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Van Buren County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Van Buren County

Index to Locations

  • Bangor Arlington Hill Cemetery
  • Hartford Hartford Cemetery
  • Paw Paw Prospect Hill Cemetery
  • South Haven Lake View Cemetery

    Arlington Hill Cemetery
    56838 28th Avenue
    Bangor, Van Buren County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Grover Cleveland Dillman (1889-1979) — also known as Grover C. Dillman — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich.; Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Born in Bangor Township, Van Buren County, Mich., July 18, 1889. Republican. Engineer; Michigan state highway commissioner, 1929-33; appointed 1929; defeated, 1933; president, Michigan Tech University. German ancestry. Died in Flushing, Genesee County, Mich., April 14, 1979 (age 89 years, 270 days). Interment at Arlington Hill Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Grover Cleveland
      Relatives: Son of Henry Dillman and Ada (Jaggers) Dillman; married 1914 to Anna Rose Broadwell.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Ebenezer Durkee (1874-1932) — also known as John E. Durkee — of South Haven, Van Buren County, Mich. Born in Michigan, April 22, 1874. Grocer; mayor of South Haven, Mich., 1920. Gravely injured in a head-on collision, and died an hour later in Clinic Hospital, Michigan City, LaPorte County, Ind., May 14, 1932 (age 58 years, 22 days). Interment at Arlington Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rosseau Durkee and Aurelia Durkee; married, December 23, 1901, to Edith O. Gish.

    Hartford Cemetery
    Hartford, Van Buren County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      George Ernest Foulkes (1878-1960) — also known as George E. Foulkes — of Hartford, Van Buren County, Mich. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., December 25, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; farmer; U.S. Representative from Michigan 4th District, 1933-35; defeated, 1934. Member, Freemasons. Died in Hartford, Van Buren County, Mich., December 13, 1960 (age 81 years, 354 days). Interment at Hartford Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial

    Prospect Hill Cemetery
    Paw Paw, Van Buren County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Earl L. Burhans (1884-1945) — of Paw Paw, Van Buren County, Mich. Born in New Buffalo, Berrien County, Mich., April 12, 1884. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; farmer; banker; Van Buren County Prosecuting Attorney, 1913-16; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Van Buren County, 1931-34; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 4th District, 1934; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1936; member of Michigan state senate 8th District, 1937-42; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1942; resigned 1942. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Grange. Died in 1945 (age about 61 years). Interment at Prospect Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Isaac Burhans and Elizabeth Burhans; married 1917 to Harriet E. Breed.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Isaac W. Willard (1803-1879) — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich.; Paw Paw, Van Buren County, Mich. Born in Worcester County, Mass., December 1, 1803. Democrat. Postmaster at Kalamazoo, Mich., 1836-41; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention, 1850. Died in Paw Paw, Van Buren County, Mich., April 8, 1879 (age 75 years, 128 days). Interment at Prospect Hill Cemetery.
      Emory Osgood Briggs (1820-1885) — also known as Emory O. Briggs — of Paw Paw, Van Buren County, Mich. Born in New York, April 14, 1820. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1872, 1876. Died in Paw Paw, Van Buren County, Mich., February 14, 1885 (age 64 years, 306 days). Interment at Prospect Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Susan Stanley.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    Lake View Cemetery
    South Haven, Van Buren County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Guy Joseph Wicksall (1872-1910) — also known as Guy J. Wicksall — of South Haven, Van Buren County, Mich. Born in Paw Paw, Van Buren County, Mich., August 19, 1872. Lawyer; newspaper publisher; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 8th District, 1907-08. Died in South Haven, Van Buren County, Mich., December 23, 1910 (age 38 years, 126 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Wicksall.

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