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Lenawee County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Lenawee County

Index to Locations

  • Adrian Adrian Center Cemetery
  • Adrian North Adrian Cemetery
  • Adrian Oakwood Cemetery
  • Blissfield Pleasant View Cemetery
  • Cambridge Township St. Joseph Shrine Cemetery
  • Hudson Calvary Cemetery
  • Manitou Beach Greens Lakeside Cemetery
  • Sand Creek Sand Creek Cemetery
  • Tecumseh Brookside Cemetery


    Adrian Center Cemetery
    Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
    Eugene B. Elliott Eugene B. Elliott (1896-1971) — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Pontiac, Oakland County, Mich., April 6, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War I; school teacher; superintendent of schools; Michigan superintendent of public instruction, 1935-48; appointed 1935; resigned 1948. Member, Freemasons; Phi Delta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Beta Kappa; Rotary; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died September 25, 1971 (age 75 years, 172 days). Interment at Adrian Center Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Elliott and Anna (Hyde) Elliott; married, August 18, 1923, to Wilma A. Gardner (1898-1972).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1939


    North Adrian Cemetery
    Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Alanson B. Treat (1847-1917) — of Adrian, Lenawee County, Mich. Born in Adrian, Lenawee County, Mich., January 20, 1847. Druggist; mayor of Adrian, Mich., 1892-93; justice of the peace. Died in 1917 (age about 70 years). Interment at North Adrian Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Butler Treat (1818-1879) and Nancy (Tingley) Treat; half-brother of David Leroy Treat (1873-1956); married 1871 to Clara M. Lincoln (1849-1918); fourth great-grandson of Robert Treat; fourth cousin once removed of John Condit and Aurelius Buckingham.
      Political families: Condit family of Orange, New Jersey; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oakwood Cemetery
    Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan
    Founded 1848
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Charles M. Croswell Charles Miller Croswell (1825-1886) — also known as Charles M. Croswell — of Adrian, Lenawee County, Mich. Born in Newburgh, Orange County, N.Y., October 31, 1825. Republican. Carpenter; contractor; lawyer; Lenawee County Register of Deeds, 1851-54; law partner of Thomas M. Cooley, 1855; mayor of Adrian, Mich., 1862-63; member of Michigan state senate, 1863-66, 1867-68 (10th District 1863-66, 8th District 1867-68); delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention, 1867; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1868; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Lenawee County 4th District, 1873-74; Speaker of the Michigan State House of Representatives, 1873-74; Governor of Michigan, 1877-80. Presbyterian. Scotch-Irish and Dutch ancestry. Died in Adrian, Lenawee County, Mich., December 13, 1886 (age 61 years, 43 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Croswell and Sally (Hicks) Croswell; married 1852 to Lucy M. Eddy (died 1868); married to Elizabeth Musgrove.
      The city of Croswell, Michigan, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
      Jerome Bunty Chaffee (1825-1886) — also known as Jerome B. Chaffee — of Denver, Colo. Born in Niagara County, N.Y., April 17, 1825. Republican. Member of Colorado territorial House of Representatives, 1861-63; Speaker of Colorado Territory House of Representatives, 1863; member of Republican National Committee from Colorado Territory, 1866-68, 1870-72; delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado Territory, 1868; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Colorado Territory, 1871-75; delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1876; U.S. Senator from Colorado, 1876-79; Colorado Republican state chair, 1884. One of the founders of the city of Denver. Died in Salem Center, Westchester County, N.Y., March 9, 1886 (age 60 years, 326 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Miriam B. Comstock (1829-1857); father of Frances Josephine Chaffee (1857-1909; who married Ulysses Simpson Grant, Jr. (1852-1929)).
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Grant-Dent family of San Francisco, California (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Chaffee County, Colo. is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Earl Cory Michener (1876-1957) — also known as Earl C. Michener — of Adrian, Lenawee County, Mich. Born near Attica, Seneca County, Ohio, November 30, 1876. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; Lenawee County Prosecuting Attorney, 1911-14; U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1919-33, 1935-51; defeated, 1932. English and German ancestry. Died in Adrian, Lenawee County, Mich., July 4, 1957 (age 80 years, 216 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Valentine A. Michener (1849-1942) and Sarah Adelia (Cory) Michener (1858-1919); married, June 11, 1902, to Belle Strandler.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
    William L. Greenly William L. Greenly (1813-1883) — of Adrian, Lenawee County, Mich. Born in Hamilton, Madison County, N.Y., September 18, 1813. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Michigan state senate, 1839-40, 1842-43 (2nd District 1839-40, 3rd District 1842-43); Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1846-47; Governor of Michigan, 1847-48; mayor of Adrian, Mich., 1858-59. Died November 29, 1883 (age 70 years, 72 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
