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Chippewa County
Michigan

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Chippewa County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Sault Ste. Marie Oaklawn Chapel Gardens
  • Sault Ste. Marie Riverside Cemetery
  • Sugar Island Sugar Island Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Chippewa County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
    Chase S. Osborn Chase Salmon Osborn (1860-1949) — also known as Chase S. Osborn — of Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Mich. Born in a log house in Huntington County, Ind., January 22, 1860. Republican. Newspaper publisher; postmaster at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., 1889-93; member of Michigan Republican State Executive Committee, 1899; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1899; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1908-11; appointed 1908; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1908; Governor of Michigan, 1911-12; defeated, 1914; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1918, 1930; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1928; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1936. Presbyterian. English, French, and Irish ancestry. Member, Kiwanis; Lions; Knights of Pythias; Audubon Society; National Rifle Association; Sigma Chi; Sigma Delta Chi; Pi Gamma Mu; Sons of the American Revolution; Elks; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Grange. Died April 11, 1949 (age 89 years, 79 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.
      Presumably named for: Salmon P. Chase
      Relatives: Son of George A. Osborn and Margaret (Fannon) Osborn; married, May 7, 1881, to Lillian G. Jones.
      See also National Governors Association biography
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1911


    Oaklawn Chapel Gardens
    Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
    Victor A. Knox Victor Alfred Knox (1899-1976) — also known as Victor A. Knox — of Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Mich. Born near Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Mich., January 13, 1899. Republican. Farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Chippewa County, 1937-52; defeated in primary, 1934; Speaker of the Michigan State House of Representatives, 1947-52; U.S. Representative from Michigan 11th District, 1953-65; defeated, 1947, 1964. Episcopalian or Presbyterian. Member, Knights of Pythias; Elks; Freemasons; Lions; Grange; Farm Bureau. Died in Petoskey, Emmet County, Mich., December 31, 1976 (age 77 years, 353 days). Interment at Oaklawn Chapel Gardens.
      Relatives: Married, November 11, 1919, to Bertha Byers.
      Cross-reference: Clarence B. Dell
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58


    Riverside Cemetery
    Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Horace Mann Oren (1859-1912) — also known as Horace M. Oren — of Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Mich. Born in Oakland, Clinton County, Ohio, February 3, 1859. Newspaper editor; lawyer; Michigan state attorney general, 1899-1902; circuit judge in Michigan 11th Circuit, 1911-12; appointed 1911; died in office 1912. Died in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., 1912 (age about 53 years). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Merlin Wiley (1875-1963) — of Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Mich.; Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Shepherd, Isabella County, Mich., May 7, 1875. Republican. Lawyer; Chippewa County Prosecuting Attorney, 1909-10; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Chippewa County, 1915-20; Michigan state attorney general, 1921-23; resigned 1923. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died April 24, 1963 (age 87 years, 352 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edgar James Wiley and Leona (Cummins) Wiley; married 1910 to Helen Seymour.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Walter Hastings McKinney (1889-1952) — also known as Walter H. McKinney — of Michigan. Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Mich., September 6, 1889. Wholesale grocery manager; U.S. Consul in Bordeaux, 1923-25; Vigo, as of 1927-29; Yarmouth, as of 1932; Barcelona, as of 1943; U.S. Vice Consul in Vigo, 1925-26; U.S. Consul General in Winnipeg, as of 1945-49. Died in Tucson, Pima County, Ariz., April 13, 1952 (age 62 years, 220 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Peter T. McKinney (1860-1929) and Jessie Lavinia (Bellows) McKinney (1866-1906); married to Julia Walker (1887-1981).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George J. Laundy (1864-1953) — of Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Mich. Born in Sarnia, Ontario, January 17, 1864. Democrat. Mayor of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., 1934-38; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1936, 1944. Episcopalian. Member, Woodmen. Died September 15, 1953 (age 89 years, 241 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Laundy and Catherine Laundy; married 1889 to Estelle Haynes.
      Jay Hursley (1842-1920) — of Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Mich. Born May 9, 1842. Mayor of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., 1895-97. Died January 6, 1920 (age 77 years, 242 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Albert Edward Sharpe (1860-1932) — also known as Albert E. Sharpe — of Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Mich. Born in Trenton, Ontario, 1860. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Iosco District, 1901-02; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 30th District, 1907-08. Died in 1932 (age about 72 years). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Nelson Sharpe (1858-1935).
      Robert Gardner Ferguson (1858-1949) — also known as Robert G. Ferguson — of Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Mich. Born in Brampton, Ontario, October 22, 1858. Republican. Hardware dealer; president, First National Bank of Sault Ste. Marie; director, Duluth South Shore & Atlantic Railway Co.; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1924. Methodist. Scottish ancestry. Member, Rotary; Elks; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Died in Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Mich., March 5, 1949 (age 90 years, 134 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Adam Ferguson (1823-1902) and Catherine (Golden) Ferguson; married 1885 to Christenna Helen Bain (died 1939).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Sugar Island Cemetery
    Sugar Island, Chippewa County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Gene A. Saari (1909-1990) — of Houghton, Houghton County, Mich. Born in Chisholm, St. Louis County, Minn., June 21, 1909. Democrat. Labor leader; candidate for Michigan state senate 32nd District, 1944, 1946; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 12th District, 1948; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1968. Lutheran. Finnish ancestry. Died in Evanston, Cook County, Ill., April 7, 1990 (age 80 years, 290 days). Interment at Sugar Island Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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