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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Washtenaw County

Index to Locations

  • Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Cemetery (now gone)
  • Ann Arbor Arborcrest Memorial Park
  • Ann Arbor Bethlehem Cemetery
  • Ann Arbor Fairview Cemetery
  • Ann Arbor Forest Hill Cemetery
  • Ann Arbor St. Thomas Cemetery
  • Ann Arbor Township Botsford Cemetery
  • Ann Arbor Township Washtenong Memorial Park
  • Augusta Township Childs Cemetery
  • Chelsea Mt. Olivet Cemetery
  • Chelsea Oak Grove Cemetery
  • Dexter Forest Lawn Cemetery
  • Dexter St. Andrew's Church Cemetery
  • Manchester Oak Grove Cemetery
  • Northfield Township St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery
  • Saline Oakwood Cemetery
  • Ypsilanti Highland Cemetery
  • Ypsilanti St. John Cemetery
  • Ypsilanti Township Alban Cemetery
  • Ypsilanti Township Union-Udell Cemetery


    Ann Arbor Cemetery (now gone)
    Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      William Asa Fletcher (1788-1852) — also known as William A. Fletcher — of Wayne County, Mich.; Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Plymouth, Grafton County, N.H., June 26, 1788. Lawyer; member Michigan territorial council from Wayne County, 1830-31; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1836-42; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1836-42. Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., September 19, 1852 (age 64 years, 85 days). Original interment at Ann Arbor Cemetery; reinterment at Forest Hill Cemetery.


    Arborcrest Memorial Park
    Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert James Harris (1930-2005) — also known as Robert J. Harris; Bob Harris — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 5, 1930. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; lawyer; law professor; mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1969-73. Jewish. Lithuanian ancestry. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif. Died, of brain lymphoma, in Scio Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., July 10, 2005 (age 74 years, 278 days). Interment at Arborcrest Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Louis Harris and Bertha (Herman) Harris; married to Zelma Jean 'Mimi' Porter.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Dominick A. DeVarti (c.1924-2001) — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in New Jersey, about 1924. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; restaurant owner; candidate for mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1957 (Republican primary), 1957. Italian ancestry. Died, of heart failure, in the University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., June 1, 2001 (age about 77 years). Interment at Arborcrest Memorial Park.


    Bethlehem Cemetery
    Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles August Sauer (1866-1915) — also known as Charles A. Sauer — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Stratford, Ontario, December 18, 1866. Republican. Mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1915; died in office 1915. Member, Elks; Knights of Pythias. Died, of typhoid fever, in St. Joseph's Sanitarium, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., December 6, 1915 (age 48 years, 353 days). Interment at Bethlehem Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Theodore F. Prochnow (1875-1944) — of Northfield Township, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Northfield Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., September 26, 1875. Democrat. Supervisor of Northfield Township, Michigan, 1899-1900; restaurant owner; candidate for mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1915. Lutheran. German ancestry. Member, Elks; American Woodmen. Died in 1944 (age about 68 years). Interment at Bethlehem Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frederick Prochnow and Lovena (Steffee) Prochnow; brother of Thad C. Prochnow (1879-1968); married 1902 to Carrie Ludwig (1879-1953).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Oswald John Koch (1896-1960) — also known as Oswald J. Koch — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., December 6, 1896. Democrat. Postmaster at Ann Arbor, Mich., 1943-60 (acting, 1943-44). German ancestry. Died, from a cerebral hemorrhage, in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., January 14, 1960 (age 63 years, 39 days). Interment at Bethlehem Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Christian Georg Koch (1862-1958) and Sarah (Staebler) Koch (1864-1921); married to Elinor F. Rowe (1901-1985); first cousin once removed of Edward William Staebler; second cousin of Neil Oliver Staebler; second cousin twice removed of Edward Staebler (1973?-).
      Political family: Staebler family of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Fred Staebler (1861-1937) — of Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., May 27, 1861. Democrat. Farmer; president, Ann Arbor Dairy; supervisor of Ann Arbor Township, Michigan, 1918-19. German ancestry. Died, from pneumonia and senility, in Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., February 8, 1937 (age 75 years, 257 days). Interment at Bethlehem Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob Frederick Staebler (1823-1914) and Geraldine (Stoup) Staebler (1844-1900); married, November 18, 1886, to Anna Mary Zahn (1857-1937).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Otto Emanuel Haab (1880-1957) — also known as Otto E. Haab — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Freedom Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., October 16, 1880. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County 1st District, 1916. Died, from colon cancer, peritonitis following surgery, and pneumonia, in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., November 15, 1957 (age 77 years, 30 days). Interment at Bethlehem Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Michael Haab and Caroline (Schneeberger) Haab; married, September 17, 1910, to Emilie Lambarth (1882-1959).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William H. Murray (1875-1958) — of Washtenaw County, Mich. Born February 15, 1875. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; lawyer; Washtenaw County Circuit Court Commissioner, 1899; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 22nd Circuit, 1935. Died August 25, 1958 (age 83 years, 191 days). Interment at Bethlehem Cemetery.


    Fairview Cemetery
    Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Kellogg (1773-1842) — of Kelloggsville, Cayuga County, N.Y.; Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass., October 3, 1773. Merchant; miller; lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Cayuga County, 1808-10, 1820-22; postmaster; U.S. Representative from New York 24th District, 1825-27. Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., May 11, 1842 (age 68 years, 220 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Asa Kellogg (1745-1820) and Lucy (Powell) Kellogg (1746-1816); married, October 21, 1794, to Mary Ann Otis (1774-1844); father of Day Otis Kellogg and Dwight Kellogg; uncle of Alvan Kellogg; first cousin once removed of Ensign Hosmer Kellogg; first cousin four times removed of Martin Weld Deyo; second cousin once removed of Aaron Kellogg; second cousin twice removed of Orlando Kellogg and William Dean Kellogg; second cousin thrice removed of Rowland Case Kellogg and Frank Billings Kellogg; third cousin of Jason Kellogg, Orsamus Cook Merrill, Timothy Merrill and Daniel Fiske Kellogg; third cousin once removed of Luther Walter Badger, Silas Dewey Kellogg, Greene Carrier Bronson, Chester Ashley, Daniel Kellogg (1791-1875), John Russell Kellogg, Alvah Nash, Thomas Belden Butler, George Smith Catlin, Albert Gallatin Kellogg, Francis William Kellogg, Farrand Fassett Merrill (1814-1859) and Charles Kellogg; third cousin twice removed of Stephen Wright Kellogg, George Bradley Kellogg, William Pitt Kellogg, Daniel Kellogg (1835-1918), Arthur Tappan Kellogg and Selah Merrill; third cousin thrice removed of William Lucius Case, Charles Collins Kellogg, Clement Phineas Kellogg, Edward Russell Kellogg, Henry Theodore Kellogg, Edward Stanley Kellogg and Franklin Warren Kellogg.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Murphy-Merrill family of Harbor Beach, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Claramon L. Pray (1866-1933) — Born in 1866. Republican. Washtenaw County Clerk, 1925-32. Died in 1933 (age about 67 years). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Herman Alfred Staebler (1881-1950) — also known as Herman A. Staebler — of Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., March 19, 1881. Democrat. Candidate for supervisor of Ann Arbor Township, Michigan, 1938. Died in Michigan, September 14, 1950 (age 69 years, 179 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jacob Freidrich Staebler (1824-1908) and Rosina Eva (Scheif) Staebler (1840-1908); married, April 29, 1908, to Allie Charlotte Steffe (1884-1961).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Richard Henry Bilbie (1886-1975) — also known as Richard H. Bilbie — of Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Michigan, July 29, 1886. Democrat. Candidate for supervisor of Ann Arbor Township, Michigan, 1945. Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., October 11, 1975 (age 89 years, 74 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Forest Hill Cemetery
    Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan
    Founded 1857
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    James B. Angell James Burrill Angell (1829-1916) — also known as James B. Angell — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Scituate, Providence County, R.I., January 7, 1829. Editor of Sen. Henry B. Anthony's newspaper, Providence Journal, 1860-66; president, University of Vermont, 1866-71; president, University of Michigan, 1871-1909; U.S. Minister to China, 1880-81; Turkey, 1897-98. Congregationalist. Member, American Historical Association. Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., April 1, 1916 (age 87 years, 85 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Andrew Aldrich Angell and Amey (Aldrich) Angell; married, November 26, 1855, to Sarah S. Caswell (died 1903; daughter of Alexis Caswell (president, Brown University)); father of Alexis Caswell Angell (1857-1932).
