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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Branch County

Index to Locations

  • Bronson Township Adams Cemetery
  • Coldwater Oak Grove Cemetery
  • Union City Unknown location
  • Union City Riverside Cemetery


    Adams Cemetery
    Bronson Township, Branch County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Wales Adams (1804-1879) — of Branch County, Mich. Born in Medway, Norfolk County, Mass., March 2, 1804. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Branch County, 1844-45; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention, 1850. Died in Bronson Township, Branch County, Mich., November 2, 1879 (age 75 years, 245 days). Interment at Adams Cemetery.


    Oak Grove Cemetery
    (formerly Oak Hill Cemetery)
    Coldwater, Branch County, Michigan
    Founded 1854
    Politicians buried here:
      Clinton Bowen Fisk (1828-1890) — also known as Clinton B. Fisk — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich.; New Jersey. Born in York, Livingston County, N.Y., December 8, 1828. Merchant; miller; banker; insurance business; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; Prohibition candidate for President of the United States, 1888. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., July 9, 1890 (age 61 years, 213 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Bigford e Fisk and Lydia (Aldrich) Fisk; married 1850 to Jeannette Crippen.
      Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, is named for him.  — Clinton B. Fisk Avenue, in Westerleigh, Staten Island, New York, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Cyrus G. Luce Cyrus Gray Luce (1824-1905) — also known as Cyrus G. Luce — of Gilead Township, Branch County, Mich.; Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Windsor, Ashtabula County, Ohio, July 2, 1824. Whig candidate for Indiana state house of representatives, 1848; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Branch County 2nd District, 1855-56; Branch County Treasurer, 1859-62; member of Michigan state senate, 1865-68 (15th District 1865-66, 13th District 1867-68); delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention, 1867; member of Michigan state board of agriculture, 1885-86; resigned 1886; Governor of Michigan, 1887-90. Presbyterian. Member, Grange. Died in Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., March 18, 1905 (age 80 years, 259 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Walter W. Luce (1794-1872) and Mary M. (Gray) Luce (1803-1879); married, August 29, 1849, to Julia A. Dickinson (1829-1882); married 1883 to Mary E. Thompson.
      Luce County, Mich. is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
      Lewis Cass, Jr. (c.1814-1878) — Born about 1814. U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Papal States, 1849-54; U.S. Minister to Papal States, 1854-58. Died in 1878 (age about 64 years). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      John Gibson Parkhurst (1824-1906) — also known as John G. Parkhurst — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Oneida Castle, Oneida County, N.Y., April 17, 1824. Democrat. Lawyer; insurance business; Branch County Prosecuting Attorney, 1852-55; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1860 (Convention Secretary), 1888 (member, Credentials Committee; speaker); general in the Union Army during the Civil War; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1868; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1872; candidate for Michigan state treasurer, 1875; U.S. Minister to Belgium, 1888-89; postmaster at Coldwater, Mich., 1894-98. Episcopalian. English and Scottish ancestry. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Loyal Legion; American Bar Association. Died in Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., May 6, 1906 (age 82 years, 19 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Stephen Parkhurst and Sally (Gibson) Parkhurst; married 1852 to Amelia Noyes (died 1861); married 1863 to Josie B. Reeves (died 1871); married 1874 to Frances J. (Roberts) Fiske (died 1900).
