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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Wayne County

Index to Locations

  • Belleville Hillside Cemetery
  • Canton Kinyon Cemetery
  • Dearborn Northview Cemetery
  • Dearborn Old City Hall Grounds
  • Dearborn Heights St. Hedwig Cemetery
  • Detroit Unknown location
  • Detroit Belle Isle Park
  • Detroit Capitol Park
  • Detroit Elmwood Cemetery
  • Detroit Evergreen Cemetery
  • Detroit Ford Cemetery
  • Detroit Forest Lawn Cemetery
  • Detroit Grand Circus Park
  • Detroit Grand Lawn Cemetery
  • Detroit Holy Cross Cemetery
  • Detroit Marygrove College Memorial Garden
  • Detroit Mt. Elliott Cemetery
  • Detroit Mt. Olivet Cemetery
  • Detroit Russell Street Cemetery
  • Detroit St. Anne's Church
  • Detroit Sweetest Heart of Mary Cemetery
  • Detroit Trinity Cemetery
  • Detroit Woodlawn Cemetery
  • Detroit Woodmere Cemetery
  • Ecorse St. Francis Xavier Cemetery
  • Huron Township Michigan Memorial Park
  • Livonia Beth El Memorial Park
  • Livonia Glen Eden Cemetery
  • Livonia Mt. Hope Memorial Gardens
  • Livonia Park Lawn Cemetery
  • Plymouth Riverside Cemetery
  • Redford Township Detroit Memorial Park West
  • Van Buren Township Denton Cemetery
  • Wayne Glenwood Cemetery
  • Wyandotte Mt. Carmel Cemetery


    Hillside Cemetery
    Belleville, Wayne County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Fred Christian Fischer (1879-1963) — also known as Fred C. Fischer — of Belleville, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Flat Rock, Wayne County, Mich., November 12, 1879. Republican. School teacher and principal; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1920; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 16th District, 1934; Wayne County Superintendent of Schools, 1935-54. Methodist. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Odd Fellows. Died, from a myocardial infarction, in Ridgewood Osteopathic Hospital, Superior Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., April 20, 1963 (age 83 years, 159 days). Interment at Hillside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Fred Fischer and Eleanor (Alexander) Fischer; married, June 24, 1908, to Reva Ruthruff (1889-1968).
      Fred C. Fischer Elementary School (built 1957, closed 2011), in Taylor, Michigan, was named for him.  — The former Fred C. Fischer Library, in Belleville, Michigan, was named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Kinyon Cemetery
    Canton, Wayne County, Michigan
    Founded 1840
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Crawford Safford (1838-1913) — also known as Robert C. Safford — of Plymouth, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Canton Township, Wayne County, Mich., March 21, 1838. Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1892; Prohibition candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1896; member of Michigan Prohibition Party State Executive Committee, 1899; treasurer of Michigan Prohibition Party, 1899. Died in Canton Township, Wayne County, Mich., January 4, 1913 (age 74 years, 289 days). Interment at Kinyon Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rufus Safford (1800-1884) and Elathea (Crawford) Safford (1803-1890); married, January 29, 1863, to Elizabeth Murray (1839-1931); nephew of James Safford; grandnephew of Ephraim Safford; second cousin once removed of John Jay Walbridge, David Safford Walbridge and Anson Peacely Killen Safford; third cousin once removed of Cyrus Packard Walbridge and Edward L. Safford; third cousin twice removed of Isaiah Kidder; fourth cousin once removed of Jonathan Usher, Chauncey Fitch Cleveland, Charles Stetson, Luther Kidder and Isaiah Stetson (1812-1880).
      Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; Greene family of Providence, Rhode Island; DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Thayer-Capron-Aldrich-Stetson family; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Stetson family of New York and Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Northview Cemetery
    600 Kensington Street
    Dearborn, Wayne County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Allyn Haigh (1854-1942) — also known as Henry A. Haigh — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich., March 13, 1854. Republican. Lawyer; law partner of William L. Carpenter, Flavius L. Brooke, and John Atkinson, starting in 1889; active in promotion and construction of electric railways, and officer for several railroad companies; director of the Alpena Power Company; stockholder and director of the Peninsular Savings Bank; director and counsel of Continental Casualty insurance company; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1892; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1896. Episcopalian. English ancestry. Member, American Public Health Association; American Historical Association; Freemasons. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., May 16, 1942 (age 88 years, 64 days). Interment at Northview Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Richard Haigh, Sr. (1811-1904) and Lucy Billings (Allyn) Haigh (1815-1903); married, January 16, 1895, to Caroline S. Comstock (1870-1946; daughter of Andrew W. Comstock (1838-?)).
      Haigh Elementary School, in Dearborn, Michigan, is named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Old City Hall Grounds
    Dearborn, Wayne County,


    St. Hedwig Cemetery
    Dearborn Heights, Wayne County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Jack E. Legel (1936-2001) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in 1936. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives 2nd District, 1975-80; defeated, 1966 (17th District), 1968 (17th District), 1970 (17th District), 1980 (2nd District), 1982 (3rd District), 1982 (1st District), 1984 (2nd District), 1986 (2nd District), 1992 (14th District); alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1980; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 5th District, 1994. Died, of liver cancer, in the Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospice, Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich., November 14, 2001 (age about 65 years). Interment at St. Hedwig Cemetery.


    Unknown Locations
    Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Stanley W. Turner (1843-1905) — of Ingham County, Mich. Born in 1843. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1877, 1889-90 (Ingham County 2nd District 1877, Ogemaw District 1889-90); Michigan state auditor general, 1893-96. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., March 26, 1905 (age about 61 years). Interment somewhere.
      Charles H. Mahoney — of Wayne County, Mich. Republican. Republican candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1932, 1934 (primary), 1936 (primary). Interment somewhere.
      Sheridan J. Colby (1864-1909) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Woodhull Township, Shiawassee County, Mich., December 2, 1864. Republican. Streetcar conductor; lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1899-1904, 1907-09; died in office 1909. Died May 19, 1909 (age 44 years, 168 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of William Colby; married, August 3, 1893, to Eva Mitte (died 1895).
    Politicians formerly buried here:
    Hazen S. Pingree Hazen Stuart Pingree (1840-1901) — also known as Hazen S. Pingree; "The Potato Mayor" — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Denmark, Oxford County, Maine, August 30, 1840. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; boot and shoe manufacturer; mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1890-97; Governor of Michigan, 1897-1900. English ancestry. Died June 18, 1901 (age 60 years, 292 days). Original interment somewhere; reinterment at Woodlawn Cemetery; statue at Grand Circus Park.
      Relatives: Son of Jasper Pingree and Adeline (Bryant) Pingree; married 1872 to Frances A. Gilbert; relative *** of Samuel Everett Pingree (1832-1922).
      Cross-reference: George A. Loud — Ralph Stone
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, July 1901
      Hiram Alden (c.1792-1838) — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in New York, about 1792. Physician; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Branch County, 1835-37; village president of Coldwater, Michigan, 1837-38. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., November 28, 1838 (age about 46 years). Original interment somewhere; reinterment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Coldwater, Mich.


    Belle Isle Park
    Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan

    Politicians who have monuments here:
      Alpheus Starkey Williams (1810-1878) — also known as Alpheus S. Williams — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Saybrook, Middlesex County, Conn., September 20, 1810. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor; probate judge in Michigan, 1839; recorder's court judge in Michigan, 1842; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; postmaster at Detroit, Mich., 1849-53; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1866; U.S. Minister to Salvador, 1866-69; U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1875-78; died in office 1878. Suffered a stroke and died in the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., December 21, 1878 (age 68 years, 92 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery; statue erected 1921 at Belle Isle Park.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of Charles Larned (1774?-?).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary


    Capitol Park
    Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
    Stevens T. Mason Stevens Thomson Mason (1811-1843) — also known as Stevens T. Mason; Tom Mason; "The Boy Governor"; "Young Hotspur"; "The Stripling" — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born near Leesburg, Loudoun County, Va., October 27, 1811. Secretary of Michigan Territory, 1831; Governor of Michigan Territory, 1834-35; Governor of Michigan, 1835-40. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., January 4, 1843 (age 31 years, 69 days). Originally entombed at New York Marble Cemetery, Manhattan, N.Y.; reinterment in 1905 at Capitol Park.
      Relatives: Son of John Thomson Mason (1787-1850) and Elizabeth Baker (Moir) Mason (1789-1839); married, November 1, 1838, to Julia Elizabeth Phelps (1818-1870); nephew of Armistead Thomson Mason; grandson of Stevens Thomson Mason; grandnephew of John Thomson Mason (1765-1824); great-grandson of Thomson Mason; great-grandfather of Jerauld Wright (1898-1995); great-grandnephew of George Mason; first cousin once removed of John Thomson Mason, Jr.; second cousin once removed of Thomson Francis Mason and James Murray Mason; third cousin twice removed of Charles O'Conor Goolrick.
      Political family: Mason family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Mason County, Mich. is named for him.
      Books about Stevens T. Mason: Harlan L. Hagman, Bright Michigan Morning : The Years of Governor Tom Mason
      Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)


