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Pitt County
North Carolina

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Pitt County

Index to Locations

  • Greenville Cherry Hill Cemetery
  • Greenville City Cemetery
  • Grifton St. John's Episcopal Church


    Cherry Hill Cemetery
    Greenville, Pitt County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Thomas Jordan Jarvis (1836-1915) — also known as Thomas J. Jarvis — of Greenville, Pitt County, N.C. Born in Jarvisburg, Currituck County, N.C., January 18, 1836. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lost his right arm; delegate to North Carolina state constitutional convention, 1865, 1875; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1868-71; Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1868, 1872; Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina, 1877-79; Governor of North Carolina, 1879-85; U.S. Minister to Brazil, 1885-88; U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 1894-95; delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1896. Died June 17, 1915 (age 79 years, 150 days). Interment at Cherry Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rev. B. H. Jarvis and Elizabeth Jarvis; married, December 23, 1874, to Mary Woodson.
      Cross-reference: Lee S. Overman
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
      Harry Skinner (1855-1929) — of Greenville, Pitt County, N.C. Born in North Carolina, 1855. Republican. Member of North Carolina state legislature, 1890; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 1st District, 1895-99; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 1902-10; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1904, 1908. Died in 1929 (age about 74 years). Interment at Cherry Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of Thomas Gregory Skinner (1842-1907).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    Charles L. Latham Charles Louis Latham (1880-1960) — also known as Charles L. Latham — Born in Greenville, Pitt County, N.C., December 18, 1880. U.S. Consul in Cartagena, 1909-11; Punta Arenas, 1911-15; Santos, 1915; Dundee, 1915-17; Kingston, 1917-23. Died March 10, 1960 (age 79 years, 83 days). Interment at Cherry Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Louis Charles Latham and Lavinia Emelia (Monteiro) Latham (1858-1891); married, February 18, 1903, to Elizabeth Matthews; grandson of Charles Latham (1811-1893).
      Political family: Latham family of Greenville and Plymouth, North Carolina.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: U.S. passport application (1916)
      Robert Lee Humber (1898-1970) — also known as Robert L. Humber — of Greenville, Pitt County, N.C. Born in Greenville, Pitt County, N.C., May 30, 1898. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Rhodes scholar; lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1956; member of North Carolina state senate 5th District, 1959-64. Baptist. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; Sigma Phi Epsilon; United World Federalists; American Legion; Rotary; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Farm Bureau; National Trust for Historic Preservation. Died November 10, 1970 (age 72 years, 164 days). Interment at Cherry Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Lee Humber and Lena Clyde (Davis) Humber; married, October 16, 1929, to Lucie Berthier.
      David Jordan Whichard (1862-1922) — also known as David J. Whichard — of Greenville, Pitt County, N.C. Born in 1862. Democrat. Postmaster at Greenville, N.C., 1913-22. Died in 1922 (age about 60 years). Interment at Cherry Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of David Fleming Whichard (1829-1877) and Violetta Hearne (Jordan) Whichard (1835-1911); married to Henrietta Sutton (1868-1957).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    City Cemetery
    Greenville, Pitt County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Louis Charles Latham (1840-1895) — also known as Louis C. Latham — of Plymouth, Washington County, N.C.; Greenville, Pitt County, N.C. Born in Plymouth, Washington County, N.C., September 11, 1840. Democrat. Major in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of North Carolina house of commons, 1864; member of North Carolina state senate, 1870; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 1st District, 1881-83, 1887-89. Died in Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, Md., October 16, 1895 (age 55 years, 35 days). Interment at City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles Latham (1811-1893) and Ann Taylor (Walker) Latham (1818-1857); father of Charles Louis Latham.
      Political family: Latham family of Greenville and Plymouth, North Carolina.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. John's Episcopal Church
    Grifton, Pitt County, North Carolina
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Donald Wheeler, Sr. (1923-1999) — of North Carolina. Born June 6, 1923. District judge in North Carolina, 1968-86. Died, of lung cancer, in Pitt County, N.C., January 9, 1999 (age 75 years, 217 days). Interment at St. John's Episcopal Church.


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