Newcomb Allen (1810-1874); married 1876 to Annie Greely; first cousin once removed of Nathan Appleton, James Appleton, William Appleton and Nathan Dane Appleton (1794-1861); first cousin twice removed of Arthur Taggard Appleton; second cousin of John Appleton (1815-1864); second cousin twice removed of John Brown; second cousin thrice removed of Leverett Saltonstall, Richard Saltonstall and Randolph Appleton Kidder; second cousin four times removed of William Lawrence Saltonstall; third cousin once removed of Ebenezer Huntington; third cousin twice removed of Daniel Parrish Witter; fourth cousin of Jabez Williams Huntington, John Brown Francis and Joshua Perkins; fourth cousin once removed of Edward Biddle, Charles Biddle, Enoch Woodbridge, John Appleton (1758-1829), Thomas Appleton, Timothy Pitkin, George Douglas Perkins and Albert Lemando Bingham.
      Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts; Appleton family of Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      John Andrew Peters (1822-1904) — also known as John A. Peters — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Ellsworth, Hancock County, Maine, October 9, 1822. Republican. Maine state attorney general, 1864-66; U.S. Representative from Maine 4th District, 1867-73; member of Republican National Committee from Maine, 1870-72; justice of Maine state supreme court, 1873-83; chief justice of Maine state supreme court, 1883-1900; resigned 1900. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, April 2, 1904 (age 81 years, 176 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Andrew Peters (1784-1864) and Sally (Jordan) Peters (1789-1878); brother of Ann Maria Peters (1819-1887; who married John Winthrop Jones (1817-1887)); married, September 2, 1846, to Mary Ann Hathaway (1826-1847); married, September 23, 1857, to Fanny Elizabeth Roberts (1838-1916); uncle of John Andrew Peters.
      Political family: Peters-Sargent family of Ellsworth, Maine.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Stetson Wilson (1873-1947) — also known as Charles S. Wilson — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, June 10, 1873. U.S. Minister to Bulgaria, 1921-28; Romania, 1928-33; Yugoslavia, 1933-34. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., July 29, 1947 (age 74 years, 49 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Franklin Augustus Wilson and Carolyn Pierce (Stetson) Wilson (1843-1924); grandson of Charles Stetson; grandnephew of Isaiah Stetson; great-grandnephew of Isaiah Kidder; first cousin once removed of Isaiah Kidder Stetson; second cousin of Clarence Cutting Stetson; second cousin twice removed of Caleb Stetson (1801-1885) and Luther Kidder; second cousin thrice removed of Ezra Kidder; third cousin twice removed of Lemuel Stetson, Arba Kidder and Joseph Souther Kidder; third cousin thrice removed of Ephraim Safford, Lyman Kidder and David Kidder.
      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 U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Israel Washburn, Jr. (1813-1883) — of Orono, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Livermore, Androscoggin County, Maine, June 16, 1813. Member of Maine state house of representatives, 1842; U.S. Representative from Maine, 1851-61 (6th District 1851-53, 5th District 1853-61); Governor of Maine, 1861-63. Universalist. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., May 12, 1883 (age 69 years, 330 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Israel Washburn and Martha (Benjamin) Washburn (1792-1861); brother of Elihu Benjamin Washburne, Cadwallader Colden Washburn, Charles Ames Washburn (1822-1889) and William Drew Washburn; married, October 24, 1841, to Mary Maude Webster (1824-1873); married 1873 to Robena Napier Brown (1838-1919); father of Charles Fox Washburn; nephew of Reuel Washburn; uncle of Hempstead Washburne, Robert Charles Washburn, William Drew Washburn, Jr. and Stanley Washburn; fourth cousin once removed of Charles Sumner and Dwight May Sabin.