    Elmwood Cemetery
    EHCD:Elmwood,MtElliott,Lafayette,Waterloo
    Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
    Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1982
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Lewis Cass Lewis Cass (1782-1866) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Exeter, Rockingham County, N.H., October 9, 1782. Democrat. Member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1806; general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; Governor of Michigan Territory, 1813-31; U.S. Secretary of War, 1831-36; U.S. Minister to France, 1836-42; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1843-44; appointed 1843; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1844, 1852; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1845-48, 1849-57; resigned 1848; candidate for President of the United States, 1848; U.S. Secretary of State, 1857-60. Member, Freemasons. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., June 17, 1866 (age 83 years, 251 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Second great-grandfather of Thomas Cass Ballenger (1926-2015).
      Cass counties in Ill., Ind., Iowa, Mich., Minn., Mo., Neb. and Tex. are named for him.
      Other politicians named for him: Lewis Cass WilmarthLewis C. CarpenterLewis C. VandergriftLewis C. TidballLewis Cass WickLewis Cass Tidball IILewis C. Gabbert
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Books about Lewis Cass: Willard Carl Klunder, Lewis Cass and the Politics of Moderation — Frank Bury Woodford, Lewis Cass, the Last Jeffersonian
      Image source: Library of Congress
      John R. Williams (1782-1854) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., May 4, 1782. Merchant; banker; mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1824-25, 1829-30, 1844-46; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 1st District, 1835. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., October 20, 1854 (age 72 years, 169 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Williams and Cecile (Campeau) Williams; married 1804 to Mary Mott.
      See also Wikipedia article
      Coleman Alexander Young (1918-1997) — also known as Coleman A. Young — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Ala., May 24, 1918. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; national representative, UAW-CIO, 1946-47; director of organization, Wayne County CIO Council, 1947-48; executive secretary, National Negro Labor Council, 1951-55; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives, 1959, 1962 (Democratic primary); delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 9th District, 1961-62; member of Michigan state senate 4th District, 1965-73; defeated (Progressive), 1948; resigned 1973; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984 (speaker), 1988 (speaker), 1996; member of Democratic National Committee from Michigan, 1969-81; mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1974-94; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1992; defeated (Democratic), 1988. African ancestry. Member, Freemasons; NAACP. Received the Spingarn Medal in 1981. Died, of emphysema, while hospitalized for heart problems, at Sinai Hospital, Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., November 29, 1997 (age 79 years, 189 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Coleman Young and Ida (Jones) Young; father of Coleman A. Young II (1982-).
      Cross-reference: Conrad L. Mallett, Jr.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
      Books by Coleman A. Young: Hard Stuff : The Autobiography of Coleman Young (1994)
      Books about Coleman A. Young: Wilbur C. Rich, Coleman Young and Detroit Politics : From Social Activist to Power Broker
      Marshall Chapin (1798-1838) — of Michigan. Born in Bernardston, Franklin County, Mass., February 27, 1798. Mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1831, 1833. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., December 26, 1838 (age 40 years, 302 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Caleb Chapin (1759-1838) and Mary (Wright) Chapin (1765-1827); father of Louisa Chapin (who married Theodore Henry Hinchman (1818-1895)); great-grandfather of Theodore Henry Hinchman (1869-1936); first cousin twice removed of John W. Chapin; second cousin twice removed of Daniel Chapin (1761-1821); third cousin once removed of Daniel Chapin (1791-1878), Graham Hurd Chapin, Edmund Gillett Chapin and Zenas Ferry Moody; third cousin thrice removed of Selden Chapin; fourth cousin of Morris Woodruff, Silas Wright, Jr., Chester William Chapin, John Hall Brockway, John Putnam Chapin and William Dean Kellogg; fourth cousin once removed of Jonathan Elmer, Ebenezer Elmer, Eli Elmer, Elijah Boardman, John Allen, William Bostwick, Peter B. Garnsey, Orsamus Cook Merrill, Timothy Merrill (1781-1836), Daniel Warner Bostwick, Charles Phelps Huntington, George Catlin Woodruff, Lewis Bartholomew Woodruff, Charles Edward Phelps and Andrew Bliss Chapin.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Hoar-Sherman family of Massachusetts; Murphy-Merrill family of Harbor Beach, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jonathan Kearsley (1786-1859) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Middletown, Dauphin County, Pa., August 20, 1786. Major in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; lost a leg in the Battle of Chippawa, Canada; mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1826, 1829. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., 1859 (age about 72 years). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1815 to Margaret Hetich (died 1821); married to Rachel Valentine.
      See also Wikipedia article
      William Cotter Maybury (1848-1909) — also known as William C. Maybury — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., November 20, 1848. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1883-87; defeated, 1880; mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1897-1904; candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1900. Episcopalian. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., 1909 (age about 60 years). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery; statue at Grand Circus Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Christian Lodge (1862-1950) — also known as John C. Lodge — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., August 12, 1862. Republican. Newspaper reporter; lumber business; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1909-10; mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1922-23, 1924, 1928-30. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died February 6, 1950 (age 87 years, 178 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Dr. Edwin Albert Lodge and Christiana (Hanson) Lodge; uncle by marriage of Charles Augustus Lindbergh (1859-1924).
      The John C. Lodge Freeway (M-10), in Detroit, Michigan, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Levi Cook (1792-1866) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Bellingham, Norfolk County, Mass., December 16, 1792. Mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1832, 1835-36; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County, 1838. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., December 2, 1866 (age 73 years, 351 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John H. Harmon (1819-1888) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Portage County, Ohio, June 21, 1819. Mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1852-54; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1854. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., August 6, 1888 (age 69 years, 46 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Russell A. Alger Russell Alexander Alger (1836-1907) — also known as Russell A. Alger — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in a log cabin, Lafayette Township, Medina County, Ohio, February 27, 1836. Republican. Lawyer; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; lumber business; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1884, 1896; Governor of Michigan, 1885-86; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1888; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1888; U.S. Secretary of War, 1897-99; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1902-07; appointed 1902; died in office 1907. Member, Freemasons; Grand Army of the Republic; Sons of the American Revolution; Loyal Legion. Died in Washington, D.C., January 24, 1907 (age 70 years, 331 days). Entombed at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Russell Alger (died 1849) and Caroline (Moulton) Alger (1809-1848); brother of Charles Moulton Alger; married, April 2, 1861, to Annette H. Henry (1840-1919); father of Frederick Moulton Alger (1876-1933) (who married Mary Eldridge Swift); grandfather of Frederick Moulton Alger, Jr..
      Political family: Alger family of Detroit, Michigan.
      Alger County, Mich. is named for him.
      The village of Alger, Ohio, is named for him.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
      Douglass Houghton (1809-1845) — of Michigan. Born in Troy, Rensselaer County, N.Y., September 21, 1809. Geologist; mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1842. Drowned with four others, when a sudden storm overturned their boat, at Eagle Harbor, Keweenaw County, Mich., October 13, 1845 (age 36 years, 22 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Zachariah Chandler Zachariah Chandler (1813-1879) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Bedford, Hillsborough County, N.H., December 10, 1813. Republican. Dry goods merchant; mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1851-52; Whig candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1852; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1856; member of Republican National Committee from Michigan, 1856-60, 1870-72; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1876-79; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1857-75, 1879; died in office 1879; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1875-77; Michigan Republican state chair, 1878-79. Died, from a brain hemorrhage, in his room at the Grand Pacific Hotel, Chicago, Cook County, Ill., November 1, 1879 (age 65 years, 326 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Chandler (1774-1870) and Margaret (Orr) Chandler (1774-1855); married, December 10, 1844, to Letitia Douglass; father of Mary Douglas Chandler (who married Eugene Hale); nephew of John Chandler and Thomas Chandler (1772-1866); grandfather of Frederick Hale; second great-granduncle of Rodney Dennis Chandler; second cousin once removed of Isaac Stuart Raymond; second cousin thrice removed of Stuart Edmond Haseltine; third cousin once removed of Gordon Woodbury; third cousin thrice removed of Joshua Coit.
      Political family: Chandler-Hale family of Portland, Maine (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Library of Congress
      John Ladue (1804-1854) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in New York, November 18, 1804. Tanner; mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1850-51. Died December 1, 1854 (age 50 years, 13 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      John Biddle (1792-1859) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., March 2, 1792. Whig. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1827-28; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Michigan Territory, 1829-31; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 1st District, 1835; candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1835; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County, 1841; Speaker of the Michigan State House of Representatives, 1841; banker; president, Michigan Central Railroad. Died in White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier County, Va (now W.Va.), August 25, 1859 (age 67 years, 176 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Biddle and Hannah (Shepard) Biddle; brother of James Biddle and Richard Biddle; married, January 21, 1819, to Eliza Falconer Bradish (1795-1865); nephew of Edward Biddle; uncle of Charles John Biddle; grandfather of John Biddle; second great-granduncle of Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Jr.; third great-granduncle of Angier Biddle Duke; first cousin once removed of John Scull and Edward MacFunn Biddle; first cousin thrice removed of Boies Penrose, Spencer Penrose and Edward MacFunn Biddle, Jr.; second cousin once removed of Charles Bingham Penrose, Edward Scull and Thomas Biddle; second cousin twice removed of George Ross Scull (1856-?) and Robert Spencer Scull; second cousin thrice removed of Francis Beverley Biddle; third cousin twice removed of Charles Elam Scull; fourth cousin of Samuel Scull; fourth cousin once removed of Ebenezer Huntington.
      Political family: Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Kirkland C. Barker (1819-1875) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in East Schuyler, Herkimer County, N.Y., September 8, 1819. Mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1864-65. Drowned, when the sailboat in which he was transporting ballast-lead to his yacht Cora suddenly sank, in the Detroit River near Amherstburg, Ontario, May 20, 1875 (age 55 years, 254 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Chamberlain Duncan (1819-1877) — also known as William C. Duncan — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Lyons, Wayne County, N.Y., May 18, 1819. Mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1862-63; member of Michigan state senate 2nd District, 1863-64. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., December 19, 1877 (age 58 years, 215 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Christopher Trowbridge (1800-1883) — of Michigan. Born December 29, 1800. Mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1834; candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1837. Died April 6, 1883 (age 82 years, 98 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of Solomon Sibley (1769-1846).
      Political family: Sibley-Johnson-Trowbridge family.
      Charles D. Howard (1804-1883) — of Michigan. Born in Chenango County, N.Y., August 7, 1804. Mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1849-50. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., November 6, 1883 (age 79 years, 91 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Sebere Howard (1775-1861) and Rachel (Scott) Howard (1775-1848).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Frederick Buhl (1806-1890) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Butler County, Pa., November 27, 1806. Mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1848. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., May 12, 1890 (age 83 years, 166 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Christian Henry Buhl; uncle by marriage of John Strong, Jr. (1830-1913).
      Political family: Buhl-Strong family of Detroit, Michigan.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Christian Henry Buhl (1812-1894) — also known as Christian H. Buhl — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Butler County, Pa., May 9, 1812. Mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1860-61. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., January 23, 1894 (age 81 years, 259 days). Entombed at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Frederick Buhl; uncle by marriage of John Strong, Jr. (1830-1913).
      Political family: Buhl-Strong family of Detroit, Michigan.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Stephen Benedict Grummond (1834-1894) — also known as Stephen B. Grummond — of Michigan. Born in Marine City, St. Clair County, Mich., September 18, 1834. Mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1884-85. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., January 2, 1894 (age 59 years, 106 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Louisa B. Prouty.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Zina Pitcher — of Michigan. Whig. Mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1840-41, 1843; candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1843. Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Oliver Moulton Hyde — also known as Oliver M. Hyde — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Whig. Mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1854-55, 1856-57. Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      William W. Wheaton — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1868-71. Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Hugh Moffat — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1872-75. Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      George Pierre Codd (1869-1927) — also known as George P. Codd — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., December 7, 1869. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1905-06; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1908; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1910-11; circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1911-21, 1924-27; appointed 1911; resigned 1921; died in office 1927; U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1921-23. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., February 16, 1927 (age 57 years, 71 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Calvin Codd (1829-1903) and Eunice (Lawrence) Codd (1831-1902).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      De Garmo Jones — of Michigan. Mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1839-40. Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Alexander Lewis (born c.1825) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Canada, about 1825. Mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1876-77. Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, June 10, 1850, to Elizabeth Jane Ingersoll (1831-1894); father of Julie Villiers Lewis (who married Spencer Penrose (1865-1939)).
      Political family: Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
    Robert McClelland Robert McClelland (1807-1880) — of Monroe, Monroe County, Mich. Born in Greencastle, Franklin County, Pa., August 1, 1807. Democrat. Delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 2nd District, 1835; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1835-37, 1850-51; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Monroe County, 1838, 1840, 1843; Speaker of the Michigan State House of Representatives, 1843; mayor of Monroe, Mich., 1841; U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1843-49; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention, 1850; Governor of Michigan, 1851-53; resigned 1853; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1853-57; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention, 1867. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., August 30, 1880 (age 73 years, 29 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
      Edwin Denby (1870-1929) — also known as Ned Denby — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Ind., February 18, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during the Spanish-American War; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1903-04; U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1905-11; defeated, 1910; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1917; U.S. Secretary of the Navy, 1921-24. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Phi Delta Phi. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., February 8, 1929 (age 58 years, 356 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Harvey Denby and Martha (Fitch) Denby (1836-1906); brother of Charles Harvey Denby, Jr.; married, March 18, 1911, to Marion Bartlett Thurber (1885-1973); uncle of James Orr Denby; grandson of Graham Newell Fitch; third cousin thrice removed of Jonas Mapes (1768-1824).
      Political families: Mapes-Jennings-Denby-Neuman family of New York and Arizona; Denby-Fitch family of Indiana and New York; Tyler-Mapes family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Cross-reference: M. Hubert O'Brien
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Beecher Warren (1870-1936) — also known as Charles B. Warren — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Bay City, Bay County, Mich., April 10, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1908 (alternate), 1912 (alternate), 1916 (alternate; member, Rules Committee; speaker), 1924, 1928, 1932; member of Republican National Committee from Michigan, 1912-20; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Ambassador to Japan, 1921-22; Mexico, 1924. Died, of heart disease, in Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Mich., February 3, 1936 (age 65 years, 299 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert L. Warren; married, December 2, 1902, to Helen Wetmore.
      See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
    Don M. Dickinson Donald McDonald Dickinson (1846-1917) — also known as Donald M. Dickinson; Don M. Dickinson — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Trenton, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Port Ontario, Oswego County, N.Y., January 17, 1846. Democrat. Lawyer; Michigan Democratic state chair, 1876; member of Democratic National Committee from Michigan, 1880-85; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1880, 1892; U.S. Postmaster General, 1888-89. Member, American Bar Association; American Historical Association. Died October 15, 1917 (age 71 years, 271 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Col. Asa C. Dickinson and Minerva (Holmes) Dickinson; married, June 15, 1869, to Frances L. Platt.
      Dickinson County, Mich. is named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
    Truman H. Newberry Truman Handy Newberry (1864-1945) — also known as Truman H. Newberry — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Grosse Pointe Farms, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., November 5, 1864. Republican. Paymaster and agent, Detroit, Bay City and Alpena Railway, 1885-87; president and treasurer, Detroit Steel and Spring Co., 1887-1901; director, Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co.; director, Grace Hospital; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1892; served in the U.S. Navy during the Spanish-American War; U.S. Secretary of the Navy, 1908-09; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1919-22. Presbyterian. Tried and convicted in 1921 of overspending on his campaign (federal laws at that time set an unrealistically low limit); his conviction was reversed by Supreme Court; following an investigation, the Senate declared him entitled to his seat but expressed disapproval of the sum spent on his election; resigned under pressure. Died in Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Mich., October 3, 1945 (age 80 years, 332 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Stoughton Newberry (1826-1887) and Helen Parmelee (Handy) Newberry; married, February 7, 1888, to Harriet Josephine Barnes (died 1943); father of Carol Newberry Brooks.
      Political family: Newberry family of Detroit, Michigan.
      Cross-reference: Paul H. King
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
      Image source: American Review of Reviews, March 1922
      James Abbott (1776-1858) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., June 1, 1776. Fur trader; postmaster at Detroit, Mich., 1806-31. Died March 12, 1858 (age 81 years, 284 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Abbott and Mary (Barker) Abbott; married to Sarah Whistler (1786-1874).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Henry P. Baldwin Henry Porter Baldwin (1814-1892) — also known as Henry P. Baldwin — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Coventry, Kent County, R.I., February 22, 1814. Republican. Merchant; banker; member of Michigan state senate 2nd District, 1861-62; Governor of Michigan, 1869-72; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1876; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1879-81; appointed 1879; Michigan Republican state chair, 1880-81. Episcopalian. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., December 31, 1892 (age 78 years, 313 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Baldwin and Margaret (Williams) Baldwin; married 1835 to Harriet M. Day; married, November 21, 1866, to Sibyle Lambard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
      William Alanson Howard (1813-1880) — also known as William A. Howard — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Hinesburg, Chittenden County, Vt., April 8, 1813. U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1855-59, 1860-61; defeated, 1852 (Whig), 1858 (Republican); Michigan Republican state chair, 1860-61; postmaster at Detroit, Mich., 1861-66; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1868, 1872 (delegation chair), 1876 (speaker); member of Republican National Committee from Michigan, 1872-76; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1872; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1876; Governor of Dakota Territory, 1878-80; died in office 1880. Died in Washington, D.C., April 10, 1880 (age 67 years, 2 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Norvell (1789-1850) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Danville, Boyle County, Ky., December 21, 1789. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; newspaper publisher; postmaster at Detroit, Mich., 1831-36; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 1st District, 1835; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1837-41; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1837-39; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County, 1842; U.S. Attorney for Michigan, 1845-50. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., April 24, 1850 (age 60 years, 124 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lipscomb Norvell (1756-1843) and Mary (Hendrick) Norvell; brother of Caleb Cushing Norvell; married to Mary Else Thurston (1792-1811), Alexandrine Catherine Cone (1794-1821) and Isabella (Hodgkiss) Freeman (1804-1873); father of Dallas Norvell and Emily Virginia Norvell (1837-1914; who married Henry Nelson Walker (1811-1886)); uncle of Henry Laurence Norvell; third cousin twice removed of Ernest Campbell Norvell.
      Political family: Conway-Norvell-Johnson family.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alpheus Starkey Williams (1810-1878) — also known as Alpheus S. Williams — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Saybrook, Middlesex County, Conn., September 20, 1810. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor; probate judge in Michigan, 1839; recorder's court judge in Michigan, 1842; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; postmaster at Detroit, Mich., 1849-53; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1866; U.S. Minister to Salvador, 1866-69; U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1875-78; died in office 1878. Suffered a stroke and died in the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., December 21, 1878 (age 68 years, 92 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery; statue erected 1921 at Belle Isle Park.
      Relatives: Son-in-law of Charles Larned (1774?-?).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
    William Woodbridge William Woodbridge (1780-1861) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Norwich, New London County, Conn., August 20, 1780. Lawyer; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1807; member of Ohio state senate, 1813-15; secretary of Michigan Territory, 1815-28; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Michigan Territory, 1819-20; resigned 1820; justice of Michigan territorial supreme court, 1828-32; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 1st District, 1835; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan at-large, 1835; member of Michigan state senate 1st District, 1838-40; Governor of Michigan, 1840-41; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1841-47. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., October 20, 1861 (age 81 years, 61 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Dudley Woodbridge (1747-1823) and Lucy (Backus) Woodbridge (1757-1817); married, June 29, 1806, to Julianna Trumbull (1786-1860); father of Julianna Trumbull Woodbridge (1815-1882; who married Henry Titus Backus (1809-1877)); third great-grandson of William Leete; first cousin of Henry Titus Backus (1809-1877); first cousin twice removed of George Douglas Perkins; first cousin thrice removed of Benjamin Huntington; first cousin five times removed of George Philip Kazen; second cousin of Isaac Backus; second cousin once removed of Enoch Woodbridge and Zina Hyde, Jr.; second cousin twice removed of Samuel Huntington, Henry Huntington and Gurdon Huntington; third cousin of Thomas Worcester Hyde; third cousin once removed of Ebenezer Huntington, Joseph Silliman (1756-1829), Samuel H. Huntington, Timothy Pitkin, Abel Huntington, Benjamin Nicoll Huntington, Frederick Enoch Woodbridge, Matthew Griswold, Charles Edward Hyde, John Sedgwick Hyde and Edward Warden Hyde; third cousin twice removed of John Davenport, Joshua Coit and James Davenport; third cousin thrice removed of John Foster Dulles, Allen Welsh Dulles and Selden Chapin; fourth cousin of Benjamin Tallmadge, Oliver Wolcott, Jr., Frederick Wolcott, Dudley Woodbridge (1782-1844), Henry Meigs, Joseph Silliman (1786?-1850), Bela Edgerton, Jabez Williams Huntington, Heman Ticknor, Nathaniel Huntington, James Huntington, Martin Olds, Charles Phelps Huntington, Elisha Mills Huntington and Alonzo Mark Leffingwell; fourth cousin once removed of Augustus Seymour Porter, Samuel Lathrop, Peter Buell Porter, Theodore Davenport, Frederick Augustus Tallmadge, Henry Meigs, Jr., Alfred Peck Edgerton, Joseph Ketchum Edgerton, Edward Green Bradford (1819-1884), Joseph Fitch Silliman, William Clark Huntington, Hiram Bingham and John Leffingwell Randolph.
      Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Sherman family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
    James McMillan James McMillan (1838-1902) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, May 12, 1838. Republican. Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1876-79; Michigan Republican state chair, 1879-80, 1886-87, 1890-96; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1884; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1889-1902; died in office 1902. Died in Manchester, Essex County, Mass., August 10, 1902 (age 64 years, 90 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Elmwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, September 1902