      Political family: Angell-Cooley family of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
      Angell Hall, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Past and Present of Washtenaw County (1906)
    Alpheus Felch Alpheus Felch (1804-1896) — of Monroe, Monroe County, Mich.; Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Limerick, York County, Maine, September 28, 1804. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Monroe County, 1835-37; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan at-large, 1840; Michigan state auditor general, 1842; resigned 1842; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1842-45; Governor of Michigan, 1846-47; resigned 1847; defeated, 1856; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1847-53. Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., June 13, 1896 (age 91 years, 259 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1837 to Lucretia Lawrence (daughter of Wolcott Lawrence (1784?-?)); father of Caroline L. Felch (who married Claudius Buchanan Grant).
      Political family: Felch-Lawrence-Grant family of Ann Arbor and Monroe, Michigan.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
      William Asa Fletcher (1788-1852) — also known as William A. Fletcher — of Wayne County, Mich.; Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Plymouth, Grafton County, N.H., June 26, 1788. Lawyer; member Michigan territorial council from Wayne County, 1830-31; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1836-42; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1836-42. Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., September 19, 1852 (age 64 years, 85 days). Original interment at Ann Arbor Cemetery (which no longer exists); reinterment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
    Thomas M. Cooley Thomas McIntyre Cooley (1824-1898) — also known as Thomas M. Cooley — of Adrian, Lenawee County, Mich.; Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio; Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Attica, Wyoming County, N.Y., January 6, 1824. Lawyer; newspaper editor; law partner of Charles M. Croswell, 1855; reporter, Michigan Supreme Court, 1857-64; law professor; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1865-85; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1868-69, 1876-77, 1884-85; member, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1887-92. Member, American Bar Association. Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., September 12, 1898 (age 74 years, 249 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Cooley (1778-1847) and Rachel (Hubbard) Cooley (1790-1869); married, December 30, 1846, to Elizabeth Horton (1830-1890); father of Fanny Cooley (1857-1934; who married Alexis Caswell Angell (1857-1932)).
      Political family: Angell-Cooley family of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
      Cross-reference: Samuel W. Beakes — Consider A. Stacy
      Thomas M. Cooley Law School, in Lansing, Michigan, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society
      Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
      Claudius Buchanan Grant (1835-1921) — also known as Claudius B. Grant — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Houghton, Houghton County, Mich.; Marquette, Marquette County, Mich. Born in Lebanon, York County, Maine, October 25, 1835. Republican. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; postmaster at Ann Arbor, Mich., 1867-70; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1871-74 (Washtenaw County 2nd District 1871-72, Washtenaw County 1st District 1873-74); member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1872-79; Houghton County Prosecuting Attorney, 1877; circuit judge in Michigan 25th Circuit, 1882-89; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1890-1909; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1898-99, 1908. English ancestry. Died in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla., February 28, 1921 (age 85 years, 126 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Grant and Mary (Merrill) Grant; married, June 13, 1863, to Caroline L. Felch (daughter of Alpheus Felch (1804-1896)).
      Political family: Felch-Lawrence-Grant family of Ann Arbor and Monroe, Michigan.
      William E. Brown, Jr. (1896-1970) — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Lapeer, Lapeer County, Mich., May 1, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; automobile dealer; insurance business; mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1945-57; defeated, 1957. Presbyterian. Member, Elks. Died December 8, 1970 (age 74 years, 221 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William E. Brown, Sr. and Grace (Palmer) Brown; married, October 12, 1920, to Eleanor Shartel.
    George Meader George Meader (1907-1994) — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Benton Harbor, Berrien County, Mich., September 13, 1907. Republican. Lawyer; Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney, 1941-42; U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1951-65; defeated, 1948, 1964, 1966. English ancestry. Member, Kiwanis. Fell in his bathtub, struck his head, suffered complications, and died two weeks later, in University Hospital, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., October 15, 1994 (age 87 years, 32 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert E. Meader and Jennie (Gibson) Meader.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
    Samuel W. Beakes Samuel Willard Beakes (1861-1927) — also known as Samuel W. Beakes — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Burlingham, Sullivan County, N.Y., January 11, 1861. Democrat. Lawyer; private secretary to Judge Thomas M. Cooley; newspaper editor and publisher; mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1888-90; postmaster at Ann Arbor, Mich., 1894-98; U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1913-17, 1917-19; defeated, 1916, 1918; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1916. Episcopalian. Died in Washington, D.C., February 9, 1927 (age 66 years, 29 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Mortimer Beakes (1831-1900) and Elizabeth (Bull) Beakes (1837-1918); married, July 6, 1886, to Annie Spelman Beakes (1856-1944; daughter of Hiram J. Beakes); second cousin once removed of Ambrose Augustine Weeks, Jr.; third cousin of Stephen Galloway; fourth cousin once removed of Chauncey C. Pendleton and Daniel Parrish Witter.
      Political families: Pendleton family of Connecticut; Mapes-Jennings-Denby-Neuman family of New York and Arizona; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Beakes-Greene-Jennings family of Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Past and Present of Washtenaw County (1906)
      Henry Franklin Thomas (1843-1912) — also known as Henry F. Thomas — of Allegan, Allegan County, Mich. Born in Tompkins, Jackson County, Mich., December 17, 1843. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Allegan County 1st District, 1873-74; member of Michigan state senate 14th District, 1875-76; village president of Allegan, Michigan, 1879-80; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1884; U.S. Representative from Michigan 4th District, 1893-97. Died in Allegan, Allegan County, Mich., April 16, 1912 (age 68 years, 121 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Sumner Maynard (1802-1866) — also known as William S. Maynard — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Berkshire County, Mass., April 25, 1802. Village president of Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1836-38, 1839-40; mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1856-58, 1865-66. Congregationalist. Suffering from severe depression, he killed himself by an overdose of morphine or laudanum, in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., June 18, 1866 (age 64 years, 54 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Julia Guiteau (aunt of Charles Julius Guiteau (assassin in 1881 of President James A. Garfield)).
      Cecil O. Creal (1899-1986) — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Kiantone, Chautauqua County, N.Y., December 19, 1899. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; manager, Godfrey Moving & Storage Co.; mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1959-65. Episcopalian. Member, Lions; Elks; Freemasons; American Legion. Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., November 20, 1986 (age 86 years, 336 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Bradley Francis Granger (1825-1882) — also known as Bradley F. Granger — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Lowville, Lewis County, N.Y., March 12, 1825. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1861-63; defeated (Democratic), 1862, 1866. Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., November 4, 1882 (age 57 years, 237 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Susan A. Delamater.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edward William Staebler (1872-1946) — also known as Edward W. Staebler — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Lodi Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., December 26, 1872. Democrat. Coal dealer; oil distributor; automobile dealer; mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1927-31; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County, 1932. German ancestry. Died November 10, 1946 (age 73 years, 319 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Michael Staebler (1843-1928) and Catharina (Paul) Staebler (1847-1895); married 1895 to Magdalena Dold (1873-1958); father of Neil Oliver Staebler (1905-2000); great-grandfather of Edward Staebler; first cousin once removed of Oswald John Koch.
      Political family: Staebler family of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
      Charles E. Hiscock (1854-1920) — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., March 1, 1854. Republican. Banker; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1892; mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1897-99. Died, from a gastrointestinal hemorrhage, while also suffering from chronic nephritis and diabetes, in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., November 1, 1920 (age 66 years, 245 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Daniel Hiscock (1819-1901) and Maria (White) Hiscock (1825-1911).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edward Charles Pierce (1930-2002) — also known as Edward C. Pierce — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Three Rivers, St. Joseph County, Mich., January 3, 1930. Democrat. Physician; Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1974 (primary), 1976; member of Michigan state senate 18th District, 1979-82; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1980; candidate in primary for Governor of Michigan, 1982; mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1985-87; defeated, 1967, 1987. Died, from complications of Legionnaire's disease, in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., July 4, 2002 (age 72 years, 182 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Lynne Pierce (1960?-).
