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Shiawassee County
Michigan

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Shiawassee County

Index to Locations

  • Burton Oak Grove Cemetery
  • Corunna Maple River Cemetery
  • Corunna Pine Tree Cemetery
  • Laingsburg Laingsburg Cemetery
  • Owosso Oak Grove Cemetery
  • Owosso Oak Hill Cemetery
  • Perry Roselawn Cemetery


    Oak Grove Cemetery
    Burton, Shiawassee County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      James N. McBride (1864-1933) — of Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich.; Burton, Shiawassee County, Mich. Born in Mercer Center (unknown county), Pa., December 12, 1864. Newspaper editor; farmer; member of Michigan Union Silver Party State Central Committee, 1899; Progressive candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1914; Republican candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Shiawassee County, 1932. Methodist. Member, Grange; Farm Bureau. Died in Burton, Shiawassee County, Mich., March 10, 1933 (age 68 years, 88 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.


    Maple River Cemetery
    Corunna, Shiawassee County, Michigan
    Founded 1833
    Politicians buried here:
      Albert Baldwin Cook (1873-1955) — also known as Albert B. Cook — of near Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich. Born in Agricultural College (now East Lansing), Ingham County, Mich., August 11, 1873. Republican. Farmer; member of Michigan state senate 14th District, 1903-06; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 14th District, 1907-08; candidate for Michigan state board of agriculture, 1913. Died in 1955 (age about 81 years). Interment at Maple River Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Pine Tree Cemetery
    Corunna, Shiawassee County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
    Andrew Parsons Andrew Parsons (1817-1855) — of Shiawassee County, Mich. Born in Hoosick, Rensselaer County, N.Y., July 22, 1817. Shiawassee County Register of Deeds; Shiawassee County Prosecuting Attorney; member of Michigan state senate 6th District, 1847-48; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1852-54; Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1853; Governor of Michigan, 1853-55; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Shiawassee County, 1855; died in office 1855. Died in Corunna, Shiawassee County, Mich., June 6, 1855 (age 37 years, 319 days). Interment at Pine Tree Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of S. Titus Parsons (1823?-?).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
      Joseph H. Collins (1873-1948) — of Corunna, Shiawassee County, Mich. Born in Corunna, Shiawassee County, Mich., March 24, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; Shiawassee County Circuit Court Commissioner, 1897-1901; Shiawassee County Prosecuting Attorney, 1911-15; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1916; circuit judge in Michigan 35th Circuit, 1918-48; died in office 1948. Member, American Bar Association; Rotary; Elks; Knights of Pythias. Died April 5, 1948 (age 75 years, 12 days). Interment at Pine Tree Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jeremiah Collins and Margaret (O'Shea) Collins; married, June 28, 1911, to Lena B. Jeandheur.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ray Derham (1888-1957) — of Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Mich. Born in Corunna, Shiawassee County, Mich., September 3, 1888. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of Michigan state senate 31st District, 1933-34; defeated in primary, 1934; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 25th Circuit, 1947. Died in Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Mich., November 27, 1957 (age 69 years, 85 days). Interment at Pine Tree Cemetery.
      John Nathaniel Ingersoll (1817-1881) — also known as John N. Ingersoll — of Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Mich.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y.; Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich.; Corunna, Shiawassee County, Mich. Born in North Castle town, Westchester County, N.Y., May 4, 1817. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1849, 1869-70 (Chippewa County 1849, Shiawassee County 1st District 1869-70); member of Michigan state senate 28th District, 1861-62; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1868; mayor of Corunna, Mich. Member, Odd Fellows. Died in Corunna, Shiawassee County, Mich., May 13, 1881 (age 64 years, 9 days). Interment at Pine Tree Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Nathaniel Ingersoll (1783-1824) and Abigail (Webber) Ingersoll (1786-1830); married 1834 to Harriet M. Robinson (died 1860); married, November 27, 1864, to Julia (Hammond) Barnum; second cousin once removed of Raymond Vail Ingersoll; third cousin twice removed of Robert Stephen Ingersoll (1914-2010).
      Political family: Ingersoll family of New York.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Laingsburg Cemetery
    Laingsburg, Shiawassee County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Hamilton Pulver (1843-1936) — also known as Henry H. Pulver — of Laingsburg, Shiawassee County, Mich. Born in Livingston County, N.Y., September 2, 1843. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Michigan state senate 20th District, 1885-86; postmaster. Died, from bronchial pneumonia, in Laingsburg, Shiawassee County, Mich., January 25, 1936 (age 92 years, 145 days). Interment at Laingsburg Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Pulver and Lucinda (Norrell) Pulver; married to Achsah Hardy; married 1872 to Rosalia Feezler (1847-1929); father of Seth Quarles Pulver (1879-1943).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oak Grove Cemetery
    Owosso, Shiawassee County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Asa Torrence Wright (1872-1937) — also known as Asa T. Wright — of Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich. Born August 4, 1872. Mayor of Owosso, Mich., 1917-26, 1932-35; defeated, 1926, 1928, 1935. Died, from pneumonia, in Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich., April 23, 1937 (age 64 years, 262 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Wright (1841-1911) and Rhoda (Orser) Wright (1844-1929); married to Mary Alta Brown (1877-1965).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oak Hill Cemetery
