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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Kalamazoo County

Index to Locations

  • Augusta Fort Custer National Cemetery
  • Cooper West Cooper Cemetery
  • Cooper Township Cooper Township Cemetery
  • Kalamazoo Unknown location
  • Kalamazoo Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park South
  • Kalamazoo Mt. Olivet Cemetery
  • Kalamazoo Mountain Home Cemetery
  • Kalamazoo Riverside Cemetery
  • Kalamazoo Township Grand Prairie Cemetery
  • Richland Prairie Home Cemetery
  • Schoolcraft Unknown location
  • Schoolcraft Schoolcraft Township Cemetery
  • Vicksburg Vicksburg (Schoolcraft Township) Cemetery


    Fort Custer National Cemetery
    Augusta, Kalamazoo County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Merle Floyd Augustine (1924-1991) — also known as Merle Augustine — of Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich. Born June 25, 1924. Republican. Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1966. Died in Bedford Township, Calhoun County, Mich., June 23, 1991 (age 66 years, 363 days). Interment at Fort Custer National Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Henry McDermott, Sr. (1921-2005) — also known as John H. McDermott — of Brighton, Livingston County, Mich.; Verona, Dane County, Wis. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., September 10, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1968; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 51st District, 1974, 1976. Died in Madison, Dane County, Wis., October 18, 2005 (age 84 years, 38 days). Interment at Fort Custer National Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Anna-Lisa E. Soisalo.


    West Cooper Cemetery
    Cooper, Kalamazoo County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      J. Hackley Skinner (1876-1957) — of Cooper, Kalamazoo County, Mich.; Fenton, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Cooper, Kalamazoo County, Mich., July 9, 1876. Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Kalamazoo County 2nd District, 1910. Died May 8, 1957 (age 80 years, 303 days). Interment at West Cooper Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jarvis Henry Skinner (1842-1909) and Annette (Hackley) Skinner (1847-1933); married to Belle DeLano (1875-1929); married, December 24, 1931, to Leah Frances Stacey (1897-1979).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Cooper Township Cemetery
    Cooper Township, Kalamazoo County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Carl F. DeLano (1890-1952) — of Cooper Township, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Cooper Township, Kalamazoo County, Mich., September 25, 1890. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Kalamazoo County 2nd District, 1931-38; defeated in primary, 1928; member of Michigan state senate 6th District, 1939-45; resigned 1945; charged on December 6, 1944, along with four other legislators, with accepting bribes from naturopathic phyisicians; tried in 1945 and convicted; sentenced to three to five years in prison; charged on July 20, 1946 (along with 18 other legislators) with accepting bribes to vote against a banking bill, but the entire case collapsed when the star prosecution witness, Charles F. Hemans, refused to testify. Died in 1952 (age about 61 years). Interment at Cooper Township Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1923 to Irene Lane.


