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Mackinac County
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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Mackinac County

Index to Locations

  • Fenlon Cemetery
  • Cedarville Edgewood Cemetery
  • Mackinac Island Protestant Cemetery
  • Mackinac Island St. Anne's Catholic Cemetery
  • St. Ignace Lakeside Cemetery


    Fenlon Cemetery
    Mackinac County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward H. Fenlon (1905-2010) — also known as Ned Fenlon — of St. Ignace, Mackinac County, Mich.; Petoskey, Emmet County, Mich. Born in St. Ignace, Mackinac County, Mich., October 7, 1905. Democrat. Lawyer; studied law under Prentiss M. Brown; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Emmet District, 1933-38; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1936; Mackinac County Prosecuting Attorney, 1939-44; circuit judge in Michigan 33rd Circuit, 1951-67; appointed 1951. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus. Died in California, September 19, 2010 (age 104 years, 347 days). Interment at Fenlon Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Fenlon (1875-1910) and Anna D. (McLaughlin) Fenlon (1876-1960).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Edgewood Cemetery
    Cedarville, Mackinac County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Frank Brown Nair Jr. (1927-2002) — also known as Frank B. Nair, Jr. — of Macomb County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., October 9, 1927. Republican. Candidate for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Macomb County 1st District, 1961. Died June 10, 2002 (age 74 years, 244 days). Interment at Edgewood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frank Brown Nair (1903-1980) and Lois Virgina Nair (1904-1988).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Protestant Cemetery
    Mackinac Island, Mackinac County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
    G. Mennen Williams Gerhard Mennen Williams (1911-1988) — also known as G. Mennen Williams; "Soapy" — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Grosse Pointe Farms, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., February 23, 1911. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; Governor of Michigan, 1949-60; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964; candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1966; U.S. Ambassador to Philippines, 1968-69; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1971-86; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1983-86. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif; Phi Gamma Delta; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Eagles; Elks; Moose; Amvets; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Sons of the American Revolution; Order of Ahepa; Grange; Americans for Democratic Action; United World Federalists. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., February 2, 1988 (age 76 years, 344 days). Interment at Protestant Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Phillips Williams and Elma Christina (Mennen) Williams; married, June 26, 1937, to Nancy Lace Quirk (sister of Daniel Trowbridge Quirk (1903-1969)).
      Cross-reference: Frederick E. Tripp — William W. Voisine
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
      Glenn S. Allen Jr. (1914-2001) — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Born in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., January 8, 1914. Republican. Lawyer; law clerk to Justices William W. Potter and Emerson Boyles, 1939-40; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; mayor of Kalamazoo, Mich., 1951-59; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 6th District, 1960; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Kalamazoo County 1st District, 1961-62; candidate for Michigan state treasurer, 1962; Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 3rd District, 1974-86; appointed 1974. Presbyterian. Member, Kiwanis; Elks; Moose; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died in DeWitt, Clinton County, Mich., November 6, 2001 (age 87 years, 302 days). Interment at Protestant Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Glenn S. Allen, Sr. and Annette (Brenner) Allen; married to Virginia Verdier (1917-1974; daughter of Leonard D. Verdier (born1877)).
      Epitaph: "He loved his state, steeped in its soil, washed in its waters. You're Michigan now, Michigan forever."
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Bela Chapman — of Chippewa County, Mich. Delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 16th District, 1835. Interment at Protestant Cemetery.


    St. Anne's Catholic Cemetery
    Mackinac Island, Mackinac County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
    Philip A. Hart Philip Aloysius Hart (1912-1976) — also known as Philip A. Hart — of Birmingham, Oakland County, Mich.; Mackinac Island, Mackinac County, Mich. Born in Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pa., December 10, 1912. Democrat. Lawyer; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; candidate for secretary of state of Michigan, 1950; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1952-53; Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1955-58; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968 (speaker), 1976; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1959-76; died in office 1976. Member, Urban League. Died in Washington, D.C., December 26, 1976 (age 64 years, 16 days). Interment at St. Anne's Catholic Cemetery.
      The Hart Senate Office Building (opened 1982), in Washington, D.C., is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
      W. F. Doyle (1897-1988) — of Menominee, Menominee County, Mich. Born in Green Bay, Brown County, Wis., November 13, 1897. Republican. Newspaper reporter; member of Michigan state senate 10th District, 1933-34. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died in 1988 (age about 90 years). Interment at St. Anne's Catholic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Michael J. Doyle (1854-1928); brother of Thurman B. Doyle.
      Political family: Doyle family of Menominee, Michigan.


    Lakeside Cemetery
    St. Ignace, Mackinac County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Prentiss Marsh Brown (1889-1973) — also known as Prentiss M. Brown; "Father of the Mackinac Bridge" — of St. Ignace, Mackinac County, Mich.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in St. Ignace, Mackinac County, Mich., June 18, 1889. Democrat. Lawyer; Mackinac County Prosecuting Attorney, 1915-26; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1924, 1940, 1948, 1952; candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1928; U.S. Representative from Michigan 11th District, 1933-36; defeated, 1924; resigned 1936; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1936-43; defeated, 1942; administrator, U.S. Office of Price Administration, 1942-43;; chairman, Mackinac Bridge Authority, 1951-73; chairman, Detroit Edison electric utility. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Delta Tau Delta. Died in St. Ignace, Mackinac County, Mich., December 19, 1973 (age 84 years, 184 days). Interment at Lakeside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James J. Brown and Millie (Gagnon) Brown; married, June 16, 1916, to Marion E. Walker; father of Prentiss M. Brown Jr. and Paul Walker Brown (born1935).
      Political family: Brown family of St. Ignace, Michigan.
      Cross-reference: Edward H. Fenlon
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier

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