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Livingston County
Michigan

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Livingston County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Brighton Fairview Cemetery
  • Brighton Old Village Cemetery
  • Hamburg Hamburg Cemetery
  • Hartland Hartland Cemetery
  • Howell Unknown location
  • Howell Lakeview Cemetery
  • Iosco Township Wright Cemetery
  • Oak Grove Sanford Cemetery


    Private or family graveyard
    Livingston County, Michigan
    Politicians formerly buried here:
    Kinsley S. Bingham Kinsley Scott Bingham (1808-1861) — also known as Kinsley S. Bingham — of Green Oak, Livingston County, Mich. Born in Camillus, Onondaga County, N.Y., December 16, 1808. Lawyer; farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1837-39, 1841-42 (Livingston District 1837-39, 1841, Livingston County 1842); Speaker of the Michigan State House of Representatives, 1838-39, 1842; U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1847-51; Governor of Michigan, 1855-59; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1856 (Convention Vice-President; speaker); U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1859-61; died in office 1861. Died in Green Oak, Livingston County, Mich., October 5, 1861 (age 52 years, 293 days). Original interment at in a private or family graveyard; reinterment at Old Village Cemetery, Brighton, Mich.
      Relatives: Brother of Ira P. Bingham; married 1833 to Margaret Warden (died 1834; sister of Robert Warden Jr. (born c.1815)); married, June 10, 1839, to Mary Warden (sister of Robert Warden Jr. (born c.1815)); uncle of Laura C. Warden (who married William C. Stevens (born1837)).
      Political family: Bingham-Stevens-Warden-Forbes family of Michigan.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)


    Fairview Cemetery
    Brighton, Livingston County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
    George W. Romney George Wilcken Romney (1907-1995) — also known as George W. Romney — of Grosse Pointe Park, Wayne County, Mich.; Bloomfield Hills, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Colonia Dublán (now part of Nuevo Casas Grandes), Chihuahua, of American parents, July 8, 1907. Republican. Board chairman and president, American Motors, 1954-62; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 12th Senatorial District, 1961-62; Governor of Michigan, 1963-69; resigned 1969; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1964 (delegation chair), 1968 (delegation chair); candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1968; U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 1969-73; member of Wayne State University board of governors, 1979-84; appointed 1979. Mormon. English and German ancestry. Died, from a heart attack, in Bloomfield Hills, Oakland County, Mich., July 26, 1995 (age 88 years, 18 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Gaskell Romney (1871-1955) and Anna Amelia (Pratt) Romney (1876-1926); married, July 2, 1931, to Lenore Emily LaFount (1908-1998) (daughter of Harold Arundel Lafount); father of George Scott Romney (who married Ronna Romney) and Willard Mitt Romney; nephew of Vernon Romney; grandfather of Ronna Romney McDaniel and Craig Romney; first cousin of Marion George Romney, Artemesia Romney (who married Ariel Smith Ballif, Sr.) and Vernon Bradford Romney; first cousin once removed of Miles Romney and Kenneth Romney; second cousin of Miles J. Romney Jr..
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — BillionGraves burial record
      Image source: Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
      Lenore Romney (1908-1998) — also known as Lenore Emily LaFount — of Bloomfield Hills, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Logan, Cache County, Utah, November 9, 1908. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1970. Female. English and French Huguenot ancestry. Died in Bloomfield, Oakland County, Mich., July 7, 1998 (age 89 years, 240 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Harold Arundel Lafount (1880-1952) and Alma Luella (Robison) Lafount (1882-1938); married, July 2, 1931, to George Wilcken Romney; mother of George Scott Romney (who married Ronna Romney) and Willard Mitt Romney; grandmother of Ronna Romney McDaniel and Craig Romney.
      Political family: Romney family.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — BillionGraves burial record


    Old Village Cemetery
    Brighton, Livingston County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
    Kinsley S. Bingham Kinsley Scott Bingham (1808-1861) — also known as Kinsley S. Bingham — of Green Oak, Livingston County, Mich. Born in Camillus, Onondaga County, N.Y., December 16, 1808. Lawyer; farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1837-39, 1841-42 (Livingston District 1837-39, 1841, Livingston County 1842); Speaker of the Michigan State House of Representatives, 1838-39, 1842; U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1847-51; Governor of Michigan, 1855-59; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1856 (Convention Vice-President; speaker); U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1859-61; died in office 1861. Died in Green Oak, Livingston County, Mich., October 5, 1861 (age 52 years, 293 days). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Livingston County, Mich.; reinterment at Old Village Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Ira P. Bingham; married 1833 to Margaret Warden (died 1834; sister of Robert Warden Jr. (born c.1815)); married, June 10, 1839, to Mary Warden (sister of Robert Warden Jr. (born c.1815)); uncle of Laura C. Warden (who married William C. Stevens (born1837)).
      Political family: Bingham-Stevens-Warden-Forbes family of Michigan.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
      Ira P. Bingham — of Brighton, Livingston County, Mich. Physician; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1880. Interment at Old Village Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Kinsley Scott Bingham (1808-1861).
      Political family: Bingham-Stevens-Warden-Forbes family of Michigan.


