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St. Joseph County
Michigan

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in St. Joseph County

Index to Locations

  • Centreville Unknown location
  • Centreville Prairie River Cemetery
  • Colon Lakeside Cemetery
  • Constantine Unknown location
  • Constantine Constantine Cemetery
  • Mendon Mendon Cemetery
  • Sturgis Oak Lawn Cemetery
  • Sturgis Oaklawn Terrace Cemetery


    Unknown Location
    Centreville, St. Joseph County, Michigan


    Prairie River Cemetery
    Centreville, St. Joseph County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      John W. Fletcher (1888-1982) — of Centreville, St. Joseph County, Mich. Born in Nottawa Township, St. Joseph County, Mich., July 28, 1888. Republican. Colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; farmer; St. Joseph County Treasurer, 1935-42; member of Michigan state senate 6th District, 1945-48; defeated in primary, 1948; member of Michigan state house of representatives from St. Joseph District, 1952-58; defeated in primary, 1958. Died in 1982 (age about 93 years). Interment at Prairie River Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Marden Sabin (1840-1917) — of Centreville, St. Joseph County, Mich. Born in Orland, Steuben County, Ind., January 2, 1840. Republican. Physician; surgeon; member of Michigan state senate, 1891-94 (8th District 1891-92, 6th District 1893-94). Died, from chronic interstitial nephritis, in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., April 10, 1917 (age 77 years, 98 days). Interment at Prairie River Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Stephen Choate Sabin (1812-1894) and Martha M. (Stocker) Sabin (1819-1894); married, May 23, 1867, to Mary Monroe Smith (1846-1917); second cousin of Augustus Sabin Chase (1828-1896) and Joseph Spalding; second cousin once removed of Irving Hall Chase; second cousin twice removed of Alvah Sabin and Augustus Sabin Chase (1897-1970); second cousin thrice removed of Seth Chase Taft (1922-?); third cousin once removed of Nelson Appleton Miles; third cousin twice removed of Elijah Abel and Chauncey Fitch Cleveland; third cousin thrice removed of Jedediah Sabin; fourth cousin of Chauncey Brewer Sabin; fourth cousin once removed of William Dean Kellogg.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Starkweather-Pendleton family of Preston, Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Lakeside Cemetery
    Colon, St. Joseph County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles O. Boussum (1870-1918) — of Colon, St. Joseph County, Mich. Born in Leonidas, St. Joseph County, Mich., April 26, 1870. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from St. Joseph County, 1909-10. Member, Freemasons. Died in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., March 30, 1918 (age 47 years, 338 days). Interment at Lakeside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Boussum; married to Maude Hester Kent.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Unknown Location
    Constantine, St. Joseph County, Michigan