      See also Wikipedia article
      Alexis Caswell Angell (1857-1932) — also known as Alexis C. Angell — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Providence, Providence County, R.I., April 26, 1857. Republican. Lawyer; law professor; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1911-12; resigned 1912. Died December 24, 1932 (age 75 years, 242 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Burrill Angell (1829-1916) and Sarah Swope (Caswell) Angell (1831-1903); married, June 6, 1880, to Fanny C. Cooley (1857-1934; daughter of Thomas McIntyre Cooley).
      Political family: Angell-Cooley family of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
      See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Cyrenus Garritt Darling (1856-1933) — also known as Cyrenus G. Darling — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Bethel, Sullivan County, N.Y., 1856. Republican. Physician; university professor; mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1894-95; defeated, 1909, 1911. Member, American Medical Association. Died, from pernicious anemia, April 21, 1933 (age about 76 years). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Walter Darling and Eliza (Starr) Darling; married 1884 to Augusta M. Payne.
      Ebenezer Wells (1813-1882) — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born May 26, 1813. Banker; mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1863-65. Died April 25, 1882 (age 68 years, 334 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Hiram J. Beakes (1827-1882) — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Middletown, Orange County, N.Y., September 6, 1827. Democrat. Lawyer; Washtenaw County Circuit Court Commissioner, 1854; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County 2nd District, 1863-64; Washtenaw County Probate Judge, 1864-72; mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1873-75; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1880. Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., May 18, 1882 (age 54 years, 254 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Sarah Chamberlain Swathel (1821-1904); father of Annie Spelman Beakes (1856-1944; who married Samuel Willard Beakes (1861-1927)).
      Political families: Pendleton family of Connecticut; Galloway family of Michigan; Beakes-Greene-Jennings family of Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Silas Hamilton Douglas (1816-1890) — also known as Silas H. Douglas; Silas H. Douglass — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Fredonia, Chautauqua County, N.Y., October 27, 1816. Physician; university professor; mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1871-73. Episcopalian. Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., August 26, 1890 (age 73 years, 303 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Douglas (1785-1848) and Lucy (Townsend) Douglas (1792-1843); brother of Samuel Townsend Douglass (1814-1898); married, May 1, 1845, to Helen Welles (1821-1880); father of Henry Woolsey Douglas.
      Political families: Pendleton family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Porter-Kelsey family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Kingsley (1796-1878) — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Canterbury, Windham County, Conn., January 6, 1796. Probate judge in Michigan, 1828-36; member Michigan territorial council, 1830-33 (Washtenaw County 1830-32, 4th District 1832-33); member of Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County, 1837, 1848, 1869-70; member of Michigan state senate, 1838, 1839, 1842 (4th District 1838, 5th District 1839, 2nd District 1842); delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention, 1850; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1852-58; mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1855-56. Died August 17, 1878 (age 82 years, 223 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      John F. Miller (1822-1885) — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in 1822. Democrat. Mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1861-62; candidate for Michigan state treasurer, 1868; candidate for University of Michigan board of regents, 1869. Died in 1885 (age about 63 years). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Philip Bach (1820-1895) — also known as Johann Phillip Bach — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Karlsruhe, Germany, October 20, 1820. Republican. Dry goods merchant; mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1858-59. German ancestry. Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., November 2, 1895 (age 75 years, 13 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Barbara (Deeg) Bach (1792-1865) and Philip Jacob Bach (1795-1866); married to Hannah Polhemus (c.1828-1850); married 1855 to Nancy Royce (1834-1871); married 1876 to Annie Botssford (1839-1915).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles H. Manly (1843-1930) — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Jackson, Jackson County, Mich. Born in 1843. Democrat. Washtenaw County Register of Deeds; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County 1st District, 1887-88; defeated, 1914; mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1890-91. Hit by a train and killed, in Jackson, Jackson County, Mich., 1930 (age about 87 years). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Reuben Kempf (1835-1912) — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Trumbauersville, Bucks County, Pa., March 5, 1835. Republican. Banker; member of Michigan state senate, 1880; candidate for mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1903. German ancestry. Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., July 3, 1912 (age 77 years, 120 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rosina (Maier) Kempf (1796-1857) and Johann Jacob Kempf (1800-1865); brother of Charles Henry Kempf (1831-1916); married, August 11, 1862, to Susana Dancer (1840-1919); uncle of George Henry Kempf.
      Political family: Kempf family of Chelsea and Detroit, Michigan.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jack John Garris (1919-2005) — also known as Jack J. Garris; Jack John Garatzgeone — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., October 16, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; Washtenaw County Circuit Court Commissioner, 1955; candidate for mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1971. Eastern Orthodox. Greek ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Delta Theta Phi; Jaycees. Died, of a stroke, while suffering from Parkinson's disease, in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Superior Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., February 21, 2005 (age 85 years, 128 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Garatzogeone and Constance (Maniatakos) Garatzogeone; married 1948 to Helen Cazepis.
      Henry Woolsey Douglas (1867-1924) — also known as Henry W. Douglas; Harry Douglas — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., January 7, 1867. Democrat. Engineer; superintendent, Ann Arbor Gas Company; candidate for mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1905. Died, from acute cardiac failure, in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., August 24, 1924 (age 57 years, 230 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Silas Hamilton Douglas (1816-1890) and Helen (Welles) Douglas (1821-1880); married, May 21, 1902, to Mabelle Minerva Leonard.
      Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
    Junius E. Beal Junius Emery Beal (1860-1942) — also known as Junius E. Beal; Junius Emery Field — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Port Huron, St. Clair County, Mich., February 23, 1860. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; real estate broker; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1888; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County 1st District, 1905-06; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1908-39; vice-president, Farmers and Merchants Bank; president, Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti Street Railway Co.; officer of gas and electric utilities. Methodist. English ancestry. Member, Beta Theta Pi; Phi Beta Kappa; Rotary; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners; Sons of the American Revolution. Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., June 24, 1942 (age 82 years, 121 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Adoptive son of Phoebe Rhoda (Beers) Beal (1825-1900); son of James Edward Field (1832-1894) and Loretta Jane (Beal) Field (1837-1861); married 1889 to Ella Travis (1862-1944); nephew and adoptive son of Rice Aner Beal (1823-1883); nephew of Eugene Emery Beal; first cousin of Emery Richard Beal; first cousin twice removed of Porter Beal; second cousin once removed of Joseph Lorenzo Beal; third cousin of Clarence Lapham Lathrop.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Beal family of Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1927
      Leslie Aris Wikel (1884-1959) — also known as Leslie A. Wikel — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Union City, Randolph County, Ind., November 19, 1884. Democrat. Druggist; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 12th District, 1948; candidate for mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1949. Died, following a stroke, in Whitehall Convalescent Home, Pittsfield Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., June 9, 1959 (age 74 years, 202 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Wiley Wikel and Lola Wikel; married to Lucy L. Goodlander.
      Rolla Nathan Frisinger (1890-1961) — also known as Rolla N. Frisinger — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born near Rockford, Mercer County, Ohio, 1890. Democrat. Road contractor; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1932; candidate for mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1933. Died in 1961 (age about 71 years). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
    Henry S. Dean Henry Stewart Dean (1830-1915) — also known as Henry S. Dean — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Lima, Livingston County, N.Y., June 14, 1830. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; grocer; miller; postmaster at Ann Arbor, Mich., 1870-72; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1894-1907; appointed 1894; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1912; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1912. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Loyal Legion; Sons of the American Revolution; American Historical Association. Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., October 18, 1915 (age 85 years, 126 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, August 24, 1865, to Delia Brown Cook (1841-1930).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Past and Present of Washtenaw County (1906)
    George Wahr Sallade George Wahr Sallade (1922-1997) — also known as George W. Sallade — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., November 16, 1922. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County 1st District, 1955-60; defeated (Democratic), 1968; chair of Washtenaw County Democratic Party, 1965-68; Democratic candidate for Michigan state senate 18th District, 1966, 1970; Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1982; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1984, 1988 (alternate). Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Freemasons; Moose; Rotary; Phi Alpha Delta; Sigma Delta Chi; Sigma Phi. Died June 18, 1997 (age 74 years, 214 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Image source: Ann Arbor News, June 15, 1968
      Gilbert E. Bursley (1913-1998) — also known as "Mr. Education" — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., February 28, 1913. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County 1st District, 1961-64; member of Michigan state senate 18th District, 1965-78; candidate for University of Michigan board of regents, 1978; president, Cleary College, Ypsilanti, Mich., 1978-84. Episcopalian. Member, Rotary; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Sons of the American Revolution; Elks. Died September 20, 1998 (age 85 years, 204 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Phillip Everette Bursley (1880-1968) and Flora (Peters) Bursley (1883-1961); brother of Mary Carter; first cousin thrice removed of David Bursley (1803-1884).
