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Genesee County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Genesee County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Clio Woodlawn Cemetery
  • Davison Davison Cemetery
  • Davison St. John's Catholic Cemetery
  • Fenton Oakwood Cemetery
  • Flint Unknown location
  • Flint Avondale Cemetery
  • Flint Bristol Cemetery
  • Flint Glenwood Cemetery
  • Flint New Calvary Catholic Cemetery
  • Flint Sunset Hills Cemetery
  • Flushing Flushing Cemetery
  • Genesee Township Oakwood Cemetery
  • Grand Blanc Evergreen Cemetery
  • Mt. Morris Mt. Morris
  • Otisville Smith Hill Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Genesee County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Aaron Goodrich (1807-1887) — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y.; Dover, Stewart County, Tenn.; St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Sempronius town, Cayuga County, N.Y., July 6, 1807. Republican. Lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1847-48; chief justice of Minnesota territorial supreme court, 1849-51; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1860. Died June 2, 1887 (age 79 years, 331 days). Interment in a private or family graveyard.


    Woodlawn Cemetery
    Clio, Genesee County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      William Wallace Blackney (1876-1963) — also known as William W. Blackney — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Clio, Genesee County, Mich., August 28, 1876. Republican. School teacher; Genesee County Clerk, 1905-12; lawyer; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1925-30; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1932; U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1935-37, 1939-53; defeated, 1922, 1936. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Elks. Died in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., March 14, 1963 (age 86 years, 198 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Wallace Blackney and Frances M. (Bell) Blackney; married, December 28, 1904, to Cassie F. Miller.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Davison Cemetery
    Davison, Genesee County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Daton Earl Harrow (1903-1983) — also known as D. Earl Harrow — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich.; Davison, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Ohio, March 17, 1903. Auto worker; Prohibition candidate for Michigan state board of agriculture, 1953; Prohibition candidate for Wayne State University board of governors, 1959. Free Methodist. Died in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., January 11, 1983 (age 79 years, 300 days). Interment at Davison Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Chauncey Edward Harrow (1867-1952) and Myrtle Mae (Faunce) Harrow (1878-1963); married, February 23, 1929, to Marion Margaret Laturneau (1902-2003).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. John's Catholic Cemetery
    Davison, Genesee County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward John Halloran (1884-1959) — also known as Edward J. Halloran — of Davison, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Alpena, Alpena County, Mich., November 30, 1884. Democrat. Newspaper publisher; president, Michigan Federation, Typographical Union; vice-president, Michigan Federation of Labor; candidate for Michigan state senate 13th District, 1930; member, National Labor Relations Board, 1934-36. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus. Died in Davison, Genesee County, Mich., November 18, 1959 (age 74 years, 353 days). Interment at St. John's Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Halloran and Mary (Henry) Halloran; married, April 26, 1907, to Jennie Halloran (1884-1944).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Frank L. McAvinchey (1900-1975) — of Michigan. Born in 1900. Democrat. Candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1943. Died in 1975 (age about 75 years). Interment at St. John's Catholic Cemetery.


    Oakwood Cemetery
    Fenton, Genesee County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Daniel LeRoy (1775-1858) — of Oakland County, Mich. Born in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, N.Y., May 17, 1775. U.S. Attorney for Michigan, 1826-34; member Michigan territorial council from Oakland County, 1830-31; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1836; Michigan state attorney general, 1836-37. Died in Fenton, Genesee County, Mich., February 11, 1858 (age 82 years, 270 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Uncle of John P. LeRoy (1804-1867).


    Unknown Location
    Flint, Genesee County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Dean Long (1841-1902) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich.; Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Grand Blanc Township, Genesee County, Mich., June 14, 1841. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; in the battle of Wilmington Island, Georgia, April 16, 1862, he lost his left arm; Genesee County Clerk, 1865-72; Genesee County Prosecuting Attorney, 1875-80; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1888-1902; died in office 1902. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died June 27, 1902 (age 61 years, 13 days). Interment somewhere.