      Political families: Washburn family of Raynham, Massachusetts; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Harris Merrill Plaisted (1828-1898) — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Jefferson, Coos County, N.H., November 2, 1828. Republican. Member of Maine state house of representatives, 1867; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1868 (member, Credentials Committee); Maine state attorney general, 1873-75; U.S. Representative from Maine 4th District, 1875-77; Governor of Maine, 1881-83. Died January 31, 1898 (age 69 years, 90 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Frederick William Plaisted (1865-1943).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    William D. Williamson William Durkee Williamson (1779-1846) — also known as William D. Williamson — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Canterbury, Windham County, Conn., July 31, 1779. Democrat. Lawyer; postmaster at Bangor, Maine, 1809-21; Governor of Maine, 1821; U.S. Representative from Maine at-large, 1821-23. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, May 27, 1846 (age 66 years, 300 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Image source: Maine State Archives/Maine Historical Society
      Frederick William Plaisted (1865-1943) — also known as Frederick W. Plaisted — of Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine. Born in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, July 26, 1865. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maine 3rd District, 1897, 1898; mayor of Augusta, Maine, 1906-08, 1910; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1908 (alternate), 1912; Governor of Maine, 1911-13; defeated, 1912; postmaster at Augusta, Maine, 1914-22. Died March 4, 1943 (age 77 years, 221 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Harris Merrill Plaisted (1828-1898).
    Charles A. Boutelle Charles Addison Boutelle (1839-1901) — also known as Charles A. Boutelle — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Damariscotta, Lincoln County, Maine, February 9, 1839. Republican. Shipmaster; served in the Union Navy during the Civil War; newspaper editor; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1876, 1888 (delegation chair); U.S. Representative from Maine, 1883-1901 (at-large 1883-85, 4th District 1885-1901); resigned 1901. Died in Waverly, Belmont, Middlesex County, Mass., May 21, 1901 (age 62 years, 101 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
      Samuel Freeman Hersey (1812-1875) — also known as Samuel F. Hersey — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Sumner, Oxford County, Maine, April 12, 1812. Republican. School teacher; lumber business; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1842, 1857, 1865; member of Maine Governor's Council, 1852-54; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1860, 1864; member of Republican National Committee from Maine, 1864-68; member of Maine state senate, 1868-69; candidate for Governor of Maine, 1870; U.S. Representative from Maine 4th District, 1873-75; died in office 1875. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, February 3, 1875 (age 62 years, 297 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Elijah Livermore Hamlin (1800-1872) — also known as Elijah L. Hamlin — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Livermore, Androscoggin County, Maine, March 29, 1800. Candidate for Governor of Maine, 1848, 1849; mayor of Bangor, Maine, 1851-52. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, July 16, 1872 (age 72 years, 109 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Cyrus Hamlin (1769-1829) and Anna (Livermore) Hamlin (1775-1852); brother of Hannibal Hamlin; father of Augustus Choate Hamlin; uncle of Hannibal Emery Hamlin (1858-1938); grandfather of Isaiah Kidder Stetson; great-grandfather of Clarence Cutting Stetson; first cousin once removed of John Appleton; first cousin twice removed of Charles Sumner Hamlin; third cousin once removed of David Sears; fourth cousin of George Pickering Bemis; fourth cousin once removed of Henry Fisk Janes, John Mason, Jr., William Henry Harrison Stowell, Walter S. Bemis and Eldred C. Pitkin.
      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).