      Political family: Bursley-Carter family of Ann Arbor and Jackson, Michigan.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Sarah Goddard Power (1935-1987) — also known as Sarah Goddard — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., June 19, 1935. Democrat. Member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1975-87; died in office 1987; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1976. Female. Protestant. Died by suicide, from jumping to her death from the eighth floor of Burton Tower, on the University of Michigan campus, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., March 24, 1987 (age 51 years, 278 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Wendell Converse Goddard and Katherine Shearer Russel Goddard; married 1971 to Philip H. Power (1938?-) (son of Eugene Barnum Power).
      Political family: Power family of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
      Ambrose Clarkson Pack (1870-1957) — also known as Ambrose C. Pack — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in December, 1870. Republican. Colonel in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; Washtenaw County Sheriff, 1919; postmaster at Ann Arbor, Mich., 1923-36 (acting, 1923-24); photographer. Died in 1957 (age about 86 years). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Theodore Pack (1843-1920) and Helen M. (Gillett) Pack (1847-1930); married, May 9, 1894, to Roba Pulcipher (1870-1951); father of Philip Clarkson Pack (1896-1970).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Eugene Emery Beal (1846-1922) — also known as Eugene E. Beal — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Plainfield, Livingston County, Mich., February 26, 1846. Republican. Insurance agent; postmaster at Ann Arbor, Mich., 1890-94; boot and shoe merchant. Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., November 22, 1922 (age 76 years, 269 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Emery Beal (1797-1861) and Sophronia (Rice) Beal (1803-1848); brother of Rice Aner Beal; uncle of Junius Emery Beal and Emery Richard Beal; first cousin once removed of Porter Beal; second cousin of Joseph Lorenzo Beal; second cousin once removed of Clarence Lapham Lathrop; third cousin thrice removed of Jonathan Mason (1756-1831).
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Beal family of Michigan; Hammond-Stevens family of Bernardsville, New Jersey; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Frank Heman Ticknor (1869-1942) — also known as Frank H. Ticknor — of Pittsfield Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Laingsburg, Shiawassee County, Mich., December 11, 1869. Republican. Supervisor of Pittsfield Township, Michigan, 1916-27; Washtenaw County Treasurer, 1927-34. Died April 4, 1942 (age 72 years, 114 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Louise (Alderton) Ticknor (1845-1900) and Luther Ticknor (1846-1878); married, June 4, 1891, to Anne R. Judson (1867-1927); great-grandson of Heman Ticknor; second cousin thrice removed of Bela Edgerton; third cousin twice removed of Alfred Peck Edgerton and Joseph Ketchum Edgerton (1818-1893).
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Sherman family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Eugene B. Power Eugene Barnum Power (1905-1993) — also known as Eugene B. Power — of Barton Hills, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich., June 4, 1905. Democrat. Member of University of Michigan board of regents; elected 1955, 1963. Episcopalian. Member, Rotary. Founder of University Microfilms in 1938; merged with Xerox Corporation 1962. Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., December 6, 1993 (age 88 years, 185 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Glenn Warren Power and Annette (Barnum) Power; married, June 17, 1929, to Sadye L. Harwick (1901-1991); father of Philip H. Power (who married Sarah Goddard (1935-1987)).
      Epitaph: "An entrepreneur and inventor, he founded University Microfilms, Inc. A public servant, he was a Regent of the University of Michigan. A Philanthropist, he founded the Power Foundation. Honored by a knighthood, he lives in the memory of his family as 'An Edition of One.'"
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
      Paul Snauble (1845-1910) — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in 1845. Prohibition candidate for mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1892. Died in 1910 (age about 65 years). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mary Lindsley (1845-1924).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Rumsey (b. 1784) — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Sharon, Litchfield County, Conn., July 7, 1784. Supervisor of Ann Arbor Township, Michigan, 1827-28, 1834-35; member Michigan territorial council from Washtenaw County, 1828-29. Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Heman Ticknor (1792-1864) — of Pittsfield Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Salisbury, Litchfield County, Conn., March 17, 1792. Whig. Supervisor of Pitt Township, Michigan, 1837-40; supervisor of Pittsfield Township, Michigan, 1842-45. Died in Pittsfield Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., March 20, 1864 (age 72 years, 3 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benajah Ticknor (1762-1806) and Bethia (Bingham) Ticknor (1764-1836); married to Eliza Cutler (1793-1871); great-grandfather of Frank Heman Ticknor; second cousin of Bela Edgerton; second cousin once removed of Alfred Peck Edgerton and Joseph Ketchum Edgerton; second cousin thrice removed of Harry Andrews Gager; second cousin four times removed of Benjamin Huntington; third cousin once removed of Millard Fillmore and Hiram Bingham; third cousin twice removed of Alonzo Mark Leffingwell, Hiram Bingham, Jr., Alfred Mitchell Bingham and Jonathan Brewster Bingham; third cousin thrice removed of Samuel Huntington, Henry Huntington, Gurdon Huntington, John Leffingwell Randolph and Claudius Victor Pendleton; fourth cousin of William Woodbridge (1780-1861), Henry Meigs, Isaac Backus, Willard J. Chapin, Martin Olds, Harrison Blodget and Henry Titus Backus; fourth cousin once removed of Samuel Lathrop, Henry Meigs, Jr., Alphonso Taft, Edward Franklin Bingham, Staley N. Wood, Edgar Weeks, George Galen Tilden, Walter Harrison Blodget and Albert Lemando Bingham.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Kazen-Woodbridge family of Laredo, Texas; Floyd-Woodbridge-Edwards family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Philip Clarkson Pack (1896-1970) — also known as Philip C. Pack — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., May 26, 1896. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; advertising business; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County, 1931-34. Member, Freemasons; Grotto; American Legion; Disabled American Veterans; Sons of the American Revolution. Died in 1970 (age about 74 years). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Roba (Pulcipher) Pack (1870-1951) and Ambrose Clarkson Pack (1870-1957); married to Marion C. Beach (1898-1980).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Rice Aner Beal (1823-1883) — also known as Rice A. Beal — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Macedon, Wayne County, N.Y., January 19, 1823. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1872. Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., October 3, 1883 (age 60 years, 257 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Emery Beal (1797-1861) and Sophronia (Rice) Beal (1803-1848); brother of Eugene Emery Beal; married to Phoebe Rhoda Beers (1825-1900); uncle and adoptive father of Junius Emery Beal; uncle of Emery Richard Beal (1865-1939); first cousin once removed of Porter Beal; second cousin of Joseph Lorenzo Beal; second cousin once removed of Clarence Lapham Lathrop; third cousin thrice removed of Jonathan Mason.
      Political family: Beal family of Michigan (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Walter Samuel Bilbie (1859-1924) — also known as Walter S. Bilbie — of Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., December 8, 1859. Democrat. Farmer; supervisor of Ann Arbor Township, Michigan, 1891-92, 1903-09, 1923-24; defeated, 1888. English and Scottish ancestry. Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., October 24, 1924 (age 64 years, 321 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Richard Bilbie (1829-1912) and Mary (Henry) Bilbie (1835-1893); married 1884 to Kate Amelia Welling (1859-1933).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John E. Fiegel (1868-1942) — of Pittsfield Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Washtenaw County, Mich., January 7, 1868. Democrat. Supervisor of Pittsfield Township, Michigan, 1915-16; defeated, 1894, 1901, 1916, 1920, 1922, 1924, 1926. German ancestry. Died in Washtenaw County, Mich., May 18, 1942 (age 74 years, 131 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Fiegel (1831-1891) and Kunigunda (Lambarth) Fiegel (1839-1928); married to Olga Bauer (1873-1912).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Thomas Reardon Peirsol (1894-1959) — also known as T. Reardon Peirsol — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Monroe City, Monroe County, Mo., November 1, 1894. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; insurance and real estate business; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1940. Died, from an aortic aneurysm and cardiac tamponade, in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., February 24, 1959 (age 64 years, 115 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Harry A. Peirsol and Minnie (Reardon) Peirsol; married to Rea Covert.
