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Eaton County
Michigan

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Eaton County

Index to Locations

  • Bellevue Riverside Cemetery
  • Charlotte Unknown location
  • Charlotte Maple Hill Cemetery
  • Delta Township Delta Center Cemetery
  • Eaton Rapids Oakwood Cemetery
  • Eaton Rapids Rose Hill Cemetery
  • Grand Ledge Oakwood Cemetery
  • Near Lansing Deepdale Memorial Park
  • Olivet City Cemetery
  • Potterville Benton Township Cemetery
  • Sunfield Welch Cemetery
  • Vermontville Vermontville Cemetery
  • Vermontville Woodlawn Cemetery


    Riverside Cemetery
    Bellevue, Eaton County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      William Ira Cargo (1917-2005) — also known as William I. Cargo; Bill Cargo — of Florida. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., February 27, 1917. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Nepal, 1973-76. Died, in the Gilchrist Center Hospice, Baltimore, Md., December 13, 2005 (age 88 years, 289 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Margaret Grace 'Margot' Ludwig.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary


    Unknown Location
    Charlotte, Eaton County, Michigan


    Maple Hill Cemetery
    Charlotte, Eaton County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
    Emerson R. Boyles Emerson Richard Boyles (1881-1960) — also known as Emerson R. Boyles — of Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich. Born in Chester Township, Eaton County, Mich., June 29, 1881. Republican. Lawyer; Eaton County Prosecuting Attorney, 1913-16; Eaton County Probate Judge, 1921-27; deputy Michigan Attorney General, 1927-28; member, Michigan Public Utilities Commission, 1935-36; legal advisor to Gov. Frank D. Fitzgerald, 1939; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1940-56; appointed 1940; resigned 1956; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1943, 1950. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Rotary. Died November 30, 1960 (age 79 years, 154 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Bailey Boyles (1853-1933) and Emma (Braybrooks) Boyles (1855-1940); married, June 14, 1905, to Mabel Casler (1884-1953); second cousin five times removed of Samuel Adams (1722-1803) and John Adams; fourth cousin once removed of Daniel T. Hayden.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Saltonstall-Weeks family of Massachusetts; Adams-Waite-Forshee-Cowan family of Dexter, Michigan; Pike family of Lubec, Maine; Kidder family of Connecticut; Adams-Rusling family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Cross-reference: Glenn S. Allen, Jr.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1927
      Edward Samuel Lacey (1835-1916) — also known as Edward S. Lacey — of Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich. Born in Chili, Monroe County, N.Y., November 26, 1835. Republican. Eaton County Register of Deeds, 1860-64; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1872 (alternate), 1876; U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1881-85; Michigan Republican state chair, 1882-83; U.S. Comptroller of the Currency, 1889-92. Died in Evanston, Cook County, Ill., October 2, 1916 (age 80 years, 311 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edward DeWitt Lacey (1809-1864) and Martha Cornelia (Pixley) Lacey (1814-1878).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — Comptrollers of the Currency
    Luren D. Dickinson Luren Dudley Dickinson (1859-1943) — also known as Luren D. Dickinson — of Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich. Born in Niagara County, N.Y., April 15, 1859. Republican. School teacher and principal; farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1897-98, 1905-08 (Eaton County 2nd District 1897-98, Eaton County 1905-08); member of Michigan state senate 15th District, 1909-10; Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1915-20, 1927-32, 1939; defeated, 1924, 1932, 1936; Governor of Michigan, 1939-40; defeated, 1920, 1940; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1940. Methodist. English and Irish ancestry. Member, Grange; Knights of Pythias. Died April 22, 1943 (age 84 years, 7 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1888 to Zora D. Cooley.
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1939
      John M. C. Smith (1853-1923) — of Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich. Born in Belfast, Ireland (now Northern Ireland), February 6, 1853. Republican. Lawyer; Eaton County Prosecuting Attorney, 1885-88; president, First National Bank of Charlotte, 1889-1923; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 15th District, 1907-08; U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1911-21, 1921-23; died in office 1923. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Knights of the Maccabees. Died, of heart disease, in Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich., March 30, 1923 (age 70 years, 52 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1887 to Lena Parkhurst.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Arthur Bruce Williams (1872-1925) — of Michigan. Born in Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio, January 27, 1872. Republican. U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1923-25; died in office 1925. Died in Baltimore, Md., May 1, 1925 (age 53 years, 94 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Daniel Brainard Ainger (1844-1913) — also known as Daniel B. Ainger — of Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio; Bryan, Williams County, Ohio; Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich.; Washington, D.C.; Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Bellevue, Huron County, Ohio, March 9, 1844. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; newspaper publisher; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1868, 1876; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1878, 1894; postmaster at Washington, D.C., 1880-82; Adjutant General of Michigan, 1887-91; Michigan state banking commissioner, 1896-97. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., April 2, 1913 (age 69 years, 24 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William W. Ainger and Nancy (Brainard) Ainger; married, November 29, 1866, to Fannie Rhodes; married 1896 to Kittie Rose Savage.