      George Bryan Porter (1791-1834) — also known as George B. Porter — Born in Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa., February 9, 1791. Major in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; Adjutant General of Pennsylvania, 1824-29; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1827; Governor of Michigan Territory, 1831-34; died in office 1834. Presbyterian. Died in a cholera epidemic in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., July 6, 1834 (age 43 years, 147 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Andrew Porter (1743-1813) and Elizabeth (Parker) Porter (1750-1821); brother of David Rittenhouse Porter and James Madison Porter; uncle of Horace Porter (1837-1921); great-granduncle of Robert Todd Lincoln and Martha Dee Todd.
      Political family: Lincoln-Lee family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jacob Merritt Howard (1805-1871) — also known as Jacob M. Howard — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Shaftsbury, Bennington County, Vt., July 10, 1805. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County, 1838; U.S. Representative from Michigan at-large, 1841-43; defeated (Whig), 1843; Michigan state attorney general, 1855-60; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1862-71. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., April 2, 1871 (age 65 years, 266 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Halmor Hull Emmons (1814-1877) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Keeseville, Essex County, N.Y., November 22, 1814. Judge of U.S. Circuit Court for the 6th Circuit, 1870-77; died in office 1877. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., May 14, 1877 (age 62 years, 173 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Adonijah Emmons (1785-1843) and Harriet Sarah (Clark) Emmons (1789-1874); married to Sarah Tyrell Williams (1820-1891).
      See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Valentine Campbell (1823-1890) — also known as James V. Campbell — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., February 25, 1823. Lawyer; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1858-90; died in office 1890; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1870-71, 1878-79, 1886-87. Episcopalian. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., March 26, 1890 (age 67 years, 29 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, November 8, 1849, to Cornelia Hotchkiss; father of Henry Munroe Campbell (1854-1926).
      Political family: Lothrop-Campbell family of Detroit, Michigan.
      See also Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society
      Charles W. Whipple (d. 1855) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Ohio. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County, 1835-37; Speaker of the Michigan State House of Representatives, 1837; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1838-55; died in office 1855; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1848-51. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., October 29, 1855. Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
    Thomas W. Palmer Thomas Witherell Palmer (1830-1913) — also known as Thomas W. Palmer — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., January 25, 1830. Republican. Merchant; real estate business; lumber business; member of Michigan state senate 2nd District, 1879-80; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1883-89; U.S. Minister to Spain, 1889-90. Unitarian. Member, Freemasons; Sons of the American Revolution. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., June 1, 1913 (age 83 years, 127 days). Entombed at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Palmer and Mary A. (Witherell) Palmer; married, October 16, 1855, to Lizzie Pitts Merrill; nephew of Benjamin F. H. Witherell (1810?-?).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
      Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
      Thornton F. Brodhead (1822-1862) — of Pontiac, Oakland County, Mich.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in South Newmarket, Rockingham County, N.H., September 22, 1822. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; member of Michigan state senate, 1850; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1852; postmaster at Detroit, Mich., 1853-57; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War. Gravely injured in the Second Battle of Bull Run, and died September 2, 1862 (age 39 years, 345 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Brodhead (1770-1838).
      George Calvin Codd (1829-1903) — also known as George C. Codd — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Ireland, May 24, 1829. Republican. Postmaster at Detroit, Mich., 1879-85. Presbyterian. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Died, from broncho-pneumonia and Bright's disease, in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., February 28, 1903 (age 73 years, 280 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Codd and Catherine Codd; married to Eunice Lawrence (1831-1902); father of George Pierre Codd (1869-1927).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Lucius Lyon (1800-1851) — of Bronson, Branch County, Mich.; Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Born in Shelburne, Chittenden County, Vt., February 26, 1800. Democrat. Delegate to U.S. Congress from Michigan Territory, 1833-35; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 11th District, 1835; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1837-39; U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1843-45. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., September 24, 1851 (age 51 years, 210 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Uncle of George W. Thayer (1827-1916).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      George Van Ness Lothrop (1817-1897) — also known as George V. N. Lothrop — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Easton, Bristol County, Mass., August 8, 1817. Democrat. Lawyer; Michigan state attorney general, 1848-51; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1856, 1860; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1860; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention, 1867; U.S. Minister to Russia, 1885-88. English ancestry. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Delta Phi. Died in 1897 (age about 79 years). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Howard Lothrop and Sally (Williams) Lothrop; brother of Edwin H. Lothrop (1806-1874); married 1847 to Almira Strong; grandfather of Isabella Lothrop (daughter-in-law of Henry Munroe Campbell).
      Political family: Lothrop-Campbell family of Detroit, Michigan.
      See also U.S. State Dept career summary
    George E. Bushnell George Edward Bushnell (1887-1965) — also known as George E. Bushnell — of Highland Park, Wayne County, Mich.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Roanoke, Va., November 4, 1887. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1934-55; defeated, 1928; resigned 1955; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1940, 1948. Presbyterian. Scottish ancestry. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; American Bar Association; Delta Theta Phi. Died in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, September 30, 1965 (age 77 years, 330 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rev. John Eichelberger Bushnell and Annie Carter (Terrill) Bushnell; brother of Miller Bushnell (1888?-?); married, November 5, 1923, to Ida Mary Bland.
      See also Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1939
      George Morrell (1786-1845) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Lenox, Berkshire County, Mass., March 22, 1786. Justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1836-43; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1842-43. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., March 9, 1845 (age 58 years, 352 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Alexander Woodruff Buel (1813-1868) — also known as Alexander W. Buel — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Castleton, Rutland County, Vt., December 13, 1813. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County, 1838, 1848, 1859-60; Speaker of the Michigan State House of Representatives, 1848; Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney, 1843-46; U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1849-51; defeated, 1850; postmaster at Detroit, Mich., 1860-61. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., April 19, 1868 (age 54 years, 128 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Henry Nelson Walker (1811-1886) — also known as Henry N. Walker — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Fredonia, Chautauqua County, N.Y., November 30, 1811. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County, 1844; Michigan state attorney general, 1845-47; postmaster at Detroit, Mich., 1859-60. Episcopalian. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., February 24, 1886 (age 74 years, 86 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Nancy (Hines) Walker (1779-1829) and John Walker (1780-1853); married to Emily Virginia Norvell (1837-1914; daughter of John Norvell; sister of Dallas Norvell; niece of Caleb Cushing Norvell (1813-1891)).
      Political family: Conway-Norvell-Johnson family.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      George W. Thayer (1827-1916) — of Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Born in Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt., September 27, 1827. Democrat. Mayor of Grand Rapids, Mich., 1877-78. Died September 2, 1916 (age 88 years, 341 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Nephew of Lucius Lyon (1800-1851).
      Henry Billings Brown (1836-1913) — also known as Henry B. Brown — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Washington, D.C. Born in South Lee, Lee, Berkshire County, Mass., March 2, 1836. Lawyer; circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1868; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1875-90; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1890-1906; resigned 1906. Congregationalist. Died in Bronxville, Westchester County, N.Y., September 4, 1913 (age 77 years, 186 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Billings Brown and Mary (Tyler) Brown; married, July 13, 1864, to Caroline Pitts (died 1901); married, June 25, 1904, to Josephine E. Tyler.
      Epitaph: "Integer Vitae Sclerisque Purus." [Upright of life and free from Wickedness.]
      See also federal judicial profile — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Solomon Sibley (1769-1846) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Sutton, Worcester County, Mass., October 7, 1769. Member of Northwest Territory legislature, 1799; U.S. Attorney for Michigan, 1815-24; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Michigan Territory, 1820-23; justice of Michigan territorial supreme court, 1824-27. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., April 4, 1846 (age 76 years, 179 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father-in-law of Charles Christopher Trowbridge (1800-1883); father of Henry Hastings Sibley.
      Political family: Sibley-Johnson-Trowbridge family.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Logan Chipman (1830-1893) — also known as J. Logan Chipman — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., June 5, 1830. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1865-66; superior court judge in Michigan of Detroit, 1879-87; U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1887-93; defeated, 1866; died in office 1893; candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1891. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., August 17, 1893 (age 63 years, 73 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Grandson of Nathaniel Chipman (1752-1843).
      Political family: Chipman family.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Elon Farnsworth (1799-1877) — of Michigan. Born in Woodstock, Windsor County, Vt., February 2, 1799. Democrat. Member Michigan territorial council 1st District, 1834-35; Chancellor of Michigan, 1835-43, 1846-47; candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1839; Michigan state attorney general, 1843-45; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1846-57. An organizer of the Michigan Central Railroad. Died, from kidney disease, in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., March 24, 1877 (age 78 years, 50 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Stephen Farnsworth (1764-1829) and Deborah (Bennett) Farnsworth (1765-1845); married, May 7, 1830, to Hannah Blake; third cousin once removed of Frederick Farnsworth; third cousin thrice removed of Watson Wales Farnsworth (1855-1939).
      Political family: Farnsworth family of Connecticut and Ohio.
      See also Wikipedia article
      David Stuart (1816-1868) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., March 12, 1816. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1853-55; defeated, 1854; general in the Union Army during the Civil War. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., September 12, 1868 (age 52 years, 184 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Stuart (1785-1848).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Samuel Townsend Douglass (1814-1898) — also known as Samuel T. Douglass — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Grosse Ile, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Wallingford, Rutland County, Vt., February 28, 1814. Lawyer; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1852-57; resigned 1857. Died in Grosse Ile, Wayne County, Mich., March 5, 1898 (age 84 years, 5 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Benjamin Douglass (1785-1848) and Lucy (Townsend) Douglass (1792-1843); brother of Silas Hamilton Douglas; married, April 5, 1856, to Elizabeth Campbell (1819-1902); second cousin once removed of David Hough; third cousin once removed of Jeremiah Mason, David Edgerton and Robert Coit, Jr.; third cousin twice removed of George Champlin, Waightstill Avery, Joshua Coit and William Brainard Coit; third cousin thrice removed of Claudius Victor Pendleton; fourth cousin once removed of Christopher Grant Champlin (1768-1840), Jonathan R. Herrick, Alfred Avery Burnham and Almar F. Dickson.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Wikipedia article — Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society
      James Witherell (1759-1838) — of Fair Haven, Rutland County, Vt. Born in Massachusetts, 1759. Democrat. Member of Vermont state legislature, 1790; U.S. Representative from Vermont 1st District, 1807-08; resigned 1808. Died in 1838 (age about 79 years). Original interment at Russell Street Cemetery; reinterment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Henry C. Chipman (1784-1867) — of Walterboro, Colleton County, S.C.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Tinmouth, Rutland County, Vt., July 25, 1784. Whig. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; newspaper editor; justice of Michigan territorial supreme court, 1827-32; Wayne County Criminal Court Judge, 1841-43. Episcopalian. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., May 31, 1867 (age 82 years, 310 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Nathaniel Chipman (1752-1843); married to Mary Martha Logan.
      Political family: Chipman family.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society
      Daniel Goodwin — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. U.S. Attorney for Michigan, 1834-41; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1843-46; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention, 1850; circuit judge in Michigan 11th Circuit, 1864-81. Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Henry William Lord (1821-1891) — also known as Henry W. Lord — of West Bloomfield, Oakland County, Mich.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Northampton, Hampshire County, Mass., March 8, 1821. Republican. U.S. Consul in Manchester, 1861-68; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1876; U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1881-83; defeated, 1882. Killed in a railroad accident near Butte, Silver Bow County, Mont., January 25, 1891 (age 69 years, 323 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, September 2, 1844, to Mary Elizabeth Gillet (1825-1897).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Stoughton Newberry (1826-1887) — also known as John S. Newberry — of Michigan. Born in Waterville, Oneida County, N.Y., November 18, 1826. Republican. U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1879-81. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., January 2, 1887 (age 60 years, 45 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Truman Handy Newberry; grandfather of Carol Newberry Brooks (1888-?).
      Political family: Newberry family of Detroit, Michigan.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      William Webb Ferguson (1857-1910) — also known as William W. Ferguson — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., May 22, 1857. Republican. Printing business; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1893-96. African ancestry. He was the first African-American member of the Michigan legislature. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., March 30, 1910 (age 52 years, 312 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, August 20, 1878, to Emma V. Pelham.
      See also Wikipedia article
      Benjamin F. H. Witherell — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention, 1850; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1857; circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1858-66. Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Uncle of Thomas Witherell Palmer (1830-1913).
      Charles Larned — of Michigan. Michigan territory attorney general, 1814. Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father-in-law of Alpheus Starkey Williams (1810-1878).
      Robert Stuart (1785-1848) — of Michigan. Born in Perthshire, Scotland, February 19, 1785. Explorer; fur trader; business partner of John Jacob Astor; Michigan state treasurer, 1840-41. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., October 28, 1848 (age 63 years, 252 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of David Stuart (1816-1868).
      Robert Stuart Middle School, in Twin Falls, Idaho, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article
      John Owen (d. 1892) — of Michigan. Member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1841-48; appointed 1841; Michigan state treasurer, 1861-66. Died in 1892. Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Henry Martyn Duffield (1842-1912) — also known as Henry M. Duffield — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., May 15, 1842. Republican. General in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1876; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1888, 1892; general in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1904. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died July 13, 1912 (age 70 years, 59 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rev. George Duffield and Isabella Graham (Bethune) Duffield; married 1863 to Frances Pitt.
      Cora M. Brown (1914-1972) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Bessemer, Jefferson County, Ala., April 19, 1914. Democrat. Social worker; police officer; member of Michigan state senate, 1953-56 (2nd District 1953-54, 3rd District 1955-56); defeated in primary, 1950, 1951; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1956. Female. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha; Order of the Eastern Star. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., December 17, 1972 (age 58 years, 242 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Porter Kibbee — of Macomb County, Mich. Michigan land commissioner, 1850-54; Macomb County Probate Judge, 1853-61. Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Bert R. Shurly — of Wayne County, Mich. Republican. Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 14th District, 1932. Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      John W. Beaumont (1858-1941) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Elizabeth, Union County, N.J., July 20, 1858. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during the Spanish-American War; member of Michigan state board of agriculture, 1912-15. English ancestry. Member, United Spanish War Veterans. Died in 1941 (age about 82 years). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, June 21, 1899, to Alice Lord Burrows.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Frederick Joy (1810-1896) — also known as James F. Joy — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Durham, Strafford County, N.H., December 2, 1810. Republican. Lawyer; led, built, reorganized, or merged many railroad companies, including the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy and the Michigan Central; an incorporator of the St. Mary's Falls Ship Canal Company, which built the first canal at Sault Ste. Marie in 1853-55; president of the Detroit Post-Tribune newspaper; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1861-62; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1880; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1881-85. English ancestry. Died September 24, 1896 (age 85 years, 297 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Joy (1778-1857) and Sarah (Pickering) Joy (1781-1858); married 1841 to Martha Alger Reed (daughter of John Reed (1781-1860)); married 1860 to Mary Bourne.
      Political family: Reed family of West Bridgewater, Massachusetts.
      See also Wikipedia article
      Theodore Henry Hinchman (1818-1895) — also known as Theodore H. Hinchman — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Denville, Morris County, N.J., March 6, 1818. Grocer; banker; member of Michigan state senate 2nd District, 1877. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., May 12, 1895 (age 77 years, 67 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Redding Hinchman (1782-1859) and Mary Morris (DeCamp) Hinchman (1789-1860); married, September 8, 1842, to Louisa Chapin (1824-1907; daughter of Marshall Chapin); grandfather of Theodore Henry Hinchman (1869-1936); first cousin once removed of Jeremiah M. DeCamp.
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; DeCamp-Hinchman family of New Jersey (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Ross Wilkins — of Lenawee County, Mich. Delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 3rd District, 1835; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1837-42. Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Henry Jones Alvord — also known as Henry J. Alvord — of Wayne County, Mich.; Lapeer, Lapeer County, Mich. Born in Greenfield, Franklin County, Mass. Physician; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention, 1850; member of Michigan state senate 29th District, 1855-56. Member, Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C. Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elijah Alvord and Lucretia (Clarke) Alvord; brother-in-law of Graham Newell Fitch (1809-1892).
      Political family: Denby-Fitch family of Indiana and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Mason P. Rumney (1883-1944) — of Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Mich. Born December 4, 1883. Steel executive; mayor of Grosse Pointe, Mich., 1939-44; died in office 1944. Died, following surgery for a stomach ailment, in the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Olmsted County, Minn., January 20, 1944 (age 60 years, 47 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John G. Rumney; married to Miriam Hull.
      John Strong, Sr. (1798-1881) — of Greenfield Township (now part of Detroit), Wayne County, Mich. Born in Wroxton, Oxfordshire, England, November 26, 1798. Democrat. Farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County, 1835-36. Episcopalian. Attacked by a burglar, wounded, and died as a result, in Greenfield Township (now part of Detroit), Wayne County, Mich., February 23, 1881 (age 82 years, 89 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of John Strong, Jr.; grandfather of John Strong Haggerty (1866-1950).
      Political family: Buhl-Strong family of Detroit, Michigan.
      Dallas Norvell (1825-1888) — of Monguagon Township (part now in Grosse Ile Township), Wayne County, Mich. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., July 28, 1825. Democrat. Supervisor of Monguagon Township, Michigan, 1859, 1864-66; served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Died in Amherstburg, Ontario, March 5, 1888 (age 62 years, 221 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Norvell and Isabella (Hodgkiss) Freeman Norvell (1804-1873); brother of Emily Virginia Norvell (1837-1914; who married Henry Nelson Walker (1811-1886)); married, October 15, 1851, to Elizabeth Berthlett Lewis (1829-1898); nephew of Caleb Cushing Norvell; first cousin of Henry Laurence Norvell; fourth cousin once removed of Ernest Campbell Norvell.
      Political family: Conway-Norvell-Johnson family.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Henry Munroe Campbell (1854-1926) — also known as Henry M. Campbell — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., April 18, 1854. Delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 1st District, 1907-08. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Kappa Epsilon. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., March 16, 1926 (age 71 years, 332 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Valentine Campbell (1823-1890) and Cornelia (Hotchkiss) Campbell; married 1881 to Caroline B. Burtenshaw; father of Henry Munroe Campbell, Jr. (grandson-in-law of George Van Ness Lothrop).
      Political family: Lothrop-Campbell family of Detroit, Michigan.
      Frederick Moulton Alger (1876-1933) — also known as Frederick M. Alger; Fred M. Alger — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., June 27, 1876. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1908; treasurer of Michigan Republican Party, 1911-13; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1915, 1917; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1916; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War I; director, Packard Motor Company, automobile manufacturer; director, People's Wayne County Bank. Member, American Legion. Accidentally injured his left leg while attending the American Legion convention in Chicago; his condition worsened, presumably due to infection, and the leg was amputated, but he died soon after, in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., December 30, 1933 (age 57 years, 186 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Russell Alexander Alger and Annette (Henry) Alger (1840-1919); married, May 2, 1901, to Mary Eldridge Swift (1876-1956); father of Frederick Moulton Alger, Jr.; nephew of Charles Moulton Alger.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Theodore Henry Hinchman (1869-1936) — also known as Theodore H. Hinchman — of Grosse Pointe Farms, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., June 24, 1869. Served in the U.S. Navy during the Spanish-American War; engineer; village president of Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, 1933-36; died in office 1936. Presbyterian. Member, Sigma Phi; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; American Society of Civil Engineers. Died in Grosse Pointe Farms, Wayne County, Mich., July 16, 1936 (age 67 years, 22 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Marshall Hinchman (1845-1905) and Ella Kate (Cropsey) Hinchman (1846-1876); married, October 24, 1885, to Emma McAllen Ballentine; grandson of Theodore Henry Hinchman; great-grandson of Marshall Chapin; first cousin thrice removed of Jeremiah M. DeCamp; second cousin five times removed of Daniel Chapin; third cousin once removed of John W. Chapin (1859-?).
      Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      James W. Ames (1864-1944) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., October 12, 1864. Republican. Physician; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1901-02; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1908; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1924; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1924. African ancestry. One of the founders of Dunbar Hospital (1918). Died in 1944 (age about 79 years). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      James Turner (1878-1947) — of Grosse Pointe Farms, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., July 18, 1878. Republican. Lawyer; major in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1920. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons. Died August 15, 1947 (age 69 years, 28 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Munroe Turner and Sophie Porter (Scott) Turner (1856-1901); married, October 30, 1902, to Pamela Waterman Tappey (1885-1968); nephew of Abigail Rogers 'Abby' Turner (1864-1947; who married Franklin Luke Dodge); grandson of James Madison Turner (1820-1869); second cousin thrice removed of Marcus Morton (1784-1864); third cousin twice removed of Marcus Morton (1819-1891); fourth cousin once removed of George Watson French.
      Political family: Hay-Morton-Turner-Wadsworth family of Taunton, Massachusetts (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edward Kanter — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Germany. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1857; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1876; member of Democratic National Committee from Michigan, 1879-80. German ancestry. Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Miller Bushnell — of Michigan. Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state senate 18th District, 1928. Scottish ancestry. Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of George Edward Bushnell (1887-1965).
      Francis F. Palms — of Michigan. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1904. Interment at Elmwood Cemetery.