      James Kerr Pollock (1898-1968) — also known as James K. Pollock — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in New Castle, Lawrence County, Pa., May 25, 1898. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; university professor; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Washtenaw County 1st District, 1961-62. Episcopalian. Member, American Political Science Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Sigma Rho; Sigma Delta Kappa. Died October 4, 1968 (age 70 years, 132 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Kerr Pollock and Ella (Newton) Pollock; married to Agnes Marie Haun.
      William Frederick Dannemiller (1927-2001) — also known as William F. Dannemiller; Bill Dannemiller — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., August 9, 1927. Democrat. Lawyer; real estate developer; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County 2nd District, 1960; candidate for Michigan state senate 18th District, 1964. Presbyterian. German ancestry. Died, of heart failure, in University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., December 5, 2001 (age 74 years, 118 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Forest Hill Cemetery.


    St. Thomas Cemetery
    Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    George J. Burke George James Burke, Sr. (1885-1950) — also known as George J. Burke — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Northfield Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., December 5, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney, 1911-14; law partner of Martin J. Cavanaugh; president, Citizens Mutual Auto Insurance Co.; counsel and director, International Radio Co.; director, Ann Arbor Trust Company, Farmers and Mechanics Bank, Michigan Life Insurance Co.; candidate for Michigan state attorney general, 1916; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1920; candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1926; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); served as a judge in the Nuremburg war crimes trials. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Elks; Rotary. Died October 3, 1950 (age 64 years, 302 days). Interment at St. Thomas Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Anthony Burke and Ellen (Dealy) Burke; married, December 29, 1910, to Edna J. Fritts; father of George James Burke, Jr. (1914-1971).
      Political family: Fordney-Burke family of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
      Image source: Ann Arbor Daily News, October 8, 1928
      Patrick S. Purtell (1846-1922) — of Northfield Township, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Michigan, March 16, 1846. Farmer; supervisor of Northfield Township, Michigan, 1878-81, 1883-88; grocer. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died November 24, 1922 (age 76 years, 253 days). Interment at St. Thomas Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George James Burke, Jr. (1914-1971) — also known as George J. Burke, Jr. — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Howell, Livingston County, Mich. Born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., October 12, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County 1st District, 1950. Catholic. Died in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., October 3, 1971 (age 56 years, 356 days). Interment at St. Thomas Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George James Burke, Sr. (1885-1950) and Edna (Fritts) Burke; married, July 20, 1940, to Amy Fordney (1919-1992; granddaughter of Joseph Warren Fordney).
      Political family: Fordney-Burke family of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ray Louis Forshee (1884-1974) — also known as Ray L. Forshee — of Pittsfield Township, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Michigan, March 19, 1884. Democrat. Clothing salesman; candidate for supervisor of Pittsfield Township, Michigan, 1941. Irish and German ancestry. His legs were amputated due to arteriosclerosis. Died, of pneumonia, in Whitehall Convalescent Center, Pittsfield Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., January 5, 1974 (age 89 years, 292 days). Interment at St. Thomas Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Henry Forshee (1854-1941) and Virginia (Cowan) Forshee (1857-1933); brother of Frank J. Forshee (1896-1991); married to Ida Dorothy Lerg (1887-1982); first cousin once removed of David E. Waite.
      Political family: Adams-Waite-Forshee-Cowan family of Dexter, Michigan (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).


    Botsford Cemetery
    476 Earhart Road
    Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward William Frederick (1897-1962) — also known as Edward W. Frederick — of Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., June 17, 1897. Farmer; supervisor of Ann Arbor Township, Michigan, 1951-61. Died, from cerebral thrombosis, in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., July 6, 1962 (age 65 years, 19 days). Interment at Botsford Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Frederick and Rickie (Breuninger) Frederick; married to Hattie Whiteman.


    Washtenong Memorial Park
    3771 Whitmore Lake Road
    Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Horatio J. Abbott Horatio J. Abbott (1876-1936) — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Clayton, Lenawee County, Mich., March 26, 1876. Democrat. Builder; merchant; oil distributor; Washtenaw County Register of Deeds, 1909-12; postmaster at Ann Arbor, Mich., 1915-23; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1915; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1920, 1928, 1932; candidate for Michigan state senate 12th District, 1924; Michigan Democratic state chair, 1925-29; candidate for University of Michigan board of regents, 1929; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1932; member of Democratic National Committee from Michigan, 1933-36. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star. Died, from a cerebral hemorrhage, in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., April 24, 1936 (age 60 years, 29 days). Interment at Washtenong Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Aaron Abbott and Mabel (Johnson) Abbott; married, November 29, 1905, to Florence S. Abbott (1885?-?).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Ann Arbor Daily News, October 8, 1928
      Lewis C. Reimann (1890-1961) — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Stambaugh (now part of Iron River), Iron County, Mich., September 22, 1890. Democrat. Dry candidate for delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Washtenaw County, 1933; candidate for mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1951; candidate for Michigan state senate 33rd District, 1954. Presbyterian. Member, Kiwanis. Died, from prostate cancer, in Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., August 20, 1961 (age 70 years, 332 days). Interment at Washtenong Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Ludwig Reimann and Augusta (Schoenion) Reimann; married to Pearle Shewell.
      Glenn Leslie Alt (1895-1971) — also known as Glenn L. Alt — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Denton, Doniphan County, Kan., March 24, 1895. Republican. Engineer; university professor; candidate in primary for mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1945. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., December 17, 1971 (age 76 years, 268 days). Interment at Washtenong Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of John L. Alt and Sarah Anna (Black) Alt; married to Viola L. Feas (1897-1992).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Charles A. Sink Charles Albert Sink (1879-1972) — also known as Charles A. Sink — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Westernville, Oneida County, N.Y., July 4, 1879. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County 1st District, 1919-20, 1925-26; member of Michigan state senate 12th District, 1921-22, 1927-30; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1932; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1936; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1948. Congregationalist. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Acacia; Phi Mu Alpha; Phi Kappa Phi. Died, from a stroke, in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., December 17, 1972 (age 93 years, 166 days). Entombed at Washtenong Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Herman Sink and Caroline (Gleasman) Sink; married, June 18, 1923, to Alva Joanna Gordon.
      Image source: Ann Arbor Daily News, October 8, 1928
    Lewis G. Christman Lewis G. Christman (1888-1979) — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Archbold, Fulton County, Ohio, March 10, 1888. Republican. Lawyer; business executive; banker; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County 1st District, 1945-54; member of Michigan state senate 33rd District, 1955-60; candidate in primary for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 33rd Senatorial District, 1961. Presbyterian. Member, Elks; Freemasons; Exchange Club. Died, from complications of bladder cancer, in the Huron View Lodge nursing home, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., June 29, 1979 (age 91 years, 111 days). Interment at Washtenong Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Philip D. Christman and Rachel (Sprow) Christman; married to Arietta O. VanNess.
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
      Carl H. Read (1898-1980) — of East Ann Arbor (now part of Ann Arbor), Washtenaw County, Mich.; Dexter Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, October 27, 1898. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; merchant; mayor of East Ann Arbor, Mich., 1949-53. Member, Freemasons; Kiwanis. Died, from acute congestive heart failure and diabetes, in Saline Community Hospital, Saline, Washtenaw County, Mich., November 25, 1980 (age 82 years, 29 days). Interment at Washtenong Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Read and Carrie (Partlow) Read; married, September 27, 1923, to Linda L. Hoelzel (1901-1979).