    Unknown Location
    Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan


    Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park South
    Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Wayne Bell Sackett (1907-1983) — also known as Wayne B. Sackett — of Portage, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Gobleville (now Gobles), Van Buren County, Mich., July 16, 1907. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1969-76 (47th District 1969-72, 55th District 1973-76); defeated in primary, 1976. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Kiwanis; Grange; Farm Bureau. Died in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., January 11, 1983 (age 75 years, 179 days). Interment at Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park South.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mt. Olivet Cemetery
    2003 Mount Olivet Road
    Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Francis Edward McAllister (1888-1948) — also known as Frank E. McAllister — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., August 30, 1888. Railway supply business; mayor of Kalamazoo, Mich., 1939-41. Died, from a heart attack, on a train in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., October 30, 1948 (age 60 years, 61 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frederick N. McAllister and Margaret A. (Owens) McAllister (1860-1954); married, May 15, 1912, to Irene Baumann.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mountain Home Cemetery
    Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
    Julius C. Burrows Julius Caesar Burrows (1837-1915) — also known as Julius C. Burrows; "The Columbian Orator" — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in North East, Erie County, Pa., January 9, 1837. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; Kalamazoo County Prosecuting Attorney; U.S. Representative from Michigan, 1873-75, 1879-83, 1885-95 (4th District 1873-75, 1879-83, 1885-93, 3rd District 1893-95); defeated, 1874, 1882; resigned 1895; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1884; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1895-1911; defeated in primary, 1910. Died in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., November 16, 1915 (age 78 years, 311 days). Interment at Mountain Home Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Julius Caesar
      Relatives: Uncle of Alfred Barnes Connable Jr. (1904-1999).
      Political family: Connable-Burrows family of Kalamazoo, Michigan.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, July 1902
    Epaphroditus Ransom Epaphroditus Ransom (1798-1859) — of Vermont; Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Shelburne Falls, Shelburne, Franklin County, Mass., March 24, 1798. Lawyer; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1830; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1836-48; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1843-48; Governor of Michigan, 1848-50; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1850-51; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Kalamazoo County 2nd District, 1853-54. Died in Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kan., November 9, 1859 (age 61 years, 230 days). Interment at Mountain Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Uncle of Elizabeth Noyes Ransom (who married Charles Eugene Otis); granduncle of Edward Cahill (1843-1922).
      Political family: Otis family of Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Ransom Avenue, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is named for him.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
      Charles Edward Stuart (1810-1887) — also known as Charles E. Stuart — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born near Waterloo, Columbia County, N.Y., November 25, 1810. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Kalamazoo County, 1842; U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1847-49, 1851-53; defeated, 1848; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1853-59; candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1858; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1860. Died in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., May 19, 1887 (age 76 years, 175 days). Interment at Mountain Home Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Francis Brown Stockbridge (1826-1894) — also known as Francis B. Stockbridge — of Saugatuck, Allegan County, Mich.; Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine, April 9, 1826. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Allegan County 1st District, 1869-70; member of Michigan state senate 17th District, 1871-72; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1887-94; died in office 1894. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., April 30, 1894 (age 68 years, 21 days). Interment at Mountain Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother-in-law of Daniel J. Arnold (born c.1834).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Marsh Giddings (1816-1875) — of Galesburg, Kalamazoo County, Mich.; Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Sherman, Fairfield County, Conn., November 19, 1816. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Kalamazoo County, 1849; probate judge in Michigan, 1860-68; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1864; member of Republican National Committee from Michigan, 1866-70; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention, 1867; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1868; Governor of New Mexico Territory, 1871-75. Congregationalist. Died in Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, N.M., June 3, 1875 (age 58 years, 196 days). Interment at Mountain Home Cemetery.
      David Safford Walbridge (1802-1868) — also known as David S. Walbridge — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Bennington, Bennington County, Vt., July 30, 1802. Hardware merchant; miller; member of Michigan state senate 5th District, 1849-50; postmaster at Kalamazoo, Mich., 1849-53; U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1855-59. Died in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., June 15, 1868 (age 65 years, 321 days). Interment at Mountain Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Walbridge (1769-1829) and Isabel (Brush) Walbridge (1771-1804); married, October 23, 1823, to Eliza Taggart (1803-1866); first cousin of John Jay Walbridge; first cousin once removed of Ephraim Safford; first cousin twice removed of Cyrus Packard Walbridge; second cousin of James Safford and Anson Peacely Killen Safford; second cousin once removed of Ebenezer William Walbridge, Henry Sanford Walbridge and Robert Crawford Safford; second cousin twice removed of Edward L. Safford; third cousin of Hiram Walbridge; third cousin once removed of John Hill Walbridge and Henry E. Walbridge (1850-1927); third cousin twice removed of Hiram Augustus Huse; third cousin thrice removed of Clair Hiram Walbridge.
      Political families: Morris-Ingersoll family of New York and Connecticut; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Weeks-Bigelow-Andrew-Prescott family of Massachusetts and New York; Hoar-Sherman family of Massachusetts; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel Clark (1800-1870) — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Clarksville, Albany County, N.Y., 1800. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York 25th District, 1833-35; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention, 1850; U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1853-55; defeated, 1854. Died in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., October 2, 1870 (age about 70 years). Interment at Mountain Home Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Sprague (1809-1868) — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Providence, Providence County, R.I., February 23, 1809. Whig. U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1849-51. Methodist. Died in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., September 19, 1868 (age 59 years, 209 days). Interment at Mountain Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rufus Sprague (1781-1823) and Elizabeth (Randall) Sprague; married, June 3, 1834, to Zeruah L. Hall (1815-1882); third cousin thrice removed of Philip Allcock Sprague (1923-1999).
      Political families: Morton family; Saltonstall-Weeks family of Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Allen Potter (1818-1885) — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Galway, Saratoga County, N.Y., October 2, 1818. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Kalamazoo County 1st District, 1857-58; U.S. Representative from Michigan 4th District, 1875-77; defeated, 1872; mayor of Kalamazoo, Mich., 1884. Died in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., May 8, 1885 (age 66 years, 218 days). Interment at Mountain Home Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Albert May Todd (1850-1931) — also known as Albert M. Todd; "The Peppermint King" — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born near Nottawa, St. Joseph County, Mich., June 3, 1850. Prohibition candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1894; U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1897-99; defeated, 1895 (Fusion), 1898 (Democratic); member of Michigan Union Silver Party State Central Committee, 1899; Democratic candidate for mayor of Kalamazoo, Mich., 1900; Independent Progressive candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1924. Died in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., October 6, 1931 (age 81 years, 125 days). Interment at Mountain Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alfred Todd and Mary Ann (Hovey) Todd; married to Augusta Allman; father of Albert J. Todd and Paul H. Todd (born c.1892); grandfather of Paul Harold Todd Jr..