      Rosslyn L. Sowers (1864-1951) — of Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich. Born in 1864. Democrat. Candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 5th Circuit, 1917, 1941 (primary); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1928; Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1930, 1932 (primary), 1934 (primary), 1936. Died January 9, 1951 (age about 86 years). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Nahum Burnett (1894-1951) — of Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich. Born in 1894. Socialist. Candidate for Michigan state board of agriculture, 1935, 1939; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1936; candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1938; candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1940; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1940; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1948. Died October 12, 1951 (age about 57 years). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Russell Roy McPeek (1876-1945) — also known as Russell R. McPeek — of Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich. Born in 1876. Republican. Eaton County Prosecuting Attorney, 1909-12; circuit judge in Michigan 5th Circuit, 1923-41. Died in 1945 (age about 69 years). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Murl Holcomb DeFoe (1879-1964) — also known as Murl H. DeFoe — of Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich. Born in Eaton County, Mich., March 10, 1879. Republican. Newspaper editor; member of Michigan state senate 15th District, 1919-20, 1943-46; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1936. Died January 24, 1964 (age 84 years, 320 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Hazel Kirke (1881-1955).
      Homer L. Bauer (1902-1973) — of Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich. Born in Chester Township, Eaton County, Mich., November 28, 1902. Republican. Lawyer; Eaton County Prosecuting Attorney, 1935-42; candidate in primary for circuit judge in Michigan 5th Circuit, 1941; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1943-52 (Eaton County 1943-44, Eaton District 1945-52). Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich., March 17, 1973 (age 70 years, 109 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1943 to Marjorie M. Field.
      C. Dodge Williams (1879-1945) — of Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich. Born in Brookfield Township, Eaton County, Mich., October 18, 1879. Republican. Farmer; director, Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Barry and Eaton Counties; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Eaton County, 1935-42; defeated in primary, 1942. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star. Died October 2, 1945 (age 65 years, 349 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Ovid N. Case (1853-1886) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Windsor, Ashtabula County, Ohio, November 13, 1853. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1883-86; died in office 1886. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., December 26, 1886 (age 33 years, 43 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Effie Burnett (1896-1973) — of Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich. Born April 1, 1896. Socialist. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1944; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1944, 1948. Female. Died in Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich., January 21, 1973 (age 76 years, 295 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Giles B. Allen (1843-1911) — of Eaton County, Mich. Born in 1843. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Eaton County 2nd District, 1895-96. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died February 7, 1911 (age about 67 years). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      John C. Potter (1862-1933) — of Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich. Born in 1862. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1912. Died June 16, 1933 (age about 70 years). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Agnes E. Spencer (1860-1943) — of Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich. Born February 4, 1860. Democrat. Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1919. Female. Died September 23, 1943 (age 83 years, 231 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Eva Ann Stealy (1866-1943) — also known as Eva Stealy — of Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich. Born May 17, 1866. Prohibition candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1940. Female. Died November 30, 1943 (age 77 years, 197 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Hazel Kirke DeFoe (1881-1955) — also known as Hazel DeFoe; Hazel Kirke — of Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich. Born in 1881. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1932. Female. Died March 8, 1955 (age about 73 years). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Murl Holcomb DeFoe (1879-1964).
      Burton Gordon Cameron (1894-1957) — also known as Burton G. Cameron — of Grand Ledge, Eaton County, Mich.; Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich. Born in Torch Lake, Antrim County, Mich., February 17, 1894. Republican. School teacher; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Eaton County, 1927-28; Eaton County Prosecuting Attorney, 1943-46. Congregationalist. Member, American Legion; Freemasons. Died, from a heart ailment, in his law office, Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich., February 1, 1957 (age 62 years, 350 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Cameron (1848-1930) and Effie (Salisbury) Cameron (1861-1929); married 1911 to Katherine Burch (1883-1930); married 1945 to Helen M. Brugh (1905-1984).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jesse L. Murray (1882-1965) — also known as Mrs. Fred Murray — of Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich. Born in 1882. Democrat. Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1939. Female. Died November 4, 1965 (age about 83 years). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Fred Murray (1875-1955).
      Angus N. MacLeod (1913-1968) — of Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich. Born in 1913. Democrat. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1956; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 5th Circuit, 1966. Died January 11, 1968 (age about 54 years). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Orville E. Latchaw (1904-1974) — of Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich. Born October 23, 1904. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1956, 1960. Died December 17, 1974 (age 70 years, 55 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.
      Rice C. Fowler (c.1902-1996) — of Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich. Born about 1902. Republican. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1944; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1948 (alternate), 1952 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); chair of Eaton County Republican Party, 1950; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1957. Died, from a myocardial infarct, December 4, 1996 (age about 94 years). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.