    Evergreen Cemetery
    Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles E. Bowles (1884-1957) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Yale, St. Clair County, Mich., March 24, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; recorder's court judge in Michigan, 1926-29; resigned 1929; mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1930; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 15th District, 1932, 1934; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1941; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1950, 1952. Member, Optimist Club. Recalled from office as Mayor in 1930 over charges that he had sold out to gangsters and the Ku Klux Klan. Died July 30, 1957 (age 73 years, 128 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alfred Bowles and Mary (Lutz) Bowles; married, June 1, 1915, to Ruth Davis.
      Ralph William Liddy (1886-1962) — also known as Ralph W. Liddy — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., May 8, 1886. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1935 (Democratic), 1941 (primary); candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1936, 1940; common pleas court judge in Michigan, 1940. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., August 15, 1962 (age 76 years, 99 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.
      E. N. Karay (1905-1992) — of Detroit west side, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Samos, Greece, November 2, 1905. Republican. Lawyer; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1942-46; common pleas court judge in Michigan, 1946; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968 (alternate), 1972 (alternate); candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1964. Greek Orthodox. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Eagles; Order of Ahepa. Died in 1992 (age about 86 years). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery.


    Ford Cemetery
    Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry Ford (1863-1947) — of Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Greenfield Township (now part of Detroit), Wayne County, Mich., July 30, 1863. Engineer; inventor; founder, Ford Motor Company, 1903; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1916; Democratic candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1918; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1924. Episcopalian. Scotch-Irish and Belgian ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Publisher, in 1919-27, of the Dearborn Independent newspaper, which promoted anti-Semitic ideas through articles such as "The International Jew: The World's Problem," which were reprinted as pamphlets and books. In 1927, a libel lawsuit against Ford over these writings led him to shut down the paper and publicly recant its contents. Died, from a stroke, in Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich., April 7, 1947 (age 83 years, 251 days). Interment at Ford Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Ford (1826-1905) and Mary (Litogot) Ford (c.1839-1876); married, April 11, 1888, to Clara Jane Bryant (1866-1950); uncle of Clarence M. Ford (1895?-?).
      Cross-reference: James Couzens — Herman Bernstein — Alfred J. Murphy — Martin C. Ansorge
      Personal motto: "Efficiency."
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
      Books about Henry Ford: Douglas Brinkley, Wheels for the World : Henry Ford, His Company, and a Century of Progress, 1903-2003 — William A. Levinson, Henry Ford's Lean Vision — Pat McCarthy, Henry Ford : Building Cars for Everyone (for young readers) — David Weitzman, Model T : How Henry Ford Built a Legend (for young readers)
      Critical books about Henry Ford: Max Wallace, The American Axis : Henry Ford, Charles Lindbergh, and the Rise of the Third Reich — Neil Baldwin, Henry Ford and the Jews : The Mass Production of Hate


    Forest Lawn Cemetery
    Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Joseph Gulvezan (1907-1991) — of Wayne County, Mich. Born in 1907. Progressive. Auto worker; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1948. Member, United Auto Workers. Retiree director of Region 1B, United Auto Workers; columnist in UAW newspaper; president of the Detroit Metropolitan Council of Senior Citizens. Died in 1991 (age about 84 years). Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
      Barbara Coleman (d. 1999) — also known as Barbara Mathews — of Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1972. Female. Died January 8, 1999. Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.


    Grand Circus Park
    Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan

    Politicians who have monuments here:
    Hazen S. Pingree Hazen Stuart Pingree (1840-1901) — also known as Hazen S. Pingree; "The Potato Mayor" — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Denmark, Oxford County, Maine, August 30, 1840. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; boot and shoe manufacturer; mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1890-97; Governor of Michigan, 1897-1900. English ancestry. Died June 18, 1901 (age 60 years, 292 days). Original interment somewhere in ; reinterment at Woodlawn Cemetery; statue at Grand Circus Park.
      Relatives: Son of Jasper Pingree and Adeline (Bryant) Pingree; married 1872 to Frances A. Gilbert; relative *** of Samuel Everett Pingree (1832-1922).
      Cross-reference: George A. Loud — Ralph Stone
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, July 1901
      William Cotter Maybury (1848-1909) — also known as William C. Maybury — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., November 20, 1848. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1883-87; defeated, 1880; mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1897-1904; candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1900. Episcopalian. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., 1909 (age about 60 years). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery; statue at Grand Circus Park.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Grand Lawn Cemetery
    23501 Grand River
    Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Archibald Nichols (1876-1920) — also known as Charles A. Nichols — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Boyne City, Charlevoix County, Mich., August 25, 1876. Republican. Newspaper reporter; city clerk of Detroit, Mich., 1908-12; U.S. Representative from Michigan 13th District, 1915-20; died in office 1920. Died in Washington, D.C., April 25, 1920 (age 43 years, 244 days). Interment at Grand Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Whitney Nichols and Jane 'Jenny' (Fletcher) Nichols (1847-1924); fifth great-grandnephew of Fitz-John Winthrop; sixth great-grandson of John Winthrop (1606-1676); seventh great-grandson of John Winthrop (1588-1649).
      Political families: Winthrop-Hamlin family of Massachusetts and Connecticut; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
    John S. Haggerty John Strong Haggerty (1866-1950) — also known as John S. Haggerty — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Plymouth, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Springwells (now part of Detroit), Wayne County, Mich., August 22, 1866. Republican. President, Haggerty Brick Co. and Campbell Land Co.; Wayne County Road Commissioner, 1907; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1912, 1916, 1924 (alternate), 1928; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1915-19, 1927; secretary of state of Michigan, 1927-30; treasurer of Michigan Republican Party, 1927-29. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in 1950 (age about 83 years). Entombed in mausoleum at Grand Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lorenzo D. Haggerty and Elizabeth (Strong) Haggerty; nephew of John Strong, Jr. (1830-1913); grandson of John Strong, Sr..
      Political family: Buhl-Strong family of Detroit, Michigan.
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1927
      Clyde V. Fenner (1893-1965) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Leslie, Ingham County, Mich., June 20, 1893. Candidate in Democratic primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 17th District, 1932; member of Michigan state senate 18th District, 1939-40; defeated in Republican primary, 1940, 1942, 1944. Member, Optimist Club. Active promoter of Michigan agricultural products, particularly beet sugar. Died July 5, 1965 (age 72 years, 15 days). Interment at Grand Lawn Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George M. Dallas Condon (1860-1933) — also known as George M. Condon — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Fort Covington, Franklin County, N.Y., December 27, 1860. Republican. School teacher; dry goods merchant; lawyer; member of Michigan state senate, 1917-30 (4th District 1917-26, 5th District 1927-30); defeated in primary, 1930. Died in 1933 (age about 72 years). Interment at Grand Lawn Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: George M. Dallas
      Relatives: Married 1884 to Miss L. W. Mears (died 1919); married 1923 to Gertrude L. Roper.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Hasseler (1856-1934) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Germany, January 25, 1856. Socialist. Naturalized U.S. citizen; Socialist Labor candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1898; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1899, 1909; Socialist Labor candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1924. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., June 10, 1934 (age 78 years, 136 days). Interment at Grand Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Half-brother of Meiko Meyer (1879-1908).
      W. Newton Hawkins (1908-1963) — of Ecorse, Wayne County, Mich. Born June 14, 1908. Republican. Lawyer; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 16th District, 1938, 1950; candidate for Michigan state senate 21st District, 1940, 1942; mayor of Ecorse, Mich., 1942-44, 1950-51; served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Died June 2, 1963 (age 54 years, 353 days). Interment at Grand Lawn Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Clarence Monroe Burton (1853-1932) — also known as Clarence M. Burton — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Whiskey Diggins, Sierra County, Calif., November 18, 1853. Lawyer; member, Detroit Board of Education, 1900-11; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 2nd District, 1907-08. Member, Sons of the American Revolution. Founder of the Burton Historical Collection at the Detroit Public Library. Died October 23, 1932 (age 78 years, 340 days). Interment at Grand Lawn Cemetery.
      D. Neil Reid (1900-1981) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Redford Township (part now in Detroit), Wayne County, Mich., March 30, 1900. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1936; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1947-48; defeated, 1944, 1948, 1950; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1947. Died in 1981 (age about 81 years). Interment at Grand Lawn Cemetery.


