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Lapeer County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Lapeer County

Index to Locations

  • Lapeer Mt. Hope Cemetery
  • North Branch Greenwood Cemetery
  • Rich Township Rich Township Cemetery

    Mt. Hope Cemetery
    Lapeer, Lapeer County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      John Tyler Rich (1841-1926) — also known as John T. Rich — of Elba, Lapeer County, Mich.; Lapeer, Lapeer County, Mich. Born in Conneautville, Crawford County, Pa., April 23, 1841. Republican. Farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1873-80 (Lapeer County 2nd District 1873-76, Lapeer County 1st District 1877-80); Speaker of the Michigan State House of Representatives, 1877-80; member of Michigan state senate 20th District, 1881; resigned 1881; U.S. Representative from Michigan 7th District, 1881-83; defeated, 1882; Governor of Michigan, 1893-96; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1898-1906; Michigan state treasurer, 1908; appointed 1908; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1909. Died in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla., March 28, 1926 (age 84 years, 339 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: John Tyler
      Relatives: Son of John W. Rich and Jerusha (Treadway) Rich; married, March 12, 1863, to Lucretia M. Winship; nephew of Charles Rich Jr.; grandson of Charles Rich.
      Political family: Rich family of Lapeer, Michigan.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography
      Louis Convers Cramton (1875-1966) — also known as Louis C. Cramton — of Lapeer, Lapeer County, Mich. Born in Hadley Township, Lapeer County, Mich., December 2, 1875. Republican. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Lapeer County, 1909-10, 1949-60; U.S. Representative from Michigan 7th District, 1913-31; defeated in primary, 1910, 1930, 1932; circuit judge in Michigan 40th Circuit, 1934-41; defeated, 1941; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1940. Member, Odd Fellows; Rotary. Died in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., June 23, 1966 (age 90 years, 203 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1903 to Fame Kay; married 1951 to Alice (Cary) White; father of Louis K. Cramton.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Jay B. White (1869-1918) — also known as Jay White — of Michigan. Born in Lapeer, Lapeer County, Mich., January 1, 1869. Lumber business; banker; U.S. Consular Agent in Lucerne, 1899; U.S. Consul in Hanover, 1899-1906; Santos, 1909-11; Naples, 1914-18, died in office 1918; U.S. Consul General in Bogotá, 1906-09. Died in Naples, Italy, May 23, 1918 (age 49 years, 142 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Anne Gale (daughter of Thomas B. Gale).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Wallace Smith (b. 1864) — also known as Charles W. Smith — of Lapeer, Lapeer County, Mich. Born in Lapeer County, Mich., April 22, 1864. Republican. Building contractor; treasurer-secretary of the Lapeer Gas-Electric Co.; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Lapeer County, 1911-16; Speaker of the Michigan State House of Representatives, 1915-16; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1912, 1920; candidate for Michigan state senate 24th District, 1924. Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Hiram Smith and Ann (Rook) Smith.

    Greenwood Cemetery
    North Branch, Lapeer County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Jacob Bedtelyon (1836-1904) — of Goodrich, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Clarence, Erie County, N.Y., July 11, 1836. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Genesee County 1st District, 1879-80. Died in Hadley, Lapeer County, Mich., July 26, 1904 (age 68 years, 15 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Bedtelyon, Sr. and Lydia (Kroll) Bedtelyon; married, February 20, 1867, to Mary J. Brigham.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Rich Township Cemetery
    Rich Township, Lapeer County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Oren Guy Johnson (1872-1948) — also known as O. G. Johnson — of Fostoria, Tuscola County, Mich. Born in Rich Township, Lapeer County, Mich., July 30, 1872. Republican. Physician; member of Michigan state senate 21st District, 1921-24. English and Danish ancestry. Died in Mayville, Tuscola County, Mich., May 19, 1948 (age 75 years, 294 days). Interment at Rich Township Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Henry Johnson and Harriet Emma (Darling) Johnson; married 1909 to Florence C. Morse.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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