    Avondale Cemetery
    Flint, Genesee County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      John R. MacDonald (1857-1946) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Moretown, Washington County, Vt., March 30, 1857. Progressive. Mayor of Flint, Mich., 1914-15. Scottish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias. Injured in a fall at his home, and died at Hurley Hospital, Flint, Genesee County, Mich., January, 1946 (age 88 years, 0 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Avondale Cemetery.


    Bristol Cemetery
    Flint, Genesee County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      John F. Baker (1874-1941) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Ontario, March 5, 1874. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 7th Circuit, 1929; probate judge in Michigan, 1936. Unitarian. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star. Died in 1941 (age about 67 years). Interment at Bristol Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Baker and Jemima (Kelley) Baker; married, June 30, 1909, to Nettie Edna Stewart (1887-1949).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Glenwood Cemetery
    2500 West Court Street
    Flint, Genesee County, Michigan
    Founded 1857
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Henry H. Crapo Henry Howland Crapo (1804-1869) — also known as Henry H. Crapo — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Mass., May 24, 1804. Republican. Lumber business; built the Flint and Holly Railroad, which later became part of the Flint & Pere Marquette Railroad; mayor of Flint, Mich., 1860-61; member of Michigan state senate 24th District, 1863-64; Governor of Michigan, 1865-69. Christian. Died in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., July 22, 1869 (age 65 years, 59 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jesse C. Crapo and Phebe (Howland) Crapo; married, June 9, 1825, to Mary Ann Slocum (1805-1875); father-in-law of James C. Willson; father of William Wallace Crapo (1830-1926); grandfather of W. C. Durant (founder of General Motors).
      Political family: Crapo family of Flint, Michigan.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
    Josiah W. Begole Josiah Williams Begole (1815-1896) — also known as Josiah W. Begole — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Groveland, Livingston County, N.Y., January 20, 1815. School teacher; farmer; Genesee County Treasurer, 1856-64; lumber business; member of Michigan state senate 23rd District, 1871-72; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1872; U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1873-75; defeated, 1874, 1880; Governor of Michigan, 1883-84; defeated (Fusion), 1884. Presbyterian. Died in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., June 5, 1896 (age 81 years, 137 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Begole and Eleanor Bowls Begole; married, April 22, 1839, to Harriet Miles (1817-1911); great-grandfather of Charles Begole Cumings (born1908).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
      Fenton Reuben McCreery (1866-1940) — also known as Fenton R. McCreery — of Michigan. Born in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., April 21, 1866. U.S. Minister to Santo Domingo, 1907-09; Honduras, 1909-11; U.S. Consul General in Santo Domingo, 1907-09. Died in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., October 6, 1940 (age 74 years, 168 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William B. McCreery (1836-1896).
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      George Harman Durand (1838-1903) — also known as George H. Durand — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Cobleskill, Schoharie County, N.Y., February 21, 1838. Democrat. Lawyer; law partner of John J. Carton; mayor of Flint, Mich., 1873-75; U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1875-77; defeated, 1876; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1892; appointed 1892; defeated, 1893; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1892. Died in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., June 8, 1903 (age 65 years, 107 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Lorenzo Thurston Durand (1849-1917).
      Political family: Durand family of Michigan.
      The city of Durand, Michigan, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      David Demerest Aitken (1853-1930) — also known as David D. Aitken — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Flint Township, Genesee County, Mich., September 5, 1853. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1893-97; mayor of Flint, Mich., 1905-06. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights Templar; Knights of Pythias; Maccabees. Died in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., May 26, 1930 (age 76 years, 263 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert P. Aitken (born c.1819) and Sarah J. Aitken.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Ludwell Lee Brent (1784-1845) — also known as Thomas L. L. Brent — of Virginia. Born in 1784. U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Portugal, 1825-34. Died August 18, 1845 (age about 61 years). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