      Political family: Todd family of Kalamazoo, Michigan.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Frederick Bush (d. 1892) — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Republican. Mayor of Kalamazoo, Mich., 1891-92; died in office 1892. Died in January, 1892. Interment at Mountain Home Cemetery.
      Alfred B. Connable, Sr. (1871-1951) — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Jackson, Jackson County, Mich., October 18, 1871. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Kalamazoo, Mich., 1913-15; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1916. Died in Plainwell, Allegan County, Mich., April 4, 1951 (age 79 years, 168 days). Interment at Mountain Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ralph Connable; father of Alfred Barnes Connable Jr. (1904-1999).
      Political family: Connable-Burrows family of Kalamazoo, Michigan.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles B. Hays (1862-1958) — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., November 15, 1862. Democrat. Builder; real estate developer; paper manufacturer; mayor of Kalamazoo, Mich., 1912. Died in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., May 31, 1958 (age 95 years, 197 days). Interment at Mountain Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1889 to Luella Phillips.
      William Erastus Upjohn (1853-1932) — also known as William E. Upjohn — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in 1853. Physician; inventor of the "friable pill" to make medicines more digestible; founder of the Upjohn Pill and Granule Company, which later became the The Upjohn Company; mayor of Kalamazoo, Mich., 1918. Died in 1932 (age about 79 years). Interment at Mountain Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Dr. Uriah Upjohn; married to Rachel Babcock and Carrie (Sherwood) Gilmore.
      Nathaniel Hammond Stewart (1847-1919) — also known as Nathaniel H. Stewart; Nat H. Stewart — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Johnstown, Fulton County, N.Y., July 20, 1847. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1894, 1910; candidate for mayor of Kalamazoo, Mich., 1896, 1901, 1902; circuit judge in Michigan 9th Circuit, 1913-14; appointed 1913. Member, Elks. Died in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., April 4, 1919 (age 71 years, 258 days). Interment at Mountain Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Nelson Stewart and Pauline (Andrus) Stewart; married, December 14, 1875, to Ella F. Gates.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Hezekiah Griffith Wells (1812-1885) — also known as Hezekiah G. Wells — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, June 16, 1812. Lawyer; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 11th District, 1835; Whig candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan at-large, 1837, 1838; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1840; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention, 1850; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1856, 1872 (alternate); Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1860; member of Michigan state board of agriculture, 1871-83; member of Michigan state constitutional commission 4th District, 1873. Episcopalian. Died in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., April 4, 1885 (age 72 years, 292 days). Interment at Mountain Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1840 to Achsah Strong.
      Wells Hall (built 1877 as dormitory, burned 1905; rebuilt on same site 1907, converted to offices 1940s, demolished 1966; rebuilt on different site 1960s as a major classroom and office building, and expanded since) at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, is named for him.
      James T. Upjohn (1858-1936) — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Richland, Kalamazoo County, Mich., November 29, 1858. Republican. Physician; real estate business; business executive; one of the organizers of the Upjohn pharmaceutical company; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Kalamazoo County 1st District, 1925-28; member of Michigan state senate 6th District, 1929-34; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1934. Died in 1936 (age about 77 years). Interment at Mountain Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Carrie Barnes (1860-1919).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John A. Doelle (1878-1962) — of Michigan; Grosse Pointe Park, Wayne County, Mich. Born February 10, 1878. Republican. Superintendent of schools; member of Michigan state board of agriculture, 1922; resigned 1922. Died in Grosse Pointe Farms, Wayne County, Mich., March 7, 1962 (age 84 years, 25 days). Interment at Mountain Home Cemetery.
      The John A. Doelle School (now closed), in Tapiola, Michigan, was named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Huston B. Colman (1853-1917) — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Michigan, June 8, 1853. Republican. Member of Michigan state senate 9th District, 1897-98; postmaster at Kalamazoo, Mich., 1899-1916. Died in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., March 29, 1917 (age 63 years, 294 days). Interment at Mountain Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Fannie Z. Lovell (1850-1884) and Katherine Fletcher (1852-1914).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alfred Barnes Connable Jr. (1904-1999) — also known as Alfred B. Connable — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., February 20, 1904. Republican. Member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1942-57; defeated, 1957. Presbyterian. Member, Rotary; Pi Delta Epsilon; Alpha Kappa Psi; Delta Kappa Epsilon. Died in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., November 16, 1999 (age 95 years, 269 days). Interment at Mountain Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alfred B. Connable, Sr. (1871-1951) and Frances (Peck) Connable (died 1929); married, April 15, 1927, to Dorothy Jean Malcomson; nephew of Julius Caesar Burrows.
      Political family: Connable-Burrows family of Kalamazoo, Michigan.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Dallas Boudeman (1846-1925) — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Valley Township, Montour County, Pa., January 20, 1846. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1908; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1916, 1924; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1916, 1924. Died in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., October 3, 1925 (age 79 years, 256 days). Interment at Mountain Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Boudeman and Margaret (Caldwell) Boudeman.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Karla Van Ostrand Parker (1894-1986) — also known as Karla Parker; Karla Van Ostrand; Mrs. James C. Parker — of Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Born in South Haven, Van Buren County, Mich., November 30, 1894. Republican. School teacher; candidate for Michigan state board of education, 1964. Female. Christian Scientist. Member, Delta Kappa Gamma; League of Women Voters. Died in 1986 (age about 91 years). Interment at Mountain Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Charles Harry Van Ostrand and Ray (Delamere) Van Ostrand; married, September 17, 1919, to James C. Parker.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Riverside Cemetery
    Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Claude S. Carney (1875-1940) — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Schoolcraft, Kalamazoo County, Mich., April 25, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; Kalamazoo County Prosecuting Attorney, 1907-08; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 9th Circuit, 1908; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1912, 1924; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1924 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1936; candidate in primary for Governor of Michigan, 1932; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1934. Died in 1940 (age about 65 years). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, September 10, 1902, to Sara E. Westnedge.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Homer Arnett Homer Arnett (1903-1985) — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Salyersville, Magoffin County, Ky., January 29, 1903. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; Kalamazoo County Circuit Court Commissioner, 1949-50; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1952; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1957-66 (Kalamazoo County 1st District 1957-64, 46th District 1965-66); defeated in primary, 1966. Methodist. Died in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., May 9, 1985 (age 82 years, 100 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, December 22, 1925, to Florence L. York (1904-1989).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
      Ural Stebbins Acker (1879-1950) — also known as Ural S. Acker — of Cooper Township, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in St. Johns, Clinton County, Mich., May 28, 1879. Republican. Papermaker; deputy sheriff; Kalamazoo County Treasurer, 1919-22; Kalamazoo County Clerk, 1925-28; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Kalamazoo County 2nd District, 1939-50; died in office 1950. Died June 18, 1950 (age 71 years, 21 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Acker and Marie (Thornton) Acker; married to Luella Munger.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas E. Clark (1906-1972) — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born February 18, 1906. Republican. Candidate in primary for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 6th Senatorial District, 1961. Died in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., December 16, 1972 (age 66 years, 302 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.