      Samuel Thatcher (1776-1872) — of New Gloucester, Cumberland County, Maine; Warren, Knox County, Maine; Lincoln County, Maine; Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass., July 1, 1776. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1801-11; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts at-large, 1802-05; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1824. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, July 18, 1872 (age 96 years, 17 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George Washington Ladd (1818-1892) — also known as George W. Ladd — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, September 28, 1818. Merchant; U.S. Representative from Maine 4th District, 1879-83. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, January 30, 1892 (age 73 years, 124 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: George Washington
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Gregg Utterback (1872-1955) — also known as John G. Utterback — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Franklin, Johnson County, Ind., July 12, 1872. Democrat. Mayor of Bangor, Maine, 1914-15; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1932; U.S. Representative from Maine 3rd District, 1933-35; defeated, 1934. Congregationalist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Rotary; United Commercial Travelers. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, July 11, 1955 (age 82 years, 364 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Cousin *** of Hubert Utterback (1880-1942).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Charles Stetson (1801-1883) — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in New Ipswich, Hillsborough County, N.H., November 2, 1801. Democrat. Lawyer; municipal judge in Maine, 1834-39; member of Maine Governor's Council, 1845-48; U.S. Representative from Maine 6th District, 1849-51. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, March 27, 1883 (age 81 years, 145 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Simeon Stetson (1770-1836) and Elizabeth (Kidder) Stetson (1773-1864); brother of Isaiah Stetson; married, September 12, 1833, to Emily Jane Pierce (1815-1902); father of Caroline Pierce Stetson (1843-1924; who married Franklin Augustus Wilson); nephew of Isaiah Kidder; uncle of Isaiah Kidder Stetson; grandfather of Charles Stetson Wilson; granduncle of Clarence Cutting Stetson; second cousin of Caleb Stetson (1801-1885) and Luther Kidder; second cousin once removed of Ezra Kidder; third cousin of Lemuel Stetson, Arba Kidder and Joseph Souther Kidder; third cousin once removed of Ephraim Safford, Lyman Kidder and David Kidder; third cousin twice removed of John Adams, Emerson Wight, Harvey Edward Kidder, Clarence Patch Kidder and Alton Festus Hayden; fourth cousin of Jonathan Usher, Chauncey Fitch Cleveland, Alvan Kidder, James Safford, Francis Kidder, Ira Kidder, Pascal Paoli Kidder, Jefferson Parish Kidder and David Thayer Bunker; fourth cousin once removed of John Quincy Adams, Caleb Blodgett, Ira Chandler Backus, George Washington Greene, Orlando Burr Kidder, John Palmer Usher, Edward Green Bradford, William Aldrich, Adoniram Judson Kneeland, Francis Landon Cleveland, Bailey Frye Adams, Orestes Cleveland, Alfred Henry Littlefield, Henry Sabin, Lyman Kidder Bass, Robert Crawford Safford, Abner Coburn Cleveland, Robert Cleveland Usher, Nathan Parker Kidder, Silas Wright Kidder and Daniel S. Kidder.
      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 congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Francis Carr (1751-1821) — of Haverhill, Essex County, Mass.; Orrington, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Newbury, Essex County, Mass., December 6, 1751. Democrat. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1791-95, 1801-03, 1806-08; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1809-11; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 17th District, 1812-13; defeated, 1812. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, October 6, 1821 (age 69 years, 304 days). Original interment in unknown location; reinterment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of James Carr (1777-1818).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Hannibal Emery Hamlin (1858-1938) — also known as Hannibal E. Hamlin — of Ellsworth, Hancock County, Maine. Born in Hampden, Penobscot County, Maine, August 22, 1858. Republican. Lawyer; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1893-95; member of Maine state senate, 1899-1901; Maine state attorney general, 1905-08; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1924 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Member, American Bar Association. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, March 6, 1938 (age 79 years, 196 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Hannibal Hamlin and Ellen V. (Emery) Hamlin (1835-1925); nephew of Elijah Livermore Hamlin; grandson of Stephen Emery (1790-1863); first cousin once removed of Isaiah Kidder Stetson; first cousin twice removed of Clarence Cutting Stetson; second cousin of John Appleton; second cousin once removed of Charles Sumner Hamlin; third cousin twice removed of David Sears; fourth cousin once removed of George Pickering Bemis.
      Political family: Hamlin-Bemis-Stowell-Appleton family of Bangor, Maine (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Samuel H. Blake (c.1807-1887) — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born about 1807. Republican. Banker; Maine state attorney general, 1848; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1868. Died of pneumonia, in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., April 24, 1887 (age about 80 years). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Flavius Orlando Beal (1841-1922) — also known as Flavius O. Beal — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Monmouth, Kennebec County, Maine, June 2, 1841. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; worked in Maine Central Railway, 1862-74; hotelier; mayor of Bangor, Maine, 1892-94, 1896-98, 1903-04, 1913; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1899-1903; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1900. Unitarian. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, January 13, 1922 (age 80 years, 225 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Beal and Maria A. (Warren) Beal; married, December 7, 1865, to Lucy Jane Randall.
