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Monroe County
Michigan

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Monroe County

Index to Locations

  • Dundee Maple Grove Cemetery
  • Erie Brigham Cemetery
  • La Salle Roselawn Memorial Park
  • Maybee Northside Cemetery
  • Monroe St. Antoine's Cemetery
  • Monroe St. Joseph Cemetery
  • Monroe St. Mary's Cemetery
  • Monroe Woodland Cemetery
  • Near Monroe Forest Lawn Cemetery
  • South Rockwood Riverside Cemetery


    Maple Grove Cemetery
    Dundee, Monroe County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      William A. French (1849-1903) — also known as Billy French — of Dundee, Monroe County, Mich.; Bell, Presque Isle County, Mich. Born in Pelham, Ontario, March 2, 1849. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Monroe County 2nd District, 1883-84; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1884; Michigan land commissioner, 1894-1900; appointed 1894. Member, Freemasons. Died, of cancer, in St. Mary's Hospital, Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., February 28, 1903 (age 53 years, 363 days). Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery.


    Brigham Cemetery
    Erie, Monroe County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Karl E. Pauli (1891-1978) — also known as "Bumpa" — of Ohio. Born August 26, 1891. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 9th District, 1920. Died in Monroe, Monroe County, Mich., January 1, 1978 (age 86 years, 128 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Brigham Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Roselawn Memorial Park
    13299 South Dixie Highway
    La Salle, Monroe County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Arthur W. Karch (1886-1940) — of Monroe, Monroe County, Mich. Born in Frankfort, Will County, Ill., 1886. Physician; surgeon; founder of Monroe Hospital; mayor of Monroe, Mich., 1939-40; died in office 1940. Died, in Monroe Hospital, Monroe, Monroe County, Mich., April 29, 1940 (age about 53 years). Interment at Roselawn Memorial Park.
      William J. Agusta (1912-1999) — of Monroe, Monroe County, Mich. Born May 16, 1912. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; mayor of Monroe, Mich., 1964-65. Died June 10, 1999 (age 87 years, 25 days). Interment at Roselawn Memorial Park.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles J. Golden (1921-2001) — of Monroe County, Mich. Born in 1921. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Monroe County, 1955-56; defeated, 1950; Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney, 1957-64. Died October 20, 2001 (age about 80 years). Interment at Roselawn Memorial Park.
      Donald D. Doty (1923-2005) — of Monroe, Monroe County, Mich. Born in Monroe, Monroe County, Mich., November 11, 1923. Republican. Farmer; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Monroe County, 1961-62. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Grange. Died July 9, 2005 (age 81 years, 240 days). Interment at Roselawn Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Guy Doty and Elsie (Reber) Doty; married to Beverly Mae Carr.


    Northside Cemetery
    Maybee, Monroe County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Daniel A. Knaggs (1887-1957) — of Monroe, Monroe County, Mich. Born in Maybee, Monroe County, Mich., 1887. Republican. School teacher; grocer; mayor of Monroe, Mich., 1934-39; candidate for Michigan state senate 19th District, 1934; Michigan Commissioner of Labor and Industry, 1939; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Monroe County, 1943-44; defeated in primary, 1944. Member, Odd Fellows; Moose; Elks; Eagles; Maccabees; Freemasons. Died in 1957 (age about 70 years). Interment at Northside Cemetery.


    St. Antoine's Cemetery
    Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Hubert Lacroix — of Monroe County, Mich. Member Michigan territorial council from Monroe County, 1824-27. Interment at St. Antoine's Cemetery.


    St. Joseph Cemetery
    Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      John Camillus Lehr (1878-1958) — also known as John C. Lehr — of Monroe, Monroe County, Mich. Born in Monroe, Monroe County, Mich., November 18, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Michigan state senate 11th District, 1906 (Democratic), 1908; candidate for Michigan state board of education, 1931; U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1933-35; defeated, 1934; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1936; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1936-47. Catholic. Member, Maccabees; Knights of Columbus; Exchange Club. Died in Monroe, Monroe County, Mich., February 17, 1958 (age 79 years, 91 days). Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Adam Lehr and Catherine (McCadden) Lehr; married, April 17, 1907, to Anna F. Ryan.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. Mary's Cemetery
    Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Raymond C. Kehres (1915-1998) — of Monroe, Monroe County, Mich. Born in Monroe, Monroe County, Mich., June 2, 1915. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1960; member of Michigan state house of representatives 39th District, 1965-80; defeated in primary, 1962; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 11th District, 1975. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Moose; Elks; Disabled American Veterans. Died February 27, 1998 (age 82 years, 270 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1941 to Eleanor M. Payment.