    Grand Prairie Cemetery
    Grand Prairie Road
    Kalamazoo Township, Kalamazoo County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Cyril H. Root (1896-1983) — of Oshtemo Township, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born May 23, 1896. Republican. Farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1950-68 (Kalamazoo County 2nd District 1950-64, 47th District 1965-68); defeated in primary, 1938. Methodist. Member, Farm Bureau; Grange; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star. Died in 1983 (age about 87 years). Interment at Grand Prairie Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, October 30, 1918, to Margaret Harvey.


    Prairie Home Cemetery
    Richland, Kalamazoo County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Gilbert Ezra Read (1822-1898) — also known as Gilbert E. Read — of Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Ludlow, Windsor County, Vt., May 6, 1822. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1861-66 (Kalamazoo County 2nd District 1861-62, Kalamazoo County 1st District 1863-66); Speaker of the Michigan State House of Representatives, 1865-66; member of Michigan state senate 11th District, 1877-78. Died in Richland, Kalamazoo County, Mich., May 16, 1898 (age 76 years, 10 days). Interment at Prairie Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rufus Read (1789-1859) and Rhoda King (Deane) Read (1796-1872); married to Mary Ann Daniels (1831-1901); uncle of Edward George Read; third cousin thrice removed of Matthew Griswold (1714-1799).
      Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Waterman-Huntington family of Connecticut; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Wolcott-Griswold-Packwood-Brandegee family of Connecticut; Hosmer-Griswold-Parsons family of Middletown, Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edward George Read (1864-1932) — also known as Edward G. Read — of Richland, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Richland Township, Kalamazoo County, Mich., September 3, 1864. Republican. Farmer; bank director; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Kalamazoo County 2nd District, 1919-24; defeated in primary, 1924. Died May 2, 1932 (age 67 years, 242 days). Interment at Prairie Home Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Frederic Read (1820-1874) and Caroline (Fisher) Read (1831-1906); married to Ruby Ann Chandler (1870-1953); nephew of Gilbert Ezra Read (1822-1898).
      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