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      Charles Upson (1821-1885) — of Constantine, St. Joseph County, Mich.; Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Marion, Southington, Hartford County, Conn., March 19, 1821. Lawyer; St. Joseph County Clerk, 1849-50; St. Joseph County Prosecuting Attorney, 1853-54; member of Michigan state senate, 1855-56, 1881-82 (17th District 1855-56, 10th District 1881-82); village president of Coldwater, Michigan, 1859-60; Michigan state attorney general, 1861-62; U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1863-69; bank director; circuit judge in Michigan 15th Circuit, 1869-73; resigned 1873; member of Michigan state constitutional commission 3rd District, 1873; mayor of Coldwater, Mich., 1877-78. Died in Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., September 5, 1885 (age 64 years, 170 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lydia (Webster) Upson (1781-1861) and Asahel Upson (1783-1867); brother of Gad Ely Upson; married, August 4, 1852, to Sophia Montgomery Upham; great-grandson of Josiah Cowles; second cousin of Calvin Josiah Cowles (1821-1907) and Christopher Columbus Upson; second cousin once removed of Charles Holden Cowles; second cousin twice removed of Daniel Upson; second cousin four times removed of William Pitkin; third cousin of Andrew Seth Upson and Evelyn M. Upson; third cousin once removed of William Hanford Upson; third cousin twice removed of Henry Champion, Epaphroditus Champion and Daniel Chapin; third cousin thrice removed of Moses Seymour and Simeon Baldwin; fourth cousin of Harvey Washington Upson; fourth cousin once removed of Graham Hurd Chapin, George Seymour, William Sheffield Cowles, James Wesley Upson and William Hazlett Upson.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Alfred Milnes (1844-1916) — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, May 28, 1844. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; mayor of Coldwater, Mich., 1885-87; member of Michigan state senate 7th District, 1889-92; Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1894-95; U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1895-97; defeated, 1896; postmaster at Coldwater, Mich., 1898-1902; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 6th District, 1907-08. Died in Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., January 15, 1916 (age 71 years, 232 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Jonas Hartzell McGowan (1837-1909) — also known as Jonas H. McGowan — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Smithtown Township, Columbiana County (now Smith Township, Mahoning County), Ohio, April 2, 1837. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1870-77; resigned 1877; member of Michigan state senate 10th District, 1873-74; U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1877-81. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Washington, D.C., July 5, 1909 (age 72 years, 94 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George A. Coe (c.1811-1869) — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in New York, about 1811. Republican. Lawyer; member of Michigan state senate, 1846, 1847 (4th District 1846, 3rd District 1847); Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1855-58; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1856 (member, Credentials Committee). Died in Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., October 21, 1869 (age about 58 years). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Marion L. Pillsbury (1902-1983) — also known as Pill Pillsbury — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Metz, Steuben County, Ind., January 7, 1902. Played professional basketball for the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (now the Detroit Pistons); automobile dealer; mayor of Coldwater, Mich., 1966-70. Member, Freemasons; Exchange Club; Farm Bureau. Died in the Community Health Center of Branch County, Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., January 2, 1983 (age 80 years, 360 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Zachary A. Pillsbury and Meda (Burch) Pillsbury; married, December 1, 1925, to June Lois Merriman (1906-1985; second cousin of Robert Lendon Bibler (1905-1978)).
      Political family: Howard-Bibler-Merriman family of Indiana.
      Pillsbury Avenue in Coldwater, Michigan, is named for him.
      Clayton C. Johnson (1864-1931) — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Girard Township, Branch County, Mich., 1864. Republican. Mayor of Coldwater, Mich., 1898-1901; circuit judge in Michigan 15th Circuit, 1920-31; appointed 1920; resigned 1931. Died in Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., December 31, 1931 (age about 67 years). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Max E. Neal (1878-1962) — of Manistee, Manistee County, Mich. Born in Lodi, Seneca County, N.Y., May 9, 1878. Republican. Lawyer; circuit judge in Michigan 19th Circuit, 1936-56; resigned 1956. Member, Elks; Delta Upsilon. Died in 1962 (age about 84 years). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1908 to Rolene A. Root (1882-1967).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Gerald E. Kleindinst (c.1869-1939) — also known as G. E. Kleindinst — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Eaton County, Mich., about 1869. Republican. Mayor of Coldwater, Mich., 1906-08, 1914-16. Died in Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., July 28, 1939 (age about 70 years). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Mark S. Andrews (1907-1983) — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., March 27, 1907. Circuit judge in Michigan 15th Circuit, 1954-67. Died in Bradenton, Manatee County, Fla., October 8, 1983 (age 76 years, 195 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Henry E. Straight (1864-1945) — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Colwater Township, Branch County, Mich., December 26, 1864. Republican. Farmer; clothing merchant; Branch County Clerk, 1905-08; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Branch County, 1909-12; member of Michigan state senate 9th District, 1913-16. Member, Grange; Elks; Odd Fellows. Died in 1945 (age about 80 years). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1899 to Sarah B. Depue.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      David B. Dennis (1817-1902) — of Adrian, Lenawee County, Mich.; Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Farmington, Ontario County, N.Y., June 17, 1817. Democrat. Banker; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Lenawee County, 1848-50; mayor of Coldwater, Mich., 1863-64, 1871-72; postmaster at Coldwater, Mich., 1886-90. Died in Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., April 11, 1902 (age 84 years, 298 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elias A. Dennis (1778-1833) and Anne (Brown) Dennis (1783-1818); married, April 13, 1865, to Sarah P. Dean (1823-1886); married, February 17, 1890, to Alma (Alden) Lewis (1826-1895); third cousin once removed of Edward Wilbur Manchester (1831-1911); third cousin twice removed of Wilbur Grant Manchester; third cousin thrice removed of Elbert Grant Manchester.