      John F. Woodman (c.1856-1932) — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, about 1856. Republican. Mayor of Bangor, Maine, 1907-10, 1915-19. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, July 24, 1932 (age about 76 years). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James S. Woodman and Mehitable Woodman.
      Isaiah Stetson (1812-1880) — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Hampden, Penobscot County, Maine, February 6, 1812. Republican. Merchant; lumber dealer; mayor of Bangor, Maine, 1859-62. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, June 30, 1880 (age 68 years, 145 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Simeon Stetson (1770-1836) and Elizabeth (Kidder) Stetson (1773-1864); brother of Charles Stetson; married 1851 to Eliza Griffin (1834-1866); married, December 3, 1867, to Sarah Jewett Griffin (1851-1920); nephew of Isaiah Kidder; uncle of Isaiah Kidder Stetson; granduncle of Charles Stetson Wilson and Clarence Cutting Stetson; second cousin of Caleb Stetson (1801-1885) and Luther Kidder; second cousin once removed of Ezra Kidder; third cousin of Lemuel Stetson, Arba Kidder and Joseph Souther Kidder; third cousin once removed of Ephraim Safford, Lyman Kidder and David Kidder; third cousin twice removed of John Adams, Emerson Wight, Harvey Edward Kidder, Clarence Patch Kidder and Alton Festus Hayden; fourth cousin of Jonathan Usher, Chauncey Fitch Cleveland, Alvan Kidder, James Safford, Francis Kidder, Ira Kidder, Pascal Paoli Kidder, Jefferson Parish Kidder and David Thayer Bunker; fourth cousin once removed of John Quincy Adams, Caleb Blodgett, Ira Chandler Backus, George Washington Greene, Orlando Burr Kidder, John Palmer Usher, Edward Green Bradford, William Aldrich, Adoniram Judson Kneeland, Francis Landon Cleveland, Bailey Frye Adams, Orestes Cleveland, Alfred Henry Littlefield, Henry Sabin, Lyman Kidder Bass, Robert Crawford Safford, Abner Coburn Cleveland, Robert Cleveland Usher, Nathan Parker Kidder, Silas Wright Kidder and Daniel S. Kidder.
      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
      Charles D. Crosby (c.1864-1939) — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born about 1864. Republican. Mayor of Bangor, Maine, 1924-26. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, October 1, 1939 (age about 75 years). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Bradford Harlow (1785-1868) — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in 1785. Whig. Mayor of Bangor, Maine, 1841-43. Died January 30, 1868 (age about 82 years). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Hollis Bowman (c.1801-1887) — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in New Hampshire, about 1801. Republican. Mayor of Bangor, Maine, 1856-58. Died in San Francisco, Calif., October 5, 1887 (age about 86 years). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Charles Fred Bragg (c.1850-1921) — also known as Charles F. Bragg — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Dixmont, Penobscot County, Maine, about 1850. Republican. Mayor of Bangor, Maine, 1887-89. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, September 11, 1921 (age about 71 years). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Joseph Bryant (c.1790-1863) — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born about 1790. Whig. Mayor of Bangor, Maine, 1845-46. Died March 31, 1863 (age about 73 years). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Rufus Dwinel (1807-1869) — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in 1807. Whig. Mayor of Bangor, Maine, 1838. Died September 29, 1869 (age about 62 years). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Henry E. Prentiss (c.1809-1873) — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born about 1809. Republican. Mayor of Bangor, Maine, 1870. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, July 1, 1873 (age about 64 years). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Joshua Wingate Carr (c.1796-1879) — also known as J. Wingate Carr — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Haverhill, Essex County, Mass., about 1796. Whig. Mayor of Bangor, Maine, 1839-40; postmaster at Bangor, Maine, 1849-53. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, August 18, 1879 (age about 83 years). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      William H. Brown (1822-1882) — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, 1822. Republican. Mayor of Bangor, Maine, 1879-80. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, November 23, 1882 (age about 60 years). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      William B. Hayford (c.1828-1887) — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Belfast, Waldo County, Maine, about 1828. Republican. Mayor of Bangor, Maine, 1876. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, February 8, 1887 (age about 59 years). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Charles Hayward (1812-1889) — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Readfield, Kennebec County, Maine, 1812. Whig. Mayor of Bangor, Maine, 1847-48. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, December 24, 1889 (age about 77 years). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Newell Blake (c.1810-1891) — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in New Hampshire, about 1810. Republican. Mayor of Bangor, Maine, 1874. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, August 31, 1891 (age about 81 years). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Frederick A. Cummings (1838-1899) — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, 1838. Democrat. Mayor of Bangor, Maine, 1883; postmaster at Bangor, Maine, 1887-90. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, December 12, 1899 (age about 61 years). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Samuel F. Humphrey (1822-1903) — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Londonderry, Rockingham County, N.H., March 8, 1822. Republican. Mayor of Bangor, Maine, 1884. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, March 12, 1903 (age 81 years, 4 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Augustus Choate Hamlin (1829-1905) — also known as A. C. Hamlin — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Columbia, Washington County, Maine, 1829. Republican. Mayor of Bangor, Maine, 1877-78. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, November 18, 1905 (age about 76 years). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elijah Livermore Hamlin (1800-1872).