    Holy Cross Cemetery
    Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      John Nichczynski (1889-1934) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born near Poznan, Poland, April 20, 1889. Candidate in Republican primary for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1926, 1930; member of Michigan state senate 21st District, 1933-34; died in office 1934. Polish ancestry. Died September 12, 1934 (age 45 years, 145 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.
      Henry Dattner (1892-1942) — of Michigan. Born in 1892. Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1936. Died, in an auto accident at Vincennes, Knox County, Ind., August 6, 1942 (age about 50 years). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.


    Marygrove College Memorial Garden
    Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Girard Nefcy (d. 2003) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Republican. Candidate in primary for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 10th District, 1961. Died April 29, 2003. Interment at Marygrove College Memorial Garden.
      Relatives: Married to Therese McGee Nefcy.


    Mt. Elliott Cemetery
    1701 Mt. Elliott
    Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Jerome Patrick Cavanagh (1928-1979) — also known as Jerome P. Cavanagh; Jerry Cavanagh — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., June 16, 1928. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1962-70; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1966; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1968; candidate in primary for Governor of Michigan, 1974. Catholic. Died in 1979 (age about 51 years). Interment at Mt. Elliott Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Sylvester J. Cavanagh and Irene (Timmons) Cavanagh; married, November 22, 1952, to Mary Helen Martin.
      John Atkinson (1843-1898) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in 1843. Republican. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; law partner of William L. Carpenter, Flavius L. Brooke, and Henry A. Haigh, starting in 1889; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1884; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1888; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1896; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1897-98; died in office 1898. Died August 14, 1898 (age about 55 years). Interment at Mt. Elliott Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Reilly Atkinson, Sr. (1880-?).
      Political family: Atkinson-Hawley family of Detroit, Michigan.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Moran (1797-1876) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in 1797. Member Michigan territorial council 1st District, 1832-35. Died October 13, 1876 (age about 79 years). Interment at Mt. Elliott Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Francois Joseph Denis Belanger (1848-1928) — also known as Joseph Belanger — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Quebec, October 8, 1848. Consular Agent for France in Detroit, Mich., 1889-1907. French Canadian ancestry. Died, from gastrointestinal infection and senile debility, in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., November 19, 1928 (age 80 years, 42 days). Interment at Mt. Elliott Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Francois Stanislas Belanger and Marie Louise (Doyon) Belanger; married, April 16, 1873, to Madeline Askin Pelletier (1849-1933).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Daniel J. Campeau (1813-1883) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., November 18, 1813. Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1852. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., February 14, 1883 (age 69 years, 88 days). Interment at Mt. Elliott Cemetery.
      Claude Nicholas Riopelle (c.1845-1894) — also known as Claude N. Riopelle — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born about 1845. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1869-70. French ancestry. Died, from pneumonia, in Grace Hospital, Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., January 24, 1894 (age about 49 years). Interment at Mt. Elliott Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Dominic Riopelle (1818-1883) and Elizabeth (Gouin) Riopelle (c.1825-1879); second cousin of Hyacinthe F. Riopelle; second cousin once removed of Charles Hyacinthe Riopelle (1860-1931) and Oscar Alexander Riopelle.
      Political family: Riopelle family of Detroit, Michigan.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Frederick Aaron Lingeman (1883-1957) — also known as Fred Lingeman — of Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., September 2, 1883. Democrat. Candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1944, 1950, 1952. Died, in Bon Secours Hospital, Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Mich., September 13, 1957 (age 74 years, 11 days). Interment at Mt. Elliott Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Frederick William Lingemann (1862-1937) and Angeine M. (Peltier) Lingemann (1862-1942); married 1908 to Martha Arndt (1884-1957).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mt. Olivet Cemetery
    Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      John William Smith (1883-1942) — also known as John Smith — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in 1883. Republican. Postmaster at Detroit, Mich., 1922-24; mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1924-28, 1933-34. Died June 18, 1942 (age about 58 years). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Clarence John McLeod (1895-1959) — also known as Clarence J. McLeod — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., July 3, 1895. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Michigan 13th District, 1920-21, 1923-37, 1939-41; defeated, 1936, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1948, 1950, 1952; candidate for mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1937. Catholic. Scottish and French ancestry. Member, Delta Theta Phi. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., May 15, 1959 (age 63 years, 316 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    Patrick V. McNamara Patrick Vincent McNamara (1894-1966) — also known as Patrick V. McNamara — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in North Weymouth, Weymouth, Norfolk County, Mass., October 4, 1894. Democrat. U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1955-66; died in office 1966; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1956, 1960, 1964. Member, Americans for Democratic Action. Died in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., April 30, 1966 (age 71 years, 208 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Cross-reference: John Brademas
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
    Louis C. Rabaut Louis Charles Rabaut (1886-1961) — also known as Louis C. Rabaut — of Grosse Pointe Park, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., December 5, 1886. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Michigan 14th District, 1935-47, 1949-61; defeated, 1932, 1946; died in office 1961; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1936, 1940, 1952, 1956; candidate for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 1st Senatorial District, 1961. Catholic. Author of the amendment which inserted the words "under God" into the Pledge of Allegiance. Died in Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich., November 12, 1961 (age 74 years, 342 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Clara Lenau (Reid) Rabaut and Louis Aloysius Rabaut (1862-1921); married, June 28, 1911, to Stella Marie Petz (1884-1966).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
      John Lesinski (1885-1950) — of Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Erie, Erie County, Pa., January 3, 1885. Democrat. Real estate business; lumber business; banker; U.S. Representative from Michigan 16th District, 1933-50; died in office 1950; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Died in Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich., May 27, 1950 (age 65 years, 144 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of John Lesinski, Jr. (1914-?).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George Donoghue O'Brien (1900-1957) — also known as George D. O'Brien — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., January 1, 1900. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1935 (Democratic primary), 1947; U.S. Representative from Michigan 13th District, 1937-39, 1941-47, 1949-55; defeated, 1932, 1934, 1938, 1946, 1954; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1944 (speaker). Catholic. Died in Washington, D.C., October 25, 1957 (age 57 years, 297 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Patrick O'Brien and Ellen (O'Donoghue) O'Brien; married, April 29, 1937, to Margaret Foley.
      Cross-reference: Frederick C. Belen
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George Gregory Sadowski (1903-1961) — also known as George G. Sadowski — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., March 12, 1903. Democrat. Lawyer; real estate business; member of Michigan state senate 2nd District, 1931-32; defeated, 1928; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1929; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948; U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1933-39, 1943-51; defeated in primary, 1938, 1940, 1950, 1952. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Polish National Alliance. Died in Utica, Macomb County, Mich., October 9, 1961 (age 58 years, 211 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Sadowski and Ludwika (Jurkiewitz) Sadowski; married, October 10, 1928, to Eleanor Leppek (1906-2001).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
    Thaddeus M. Machrowicz Thaddeus Michael Machrowicz (1899-1970) — also known as Thaddeus Machrowicz — of Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Gostyn, Poland, August 21, 1899. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 3rd District, 1940; municipal judge in Michigan, 1942-50; U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1951-61; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1952, 1956, 1960; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1961-70; died in office 1970. Died in Bloomfield Township, Oakland County, Mich., February 17, 1970 (age 70 years, 180 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Cross-reference: Patricia J. Boyle
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
      Robert Henry Clancy (1882-1962) — also known as Robert H. Clancy — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., March 14, 1882. Newspaper reporter; private secretary to U.S. Rep. Frank E. Doremus 1911-13, and to Assistant Secretary of Commerce Edwin F. Sweet, 1913-17; U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1923-25, 1927-33; defeated, 1924 (Democratic, 1st District), 1932 (Republican, 14th District); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1924; delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Wayne County 1st District, 1933. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus; Elks. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., April 23, 1962 (age 80 years, 40 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Owen Clancy and Helen (Reardon) Clancy.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Albert J. Zak (1909-1975) — of Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., March 21, 1909. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 3rd District, 1945-46, 1951-52; defeated in primary, 1936 (Wayne County 3rd District), 1965 (2nd District), 1966 (2nd District); candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1946; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1952; mayor of Hamtramck, Mich., 1952-63, 1974-75; died in office 1975. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Polish National Alliance. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., February 25, 1975 (age 65 years, 341 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Albert Zak and Anna Zak.
      Walter L. Kanar (1901-1958) — of Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Warsaw, Poland, 1901. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 3rd District, 1931-32; defeated, 1932; mayor of Hamtramck, Mich., 1939-42. Indicted, but not convicted, on vice conspiracy charges while he was mayor. Died February 4, 1958 (age about 56 years). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Edward J. Bonior (1922-2001) — of East Detroit (now Eastpointe), Macomb County, Mich.; Pompano Beach, Broward County, Fla. Born February 21, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; mayor of East Detroit, Mich., 1963-67; defeated, 1967; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1964. Died, of colon cancer, in Pompano Beach, Broward County, Fla., January 5, 2001 (age 78 years, 319 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of David Edward Bonior (1945-).
      William V. Kozerski (1921-2003) — of Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich., February 8, 1921. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; traffic rate analyst for Chrysler Corporation; mayor of Hamtramck, Mich., 1975-79. Catholic. Polish ancestry. Member, Polish National Alliance; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died, from respiratory and heart disease, in Sinai-Grace Hospital, Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., February 24, 2003 (age 82 years, 16 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Peter J. Boeye (1883-1951) — of Windsor, Ontario. Born in Belgium, January 22, 1883. Builder; real estate business; served in the Belgian Army during World War I; Honorary Consul for Belgium in Detroit, Mich., 1919-51. Catholic. Belgian ancestry. Died, in Grace Hospital, Windsor, Ontario, March 13, 1951 (age 68 years, 50 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Leo Joseph Wilkowski (1902-1955) — also known as Leo J. Wilkowski — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., April 5, 1902. Democrat. Hardware business; member of Michigan state senate 2nd District, 1939-44; nominated, but withdrew 1944; Charged on January 22, 1944 (along with 19 other current and former state legislators) with accepting bribes; tried, convicted, and sentenced to 3-5 years in prison; charged on December 16, 1944 (along with other legislators) with accepting bribes from naturopathic physicians; tried and convicted; charged on July 20, 1946 (along with 18 other legislators) with accepting bribes to vote against a banking bill, but the last set of charges were dismissed when he agreed to testify. Polish ancestry. Member, Polish National Alliance. Died of heart trouble, March 23, 1955 (age 52 years, 352 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Anthony J. Wilkowski (1898-?); married 1925 to Theresa D. Kozlowski.
      Henry Raymond Kozak (1917-2001) — also known as Henry R. Kozak — of Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., January 1, 1917. Democrat. Member of Michigan state senate 3rd District, 1945-50; defeated in primary, 1955; candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 14th District, 1960; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1964. Polish ancestry. Member, Eagles; Polish National Alliance. Died, of cancer, at Bon Secours Hospital, Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Mich., August 23, 2001 (age 84 years, 234 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Genieve Traczuk.
      Leo George Karwick (1897-1958) — also known as Leo G. Karwick — of Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Cheboygan, Cheboygan County, Mich., June 26, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; member of Michigan state senate 3rd District, 1933-34; defeated, 1930, 1934, 1936. Died September 30, 1958 (age 61 years, 96 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John W. Karwick and Mary (Stencil) Karwick; married, November 30, 1922, to Irene Gdaniec.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Kolowich (1897-1955) — of Wayne County, Mich. Born in 1897. Republican. Member of Michigan state senate 3rd District, 1929-30; defeated in primary, 1930. Died December 8, 1955 (age about 58 years). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Joseph Lawrence Kaminski (1902-1951) — also known as Joseph L. Kaminski — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., November 2, 1902. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1935-40; defeated in primary, 1940; charged on January 22, 1944 (along with 19 other current and former state legislators) with accepting bribes; tried, convicted, and sentenced to 3-5 years in prison. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., November, 1951 (age about 48 years). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Anna Wypijewski (1909-1939).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alexis Moses Salliotte (1838-1905) — also known as Alexis M. Salliotte — of Ecorse, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Ecorse, Wayne County, Mich., August 1, 1838. Republican. Lumber business; postmaster at Ecorse, Mich., 1871; village president of Ecorse, Michigan, 1902-03. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., May 19, 1905 (age 66 years, 291 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Mary Sophia Rousson (1847-1940).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Samuel Bastien (1867-1935) — of Grosse Pointe Park, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Amherstburg, Ontario, August 25, 1867. Democrat. Candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 1st District, 1928; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1932. Died in Grosse Pointe Park, Wayne County, Mich., May 24, 1935 (age 67 years, 272 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Thomas J. Dowling (1916-1971) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., 1916. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1947-48; defeated, 1944 (Republican, Wayne County 1st District), 1950 (Republican primary, Wayne County 1st District), 1952 (Republican, Wayne County 1st District), 1954 (Democratic primary, Wayne County 5th District). Died in 1971 (age about 55 years). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Iwan Tryhook (1896-1978) — of Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Austria, May 12, 1896. Republican. Republican candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 3rd District, 1946, 1948 (primary). Died in Hamtramck, Wayne County, Mich., August 3, 1978 (age 82 years, 83 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      George A. O'Kon (1901-1984) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; East Detroit (now Eastpointe), Macomb County, Mich. Born August 5, 1901. Farmer-Labor candidate for Michigan state senate 1st District, 1936. Died, of a heart attack, on March 3, 1984 (age 82 years, 211 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Katherine Czarnecki (1911-2001) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Serbia, May 28, 1911. Republican. Candidate for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 7th District, 1961. Female. Catholic or Eastern Orthodox. Died, from complications of a stroke, at Woodward Hills Convalescent Home, Bloomfield Hills, Oakland County, Mich., July 18, 2001 (age 90 years, 51 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Walter Czarnecki (1914-1979).