      Political family: Manchester family of Winsted, Connecticut.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Leslie Harry Woodward (1895-1980) — also known as Leslie Woodward — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., July 19, 1895. Republican. Mayor of Coldwater, Mich., 1935-37. Died in Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., September 4, 1980 (age 85 years, 47 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Noah P. Loveridge (1826-1900) — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in New Milford, Litchfield County, Conn., June 18, 1826. Circuit judge in Michigan 15th Circuit, 1888-93. Died in Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., June 26, 1900 (age 74 years, 8 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Charles A. Conover, Jr. (1865-1941) — also known as C. A. Conover — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Ind., 1865. Republican. Mayor of Coldwater, Mich., 1911-13. Died in Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., January 19, 1941 (age about 75 years). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Ford Davis (c.1892-1943) — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Hillsdale County, Mich., about 1892. Republican. Mayor of Coldwater, Mich., 1937-39. Died in Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., August 23, 1943 (age about 51 years). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Alfred G. Morency (1893-1963) — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., August 28, 1893. Republican. Mayor of Coldwater, Mich., 1939-42; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1940 (alternate), 1948; chair of Branch County Republican Party, 1950. Died in Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., January 21, 1963 (age 69 years, 146 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Winifred Dunn.
      Samuel Etheridge (1788-1864) — Born in Adams, Berkshire County, Mass., April 15, 1788. Miller; inventor; member of Michigan state senate 7th District, 1839-40. English ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Quincy, Branch County, Mich., February 18, 1864 (age 75 years, 309 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Cynthia Maria Ingham (1806-1888).
      Owen L. Decker (1893-1957) — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., March 14, 1893. Mayor of Coldwater, Mich., 1949-51. Died in Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., October 10, 1957 (age 64 years, 210 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      John T. Jackson, Jr. (1904-1961) — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., December 21, 1904. Mayor of Coldwater, Mich., 1954-56. Died in Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., February 24, 1961 (age 56 years, 65 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Howard M. Teeter (1907-1998) — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Union City, Branch County, Mich., February 13, 1907. Republican. Mayor of Coldwater, Mich., 1946-48; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1964. Died in Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., December 15, 1998 (age 91 years, 305 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Hiram Alden (c.1792-1838) — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in New York, about 1792. Physician; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Branch County, 1835-37; village president of Coldwater, Michigan, 1837-38. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., November 28, 1838 (age about 46 years). Original interment somewhere in Detroit, Mich.; reinterment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      James Swain (1867-1944) — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Noble Township, Branch County, Mich., October 25, 1867. Republican. School teacher; Branch County School Commissioner; postmaster at Coldwater, Mich., 1929-33; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Branch County, 1937-40. Died in Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., June 4, 1944 (age 76 years, 223 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Swain (1832-1916) and Rosanna (Aplas) Swain (1833-1899); married, October 17, 1893, to Louisa J. Russell (1875-1915).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Harvey Warner Harvey Warner (1809-1889) — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Glens Falls, Warren County, N.Y., April 5, 1809. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Black Hawk War; postmaster at Coldwater, Mich., 1832-35, 1838-46; village president of Coldwater, Michigan, 1847-49, 1851-52. Member, Freemasons; Grange. Died in Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., January 15, 1889 (age 79 years, 285 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Zadoc Warner and Annis (Twist) Warner; married, July 16, 1831, to Henrietta Anderson (1811-1888).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: History of Branch County (1879)
      Henry Clark Gilbert (1818-1864) — also known as Henry C. Gilbert — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Salina (now part of Syracuse), Onondaga County, N.Y., July 14, 1818. Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives, 1849; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1852; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War. Mortally wounded at the battle of Resaca, Georgia, and died nine days later at the Military Hospital, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn., May 24, 1864 (age 45 years, 315 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Julius Solon Barber (1824-1908) — also known as Julius S. Barber — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Benson, Rutland County, Vt., April 6, 1824. Republican. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; merchant; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention, 1867; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Branch County 2nd District, 1867-68; postmaster at Coldwater, Mich., 1873-82. Episcopalian. Died in Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., January 18, 1908 (age 83 years, 287 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Daniel Barber and Cynthia (Dyer) Barber; married 1854 to Emeline (Chalmers) Baker (died 1904).
      Albert A. Dorrance (c.1828-1914) — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Albion, Orleans County, N.Y., about 1828. Republican. Postmaster at Coldwater, Mich., 1890-94; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1896, 1900. Died in Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., May 23, 1914 (age about 86 years). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Benjamin Bernard Gorman (1854-1929) — also known as Benjamin B. Gorman — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Bethel Township, Branch County, Mich., April 27, 1854. Republican. Postmaster at Coldwater, Mich., 1902-14, 1922-29; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1913-19, 1927; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1920 (alternate), 1928. Died in Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., June 16, 1929 (age 75 years, 50 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Peter Gorman and Sarah Jane (Palmer) Gorman.
