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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Grand Traverse County

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  • Traverse City Oakwood Catholic Cemetery
  • Traverse City Oakwood Cemetery


    Oakwood Catholic Cemetery
    Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Nick James Rajkovich (1910-1969) — also known as Nick J. Rajkovich — of Ironwood, Gogebic County, Mich.; Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich. Born in Krispolje, Austria (now Krizpolje, Croatia), February 8, 1910. Republican. School teacher; college professor; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Grand Traverse District, 1961-62; mayor of Traverse City, Mich., 1969; died in office 1969. Catholic. Member, Kiwanis. Died, from a heart attack, in Munson Hospital, in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich., November 11, 1969 (age 59 years, 276 days). Interment at Oakwood Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Andrew Rajkovich and Mary (Ticak) Rajkovich; married to Frances C. Derbyshire.
      The Rajkovich Physical Education Center (opened 1969), at Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, Michigan, is named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oakwood Cemetery
    Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Seth Crittenden Moffatt (1841-1887) — also known as Seth C. Moffatt — of Northport, Leelanau County, Mich.; Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich. Born in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., August 10, 1841. Republican. Member of Michigan state senate 31st District, 1871-72; member of Michigan state constitutional commission 9th District, 1873; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Grand Traverse District, 1881-82; Speaker of the Michigan State House of Representatives, 1881-82; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1884; U.S. Representative from Michigan 11th District, 1885-87; died in office 1887. Died in Washington, D.C., December 22, 1887 (age 46 years, 134 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Orlando Moffatt (1808-1868) and Amelia H. Moffatt (1815-1882); married 1864 to Emma Retta Linnell (1842-1908).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Wakely Patchin (1858-1934) — also known as John W. Patchin — of Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich. Born in Michigan, 1858. Progressive. Mayor of Traverse City, Mich., 1901-02; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 11th District, 1912. Died in Grand Traverse County, Mich., October 15, 1934 (age about 76 years). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Patchin and Elizabeth Patchin; married to Ruth Watkins (1870-1945).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alfred V. Friedrich (1865-1924) — of Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich. Born in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., October 25, 1865. Democrat. Mayor of Traverse City, Mich., 1900-01, 1905-08; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1916 (member, Credentials Committee), 1920 (alternate); candidate for Michigan state auditor general, 1916. German and Austrian ancestry. Died in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich., June 6, 1924 (age 58 years, 225 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frank Paul Friedrich (1830-1879) and Marie (Ansorge) Friedrich (1837-1902); married 1892 to Minnie Spalding (1864-1949); father of Alfred Spalding Friedrich (1893-1955).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Wallace Smith (1849-1929) — also known as William W. Smith — of Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich. Born in Constantia, Oswego County, N.Y., August 22, 1849. Republican. Merchant; milling business; mayor of Traverse City, Mich., 1897-99; member of Michigan state senate 27th District, 1917-20. Died in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich., January 23, 1929 (age 79 years, 154 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Smith (1825-1858) and Ada Ann (West) Smith (1829-1906); married 1874 to Susan Elizabeth Reynolds (1853-1928).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William D. C. Germaine (1866-1943) — also known as "Wild Bill" — of Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich. Born in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich., October 17, 1866. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; mayor of Traverse City, Mich., 1908-10, 1912-13. Died in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich., January 3, 1943 (age 76 years, 78 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Cuyler Germaine (1834-1887) and Anna (Kratochvil) Germaine (1837-1918); married, July 27, 1895, to Ola Hull.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Perry Hannah (1824-1904) — of Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich. Born in Erie County, Pa., September 22, 1824. Republican. Lumber business; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1856-57; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1864, 1888; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1872, 1880, 1888; village president of Traverse City, Michigan, 1881-86, 1887-95; mayor of Traverse City, Mich., 1895-96; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1900. Died in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich., August 16, 1904 (age 79 years, 329 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of E. L. Hannah and Ann (McCann) Hannah; married 1852 to Anna Amelia Flint (1822-1898).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Rendle Santo (1865-1935) — also known as John R. Santo — of Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich. Born in London, Ontario, June 29, 1865. Democrat. Fire insurance business; hotel owner; mayor of Traverse City, Mich., 1903-04; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1912; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Grand Traverse County, 1913-14; defeated, 1902, 1914. English ancestry. Died in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich., November 22, 1935 (age 70 years, 146 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Santo (1830-1893) and Mary (Randell) Santo (1838-1925); married, May 12, 1892, to Frances (Finney) Thompson (1860-1923).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George W. Lardie (1850-1943) — of Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich. Born in Milton, Ontario, April 20, 1850. Mayor of Traverse City, Mich., 1929-31. Died in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich., September 19, 1943 (age 93 years, 152 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Lardie (1829-1907) and Harriet (Coutu) Lardie (1831-1901); uncle of Mary Jane Lardie (1903-1995; who married Wilbur G. Watson (1895-1974)).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Herold Round (1901-1968) — also known as Charles H. Round — of Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich. Born in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich., October 16, 1901. Republican. Mayor of Traverse City, Mich., 1954; candidate in primary for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Grand Traverse District, 1961. Died, in Grand Traverse Medical Care Facility, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich., August 27, 1968 (age 66 years, 316 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Wootton Round (1874-1952) and Mabel Mary (Misener) Round (1875-1955); married 1929 to Mary M. Hanson (1902-1986).
      Wilbur G. Watson (1895-1974) — of Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich. Born in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich., July 6, 1895. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; automobile dealer; mayor of Traverse City, Mich., 1950. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners. Died, from a heart attack, in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich., April 18, 1974 (age 78 years, 286 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Walter Watson and Bessie (Gilchrist) Watson; married to Laura T. Tenny (1897-1949); married 1953 to Mary Jane Lardie (1903-1995; niece of George W. Lardie (1850-1943)).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      David Green Chandler (1847-1929) — also known as David G. Chandler — of Grand Traverse County, Mich. Born in Flushing, Genesee County, Mich., March 3, 1847. Republican. Grand Traverse County Sheriff, 1901-04; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Grand Traverse County, 1909-12. Died in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich., January 5, 1929 (age 81 years, 308 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Ellsworth Abraham Kellogg (1879-1945) — also known as Ellsworth A. Kellogg — of Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich. Born in Laingsburg, Shiawassee County, Mich., December 17, 1879. Socialist. Painter; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1920. Died in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich., August 3, 1945 (age 65 years, 229 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frank R. Kellogg (1856-1918) and Sarah Abigail (Wallace) Kellogg (1861-1935); married, December 22, 1909, to Josephine Georgina 'Josie' Windedahl (1884-1959); second cousin twice removed of Barzillai Bulkeley Kellogg; fourth cousin once removed of Abram Bennett Macardell (1877-1958).
      Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alfred Spalding Friedrich (1893-1955) — also known as A. Spalding Friedrich — of Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich. Born May 2, 1893. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1936; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1937; postmaster at Traverse City, Mich., 1944-47 (acting, 1944-46); Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1944. German and Austrian ancestry. Died in Grand Traverse County, Mich., March 29, 1955 (age 61 years, 331 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Minnie (Spalding) Friedrich (1864-1949) and Alfred V. Friedrich (1865-1924).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Lewis William Zimmerman (1894-1979) — also known as Lewis W. Zimmerman — of Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich. Born in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich., August 12, 1894. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Grand Traverse County, 1939-40. Member, American Legion; Freemasons. Died in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich., April 29, 1979 (age 84 years, 260 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph William Zimmerman (1861-1932) and Catherine Adelia (Kilmer) Zimmerman (1865-1936); married 1921 to Ina Hardy (1896-1957).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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