    Childs Cemetery
    Tuttle Hill Road
    Augusta Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      James Webster Childs (1826-1882) — also known as J. Webster Childs — of Augusta Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in New Hampshire, June 16, 1826. Republican. Farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County 3rd District, 1859-62; member of Michigan state senate, 1865-68, 1873-74, 1879-80 (8th District 1865-66, 6th District 1867-68, 4th District 1873-74, 1879-80); member of Michigan state board of agriculture, 1869-82; died in office 1882. Congregationalist. Member, Grange. Died November 8, 1882 (age 56 years, 145 days). Interment at Childs Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Josiah Childs and Abigail Childs; married, August 30, 1848, to Lucy A. Hubbard (born 1825).


    Mt. Olivet Cemetery
    Chelsea, Washtenaw County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    James S. Gorman James Sedgwick Gorman (1850-1923) — also known as James S. Gorman — of Dexter, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Chelsea, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Lyndon Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., December 28, 1850. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County 3rd District, 1881-82; member of Michigan state senate 4th District, 1887-90; U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1891-95. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., May 27, 1923 (age 72 years, 150 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Peter Gorman (1816-1886) and Katherine (Conlon) Gorman (c.1817-1903); married 1887 to Nellie E. Bingham.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Past and Present of Washtenaw County (1906)


    Oak Grove Cemetery
    Chelsea, Washtenaw County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Sumner Winans (1863-1935) — also known as Charles S. Winans — of Chelsea, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Tyre, Seneca County, N.Y., January 25, 1863. Merchant; college professor; U.S. Consul in Iquique, 1900-07; Valencia, 1907-09; Seville, 1909-14; Nuremberg, 1914-17; Cienfuegos, 1917-19; London, 1919-20; Prague, 1920-26; U.S. Consul General in Prague, as of 1927. Methodist. Died July 13, 1935 (age 72 years, 169 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Charles Sumner
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Winans and Mary Jane (Sumner) Winans; married 1890 to Emma Rosina Kempf.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Frank Porter Glazier (1862-1922) — also known as Frank P. Glazier — of Chelsea, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Jackson, Jackson County, Mich., March 8, 1862. Republican. Pharmacist; President of Glazier Stove Company (manufacturer of stoves for cooking and heating); president of Chelsea Savings Bank; member of Michigan state senate 10th District, 1903-04; Michigan state treasurer, 1905-08; resigned 1908. Forced to resign as state treasurer in 1908; convicted of embezzlement; served two years in prison; pardoned in 1920. Died near Chelsea, Washtenaw County, Mich., January 1, 1922 (age 59 years, 299 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Emily J. (Stimson) Glazier and George Pickering Glazier (1841-1901); married, December 30, 1880, to Henrietta Geddes.
    Andrew J. Sawyer Andrew Jackson Sawyer (1834-1911) — also known as Andrew J. Sawyer — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Mottville, Onondaga County, N.Y., November 18, 1834. Republican. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1877-80, 1897-98 (Washtenaw County 2nd District 1877-80, Washtenaw County 1st District 1897-98); alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1880. Member, Freemasons; Maccabees; Elks. Died August 18, 1911 (age 76 years, 273 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Andrew Jackson
      Relatives: Son of Abraham Sawyer (1796-1856) and Polly (Phillips) Sawyer (1796-1887); married 1858 to Lucy Ann Skinner (1840-1923); father of Andrew Jackson Sawyer, Jr. (1876-?).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Past and Present of Washtenaw County (1906)
      George Pickering Glazier (1841-1901) — also known as George P. Glazier — of Chelsea, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Boston, Erie County, N.Y., April 5, 1841. Republican. Druggist; banker; farmer. Stricken with paralysis, and died six hours later, in Chelsea, Washtenaw County, Mich., March 5, 1901 (age 59 years, 334 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George M. Glazier and Anna Maria Glazier; married, May 12, 1861, to Emily Jane Stimson (1841-1927); father of Frank Porter Glazier (1862-1922).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Charles H. Kempf Charles Henry Kempf (1831-1916) — also known as Charles H. Kempf — of Chelsea, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Trumbauersville, Bucks County, Pa., January 1, 1831. Republican. Tinsmith; hardware business; banker; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1876. Congregationalist. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., October 22, 1916 (age 85 years, 295 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rosina (Maier) Kempf (1796-1857) and Johann Jacob Kempf (1800-1865); brother of Reuben Kempf; married 1855 to Mary Elizabeth Freer (1837-1910); father of George Henry Kempf (1860-1922).
      Political family: Kempf family of Chelsea and Detroit, Michigan.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Past and Present of Washtenaw County (1906)
      George Henry Kempf (1860-1922) — also known as George H. Kempf — of Chelsea, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Michigan, June, 1860. Republican. Traveling salesman; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1896. German ancestry. Died in 1922 (age about 62 years). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Henry Kempf (1831-1916) and Mary Elizabeth (Freer) Kempf (1837-1910); married to Mary Carolinda Angevine (1858-1923); nephew of Reuben Kempf.
      Political family: Kempf family of Chelsea and Detroit, Michigan.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Forest Lawn Cemetery
    Dexter, Washtenaw County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel William Dexter (1792-1863) — also known as Samuel W. Dexter — of Dexter, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., February 18, 1792. Newspaper publisher; Washtenaw County Judge, 1826-27; candidate for Delegate to U.S. Congress from Michigan Territory, 1831. Died in Dexter, Washtenaw County, Mich., February 6, 1863 (age 70 years, 353 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Katharine (Gordon) Dexter (1761-1841) and Samuel Dexter (1761-1816); married to Millicent Bond (1811-1899).
      The city of Dexter, Michigan, is named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Benjamin W. Waite (1811-1891) — also known as Benjamin W. Wait — of Scio Township, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Dexter, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., October 13, 1811. Farmer; supervisor of Scio Township, Michigan, 1843-44, 1845-47, 1848-49, 1850-51; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention, 1850. Died in Dexter, Washtenaw County, Mich., 1891 (age about 79 years). Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Waite (1784-1821) and Polly (Whedon) Waite; married, May 24, 1834, to Lois Ann Hicks (1814-1892); father of Benjamin W. Waite, Jr.; uncle of David E. Waite; third cousin thrice removed of Samuel Adams, John Adams and Randolph Appleton Kidder (1913-1996).
      Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Appleton family of Massachusetts; Adams-Waite-Forshee-Cowan family of Dexter, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      David E. Waite (1853-1923) — of Dexter, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Putnam Township, Livingston County, Mich., June 7, 1853. Republican. Farmer; supervisor of Scio Township, Michigan; elected 1919. Died in Dexter, Washtenaw County, Mich., July 11, 1923 (age 70 years, 34 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David H. Waite and Eleanor (Forshee) Waite (1826-1853); married, December 5, 1877, to Ida M. Litchfield; nephew of Benjamin W. Waite; first cousin of Benjamin W. Waite, Jr.; first cousin once removed of Ray Louis Forshee (1884-1974) and Frank J. Forshee.
      Political family: Adams-Waite-Forshee-Cowan family of Dexter, Michigan (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Andrew's Church Cemetery
    Dexter, Washtenaw County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Jacob Jedele (1851-1919) — of Scio Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in 1851. Democrat. Supervisor of Scio Township, Michigan, 1879-80, 1883-84, 1903-16. Died in 1919 (age about 68 years). Interment at St. Andrew's Church Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oak Grove Cemetery
    Manchester, Washtenaw County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    John B. Swainson John Burley Swainson (1925-1994) — also known as John B. Swainson — of Plymouth, Wayne County, Mich.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Manchester, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Windsor, Ontario, July 31, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Michigan state senate 18th District, 1955-58; Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1959-60; Governor of Michigan, 1961-62; defeated, 1962; member of Democratic National Committee from Michigan, 1963; circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1965-70; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1971-75; resigned 1975. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Delta Theta Phi; Amvets; Purple Heart; Lions; Elks. Lost both legs in a land mine explosion on November 15, 1944, near Metz, Alsace-Lorraine, during World War II. Charged in 1975 with accepting a bribe; found not guilty, but convicted of perjury over his testimony to the grand jury. Died, of a heart attack, in Manchester, Washtenaw County, Mich., May 13, 1994 (age 68 years, 286 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Adam Carl Swainson (1904-1997).
