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Marquette County
Michigan

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Marquette County

Index to Locations

  • Ishpeming Unknown location
  • Ishpeming City Cemetery
  • Ishpeming Ishpeming Cemetery
  • Marquette Park Cemetery
  • Marquette Presque Isle Park
  • Negaunee Negaunee Cemetery
  • Negaunee Northland Chapel Gardens
  • Trowbridge Park Holy Cross Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    Ishpeming, Marquette County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Frederick Braastad (b. 1847) — of Michigan. Born in 1847. Michigan state treasurer, 1891-92. Interment somewhere.


    City Cemetery
    Ishpeming, Marquette County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Horace Olin Young (1850-1917) — also known as H. Olin Young — of Ishpeming, Marquette County, Mich. Born in New Albion, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., August 4, 1850. Republican. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Marquette County 2nd District, 1879-80; Marquette County Prosecuting Attorney, 1886-96; U.S. Representative from Michigan 12th District, 1903-13; resigned 1913. Died in Ishpeming, Marquette County, Mich., August 5, 1917 (age 67 years, 1 days). Interment at City Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Ishpeming Cemetery
    Ishpeming, Marquette County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
    John D. Voelker John Donaldson Voelker (1903-1991) — also known as John D. Voelker; Robert Traver — of Ishpeming, Marquette County, Mich. Born in Ishpeming, Marquette County, Mich., June 29, 1903. Democrat. Lawyer; Marquette County Prosecuting Attorney, 1934-52; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1937-39; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 12th District, 1954; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1956; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1956-60; appointed 1956; resigned 1960. Author of the best-selling novel Anatomy of a Murder (later a movie starring Jimmy Stewart), and other books. Died of a heart attack, in Marquette, Marquette County, Mich., March 18, 1991 (age 87 years, 262 days). Interment at Ishpeming Cemetery.
      See also Internet Movie Database profile
      Books by John Voelker: Trout Magic
      Fiction by John Voelker: Anatomy of a Murder
      Books about John Voelker: Ed Wargin & James McCullough, Voelker's Pond: A Robert Traver Legacy
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58


    Park Cemetery
    Marquette, Marquette County, Michigan

    Politicians buried here:
      John Wesley Stone (1838-1922) — also known as John W. Stone — of Allegan, Allegan County, Mich.; Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich.; Houghton, Houghton County, Mich.; Marquette, Marquette County, Mich. Born in Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio, July 18, 1838. Republican. Lawyer; Allegan County Clerk, 1860-64; Allegan County Prosecuting Attorney, 1864-70; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1872; village president of Allegan, Michigan, 1872-73; circuit judge in Michigan, 1873-74, 1890-1909 (20th Circuit 1873-74, 25th Circuit 1890-1909); resigned 1874; U.S. Representative from Michigan 5th District, 1877-81; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan, 1882-86; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1910-22; died in office 1922; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1916. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association. Died in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., March 24, 1922 (age 83 years, 249 days). Interment at Park Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: John Wesley
      Relatives: Son of Rev. Chauncey Stone and Sarah (Bird) Stone; married, May 2, 1861, to Della M. Grover (1843-1902).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edward Breitung (1831-1887) — of Negaunee, Marquette County, Mich. Born in Germany, November 10, 1831. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Marquette County, 1873-74; resigned 1874; member of Michigan state senate 31st District, 1877; mayor of Negaunee, Mich., 1879-80, 1882; U.S. Representative from Michigan 11th District, 1883-85. German ancestry. Died in Negaunee, Marquette County, Mich., March 3, 1887 (age 55 years, 113 days). Interment at Park Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George Shiras III (1859-1942) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Allegheny (now part of Pittsburgh), Allegheny County, Pa., January 1, 1859. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1889-90; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 29th District, 1903-05; defeated, 1890. Died in Marquette, Marquette County, Mich., March 24, 1942 (age 83 years, 82 days). Interment at Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Shiras, Jr. (1832-1924).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
    Other politicians who have monuments here:
      Alfred Peter Swineford (1836-1909) — also known as Alfred P. Swineford — of Albert Lea, Freeborn County, Minn.; Marquette, Marquette County, Mich.; Sitka, Alaska; Ketchikan, Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska. Born in Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio, September 14, 1836. Democrat. Postmaster at Albert Lea, Minn., 1857-58; newspaper editor and publisher; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Marquette District, 1871-72; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1872; mayor of Marquette, Mich., 1874-75; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1878; Governor of Alaska District, 1885-89; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska Territory, 1904; candidate for Delegate to U.S. Congress from Alaska Territory, 1906. Died in Juneau, Alaska, October 26, 1909 (age 73 years, 42 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Juneau, Alaska; cenotaph at Park Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Swineford (1799-1862) and Jane (Collins) Swineford (1816-1883); married to Psyche C. Flower (1831-1881); married, August 21, 1886, to Minnie E. (Marks) Smith.
      See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Presque Isle Park
    Marquette, Marquette County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Peter White (1820-1908) — of Marquette, Marquette County, Mich. Born in Rome, Oneida County, N.Y., October 31, 1820. Democrat. Merchant; lawyer; banker; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Chippewa District, 1857-58; member of Michigan state senate 32nd District, 1875-76; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1876, 1888, 1896; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 11th District, 1882; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1904-08; died in office 1908. Founder of Cleveland Cliffs mining company. Died in Marquette, Marquette County, Mich., 1908 (age about 87 years). Interment at Presque Isle Park.