    Delta Center Cemetery
    East Saint Joe Highway
    Delta Township, Eaton County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Jay William Slaughter (1874-1949) — also known as Jay W. Slaughter — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Michigan, January 14, 1874. School principal; Commonwealth candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1934; Socialist Labor candidate for secretary of state of Michigan, 1936. Died in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., November 10, 1949 (age 75 years, 300 days). Interment at Delta Center Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lewis Slaughter (1839-1929) and Marian (Stone) Slaughter (1843-1916); married, July 2, 1895, to Nellie M. Drake (1876-1959).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oakwood Cemetery
    Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Francis Burnett Bangs (1819-1891) — also known as Francis B. Bangs — of Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Mich. Born in Delaware County, N.Y., March 23, 1819. Minister; Prohibition candidate for Michigan House of Representatives. Died in Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Mich., May 20, 1891 (age 72 years, 58 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Bangs and Huldah Bangs; married, February 6, 1842, to Catherine Hall Webb (died 1875); married, February 19, 1876, to Helen (Swift) Latson (1835-1920).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Rose Hill Cemetery
    Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Morris Montgomery (1849-1920) — also known as Robert M. Montgomery — of Pentwater, Oceana County, Mich.; Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich.; Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Mich. Born in Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Mich., May 12, 1849. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; Oceana County Prosecuting Attorney, 1873-79; circuit judge in Michigan 17th Circuit, 1882-88; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1892-1910; resigned 1910; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1900-01, 1910; Presiding Judge of U.S. Court of Customs Appeals, 1910-20; died in office 1920. Died in Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Mich., June 27, 1920 (age 71 years, 46 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Theodosia C. Fincher; father of Stanley D. Montgomery (1878-1957).
      See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Arthur D. Gallery (1861-1943) — of Caro, Tuscola County, Mich. Born in Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Mich., October 28, 1861. Newspaper publisher; Dry candidate for delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Tuscola County, 1933. Congregationalist; later Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Rotary. Died, in Caro Community Hospital, Caro, Tuscola County, Mich., October 3, 1943 (age 81 years, 340 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, June 30, 1897, to Anna Mead.


    Oakwood Cemetery
    Grand Ledge, Eaton County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
    Frank D. Fitzgerald Frank Dwight Fitzgerald (1885-1939) — also known as Frank D. Fitzgerald — of Grand Ledge, Eaton County, Mich. Born in Grand Ledge, Eaton County, Mich., January 27, 1885. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1924, 1932, 1936; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1925-26; secretary of Michigan Republican Party, 1929-30; secretary of state of Michigan, 1931-34; resigned 1934; Governor of Michigan, 1935-36, 1939; defeated, 1936; died in office 1939. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Maccabees; Odd Fellows; Eagles; Knights of Pythias. Died in Grand Ledge, Eaton County, Mich., March 16, 1939 (age 54 years, 48 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Wesley Fitzgerald and Carrie G. (Foreman) Fitzgerald; married, June 28, 1909, to Queena M. Warner; father of John Warner Fitzgerald (1924-2006); grandfather of Frank Moore Fitzgerald.
      Political family: Fitzgerald family of Grand Ledge, Michigan.
      Cross-reference: Emerson R. Boyles
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1939
      John W. Ewing (1846-1925) — of Grand Ledge, Eaton County, Mich. Born in 1846. People's candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1892; Democratic candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1896; member of Michigan People's Party State Central Committee, 1899. Died in 1925 (age about 79 years). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      James H. Edgar (1925-2003) — of Grand Ledge, Eaton County, Mich. Born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, August 29, 1925. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; police officer; lawyer; district judge in Michigan 55th District, 1965-68. Died, in Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., December 16, 2003 (age 78 years, 109 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James R. Edgar and Edith (Adams) Edgar.
      Dean B. Doty (1919-1998) — of Grand Ledge, Eaton County, Mich. Born in Midland, Midland County, Mich., August 3, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; florist; chair of Eaton County Republican Party, 1956-60; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1960; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Eaton District, 1961-62. Episcopalian. Member, Rotary; American Legion; Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died August 24, 1998 (age 79 years, 21 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Mark Doty and Gladys (Walsh) Doty; married to Roberta Boswoth; great-grandson of Philo Doty (1829?-?).


