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Muskegon County
Michigan

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Muskegon County

Index to Locations

  • Egelston Township Egelston Township Cemetery
  • Holton Holton Cemetery
  • Muskegon Unknown location
  • Muskegon Evergreen Cemetery
  • Muskegon Lakeside Cemetery
  • Muskegon Oakwood Cemetery
  • Norton Shores Norton Shores Cemetery
  • Whitehall Oakhurst Cemetery


    Egelston Township Cemetery
    5762 Evanston Avenue
    Egelston Township, Muskegon County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      F. Charles Raap (1920-1989) — of Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich. Born in Ottawa County, Mich., November 4, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; machinist; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1955-60, 1965-66 (Muskegon County 2nd District 1955-60, 97th District 1965-66); defeated, 1960 (Muskegon County 2nd District), 1966 (97th District). Member, Eagles; Moose. Died in 1989 (age about 68 years). Interment at Egelston Township Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Holton Cemetery
    Holton, Muskegon County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Ledford Erwin Kempf (1924-1985) — also known as Ledford E. Kempf — of Muskegon County, Mich. Born in Michigan, January 23, 1924. Republican. Candidate in primary for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Muskegon County 2nd District, 1961. Died in Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich., September 2, 1985 (age 61 years, 222 days). Interment at Holton Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Walter Freeman Kempf (1891-1969) and Louise (Miller) Kempf (1894-1941).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Unknown Location
    Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan


    Evergreen Cemetery
    Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      James Campbell McLaughlin (1858-1932) — also known as James C. McLaughlin — of Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich. Born in Beardstown, Cass County, Ill., January 26, 1858. Republican. Lawyer; Muskegon County Prosecuting Attorney, 1887-91; U.S. Representative from Michigan 9th District, 1907-32; defeated, 1932; died in office 1932. Died in Marion, Smyth County, Va., November 29, 1932 (age 74 years, 308 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Wesley Moon (1836-1898) — also known as John W. Moon — of Michigan. Born near Ypsilanti, Wayne County, Mich., January 18, 1836. Republican. Member of Michigan state senate, 1885, 1887 (23rd District 1885, 21st District 1887); U.S. Representative from Michigan 9th District, 1893-95. Died in Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich., April 5, 1898 (age 62 years, 77 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: John Wesley
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Chauncey Davis (1812-1888) — of Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wis.; Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich. Born in Jefferson County, N.Y., March 15, 1812. Republican. Lumberman; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Muskegon County, 1861-64; mayor of Muskegon, Mich., 1870-71, 1872-73. Died February 9, 1888 (age 75 years, 331 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Balbirnie (1838-1899) — of Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich. Born in Ontario, 1838. Republican. Merchant; mayor of Muskegon, Mich., 1899; died in office 1899. Scottish ancestry. Shot and killed by John W. Tayer, who had been ousted as city poor director, in his store in his store at Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich., June 29, 1899 (age about 60 years). Tayer died by suicide at the scene; he shot himself, then swallowed carbolic acid. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Ellen T. Watson (1847-1900).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Frank Eugene McKee (1877-1951) — also known as Frank E. McKee — of North Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., August 22, 1877. Republican. Member of Michigan state senate 23rd District, 1943-44, 1951; defeated in primary, 1944; died in office 1951. Episcopalian. Scotch-Irish, Swiss, German, and English ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Rotary. Died, of a heart attack, in a room at the Porter Hotel, Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., February 13, 1951 (age 73 years, 175 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1913 to Florence Hume; married 1923 to Katharine Lacey.
      Frank E. McKee School (built 1930) in North Muskegon, Michigan, is named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joseph Ireland (1826-1913) — of Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich. Born in 1826. Mayor of Muskegon, Mich., 1871-72. Died in 1913 (age about 87 years). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Benjamin L. Piper (1813-1871) — of Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich. Born July 29, 1813. Village president of Muskegon, Michigan, 1868-70. Died August 7, 1871 (age 58 years, 9 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Elias W. Merrill (1812-1902) — of Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich. Born in Maine, October 2, 1812. Republican. Postmaster at Muskegon, Mich., 1861-63, 1869-75; village president of Muskegon, Michigan, 1867-68; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1868. Died in Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich., March 26, 1902 (age 89 years, 175 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elias Merrill and Dorothy 'Dolly' (Locke) Merrill; married to Sarah A. Titcomb (1812-1893).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Lakeside Cemetery
    Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Francis Weyeneth Beedon (1902-1990) — also known as Francis W. Beedon — of Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich. Born in Forester Township, Sanilac County, Mich., September 26, 1902. Democrat. School teacher; candidate for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Muskegon County 1st District, 1961; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1963-68 (Muskegon County 1st District 1963-64, 96th District 1965-68); defeated in primary, 1968. Methodist. Member, Knights of Pythias; National Education Association. Died in Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich., September 5, 1990 (age 87 years, 344 days). Interment at Lakeside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Arthur Beedon (1876-1947) and Keturah May (Weyeneth) Beedon (1879-1918); married, June 23, 1927, to Georgine Cecilia Ray (1905-1982).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oakwood Cemetery
    Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
    Oramel B. Fuller Oramel B. Fuller (1858-1935) — of Ford River, Delta County, Mich. Born in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., January 22, 1858. Republican. Lumber business; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Delta District, 1893-98; member of Michigan state senate 30th District, 1901-04, 1907-08; injured in a fall at the entrance to his home, about 1905, and paralyzed; used a wheelchair for the rest of his life; Michigan state auditor general, 1909-32; defeated, 1932. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Elks. Died in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., November 4, 1935 (age 77 years, 286 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1887 to Jennie L. Van Zalingen (1862-1922).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1911
      Phillip P. Schnorbach (d. 1945) — of Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich.; Manistee, Manistee County, Mich. Born in Michigan. Republican. Postmaster at Muskegon, Mich., 1907-15; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1924; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 9th District, 1934. Died July 3, 1945. Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Harris Earp Galpin (1889-1940) — also known as Harris E. Galpin — of Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., March 24, 1889. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1920 (member, Resolutions Committee). Died in Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich., September 10, 1940 (age 51 years, 170 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Louie Margaret Waters (1890-1942).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Norton Shores Cemetery
    Norton Shores, Muskegon County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph D. Chartrand (1906-1952) — of Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich. Born January 11, 1906. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1944; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Muskegon County 2nd District, 1945-46. Died, of lung cancer, in 1952 (age about 46 years). Interment at Norton Shores Cemetery.


    Oakhurst Cemetery
    Whitehall, Muskegon County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Ruth Thompson (1887-1970) — of Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich.; Whitehall, Muskegon County, Mich. Born in Whitehall, Muskegon County, Mich., September 15, 1887. Republican. Muskegon County Register of Probate, 1905-25; probate judge in Michigan, 1925-36; lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Muskegon County 1st District, 1939-40; U.S. Representative from Michigan 9th District, 1951-57; defeated in primary, 1956. Female. Congregationalist or Methodist. First woman to represent Michigan in Congress; first woman to serve in the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. Died in Plainwell Sanatorium, Plainwell, Allegan County, Mich., April 5, 1970 (age 82 years, 202 days). Interment at Oakhurst Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Tom Thompson and Brita (Nelson) Thompson.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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