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Hillsdale County
Michigan

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Hillsdale County

Index to Locations

  • Hillsdale Unknown location
  • Hillsdale King Lake Cemetery
  • Hillsdale Oak Grove Cemetery
  • Jonesville Jonesville Cemetery
  • Jonesville Sunset View Cemetery
  • Litchfield Mt. Hope Cemetery
  • Moscow Moscow Plains Cemetery
  • Mosherville Mosherville Cemetery
  • Reading Old Maplewood Cemetery
  • Waldron Waldron Cemetery
  • Wheatland Township Pease Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    Hillsdale, Hillsdale County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward Hancock Custis Wilson — also known as Edward H. C. Wilson — of Hillsdale, Hillsdale County, Mich. Justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1856-57; circuit judge in Michigan 1st Circuit, 1858-63. Interment somewhere.


    King Lake Cemetery
    Hillsdale, Hillsdale County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Carl Guy Card (1892-1977) — also known as Carl G. Card — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born February 8, 1892. Mayor of East Lansing, Mich., 1937-47. Died in June, 1977 (age 85 years, 0 days). Interment at King Lake Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Porter Gardner Card (1864-1939) and Moretta (Snyder) Card (1868-1958); brother of Leo Victor Card (1894-1967); married to Madeline C. Card (1894-1954).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Leo Victor Card (1894-1967) — also known as Leo V. Card — of Hillsdale, Hillsdale County, Mich. Born November 8, 1894. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1940; candidate for secretary of state of Michigan, 1940. Died in February, 1967 (age 72 years, 0 days). Interment at King Lake Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Porter Gardner Card (1864-1939) and Moretta (Snyder) Card (1868-1958); brother of Carl Guy Card (1892-1977); married to Olive M. Card (1896-1942) and Lois Evelyn Truitt (1909-1992).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oak Grove Cemetery
    Hillsdale, Hillsdale County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Waldron (1819-1880) — of Hillsdale, Hillsdale County, Mich. Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., October 11, 1819. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Hillsdale County, 1843; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1848; U.S. Representative from Michigan, 1855-61, 1871-77 (2nd District 1855-61, 1st District 1871-73, 2nd District 1873-77); delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1868. Died in Hillsdale, Hillsdale County, Mich., September 13, 1880 (age 60 years, 338 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Horace Frankhauser (1863-1921) — also known as William H. Frankhauser — of Hillsdale, Hillsdale County, Mich. Born in Wood County, Ohio, March 5, 1863. Republican. Hillsdale County Prosecuting Attorney; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1916; U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1921; died in office 1921. Died in a sanitarium at Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., May 9, 1921 (age 58 years, 65 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    Walter H. Sawyer Walter Hulme Sawyer (1861-1931) — also known as Walter H. Sawyer — of Hillsdale, Hillsdale County, Mich. Born in Lyme Township, Huron County, Ohio, August 10, 1861. Republican. Physician; surgeon; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1894-99; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1906-31; died in office 1931; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1928. Died in 1931 (age about 69 years). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Nellie Sawyer Clark (1881?-?); married 1888 to Harriet Belle Mitchell (1861-1929).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1927
      George Dwight Schermerhorn (1886-1954) — also known as George D. Schermerhorn — of Reading, Hillsdale County, Mich. Born in Reading, Hillsdale County, Mich., October 8, 1886. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; president, Acme Chair Company; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1928; candidate for Michigan state senate 10th District, 1932; delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Hillsdale County, 1933; candidate for University of Michigan board of regents, 1947. Member, American Legion. Died, from coronary occlusion and from carcinoma of tongue and jaw, in Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., April 21, 1954 (age 67 years, 195 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Darwin Schermerhorn and Fanny (Roberts) Schermerhorn; married, January 8, 1913, to Hazel Wilma Fenton (1889?-?).


    Jonesville Cemetery
    Jonesville, Hillsdale County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Baxter (1821-1873) — Born in Sidney Plains, Delaware County, N.Y., September 8, 1821. General in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Minister to Honduras, 1869-73. Died in Jonesville, Hillsdale County, Mich., December 30, 1873 (age 52 years, 113 days). Interment at Jonesville Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Levi Baxter and Lois (Johnson) Baxter; married 1854 to Elvira E. George.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary


    Sunset View Cemetery
    Jonesville, Hillsdale County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Ebenezer O. Grosvenor Ebenezer Oliver Grosvenor (1820-1910) — also known as Ebenezer O. Grosvenor — of Jonesville, Hillsdale County, Mich. Born in Stillwater, Saratoga County, N.Y., January 26, 1820. Republican. Banker; merchant; member of Michigan state senate 14th District, 1859-60, 1863-64; Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1865-66; Michigan state treasurer, 1867-70; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1880-87; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1896; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1903. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Jonesville, Hillsdale County, Mich., March 10, 1910 (age 90 years, 43 days). Interment at Sunset View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ebenezer Oliver Grosvenor (1783-1871) and Mary Ann (Livermore) Grosvenor (1792-1849); married, February 22, 1844, to Sally Ann Champlin (1821-1910; daughter of Elisha Champlin (1798-1855)); third cousin once removed of Seth Grosvenor Heacock; third cousin thrice removed of Samuel Adams and John Adams; fourth cousin once removed of Samuel Clement Fessenden, Benjamin Fessenden, John Milton Fessenden and Charles Backus Hyde Fessenden.
      Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: History of the University of Michigan (1906)
      Elisha Champlin (1798-1855) — of Jonesville, Hillsdale County, Mich. Born in Greenfield, Saratoga County, N.Y., June 25, 1798. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Hillsdale County, 1838, 1840; postmaster; member of Michigan state senate, 1841, 1842 (2nd District 1841, 3rd District 1842). Died February 20, 1855 (age 56 years, 240 days). Interment at Sunset View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joshua Champlin and Hannah (Howard) Champlin; married, April 3, 1820, to Harriet S. Gardner; father of Sally Ann Champlin (1821-1910; who married Ebenezer Oliver Grosvenor (1820-1910)).
      Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mt. Hope Cemetery
    Litchfield, Hillsdale County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      William Henry Hinebaugh (1867-1943) — of Illinois. Born near Marshall, Calhoun County, Mich., December 16, 1867. County judge in Illinois, 1902-12; U.S. Representative from Illinois 12th District, 1913-15. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Elks. Died in Albion, Calhoun County, Mich., September 22, 1943 (age 75 years, 280 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Moscow Plains Cemetery
    Moscow, Hillsdale County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Ora Lynn Smith, Sr. (1879-1942) — also known as O. L. Smith — of Ithaca, Gratiot County, Mich.; Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Union City, Branch County, Mich., October 8, 1879. Republican. Lawyer; law partner of George P. Stone, 1913-14; Gratiot County Prosecuting Attorney, 1914-21; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1927-28; candidate in primary for Governor of Michigan, 1940. Died November 27, 1942 (age 63 years, 50 days). Interment at Moscow Plains Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James D. Smith and Henrietta (Miller) Smith; married 1902 to Genevieve Mumford.
      O. L. Smith Middle School, in Dearborn, Michigan, is named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mosherville Cemetery
    Mosherville, Hillsdale County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Mosher (1822-1889) — of Hillsdale County, Mich. Born in Chatham, Columbia County, N.Y., January 2, 1822. Farmer; miller; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Hillsdale County 1st District, 1863-64, 1877-80; Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1884; Prohibition candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1886. Methodist. Died May 14, 1889 (age 67 years, 132 days). Interment at Mosherville Cemetery.


    Old Maplewood Cemetery
    Reading, Hillsdale County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward Reeves Galloway (1855-1942) — also known as Edward R. Galloway — of Reading, Hillsdale County, Mich. Born in Reading Township, Hillsdale County, Mich., June 19, 1855. Republican. Farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Hillsdale County, 1917-20. Died in Reading, Hillsdale County, Mich., 1942 (age about 87 years). Interment at Old Maplewood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James C. Galloway (1818-1866) and Mary Post (Reeves) Galloway (c.1836-1901); married, June 1, 1876, to Wealthy Jane Archer (1857-1925).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Waldron Cemetery
    Waldron, Hillsdale County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Harold Carlton Mason (1888-1964) — also known as Harold C. Mason — of Blissfield, Lenawee County, Mich.; Huntington, Huntington County, Ind.; Winona Lake, Kosciusko County, Ind. Born in Kunkle, Williams County, Ohio, November 9, 1888. School teacher; minister; Prohibition candidate for Michigan state senate 19th District, 1914; bishop; college professor; president, Huntington College, 1932-39. Free Methodist. German, Scottish, English, and Welsh ancestry. Died, from a myocardial infarction, in Winona Lake, Kosciusko County, Ind., June 2, 1964 (age 75 years, 206 days). Interment at Waldron Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Emmit Carlton Mason (1865-1941) and Virginia Elizabeth 'Libby' (Munson) Mason (1867-1946); married, December 25, 1909, to Alta Elvida McFate.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Denver Driskill (1888-1959) — of Waldron, Hillsdale County, Mich. Born in Ohio, March 11, 1888. Minister; Dry candidate for delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Hillsdale County, 1933. Died, from coronary thrombosis, in Thorn Memorial Hospital, Hudson, Lenawee County, Mich., June 25, 1959 (age 71 years, 106 days). Interment at Waldron Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Driskill and Arabella (Shepard) Driskill.


    Pease Cemetery
    Wheatland Township, Hillsdale County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
    Fred A. Jeffers Frederick Albert Jeffers (1869-1966) — also known as Fred A. Jeffers — of Painesdale, Houghton County, Mich. Born in Farmington, Belmont County, Ohio, July 24, 1869. Republican. Superintendent of schools; member of Michigan state board of education, 1915-33; defeated, 1933. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Eagles. Died August 15, 1966 (age 97 years, 22 days). Interment at Pease Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Isaac Jeffers and Elizabeth B. Jeffers; married, August 25, 1894, to Cora Doolitle (1871-1949).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1927


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