      Fernando Cortez Beaman (1814-1882) — also known as Fernando C. Beaman — of Adrian, Lenawee County, Mich. Born in Chester, Windsor County, Vt., June 28, 1814. Lenawee County Prosecuting Attorney, 1843-50; mayor of Adrian, Mich., 1856-57; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1856; Lenawee County Probate Judge, 1856-60, 1871-80; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1856, 1872 (alternate); U.S. Representative from Michigan, 1861-71 (2nd District 1861-63, 1st District 1863-71). Died in Adrian, Lenawee County, Mich., September 27, 1882 (age 68 years, 91 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Fernando Cortez
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel William Smith (1852-1931) — also known as Samuel W. Smith — of Pontiac, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Independence Township, Oakland County, Mich., August 23, 1852. Republican. Lawyer; Oakland County Prosecuting Attorney, 1880-84; member of Michigan state senate 15th District, 1885-86; U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1897-1915. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., June 19, 1931 (age 78 years, 300 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Alida Electa Deland (1859-1949).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Cassorte Smith (1856-1911) — also known as Henry C. Smith — of Adrian, Lenawee County, Mich. Born in Canandaigua, Ontario County, N.Y., June 2, 1856. Republican. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1896; U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1899-1903; defeated, 1902. Died in Adrian, Lenawee County, Mich., December 7, 1911 (age 55 years, 188 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Nathaniel Buel Eldredge (1813-1893) — also known as Nathaniel B. Eldredge — of Lapeer County, Mich.; Adrian, Lenawee County, Mich. Born in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., March 28, 1813. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Lapeer County, 1848; probate judge in Michigan, 1852-56; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; mayor of Adrian, Mich., 1870-71; Lenawee County Sheriff; U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1883-87; defeated, 1870. Died in Adrian, Lenawee County, Mich., November 27, 1893 (age 80 years, 244 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel William Raymond (1872-1950) — also known as Samuel W. Raymond — of Adrian, Lenawee County, Mich. Born in Fairfield Township, Lenawee County, Mich., March 23, 1872. Democrat. Farmer; automobile dealer; banker; inventor; member of Michigan state senate 19th District, 1933-34; defeated, 1926. Episcopalian. Swiss and Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Elks. Died in 1950 (age about 78 years). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Raymond and Rebecca (Burgess) Raymond; married, March 2, 1898, to Kate Bell Bryant (1873-1949); father of Russell Bryant Raymond (1901-1970).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      David Leroy Treat (1873-1956) — also known as David L. Treat — of Adrian, Lenawee County, Mich.; Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Michigan, October 26, 1873. Democrat. Physician; mayor of Adrian, Mich.; elected 1904, 1910; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1907; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1912. Died in 1956 (age about 82 years). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Butler Treat (1818-1879) and Maryette (Vedder) Treat; half-brother of Alanson B. Treat; fourth great-grandson of Robert Treat; fourth cousin once removed of John Condit (1755-1834) and Aurelius Buckingham.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Condit family of Orange, New Jersey (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Washington Armstrong (1859-1948) — also known as George W. Armstrong — of Adrian, Lenawee County, Mich. Born in Marshall, Calhoun County, Mich., April 18, 1859. Republican. Mechanical dentist; traveling salesman; mayor of Adrian, Mich., 1936-37. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Sons of the American Revolution. Died in 1948 (age about 89 years). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: George Washington
      Relatives: Son of Henry H. Armstrong and Mary (Robinson) Armstrong; married, October 18, 1882, to Frances J. McKean.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Rodolph A. Woolsey (1850-1920) — of Madison Township, Lenawee County, Mich. Born in Lenawee County, Mich., December 12, 1850. Progressive. Farmer; candidate for Michigan state senate 19th District, 1914. Died in Madison Township, Lenawee County, Mich., February 20, 1920 (age 69 years, 70 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alanson Woolsey (1813-1900) and Mahala (Ladd) Woolsey (1818-1904); married to Elizabeth Douglass (1851-1933); third cousin once removed of Abraham Hatfield and Lester Ellis Woolsey; third cousin thrice removed of Ezekiel Cornell (1733-1800); fourth cousin once removed of Theodore Davenport.
      Political families: Sherman family of Connecticut; Durfee-Wanton family of Newport, Rhode Island; Cornell family of New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; King family; Hatfield-Cornell-Woolsey family of New York; Pendleton family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Russell Bryant Raymond (1901-1970) — also known as Russell B. Raymond — Born in Jasper, Lenawee County, Mich., February 6, 1901. Democrat. Candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 19th District, 1960. Died in Adrian, Lenawee County, Mich., August 28, 1970 (age 69 years, 203 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel William Raymond (1872-1950) and Kate Bell (Bryant) Raymond (1873-1949); married to Marie Louise Rorick (1905-1991).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Pleasant View Cemetery