    Unknown Location
    Schoolcraft, Kalamazoo County, Michigan


    Schoolcraft Township Cemetery
    Schoolcraft, Kalamazoo County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Garry Eldridge Brown (1923-1998) — also known as Garry Brown — of Schoolcraft, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Schoolcraft, Kalamazoo County, Mich., August 12, 1923. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 6th Senatorial District, 1961-62; member of Michigan state senate, 1963-66 (6th District 1963-64, 21st District 1965-66); U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1967-79; defeated, 1978. Presbyterian. Member, American Legion; American Bar Association; Elks; Jaycees. Died in Washington, D.C., August 27, 1998 (age 75 years, 15 days). Interment at Schoolcraft Township Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Blanche (Jackson) Brown (1886-1971) and Edward Lakin Brown (1888-1941); married, September 10, 1955, to Frances Esther Wilkins; married to Deanna Lee DeLong (1938-2004); grandson of Addison Makepeace Brown (1859-1931); great-grandson of Ebenezer Lakin Brown; first cousin twice removed of Arthur Brown; fourth cousin of Bradford R. Lansing.
      Political family: Lansing family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Stephen Vickery (d. 1857) — of Kalamazoo County, Mich. Whig. Kalamazoo County Clerk, 1834-36; Kalamazoo County Register of Deeds, 1836-38; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Kalamazoo County, 1838, 1843-45, 1848; candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1845. Died in Schoolcraft, Kalamazoo County, Mich., December 21, 1857. Interment at Schoolcraft Township Cemetery.
      Edwin H. Lothrop (1806-1874) — of Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born March 22, 1806. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Kalamazoo County, 1835-37, 1842-44, 1848; Speaker of the Michigan State House of Representatives, 1844; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1872. Died in Three Rivers, St. Joseph County, Mich., February 17, 1874 (age 67 years, 332 days). Interment at Schoolcraft Township Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of George Van Ness Lothrop (1817-1897).
      Political family: Lothrop-Campbell family of Detroit, Michigan.
      Ebenezer Lakin Brown (1809-1899) — also known as E. Lakin Brown — of Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Plymouth, Windsor County, Vt., April 16, 1809. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Kalamazoo County, 1841; member of Michigan state senate, 1855-56, 1879-80 (21st District 1855-56, 11th District 1879-80). Died in Schoolcraft, Kalamazoo County, Mich., April 12, 1899 (age 89 years, 361 days). Interment at Schoolcraft Township Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Addison Makepeace Brown (1859-1931); uncle of Arthur Brown; great-grandfather of Garry Eldridge Brown; first cousin thrice removed of Bradford R. Lansing.
      Political family: Lansing family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Addison Makepeace Brown (1859-1931) — also known as Addison M. Brown — of Schoolcraft, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Schoolcraft, Kalamazoo County, Mich., February 15, 1859. Republican. Farmer; member of Michigan state senate 9th District, 1899-1900; defeated in primary, 1928. Died in Schoolcraft, Kalamazoo County, Mich., March 2, 1931 (age 72 years, 15 days). Interment at Schoolcraft Township Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ebenezer Lakin Brown and Mary Ann (Miles) Brown (1822-1906); married to Mollie Eliza Earl (1859-1931); grandfather of Garry Eldridge Brown; first cousin of Arthur Brown; second cousin twice removed of Bradford R. Lansing (1860-1912).
      Political families: Lansing family of New York; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Vicksburg (Schoolcraft Township) Cemetery
    Vicksburg, Kalamazoo County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Victor Earle Bucknell (1904-1969) — also known as Victor E. Bucknell — of Vicksburg, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Burr Oak, St. Joseph County, Mich., August 23, 1904. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1944-49; candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1946; candidate in primary for Governor of Michigan, 1948. Member, American Bar Association. Died in 1969 (age about 64 years). Interment at Vicksburg (Schoolcraft Township) Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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