      Political families: Appleton family of Massachusetts; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; 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).
      William Engel (c.1851-1909) — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Germany, about 1851. Republican. Mayor of Bangor, Maine, 1902. Died in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, December 19, 1909 (age about 58 years). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Joseph Parker Bass (1835-1919) — also known as Joseph P. Bass — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Randolph, Orange County, Vt., 1835. Democrat. Mayor of Bangor, Maine, 1873; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1888. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, March 27, 1919 (age about 83 years). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Edward Harward Blake (c.1856-1922) — also known as Edward H. Blake — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, about 1856. Republican. Mayor of Bangor, Maine, 1890. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, July 18, 1922 (age about 66 years). Entombed in mausoleum at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Albert Rufus Day (c.1861-1924) — also known as Albert R. Day — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Dixmont, Penobscot County, Maine, about 1861. Republican. U.S. Collector of Customs, 1909; mayor of Bangor, Maine, 1922-23. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, January 21, 1924 (age about 63 years). Cremated; ashes interred at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandfather of John Day Quine (1934-2011).
      James Swett Rowe (c.1835-1901) — also known as J. Swett Rowe — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, about 1835. Republican. Newspaper editor; Consul for Argentina in Bangor, Maine, 1870-1901. Died, from Bright's disease, in Greenville, Piscataquis County, Maine, August 13, 1901 (age about 66 years). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Moses Rowe (1781-1858) and Joanna Atwood (Swett) Rowe (1802-1903); married 1856 to Henrietta G. Gould (1834-1910).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Jefferson Stewart (1823-1890) — also known as Thomas J. Stewart — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Hartland, Somerset County, Maine, January 5, 1823. Grocer; commission merchant; shipbroker; Vice-Consul for Portugal in Bangor, Maine, 1864-90. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, March 6, 1890 (age 67 years, 60 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rachel (Lander) Stewart (1792-1868) and Joseph Stewart (1793-1860); married, June 8, 1851, to Mary Manton Dennison (1827-1899); father of Rowland Wardwell Stewart (1866-1904).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Rowland Wardwell Stewart (1866-1904) — also known as Rowland W. Stewart — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, December 29, 1866. Commission merchant; Vice-Consul for Uruguay in Bangor, Maine, 1894-1900; Consular Agent for Italy in Bangor, Maine, 1896-1901; Vice-Consul for Portugal in Bangor, Maine, 1900-01. Died, in Eastern Maine Insane Hospital, Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, September 29, 1904 (age 37 years, 275 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Jefferson Stewart (1823-1890) and Mary Manton (Dennison) Stewart (1827-1899); married, November 20, 1889, to Cara Arvilla Maloney.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Marcellus Emery (1830-1879) — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Frankfort, Waldo County, Maine, 1830. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1864. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, February 23, 1879 (age about 48 years). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Abner Rice Hollowell (1805-1879) — also known as Abner R. Hollowell — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Lubec, Washington County, Maine, 1805. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1856. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, March 12, 1879 (age about 73 years). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      John Spear Ricker (1816-1885) — also known as John S. Ricker — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in New Portland, Somerset County, Maine, January 8, 1816. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1876 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, November 7, 1885 (age 69 years, 303 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Levi Ricker and Betsey (Spear) Ricker; married, January 14, 1841, to Mary Ann Young (1820-1889).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Gorham L. Boynton (1806-1888) — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, 1806. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1864. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, January 12, 1888 (age about 81 years). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Wingate Franklin Cram (1877-1952) — also known as Wingate F. Cram — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, December 4, 1877. Republican. President, Bangor & Aroostook Railroad; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1932. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, October 4, 1952 (age 74 years, 305 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Franklin Webster Cram and Martha Cook (Wingate) Cram; married, June 20, 1905, to Anna E. Sabin.