    Russell Street Cemetery
    Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      James Witherell (1759-1838) — of Fair Haven, Rutland County, Vt. Born in Massachusetts, 1759. Democrat. Member of Vermont state legislature, 1790; U.S. Representative from Vermont 1st District, 1807-08; resigned 1808. Died in 1838 (age about 79 years). Original interment at Russell Street Cemetery; reinterment at Elmwood Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    St. Anne's Church
    Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Gabriel Richard (1767-1832) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in La Ville de Saintes, France, October 15, 1767. Catholic priest; founder in 1817 of a school which later became the University of Michigan.; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Michigan Territory, 1823-25. Catholic. Died, of cholera, in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., September 13, 1832 (age 64 years, 334 days). Entombed at St. Anne's Church.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Sweetest Heart of Mary Cemetery
    Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      John Bartholomew Sosnowski (1883-1968) — also known as John B. Sosnowski — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., December 8, 1883. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1925-27; defeated, 1926 (1st District), 1928 (1st District), 1930 (1st District), 1932 (1st District), 1934 (1st District), 1936 (1st District), 1938 (1st District), 1942 (1st District), 1944 (1st District), 1946 (1st District), 1952 (16th District); delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1932, 1936, 1940 (alternate), 1944; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1940. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., July 16, 1968 (age 84 years, 221 days). Interment at Sweetest Heart of Mary Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Trinity Cemetery
    5210 Mount Elliott Street
    Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Ronald Lee Allen (1946-2004) — also known as Ronald L. Allen; Ron Allen — of Ypsilanti Township, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., June 25, 1946. Democrat. Supervisor of Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, 1979-88; defeated in primary, 1992. African ancestry. Died, from a myocardial infaction, in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Superior Township, Washtenaw County, Mich., December 16, 2004 (age 58 years, 174 days). Interment at Trinity Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Louise Jones.


    Woodlawn Cemetery
    Woodward Avenue
    Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
    Founded 1895
    Politicians buried here:
    Hazen S. Pingree Hazen Stuart Pingree (1840-1901) — also known as Hazen S. Pingree; "The Potato Mayor" — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Denmark, Oxford County, Maine, August 30, 1840. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; boot and shoe manufacturer; mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1890-97; Governor of Michigan, 1897-1900. English ancestry. Died June 18, 1901 (age 60 years, 292 days). Original interment somewhere in ; reinterment at Woodlawn Cemetery; statue at Grand Circus Park.
      Relatives: Son of Jasper Pingree and Adeline (Bryant) Pingree; married 1872 to Frances A. Gilbert; relative *** of Samuel Everett Pingree (1832-1922).
      Cross-reference: George A. Loud — Ralph Stone
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, July 1901
      James Couzens (1872-1936) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Chatham, Ontario, August 26, 1872. Republican. In 1903, along with Henry Ford and others, organized the Ford Motor Company; Detroit police commissioner, 1916; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1916; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1916; mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1919-22; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1922-36; defeated in primary, 1936; died in office 1936. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., October 22, 1936 (age 64 years, 57 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James J. Couzens and Emma (Clift) Couzens; married, August 31, 1898, to Margaret A. Manning; father of Frank Couzens (1902-?).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
      Books about James Couzens: Harry Barnard, Independent Man : The Life of Senator James Couzens
      Albert Eugene Cobo (1893-1957) — also known as Albert E. Cobo — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., October 2, 1893. Republican. Mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1950-57; died in office 1957; candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1956. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks. Died, following a heart attack, in Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., September 12, 1957 (age 63 years, 345 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of August Cobo (1864-1946) and Elizabeth (Byrn) Cobo (1865-1927); married 1914 to Ethel Ruby Christie (1897-1977).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Frank Couzens (b. 1902) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., February 28, 1902. Mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1933, 1934-38; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James Couzens (1872-1936).
      Merrill I. Mills (1819-1882) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in 1819. Democrat. Stove manufacturer; founder of Banner Tobacco Company; director of First National Bank of Detroit; mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1866-67; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1876. Died in 1882 (age about 63 years). Entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Roy Dikeman Chapin (1880-1936) — also known as Roy D. Chapin — of Grosse Pointe Farms, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., February 23, 1880. President, Hudson Motor Car Company; U.S. Secretary of Commerce, 1932-33. Member, Phi Delta Theta. Died, from pneumonia, in Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., February 16, 1936 (age 55 years, 358 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edward Cornelius Chapin (1844-1920) and Ella Rose (King) Chapin; married, November 4, 1914, to Inez Tiedeman (1891-1957); first cousin four times removed of Daniel Chapin (1761-1821); second cousin thrice removed of Graham Hurd Chapin (1799-1843); second cousin five times removed of Josiah Cowles; third cousin thrice removed of Daniel Chapin (1791-1878).
      Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; King family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Roscoe Burhans Huston (1881-1949) — also known as Roscoe B. Huston — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Michigan Center, Jackson County, Mich. Born in Blandinsville, McDonough County, Ill., January 3, 1881. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1924 (alternate), 1928, 1932; delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Wayne County 1st District, 1933; postmaster at Detroit, Mich., 1933-49 (acting, 1933-34). Died, from a heart attack, in Michigan Center, Jackson County, Mich., November 6, 1949 (age 68 years, 307 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Anna (Burhans) Huston (1856-1910) and Theodore Huston (1858-1895); married to Adelaide Gaffney Lloyd (1886-1976) and Audrey Filley; father of Marjory Lloyd Huston (1906-1979; who married George Antheme Beauchamp (1899-1990)).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Homer Ferguson (1889-1982) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Harrison City, Westmoreland County, Pa., February 25, 1889. Republican. Lawyer; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 4th District, 1928; circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1929-42; appointed 1929; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1943-55; defeated, 1954; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1952; U.S. Ambassador to Philippines, 1955-56; federal judge, 1956-71. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Sigma Delta Kappa. Died December 17, 1982 (age 93 years, 295 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Samuel Ferguson and Margaret (Bush) Ferguson; married 1913 to Myrtle Jones.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
      Alexander Joseph Groesbeck (1873-1953) — also known as Alex J. Groesbeck — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Warren Township (now Warren), Macomb County, Mich., November 7, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; Michigan Republican state chair, 1913; Michigan state attorney general, 1917-20; Governor of Michigan, 1921-26; defeated in primary, 1914, 1926, 1930, 1934; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1924, 1944. Dutch and French ancestry. Died March 10, 1953 (age 79 years, 123 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Louis Groesbeck (1839?-?) and Julia (Coquillard) Groesbeck; nephew of Charles G. Groesbeck.
      Political family: Groesbeck family of Macomb County, Michigan.
      Cross-reference: Adolph F. Marschner — Elton R. Eaton
      Groesbeck Highway (M-97), from Detroit, Michigan, northeast into suburban Macomb County, Michigan, is named for him.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Wade Hampton McCree, Jr. (1920-1987) — also known as Wade H. McCree, Jr. — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, July 3, 1920. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1954-61; appointed 1954; resigned 1961; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1961-66; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 1966-77; resigned 1977; U.S. Solicitor General, 1977-81; law professor. Unitarian. African ancestry. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Died, from a heart attack and bone cancer in Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., August 30, 1987 (age 67 years, 58 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Wade Hampton
      Relatives: Son of Wade Hampton McCree and Lulu (Harper) McCree; married, July 29, 1946, to Dores B. McCrary.
      See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Homer Warren (1855-1928) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Shelby Township, Macomb County, Mich., December 1, 1855. Republican. Real estate broker; treasurer of Michigan Republican Party, 1903; postmaster at Detroit, Mich., 1906-13. Member, Freemasons. Died in Detroit Diagnostic Hospital, Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., August 17, 1928 (age 72 years, 260 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Arthur Edson Blair Moody (1902-1954) — also known as Blair Moody — of Michigan. Born in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., February 13, 1902. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1951-52; defeated, 1952, 1954; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1952 (chair, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Died, during his campaign for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senator, of a heart ailment and pneumonia, in University Hospital, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., July 20, 1954 (age 52 years, 157 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Blair Moody, Jr. (1928-1982).
      Cross-reference: Billie S. Farnum
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Blaisdell Corliss (1851-1929) — also known as John B. Corliss — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Richford, Franklin County, Vt., June 7, 1851. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1895-1903; defeated, 1902. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., December 24, 1929 (age 78 years, 200 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Hezekiah Corliss (1815-1907) and Lydia (Rounds) Corliss (1822-1904); married, December 5, 1877, to Elizabeth Nancy Danforth (1854-1886); father of John Blaisdell Corliss, Jr. (1877-?).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Francis Dodge (1864-1920) — also known as John F. Dodge — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Niles, Berrien County, Mich., October 25, 1864. Republican. Early automobile manufacturer; made parts for Oldsmobile and Ford in the early 20th century; co-founder of Dodge Brothers Motor Car Company in 1914, manufacturer of Dodge cars and trucks; the Dodge operation became part of Chrysler Corporation in 1928; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1916. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., January 14, 1920 (age 55 years, 81 days). Entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Daniel Rugg Dodge and Maria Duval (Casto) Dodge; married, September 22, 1892, to Ivy Hawkins (died 1901); married, December 9, 1903, to Isabelle Smith (divorced 1907); married, December 10, 1907, to Matilda Rausch; uncle of Horace Elgin Dodge, Jr. (1900-1963).
      Political family: Dodge-Duke-Cromwell family of Detroit, Michigan (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Aretha Louise Franklin (1942-2018) — also known as Aretha Franklin; "Queen of Soul" — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., March 25, 1942. Democrat. Singer; performed, Democratic National Convention, 1968 ; inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1987; received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005. Female. Died, from pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor, in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., August 16, 2018 (age 76 years, 144 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Rev. Clarence LeVaughn Franklin (1915-1984) and Barbara Vernice (Siggers) Franklin (1918-1952); married 1961 to Ted White (divorced 1969); married, April 11, 1978, to Glynn Turman (divorced 1984).
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Alfred Lucking (1856-1929) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Ingersoll, Ontario, December 18, 1856. Democrat. Lawyer; timber business; U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1903-05; defeated, 1904; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1924 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee). Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., December 1, 1929 (age 72 years, 348 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Lucking and Ellen Margaret (Ford) Lucing; married, February 23, 1881, to Vie Loree Rose.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Howard Aldridge Coffin (1877-1956) — also known as Howard A. Coffin — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Middleboro, Plymouth County, Mass., June 11, 1877. Republican. Sales representative, Ginn & Company book publishers, 1901-11; controller, Warren Motor Car Company, 1911-13; regional manager, Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, 1913-18; secretary, Detroit Pressed Steel Company, 1918-21; assistant to president, Cadillac Motor Car Company, 1921-25; vice-president, later president, White Star Oil Refining Company, 1925-33; division manager, Socony-Vacuum Oil Company, 1933; U.S. Representative from Michigan 13th District, 1947-49; defeated, 1944, 1948. Baptist. Member, Rotary. Died in Washington, D.C., February 28, 1956 (age 78 years, 262 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Henry Coffin and Jane Clifford (Guild) Coffin; married, October 4, 1904, to Abbie Sweetland Ghodey (died 1945).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Carl May Weideman (1898-1972) — also known as Carl M. Weideman — of Grosse Pointe Park, Wayne County, Mich.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., March 5, 1898. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Michigan 14th District, 1933-35; defeated in primary, 1934; circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1950-67; defeated, 1935; appointed 1950; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1936. Lutheran. German ancestry. Member, American Legion; Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Grosse Pointe Park, Wayne County, Mich., March 5, 1972 (age 74 years, 0 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Frank J. Hecker (1846-1927) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Freedom, Washtenaw County, Mich., 1846. Republican. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1892; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1900; member, Panama Canal Commission. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., June 27, 1927 (age about 80 years). Entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Arthurus Webster (1871-1966) — also known as Arthur Webster — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Montrose, Lee County, Iowa, 1871. Republican. Circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1919-56; resigned 1956. Died in 1966 (age about 95 years). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Matilda Rausch Dodge Wilson (1883-1967) — also known as Matilda R. Wilson; Matilda Rausch; Matilda Rausch Dodge; Mrs. Alfred Wilson — of Rochester, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Walkerton, Ontario, October 19, 1883. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1928; member of Michigan state board of agriculture; elected 1931; Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1940. Female. Presbyterian. German ancestry. Left her estate, Meadow Brook Hall, to Oakland University. Died in Brussels, Belgium, September 18, 1967 (age 83 years, 334 days). Entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of George Rausch and Margaret (Glinz) Rausch; married, December 10, 1907, to John Francis Dodge (uncle of Horace Elgin Dodge, Jr. (1900-1963)); married, June 19, 1925, to Alfred G. Wilson.
      Political family: Dodge-Duke-Cromwell family of Detroit, Michigan (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Jackson Vaughn III (1917-2006) — also known as Jackie Vaughn III — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., November 17, 1917. Democrat. Candidate in primary for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 4th Senatorial District, 1961; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1967-78 (23rd District 1967-72, 18th District 1973-78); resigned 1978; member of Michigan state senate, 1978-2002 (5th District 1978-82, 3rd District 1983-94, 4th District 1995-2002). Baptist or Methodist. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; Americans for Democratic Action; American Civil Liberties Union; Omicron Delta Kappa; Elks; Freemasons. Died, in Botsford Hospital, Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., September 12, 2006 (age 88 years, 299 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Vaughn and Myrtle Vaughn.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Frank Cody Frank Cody (1870-1946) — of Michigan. Born in Belleville, Wayne County, Mich., December 31, 1870. Republican. Superintendent of schools; member of Michigan state board of education, 1914-43; resigned 1943. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., 1946 (age about 75 years). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1927
      Homer C. Fritsch (1894-1957) — of Grosse Pointe Park, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Piqua, Miami County, Ohio, July 23, 1894. Chemist; executive vice-president, Parke Davis pharmaceutical company; village president of Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, 1948-50; mayor of Grosse Pointe Park, Mich., 1950-57; died in office 1957. Member, American Chemical Society; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Collapsed and died in the lobby of the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Montreal, Quebec, April 8, 1957 (age 62 years, 259 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Levi Lewis Barbour (1840-1925) — also known as Levi L. Barbour — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Monroe, Monroe County, Mich., August 14, 1840. Member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1892-98, 1902-08; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 2nd District, 1907-08. Died in 1925 (age about 84 years). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Arthur Label Bresler (1862-1908) — also known as Arthur L. Bresler — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., July 8, 1862. Honorary Consul for Hawaiian Islands in Detroit, Mich., 1895-1900; Consul-General for Nicaragua in Detroit, Mich., 1901; manager of DeForest wireless telegraph system. German ancestry. Died, from stomach cancer, at the Hotel St. Lorenz, East 72nd Street, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 6, 1908 (age 46 years, 121 days). Initial reports that he had been poisoned were dispelled by an autopsy. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Edward Bresler and Emilie Johanna Minna 'Minnie' (Marshall) Bresler; brother of Joseph M. Bresler and Eugene Alexander Bresler (1871-1954); married, July 20, 1904, to Cora B. Valentine.
      Political family: Bresler family of Detroit, Michigan.
      Daisy L. Elliott (1917-2015) — also known as Daisy Elizabeth Lenoir — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Filbert, McDowell County, W.Va., November 26, 1917. Democrat. Realtor; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 4th District, 1961-62; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1963-78, 1981-82 (Wayne County 4th District 1963-64, 22nd District 1965-72, 8th District 1973-78, 1981-82); defeated in primary, 1950 (Wayne County 1st District), 1954 (Wayne County 11th District), 1956 (Wayne County 4th District), 1958 (Wayne County 4th District), 1960 (Wayne County 4th District), 1982 (8th District); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1968 (alternate), 1976; co-author of the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 5th District, 1978; arrested in April 1982 for driving a stolen 1977 Cadillac deVille automobile; arraigned on a charge of receiving and concealing stolen property; she claimed she had bought the car from a dealer, but the firm had no record of this, and the document she presented had been faked; lost renomination as State Representatve in August 1982, while under indictment; convicted in November 1982 and sentenced to 60 days in jail. Female. African ancestry. Member, NAACP; League of Women Voters; Junior League. Died, in DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., December 22, 2015 (age 98 years, 26 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Robert Lenoir and Daisy (Dorm) Lenoir.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      George Antheme Beauchamp (1899-1990) — also known as George A. Beauchamp — of Grosse Pointe Shores, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Superior, Douglas County, Wis., May 4, 1899. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for supervisor of Grosse Pointe Township, Michigan. French Canadian ancestry. Died, in Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Oakland County, Mich., March 12, 1990 (age 90 years, 312 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George N. Beauchamp and Marie (Beaulieu) Beauchamp (1879-1956); married, May 23, 1931, to Marjory Lloyd Huston (1906-1979; daughter of Roscoe Burhans Huston (1881-1949)).
      Dracos Alexander Dimitry, Jr. (1922-1973) — also known as Drake Dimitry — of Royal Oak, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Missouri, November 24, 1922. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 13th District, 1956. Owner of Heights Mfg. Co., which built antenna towers. Injured in an automobile collision on icy roads near Almont, Mich., and died soon after in Mt. Clemens, Macomb County, Mich., March 23, 1973 (age 50 years, 119 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Dracos Alexander Dimitry and Elizabeth Stanton (Bisland) Dimitry; second great-grandson and great-grandnephew of Alexander Dimitry (1805-1883); fourth great-grandson of John Smith.
      Political family: Chilton family of Missouri.
      Joseph M. Fee (1888-1938) — of Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, May 15, 1888. Lawyer; mayor of Grosse Pointe, Mich., 1938; died in office 1938. Member, Phi Delta Theta. Died, in Harper Hospital, Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., April 15, 1938 (age 49 years, 335 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas M. Fee (judge); married to Mary Hopwood.
      Horace Elgin Dodge, Jr. (1900-1963) — also known as Horace E. Dodge — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., August 2, 1900. Republican. Founder, Dodge Boat Works, 1923; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1924 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Died, from liver cirrhosis, at Jennings Memorial Hospital, Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., December 22, 1963 (age 63 years, 142 days). Entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Horace Elgin Dodge (1868-1920; auto manufacturer) and Anna (Thomson) Dodge (1871-1970); brother of Delphine Ione Dodge (1899-1943; who married James Henry Roberts Cromwell (1896-1990)); married, June 21, 1921, to Lois Virginia Knowlson (1899-1973; divorced 1927); married, May 17, 1928, to Muriel Sisman (born 1903; divorced 1938); married, May 16, 1940, to Martha 'Mickey' Devine (1912-1984; divorced 1944; murder victim); married, May 26, 1945, to Clara Mae Tinsley (born c.1918; divorced 1953); married, February 14, 1953, to Gregg Sherwood (born 1923; model and actress); nephew of John Francis Dodge (who married Matilda Rausch).
      Political families: Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; MacArthur family of Pennsylvania; Dodge-Duke-Cromwell family of Detroit, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Percy W. Grose — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1916. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.