    Woodland Cemetery
    (formerly Grove Cemetery; Woodlawn Cemetery)
    438 Jerome Street
    Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan
    Founded 1810
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Isaac P. Christiancy Isaac Peckham Christiancy (1812-1890) — also known as Isaac P. Christiancy — of Monroe, Monroe County, Mich.; Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born near Johnstown, Fulton County, N.Y., March 12, 1812. Republican. Lawyer; newspaper editor; Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney, 1841-46; member of Michigan state senate 3rd District, 1850-52; candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1852; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1856 (member, Platform Committee); justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1858-75; resigned 1875; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1872-73; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1875-79; resigned 1875; U.S. Minister to Peru, 1879-81. Died in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., September 8, 1890 (age 78 years, 180 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial — Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society
      Image source: Library of Congress
      George Spalding (1836-1915) — of Monroe, Monroe County, Mich. Born in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland, November 12, 1836. Republican. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; mayor of Monroe, Mich., 1876; U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1895-99; postmaster at Monroe, Mich., 1901. Died in Monroe, Monroe County, Mich., September 13, 1915 (age 78 years, 305 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      David Addison Noble (1802-1876) — also known as David A. Noble — of Monroe, Monroe County, Mich. Born in Williamstown, Berkshire County, Mass., November 9, 1802. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Monroe County, 1846-47; probate judge in Michigan, 1840; mayor of Monroe, Mich., 1852; U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1853-55; defeated, 1854 (2nd District), 1864 (1st District). Died in Monroe, Monroe County, Mich., October 13, 1876 (age 73 years, 339 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Henry Shaw Noble and John Savage Noble (1848-?).
      Political family: Noble family of Monroe, Michigan.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Edwin Willits (1830-1896) — of Monroe, Monroe County, Mich. Born in Otto, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., April 24, 1830. Republican. Lawyer; newspaper editor; Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney, 1860-62; member of Michigan state board of education, 1861-72; postmaster; member of Michigan state constitutional commission 2nd District, 1873; U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1877-83. Presbyterian. Died in Washington, D.C., October 22, 1896 (age 66 years, 181 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Jane Ingersoll.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Austin Eli Wing (1792-1849) — also known as Austin E. Wing — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Monroe, Monroe County, Mich. Born in Conway, Franklin County, Mass., February 3, 1792. Delegate to U.S. Congress from Michigan Territory, 1825-29, 1831-33; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Monroe County, 1842; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1845-49. Died in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, August 27, 1849 (age 57 years, 205 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Jesse Hart Root (d. 1934) — also known as Jesse H. Root — of Monroe, Monroe County, Mich. Republican. Circuit judge in Michigan 38th Circuit, 1918-34; defeated, 1917; appointed 1918; died in office 1934; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1928; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1928; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1932. Died August 22, 1934. Interment at Woodland Cemetery.
      Heman J. Redfield (1823-1883) — of Monroe, Monroe County, Mich. Born in Le Roy, Genesee County, N.Y., February 25, 1823. Democrat. Mayor of Monroe, Mich., 1871-75; member of Michigan state senate 5th District, 1875-78; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1876, 1880 (alternate). Killed himself at his cemetery plot, Monroe, Monroe County, Mich., September 9, 1883 (age 60 years, 196 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1855 to Ellen Pickering.
      James H. Gilmore (d. 1930) — of Monroe, Monroe County, Mich. Mayor of Monroe, Mich., 1922-25, 1930; died in office 1930. Died in 1930. Interment at Woodland Cemetery.
      Daniel S. Bacon (1798-1866) — of Michigan. Born in Onondaga County, N.Y., December 12, 1798. Member Michigan territorial council 5th District, 1832-35. Died March 18, 1866 (age 67 years, 96 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father-in-law of Gen. George Armstrong Custer.