    Blissfield, Lenawee County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      David Carpenter (1815-1891) — Born in Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., April 19, 1815. Republican. Real estate business; banker; member of Michigan state board of agriculture, 1861-71. Methodist. Died in Mt. Dora, Lake County, Fla., December 22, 1891 (age 76 years, 247 days). Interment at Pleasant View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Clement Carpenter and Sarah (Gilmore) Carpenter; married 1834 to Tibza Pease (1812-1839); married 1840 to Mary L. Ellis (died 1848); married 1848 to Hepsibeth Worth (died 1910).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Joseph Shrine Cemetery
    Cambridge Township, Lenawee County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      John C. Dalton (1912-1975) — of Brooklyn, Jackson County, Mich. Born November 24, 1912. Circuit judge in Michigan 4th Circuit, 1960-74; defeated, 1974. Catholic. Died, in Mercy Hospital, Jackson, Jackson County, Mich., May 29, 1975 (age 62 years, 186 days). Interment at St. Joseph Shrine Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Calvary Cemetery
    Hudson, Lenawee County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Clare Arthur Retan (1888-1931) — also known as Clare Retan — of Michigan. Born in Hudson, Lenawee County, Mich., June 8, 1888. Republican. Lawyer; Michigan state attorney general, 1926; appointed 1926. Died in Windsor, Ontario, July 1, 1931 (age 43 years, 23 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frank Arthur Retan and Florence Agnes (Friend) Retan; married to Fern Inez Listeman.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Greens Lakeside Cemetery
    630 Manitou Road
    Manitou Beach, Lenawee County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Porter Beal (1819-1902) — of Michigan. Born in Penfield, Monroe County, N.Y., April 6, 1819. Farmer; Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1898. Died in Rollin Township, Lenawee County, Mich., April 11, 1902 (age 83 years, 5 days). Interment at Greens Lakeside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Beal (1782-1877) and Elizabeth 'Betsey' (Claghorn) Beal (1784-1831); married, January 1, 1840, to Susan Anthony Brownell (1823-1907); father of Joseph Lorenzo Beal; first cousin once removed of Rice Aner Beal (1823-1883) and Eugene Emery Beal; first cousin twice removed of Junius Emery Beal, Emery Richard Beal and Clarence Lapham Lathrop; third cousin twice removed of Jonathan Mason.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Beal family of Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joseph Lorenzo Beal (1856-1934) — also known as J. Lorenzo Beal — of Michigan. Born in Rollin Township, Lenawee County, Mich., May 28, 1856. Prohibition candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1896; member of Michigan Prohibition Party State Central Committee, 1899. Died in Rollin Township, Lenawee County, Mich., August 20, 1934 (age 78 years, 84 days). Interment at Greens Lakeside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Porter Beal and Susan Anthony (Brownell) Beal (1823-1907); married to Lynda Wing (1859-1896); second cousin of Rice Aner Beal (1823-1883) and Eugene Emery Beal; second cousin once removed of Junius Emery Beal, Emery Richard Beal and Clarence Lapham Lathrop; third cousin thrice removed of Jonathan Mason.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Beal family of Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Sand Creek Cemetery
    Sand Creek, Lenawee County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      George B. Horton (1845-1922) — of Fruit Ridge, Lenawee County, Mich. Born in Medina County, Ohio, April 17, 1845. Member of Michigan state board of agriculture, 1887-91; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 5th District, 1907-08. Member, Grange. Died in Lenawee County, Mich., June 2, 1922 (age 77 years, 46 days). Interment at Sand Creek Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Norman B. Horton (1881-1933).


    Brookside Cemetery
    Tecumseh, Lenawee County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      John J. Adam (1807-1888) — of Clinton, Lenawee County, Mich. Born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, October 30, 1807. Delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 3rd District, 1835; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1837-40; resigned 1840; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1839, 1847, 1871-72 (Lenawee County 1839, 1847, Lenawee County 2nd District 1871-72); member of Michigan state senate 2nd District, 1840-41; Michigan state treasurer, 1842-45; Michigan state auditor general, 1845-46, 1848-50. Scottish ancestry. Died in Tecumseh, Lenawee County, Mich., July 4, 1888 (age 80 years, 248 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Armenia Bradley (1817-1870).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Consider Alphonso Stacy (1817-1888) — also known as Consider A. Stacy — of Tecumseh, Lenawee County, Mich. Born in New York, January 6, 1817. Democrat. Lawyer; law partner of Thomas M. Cooley, 1846-48; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1858; postmaster at Tecumseh, Mich., 1887. Died in Michigan, November 5, 1888 (age 71 years, 304 days). Interment at Brookside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Consider Hastings Stacy (1794-1840) and Polly (Bass) Stacy (1795-1871); married to Mary Maria Walker (1818-1905).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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