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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Calhoun County

Index to Locations

  • Albion Riverside Cemetery
  • Battle Creek Unknown location
  • Battle Creek Dubois Cemetery
  • Battle Creek Memorial Park Cemetery
  • Battle Creek Oak Hill Cemetery
  • Convis Township Austin Cemetery
  • Homer Township Fairview Cemetery
  • Marshall Unknown location
  • Marshall Oakridge Cemetery
  • Marshall Rice Creek Cemetery
  • Pennfield Township Hicks Cemetery


    Riverside Cemetery
    Albion, Calhoun County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Washington Gardner (1845-1928) — of Albion, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Morrow County, Ohio, February 16, 1845. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; minister; college professor; secretary of state of Michigan, 1894-98; defeated, 1890; appointed 1894; U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1899-1911; candidate in primary for Governor of Michigan, 1916. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Grand Army of the Republic; Royal Arcanum. Died in Albion, Calhoun County, Mich., March 31, 1928 (age 83 years, 44 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John L. Gardner and Sarah (Goodin) Gardner; married 1871 to Anna Powers.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Frank John Calvert (1875-1947) — also known as Frank J. Calvert — of Highland Park, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Champaign, Champaign County, Ill., March 2, 1875. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 2nd District, 1929-47; died in office 1947. First member of the Michigan House of Representatives to serve ten consecutive terms. Died in Highland Park, Wayne County, Mich., August 29, 1947 (age 72 years, 180 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Calvert (born 1834) and Mary (Threadgould) Calvert; married to Olive Rogers (1878-1959).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Henry Harrison Beadle (1838-1915) — also known as William H. H. Beadle — of Madison, Lake County, S.Dak. Born, in a log cabin at Howard, Parke County, Ind., January 1, 1838. Republican. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Republican National Committee from Dakota Territory, 1872-; member of Dakota territorial House of Representatives, 1877-79; Dakota Territory superintendent of public instruction, 1879-86; president, Madison State Normal School (now Dakota State University), 1889-1906. Member, Freemasons. Died in San Francisco, Calif., November 15, 1915 (age 77 years, 318 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: William Henry Harrison
      Relatives: Son of James Ward Beadle and Elizabeth (Bright) Beadle; married, May 18, 1863, to Ellen S. (Rich) Chapman.
      Beadle County, S.Dak. is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article
      Delos Fall (1848-1921) — of Albion, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., January 29, 1848. Republican. College professor; Michigan superintendent of public instruction, 1901-04; candidate for mayor of Albion, Mich., 1906; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 9th District, 1907-08. The Christian hymn "The Old Rugged Cross" (1912) was written in his house in Albion, by his tenant Rev. George Bennard. Died in Bradenton, Manatee County, Fla., February 19, 1921 (age 73 years, 21 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Franklin Fall (1810-1869) and Anna Maria (Bassett) Fall (1813-1898); married, July 24, 1877, to Ida Andrews (1856-1920); fifth great-grandnephew of Robert Treat; second cousin thrice removed of Timothy Pitkin; third cousin once removed of Horace Garvin Platt; third cousin thrice removed of Enoch Woodbridge, John Taintor, Roger Taintor and Solomon Taintor; fourth cousin once removed of Edward Green Bradford (1819-1884) and Benjamin Baker Merrill.
      Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Sherman family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alfonso Anthony Magnotta (1913-1963) — also known as Alfonso A. Magnotta — of Albion, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Albion, Calhoun County, Mich., January 3, 1913. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Calhoun County 1st District, 1937-38; defeated, 1938; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1939, 1947; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1940; mayor of Albion, Mich., 1947-48; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1948 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1952 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1956 (alternate); circuit judge in Michigan 37th Circuit, 1959-63; defeated, 1959; appointed 1959; died in office 1963. Member, Jaycees. Died in Albion Township, Calhoun County, Mich., May 29, 1963 (age 50 years, 146 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Michael A. Magnotta (1888-1965) and Catherine (Fischetti) Magnotta (1888-1964); married, January 2, 1940, to Grace Hover (1916-1972).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Wylie Dalrymple (1833-1907) — also known as Charles W. Dalrymple — of Albion, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Wayne County, N.Y., May 13, 1833. Republican. Dry goods merchant; postmaster at Albion, Mich., 1861-66; mayor of Albion, Mich., 1900-01; defeated, 1901. Died in Albion, Calhoun County, Mich., May 20, 1907 (age 74 years, 7 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Dalrymple and Hannah (Douglas) Dalrymple (1804-1881); married, November 27, 1866, to Jane Ellen Knickerbocker (1842-1891); married 1896 to Ann (White) Marsters (1833-1912).
      Dalrymple Elementary School (built 1916, closed 1982, demolished 2017), in Albion, Michigan, was named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joseph A. Baldwin (1895-1949) — of Albion, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Addison, Lenawee County, Mich., August 8, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; newspaper business manager; hotel business; lawyer; member of Michigan state senate 9th District, 1935-36, 1939-44; defeated, 1936. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; American Legion; Rotary; Sigma Nu; Phi Alpha Delta; American Bar Association; Delta Sigma Rho. Died January 5, 1949 (age 53 years, 150 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles W. Baldwin and Mary A. (Sykes) Baldwin; married, July 13, 1918, to Irene McCall.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Norman Henry Wiener (1891-1962) — also known as Norman H. Wiener — of Albion, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Russia, May 12, 1891. Scrap iron business; coal dealer; mayor of Albion, Mich., 1931-44, 1949-54; resigned 1944. Jewish. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Died, in St. Francis Hospital, Miami, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla., February 20, 1962 (age 70 years, 284 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Mandel Wiener and Rivka Wiener; married, March 12, 1916, to Rose Stone (1893-1975).
      Arthur D. Bangham (1859-1918) — of Homer, Calhoun County, Mich.; Albion, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Marengo Township, Calhoun County, Mich., November 8, 1859. Republican. Member of Michigan state senate 9th District, 1901-04; postmaster at Albion, Mich., 1910-15. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Knights of Pythias; Woodmen; Odd Fellows; Maccabees. Died in Miami, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla., April 24, 1918 (age 58 years, 167 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Sandusky Bangham and Minerva (Hanchett) Bangham; married, August 26, 1880, to Estella Austin (1861-1905); married, March 24, 1906, to Ruth Ludlow.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Warren Green Hooper (1904-1945) — also known as Warren G. Hooper — of Albion, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., May 2, 1904. Republican. Newspaper reporter; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Calhoun County 1st District, 1939-44; member of Michigan state senate 9th District, 1945; died in office 1945. Episcopalian. Member, Theta Kappa Nu; Freemasons; Knights Templar. During a grand jury investigation, admitted to taking bribes and was given immunity from prosecution in return for his testimony against others; however, four days before the hearing, he was shot and killed in his car, alongside highway M-99, near Springport, Jackson County, Mich., January 11, 1945 (age 40 years, 254 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, May 23, 1936, to Callienetta Cobb; second great-grandson of William Hooper (1742-1790).
