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Tuscola County
Michigan

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Tuscola County

Index to Locations

  • Almer Almer Cemetery
  • Arbela Township Pine Grove Cemetery
  • Caro Caro Cemetery
  • Caro Indianfields Township Cemetery
  • Cass City Novesta Township Cemetery
  • Near Cass City Elkland Township Cemetery
  • Millington Millington Township Cemetery
  • Unionville Moravian Cemetery
  • Vassar Riverside Cemetery


    Almer Cemetery
    Almer, Tuscola County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      John Bastone (1831-1900) — of Almer, Tuscola County, Mich. Born in Sidmount, Devon, England, 1831. Member of Michigan state senate 17th District, 1891; resigned 1891. Member, Freemasons. Died in Almer, Tuscola County, Mich., March 2, 1900 (age about 68 years). Interment at Almer Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Pine Grove Cemetery
    Arbela Township, Tuscola County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      LeeRoy Clark (1922-2002) — of Millington, Tuscola County, Mich. Born in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., August 29, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; auto worker at Chevrolet V-8 Engine Plant in Flint; board member, United Auto Workers Local 659; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 84th District, 1966; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1973. Member, NAACP; Urban League; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died in Millington, Tuscola County, Mich., November 23, 2002 (age 80 years, 86 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Clark and Mary (Jackson) Clark; married, January 26, 1951, to Eartha Mae 'Billie' Kyles.


    Caro Cemetery
    Caro, Tuscola County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel J. Daugherty (1873-1926) — of Caro, Tuscola County, Mich. Born in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, August 14, 1873. Republican. Farmer; Tuscola County Sheriff, 1903-06; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Tuscola County, 1907-08. Irish ancestry. Died in Caro, Tuscola County, Mich., November 21, 1926 (age 53 years, 99 days). Interment at Caro Cemetery.
      Roland O. Kern (1898-1981) — of Caro, Tuscola County, Mich. Born in Reese, Tuscola County, Mich., August 6, 1898. Republican. Lawyer; Tuscola County Prosecuting Attorney, 1927-30; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1932; candidate in primary for circuit judge in Michigan 40th Circuit, 1953. Member, Exchange Club. Died August 12, 1981 (age 83 years, 6 days). Interment at Caro Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1923 to Louise Asall.
      Maurice C. Ransford (1903-1991) — of Caro, Tuscola County, Mich. Born in Caro, Tuscola County, Mich., May 6, 1903. Republican. Lawyer; Tuscola County Prosecuting Attorney, 1931-35; candidate in primary for circuit judge in Michigan 40th Circuit, 1941; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1948, 1956 (alternate). Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Rotary. Died in Caro, Tuscola County, Mich., August 5, 1991 (age 88 years, 91 days). Interment at Caro Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, June 4, 1932, to Margaret C. Robins.


    Indianfields Township Cemetery
    Caro, Tuscola County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Theron Wilson Atwood (1854-1917) — also known as Theron W. Atwood — of Caro, Tuscola County, Mich. Born in White Oak, Ingham County, Mich., January 3, 1854. Republican. Lawyer; farmer; Tuscola County Prosecuting Attorney, 1886-94; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1896, 1912; member of Michigan state senate 21st District, 1899-1902; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 21st District, 1907-08; instrumental in building an electric railroad connecting Jackson, Lansing, and Owosso. Died, from pneumonia and complications of appendicitis, in Caro, Tuscola County, Mich., September 27, 1917 (age 63 years, 267 days). Entombed at Indianfields Township Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Purinton Atwood (1822-1897) and Emily (Wilson) Atwood (1831-1889); married to Clara Ellen Gibbs (1857-1918); father of Florence C. Atwood (1889-1970; who married Clarence Roy Myers (1890-1951)) and Theron Wilson Atwood.
      Political family: Atwood family of Caro, Michigan.
      Cross-reference: Seth Q. Pulver
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Clarence Roy Myers (1890-1951) — also known as Clarence R. Myers — of Caro, Tuscola County, Mich. Born in Michigan, 1890. Republican. Banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1924. Member, American Legion; Rotary. Died, from a series of strokes, in Michigan, March 22, 1951 (age about 60 years). Interment at Indianfields Township Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Solomon Myers (1861-1939) and Roxa Lena (Johnson) Myers (1869-1957); married, November 30, 1911, to Florence C. Atwood (1889-1970; daughter of Theron Wilson Atwood (1854-1917)).
      Political family: Atwood family of Caro, Michigan.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Shuford Kirk (1907-2003) — of Caro, Tuscola County, Mich. Born in Juniata Township, Tuscola County, Mich., May 2, 1907. Republican. Chemist; farmer; chair of Tuscola County Republican Party, 1958-62; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1960; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Tuscola County, 1961-62; candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives 84th District, 1964. Presbyterian. Member, Exchange Club. Died, in McLaren Regional Medical Center, Flint, Genesee County, Mich., November 6, 2003 (age 96 years, 188 days). Interment at Indianfields Township Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Kirk and Jane Catherine 'Janie' (Borland) Kirk (1880-1971); married, May 26, 1928, to Bernice Braun (1906-2006); grandson of William Kirk (1859?-?).
      Political family: Kirk family of Michigan.