    Deepdale Memorial Park
    Near Lansing, Eaton County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Louis Henry Fead (1877-1943) — also known as Louis H. Fead — of Newberry, Luce County, Mich.; Pleasant Ridge, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Lexington, Sanilac County, Mich., May 2, 1877. Republican. Lawyer; Luce County Prosecuting Attorney, 1901-12; vice-president, Newberry State Bank; circuit judge in Michigan 11th Circuit, 1913-28; resigned 1928; worked with the Red Cross in France during and after World War I; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1928-37; appointed 1928; defeated, 1937; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1928, 1937. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Rotary; Kiwanis; Lions. Died, from a heart attack while suffering from throat cancer, in the University Hospital, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., February 4, 1943 (age 65 years, 278 days). Interment at Deepdale Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of John Lawrence Fead and Augusta (Walther) Fead; married, September 19, 1919, to Marion McPherson.
      Ralph W. Crego (1893-1989) — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born September 21, 1893. Mayor of Lansing, Mich., 1943-61; defeated, 1942, 1961. Died in Meridian Township, Ingham County, Mich., May 28, 1989 (age 95 years, 249 days). Interment at Deepdale Memorial Park.
      Sam Street Hughes (1897-1990) — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in 1897. Republican. Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1936; mayor of Lansing, Mich., 1941-43; resigned 1943; circuit judge in Michigan 30th Circuit, 1957-67; defeated, 1935 (primary), 1948. Died in 1990 (age about 93 years). Interment at Deepdale Memorial Park.
      Seymour Howe Person (1879-1957) — also known as Seymour H. Person — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Howell Township, Livingston County, Mich., February 2, 1879. Republican. Lawyer; law partner of Patrick H. Kelley; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Ingham County 1st District, 1915-20; member of Michigan state senate 27th District, 1927-30; U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1931-33; defeated, 1932, 1942. Died in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., April 7, 1957 (age 78 years, 64 days). Interment at Deepdale Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Nephew of Rollin H. Person (1850-1917).
      Political family: Person family of Lansing, Michigan.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Billie Sunday Farnum (1916-1979) — also known as Billie S. Farnum — of Drayton Plains, Oakland County, Mich.; Delta Township, Eaton County, Mich. Born in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., April 11, 1916. Democrat. Steward and international rep, United Auto Workers; candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives from Oakland County 1st District, 1944; administrative aide, U.S. Sen. Blair Moody, 1952-54; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1956; Michigan state auditor general, 1961-64; appointed 1961; U.S. Representative from Michigan 19th District, 1965-67; defeated, 1966; member of Democratic National Committee from Michigan, 1967-68; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1972. Congregationalist. Member, United Auto Workers; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Eagles. Died in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., November 18, 1979 (age 63 years, 221 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Deepdale Memorial Park.
      Presumably named for: Billy Sunday
      Relatives: Married to Maxine DeCoe.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jacob Schepers (1876-1955) — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Ind., 1876. Republican. Mayor of East Lansing, Mich., 1914-18; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Ingham County 2nd District, 1947-50; defeated in primary, 1926, 1950. Presbyterian. Died in 1955 (age about 79 years). Interment at Deepdale Memorial Park.
      Frank E. Gorman (1874-1960) — of Michigan. Born in Sanilac County, Mich., March 28, 1874. Michigan state treasurer, 1919-24. Died in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., January 7, 1960 (age 85 years, 285 days). Interment at Deepdale Memorial Park.
      Charles Barnard Collingwood (1860-1937) — also known as Charles B. Collingwood — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich.; East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Mass., May 1, 1860. Republican. Lawyer; member of Michigan state senate 14th District, 1899-1900; postmaster at Agricultural College, Mich., 1902-07; East Lansing, Mich., 1907-09; circuit judge in Michigan 30th Circuit, 1909-35; appointed 1909; defeated, 1935. Suffered a heart attack, and died a few hours later, in Clearwater, Pinellas County, Fla., February 24, 1937 (age 76 years, 299 days). Interment at Deepdale Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Rebecca Wyman (Richardson) Collingwood (1815-1886) and Joseph Walworth Collingwood (1822-1862); married, August 18, 1887, to Harriet Campbell Thomas (1861-1921).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jack W. Warren (d. 2009) — of Ingham County, Mich. Republican. Candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives from Ingham County 1st District, 1950; circuit judge in Michigan 30th Circuit, 1967-86. Died January 25, 2009. Interment at Deepdale Memorial Park.
      John L. Leighton (1901-1964) — of Ingham County, Mich. Born in 1901. Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state senate 14th District, 1940, 1952, 1954; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Ingham County 1st District, 1950. Died in 1964 (age about 63 years). Interment at Deepdale Memorial Park.