      Cross-reference: William Green — Frank D. McKay
      Epitaph: "With Honesty He Lived; For Honesty he was Taken."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Daniel Matthew McAuliffe (1875-1964) — also known as Daniel M. McAuliffe — of Albion, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Albion, Calhoun County, Mich., April 11, 1875. Democrat. Farm implement dealer; mayor of Albion, Mich., 1906-08; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1912 (alternate), 1916; postmaster at Albion, Mich., 1933-48 (acting, 1933-34). Catholic. Died in Albion, Calhoun County, Mich., June 2, 1964 (age 89 years, 52 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Patrick McAuliffe and Mary (Wrenne) McAuliffe; married, September 27, 1899, to Katherine S. Walsh (1875-1967).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert W. Baldwin (1882-1953) — of Albion, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Ida, Monroe County, Mich., August 10, 1882. Republican. Insurance business; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Calhoun County 1st District, 1945-48. Methodist. Member, Sigma Nu; Delta Sigma Rho; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star. Died December 9, 1953 (age 71 years, 121 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles W. Baldwin (Methodist clergyman) and Mary A. (Sykes) Baldwin; married to Ethel M. Severance.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Clinton Hafford (1862-1941) — also known as George C. Hafford — of Albion, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Pierrepont Manor, Jefferson County, N.Y., July 10, 1862. Democrat. Physician; surgeon; major in the U.S. Army during World War I; candidate for Michigan state senate 9th District, 1928. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; American Legion. Died in Michigan, August 19, 1941 (age 79 years, 40 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob Tisdale Hafford and Lydia Ann (Matteson) Hafford; married, June 30, 1887, to Cora E. Ulsaver (1861-1957).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Unknown Location
    Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan


    Dubois Cemetery
    Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Aaron C. Hudson — of Goodhue County, Minn. Delegate to Minnesota state constitutional convention 4th District, 1857; member of Minnesota state senate 6th District, 1857-58. Interment at Dubois Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Bradley Polydore Hudson and Hiram B. Hudson (1835-1909).
      Political family: Hudson family of Battle Creek, Michigan.
      See also Minnesota Legislator record
      Bradley Polydore Hudson (1826-1853) — also known as Bradley P. Hudson — of Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., April 28, 1826. Whig. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Calhoun County 2nd District, 1853. Died probably of typhoid, April 22, 1853 (age 26 years, 359 days). Interment at Dubois Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Aaron C. Hudson (1817?-?) and Hiram B. Hudson.
      Political family: Hudson family of Battle Creek, Michigan.


    Memorial Park Cemetery
    Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Paul Werntz Shafer (1893-1954) — also known as Paul W. Shafer — of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Elkhart, Elkhart County, Ind., April 27, 1893. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; municipal judge in Michigan, 1929-36; U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1937-54; nominated, but died before the election 1954; died in office 1954. Died in Washington, D.C., August 17, 1954 (age 61 years, 112 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John M. Shafer; married to Ila Mack.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    Roy H. Brigham Roy H. Brigham (1888-1967) — of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Lawrence, Van Buren County, Mich., August 27, 1888. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Calhoun County 1st District, 1949-64; defeated in primary, 1964. Methodist. Member, Odd Fellows. Died in 1967 (age about 78 years). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Adelbert Brigham and Vinnie (Lanphear) Brigham; married 1909 to Carrie P. Lane (1885-1944); married, November 1, 1945, to Clara Niergarth.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
      Maxwell Blaine Allen (1884-1942) — also known as Maxwell B. Allen — of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Eaton Township, Eaton County, Mich., June 18, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; chair of Calhoun County Republican Party, 1910-12; municipal judge in Michigan, 1912-16. Member, Knights of Pythias; Freemasons; Elks. Died in 1942 (age about 58 years). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, June 24, 1913, to Irene L. Reagan.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      W. Reed Orr (1910-1975) — of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., June 3, 1910. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Calhoun County Circuit Court Commissioner; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Calhoun County 2nd District, 1951-54. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets; Kiwanis. Died in 1975 (age about 65 years). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1934 to Helen Gustine.
