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Alpena County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Alpena County

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  • Alpena Alpena Cemetery
  • Alpena Evergreen Cemetery
  • Alpena Hebrew Benevolent Cemetery
  • Alpena Holy Cross Cemetery
  • Alpena Whispering Pines Cemetery


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    Alpena, Alpena County, Michigan


    Alpena Cemetery
    Alpena, Alpena County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      James L. Sanborn (1856-1938) — of Ossineke, Alpena County, Mich. Born in Sanborn, Niagara County, N.Y., March 17, 1856. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Alpena County, 1907-10; defeated (Independent Republican), 1910. Died in Ossineke, Alpena County, Mich., November 29, 1938 (age 82 years, 257 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Alpena Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lee Randall Sanborn and Julia (Crawford) Sanborn (1835-1901); married to Lorretta Roberts; father of Laura Sanborn (who married John David Bingham); third cousin once removed of Joshua Perkins; third cousin twice removed of Chauncey Fitch Cleveland; fourth cousin once removed of Ira Chandler Backus, Edward Green Bradford, Bailey Frye Adams (1825-1894) and Henry Sabin.
      Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Sargent-Arnold-Pike-Davis family of New Hampshire; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).


    Evergreen Cemetery
    Alpena, Alpena County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      William Alfred Comstock (1877-1949) — also known as William A. Comstock; Bill Comstock — of Alpena, Alpena County, Mich.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Alpena, Alpena County, Mich., July 2, 1877. Democrat. Builder and operator of electric railways, 1899-1922; president, State Savings Bank (Alpena), 1906-09; real estate business; mayor of Alpena, Mich., 1914; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1914-16; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1915; Michigan Democratic state chair, 1920-24; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1924, 1928, 1932; member of Democratic National Committee from Michigan, 1924-30; Governor of Michigan, 1933-34; defeated, 1926, 1928, 1930, 1934. Episcopalian. Member, Zeta Psi; Freemasons; Elks; Eagles. Died June 16, 1949 (age 71 years, 349 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William B. Comstock (1842-1905) and Myra (Rapelji) Comstock (1844-1921); married, April 22, 1919, to Josephine White.
      Cross-reference: Rudolph G. Tenerowicz — Willis M. Brewer
      Frank Douglass Scott (1878-1951) — also known as Frank D. Scott — of Alpena, Alpena County, Mich. Born in Alpena, Alpena County, Mich., August 25, 1878. Republican. Lawyer; Alpena County Prosecuting Attorney, 1905-08; member of Michigan state senate 29th District, 1911-14; U.S. Representative from Michigan 11th District, 1915-27; defeated in primary, 1926. Scottish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks. Died in Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla., February 12, 1951 (age 72 years, 171 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Henry William Harrington (1825-1882) — of Madison, Jefferson County, Ind. Born near Cooperstown, Otsego County, N.Y., September 12, 1825. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1860, 1868; U.S. Representative from Indiana 3rd District, 1863-65; defeated, 1864. Died in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., March 20, 1882 (age 56 years, 189 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Carl R. Henry (1887-1966) — of Alpena, Alpena County, Mich. Born in Au Sable, Iosco County, Mich., November 17, 1887. Democrat. Lawyer; Alpena County Prosecuting Attorney; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Alpena County, 1916; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 11th District, 1928; candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1930. Congregationalist. Member, American Bar Association; Rotary; Freemasons; Elks. Died, from an gastrointestinal hemorrhage, following duodenal ulcer surgery, in University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., December 13, 1966 (age 79 years, 26 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Roswell Henry (1856-1926) and Florence (Parshal) Henry.
      Frank Emerick (1847-1932) — of Alpena, Alpena County, Mich. Born in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., 1847. Republican. Lawyer; circuit judge in Michigan 26th Circuit, 1882-87, 1900-29; resigned 1929. Died in 1932 (age about 85 years). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Robert Henry Rayburn (1866-1944) — also known as Robert H. Rayburn — of Alpena, Alpena County, Mich. Born in St. Clair County, Mich., October 31, 1866. Democrat. Lumber dealer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Alpena County, 1913-14; defeated, 1914; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1920, 1924 (alternate), 1928, 1932 (alternate); candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 11th District, 1922; candidate for Michigan state senate 29th District, 1940. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in 1944 (age about 77 years). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Rayburn and Elizabeth (Steele) Rayburn; married 1902 to Elizabeth Mason Wilkinson.
      Otto William Bishop (1875-1966) — also known as Otto W. Bishop — of Alpena, Alpena County, Mich. Born in Alpena, Alpena County, Mich., December 17, 1875. Republican. President and manager, Alpena Fisheries Co.; coal dealer; insurance business; banker; candidate for mayor of Alpena, Mich., 1916; member of Michigan state senate 29th District, 1935-48; defeated in primary, 1932, 1948; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 11th District, 1947; chair of Alpena County Republican Party, 1950. Protestant. Member, Exchange Club; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Grange; Elks; Eagles. Died November 22, 1966 (age 90 years, 340 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of August F. Bishop and Bertha (Wischow) Bishop; married, September 18, 1902, to Viola Dunlop.
      John David Bingham (1884-1942) — also known as John D. Bingham — of Alpena, Alpena County, Mich. Born in Alpena, Alpena County, Mich., May 16, 1884. Republican. Superintendent, Michigan Alkali Company; manager, Huron Port Cement; director, Peoples State Bank; mayor of Alpena, Mich., 1930-40. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Eagles. Died, from kidney failure, June 14, 1942 (age 58 years, 29 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Bingham and Elizabeth Mulvena Bingham; married, June 10, 1911, to Laura Sanborn (daughter of James L. Sanborn; granddaughter of Lee Randall Sanborn (1831-1900)).
      Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
    Lemuel G. Dafoe Lemuel Grant Dafoe (1857-1946) — also known as Lemuel G. Dafoe — of Alpena, Alpena County, Mich. Born October 2, 1857. Republican. Postmaster at Alpena, Mich., 1898-1906; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1904; mayor of Alpena, Mich., 1910-14; defeated, 1914, 1916. Died September 27, 1946 (age 88 years, 360 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Image source: Alpena Argus, July 15, 1908
      Harlo E. Herron (1898-1965) — of Alpena, Alpena County, Mich. Born November 10, 1898. Mayor of Alpena, Mich., 1954-60. Died November 10, 1965 (age 67 years, 0 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Richard W. Piepkorn (1877-1959) — of Alpena, Alpena County, Mich. Born in Berlin, Germany, August 9, 1877. President, Peoples Bank of Alpena; half-owner of Great Lakes freighter; mayor of Alpena, Mich., 1940-44. Protestant. German ancestry. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Elks; Odd Fellows. Died October 16, 1959 (age 82 years, 68 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frederick Piepkorn and Ernestina (Musner) Piepkorn; married 1922 to Ruby J. Chapel.
      Charles Roswell Henry (1856-1926) — also known as Charles R. Henry — of Au Sable, Iosco County, Mich.; Alpena, Alpena County, Mich. Born in Lake Ridge, Macon Township, Lenawee County, Mich., December 29, 1856. Lawyer; member of Michigan state senate 29th District, 1885. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons. Died of apoplexy (cerebral hemorrhage), after a period of heart trouble, in Alpena, Alpena County, Mich., February 26, 1926 (age 69 years, 59 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Carl R. Henry (1887-1966).
      Alonzo B. Green (1860-1945) — of Green Township, Alpena County, Mich. Born in Dover (now part of Dover-Foxcroft), Piscataquis County, Maine, June 6, 1860. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1915-18, 1923-30 (Alpena County 1915-18, 1923-26, Alpena District 1927-30); defeated in primary, 1930; Republican candidate for Michigan state senate 29th District, 1918, 1934 (primary). Died in 1945 (age about 85 years). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Herbert A. Kurrasch (1897-1955) — of Alpena, Alpena County, Mich. Born in 1897. Mayor of Alpena, Mich., 1950-51. Died in 1955 (age about 58 years). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Richard Hector Deadman (1872-1962) — also known as Richard H. Deadman — of Alpena, Alpena County, Mich. Born in Clandeboye, Ontario, September 20, 1872. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; real estate business; Alpena County Clerk, 1909-12; Alpena County Treasurer, 1917-21; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Alpena District, 1939-50; defeated in primary, 1936, 1950, 1954. Episcopalian. English and Scottish ancestry. Member, Odd Fellows; Grange; Elks. Died in Alpena, Alpena County, Mich., January 13, 1962 (age 89 years, 115 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William H. Deadman (1832-1894) and Christina (McKay) Deadman; brother of John Flannigan Deadman (1868-1932); married 1901 to Lillie M. Rea (1878-1962).
      Walter W. Weinkauf (1894-1971) — of Alpena, Alpena County, Mich. Born September 16, 1894. Republican. Candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives from Alpena District, 1960; mayor of Alpena, Mich., 1967. Died September 29, 1971 (age 77 years, 13 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Donald M. Habermehl (1919-1971) — of Alpena, Alpena County, Mich. Born in Herron, Alpena County, Mich., January 25, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; Alpena County Prosecuting Attorney, 1949-54; chair of Alpena County Republican Party, 1952-58; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 11th District, 1952; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 29th District, 1954; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 29th Senatorial District, 1961-62. Protestant. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died June 17, 1971 (age 52 years, 143 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lawrence Habermehl and Vernie (Smith) Habermehl; married to Jean May.
      James D. Turnbull (d. 1900) — of Michigan. Candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 26th Circuit, 1899. Died in 1900. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Duncan Alex Cameron (1863-1936) — also known as Duncan A. Cameron — of Alpena, Alpena County, Mich. Born in Ontario, May 7, 1863. Democrat. Physician; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Alpena District, 1933-34; defeated, 1930, 1934. Scottish ancestry. Member, American Medical Association; Freemasons; Eagles. Died August 4, 1936 (age 73 years, 89 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Marie B. Comstock (1879-1961) — of Alpena, Alpena County, Mich. Born April 12, 1879. Democrat. Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1919. Female. Died May 24, 1961 (age 82 years, 42 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.


    Hebrew Benevolent Cemetery
    Alpena, Alpena County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Casper Alpern (1838-1906) — of Alpena, Alpena County, Mich. Born September 2, 1838. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1899; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1904. Jewish. Died April 19, 1906 (age 67 years, 229 days). Interment at Hebrew Benevolent Cemetery.


    Holy Cross Cemetery
    Alpena, Alpena County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Douville (1884-1959) — of Alpena, Alpena County, Mich. Born in Alpena, Alpena County, Mich., June 19, 1884. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Alpena District, 1931-32, 1935-38; defeated, 1932, 1938, 1954. Died May 10, 1959 (age 74 years, 325 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.
      Francis J. O'Donnell (1896-1961) — of Alpena, Alpena County, Mich. Born December 25, 1896. Democrat. Physician; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1940. Died November 2, 1961 (age 64 years, 312 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.


    Whispering Pines Cemetery
    Alpena, Alpena County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Harry Fletcher (1884-1956) — of Alpena, Alpena County, Mich. Born in 1884. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1948. Died in 1956 (age about 72 years). Interment at Whispering Pines Cemetery.


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