    Woodmere Cemetery
    9400 West Fort Street
    Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
    Founded 1868
    Politicians buried here:
    John J. Bagley John Judson Bagley (1832-1881) — also known as John J. Bagley — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Medina, Orleans County, N.Y., July 24, 1832. Republican. Cigar manufacturer; president, Michigan Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1867-72; bank director; Governor of Michigan, 1873-76. Unitarian. Died, from tuberculosis, in San Francisco, Calif., July 27, 1881 (age 49 years, 3 days). Interment at Woodmere Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Bagley and Mary M. (Smith) Bagley; married, January 16, 1855, to Frances E. Newberry (daughter of Samuel Newberry (1809?-?)); father of Margaret Bagley (who married George S. Hosmer (1855-1921)) and Frances Bagley (who married George S. Hosmer (1855-1921)).
      Political family: Bagley-Newberry family of Detroit, Michigan.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
    Henry M. Butzel Henry Magnus Butzel (1871-1963) — also known as Henry M. Butzel — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., May 24, 1871. Republican. Lawyer; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1929-55; appointed 1929; chief justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1931, 1939, 1946, 1954. Member, American Bar Association. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., June 7, 1963 (age 92 years, 14 days). Interment at Woodmere Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Magnus Butzel and Henrietta (Hess) Butzel; married, November 26, 1907, to Mae Schlesinger (1886-1954).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1939
      Levi Thomas Griffin (1837-1906) — also known as Levi T. Griffin — of Michigan. Born in Clinton, Oneida County, N.Y., May 23, 1837. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1893-95; defeated, 1894. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., March 17, 1906 (age 68 years, 298 days). Interment at Woodmere Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Moses Whelock Field (1828-1889) — also known as Moses W. Field — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., February 10, 1828. Republican. U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1873-75; defeated, 1874; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1886-89; died in office 1889. Died in Wayne County, Mich., March 14, 1889 (age 61 years, 32 days). Interment at Woodmere Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Jerome Holland Bishop (1846-1928) — also known as Jerome H. Bishop — of Decatur, Van Buren County, Mich.; Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Oxbow, Jefferson County, N.Y., September 3, 1846. Republican. Superintendent of schools; founder, J.H. Bishop fur company of Wyandotte, Mich.; rug and coat manufacturer; mayor of Wyandotte, Mich., 1885-87, 1905-08; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1898; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1900; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1908. Congregationalist. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died May 22, 1928 (age 81 years, 262 days). Interment at Woodmere Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of William Bishop and Zebina (Sterne) Bishop; married 1867 to Jennie Gray (died 1873); married 1876 to Ella M. Clark (1856-1926).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Arthur W. Edwards (c.1876-1932) — of Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Flat Rock, Wayne County, Mich., about 1876. Lawyer; metal products business; mayor of Wyandotte, Mich., 1932; died in office 1932. Died, following an attack of apoplexy, in a hospital at Chatham, Ontario, August 12, 1932 (age about 56 years). Interment at Woodmere Cemetery.
      The Edwards Bridge, crossing the Ecorse River, between Wyandotte & Ecorse, Michigan, is named for him.
      Frank Peter Darin (1899-1958) — also known as Frank P. Darin — of River Rouge, Wayne County, Mich.; Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich. Born, of American parents, in Laggio, Italy, September 21, 1899. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; newspaper reporter; lawyer; municipal judge in Michigan, 1921-23; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 4th District, 1925-32; defeated in primary, 1948; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 16th District, 1932; candidate for Michigan state senate 21st District, 1934; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1956. Member, Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; White Shrine of Jerusalem; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Delta Theta Phi. Died January 28, 1958 (age 58 years, 129 days). Interment at Woodmere Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Victor Darin and Rose Marie Pagnetto; married, September 21, 1925, to Marie D'Seppo.
      Newell Avery (1817-1877) — of Port Huron, St. Clair County, Mich.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Jefferson, Lincoln County, Maine, October 12, 1817. Republican. Lumber merchant; village president of Port Huron, Michigan, 1855; mayor of Port Huron, Mich., 1859; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1872. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., March 13, 1877 (age 59 years, 152 days). Interment at Woodmere Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Enoch Avery (1781-1828) and Margaret (Shepard) Avery (1784-1842); married, January 3, 1843, to Nancy Clapp Eddy (1824-1911).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Peter Bienvenu DeLisle (1846-1908) — also known as Peter B. DeLisle — of Springwells Township (now part of Detroit), Wayne County, Mich. Born in Wayne County, Mich., January 21, 1846. Democrat. Builder; grocer; real estate and insurance business; supervisor of Springwells Township, Michigan; elected 1901; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 4th District, 1903-04; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1906. Died January 8, 1908 (age 61 years, 352 days). Interment at Woodmere Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Peter Bienvenu 'Welcome' DeLisle (1817-1903) and Zoe (Riopelle) DeLisle (1823-1891); married to Adelaide Catherine Payette.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joseph M. Weiss (1856-1937) — of Chippewa County, Mich.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., May 25, 1856. Lawyer; Chippewa County Prosecuting Attorney, 1877-78; one of the founders of professional baseball in Detroit; helped organize the Cass Baseball Club in 1881; Wayne County Circuit Court Commissioner; member of Michigan state senate 2nd District, 1891-94; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1907-08. Jewish. Died, in Harper Hospital, Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., January 11, 1937 (age 80 years, 231 days). Interment at Woodmere Cemetery.
      Rufus Fleming (1852-1920) — of Avondale, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in West Lebanon, Warren County, Ind., 1852. Republican. Newspaper reporter; newspaper editor; U.S. Consul in Edinburgh, 1897-1920, died in office 1920. Died in Edinburgh, Scotland, April 3, 1920 (age about 67 years). Interment at Woodmere Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Dr. Jackson F. Fleming; married 1878 to Annabel Lee Hutchins (1854-1934).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      George G. Scott (1874-1952) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., September 16, 1874. Republican. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1905-08 (Wayne County 4th District 1905-06, Wayne County 1st District 1907-08); member of Michigan state senate 5th District, 1909-18. Presbyterian. Scottish ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Independent Order of Foresters. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., January 26, 1952 (age 77 years, 132 days). Interment at Woodmere Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rev. John P. Scott and Julia (Gifford) Scott; married, June 5, 1907, to Hattie A. Krause.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Dexter M. Ferry, Jr. Dexter Mason Ferry, Jr. (1873-1959) — also known as Dexter M. Ferry, Jr. — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Grosse Pointe, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., November 22, 1873. Republican. President, Ferry-Morse Seed Co.; president, Standard Accident Insurance Co.; director, Michigan Fire & Marine Insurance Co.; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1901-04; member of Michigan state board of education, 1906-13; appointed 1906; mayor of Grosse Pointe, Mich., 1938-39. Congregationalist. Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon. Died in 1959 (age about 85 years). Interment at Woodmere Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Dexter Mason Ferry (1833-1907) and Addie E. (Miller) Ferry; married 1907 to Jeannette Hawkins.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1911
      John Greusel (d. 1886) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Blieskastle, Rheinpfalz, Germany. Republican. Brick manufacturer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1872, 1884 (alternate); member of Michigan state senate 2nd District, 1875, 1881-83. German ancestry. Died in Springwells Township (now part of Detroit), Wayne County, Mich., October 31, 1886. Interment at Woodmere Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Joseph Greusel (1837-1913).
      Frederick Carl Matthaei (1892-1973) — also known as Frederick C. Matthaei — of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., September 17, 1892. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1960-67; resigned 1967. Founder, president, and board chairman of American Metal Products Co., Detroit. Died March 26, 1973 (age 80 years, 190 days). Interment at Woodmere Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Konrad Matthaei; married to Mildred Hague; father of Frederick C. Matthaei, Jr. (1925-).
      Oscar Alexander Riopelle (1880-1959) — also known as Oscar A. Riopelle — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich., August 23, 1880. Republican. Member of Michigan state senate 5th District, 1921-24; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1926; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1928; candidate in primary for circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1930; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 16th District, 1932. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., October 28, 1959 (age 79 years, 66 days). Interment at Woodmere Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Alexander Riopelle (1848-1918) and Henrietta (Rousseau) Riopelle (1852-1924); married, December 30, 1903, to Mae Lizzie Churchill (1880-1965); first cousin once removed of Hyacinthe F. Riopelle; second cousin of Charles Hyacinthe Riopelle (1860-1931); second cousin once removed of Claude Nicholas Riopelle.
      Political family: Riopelle family of Detroit, Michigan.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Maynard Dauchy Follin (1863-1948) — also known as Maynard D. Follin — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Grosse Pointe Farms, Wayne County, Mich.; Dunedin, Pinellas County, Fla. Born in New York, March 5, 1863. Honorary Consul for Guatemala in Detroit, Mich., 1926-31; writer. Died in Pinellas County, Fla., August 4, 1948 (age 85 years, 152 days). Interment at Woodmere Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Ormond Weyman Follin (1831-1902) and Jessie Maria (Dauchy) Follin (died 1867); married, October 31, 1930, to Pauline (Meaddough) Armstrong (1868-1943).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Stevenson (1854-1937) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Ayrshire, Scotland, April 22, 1854. Republican. Steamboat owner; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1909-12, 1915-18, 1921-24. Scottish ancestry. Died January 9, 1937 (age 82 years, 262 days). Interment at Woodmere Cemetery.
      William Alfred Debo (c.1878-1951) — also known as W. Alfred Debo — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born about 1878. Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state senate 4th District, 1926, 1928; Michigan Democratic state chair, 1931-35; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1932; Michigan Parole Commissioner. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., 1951 (age about 73 years). Interment at Woodmere Cemetery.
      Asa H. Otis (1797-1855) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Fort Ann, Washington County, N.Y., March 24, 1797. Farmer; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 1st District, 1835; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County, 1850. Died in Greenfield Township (now part of Detroit), Wayne County, Mich., August 26, 1855 (age 58 years, 155 days). Interment at Woodmere Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Matson Otis (1772-1857) and Deborah (Wetheral) Otis (1775-1852); married to Mary Goodell (1791-1873); second cousin once removed of Asahel Otis and Norton Prentiss Otis; second cousin twice removed of Samuel Allyne Otis; second cousin thrice removed of Augustus Seymour Porter (1769-1849) and Peter Buell Porter; third cousin of Oran Gray Otis, Day Otis Kellogg, Dwight Kellogg, David Perry Otis and Harrison Gray Otis (1837-1917); third cousin once removed of Harrison Gray Otis (1765-1848) and Lauren Ford Otis; third cousin twice removed of John Taintor, Roger Taintor, Solomon Taintor, Augustus Seymour Porter (1798-1872), Peter Buell Porter, Jr., Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864) and Ralph Chester Otis; third cousin thrice removed of Josiah Cowles and Jonathan Brace; fourth cousin of Nathaniel Freeman, Jr., Ephraim Safford, John Otis, William Shaw Chandler Otis, Harris F. Otis (1816-1861), James Otis (1826-1875) and Abraham Lansing; fourth cousin once removed of Joseph Churchill Strong, Calvin Frisbie, Ebenezer Strong, DeGrasse Maltby, Henry Taintor, Benjamin Fessenden, John Adams Taintor, Edmund Holcomb, James Safford, John Arnold Rockwell, Ralph Smith Taintor, Henry G. Taintor, Charles Backus Hyde Fessenden, Charles Augustus Otis, Sr., James Otis (1836-1898), Edwin Carpenter Pinney, Daniel Frederick Webster, Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925) and Theron Ephron Catlin.
      Political family: Otis family of Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Josiah A. Riopelle (1820-1889) — of Delray (now part of Detroit), Wayne County, Mich. Born November 1, 1820. Republican. Carpenter; postmaster at Delray, Mich., 1872-77. Died October 31, 1889 (age 68 years, 364 days). Interment at Woodmere Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Martha Jane Hepburn (1831-1889).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Lyman A. Brant (1848-1895) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born January 20, 1848. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1883-86; Clerk of the Michigan House of Representatives, 1891-92. Died October 11, 1895 (age 47 years, 264 days). Interment at Woodmere Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Frederick W. A. Kurth (1844-1898) — of Springwells Township (now part of Detroit), Wayne County, Mich. Born in Berlin, Germany, June 6, 1844. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 2nd District, 1879-80; candidate for supervisor of Springwells Township, Michigan, 1891. Died August 16, 1898 (age 54 years, 71 days). Interment at Woodmere Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Dexter Mason Ferry (1833-1907) — also known as Dexter M. Ferry — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Lowville, Lewis County, N.Y., August 8, 1833. Republican. Founder and president, D. M. Ferry seed company; president, American Harrow Company; director, Detroit Copper and Brass Rolling Mills; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1892, 1904; Michigan Republican state chair, 1896-99. Died, from heart disease, in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., November 10, 1907 (age 74 years, 94 days). Interment at Woodmere Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Joseph Northrop Ferry and Lucy (Mason) Ferry (1810-1899); married to Adeline Elizabeth Miller (1841-1906); father of Dexter Mason Ferry, Jr. (1873-1959).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Joseph Greusel (1837-1913) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Glasco, Ulster County, N.Y., August 5, 1837. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1912. German ancestry. Died in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., February 13, 1913 (age 75 years, 192 days). Interment at Woodmere Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Greusel (1812?-1886).
      Adam E. Bloom (c.1850-1915) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born about 1850. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1881-82. Died September 1, 1915 (age about 65 years). Interment at Woodmere Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Judson B. Robb (d. 1996) — of Wayne County, Mich. Republican. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 18th District, 1962. Died in 1996. Interment at Woodmere Cemetery.
      Malvina Abonyi (1923-2006) — also known as Malvina Hauk — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Dearborn, Wayne County, Mich.; Allen Park, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., April 4, 1923. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1964, 1968 (alternate). Female. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., March 29, 2006 (age 82 years, 359 days). Interment at Woodmere Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Leslie Abonyi (1922-1993).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Francis Xavier Cemetery
    Ecorse, Wayne County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Hyacinthe F. Riopelle (1836-1898) — of Wayne County, Mich. Born in Springwells Township (now part of Detroit), Wayne County, Mich., August 8, 1836. Democrat. Farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 2nd District, 1883-84. Catholic. French ancestry. Died suddenly, of heart failure, in Ecorse Township (part now in Detroit), Wayne County, Mich., July 31, 1898 (age 61 years, 357 days). Interment at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Hyacinthe Riopelle (1807-1885) and Mary Ann (Vermet) Riopelle (1812-1877); married to Anna Jane Rouleau (1840-1928); father of Charles Hyacinthe Riopelle; first cousin once removed of Oscar Alexander Riopelle; second cousin of Claude Nicholas Riopelle (1845?-1894).
      Political family: Riopelle family of Detroit, Michigan.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles Hyacinthe Riopelle (1860-1931) — also known as Charles H. Riopelle — of Ecorse, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Ecorse, Wayne County, Mich., October 19, 1860. Democrat. President, Eureka Brewing Company; supervisor of Ecorse Township, Michigan; elected 1900, 1901. French ancestry. Died, in Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., July 14, 1931 (age 70 years, 268 days). Interment at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Hyacinthe F. Riopelle (1836-1898) and Anna Jane (Rouleau) Riopelle (1840-1928); married, January 24, 1882, to Eliza J. Livernois (1862-1950); second cousin of Oscar Alexander Riopelle; second cousin once removed of Claude Nicholas Riopelle.
      Political family: Riopelle family of Detroit, Michigan.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Michigan Memorial Park
    32163 Huron River Drive
    Huron Township, Wayne County, Michigan
    Founded 1926
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Dorothy Haener (1917-2001) — of New Boston, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., 1917. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1976, 1980. Female. Member, National Organization for Women; United Auto Workers. Among the founders of the National Organization for Women in 1966. Died, of congestive heart failure, in Oakwood Hospital Seaway Center, Trenton, Wayne County, Mich., January 6, 2001 (age about 83 years). Interment at Michigan Memorial Park.
      Bland A. Pugh (1893-1972) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in 1893. Democrat. Candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 5th District, 1926; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 15th District, 1932; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1935 (Democratic primary), 1941 (primary). Died in 1972 (age about 79 years). Interment at Michigan Memorial Park.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ignatius J. Salliotte (1877-1936) — of Ecorse, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Ecorse, Wayne County, Mich., 1877. Republican. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 4th District, 1902; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 4th District, 1907-08. Died in 1936 (age about 59 years). Interment at Michigan Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Married to Grace R. Stinson (1878-1969).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Beth El Memorial Park
    28120 Six Mile Road
    Livonia, Wayne County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Samuel Jerome Bronson (1930-1986) — also known as S. Jerome Bronson — of Franklin, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., March 21, 1930. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Michigan state senate 12th District, 1960; Oakland County Prosecuting Attorney, 1965-68; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 6th Circuit, 1966; Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 2nd District, 1969-86; died in office 1986. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association. Arrested and charged with soliciting and accepting a bribe of $20,000 for his vote on a pending case; he killed himself by gunshot the same day, in Franklin, Oakland County, Mich., November 14, 1986 (age 56 years, 238 days). Interment at Beth El Memorial Park.
      Cross-reference: James N. Canham
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Glen Eden Cemetery
    Livonia, Wayne County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Donald Frederick Welday, Sr. (1902-1991) — also known as Donald F. Welday; Don Welday — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Allen Park, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., February 12, 1902. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1948 (alternate), 1956, 1964 (alternate); member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1949; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1952. Died, in a hospital at Southfield, Oakland County, Mich., 1991 (age about 89 years). Interment at Glen Eden Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Thomas Franklin Welday and Emma Welday; married to Anne Deska; grandfather of Paul Frederick Welday (1958-).


