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Midland County
Michigan

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Midland County

Index to Locations

  • Midland Unknown location
  • Midland Homer Cemetery
  • Midland Midland Cemetery
  • Sanford New Jerome Township Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    Midland, Midland County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph A. Cavanagh (b. 1883) — of Midland, Midland County, Mich. Born near McBain, Missaukee County, Mich., April 27, 1883. Republican. Mayor of Midland, Mich., 1917-21; defeated in primary, 1921; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Midland County, 1949-56. Presbyterian. Interment somewhere.


    Homer Cemetery
    Midland, Midland County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Rae C. Hooker (1890-1969) — of Mt. Pleasant, Isabella County, Mich. Born in 1890. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1944, 1948, 1960; vice-chair of Michigan Republican Party, 1947-48; member of Republican National Committee from Michigan, 1949-61. Female. Died in 1969 (age about 79 years). Interment at Homer Cemetery.


    Midland Cemetery
    3017 Orchard Drive
    Midland, Midland County, Michigan
    Founded 1873
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Gilbert Archibald Currie (1882-1960) — also known as Gilbert A. Currie — of Midland County, Mich. Born in Midland Township, Midland County, Mich., September 19, 1882. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Midland County, 1909-14; Speaker of the Michigan State House of Representatives, 1913-14; U.S. Representative from Michigan 10th District, 1917-21. Died in Midland, Midland County, Mich., June 5, 1960 (age 77 years, 260 days). Interment at Midland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Frank A. Towsley (1858-1919) — of Midland, Midland County, Mich. Born in Galesburg, Kalamazoo County, Mich., April 11, 1858. Republican. Physician; candidate for mayor of Midland, Mich., 1908 (Republican primary), 1910 (Independent), 1913 (Republican primary), 1914 (Republican primary). Unitarian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died, from myocarditis, in the Sanitarium, Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., July 23, 1919 (age 61 years, 103 days). Interment at Midland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, June 26, 1888, to Harriet Sias (1863-1939).
      Abiram Duane Salisbury (1841-1909) — also known as Abram D. Salisbury — of Midland, Midland County, Mich. Born in Jefferson County, N.Y., June 17, 1841. Republican. Physician; druggist; village president of Midland, Michigan, 1880; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Midland District, 1889-90; candidate for mayor of Midland, Mich., 1907 (Republican primary), 1907 (Union). Died in Midland, Midland County, Mich., October 16, 1909 (age 68 years, 121 days). Interment at Midland Cemetery.
      David E. Thurber (1846-1917) — of Ingersoll Township, Midland County, Mich.; Midland, Midland County, Mich. Born in Canada, January 28, 1846. Democrat. Farmer; president and secretary, Farmers Mutual Insurance Association; coal dealer; candidate for mayor of Midland, Mich., 1909, 1912. Methodist. Died, from pneumonia, in Midland, Midland County, Mich., November 19, 1917 (age 71 years, 295 days). Interment at Midland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Rebecca Horton (1842-1912); married, July 2, 1913, to Mrs. Samantha Oliver.
      Justus Thorington (1848-1927) — also known as Chet Thorington — of Midland, Midland County, Mich. Born in Prattsville, Greene County, N.Y., February 20, 1848. Democrat. Lumber and timber business; shingle manufacturer; livery business; farmer; Midland County Sheriff, 1891-92; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1903-04; defeated, 1900; candidate for mayor of Midland, Mich., 1914. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Odd Fellows; Modern Woodmen; Foresters; Maccabees. Died in Midland, Midland County, Mich., September 26, 1927 (age 79 years, 218 days). Interment at Midland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John P. Thorington (1808-1900) and Alvira (Richmond) Thorington (1809-1882); married, January 26, 1874, to Sarah Jane Crooks (1848-1928).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Benjamin Franklin Bradley (1843-1922) — also known as Benjamin F. Bradley — of Midland, Midland County, Mich. Born in Niagara County, N.Y., July 17, 1843. Republican. Express agent; postmaster at Midland, Mich., 1871-83; village president of Midland, Michigan; elected 1884; candidate in primary for mayor of Midland, Mich., 1909. Unitarian. Member, Freemasons; Modern Woodmen of America; Maccabees. Died in Midland, Midland County, Mich., December 31, 1922 (age 79 years, 167 days). Interment at Midland Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
      Relatives: Married 1869 to Mary Larkin (1851-1883).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Leland I. Doan Leland Ira Doan (1894-1974) — also known as Leland I. Doan — of Midland, Midland County, Mich. Born in North Bend, Dodge County, Neb., November 9, 1894. Republican. President, Dow Chemical Company, 1949-62; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1952-59; director, Michigan Bell Telephone Company; director, National Bank of Detroit. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Sigma Chi. Died in Midland, Midland County, Mich., April 4, 1974 (age 79 years, 146 days). Interment at Midland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ira Doan (1853-1901) and Hester (Spencer) Doan (1855-1937); married, April 6, 1917, to Ruth Alden Dow (1895-1950; sister of Margaret Towsley; aunt of Margaret Ann Riecker (1933-2014)); married, December 20, 1950, to Mildred (Organ) Mellus.
      Political family: Dow-Towsley-Hale-Buchanan family of Ann Arbor and Midland, Michigan.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58


    New Jerome Township Cemetery
    Center Street
    Sanford, Midland County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
    Lynn O. Francis Lynn O. Francis (1906-1992) — of Midland, Midland County, Mich. Born in Sanford, Midland County, Mich., August 7, 1906. Republican. Midland County Treasurer, 1935-40; lawyer; candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives from Midland County, 1952; member of Michigan state senate 24th District, 1955-62; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 42nd Circuit, 1966. Episcopalian. Member, Elks; Civitan. Died February 19, 1992 (age 85 years, 196 days). Interment at New Jerome Township Cemetery.
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58


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