      James H. Mustard (1880-1935) — of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Brucefield, Ontario, February 25, 1880. Republican. Lawyer; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1919. Catholic. Member, Elks; Knights of Columbus. Died in 1935 (age about 55 years). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, June 30, 1908, to Blanche Garvin.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oak Hill Cemetery
    Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
    Walter H. North Walter H. North (1871-1952) — of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Somerset Township, Hillsdale County, Mich., November 1, 1871. Republican. Lawyer; Calhoun County Circuit Court Commissioner, 1902-05; circuit judge in Michigan 37th Circuit, 1906-27; resigned 1927; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1927-52; appointed 1927; died in office 1952; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1929, 1936, 1944, 1952; died in office 1952. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Rotary. Died July 23, 1952 (age 80 years, 265 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, December 24, 1901, to Myrta M. Phelps; grandfather of Walter H. North (1933-).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1939
      Joseph Lawrence Hooper (1877-1934) — also known as Joseph L. Hooper — of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, December 22, 1877. Republican. Lawyer; Calhoun County Prosecuting Attorney, 1903-06; U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1925-34; died in office 1934. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., February 22, 1934 (age 56 years, 62 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John W. Bailey (1859-1929) — of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., 1859. Democrat. Mayor of Battle Creek, Mich., 1890, 1909-11, 1913-15, 1927-29; died in office 1929; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1917-19; candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1918; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1920, 1924 (alternate), 1928 (member, Credentials Committee); candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1928. Died, from heart disease, in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., August 9, 1929 (age about 70 years). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Willard (1824-1901) — of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Bolton, Chittenden County, Vt., March 20, 1824. Republican. Episcopal priest; college professor; newspaper editor; member of Michigan state board of education, 1857-62; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1864-73; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Calhoun County 3rd District, 1867-68; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention, 1867; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1872; U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1873-77. Episcopalian. Died in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., March 26, 1901 (age 77 years, 6 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Allen Willard and Eliza (Barron) Willard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Verner Wright Main (1885-1965) — also known as Verner W. Main — of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Ashley, Delaware County, Ohio, December 16, 1885. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Calhoun County 1st District, 1927-28; Dry candidate for delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Calhoun County 2nd District, 1933; U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1935-37; defeated in primary, 1936. Presbyterian. Member, Delta Tau Delta; Kiwanis. Died in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., July 6, 1965 (age 79 years, 202 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elwyn B. Main and Margaret (Lawrence) Main; married, December 18, 1915, to Rose E. Hoppin.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Digby Valentine Bell (1804-1871) — also known as Digby V. Bell — of Ada, Kent County, Mich.; Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in St. Christopher, November 10, 1804. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Ionia District, 1840; member of Michigan state senate 5th District, 1842-43; Michigan land commissioner, 1844-46; Michigan state auditor general, 1846-48; resigned 1848; postmaster at Battle Creek, Mich., 1871. Died, of coronary thrombosis, in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., October 28, 1871 (age 66 years, 352 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Victory P. Collier (1819-1898) — of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in New York, 1819. Republican. Member of Michigan state senate 13th District, 1865; Michigan state treasurer, 1871-74; mayor of Battle Creek, Mich., 1875; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1880. Died in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., June 28, 1898 (age about 78 years). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edwin C. Nichols (1838-1924) — of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Clinton, Lenawee County, Mich., 1838. Republican. Mayor of Battle Creek, Mich., 1880; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1884; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 9th District, 1907-08. Died in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., 1924 (age about 86 years). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Chester Buckley (c.1811-1866) — of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in New York, about 1811. Village president of Battle Creek, Michigan, 1856-57; mayor of Battle Creek, Mich., 1863. Died in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., 1866 (age about 55 years). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George N. Wakefield (1806-1877) — of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Vermont, 1806. Mayor of Battle Creek, Mich., 1872. Died in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., 1877 (age about 71 years). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alonzo Noble (1809-1884) — of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Richmond, Chittenden County, Vt., June 13, 1809. Democrat. Postmaster at Battle Creek, Mich., 1845-49, 1853-58; mayor of Battle Creek, Mich., 1862. Died in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., March 27, 1884 (age 74 years, 288 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Tolman W. Hall (1805-1890) — of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Vermont, 1805. Republican. Postmaster at Battle Creek, Mich., 1861-66; mayor of Battle Creek, Mich., 1865. Died in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., 1890 (age about 85 years). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Frank W. Clapp (1844-1916) — of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Ohio, 1844. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Calhoun County 2nd District, 1891-92; member of Michigan state senate 9th District, 1893-96; mayor of Battle Creek, Mich., 1904. Died in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., 1916 (age about 72 years). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Austin (1834-1921) — of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in England, 1834. Republican. Mayor of Battle Creek, Mich., 1876-77; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Calhoun County 3rd District, 1881-82; member of Michigan state senate 8th District, 1883-86; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1892. Died in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., 1921 (age about 87 years). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Frank M. Rathbun (1844-1893) — of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in New York, 1844. Mayor of Battle Creek, Mich., 1885. Died in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., 1893 (age about 49 years). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Epitaph: "A friend to all."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edward L. Branson (1870-1935) — of Franklin County, Kan.; Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Ottawa, Franklin County, Kan., October 4, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; Franklin County Attorney; member of Michigan state senate 9th District, 1929-32; defeated, 1932. Died in 1935 (age about 64 years). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Albert Charles Kingman (1850-1916) — also known as Albert C. Kingman — of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in 1850. Republican. Member of Michigan state senate 9th District, 1909-12. Died in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., July 25, 1916 (age about 66 years). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Francis A. Kulp (1873-1966) — also known as Frank A. Kulp — of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 10, 1873. Lawyer; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 37th Circuit, 1902; Socialist candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1906; member, Battle Creek city council, 1908; Socialist candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1909; member of Michigan state senate 9th District, 1933-34; defeated (Democratic), 1934. Died in 1966 (age about 92 years). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
    Dennis E. Alward Dennis Eldred Alward (1859-1930) — also known as Dennis E. Alward — of Clare, Clare County, Mich.; Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Niles, Berrien County, Mich., 1859. Republican. Secretary of Michigan Republican Party, 1903-07, 1915-19, 1927; secretary of the Michigan Senate, 1913-30; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1916, 1920. Died in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., May 24, 1930 (age about 70 years). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Cyrus Michael Alward (1825-1898) and Mary Sophia (Gilbert) Alward (1830-1918); married 1879 to Henrietta 'Etta' Stross (1862-1936).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1927


    Austin Cemetery
    Convis Township, Calhoun County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Perry Mayo (1829-1921) — of Michigan. Born in Hancock, Delaware County, N.Y., June 14, 1829. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Michigan state senate 7th District, 1887-88; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1894. Member, Grange; Grand Army of the Republic. Mayo Hall at Michigan State University, originally a women's dormitory, was named for his wife, Mary Mayo. Died in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., January 5, 1921 (age 91 years, 205 days). Interment at Austin Cemetery.


    Fairview Cemetery
    Homer Township, Calhoun County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Matthew Duly McCone (1859-1944) — also known as Duly McCone — of Homer, Calhoun County, Mich. Born November 23, 1859. Prohibition candidate for University of Michigan board of regents, 1927; Prohibition candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1928; Prohibition candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1930; Commonwealth candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1938; Prohibition candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1940. Died May 7, 1944 (age 84 years, 166 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of George James McCone (1853-1929).
      Andrew Dorsey (1786-1842) — of Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Libertytown, Frederick County, Md., April 25, 1786. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Calhoun County, 1838. Died in Homer, Calhoun County, Mich., April 12, 1842 (age 55 years, 352 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Daniel Dorsey and Eleanor (Dorsey) Dorsey (1761-1834); married to Ruth Shekel (1785-1865); first cousin once removed of Richard Ridgely and Clement F. Dorsey; first cousin four times removed of Leonard Franklin Poffenbarger; first cousin five times removed of John T. Poffenbarger; second cousin of Thomas Beale Dorsey (1780-1855); second cousin once removed of Caleb Dorsey; second cousin twice removed of George Madison, George Riggs Gaither, Jr., Benjamin H. Ridgely and Eli Huston Brown, Jr.; second cousin thrice removed of Albin Owings, Jr. and Eli Huston Brown III; third cousin of Alexander Warfield; third cousin once removed of James Madison, William Taylor Madison and Alexander Warfield Dorsey; third cousin twice removed of Richard Yates (1815-1873); third cousin thrice removed of Richard Yates (1860-1936).