      Charles Stewart Mott (1875-1973) — also known as Charles S. Mott; C. S. Mott — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., June 2, 1875. Served in the U.S. Navy during the Spanish-American War; mayor of Flint, Mich., 1912-14, 1918-19; defeated, 1914; candidate in Republican primary for Governor of Michigan, 1920; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1924, 1940; Republican candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1964. Episcopalian. Member, United Spanish War Veterans; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Freemasons; Elks; Moose; Kiwanis; Rotary. Vice-president of General Motors. Philanthropist; founder of Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. Died in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., February 18, 1973 (age 97 years, 261 days). Entombed at Glenwood Cemetery.
      Charles S. Mott High School, in Waterford, Michigan, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Matthew Fenton (1808-1871) — also known as William M. Fenton — of Fenton, Genesee County, Mich.; Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Norwich, Chenango County, N.Y., December 19, 1808. Democrat. Merchant; lawyer; member of Michigan state senate 6th District, 1846-47; Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1848-51; mayor of Flint, Mich., 1858-59; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1864. Injured while fire-fighting, and subsequently died, in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., May 12, 1871 (age 62 years, 144 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Seneca Fenton (1781-1851) and Sarah (Thompson) Fenton (1783-1845); married 1835 to Adelaide Birdsall (1812-1868); second cousin thrice removed of Walter Samuel Fenton (1886-1940).
      James Birdsall (1783-1856) — of Norwich, Chenango County, N.Y.; Fenton, Genesee County, Mich.; Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in New York, 1783. Democrat. Lawyer; Chenango County Surrogate, 1811; U.S. Representative from New York 15th District, 1815-17; member of New York state assembly from Chenango County, 1827. Died in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., July 20, 1856 (age about 73 years). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Rizpah Steere (1792-1869).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William B. McCreery (1836-1896) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Mt. Morris, Livingston County, N.Y., August 27, 1836. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; captured by Confederates and held at Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia, from which he escaped in 1864; mayor of Flint, Mich., 1865-67; director of First National Bank of Flint; Michigan state treasurer, 1875-78; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1888; U.S. Consul in Valparaiso, as of 1890. Died in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., December 9, 1896 (age 60 years, 104 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Fenton Reuben McCreery (1866-1940).
    Andrew J. Transue Andrew Jackson Transue (1903-1995) — also known as Andrew J. Transue — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Clarksville, Ionia County, Mich., January 12, 1903. Democrat. Lawyer; Genesee County Prosecuting Attorney, 1933-36; U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1937-39; defeated, 1938. Died in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., June 24, 1995 (age 92 years, 163 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Andrew Jackson
      Cross-reference: Frederick C. Belen
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Ingham County News, July 23, 1936
      Edward Hughes Thompson (1810-1886) — also known as Edward H. Thompson — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Kendal, Westmoreland, England, June 15, 1810. Lawyer; read law in the Buffalo law office of Millard Fillmore; Lapeer County Prosecuting Attorney; member of Michigan state senate 6th District, 1848-49; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Genesee County 1st District, 1859-60; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; Genesee County Prosecuting Attorney; mayor of Flint, Mich., 1877-78. Died in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., February 2, 1886 (age 75 years, 232 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      Grant Decker (1814-1890) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Deckertown (now Sussex), Sussex County, N.J., February 4, 1814. Merchant; miller; lumber business; mayor of Flint, Mich., 1855-56. Episcopalian. Died in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., July 