    Hamburg Cemetery
    Hamburg, Livingston County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
    Edwin B. Winans Edwin Baruch Winans (1826-1894) — also known as Edwin B. Winans — of Hamburg Township, Livingston County, Mich. Born in Avon, Livingston County, N.Y., May 16, 1826. Democrat. Farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Livingston County 1st District, 1861-64; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention, 1867; supervisor of Hamburg Township, Michigan, 1872-74; probate judge in Michigan, 1877-80; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1880 (alternate), 1888; U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1883-87; defeated, 1880; Governor of Michigan, 1891-92. Episcopalian. German and English ancestry. Died in Hamburg, Livingston County, Mich., July 4, 1894 (age 68 years, 49 days). Interment at Hamburg Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Winans and Eliza (Way) Winans; married 1855 to Elizabeth Galloway.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography
      Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)


    Hartland Cemetery
    Hartland, Livingston County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Ira D. Crouse — of Michigan. Member of Michigan state constitutional commission 6th District, 1873; candidate for secretary of state of Michigan, 1880. Interment at Hartland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Robert Crouse (born c.1810).
      Robert Crouse — of Livingston County, Mich. Delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention, 1850. Interment at Hartland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Ira D. Crouse (born c.1833).


    Unknown Location
    Howell, Livingston County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Paul Robert Mahinske (1927-1989) — also known as Paul R. Mahinske — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Howell, Livingston County, Mich. Born June 20, 1927. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; lawyer; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 7th District, 1961-62; circuit judge in Michigan 44th Circuit, 1969-82. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association. Died October 6, 1989 (age 62 years, 108 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of John Mahinske, Sr. and Catherine (Dutto) Mahinske; married to Virginia Irene Kretschmer.