      Gordon Dobson Briggs (1912-1954) — of Maine. Born in Pittsfield, Somerset County, Maine, August 24, 1912. Member of Maine state house of representatives, 1941-42; served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons. Died July 1, 1954 (age 41 years, 311 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
    Other politicians who have monuments here:
      James Carr (1777-1818) — of Massachusetts. Born in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, September 9, 1777. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1806-11; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 17th District, 1815-17. Drowned in the Ohio River, at Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., August 24, 1818 (age 40 years, 349 days). His body was apparently not recovered. Cenotaph at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Francis Carr (1751-1821).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Arthur Robinson Gould (1857-1946) — also known as Arthur R. Gould — of Presque Isle, Aroostook County, Maine. Born in East Corinth, Penobscot County, Maine, March 16, 1857. Republican. President of the Aroostook Valley Railroad, 1902-46; member of Maine state senate 16th District, 1921-22; U.S. Senator from Maine, 1926-31. Died in Presque Isle, Aroostook County, Maine, July 24, 1946 (age 89 years, 130 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Day Quine (1934-2011) — also known as John D. Quine — of Meriden, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, February 10, 1934. Republican. Mayor of Meriden, Conn., 1974-75. Died in Meriden, New Haven County, Conn., February 2, 2011 (age 76 years, 357 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Patrick Quine and Marion (Day) Quine; married to Sandy Whalen; grandson of Albert Rufus Day (1861?-1924).


    Mills Cemetery
    Bradford, Penobscot County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      Isaac Libbey (1813-1897) — of Bradford, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in North Berwick, York County, Maine, June 8, 1813. Merchant; lumber dealer; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1867; postmaster. Died in Bradford, Penobscot County, Maine, February 16, 1897 (age 83 years, 253 days). Interment at Mills Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Libbey (1786-1858) and Abigail Libbey (1790-1868); married, March 12, 1837, to Mary Worster (1816-1892); first cousin once removed of Llewellyn Libby; first cousin twice removed of Albanah Harvey Libby and Frederick Edwin Hanscom; second cousin thrice removed of Timothy Pickering; third cousin of Harrison Libbey; third cousin once removed of William F. Nason; third cousin twice removed of John Wingate Weeks (1781-1853) and Arthur H. Lord; fourth cousin once removed of Dudley Leavitt Pickman, Caleb Cummings Libby and Eugene Harvey Libby.
