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Benzie County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Benzie County

Index to Locations

  • Benzonia Benzonia Township Cemetery
  • Elberta Gilmore Township Cemetery
  • Frankfort Crystal Lake Township Cemetery East

    Benzonia Township Cemetery
    Love Road
    Benzonia, Benzie County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      John Nelson Axford (1880-1963) — also known as John N. Axford — of Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich.; Beulah, Benzie County, Mich. Born in Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich., June 30, 1880. Democrat. Clothing merchant; mayor of Owosso, Mich., 1935-40. Episcopalian. Member, Elks. Died in a hospital at Beulah, Benzie County, Mich., November 4, 1963 (age 83 years, 127 days). Interment at Benzonia Township Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Hiram Axford and Mary Jane (Needham) Axford; married, October 1, 1902, to Wilhelmina 'Dolly' Murray.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Lucius Case (1856-1933) — also known as William L. Case — of Benzonia, Benzie County, Mich. Born in Trumbull County, Ohio, August 21, 1856. Republican. Lumber dealer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Leelanau District, 1919-22; member of Michigan state senate 27th District, 1923-26; defeated in primary, 1926; Dry candidate for delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Wexford District, 1933. Died in Benzonia, Benzie County, Mich., June 26, 1933 (age 76 years, 309 days). Interment at Benzonia Township Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lucius William Case (1815-1886) and Emeline Rebecca (Fitts) Case (1820-1866); married, October 30, 1890, to Marietta Hubbell (1863-1939); father of Leonard Leach Case (1900-1978); first cousin thrice removed of Hezekiah Case; first cousin four times removed of Aaron Kellogg; second cousin twice removed of Parmenio Adams; second cousin four times removed of Noah Phelps; third cousin of Joseph Wells Holcomb; third cousin once removed of Asahel Pierson Case, Hiram Bidwell Case and Edmond Alfred Holcomb; third cousin twice removed of Greene Carrier Bronson, John Russell Kellogg, George Smith Catlin, Francis William Kellogg and Almon Case; third cousin thrice removed of Jason Kellogg, Augustus Pettibone, Charles Kellogg, Orsamus Cook Merrill, Elisha Phelps, Timothy Merrill, Rufus Pettibone, Amos Pettibone and Daniel Fiske Kellogg; fourth cousin of Nelson Platt Wheeler and William Egbert Wheeler; fourth cousin once removed of Arthur Tappan Kellogg, Selah Merrill and Alexander Royal Wheeler.
      Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Gilmore Township Cemetery
    Elberta, Benzie County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Allen B. Blacklock (1904-1991) — of Elberta, Benzie County, Mich. Born July 11, 1904. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1944, 1964; candidate for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Charlevoix District, 1961. Died June 14, 1991 (age 86 years, 338 days). Interment at Gilmore Township Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Crystal Lake Township Cemetery East
    Frankfort, Benzie County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Jack M. Stack (1938-2004) — of Alma, Gratiot County, Mich. Born in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., March 1, 1938. Republican. Physician; psychiatrist; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1968; candidate for Michigan State University board of trustees, 1972. Died, in West Florida Regional Hospital, Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla., February 12, 2004 (age 65 years, 348 days). Interment at Crystal Lake Township Cemetery East.
      Relatives: Son of Jack Martin Stack and Ruth (Foster) Stack; married, June 27, 1958, to Carol Ann Anderson.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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