    City Cemetery
    Olivet, Eaton County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Oramel Hosford (d. 1893) — of Michigan. Michigan superintendent of public instruction, 1865-72. Congregationalist. Died December 9, 1893. Interment at City Cemetery.


    Benton Township Cemetery
    Potterville, Eaton County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Dwight Backus (1856-1922) — of Benton Township, Eaton County, Mich. Born in Michigan, January, 1856. Democrat. Farmer; Benton Township supervisor, 1898-1913; chair of Eaton County Democratic Party, 1913. Died in Benton Township, Eaton County, Mich., December 27, 1922 (age 66 years, 0 days). Interment at Benton Township Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Herman Backus (1829-1920) and Eliza Jane (Lown) Backus (1833-1924); married, June 17, 1885, to Sophronie 'Fronie' Edman (1859-1945); third cousin thrice removed of Bartlett Nye (1759-1822), Hezekiah Nye and Thomas Nye.
      Political family: Whitney-Nye family of Massachusetts and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Welch Cemetery
    Sunfield, Eaton County, Michigan
    Founded 1872
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      John VanNess Dow (1804-1885) — also known as John Dow — of Eaton County, Mich. Born in Somerset County, N.J., January 15, 1804. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Eaton County 2nd District, 1863-64. Died in Vermontville, Eaton County, Mich., September 30, 1885 (age 81 years, 258 days). Interment at Welch Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1826 to Rachel Davis Beekman (1800-1846); married to Grace Searles (1805-1891).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Vermontville Cemetery
    Vermontville, Eaton County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      John Faust (d. 1925) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1917; recorder's court judge in Michigan, 1920-25; died in office 1925. Died in 1925. Interment at Vermontville Cemetery.
      Emma P. Dorman (1885-1972) — of Wayne County, Mich. Born in Vermontville, Eaton County, Mich., September 15, 1885. Prohibition candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1946. Female. Died in Marshall, Calhoun County, Mich., September 20, 1972 (age 87 years, 5 days). Interment at Vermontville Cemetery.


    Woodlawn Cemetery
    Vermontville, Eaton County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Albert M. Barber (1846-1927) — of Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich. Born in Vermontville, Eaton County, Mich., May 14, 1846. Republican. Hardware and farm implement business; mayor of Charlotte, Mich., 1890. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Elks; Knights of Pythias. Died in Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich., March 2, 1927 (age 80 years, 292 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edward Hinman Barber (1794-1865) and Laura (Root) Barber (1813-1891); half-brother of Homer Griswold Barber (1830-1909); married, December 24, 1872, to Ella Harroun (1851-1925).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Homer G. Barber Homer Griswold Barber (1830-1909) — also known as Homer G. Barber — of Vermontville, Eaton County, Mich. Born in Benson, Rutland County, Vt., November 25, 1830. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; merchant; banker; member of Michigan state senate 20th District, 1871-72. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in Vermontville, Eaton County, Mich., March 15, 1909 (age 78 years, 110 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edward Hinman Barber (1794-1865) and Rebecca (Griswold) Barber (1798-1838); half-brother of Albert M. Barber (1846-1927); married, March 23, 1853, to Lucy Clarissa Dwight (1834-1893); married, April 7, 1894, to Gertrude E. (Baker) Wood.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Past and Present of Eaton County, Michigan (1906)


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