      Political families: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland; Maull family of Lewes, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Unknown Location
    Marshall, Calhoun County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Abner Pratt (1800-1863) — of Marshall, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Springfield, Otsego County, N.Y., May 22, 1800. Justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1850-57; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1856-57; U.S. Consul in Honolulu, 1857-60; mayor of Marshall, Mich., 1863; died in office 1863. Died in Marshall, Calhoun County, Mich., March 27, 1863 (age 62 years, 309 days). Interment somewhere.


    Oakridge Cemetery
    Marshall, Calhoun County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Mary Stallings Coleman (1914-2001) — also known as Mary S. Coleman; Mary Leslie Stallings — of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Forney, Kaufman County, Tex., June 24, 1914. Republican. Lawyer; probate judge in Michigan, 1961-72; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1973-82; resigned 1982; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1979-82; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1984. Female. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Junior League; Altrusa; American Legion Auxiliary; American Association of University Women; Beta Sigma Phi; Phi Kappa Phi; Alpha Omicron Pi. Died, of cancer, in Ocala, Marion County, Fla., November 27, 2001 (age 87 years, 156 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Oakridge Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Leslie C. Stallings and Agnes (Huther) Stallings; married 1939 to Creighton R. Coleman (1912-1995).
      See also Wikipedia article — Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society
      Isaac Edwin Crary (1804-1854) — also known as Isaac E. Crary — of Marshall, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Preston, New London County, Conn., October 2, 1804. Democrat. Delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 10th District, 1835; U.S. Representative from Michigan at-large, 1837-41; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1837-43; resigned 1843; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Calhoun County, 1842, 1846; Speaker of the Michigan State House of Representatives, 1846; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention, 1850; member of Michigan state board of education, 1850-54; appointed 1850; died in office 1854; village president of Marshall, Michigan, 1854; died in office 1854. Died in Marshall, Calhoun County, Mich., May 8, 1854 (age 49 years, 218 days). Interment at Oakridge Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Oliver Cromwell Comstock (1780-1860) — also known as Oliver C. Comstock — of Seneca County, N.Y. Born in Warwick, Kent County, R.I., March 1, 1780. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly from Seneca County, 1809-10, 1811-12; common pleas court judge in New York, 1812-15, 1817-18; U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1813-19; Michigan superintendent of public instruction, 1843-45. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Marshall, Calhoun County, Mich., January 11, 1860 (age 79 years, 316 days). Interment at Oakridge Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Oliver Cromwell
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Samuel Sigourney Lacey (1815-1892) — also known as Samuel S. Lacey — of Marshall, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Bennington, Bennington County, Vt., May 28, 1815. Republican. Michigan land commissioner, 1861-64; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1868; postmaster at Marshall, Mich., 1887. Died February 2, 1892 (age 76 years, 250 days). Interment at Oakridge Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Lacey (1779-1864); married to Akin Mary Lacey (1820-1899).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edward Hildreth Ryder (1871-1939) — also known as Edward H. Ryder — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Northville, Wayne County, Mich., August 9, 1871. Republican. Superintendent of schools; college professor; mayor of East Lansing, Mich., 1918-25. Congregationalist. Died June 22, 1939 (age 67 years, 317 days). Interment at Oakridge Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Ryder (born 1824) and Sally Cyane (Thayer) Ryder (born 1834); married, December 23, 1896, to Georgia A. Smyth (1871-1956).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Creighton R. Coleman (1912-1995) — of Marshall, Calhoun County, Mich.; Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Marshall, Calhoun County, Mich., February 17, 1912. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of Michigan state senate 9th District, 1949-56; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1956; circuit judge in Michigan 37th Circuit, 1960-78. Episcopalian. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Rotary. Died in 1995 (age about 83 years). Interment at Oakridge Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1939 to Mary Leslie Stallings (1914-2001).