      Aaron O. Fox (1852-1932) — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Summit County, Ohio, February 18, 1852. Republican. School teacher; farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Branch County, 1917-18. Died in Jackson, Jackson County, Mich., March 20, 1932 (age 80 years, 31 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, April 3, 1876, to Ellen Kauffman.
      Ernest F. Gamble (1869-1932) — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Tecumseh, Lenawee County, Mich., May 12, 1869. Democrat. Physician; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1912 (alternate), 1916. Died in Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., January 5, 1932 (age 62 years, 238 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Elida Demier James (1863-1958).
      Henry C. Loveridge (1856-1934) — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Cuba, Allegany County, N.Y., August 13, 1856. Republican. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1908. Died in Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., March 2, 1934 (age 77 years, 201 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      H. Lyle Creel (c.1882-1947) — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Creel Station, Wood County, W.Va., about 1882. Democrat. Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1937. Died in Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., May 16, 1947 (age about 65 years). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Charles Upham Champion (1864-1949) — also known as Charles U. Champion — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., October 13, 1864. Democrat. Branch County Prosecuting Attorney; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1920, 1932 (alternate). Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., March 14, 1949 (age 84 years, 152 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Mortimer Willis Olds (1876-1949) — also known as Mortimer W. Olds — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Batavia, Branch County, Mich., January 1, 1876. Democrat. Men's furnishings merchant; delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Branch County, 1933; postmaster at Coldwater, Mich., 1933-48 (acting, 1933-34). Died in Ohio, May 16, 1949 (age 73 years, 135 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alma E. (Willis) Olds (1853-1937) and Clarence L. Olds (1854-1923); married 1894 to Mary Esther Bowers (1873-1944); great-grandson of Martin Olds; second cousin four times removed of John Baldwin (1772-1850).
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Greene family of Providence, Rhode Island; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Pendleton family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edwin Green Babcock (1863-1951) — also known as Edwin G. Babcock — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Bethel, Branch County, Mich., January 3, 1863. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Branch County, 1933-34; defeated, 1928, 1934, 1936, 1940. Died in Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., February 12, 1951 (age 88 years, 40 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Christopher G. Babcock (1837-?).
      John N. Hardy (1891-1972) — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Virginia, December 16, 1891. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1936; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 9th District, 1948. Died in Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., December 22, 1972 (age 81 years, 6 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      William H. Frankhauser (1898-1974) — of Branch County, Mich. Born in Union City, Branch County, Mich., March 9, 1898. Branch County Prosecuting Attorney; candidate in primary for circuit judge in Michigan 15th Circuit, 1953. Died in Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., April 12, 1974 (age 76 years, 34 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Arthur G. Lyon, Jr. (1907-1981) — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., January 30, 1907. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1952; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 15th Circuit, 1953. Died in Kinderhook Township, Branch County, Mich., January 19, 1981 (age 73 years, 355 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mrs. Elzora Lyon (1914-1981).


    Unknown Location
    Union City, Branch County, Michigan


    Riverside Cemetery
    Union City, Branch County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Orville Liscum Hubbard (1903-1982) — also known as Orville L. Hubbard — of Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Union City, Branch County, Mich., April 2, 1903. Republican. Republican candidate for Michigan state senate, 1932 (primary), 1934 (primary), 1938; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 16th District, 1936; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1940 (alternate), 1952; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1940; mayor of Dearborn, Mich., 1942-77; defeated, 1933, 1937, 1939; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1953, 1956 (primary). Died December 16, 1982 (age 79 years, 258 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery; statue (now gone) at Old City Hall Grounds, Dearborn, Mich.
      Critical books about Orville L. Hubbard: David L. Good, Orvie : The Dictator of Dearborn : The Rise and Reign of Orville L. Hubbard
      Ezra Bostwick (1826-1895) — of Union City, Branch County, Mich. Born February 27, 1826. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Branch County 2nd District, 1869-70. Died December 19, 1895 (age 69 years, 295 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Oliver Bostwick (1782-1859) and Hannah (Goodwin) Bostwick (1785-1872); married, April 28, 1846, to Maryett McFarland (1826-1901); uncle of Edward Everett Bostwick; second cousin twice removed of Elijah Boardman, William Bostwick and Daniel Warner Bostwick; third cousin once removed of Jabez Bostwick and William Whiting Boardman (1794-1871); fourth cousin once removed of Elias William Bostwick, Abel Arthur Bostwick, Mabel Thorp Boardman and Charles Francis Bostwick.
      Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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