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Mecosta County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Mecosta County

Index to Locations

  • Big Rapids Highland View Cemetery
  • Remus Wambold Cemetery

    Highland View Cemetery
    Big Rapids, Mecosta County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Woodbridge Nathan Ferris (1853-1928) — also known as Woodbridge N. Ferris; "The Big Rapids Schoolmaster"; "The Good Grey Governor" — of Big Rapids, Mecosta County, Mich. Born in a log cabin near Spencer, Tioga County, N.Y., January 6, 1853. Democrat. Superintendent of schools; founder and president, Ferris Institute, later Ferris State University; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 11th District, 1892; candidate for Michigan superintendent of public instruction, 1902; candidate for University of Michigan board of regents, 1907; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1912 (Honorary Vice-President), 1916, 1924; Governor of Michigan, 1913-16; defeated, 1904, 1920; president, Big Rapids Savings Bank; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1923-28; died in office 1928; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1924. Died, of bronchial pneumonia, in Washington, D.C., March 23, 1928 (age 75 years, 77 days). Interment at Highland View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Ferris, Jr. and Estella (Reed) Ferris; married 1874 to Helen Frances Gillespie (1853-1917); married 1921 to Mary Ethel McCloud (1890?-?).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Gerrit Masselink (d. 1929) — of Michigan. Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1910 (Prohibition), 1926 (Democratic); Progressive candidate for Michigan superintendent of public instruction, 1913, 1915; Democratic candidate for secretary of state of Michigan, 1918. Died in 1929. Interment at Highland View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Lavina M. Masselink (1897?-?).
      Lavina M. Masselink — of Big Rapids, Mecosta County, Mich. Democrat. Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1937; member of Michigan state board of agriculture, 1938-43. Female. Interment at Highland View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Gerrit Masselink (1870?-1929).
      Charles M. Darrah (1831-1903) — of Big Rapids, Mecosta County, Mich. Born in 1831. Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Mecosta County, 1876. Died in 1903 (age about 72 years). Interment at Highland View Cemetery.

    Wambold Cemetery
    Remus, Mecosta County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Aaron Amon (1859-1933) — of Remus, Mecosta County, Mich. Born in Waterloo County, Ontario, November 5, 1859. Republican. Farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Mecosta County, 1915-18; member of Michigan state senate 25th District, 1919-22. German ancestry. Died in 1933 (age about 73 years). Interment at Wambold Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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