      Blaine Willard Hatch (1889-1960) — also known as Blaine W. Hatch — of Marshall, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Marshall, Calhoun County, Mich., July 26, 1889. Republican. Lawyer; probate judge in Michigan, 1920-27; circuit judge in Michigan 37th Circuit, 1927-59; appointed 1927. Episcopalian. Member, Sons of Union Veterans; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died, in Oaklawn Hospital, Marshall, Calhoun County, Mich., November 11, 1960 (age 71 years, 108 days). Interment at Oakridge Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jesse Monroe Hatch and Ella Melissa (Willard) Hatch (1865-1937); brother of Hazen Jesse Hatch; married, October 28, 1915, to Mabel Adah Bordaille (1892-1997); uncle of Hazen van den Berg Hatch (1932-); third cousin of Charles Reuben Hatch.
      Political family: Hatch family of Marshall, Michigan (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Philo Dibble (1815-1884) — also known as Charles P. Dibble — of Marshall, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Skaneateles, Onondaga County, N.Y., August 28, 1815. Mayor of Marshall, Mich., 1859-60. Died in Aiken, Aiken County, S.C., April 22, 1884 (age 68 years, 238 days). Interment at Oakridge Cemetery.
      John Frederick Shepard (1881-1965) — also known as John F. Shepard — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Illinois, January 30, 1881. Progressive. Psychologist; university professor; candidate for mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1949; candidate for Michigan state senate 12th District, 1952. Died, following a cerebral-vascular accident, in Whitehall Convalescent Home, Pittsfield Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., November 25, 1965 (age 84 years, 299 days). Interment at Oakridge Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Arthur Frederick Shepard and Alice Jane (French) Shepard; married to Berenice Barnes.
      Jesse Monroe Hatch (1858-1940) — also known as Jesse M. Hatch — of Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Lee Center, Calhoun County, Mich., May 27, 1858. Republican. Lawyer; Calhoun County Prosecuting Attorney, 1901-02; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Calhoun County 1st District, 1909-10; defeated, 1916. Died in Marshall, Calhoun County, Mich., February 20, 1940 (age 81 years, 269 days). Interment at Oakridge Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Warren Hatch (1829-1892) and Juliette (Austin) Hatch (1833-1913); married, October 7, 1885, to Ella Melissa Willard (1865-1937); father of Blaine Willard Hatch and Hazen Jesse Hatch; grandfather of Hazen van den Berg Hatch; second cousin once removed of Charles Reuben Hatch; fourth cousin once removed of Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822-1885).
      Political families: Hatch family of Marshall, Michigan; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Roosevelt family of New York City, New York; Grant-Dent family of San Francisco, California (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Rice Creek Cemetery
    Marshall, Calhoun County, Michigan
    Founded 1842
    Politicians buried here:
      Hazen Jesse Hatch (1901-1976) — also known as Hazen J. Hatch — of Marshall, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Marshall, Calhoun County, Mich., September 23, 1901. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Calhoun County 1st District, 1931-32; defeated (Republican), 1932; Democratic candidate for University of Michigan board of regents, 1953. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association. Died, in Oaklawn Hospital, Marshall, Calhoun County, Mich., February 8, 1976 (age 74 years, 138 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Rice Creek Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jesse Monroe Hatch and Ella Melissa (Willard) Hatch (1865-1937); brother of Blaine Willard Hatch; married, May 28, 1927, to Janet van den Berg (1904-1984); father of Hazen van den Berg Hatch (1932-); third cousin of Charles Reuben Hatch.
      Political family: Hatch family of Marshall, Michigan (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Hicks Cemetery
    Highway M-66
    Pennfield Township, Calhoun County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      John Melvin Willison (1849-1927) — also known as John M. Willison — of Pennfield Township, Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Johnstown Township, Barry County, Mich., May 21, 1849. Democrat. School teacher; farmer; candidate for Michigan state senate 9th District, 1902. Quaker. Member, Freemasons. Died, at Nichols Hospital, Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., May 24, 1927 (age 78 years, 3 days). Interment at Hicks Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Frank Leslie Willison (1861-1953).


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