    Negaunee Cemetery
    Negaunee, Marquette County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Alexander Maitland (1844-1925) — of Negaunee, Marquette County, Mich. Born in Ayrshire, Scotland, June 20, 1844. Republican. Mining executive; mayor of Negaunee, Mich., 1880; member of Michigan state senate 31st District, 1897-1900; Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1903-06. Died June 12, 1925 (age 80 years, 357 days). Interment at Negaunee Cemetery.
      John Quincy Adams (1837-1913) — also known as John Q. Adams — of Negaunee, Marquette County, Mich. Born in Cornwall, Litchfield County, Conn., November 2, 1837. Republican. Lawyer; insurance business; Marquette County Prosecuting Attorney; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Marquette County, 1883-84; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1892. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights Templar. Died February 25, 1913 (age 75 years, 115 days). Interment at Negaunee Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Adams and Lorilla (Hurlburt) Adams.


    Northland Chapel Gardens
    Negaunee, Marquette County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Dominic J. Jacobetti (1920-1994) — also known as D. J. Jacobetti; "Pooga"; "King Jake" — of Negaunee, Marquette County, Mich. Born in Negaunee, Marquette County, Mich., July 20, 1920. Democrat. Representative, United Steelworkers of America; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1955-94 (Marquette County 1955-64, 108th District 1965-92, 109th District 1993-94); died in office 1994; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1960, 1964. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, United Steelworkers of America; Moose; Eagles; Knights of Columbus; Elks; Lions. Died November 28, 1994 (age 74 years, 131 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Northland Chapel Gardens.
      Relatives: Married 1942 to Marie D. Burnette.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Holy Cross Cemetery
    Trowbridge Park, Marquette County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Richard Charles Flannigan (1857-1928) — also known as Richard C. Flannigan — of Norway, Dickinson County, Mich. Born in Ontonagon, Ontonagon County, Mich., December 12, 1857. Lawyer; Marquette County Prosecuting Attorney, 1881-82, 1885-86; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1888; mayor of Norway, Mich., 1891; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 31st District, 1907-08; circuit judge in Michigan 25th Circuit, 1910-27; appointed 1910; resigned 1927; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1927-28; appointed 1927; died in office 1928; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1928; died in office 1928. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus. Died, of cancer, in a hospital at Chicago, Cook County, Ill., February 17, 1928 (age 70 years, 67 days). Entombed at Holy Cross Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Flannigan and Ellen (Sullivan) Flannigan; married, November 11, 1884, to Anna Haessly.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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