    Constantine Cemetery
    Constantine, St. Joseph County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
    John S. Barry John Steward Barry (1802-1870) — also known as John S. Barry — of Constantine, St. Joseph County, Mich. Born in Amherst, Hillsborough County, N.H., January 29, 1802. Democrat. Delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 13th District, 1835; member of Michigan state senate, 1835-38, 1841 (3rd District 1835-38, 7th District 1841); Governor of Michigan, 1842-46, 1850; defeated, 1854, 1860; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1848, 1852; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1856; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1856, 1864. Died in Constantine, St. Joseph County, Mich., January 14, 1870 (age 67 years, 350 days). Interment at Constantine Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Barry and Ellen (Stewart) Barry; married to Mary Kidder.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
      Edwin William Keightley (1843-1926) — also known as Edwin W. Keightley — of Constantine, St. Joseph County, Mich. Born near Scott, LaGrange County, Ind., August 7, 1843. Republican. Circuit judge in Michigan 15th Circuit, 1874-77; appointed 1874; U.S. Representative from Michigan 4th District, 1877-79. Died in Constantine, St. Joseph County, Mich., May 4, 1926 (age 82 years, 270 days). Interment at Constantine Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mendon Cemetery
    Mendon, St. Joseph County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      George Lewis Yaple (1851-1939) — also known as George L. Yaple — of Mendon, St. Joseph County, Mich. Born in Leonidas, St. Joseph County, Mich., February 20, 1851. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Michigan 4th District, 1883-85; defeated, 1880 (Fusion), 1884 (Fusion), 1890, 1892; Fusion candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1886; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1888 (member, Resolutions Committee); circuit judge in Michigan 15th Circuit, 1894-1911; defeated, 1911; candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1897, 1912. Died December 16, 1939 (age 88 years, 299 days). Interment at Mendon Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oak Lawn Cemetery
    Sturgis, St. Joseph County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      William Lewis Stoughton (1827-1888) — also known as William L. Stoughton — of Sturgis, St. Joseph County, Mich. Born in Bangor, Franklin County, N.Y., March 20, 1827. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1860, 1884 (alternate); U.S. Attorney for Michigan, 1861; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention, 1867; Michigan state attorney general, 1867-68; U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1869-73. Died in Sturgis, St. Joseph County, Mich., June 6, 1888 (age 61 years, 78 days). Interment at Oak Lawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jonathan G. Wait (1811-1873) — of Sturgis, St. Joseph County, Mich. Born in York, Livingston County, N.Y., November 22, 1811. Republican. Newspaper publisher; member of Michigan state house of representatives from St. Joseph County, 1851-52; member of Michigan state senate, 1863-68 (16th District 1863-66, 14th District 1867-68); alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1872. Founder, editor, and publisher of the Sturgis Journal. Died in Sturgis, St. Joseph County, Mich., October 24, 1873 (age 61 years, 336 days). Interment at Oak Lawn Cemetery.
      Edmund S. Amidon (1840-1911) — of Sturgis, St. Joseph County, Mich. Born in 1840. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Michigan state house of representatives from St. Joseph County, 1895-96; mayor of Sturgis, Mich.; elected 1899. Died in 1911 (age about 71 years). Interment at Oak Lawn Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Daniel Joseph Gerow (1864-1950) — also known as Dan J. Gerow — of Shiawassee County, Mich.; Sturgis, St. Joseph County, Mich. Born in Prince Edward County, Ontario, March 24, 1864. Democrat. Shiawassee County Sheriff, 1900-04; hotel proprietor; mayor of Sturgis, Mich., 1930-31; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1932-39, 1947-49; delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from St. Joseph County, 1933; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1948. Quaker. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Eagles; Rotary; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Died in Sturgis, St. Joseph County, Mich., August 26, 1950 (age 86 years, 155 days). Interment at Oak Lawn Cemetery.
      Erastus T. Parker (1843-1902) — of Sturgis, St. Joseph County, Mich. Born in Sturgis, St. Joseph County, Mich., August 13, 1843. Postmaster at Sturgis, Mich., 1901. Died in Sturgis, St. Joseph County, Mich., August 13, 1902 (age 59 years, 0 days). Interment at Oak Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Erastus Parker (1817-1844) and Isabel (McKerlie) Parker (1819-1900); married to Adeline Gardner (1844-1913).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Martin Edmund Aulsbrook (1853-1931) — also known as Martin E. Aulsbrook — of Sturgis, St. Joseph County, Mich. Born in Plainfield, Will County, Ill., February 28, 1853. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1900. Died in Albion, Calhoun County, Mich., December 10, 1931 (age 78 years, 285 days). Interment at Oak Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Julia Charlotte Bronson (1860-1930).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oaklawn Terrace Cemetery
    Sturgis, St. Joseph County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Laurence S. McBride (c.1930-1987) — of Michigan. Born about 1930. Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 42nd District, 1974. Died, of congestive heart failure, in Sturgis, St. Joseph County, Mich., 1987 (age about 57 years). Interment at Oaklawn Terrace Cemetery.


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