      Henry Shaw Noble (1839-1908) — also known as H. Shaw Noble — of Monroe, Monroe County, Mich. Born in Monroe, Monroe County, Mich., December 19, 1839. Merchant; lawyer; mayor of Monroe, Mich., 1879-80, 1883-84; postmaster at Monroe, Mich., 1887. Member, Freemasons. Died in Monroe, Monroe County, Mich., October 21, 1908 (age 68 years, 307 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Addison Noble (1802-1876) and Sarah (Shaw) Noble; brother of John Savage Noble; married 1857 to Delia S. Vrooman (1840-1890); married to Margaret P. Grant (1843-1930).
      Political family: Noble family of Monroe, Michigan.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Gouverneur Morris (1809-1894) — of Frenchtown Township, Monroe County, Mich.; Monroe, Monroe County, Mich. Born in Springfield, Windsor County, Vt., February 1, 1809. Supervisor of Frenchtown Township, Michigan, 1850-51; circuit judge in Michigan 22nd Circuit, 1879-81. Died in Monroe, Monroe County, Mich., May 11, 1894 (age 85 years, 99 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lewis Richard Morris and Ellen Francis (Hunt) Morris (1781-1865); grandson of Richard Morris; grandnephew of Lewis Morris (1726-1798) and Gouverneur Morris; great-grandnephew of Robert Hunter Morris; second great-grandson of Lewis Morris (1671-1746); first cousin once removed of Richard Valentine Morris; second cousin of Elisha Hunt Allen; second cousin once removed of Elijah Hunt Mills, William Fessenden Allen and Frederick Hobbes Allen (1858-1937); second cousin twice removed of Oliver Ellsworth and Gouverneur Morris Carnochan (1865-1915); second cousin thrice removed of Gouverneur Morris Carnochan (1892-1943); third cousin once removed of Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, William Wolcott Ellsworth and Abijah Blodget; third cousin twice removed of Jonathan Ingersoll, Jared Ingersoll, Oliver Morgan Hungerford and Josiah Quincy; third cousin thrice removed of Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. and John Davis Lodge; fourth cousin of Theodore Davenport, Harrison Blodget and William Dean Kellogg; fourth cousin once removed of Charles Jared Ingersoll, Joseph Reed Ingersoll, Ralph Isaacs Ingersoll, Charles Anthony Ingersoll, John Adams Taintor, Henry G. Taintor, Joseph Pomeroy Root, John Hill Walbridge, Walter Harrison Blodget and Henry E. Walbridge.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Morris-Ingersoll family of New York and Connecticut; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Conger-Hungerford family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Gustave Gutmann (1862-1939) — also known as William G. Gutmann — of Monroe, Monroe County, Mich. Born in Monroe, Monroe County, Mich., August 21, 1862. Republican. Banker; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1911-19; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1920. German ancestry. Died, from acute myocarditis and arteriosclerosis, in Monroe, Monroe County, Mich., January 15, 1939 (age 76 years, 147 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Forest Lawn Cemetery
    Near Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Eugene Clifford Betz (b. 1877) — also known as Eugene C. Betz — of Monroe, Monroe County, Mich. Born in Ash Township, Monroe County, Mich., January 15, 1877. Republican. School teacher; Monroe County Clerk, 1903-06; paper manufacturer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Monroe County, 1945-54; defeated in primary, 1942. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Order of the Eastern Star. Died in Monroe, Monroe County, Mich. Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Philip D. Betz and Eliza Betz; married to Matilda J. Knapp and Margaret Hunter.


    Riverside Cemetery
    South Rockwood, Monroe County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      John Strong, Jr. (1830-1913) — also known as "Honest John" — of South Rockwood, Monroe County, Mich. Born, in a log cabin, in Greenfield Township (now part of Detroit), Wayne County, Mich., April 7, 1830. Democrat. Farmer; merchant; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1861-62, 1879-80 (Wayne County 2nd District 1861-62, Monroe County 2nd District 1879-80); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1880 (alternate), 1892, 1912 (alternate); member of Michigan state senate 5th District, 1881-84; Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1891-92; Gold Democratic candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1896. Member, Freemasons. Founder of South Rockwood, Mich. Lost two fingers on his right hand in a sawmill accident. Died in South Rockwood, Monroe County, Mich., April 2, 1913 (age 82 years, 360 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Strong, Sr.; nephew by marriage of Frederick Buhl and Christian Henry Buhl; uncle of John Strong Haggerty (1866-1950).
      Political family: Buhl-Strong family of Detroit, Michigan.


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