30, 1890 (age 76 years, 176 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      Oren Stone (1833-1897) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., July 24, 1833. Republican. Merchant; co-founder of Flint Woolen Mills; owner of Stone's Opera House; mayor of Flint, Mich., 1888-89; defeated, 1889. Died in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., April 20, 1897 (age 63 years, 270 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      William A. Atwood (1835-1908) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Newfane, Niagara County, N.Y., April 11, 1835. Republican. Mayor of Flint, Mich., 1882-83; member of Michigan state senate 13th District, 1887-88. Died April 11, 1908 (age 73 years, 0 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Edwin W. Atwood (born c.1871).
      James C. Willson (1833-1912) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Fitzroy, Ontario, April 28, 1833. Republican. Physician; major in the Union Army during the Civil War; mayor of Flint, Mich., 1879-80. Died in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., August 29, 1912 (age 79 years, 123 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of Henry Howland Crapo (1804-1869).
      Political family: Crapo family of Flint, Michigan.
      William A. Paterson (1838-1921) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Fergus, Ontario, October 3, 1838. Founder and owner of W. A. Paterson Company, carriage manufacturers; creator of the Paterson automobile, produced from 1908 to 1923; one of the original stockholders of the Buick Motor Company; helped organize the Union Trust Savings Bank; mayor of Flint, Mich., 1890-91. Died in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., September 8, 1921 (age 82 years, 340 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      Francis H. Rankin Jr. (1854-1925) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., December 28, 1854. Republican. Newspaper publisher; printer; mayor of Flint, Mich., 1891-92; director, Union Trust and Savings Bank. Member, Freemasons. Died in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., December 7, 1925 (age 70 years, 344 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      John C. Zimmerman Sr. (1835-1935) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Frankfort (Frankfurt am Main), Germany, May 12, 1835. Naturalized U.S. citizen; brickmason; merchant; mayor of Flint, Mich., 1895-96. Died October 26, 1935 (age 100 years, 167 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Elizabeth Dietz.
      David Spencer Fox — also known as David S. Fox — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Mayor of Flint, Mich., 1871-73. Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      William Newton (1822-1903) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born September 8, 1822. Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 6th District, 1868; candidate for Michigan state attorney general, 1880; circuit judge in Michigan 7th Circuit, 1882-93; candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1892. Died January 15, 1903 (age 80 years, 129 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      James S. Parker (1872-1937) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born near Corunna, Shiawassee County, Mich., January 15, 1872. Republican. Lawyer; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; Genesee County Prosecuting Attorney, 1909-13; circuit judge in Michigan 7th Circuit, 1925-37; died in office 1937. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Elks; Knights of Pythias. Died, of a heart ailment, in Owosso Memorial Hospital, Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich., January 13, 1937 (age 64 years, 364 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      Leonard Freeman (1867-c.1954) — of Fenton, Genesee County, Mich.; Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in 1867. Republican. Member of Michigan state senate 13th District, 1911-12; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1912, 1920. Died in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., about 1954 (age about 87 years). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandfather of Leonard E. Freeman (c.1910-c.1993).
      J. B. Atwood — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1884. Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      Robert P. Aitken (born c.1819) — of Flint Township, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Perth, Fulton County, N.Y., about 1819. Republican. Farmer; supervisor of Flint Township, Michigan, 1850; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Genesee County 2nd District, 1865-68. Episcopalian. Scottish ancestry. Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Aitken and Helen (Chalmers) Aitken; married, March 12, 1843, to Sarah J. Johnstone (1823-1886); father of David Demerest Aitken (1853-1930).
      See also Wikipedia article