    Novesta Township Cemetery
    Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Grace Nemeth (1926-2001) — also known as Grace Darline Brewton; Grace Brewton Rothfuss — of Cass City, Tuscola County, Mich. Born November 2, 1926. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1984. Female. Died January 24, 2001 (age 74 years, 83 days). Interment at Novesta Township Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, October 2, 1965, to Louis John Nemeth (1917-2007).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Elkland Township Cemetery
    Near Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan
    Founded 1870
    Politicians buried here:
      Gordon Lawrie Thomas (1914-1997) — also known as Gordon L. Thomas — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Orpington, England, December 4, 1914. Democrat. University professor; mayor of East Lansing, Mich., 1961-71; candidate for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Ingham County 2nd District, 1961. Congregationalist. Died October 15, 1997 (age 82 years, 315 days). Interment at Elkland Township Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1941 to Phyllis Lenzner (1913-1989).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Xenophon A. Boomhower (1872-1954) — of Bad Axe, Huron County, Mich. Born in Ohio, 1872. Republican. Lawyer; Huron County Prosecuting Attorney, 1909-21; circuit judge in Michigan 24th Circuit, 1924-53. Presbyterian. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in 1954 (age about 82 years). Interment at Elkland Township Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alma (Stuart) Boomhower (1845-1924) and Addison Boomhower (1846-1916); married to Catherine Gillies.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Audley Rawson (1893-1981) — also known as William Audley Rawson — of Cass City, Tuscola County, Mich.; Pinellas Park, Pinellas County, Fla. Born near Marlette, Sanilac County, Mich., April 5, 1893. Republican. Farmer; Elkland Township Supervisor, 1931-36; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Tuscola County, 1935-42; member of Michigan state senate 20th District, 1943-46; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1944; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1949; chair of Tuscola County Republican Party, 1950; lobbyist for the Michigan Association of Insurance Companies. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners; Rotary; Farm Bureau; Grange. Died, from a heart attack, in Pinellas Park, Pinellas County, Fla., September 27, 1981 (age 88 years, 175 days). Interment at Elkland Township Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Rawson and Euphemia 'Effie' (Ronald) Rawson; married, December 22, 1914, to Mary Lena Day (died 1969); married 1971 to Mildred Hutchinson.
      James D. Brooker (1863-1930) — of Cass City, Tuscola County, Mich. Born in Mallorytown, Ontario, March 18, 1863. Republican. Lawyer; one of the organizers of the Cass City Telephone Company, later president and manager; Tuscola County Prosecuting Attorney; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1920. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Suffered a stroke, and died four days later, in Cass City, Tuscola County, Mich., February 15, 1930 (age 66 years, 334 days). Interment at Elkland Township Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Brooker (1831-1918) and Lois (Thompson) Brooker (1842-1916); married, November 12, 1889, to Mary E. Bader.
      Roland N. Holsaple (1876-1940) — also known as R. N. Holsaple — of Litchfield, Hillsdale County, Mich.; Petoskey, Emmet County, Mich.; Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich.; Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich.; South Dakota; Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa; Minnesota; Cass City, Tuscola County, Mich. Born in Monroeville, Allen County, Ind., April 11, 1876. Republican. Minister; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1940. Member, Anti-Saloon League. Died, of pneumonia, in Pleasant Home Hospital, Cass City, Tuscola County, Mich., October 31, 1940 (age 64 years, 203 days). Interment at Elkland Township Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, May 11, 1899, to Gertrude Ann Perry.


    Millington Township Cemetery
    Millington, Tuscola County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Frank J. Balcer, Sr. (1896-1992) — of Millington, Tuscola County, Mich. Born in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., August 16, 1896. Democrat. Farmer; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Tuscola County, 1958, 1960. Died, in Hills and Dales Hospital, Cass City, Tuscola County, Mich., June 25, 1992 (age 95 years, 314 days). Interment at Millington Township Cemetery.


    Moravian Cemetery
    Unionville, Tuscola County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
    Arthur A. Dehmel Arthur A. Dehmel (1906-1992) — of Unionville, Tuscola County, Mich. Born in Unionville, Tuscola County, Mich., July 6, 1906. Republican. Farmer; member of Michigan state senate 20th District, 1955-64. Moravian. Died in Bay City, Bay County, Mich., February 8, 1992 (age 85 years, 217 days). Interment at Moravian Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Fred Dehmel and Marie (Ziefle) Dehmel; married, November 30, 1935, to Edwina E. Pike.
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58


    Riverside Cemetery
    Vassar, Tuscola County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      James A. Trotter (1852-1928) — of Vassar, Tuscola County, Mich.; Glendale, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Schoharie County, N.Y., March, 1852. Republican. Newspaper publisher; Vassar village Clerk, 1877-80;; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1892; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1899; postmaster of Vassar, Mich., 1902. Scottish ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., 1928 (age about 76 years). Cremated; ashes interred at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rev. Alexander Trotter (1808-1897) and Phebe (Day) Trotter (1818-1914); married, October 3, 1877, to Mary A. 'Mamie' Meehan (1856-1933).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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