      Cross-reference: Zolton A. Ferency
      See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about John Swainson: Lawrence M. Glazer, Wounded Warrior: The Rise and Fall of Michigan Governor John Swainson
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
    L. Whitney Watkins Lucius Whitney Watkins (1873-1950) — also known as L. Whitney Watkins — of Norvell Township, Jackson County, Mich. Born in Norvell Township, Jackson County, Mich., August 6, 1873. Farmer; lawyer; bank director; member of Michigan state board of agriculture, 1899-1905, 1920-27; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1904 (alternate), 1912; member of Michigan state senate 10th District, 1909-12; Progressive candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1912. Member, Audubon Society; Farm Bureau. Died in Tecumseh, Lenawee County, Mich., September 17, 1950 (age 77 years, 42 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lucius Denison Watkins (1828-1920) and Sarah Tinkler (English) Watkins (1835-1918); married, June 28, 1899, to Grace Edith Alley (1877-1956).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1927
      Durand William Springer (1866-1943) — also known as Durand W. Springer — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Washington, D.C. Born in Durand, Pepin County, Wis., August 9, 1866. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1924. Died in Washington, D.C., 1943 (age about 76 years). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rev. Isaac Elihu Springer (1839-1922) and Mary Ann (Sowle) Springer (1841-1906); married, January 24, 1890, to Harriet Minerva Lazell (1866-1930); first cousin twice removed of William McKendree Springer (1836-1903).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery
    Northfield Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Thad C. Prochnow (1879-1968) — of Ann Arbor Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born February 12, 1879. Democrat. Candidate for supervisor of Ann Arbor Township, Michigan, 1935. Died October 20, 1968 (age 89 years, 251 days). Interment at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frederick Prochnow and Lovena (Steffee) Prochnow; brother of Theodore F. Prochnow (1875-1944).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oakwood Cemetery
    Saline, Washtenaw County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      James Monroe Rosse (1830-1909) — also known as James M. Rosse — of Orangetown, Rockland County, N.Y.; Three Rivers (Trois-Rivières), Quebec. Born in Washtenaw County, Mich., September 5, 1830. U.S. Consul in Three Rivers, 1885-89; U.S. Commercial Agent (Consul) in Three Rivers, 1893; Chaudière JCT, 1898-1901; U.S. Consular Agent in Orillia, 1895-97. Died in Saline, Washtenaw County, Mich., September 18, 1909 (age 79 years, 13 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: James Monroe
      Relatives: Son of Henry Rouse (1794-1855) and Beda (West) Rouse (1797-1841); married to Louise Rosse (1848-1917).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Highland Cemetery
    Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Michigan
    Founded 1854
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Edwin Fuller Uhl (1841-1901) — also known as Edwin F. Uhl — of Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Born in Rush, Monroe County, N.Y., August 14, 1841. Democrat. Lawyer; Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney, 1871-72; president, Grand Rapids National Bank, 1881-93; mayor of Grand Rapids, Mich., 1890-92; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1892; U.S. Ambassador to Germany, 1896-97. Died May 17, 1901 (age 59 years, 276 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David M. Uhl and Catherine (De Garmo) Uhl; married, May 1, 1865, to Alice Follett (daughter of Benjamin Follett (1819?-1864)).
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
      Byron M. Cutcheon (1836-1908) — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Manistee, Manistee County, Mich.; Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Born in Pembroke, Merrimack County, N.H., May 11, 1836. Republican. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1868; Manistee County Prosecuting Attorney, 1873-74; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1875-81; postmaster; U.S. Representative from Michigan 9th District, 1883-91; defeated, 1890. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Sons of the American Revolution; Loyal Legion. Received the Medal of Honor in 1891 for action at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, Ky., May 10, 1863. Died in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., April 12, 1908 (age 71 years, 337 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James M. Cutcheon and Hannah (Tripp) Cutcheon; married, June 22, 1863, to Marie Annie Warner.
      Cross-reference: Ralph Stone
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Seymour Kettles (1930-2019) — also known as Charles S. Kettles — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., January 9, 1930. Republican. Engineer; automobile dealer; served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war; following his courageous actions as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam in 1967, which saved 44 lives, he received the Distinguished Service Cross; in 2016, that award was upgraded to a Medal of Honor; candidate for mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1993. Died in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., January 21, 2019 (age 89 years, 12 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      The Charles Kettles VA Medical Center, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edward Payson Allen (1839-1909) — also known as Edward P. Allen — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Sharon, Washtenaw County, Mich., October 28, 1839. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney, 1873-74; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County 1st District, 1877-80; defeated, 1902; mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1880-81, 1899-1900; U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1887-91; defeated, 1884, 1890; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1896; member of Michigan state board of agriculture, 1899-1903; appointed 1899. Died, from apoplexy (stroke), in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., November 25, 1909 (age 70 years, 28 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Louis Allen and Eliza (Merwin) Allen.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Owen Jenks Cleary (1900-1960) — also known as Owen J. Cleary — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., February 4, 1900. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; president, Cleary College; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1946; Michigan Republican state chair, 1949-53; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1952 (member, Resolutions Committee; speaker), 1956 (alternate); member of Republican National Committee from Michigan, 1952-53; secretary of state of Michigan, 1953-54; defeated, 1954; candidate in primary for Governor of Michigan, 1954. Congregationalist. Member, American Legion; Rotary; American Bar Association; Phi Kappa Sigma; Phi Delta Phi; Delta Theta Phi; Moose. Died September 10, 1960 (age 60 years, 219 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Patrick Roger Cleary (1858-1948) and Helen Clarke (Jenks) Cleary; married to Marie DeWaele.
      Ray H. Burrell (1893-1965) — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ypsilanti Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., August 31, 1893. Republican. Cemetery monument business; mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1935-40. Died, from coronary thrombosis, and coronary artery sclerosis, in Beyer Hospital, Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., November 30, 1965 (age 72 years, 91 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alfred J. Burrell and Genevieve (Harrison) Burrell.
      Hugh Edward Van de Walker (1876-1943) — also known as Hugh E. Van de Walker — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., July 15, 1876. Republican. Insurance business; mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1924-28. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Knights of Pythias. Died April 8, 1943 (age 66 years, 267 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Arthur E. Van de Walker; married, December 3, 1902, to Abbie Vought (1879-1942).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Frank T. Newton Frank T. Newton (1867-1931) — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Superior Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., September 30, 1867. Republican. Washtenaw County Sheriff, 1905-06; member of Michigan state senate 12th District, 1909-12; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1912. English ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Odd Fellows. Died in 1931 (age about 63 years). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Past and Present of Washtenaw County (1906)
      Henry P. S. Glover (1837-1912) — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in 1837. Republican. Mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1891-93. Died in 1912 (age about 75 years). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Frank Austin Norton (1867-1947) — also known as Frank Norton — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., June 1, 1867. Republican. Stonemason; florist; mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1912-14. Methodist. Died, from a stroke, while hospitalized for senile psychosis, at Ypsilanti State Psychiatric Hospital, York Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., October 2, 1947 (age 80 years, 123 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Austin B. Norton and Sarah J. (Knapp) Norton; married to Lena Eisenlord.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Clyde K. King (1925-2007) — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., June 2, 1925. Republican. Accountant; mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1989-93; defeated, 1987. Lutheran. Member, Optimist Club; NAACP; Lions. Died, while suffering from Alzheimer's disease, in Huron Woods Residential Home in the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital complex, Superior Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., January 4, 2007 (age 81 years, 216 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1946 to Marilyn Wilks.