    Owosso, Shiawassee County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
    Alvin M. Bentley Alvin Morell Bentley (1918-1969) — also known as Alvin M. Bentley — of Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich. Born in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, August 30, 1918. Republican. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1953-61; defeated, 1962; wounded in an attack by Puerto Rican nationalists on the floor of the House of Representatives, March 1, 1954; candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1960; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 15th Senatorial District, 1961-62; candidate for Michigan state board of education, 1964; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1966-69; appointed 1966; died in office 1969. Congregationalist. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Exchange Club; Theta Delta Chi; Optimist Club; Rotary; Kiwanis. Died in Tucson, Pima County, Ariz., April 10, 1969 (age 50 years, 223 days). Entombed at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alvin Morell Bentley and Helen (Patterson) Bentley; married to Arvella Ann Duescher; father of Alvin M. Bentley, Jr. (1941-).
      Cross-reference: Robert L. Richardson, Jr.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
      Herman Henry Dignan (1890-1956) — also known as Herman H. Dignan — of Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich. Born in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., 1890. Republican. Hardware dealer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Shiawassee County, 1935-38; member of Michigan state senate 15th District, 1939-42; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1940, 1944; secretary of state of Michigan, 1943-46. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in 1956 (age about 66 years). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Nell T. 'Nelly' Haley.
      Wallace D. Burke (1862-1914) — of Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich. Born in Canada, October 6, 1862. Democrat. Saloon keeper; mayor of Owosso, Mich., 1908-11. Died in Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich., August 27, 1914 (age 51 years, 325 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Otto Lee Sprague (1865-1944) — also known as Otto L. Sprague — of Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich. Born in 1865. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1896; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1911-13; mayor of Owosso, Mich., 1911-12, 1926-28; postmaster at Owosso, Mich., 1928. Died in 1944 (age about 79 years). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mabel Atwood (1867-1940).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Morris Osburn (1838-1918) — of Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich. Born in 1838. Republican. Mayor of Owosso, Mich.; elected 1900. Died in 1918 (age about 80 years). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Roy Kencel Nutson (d. 1964) — of Michigan. Socialist. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1948. Died July 29, 1964. Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Gilbert R. Lyon (1835-1915) — of Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich. Born in Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich., August 31, 1835. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 35th Circuit, 1905. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Eagles. Suffered a fall down the cellar stairs of his home, fractured his skull, and died four days later, in Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich., 1915 (age about 79 years). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Daniel Lyon.
      Edmond Otis Dewey (1861-1921) — also known as Edmond O. Dewey — of Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich. Born in Niles, Berrien County, Mich., August 24, 1861. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; postmaster at Owosso, Mich., 1900-11; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1908; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1916; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1916; nominated in primary for mayor of Owosso, Mich. 1917, but withdrew before election. Died in Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich., January 22, 1921 (age 59 years, 151 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Martin Dewey (1827-1897) and Emma (Bingham) Dewey (1837-1910); brother of George Martin Dewey (1869-1927); married, September 21, 1887, to May Corinne Williams; uncle of Thomas Edmund Dewey; first cousin thrice removed of David Waterman; second cousin twice removed of Thomas Glasby Waterman; second cousin four times removed of Luther Waterman and Joshua Coit; second cousin five times removed of Samuel Huntington (1731-1796) and Samuel Gager; third cousin twice removed of John Hall Brockway; third cousin thrice removed of Ebenezer Huntington; fourth cousin of James Gillespie Blaine III; fourth cousin once removed of Alexander Hamilton Waterman and Joshua Milton Fiero, Jr..
      Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Sherman family of Connecticut; Roosevelt family of New York City, New York; Waterman-Huntington family of Connecticut and New York; Keeler-Floyd-Sherman-Bangs family of New York; Dewey-Blaine-Coit-Huntington family of Connecticut; Stetson family of New York and Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).


    Roselawn Cemetery
    Perry, Shiawassee County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Locke (1811-1881) — of Shiawassee County, Mich. Born in Madison County, N.Y., May 11, 1811. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Shiawassee County 2nd District, 1867-68. Died, of consumption (tuberculosis), in Perry, Shiawassee County, Mich., May 8, 1881 (age 69 years, 362 days). Interment at Roselawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Third cousin once removed of John Locke; fourth cousin once removed of Jabez Bradley Locke, Otis Taft Locke and David Guy Locke (1860-1944).
      Political family: Locke family.


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