    New Calvary Catholic Cemetery
    G-4142 Flushing Road
    Flint, Genesee County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Raymond J. Snow (1913-1999) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Bay City, Bay County, Mich., September 29, 1913. Democrat. Beer distributor; potato chip manufacturer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Genesee County 1st District, 1941-46; defeated, 1938; Charged on July 20, 1946 (along with 18 other current and former state legislators) with bribery conspiracy; pleaded guilty and testified for prosecution, but the charges against the others were eventually dismissed. Catholic. Member, Holy Name Society; Moose; Eagles. Died, in McLaren Regional Medical Center, Flint, Genesee County, Mich., August 25, 1999 (age 85 years, 330 days). Interment at New Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
      Joseph T. Flanigan (1894-1970) — also known as "Flint's Number One Irishman" — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio, June 15, 1894. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Genesee County 1st District, 1951-52; defeated in primary, 1952. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus; Elks; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died January 2, 1970 (age 75 years, 201 days). Interment at New Calvary Catholic Cemetery.


    Sunset Hills Cemetery
    Flint, Genesee County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
    Arthur E. Summerfield Arthur Ellsworth Summerfield (1899-1972) — also known as Arthur E. Summerfield — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Pinconning, Bay County, Mich., March 17, 1899. Republican. Real estate business; oil distributor; automobile dealer; member of Republican National Committee from Michigan, 1944-52; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1952-53; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1948 (alternate), 1952 (speaker), 1960; U.S. Postmaster General, 1953-61. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights Templar; Elks; Kiwanis; Council on Foreign Relations. Died in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla., April 26, 1972 (age 73 years, 40 days). Interment at Sunset Hills Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Henry Summerfield (1876-1938) and Cora Edith (Ellsworth) Summerfield (1877-1933); married, July 22, 1918, to Miriam Wealthy Graim (1898-1987).
      See also Wikipedia article
      Image source: Eminent Americans (1954)
      Herbert E. Crouter (1885-1977) — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Grand Blanc, Genesee County, Mich., September 10, 1885. Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1956; Prohibition candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1956; Prohibition candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1958; Prohibition candidate for University of Michigan board of regents, 1959. Died in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., February 10, 1977 (age 91 years, 153 days). Interment at Sunset Hills Cemetery.


    Flushing Cemetery
    Flushing, Genesee County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Daniel Cotcher (1833-1908) — of Michigan. Born in 1833. Republican. Farmer; hardware store owner; banker; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1900. Died in 1908 (age about 75 years). Interment at Flushing Cemetery.


    Oakwood Cemetery
    Genesee Township, Genesee County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Merton William Fairbank (1847-1918) — also known as Merton W. Fairbank — of Mt. Morris, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Sweden town, Monroe County, N.Y., September 10, 1847. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Genesee County 2nd District, 1905-08. Congregationalist. Died in 1918 (age about 70 years). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Fairbank (1796-1867) and Sophronia (Coolidge) Fairbank (1801-1856); married, February 21, 1868, to Julia Rogers (1849-1889); married 1890 to Lucy A. Todd; first cousin once removed of Charles Warren Fairbanks and Newton Hamilton Fairbanks; second cousin thrice removed of Leone Fairbanks Burrell and Douglas Stanley Fairbanks; third cousin of Isaac Davis; third cousin once removed of Edward Livingston Davis, Wilson Henry Fairbank, John Barnard Fairbank and Alexander Warren Fairbank; third cousin twice removed of Chauncey Mitchell Depew and Livingston Davis; fourth cousin once removed of John Prescott Bigelow (1797-1872).
      Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Weeks-Bigelow-Andrew-Prescott family of Massachusetts and New York; Davis family of Massachusetts; Lawrence-Andrew-Rodney-Parrish family of Adel, Georgia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Evergreen Cemetery
    Grand Blanc, Genesee County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Laurence Gadola (1933-2003) — also known as Thomas L. Gadola — of Grand Blanc, Genesee County, Mich. Born January 6, 1933. Lawyer; probate judge in Michigan, 1977-2003. Died while attending a University of Michigan football game, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., September 27, 2003 (age 70 years, 264 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Paul Victor Gadola; brother of Paul Victor Gadola Jr. (1929-2014).
      Political family: Gadola family of Flint, Michigan.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mt. Morris
    Mt. Morris, Genesee County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Hiram H. Bardwell (1839-1915) — of Mt. Morris, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Burton, Genesee County, Mich., April 2, 1839. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Genesee County 2nd District, 1885-88. Died April 25, 1915 (age 76 years, 23 days). Interment at Mt. Morris.
      Relatives: Son of Joel Bardwell and Harriett (Stottenburg) Bardwell; married to Jemima Allen.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Smith Hill Cemetery
    Otisville, Genesee County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles D. Parker (1877-1934) — of Genesee County, Mich. Born in 1877. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Genesee County 2nd District, 1933-34; died in office 1934. Died December 11, 1934 (age about 57 years). Interment at Smith Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Grant Parker and Alice Parker.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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