    Lakeview Cemetery
    Howell, Livingston County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Collins Kellogg (1858-1933) — also known as Charles C. Kellogg — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Plymouth, Wayne County, Mich., December 25, 1858. Republican. Postmaster at Detroit, Mich., 1925-33 (acting, 1925). Died in Howell, Livingston County, Mich., May 15, 1933 (age 74 years, 141 days). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jason Warren Kellogg (1820-1886) and Caroline Elizabeth (Carr) Kellogg (1821-1903); married, July 8, 1885, to Emma Elizabeth Burget (1855-1918; or Borchart); grandnephew of Silas Dewey Kellogg; great-grandson of Jason Kellogg; second cousin once removed of Charles Adams Jr.; second cousin thrice removed of Orsamus Cook Merrill and Timothy Merrill; second cousin four times removed of Aaron Kellogg; third cousin twice removed of Farrand Fassett Merrill (1814-1859); third cousin thrice removed of Charles Kellogg and Daniel Fiske Kellogg; fourth cousin once removed of William Pitt Kellogg.
      Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Murphy-Merrill family of Harbor Beach, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Reuben Clark Reed (1856-1936) — also known as R. Clark Reed — of Michigan. Born in Freetown, Cortland County, N.Y., July 21, 1856. Prohibition candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1906. Died in Pontiac, Oakland County, Mich., July 18, 1936 (age 79 years, 363 days). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery.
      Willis Leon Lyons (1877-1970) — also known as Willis L. Lyons — of Howell, Livingston County, Mich. Born in Livingston County, Mich., April 15, 1877. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; director, attorney, vice-president, First National Bank of Howell; Livingston County Clerk, 1900-11; Livingston County Prosecuting Attorney, 1913-21; Livingston County Probate Judge, 1921; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1928; circuit judge in Michigan 35th Circuit, 1948-53; appointed 1948; defeated, 1953. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Rotary; Veterans of Foreign Wars; United Spanish War Veterans. Died October 7, 1970 (age 93 years, 175 days). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Lyons and Elmina (Drew) Lyons; married 1899 to Teresa Scully.
      Luke S. Montague (1847-1895) — of Howell, Livingston County, Mich. Born November 2, 1847. Circuit judge in Michigan 35th Circuit, 1895; died in office 1895. Died September 28, 1895 (age 47 years, 330 days). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery.
      Alonzo Thompson Frisbee (1841-1914) — also known as Alonzo T. Frisbee — of Cohoctah, Livingston County, Mich. Born in Livingston County, Mich., October 12, 1841. Member of Michigan state senate 20th District, 1883-84; Fusion candidate for Michigan land commissioner, 1886. Died in Howell, Livingston County, Mich., January 27, 1914 (age 72 years, 107 days). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ezra Frisbee (1812-1903) and Lucinda (Thompson) Frisbee (1815-1900); married, August 27, 1891, to Anna B. Listemann (1869-1945); great-grandson of Philip Frisbee; second cousin twice removed of Jay Dickson Frisbee (1873-1961); third cousin twice removed of Calvin Frisbie; third cousin thrice removed of James Doolittle Wooster.
      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
      Charles P. Adams (1876-1956) — of Howell, Livingston County, Mich. Born in Conway, Livingston County, Mich., 1876. Republican. Clothing merchant; mayor of Howell, Mich., 1932-38; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Livingston County, 1935-44. Methodist. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in 1956 (age about 80 years). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1898 to Pauline E. Griffith.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ely Barnard (1807-1871) — of Livingston County, Mich. Born in 1807. Delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention, 1850. Died August 1, 1871 (age about 64 years). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery.
      William McPherson Jr. (1834-1915) — of Howell, Livingston County, Mich. Born March 9, 1834. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1888, 1896, 1900. Died January 3, 1915 (age 80 years, 300 days). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Jennie M. Ranney (1836-1905).
      William Clark Huntington (1850-1927) — also known as William C. Huntington — of Howell, Livingston County, Mich. Born in Howell, Livingston County, Mich., June 4, 1850. Republican. Physician; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1904. Died in Howell, Livingston County, Mich., January 22, 1927 (age 76 years, 232 days). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Huntington (1817-1900) and Rhobe (Tibbitts) Huntington; married, August 9, 1876, to Adaline Lamb (1855-1925); first cousin twice removed of Abel Huntington; first cousin four times removed of Benjamin Huntington; second cousin thrice removed of Samuel Huntington, Henry Huntington and Gurdon Huntington; third cousin twice removed of Ebenezer Huntington, Samuel H. Huntington and Benjamin Nicoll Huntington; fourth cousin once removed of William Woodbridge, Jabez Williams Huntington, Isaac Backus, Nathaniel Huntington, James Huntington, Charles Phelps Huntington, Elisha Mills Huntington, Henry Titus Backus, Henry Arthur Huntington (1866-1912) and Arthur Evarts Lord.
      Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Waterman-Huntington family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Freeman Webb Allison (1845-1929) — also known as Freeman W. Allison — of Putnam Township, Livingston County, Mich. Born in a log house, in Putnam Township, Livingston County, Mich., April 24, 1845. Democrat. School teacher; farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Livingston County, 1897-98; defeated, 1898. Member, Freemasons. Fell from a load of hay, and died as a result, in Putnam Township, Livingston County, Mich., August 3, 1929 (age 84 years, 101 days). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Timothy Allison and Ann (Carr) Allison; married 1870 to Martha 'Mattie' Benedict (1843-1924); married 1925 to Ann Meade.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Hazel Crandall (1896-1943) — of Howell, Livingston County, Mich. Born in 1896. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1936. Female. Died in 1943 (age about 47 years). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery.
    Herbert R. Gillette Herbert Reed Gillette (1883-1957) — also known as Herbert R. Gillette — of Howell, Livingston County, Mich. Born in Locke Township, Ingham County, Mich., December 25, 1883. Democrat. Flour mill business; newspaper editor; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1932. Died in 1957 (age about 73 years). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frank Alfred Gillette and Frances L. (Clark) Gillette; married 1906 to Beulah Josephine Parshall (1885-1977).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Livingston Republican, April 27, 1932
      Nanette Q. Allen (1910-1982) — also known as Nan Allen; Mrs. Jess Allen — of Howell, Livingston County, Mich. Born March 8, 1910. Republican. Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1959-63; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1960, 1964. Female. Died in Howell, Livingston County, Mich., October 11, 1982 (age 72 years, 217 days). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Jesse C. Allen (1904-1973).


    Wright Cemetery
    Iosco Township, Livingston County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Lynn C. Gardner Lynn Cleveland Gardner (1877-1948) — also known as Lynn C. Gardner — of near Stockbridge, Livingston County, Mich. Born in Iosco Township, Livingston County, Mich., May 30, 1877. Republican. Farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Livingston County, 1925-30; Speaker of the Michigan State House of Representatives, 1927-28; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 14th District, 1930; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1948. Died in 1948 (age about 71 years). Interment at Wright Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Nina L. Younglove (1872-1944).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1927


    Sanford Cemetery
    Chase Lake Road
    Oak Grove, Livingston County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Orla A. Bailey (1881-1961) — of Michigan. Born in 1881. Republican. Candidate in primary for Governor of Michigan, 1932, 1934. Died in 1961 (age about 80 years). Interment at Sanford Cemetery.
      Kenneth S. Bailey Sr. (1912-1972) — of Michigan. Born June 11, 1912. Democrat. Democratic candidate for Michigan state senate 15th District, 1958 (primary), 1960. Died in Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich., November 17, 1972 (age 60 years, 159 days). Interment at Sanford Cemetery.

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