      Emery Richard Beal (1865-1939) — also known as Emery R. Beal — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Plainfield, Kent County, Mich., December 5, 1865. Republican. Druggist; mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1922-23; defeated, 1928. Died, from heart disease, in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., March 3, 1939 (age 73 years, 88 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Beal (1825-1885) and Martha (Hayworth) Beal; married, June 2, 1897, to Minnie Jenkins (1871-1942); nephew of Rice Aner Beal and Eugene Emery Beal (1846-1922); first cousin of Junius Emery Beal; first cousin twice removed of Porter Beal; second cousin once removed of Joseph Lorenzo Beal; third cousin of Clarence Lapham Lathrop.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Beal family of Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Daniel Trowbridge Quirk (1903-1969) — also known as Daniel T. Quirk; Dan T. Quirk — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., June 8, 1903. President and treasurer, Peninsular Paper Company; mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1947-53. Member, Alpha Delta Phi. Died October 21, 1969 (age 66 years, 135 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Daniel L. Quirk, Jr. (1871-1955) and Julia (Trowbridge) Quirk; brother of Nancy Lace Quirk (who married Gerhard Mennen Williams (1911-1988)); married, February 27, 1926, to Jeanne Hastings Grover.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Arden Holton Ballard (1799-1867) — also known as Arden H. Ballard — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Georgia, Franklin County, Vt., April 7, 1799. Village president of Ypsilanti, Michigan, 1847-50, 1856-58; mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1859-60. Died in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., April 23, 1867 (age 68 years, 16 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Cynthia (Woodruff) Ballard (1771-1840) and William Ballard (1772-1845).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Lambert A. Barnes — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1875-78, 1879-80. Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Tracy L. Towner (b. 1864) — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., 1864. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1910-12; defeated, 1912. Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Mark Norris (1796-1862) — of Ypsilanti Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Peacham, Caledonia County, Vt., 1796. Postmaster; supervisor of Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, 1848-49. Member, Freemasons. Died March 6, 1862 (age about 65 years). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Benjamin Follett (c.1819-1864) — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born about 1819. Democrat. Mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1860-61; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1860. Died December 26, 1864 (age about 45 years). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Alice Follett (who married Edwin Fuller Uhl (1841-1901)).
      Vincent H. Buck (1926-2005) — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Ypsilanti Township, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich. Born March 7, 1926. Republican. Realtor; mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1964-65. Presbyterian. Died, of multiple sclerosis, in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich., March 20, 2005 (age 79 years, 13 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Suzanne Oakes.
      Amos Crippen Blodget (1822-1906) — also known as Amos C. Blodget — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born January 31, 1822. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County 1st District, 1857-58. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., September 3, 1906 (age 84 years, 215 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1852 to Sarah Salisbury Glover (1827-1910).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Daniel L. Quirk Daniel Lace Quirk (1818-1910) — also known as Daniel L. Quirk — of Belleville, Wayne County, Mich.; Sterling, Whiteside County, Ill.; Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Isle of Man, June 15, 1818. Democrat. Wayne County Auditor, 1852-54; postmaster at Belleville, Mich., 1853-54; hotelier; co-founder and later president, First National Bank of Ypsilanti, the first national bank incorporated in Washtenaw County; he and others organized the Ypsilanti Woolen Manufacturing Company, which later became the Ypsilanti Underwear Company; founder and president, Peninsular Paper Company; railroad builder. Manx ancestry. Died in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., December 3, 1910 (age 92 years, 171 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Hugh Quirk and Ann (Lace) Quirk; married, September 5, 1843, to Nancy Scott (1822-1850); married, November 16, 1852, to Priscilla Frain (1832-1914).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Past and Present of Washtenaw County (1906)
      Henry C. Rankin (1843-1915) — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Reading, Berks County, Pa., December 1, 1843. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; superintendent of schools; land agent; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County 2nd District, 1911-12; defeated (Progressive), 1912. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died July 15, 1915 (age 71 years, 226 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Florence S. Babbitt (1847-1929) — also known as Florence Lewis Smalley — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Friendship, Allegany County, N.Y., March 19, 1847. Democrat. Antique dealer; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1919. Female. Member, Daughters of the American Revolution. Died in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., November 3, 1929 (age 82 years, 229 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Mortimer C. Smalley (1821-1899) and Nancy Maria (Lewis) Smalley (1821-1887); married, August 2, 1866, to John Willard Babbitt (1836-1901).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Fred Turner (1907-1968) — of Ypsilanti Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Jackson, Breathitt County, Ky., December 24, 1907. Democrat. Builder; real estate broker; candidate for supervisor of Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, 1961. Died from renal failure, in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., January 6, 1968 (age 60 years, 13 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of A. C. Turner and Mary Frances (Riley) Turner; married to Mabel Engle.
      Joseph Don Lawrence, Jr. (1904-1972) — also known as J. Don Lawrence — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., June 23, 1904. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Washtenaw County 2nd District, 1961-62. Congregationalist. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Elks. Died September 15, 1972 (age 68 years, 84 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Don Lawrence, Sr. and Mabel (Oliff) Lawrence; married to Christine Marie Schultz.
      Levi E. Dolsen — of Wayne County, Mich. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County, 1841. Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Faizi Husain (1952-2006) — also known as Faz Husain — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Patna, Bihar, India, January 21, 1952. Pizzeria owner; Independent candidate for mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1993. Muslim. Indian subcontinent ancestry. Died, of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, in University Hospital, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., March 9, 2006 (age 54 years, 47 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Safdar Husain; grandson of Tajamul Husain (Member of Parliament, India).
      Robert V. Fink (1913-2002) — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born May 18, 1913. Lawyer; candidate in primary for circuit judge in Michigan 22nd Circuit, 1966. Died February 18, 2002 (age 88 years, 276 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. John Cemetery
    Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      John Patrick Kirk (1866-1952) — also known as John P. Kirk — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., September 20, 1866. Democrat. Lawyer; Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney, 1897-1900; major in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Washtenaw County 2nd District, 1903-04; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1904; mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1908-10; nominated in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan 1916; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 22nd Circuit, 1917; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1936; president, Ypsilanti Savings Bank. Catholic. Member, Rotary; Elks. Died in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., August 22, 1952 (age 85 years, 337 days). Interment at St. John Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Bernard Kirk (1841-1899) and Ann (Murphy) Kirk (1841-1897); married, June 20, 1898, to Mary Schaff (1870-1951).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Beth Wharton Milford (1908-1992) — also known as Beth W. Milford; Beth Wharton — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Bradford, McKean County, Pa., August 19, 1908. Republican. College instructor; member, Ypsilanti board of education, 1955-67; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 33rd District, 1960; member, Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents, 1964-86. Female. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Member, American Association of University Women. Died, following a heart attack, in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Superior Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., August 7, 1992 (age 83 years, 354 days). Interment at St. John Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Thomas Wharton and Helen (O'Mara) Wharton; married 1941 to Albert F. Milford, Jr. (died 1977).
      Marguerite Eaglin (1920-2004) — also known as Marguerite Davis — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Tex., June 8, 1920. Democrat. School teacher; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1973. Female. Catholic. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Alpha Kappa Alpha. Died, in Glacier Hills Nursing Center, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., December 20, 2004 (age 84 years, 195 days). Interment at St. John Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Orville Davis and Leona Davis; married, June 9, 1940, to Simon P. Eaglin (1917-?); mother of Fulton B. Eaglin.
      Political family: Eaglin family of Ypsilanti, Michigan.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Alban Cemetery
    Ypsilanti Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Otis Asel Tooze (1892-1972) — also known as Otis A. Tooze — of Ypsilanti Township, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Ross, Kalamazoo County, Mich., May 28, 1892. Republican. Barber; supervisor of Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, 1942-49; defeated, 1940, 1941, 1949, 1951, 1953, 1955. Died in Van Buren Township, Wayne County, Mich., December 29, 1972 (age 80 years, 215 days). Interment at Alban Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry James Tooze (1855-1935) and Olive Alice (Peaks) Tooze (1863-1938); married, February 20, 1916, to Helen Marie Nurnberger (1898-1983); nephew of Walter Lincoln Tooze (1860-1927); first cousin of Walter Lincoln Tooze, Jr. and Lamar Tooze; first cousin once removed of Walter Lincoln Tooze III and Leslie Ann Tooze.
      Political family: Tooze family of Portland, Oregon.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Union-Udell Cemetery
    Ypsilanti Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Lee Nathan Brown (1869-1948) — also known as Lee N. Brown — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born October 6, 1869. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Ypsilanti, Mich., 1914-16; Washtenaw County Circuit Court Commissioner. Died November 5, 1948 (age 79 years, 30 days). Interment at Union-Udell Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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