      Political families: Libby-Felt family of Maine; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts; Saltonstall-Weeks family of Massachusetts; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Vanderbilt-Tuck-Pickering-Webster family; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    Dexter, Penobscot County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      Ralph Owen Brewster (1888-1961) — also known as Owen Brewster — of Portland, Cumberland County, Maine; Dexter, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Dexter, Penobscot County, Maine, February 22, 1888. Republican. Lawyer; counsel for Chapman National Bank, Portland, Maine, 1914-25; member of Maine state house of representatives from Cumberland County, 1917-18, 1921-22; member of Maine state senate, 1923-25; Governor of Maine, 1925-29; U.S. Representative from Maine 3rd District, 1935-41; defeated, 1932; U.S. Senator from Maine, 1941-52; resigned 1952; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1956 (member, Credentials Committee). Christian Scientist. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Freemasons; Grange; Odd Fellows; Elks; Delta Kappa Epsilon. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., December 25, 1961 (age 73 years, 306 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Edmund Brewster (1858-?) and Carrie S. (Bridges) Brewster; married, April 20, 1915, to Dorothy Foss.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
      Edgar Leroy Jones (1853-1915) — also known as Edgar L. Jones — of Waterville, Kennebec County, Maine. Born in Dexter, Penobscot County, Maine, March 15, 1853. Democrat. Dentist; mayor of Waterville, Maine, 1891-93, 1906-07; defeated, 1905; Maine Democratic state chair, 1905; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1908; member of Democratic National Committee from Maine, 1912. Died, from Bright's disease, in Waterville, Kennebec County, Maine, July 24, 1915 (age 62 years, 131 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Hampden Cemetery
    Hampden, Penobscot County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      Thompson Henry Murch (1838-1886) — also known as Thompson H. Murch — of Rockland, Knox County, Maine. Born in Maine, 1838. Stonecutter; U.S. Representative from Maine 5th District, 1879-83. Died in 1886 (age about 48 years). Interment at Hampden Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    West Broadway Cemetery
    Lincoln, Penobscot County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles F. Plumly (1856-1945) — of Lincoln, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in 1856. Republican. Postmaster at Lincoln, Maine, 1899-1901. Died in 1945 (age about 89 years). Interment at West Broadway Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Riverside Cemetery
    Newport, Penobscot County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      Lewis Orin Barrows (1893-1967) — also known as Lewis O. Barrows — of Newport, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Newport, Penobscot County, Maine, June 7, 1893. Republican. Pharmacist; secretary of two insurance companies; member of Maine Governor's Council, 1927-33; member of Maine Republican State Committee, 1928; secretary of state of Maine, 1935-36; Governor of Maine, 1937-41. Baptist. Member, Beta Theta Pi; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Rotary; Lions; Kiwanis; Grange. Died in Pittsfield, Somerset County, Maine, January 30, 1967 (age 73 years, 237 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George M. Barrows and Theo (Jose) Barrows; married, April 25, 1917, to Pauline Marjorie Pomeroy (1893-1987); father of Edward Pomeroy Burrows (U.S. Army Captain, died from wounds in World War II action, 1944).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Forest Hill Cemetery
    Main Street
    Old Town, Penobscot County, Maine
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Ira Wadleigh (1795-1875) — of Old Town, Penobscot County, Maine. Born June 12, 1795. Whig. Postmaster at Old Town, Maine, 1825-37, 1843-49. Died August 27, 1875 (age 80 years, 76 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Lawndale Cemetery
    Old Town, Penobscot County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      Frederick W. Knowlton (1856-1925) — of Old Town, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Sangerville, Piscataquis County, Maine, 1856. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1908, 1916 (alternate). Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon. Died, of appendicitis, in Penobscot General Hospital, Old Town, Penobscot County, Maine, January 12, 1925 (age about 68 years). Interment at Lawndale Cemetery.


    Stillwater Cemetery
    Stillwater, Old Town, Penobscot County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      Ralph L. Perkins — of Orono, Penobscot County, Maine. Republican. Member of Maine state house of representatives from Penobscot County, 1919-20. Interment at Stillwater Cemetery.


    Butman Cemetery
    Plymouth, Penobscot County, Maine
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Butman (1788-1864) — of Dixmont, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Worcester, Worcester County, Mass., 1788. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; farmer; delegate to Maine state constitutional convention, 1820; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1822, 1826-27; U.S. Representative from Maine 7th District, 1827-31; member of Maine state senate, 1853. Died in Plymouth, Penobscot County, Maine, October 9, 1864 (age about 76 years). Interment at Butman Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Alphia Blaisdel.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


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