    Mt. Hope Memorial Gardens
    Livonia, Wayne County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Loree Sumling (1932-2002) — of Detroit west side, Wayne County, Mich. Born June 17, 1932. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 2000. Female. Died, of colon cancer, October 3, 2002 (age 70 years, 108 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Memorial Gardens.


    Park Lawn Cemetery
    Livonia, Wayne County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Edward H. McNamara (1926-2006) — also known as "Big Mac" — of Livonia, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., 1926. Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state senate 14th District, 1965; mayor of Livonia, Mich., 1970-86; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1970; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1976, 1996, 2000; Wayne County Executive, 1987-2002. Died, of heart failure and cancer, in Harper Hospital, Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., February 19, 2006 (age about 79 years). Interment at Park Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Colleen M. McNamara (1949-).


    Riverside Cemetery
    Plymouth Road
    Plymouth, Wayne County, Michigan
    Founded 1880
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Carl Duane Pursell (1932-2009) — also known as Carl D. Pursell — of Plymouth, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Imlay City, Lapeer County, Mich., December 19, 1932. Republican. Member of Michigan state senate 14th District, 1971-77; defeated in primary, 1966; resigned 1977; U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1977-93; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1988. Protestant. Died in Plymouth, Wayne County, Mich., June 11, 2009 (age 76 years, 174 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ebenezer Jenckes Penniman (1804-1890) — also known as Ebenezer J. Penniman — of Plymouth, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Lansingburgh (now part of Troy), Rensselaer County, N.Y., January 11, 1804. U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1851-53; defeated (Democratic), 1862; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1856. Died in Plymouth, Wayne County, Mich., April 12, 1890 (age 86 years, 91 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Elton R. Eaton (1881-1952) — of Kalamazoo County, Mich.; Plymouth, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Mitchell County, Iowa, July 30, 1881. Republican. Newspaper publisher; Kalamazoo County Sheriff, 1917-20; executive secretary to Gov. Alex J. Groesbeck, 1923-26; delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Wayne County 5th District, 1933; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1937-40, 1945-48 (Wayne County 5th District 1937-40, Wayne County 7th District 1945-48); defeated, 1948; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1940; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1942. Member, Rotary. Died in 1952 (age about 70 years). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Sterling Eaton (1906-1965).
      Cassius R. Benton (1862-1922) — of Northville, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Plymouth Township, Wayne County, Mich., November 12, 1862. Republican. Farmer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 3rd District, 1905-08. Died in 1922 (age about 59 years). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Evered V. Jolliffe Evered Vivian Jolliffe (1884-1957) — also known as Evered V. Jolliffe — of Plymouth, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Blenheim, Ontario, May 2, 1884. Sales manager; automobile dealer; Dry candidate for delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Wayne County 5th District, 1933. Methodist. Member, Rotary. Died, from cancer, August 28, 1957 (age 73 years, 118 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry Jolliffe (1849-1918) and Theresa (Whaley) Jolliffe (1860-1919); married 1913 to Grace Ethel Wise (1889-1968).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Jolliffe family
      Sterling Eaton (1906-1965) — of Wayne County, Mich. Born in 1906. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 21st District, 1957-58; defeated, 1958. Died in 1965 (age about 59 years). Interment at Riverside Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Elton R. Eaton (1881-1952).
      Edward Gayde (b. 1878) — of Plymouth, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Plymouth, Wayne County, Mich., January 2, 1878. Republican. Grocer; hardware merchant; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 3rd District, 1915-18. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Order of the Eastern Star; Shriners. Entombed in mausoleum at Riverside Cemetery.


    Detroit Memorial Park West
    25200 Plymouth Road
    Redford Township, Wayne County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Nancy Merritt Boykin (1919-2006) — also known as Nancy M. Boykin; Nancy Merritt; Nancy Smith — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Washington, D.C., March 20, 1919. Republican. Social worker; founder (1966) and head (1966-87) of Detroit Public Schools Continuing Education for Girls; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1972 (alternate), 1976; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1976; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1975-80, 1983-2006. Female. African ancestry. Member, Phi Delta Kappa; Alpha Kappa Alpha. Died January 28, 2006 (age 86 years, 314 days). Interment at Detroit Memorial Park West.
      Relatives: Daughter of Matthew Merritt and Mary Gertrude (White) Merritt; married, April 17, 1965, to Ulysses Wilhelm Boykin; step-mother of Ulysses Boykin III (1959?-).
      Political family: Boykin family of Redford Township and Detroit, Michigan.
      The Nancy Boykin Continuing Education Center (closed 2010), an alternative school for pregnant teens in Detroit, Michigan, was named for her.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Ulysses Wilhelm Boykin (1914-1987) — also known as Ulysses W. Boykin — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., October 17, 1914. Republican. Journalist; candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1952; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1964 (alternate), 1976; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1980. Baptist. African ancestry. Member, Elks; Freemasons. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., September 26, 1987 (age 72 years, 344 days). Interment at Detroit Memorial Park West.
      Relatives: Married 1942 to Cecil Whittaker; married, April 17, 1965, to Nancy Smith (1919-2006); father of Ulysses Boykin III.


    Denton Cemetery
    Van Buren Township, Wayne County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Leone Fairbanks Burrell (1900-1959) — also known as Leone Burrell — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Adrian, Lenawee County, Mich., February 18, 1900. Republican. School teacher; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1940. Female. Died, from cervical cancer, in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich., June 15, 1959 (age 59 years, 117 days). Interment at Denton Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of Mr. Pearl Fairbanks (1877-1945) and Eugenia (Powell) Fairbanks (1878-1962); sister of Douglas Stanley Fairbanks; married to Leon Y. Burrell (1896-1982); second cousin thrice removed of Merton William Fairbank; third cousin twice removed of Charles Warren Fairbanks (1852-1918) and Newton Hamilton Fairbanks; third cousin thrice removed of Isaac Davis.
      Political family: Davis family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Glenwood Cemetery
    33501 Glenwood
    Wayne, Wayne County, Michigan
    Founded 1882
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      J. Jacob Stellwagen (1843-1923) — of Wayne, Wayne County, Mich. Born April 4, 1843. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1916 (alternate), 1920. Died January 7, 1923 (age 79 years, 278 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      Elizabeth Stellwagen (1870-1958) — of Wayne, Wayne County, Mich.; Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in 1870. Democrat. Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1932; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1936 (alternate), 1940; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1937-39. Female. Died in 1958 (age about 88 years). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Mt. Carmel Cemetery
    Wyandotte, Wayne County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Hubert Severe Amiot (1876-1937) — also known as Hubert S. Amiot — of Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Windsor, Ontario, February 26, 1876. Naturalized U.S. citizen; clothing merchant; dry cleaning business; mayor of Wyandotte, Mich., 1922-28; defeated, 1918. French Canadian ancestry. Died in Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich., May 7, 1937 (age 61 years, 70 days). Interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Severe Desire Amiot and Anna (Reaume) Amiot; married, September 10, 1904, to Ida Beatrice Murphy (1879-1962).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Victor Targonski (1914-1990) — of Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich., October 17, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 6th District, 1944, 1946; candidate for Michigan state board of education, 1947; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1948; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1948; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 16th District, 1950; Michigan state auditor general, 1955-56; circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1956-59; appointed 1956; defeated, 1959; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 21st District, 1962; candidate in primary for Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 1st District, 1966, 1974. Catholic. Member, Jaycees; Optimist Club; Knights of Columbus. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., December 31, 1990 (age 76 years, 75 days). Interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      William L. Cahalan (1925-1990) — of Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich.; Grosse Pointe Farms, Wayne County, Mich. Born November 30, 1925. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1952; Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney, 1967-83; circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1983-90. Died in Grosse Pointe Farms, Wayne County, Mich., May 2, 1990 (age 64 years, 153 days). Interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John C. Cahalan, Jr.; nephew of W. Leo Cahalan; grandson of John C. Cahalan, Sr. (1863?-?); first cousin of William Leo Cahalan.
      Political family: Cahalan family of Wyandotte, Michigan.
      W. Leo Cahalan (1893-1954) — of Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich. Born in 1893. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1924; candidate for University of Michigan board of regents, 1931; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1935; candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1945. Died in 1954 (age about 61 years). Interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John C. Cahalan, Sr.; brother of John C. Cahalan, Jr.; father of William Leo Cahalan; uncle of William L. Cahalan (1925-1990).
      Political family: Cahalan family of Wyandotte, Michigan.
      John C. Cahalan, Jr. — of Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1936; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 16th District, 1936; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1937-39. Interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John C. Cahalan, Sr.; brother of W. Leo Cahalan; father of William L. Cahalan (1925-1990); uncle of William Leo Cahalan.
      Political family: Cahalan family of Wyandotte, Michigan.
      John C. Cahalan, Sr. — of Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1928, 1932. Interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of W. Leo Cahalan and John C. Cahalan, Jr. (1896?-?); grandfather of William L. Cahalan and William Leo Cahalan.
      Political family: Cahalan family of Wyandotte, Michigan.


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